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castleeb

  • joined Nov 17, 2009
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Follow My Jiu Jitsu Journey to Rio on Bloody Elbow

In my three years following MMA alongside the Bloody Elbow community I’ve worn many hats. Engineering major. Economics grad. Hobbyist musician. Weekend gym rat. Internships, odd jobs, hobbies and...

Kron Gracie: "I Will Probably Leave Jiu-Jitsu To Concentrate On MMA Next Year."

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"I’m curious to see how I will do in MMA. I don’t know yet, but probably I will leave to compete in Jiu-Jitsu to concentrate on MMA. I will not think too much about strategy and points as I do on the mat, it’s my style. "

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The King is Dethroned

Anderson Silva, the best fighter the UFC has ever seen and perhaps the best fighter the world has ever seen, lost last night. He went out in the crazy unbelievably reckless fashion that so many of...

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A Couple Classy Jiu Jitsu Tees

One of my training partners works as a graphic designer and dabbles with tee shirt design with hopes to fill the void in classy jiu jitsu apparel. I haven't shilled any products during my time as...

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On Triangles and Triangle Defense

Rather than studying for my looming finals, I've had a rather scintillating conversation about triangles from guard and the appropriate ways to defend them online. While this is an MMA site and...

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Castleeb: "They’ve got some work to do down there at the Official UFC Rankings"

It’s been a rough week for super camps and rankings. I could go on about how I thought either concept could go on to revolutionize MMA training and fan perception respectively, but instead I...

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New Lay Out Support Group

Today is the fated day. Bloody Elbow has turned their back on their faithful fans and changed everything. If you feel dissillusioned, stressed, angry, depressed, or just need someone to talk to,...

Chael Sonnen continues his thrashing of Jon Jones across all forms of media.

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Chael Sonnen continues his thrashing of Jon Jones across all forms of media.

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Evaluating the Chances: Pacquiao vs. Bradley

Let's assume that judges score fights for winners proportionally similar to the boxing press and fans collected on Fight Score Collector via cdn1.sbnation.com 248 of the 265 member sample...

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Jon Jones: a Story of Growth and Potential Leading into UFC 145 and UFC 146

In the wake of Overeem’s high epitestosterone results at the UFC 146 press conference fans and media alike have sought his replacement in even the most unlikely of places. Jones’ looming title...

Guillard Trained with Evans, Imperial Athletics Prior to UFC 136

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Guillard does not anticipate any conflict of interest in the cross training says, "I'm my own boss; my coaches work for me..."

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Break Out Fighter of the Year Front Runners: Daniel Cormier

Three months remain in 2011 and as the year draws to a close it’s time to take a look at the accomplishments in the books. As a fan of the sport, nothing excites me more than witnessing a fighter...

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My First BJJ Competition (Long Read)

I competed in my first BJJ competition over the past weekend. The competition was hosted by US Grappling and the rule set was submission only with no time limits. I have I have written this...

Big Nog looks to have put some pounds on during his time out with injuries. It's to be expected...

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Big Nog looks to have put some pounds on during his time out with injuries. It's to be expected considering the lengthy lay off, but just one more thing he has to worry about before his return at UFC 134. Source: Sherdog.com

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What the Heck does P4P Mean Anyway?

I've always been one for rankings. Even so, I would be one of the first to tell you that rankings are mostly useless, and always debatable. This especially concerns P4P rankings. While checking...

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Penn vs. Fitch: A Story of MMA Evolution and Judging

  The weeks leading into UFC 127 revealed brilliant match making by Joe Silva and the UFC. Pundits, fans, and fighters alike were split down the middle on who would win the welterweight number one...

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Uncertainty in the Heavyweight Rankings: StrikeForce Edition

Much has been made of the heavyweight rankings of late. Grown men play hot potato with the prestigious title of “Baddest Man on the Planet” as the number one slot has shifted three times in the...

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My BJJ Journey: Introduction

As a student at Virginia Tech (a school in the smack dab in Nowhere, Appalachia, USA) finding a BJJ class was a quest in its own right. In my first semester I eagerly checked the catalogue of...

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Increasing Decisions – and Who to Blame

Several analysts including BE's own Mike Fagan have noticed a slow and steady rise in decisions in the UFC. It seems a rise in decisions could indicate a decrease in the skill difference between...

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StrikeForce Fighter Activity Analyzed

StikeForce's heavyweight tournament could result in a shift of dominance in a marquee division. Unfortunately the proposed heavyweight tournament has widely been viewed with skepticism due the the...

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Joe Warren will not fight Omigawa at Dream 16

Dream's last card of the year takes a major hit as Joe Warren lets Sherdog Radio know that he will not fight Michihiro Omigawa at Dream 16 on September 23. From Sherdog.com: "It just didn’t work...

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Randy Couture vs. James Tony, a fan response

I believe the Couture/Tony match up is a rare mistake from UFC match maker Joe Silva. I should mention, I do not believe Tony  has much of a chance against Randy. The case against him is strong and...

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UFC and China: A Seperation of Politics and Business

Today Brent wrote an article regarding Dan Hardy’s tattoo, and his position regarding their pandering toward China. Brent is a fine editor, and has a fine point, but I tend to disagree. I do not...

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