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KJ Gould

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UFC, Jon Jones And The 'Individual Fighter - Team Player' Paradox

The fallout from Jon Jones declining to fight Chael Sonnen and the cancellation of UFC 151 is still being felt. KJ Gould points out the paradox of needing to be a team player in an individual sport.

Billy Scott vs Yoji Anjoh, UWFi in the early 1990's. Billy Scott is considered to be the best...

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Billy Scott vs Yoji Anjoh, UWFi in the early 1990's. Billy Scott is considered to be the best American student to come out of Billy Robinson's UWFi Snake Pit gym, and in this great worked match has a lot of Catch Wrestling action between the two. Even the finish is very Billy Robinson inspired.

Erik Paulson shows the finer points in leg positioning and grip breaks used for securing the...

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Erik Paulson shows the finer points in leg positioning and grip breaks used for securing the armbar, some of which can be seen in Ronda Rousey's fights.

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Texas Open Freestyle Sambo & Catch Wrestling Tournament August 18th In Austin

Austin Sports Center, this Saturday Eclectic Combat Systems & Rubicon Fightsport are pleased to announce the 2012 Texas Freestyle Sambo & Catch Wrestling Open Championships to be held on August...

Karl Gotch, Andre The Giant (then as 'Monster Roussimoff'), and Billy Robinson, for the IWE in...

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Karl Gotch, Andre The Giant (then as 'Monster Roussimoff'), and Billy Robinson, for the IWE in Japan, 1971

UFC 150 Results: Dana White Remains Neutral And Ultimately Unhelpful Regarding Judging Issue

Dana White remains neutral to MMA's judging problem, as seen yet again in Saturday's controversial decision outcome to UFC 150's title fight between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar. KJ Gould...

UFC On Fox Reminds Us Eye Pokes Is Fighter Issue, Not Glove Issue

Wagner Prado was the latest victim of an eye poke in MMA when accidentally caught by Phil Davis at UFC on Fox 4. Joe Rogan believes the issue may be the open finger glove design, but could stricter...

Tim Sylvia And The Unfair Catch 22 Preventing His UFC Return

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UFC President Dana White claims former UFC Champion Tim Sylvia needs to beat opponents of worth to get back into the UFC, but is White setting Sylvia an impossible task in the process with all the...

UFC Extends Deal With ESPN UK For One Year

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UFC and ESPN UK sign a one year contract extension for live events coverage in the British Isles, starting this Saturday with UFC on Fox 4 Shogun Vs Vera. Find out more details about the deal at...

This is the first professional wrestling match Karl Gotch had in Japan, back in 1961 against...

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This is the first professional wrestling match Karl Gotch had in Japan, back in 1961 against Michiaki Yoshimura in the JWA. It would be 10 years later that Gotch returned to Japan to put over upstart Antonio Inoki in the first New Japan Pro Wrestling show, and set forth in motion the beginnings of what would become Japanese MMA.

Karl Gotch Week: Rest In Peace Kamisama, 'God Of Wrestling' 1924 - 2007

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Karl Gotch Week continues on the anniversary of his death on July 28th, 2007. KJ Gould reminds us of the importance of Gotch and pays tribute to the arguable forefather of Japanese Mixed Martial...

Karl Gotch Week: Yoshiaki Fujiwara And The Tradition Of Submission

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Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Gotch's best student and the only man to be endorsed by Gotch in his style of Catch Wrestling. Find out Fujiwara's influence in Shoot...

Karl Gotch Week: Satoru Sayama, Shooto And The Style Of Japanese Catch Wrestling

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Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at how his Catch Wrestling student Satoru Sayama would form perhaps the first MMA promotion in the world Shooto, which also became a hybrid martial arts style...

Karl Gotch Week: This is the first professional wrestling match Karl Gotch had in Japan, back in...

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Karl Gotch Week: This is the first professional wrestling match Karl Gotch had in Japan, back in 1961 against Michiaki Yoshimura in the JWA. It would be 10 years later that Gotch returned to Japan to put over upstart Antonio Inoki in the first New Japan Pro Wrestling show, and set forth in motion the beginnings of what would become Japanese MMA.

Karl Gotch Week

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From July 23rd to July 29th, it's Karl Gotch Week at Bloody Elbow. Find out more about one of the lesser known but equally important forefathers of Mixed Martial Arts, Catch Wrestling and...

UFC 149 Results: Cheick Kongo Vs Shawn Jordan Was A Good Fight

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The Heavyweight fight between Cheick Kongo and Shawn Jordan at UFC 149 was widely derided, and none were more vocal than president Dana White. KJ Gould argues the fight was actually good, if only...

