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MMA Diet: The Importance of Diet

Written on August 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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What's the importance of a proper diet plan for a MMA practitioner?

While there are number of recommended diets for a MMA practitioner, there is no clearly defined “MMA Diet.” That said, it stands to reason that these athletes stay in great condition by eating healthy foods, substituting muscles for fats and working out rigorously. A MMA diet is also important because a training without a proper nutrition program is like driving a car without gas.

There are several reasons why diet and nutrition plays a big role. You can learn them all by hitting the skip.

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Health Benefits of MMA Training

Written on August 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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MMA training is not just for its athletes. Even those who just want to feel and look better can find the many advantage of this kind of exercise program.

When thinking of a competitive activity for fitness, combat may not be the first thing that will come to your mind. However, MMA is increasing in reputation as a general exercise program. That said, Connor Adair listed a few of the advantages of this growing trend.

Learn them all after the jump.

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Lightweight Title Bout, Added to BAMMA 7 Fight Card

Written on June 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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BAMMA added a lightweight title bout, pitting current champ - Rob Sinclair - against Sengoku vet - Leonardo Santos - for BAMMA 7 on September.

Last Monday, British Association of Mixed Martial Arts announced a trio of fights for the promotion’s BAMMA 7 tournament. The fight card features a lightweight title bout between reigning champ, Rob Sinclair, and Sengoku vet, Leonardo Santos. Also in the card is a lightweight match between TUF 8 winner, Efrain Escudero, and Tim Radcliffe. Moreover, Matt Ewin will square off against Valentino Petrescu at middleweight.

BAMMA’s head of talent, Jude Samuel, said in an official statement:

“This is going to be a very explosive fight,” stated Jude Samuel, BAMMA’s head of talent, in an official release. “Leo is a world-class BJJ fighter, but when he fought Jason Ball, he actually out-boxed a boxer! Rob Sinclair, on the other hand, is one of the most explosive lightweights I’ve ever seen.”

BAMMA 7 will take place on September 10, at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

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UFC, Nominated for an Award at the Sports Business Award 2011

Written on March 15, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Kudos to UFC!

The UFC officials announced today that the top MMA promotion is a finalist for “Professional Sports League of the Year” at the 2011 Sports Business Awards.

UFC is nominated together with National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League (NFL) and Major League Soccer (MLS). The award-giving body was launched in the year 2008 as a part of the industry publication “SportsBusiness Journal.” The main purpose of the organization is to celebrate excellence in sports business. The winners will be announced this March 18 at the Marriott Marquis at Time Square in New York City.

The year 2010 is a great year for UFC. Last year, they created an all-out campiagn to promote MMA through different kinds of media. UFC continued to grow and expand. UFC even stepped up to merge with WEC. And last week, the purchase their biggest competitor, Strikeforce.

More power to UFC!

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Frankie Edgar Signs Under a New Management

Written on March 11, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Frankie Edgar is under new management in the name of Dominance MMA.

Weeks after UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and manager Shari Spencer broke apart, the fighter sealed a deal with a new management. MMAWeekly’s sources said that Edgar will start working with Dominance MMA headed up by Ali Abdel-Aziz. The team, together with Edgar’s wife Renee, will be handling the career of the fighter. Abdel-Aziz manages […]

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MMA: Not Included in Poll of Favorite Sports

Written on January 27, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Is MMA your favorite sport? Sorry dude, but it's not included in the list of choices for Harris Interactive's survey.

The polling firm, Harris Interactive, surveys Americans regularly to find out their favorite sports. Based on the current results, pro football is still America’s most popular sport, followed by baseball, college football, auto racing, basketball and hockey. However, you can’t see Mixed Martial Arts anywhere. The reason? MMA wasn’t even part of the poll.

According to Harris Interactive’s Senior Project Researcher, Samantha Braverman, respondents were asked to choose which they follow from a list of 20 sports. After that, respondents were asked to select their favorite. The Harris Interactive listed a tad full of not-so-popular sports in America, but Mixed Martial Arts was not included in the choices. Therefore, no numbers were available as to how many people consider MMA as their favorite sport.

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Frankie Edgar-Gray Maynard Rematch on UFC 130?

Written on January 17, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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"In 2008, Gray Maynard – after opening a modest underdog at +145 – closed as a nearly two-and-a-half-to-one (+250) underdog to Frankie Edgar in the three-round bout that Maynard won. Two years later, in Edgar's five-round title defense at UFC 125, I opened Gray Maynard a pick 'em, and all the support came in on Maynard driving the odds as high as -200 (two-to-one) in favor of Gray." ---MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa

A matchup between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) and Gray Maynard (10-0-1 MMA, 8-0-1 UFC) has opened as a pick ‘em bout.

MMA odds-maker, Joey Oddessa confirmed that he’s set the initial line at -115 for both fighters.

UFC president Dana White recently said that the fight will be held at UFC 130, which is expected to take place May 28 in Las Vegas.

“In 2008, Gray Maynard – after opening a modest underdog at +145 – closed as a nearly two-and-a-half-to-one (+250) underdog to Frankie Edgar in the three-round bout that Maynard won,” Oddessa said. “Two years later, in Edgar’s five-round title defense at UFC 125, I opened Gray Maynard a pick ‘em, and all the support came in on Maynard driving the odds as high as -200 (two-to-one) in favor of Gray.

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MMA: A History

Written on December 29, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Fighters came and went, promotions were merged, but people's love for MMA has never changed. And before the year ends, Fighting Insider is bringing you more of MMA's humble beginnings.

Last week, Fighting Insider has brought the reason why people love Mixed Martial Arts. For the longest time, readers were able to get news from different promotions like UFC, Pride and Bellator. Names of notable fighters like George St-Pierre, Anderson Silva and Randy Couture were also mentioned in this site a couple of times. More over, Fighting Insider have ranked your favorites MMA fighters in different categories. But behind all of these is a rich history of how Mixed Martial Arts began. That is why Fighting Insider will help you recall the humble beginnings of Mixed Martial Arts.

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MMA: What the Sport is All About?

Written on December 24, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Fans and audience have their own opinion on why they love Mixed Martial Arts. Here at Fighting Insider, we also have our own reason. But despite the differences, all fans have a common denominator.

Since the first UFC event in 1993, the popularity of mixed martial arts grew exponentially. Still, many view the sport as brutal and barbaric, and it is made solely for blood-thirsty fans. In one way or another, this idea can be true. Most audience watch the sport, not for its technicality, but also for its violent knock outs. The fact is, all major sports have and need the combination of brutality and technicality.

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MMA 101

Written on October 30, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Many fans of the mixed martial would want to be part of the sports. However, not everyone is cut for it. But if you're an eager-beaver, Fighting Insider got some tips for you.

Mixed martial arts is a dangerous sports that contain blood shed and physical contact. However, the fact remains that the sports spur in excitement to its many fans. That is why many of its audience are encouraged to train in order to get in promotions like UFC, Bellator and Pride. But being a professional fighter in mixed martial arts is not an easy task. Some makes the cut, and others go home empty-handed. But the question remains: How to be a professional MMA fighter?

Fighting Insider got some tips posted after the break.

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