December 5, 2013
Big congrats to Sean Soriano, who will be making his UFC debut against Kawajiri in Singapore.
Big call to get for a young man, but I know Sean is up to it. Way to go buddy!
December 4, 2013
Apparently, being a major motion picture star has its perks. I saw these photos today and I immediately stormed into the Jaco offices.
"Why don't I have my own track suit?!"
Are you starring in a major motion picture, Ryan?
And then security escorted me out of the building.
But a big congrats to Chris Pine for looking so dapper on set in his Jaco track suit. I'm jealous. (And for starring with Brooklyn Decker, but that's a whole seperate blog post.) The movie is set for release in May, 2014.
And any Hollywood producers out there, I'm ready for my close up.
December 3, 2013
Hockey isn't just for Canadians or states that actually get snow.
While we are dealing with sunshine and possibly wearing a light hoodie, we can't forget it is still winter and it is hockey season.
A big thank you to the Florida Panthers for having Rashad come out to check out a game against the Penguins. Apparently Rashad is not good luck, as the Panthers lost.
Way to go, Suga.
Then we headed back to Rashad's place to watch the TUF Finale. Romeo was not pleased with all the commercials.
December 2, 2013
Big congrats to our friend Tom Niinimaki, victorious at the TUF Finale in Vegas. He faced Rani Yahya, who is an absolute jiu jitsu beast. Tom held his own and really proved himself in his first UFC fight.
November 29, 2013
There was no feast last night, instead, regular food was eaten because there are fights to win. Abel Trujillo sparring this morning, on his black and blue Friday.
Don't forget, deals all weekend right here on the site, up to 40%! Don't miss out. Shop away so you can look fresh.
November 28, 2013
No rest this morning. We will feast on victories.
And don't forget, Black Friday sales all weekend!
November 27, 2013
Buddy Lee came by the gym one more time, to walk the guys through a typical jump rope workout, while also showing off some of his moves. Check it out!
November 25, 2013
After a nice weekend in New York City shooting at Glory 12, I came home to Florida and who was at our gym but none other than Buddy Lee, showing Rashad Evans some moves.
Watch the video below of him putting on a quick performance.
November 22, 2013
Will we see you in the cage again soon, Mr. Evans?
November 20, 2013
On Wednesday mornings, we all gather around the cage and watch as new fresh men are rotated in to beat up their friend to make him better.
Basically this is set up to mimic fight night, with 5 minute rounds and coaches yelling instruction.
Abel Trujillo (fighting 12/14 at UFC on Fox) & Michael Johnson (fighting 12/28 at UFC 168) Kamaru Usman v Abel
I pretty much get to see PPV level fights for free, with the best seat in the house.
No Bruce Buffer though.
You win some, you lose some.
November 19, 2013
He does not want your days off.
Not even 3 days after defeating Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 in Vegas, Rashad Evans was back in the gym to help Anthony Johnson get ready for his fight with Mike Kyle at WSOF.
Luckily for Rashad, he decided to return for Kenny Monday's wrestling class, which is a walk in the park.
If the park was operated by an Olympic gold medalist wrestler that likes to put guys through 8 rounds of brutal non stop wrestling.
That's one heck of a park.
Welcome back, Suga.
November 18, 2013
Every once in awhile, I learn something new and it shocks my foundation. I mean, don't get me wrong. I'm not the brightest bulb in the batch and I learn something new all the time. But tonight, Eddie Alvarez (who refuses to take a break after winning the Bellator LW Championship and is still in the gym working out) told me that in Japan, his nickname is "Monster Kid."
So you mean to tell me Eddie has been sitting on that gem of a nickname this whole time?
I'm bringing back Monster Kid. Be ready.
Gonna be a busy few weeks here, as we have Junior Killer, Abel Trujillo, Michael Johnson, Guto Inocente, & Siyar Bahadurzada fighting before the year is over.
And last but certainly not least, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, facing Mike Myle at WSOF in Vancouver, CAN.
Unlike Eddie and Monster Kid, AJ has had the Rumble nickname for awhile. It's well deserved.
But it's no Monster Kid.