Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and the UFC

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The recent McGregor-Diaz match up did not disappoint. It was a 5-round war and was one of the best we’ve seen in recent MMA history. McGregor came out early and put Nate on his bottom a few times. Nate came back and swarmed him for the much of the remainder of the fight, knocking him down once and the fight ended with time running out just as Nate Diaz had taken him down and was mounting a ground and pound game.   Now before I go further let me say that I am a huge fan of both of these fighters. Personally I hope McGregor goes on to decimate fighters like Eddie Alvarez, and then eventually fight a rematch with Nate Diaz. Nevertheless I have some thoughts to get off my chest. Continue reading

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Jiu Jitsu in self defense: Basketball Leglock Incident

A basketball game turned rhetorical shouting match which soon turned into a physical confrontation when what clearly appears to be the more aggressive of the two takes a swing at the other.  The fight quickly goes to the ground and the aggressor ends up in a leg lock, and quickly subsides when he realizes he’s within seconds of not playing basketball for several months, and potentially never playing at whatever level he is currently playing (due to the reduced mobility he may later have to deal with).

Social media profiles quickly blew up with the message “sport jiu jitsu works for street self defense,” to which some critics responded with scathing reviews of how BJJ practitioner reacted.  One of the main criticisms Continue reading