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Posted 11-18-2010 at 02:22 PM by HitOrGetHit
As many fans of MMA know, as of January 2011, the WEC will become part of the MMA superpower that is the UFC. The last WEC card is expected to take place on December 16 of this year.

Many fans are very excited about this transition but I have to say, it will be sad watching the WEC go. An organization that always had interesting matchups and fantastic fights. Card's that exceeded the hype and were normally free to watch. Now this organization will be consumed by a much larger one.

The positives here are more than likely a larger salary for the WEC fighters. They will get more exposure on a higher level. They will also have more options about where to fight at.

The biggest negative, is the lightweights that will be cut. We also won't get the WEC superstars on free cards anymore. I think that all in all, the positives outweigh the negatives, but it will be a sad sight to watch the WEC turn into the UFC.

The fighters that are going to be in trouble will surely be Lightweight fighters. This is the only weightclass that the WEC and the UFC have in common which means the lightweight division will be massive post merge. This means that the UFC will have to trim down its roster and cut a good amount of fighters from the lightweight division that just are not at the level of UFC fighters yet.

So with all of this in mind I would like to bid farewell to this wonderful organization that I have come to love. I look forward to many good fights inside of the UFC. Goodbye World Extreme Cagefighting, it was fun while it lasted. Thank you for all of the good memories.

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Posted 11-18-2010 at 12:24 AM by Onganju
The plan for this week is to bring out the Heavy Bag and emphasize punching with power, learning to punch "by the numbers," lot's of punching combos, and to expand on basics of punch defense by introducing head movement. Well, initially that was the case. Turns out my trainee threw out his left shoulder earlier in the week. This is going to be challenging...

Day 3/Week 3 - Adjusting the Plan on the Fly

I. Review and Warm-up
A. Shadowboxing for 2...
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Posted 11-10-2010 at 11:19 PM by HitOrGetHit
As we all know Fedor Emelianenko was and still is by some believed to be the best Heavyweight fighter in the world today. But what happens when the best fighter loses a fight, and then no other fights are in the making? It leaves a lot of questions in fans minds. The one that I find myself asking is, after a loss and a layoff, will Fedor still be the same Fedor that we have all come to love to watch compete?

Fedor Emelianenko most recently lost a Strikeforce fight against Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace, Frabricio Werdum. Since then, Werdum was said to be injured, and Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem was in Japan competing in K-1. This left Fedor somewhat lost in the division. What happend next? Who knows. As of right now, nothing is scheduled for Fedor that we know of. He is slipping down more and more in various Pound for Pound rankings and still nothing.

This brings me to my next point. Should Fedor still be ranked in the top three Pound for Pound as he once was? The asnwer is not clear, but many people are certainly leaning torwards no.

[B][U]Fedor's Possible Fights for the Near Future[/U][/B]

Many people are calling for an immediate rematch with Fabricio Werdum. After finding out that Werdum may have been injured, fans called for a fight with reigning champion, alistair Overeem. A match that is definitely not deserved and is most definitely an insult to Fabricio Werdum.

A match that should be made is Fedor versus Antonio Silva. Silva is most definitely working his way up the rankings, and with Fedor coming off of a loss, it is a fight that will surely put one of them into title contention.

Whatever happens, hopefully Fedor comes back in his next fight and does well.

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Posted 11-07-2010 at 06:21 AM by Onganju
As a continuation from last week, this week's session will pick up on what was initially put in place last week and expand on it. All movements are done with correct form and technique in mind. I haven't yet made my trainee punch with a true emphasis on power (at this point).

Day 2/Week 2: Baby Steps... Small and Slow

I. Review of Last Session
A. Stance (Textbook Boxing Stance)
B. Footwork - Review the Slide and Step, Forward, Backwards, Left, Right....
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Posted 11-03-2010 at 06:18 AM by Onganju
I had recently offered a friend of mine some of my spare time to teach him the basics of boxing. I am (in intent and content) simply going to teach him basic techniques found within the sweet science, and a bit of applicable knowledge as to how it works. Because this is the first time I'm actually teaching someone anything about the Martial Arts in a structured manner, I decided that keeping a record of it would do me a world of good. So that is what this is going to be, a record of the training...
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