Keysi: The Martial Art Of Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight' Movies

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Keysi Fighting Method is the real life fighting style employed by Batman in the Christopher Nolan directed 'The Dark Knight' movie trilogy, but does it have any application in the world of MMA? KJ...

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Off Topic - A Few Words Of Warning

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UFC 148 Results: The Legal Gray Area Of Anderson Silva's Knee On Chael Sonnen

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Anderson Silva defeated Chael Sonnen at UFC 148, though debate still rages on the legality of the knee Silva threw at a downed Sonnen. KJ Gould explains the gray area of the move at Bloody Elbow.

UFC 148: Anderson Silva Shoulder Strikes Face Of Chael Sonnen

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The UFC 148 Weigh Ins are done, both main eventers Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen made the Middleweight Championship limit, but the stare down was not without incident. Check out the video of...

UFC 148: Chael Sonnen's Mean Street Pizza Raffling Off Signed Controversial T-Shirt

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Ahead of UFC 148, Chael Sonnen produces a controversial t-shirt that's sure to provoke and upset Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and his fellow Brazilians. Find out the latest line the...

Coaches' Corner: The Role Of 'The Guard' In MMA

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Ahead of UFC 148 and the Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen rematch, KJ Gould asks a panel of MMA coaches from different backgrounds what they think the role of the Guard is in MMA.

I fully understand training smart, however, that is not an excuse to train at an intensity less...

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I fully understand training smart, however, that is not an excuse to train at an intensity less than your best. Few can train with top level intensity day in and day out. Those that do, and are mentally and physically tough, are usually the ones winning. The most important aspect of training smart, is how you live outside of your training. What you eat, when you eat, how much sleep you get, what you are and aren't drinking, what your smoking...and why. There are exceptions (real champions of your sport-UFC Champion, Black Belt Pan Am/Mundial Adult BJJ Champions, Olympic and World Champions, NCAA Champions), and when you are one of those exceptions then you can do what you you will. However, if you have a gol (sic) to be your best, then everything you do must be in line with that goal. It will be extremely difficult, you may hate it at times, but the inner passion, the love for the sport, and mental and physical toughness that doesn't allow you to quit drives you by the hour. That same drive and passion also stops you from doing the things that will take you a step back from your goal. In the end no one but yourself will kow if you really did everything you could have, and didn't do the things you shouldn't have. Hopefully, when it is all said and done, you will have no regrets - regardless if you made your goal or not - because you truly poured your heart, soul and body into your pursuit.

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UFC On FX 4: Why Is Jose Aldo's No #1 Contender Hatsu Hioki On The Fuel TV Prelims?

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The consensus ranked number #2 Featherweight in the world Hatsu Hioki has been relegated to the UFC On FX 4 preliminary card, that airs on Fuel TV Friday night, while fighters of lesser relevance...

Working Out The UFC And UK Relationship In 2012 And Beyond

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Stefan Struve vs Stipe Miocic is a fair main event for UFC on Fuel TV 5, but not exactly one that will set the UK fans on fire. British writer KJ Gould looks at the difficult relationship between...

UFC Bloody Elbow Roundtable: Has Fighter Insurance Been A Good Thing?

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The Bloody Elbow staff discuss whether the UFC Fighter Insurance implemented over a year ago has been a good thing, or if its to blame for the rash of fighters dropping out of fights in recent...

USA Defeats Russia In Second Beat The Streets Freestyle Dual Meet In New York City

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Team USA took on Team Russia in New York City, New York for the second year running, and again won the dual at the Beat The Streets Gala in Times Square. Find out more on how they did, as well as...

Coaches' Corner: Are MMA Fighters Getting Injured From Training Too Hard?

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With Michael Bisping and Brian Stann the latest victims of the UFC injury bug, KJ Gould asks some fighters and coaches if they believe these injuries are being caused by fighters training too hard....

Prometheus Star Charlize Theron Loves UFC

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Prometheus start Charlize Theron reveals to Conan O'Brian she's a massive fan of the UFC and is obsessed with it. Find out how she got into the UFC and what she has to say about its fighters at...

Roy Wood, coach at the famed 'Snake Pit' catch wrestling gym, was one of the Olympic Torch bearers...

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Roy Wood, coach at the famed 'Snake Pit' catch wrestling gym, was one of the Olympic Torch bearers as the flame was carried through Wigan, Bolton and the surrounding areas in the North West of England as part of the pre-2012 Summer Games celebrations. Wood is pictured with daughter Andrea, and will be coaching Maria Dunn of Guam at the Women's Olympic Freestyle event in London. HT Richard Moore.

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