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Connor Ruebusch

  • joined Feb 15, 2013
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
  • posts 211
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I'm a passionate fan of all combat sports, but especially MMA and boxing. I analyze striking, and I like to think that I'm pretty good at it. I'm currently training to compete as an amateur boxer, and hope to someday train with my long-distance mentor in all things boxing, Luis Monda.

Oh, I also do a podcast called Heavy Hands. Check it out.

A Fan Of...

  • Boxing Floyd Mayweather, Jomthong Chuwattana, Juan Manuel Marquez, Andre Ward, Mike McCallum, Bernard Hopkins, Joe Louis, Guillermo Rigondeaux
  • MMA Lyoto Machida, Demian Maia, Josh Barnett, Jose Aldo, James Toney
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Judo Chop: Boxing Tricks with Maynard and Pearson

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Gray Maynard and Ross Pearson put on a thoroughly entertaining display of boxing in their co-main event slot on the UFC's 47th Fight Night event in Bangor, Maine. BE's striking specialist Connor...

The Science of Ground & Pound: Series Introduction

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch takes his first foray into grappling--well, kind of. Introducing a new series exploring the many facets of striking on the ground, arguably the true...

Judo Chop: What Happened to Gray Maynard?

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Title challenger one day, near-washout the next. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch analyzes the changes in Gray Maynard's approach to fighting that have contributed to his rapid decline.

Judo Chop: Lawler's Transitional Fighting, part 2

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BE's striking specialist breaks down the most intriguing sequences from Robbie Lawler's thrilling victory over Matt Brown from the main event of UFC on Fox 12.

Judo Chop: Lawler's Transitional Fighting, part 1

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down just what allowed Robbie Lawler to beat the best-ever incarnation of Matt Brown in the main event of UFC on Fox 12.

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Canelo vs Lara dissected (video)

BLH's boxing analyst Connor Ruebusch breaks down the, unfortunately, underappreciated chess match that took place between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Erislandy Lara on July 12th, 2014.

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Canelo Alvarez: Young Gun (Video)

BE's striking specialist breaks down the pressure game of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in preparation for his big PPV showdown with Cuban master Erislandy Lara.

Sexiness vs Deadliness: UFC 175

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch and his girlfriend Brittany make picks for every fight on the UFC 175 card. Sexiness or deadliness, which is the better prediction criterion?

Judo Chop: Lyoto Machida's Mind Control

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Lyoto Machida knows exactly how to get inside your head and make you do what he wants. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down how the Karate master reads his opponents so well.

Gaps in the Armor: How to beat Chris Weidman

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Lyoto Machida has a mighty task ahead of him as he prepares to face UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down what Machida will need...

Pivotal Moments: Swanson vs Stephens, part 2

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down rounds 3 through 5 of the spectacular back-and-forth fight between top featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Cub Swanson.

Pivotal Moments: Swanson vs Stephens, part 1

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the first two rounds of Swanson vs Stephens, a fantastic tactical battle between two top featherweight power punchers.

UFC 174 Tech Recap part two: Good MMA

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch, having already delved into the crap, now turns to the good moments from UFC 174, including Demetrious Johnson's exhibition of technical clinching against...

Judo Chop: Artem Levin and the Case for Boxing

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the boxing-heavy game of Artem Levin, who just may be the new best kickboxer in the world.

Opinion: Less Guerrero hype, more Alexander praise

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BLH's Connor Ruebusch urges fans and spectators of boxing to tone down the cries of adulation for brutal wars like Guerrero vs Kamegai, and do the sport a favor by praising technical battles like...

Ava Knight expresses promoter woes on Twitter

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Ava Knight, one of the best female boxers in the world, has taken to Twitter to ask for help from her supporters, claiming that the people in control of her contract are keeping her from getting...

UFC 174 Tech Recap part 1: Bad MMA

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the WORST parts of UFC 174, an underwhelming card full of unimpressive performances. Sometimes that's the way it goes.

Maidana no longer working with Alex Ariza

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Robert Garcia and Marcos Maidana will no longer be working with notorious strength & conditioning coach Alex Ariza, according to Maidana's manager.

UPDATED: Crawford and Gamboa talk smack on Twitter

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Yuriorkis Gamboa and Terence Crawford take to Twitter to exchange barbs prior to their June 28 bout for Crawford's WBO lightweight title.

Outboxing a Southpaw: Cotto's Footwork Clinic

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Yes, Sergio Martinez was not in tip-top shape, but neither was Miguel Cotto his usual self. Bad Left Hook's Connor Ruebusch breaks down the newfound footwork that gave Cotto the upper hand in last...

Solving Styles: Archie Moore, pt 2

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In this new series, BE's striking analyst Connor Ruebusch delves into history and more to explore some of boxing's most recognizable fighting systems. Part 2 of the first installment breaks down...

Solving Styles: Archie Moore, part 1

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In this new series, BE's striking analyst Connor Ruebusch delves into history and more to explore some of boxing's most recognizable fighting systems. Archie Moore's famous cross-armed guard is...

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13th Round (video): Thoughts on Cotto vs Martinez

What a fight! Where does Sergio Martinez go from here? What's next for Miguel Cotto? Who is Marvin Sonsona? Connor Ruebusch and Fraser Coffeen of Bad Left Hook recap and discuss the entire main...

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Scott and Connor preview Cotto vs Martinez

Scott Christ and Connor Ruebusch of Bad Left Hook preview the full pay-per-view card of this weekend's HBO event, Cotto vs. Martinez.

Sergio Martinez, the Fading Artist

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Bad Left Hook's Connor Ruebusch breaks down the mezmerizing style of Sergio Martinez as the aging master prepares to fight Miguel Cotto this Saturday, June 7th on HBO pay-per-view.

The Ringcraft of Miguel Cotto

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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch delves into the surprisingly deep bag of tricks possessed by Miguel Cotto, who faces Sergio Martinez this Saturday on HBO pay-per-view.

Quotes from Cotto-Martinez final presser

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A collection of the most memorable quotes from today's final Cotto-Martinez press conference, featuring Sampson Lewkowicz, Freddie Roach, and the fighters themselves.

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Watch Cotto vs Martinez final presser, live now

Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez meet up in New York today for the final presser before their showdown at Madison Square Garden this Saturday, June 7th. Watch the video live on Bad Left Hook.

Technique Recap: UFC Fight Madness, part 2

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Part two of this week's Technique Recap finishes up the Weekend of a Thousand Fights with some of the best moments of technique and strategy from the Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale in Sao Paolo....

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