Taking a quick break from UFC 120 media day in London today. For those of you that don’t know about media day for the fighters, it’s an entire day of interviews, photo shoots, and press, which always gets me even more hyped for the fight.
Picked up my sponsor car from NK Motor Group in Derby yesterday. Nice KIA Cee’d CRDi in Black. 62 mpg! and a big boot for all my training stuff! Big thanks to Sanjeev Kumar and his team over there for the local support. Don’t be surprised if you locals see me hoping around Nottingham in it.
In other news, Xyience has release a brand new signature T-Shirt designed by yours truly. I know art school would come in handy. It’s kind of my take on the recognizable Exploited T-Shirt (love that band). For my UK friends, I know they don’t ship internationally, but we should have some available for you guys in my own web store soon. They will also be available at Xyience appearances with me. Click here to get it through their webstore.
A lot of you have been writing and tweeting about my bandanas for this fight. Yes, we will have new ones! I promise. I like to do things myself, so you guys know they are coming from me, and you can imagine, things get kinda crazy around this time. But we should have some up in the next couple weeks. For now, go see my friend Noel at Fight Mafia where you can purchase my current bandanas.
Training is awesome. Ollie Richardson (Fighter Strength) and Steve have me knackered, but fit with ammunition, on a regular basis. And Team Rough House are with me every step of the way. And no, I’m no revealing my secret weapon on this one, so you guys can stop asking! That’s why it’s a secret!
Ok, back to media day. I’ll be continuing to post on here when I can.
Hey guys, starting shortly after my fight, I’ll be doing a nationwide MMA seminar tour of the US with Roger Huerta and Scott Epstein. I’ve done lots of seminars in the UK, but until now, not really too many in the US. So, I’m looking forward to seeing new faces (and old ones). If I’m in your city, and you train sign up! Or even if you don’t, come by at least! And if you can’t come by, recommend me some good places to eat in your home town. I won’t be dieting!
See the Just Cause MMA website for more details and dates. I’ll be updating my website “Events” section soon with all of them.
“JUST CAUSE MMA SEMINAR SERIES is a series of MMA training and participation seminars. SERIES #1, featuring Dan Hardy, Roger Huerta & Scott Epstein, begins in Nashville, TN on November 5, 2010. The first series will hit 39 Markets in 47 days. Each seminar will be 6 1/2 hours long.
Partnering with local gyms and Martial Arts establishments, JUST CAUSE is bringing the athletes to you. We look forward to seeing you out there.”» Continue Reading...
Everything is going really well! Training camp is feeling positive. Weight monitoring is going well, so I treated myself to fish and chips tonight with curry sauce and mushy peas.
Been buying a lot of records recently and just kinda throwing myself head first into music from the 60′s and 70′s: Doors, Bob Dylan, The Who, The Beat, The Police, The Beatles, etc. etc. Stuff really does sound better on vinyl.
It seems my last column in the Evening Post has stirred up quite a reaction on the forums. It’s nice to have people agreeing with me for once. Just to be clear, and for those of you that didn’t read the original article, I wasn’t having a dig at wrestling in MMA, I just find it frustrating watching fights where people are not trying to get the finish. Clinging on to someone for 15 minutes is just like running away from someone for 15 minutes, in my opinion.
Good to Ross Pearson at Fight Night 22. Black ribbons all around for Cole Miller. Hahaha =)
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By photographer, author, and friend, Lee Whitehead. It was an honour to write the forward for this great record of our history.
“Blunt Force Trauma is the unique story of Mixed Martial Arts as seen through the lens of fighter/photographer Lee Whitehead, who has followed the meteoric rise of the sport. His knowledge and experience put him in an unrivalled position to capture both the savagery and ferocity they exhibit in the cage, as well as a side of MMA that the public rarely sees – the humanity and humility of these modern-day gladiators.”
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For those of you that don’t already know, I keep a weekly blog on the Notts Evening News website.
This past one has stirred up a bit of discussion:
“Rather than saying ‘oh, these guys can’t wrestle’, I think the problem is there’s beginning to be too much wrestling in UFC Octagon, not too little of it in the gym. There are a lot of people out there calling themselves ‘UFC fighters’ who are nothing of the kind. In the UFC, you should go for finishes.” Click here to read the rest of the blog
Getting opinions from my fans (and haters, not leaving you out…) on my FB fan page in the discussions section:
I’ve gotten so many emails and tweets requesting merchandise, that I figured it was time to start getting some done! Right now we have my weigh-in T-Shirt from UFC 111 in Men’s and Women’s. We plan on getting some more merchandise made up soon. We’re taking your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would really love to hear any ideas about what you guys would like to see in the store, so don’t hesitate to email us!
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I had the pleasure of rolling with an amazing person yesterday: Tyler Ransom. This 9-year-old super star was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome at a young age, but it doesn’t stop him from preforming with top athletes. There is no cure for Nephrotic Syndrome or FSGS, but Tyler hopes that this video will encourage people to go to his website and learn more about both diseases and how you can support the effort to find a cure. Please visit Tyler’s website at: http://healingtyler.blogspot.com
I was really an honor for me to have this opportunity. And if any of you are interested in bringing Tyler to your gym to give you an arm bar and do a presentation about Nephrotic Syndrome please contact: Marlon@thebelieveitllc.com or call 323-387-0068.» Continue Reading...
Hi friends, I know it’s been awhile. I’ve been so busy, I’ve barely had time to update my site.
Things to look out for in the near future:
• Going to Vancouver this weekend to support my friend, Mac Danzig. I’ll be doing a radio show this Friday, June 11: the Jeff O’Neil show on 99.3 FM, the Fox! Punkass, Skrape, Ben Rothwell, Dan Hardy, Mike “Joker” Guymon, Anthony Pettis. It’s from 8:30am – 9:30am.
• Also doing an autograph signing with the UFC in Vancouver. Details are here!
• New photos of my tattoo sleeve! I’m waiting to get it finished before I get some proper photos of it. Sung Song at Unbreakable Tattoo in Studio City, CA is doing it, and it’s looking amazing!
• New photos and video of my new car! I just got a ’69 Pontiac Le Mans with a mean engine. TapouT and Fight! Magazine have been buy to get some footage of it, so I’ll try and update you once that’s up!» Continue Reading...
My little sister is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in a couple weeks. She is taking donations for her climb, which will be donated to three different cancer charities. It’s a very long way up that mountain, so please show her support by helping her reach her target donation amount. It would mean a lot to me. RIP Grandad. Good luck, Gem! Have a great climb!
You can donate through her Just Giving page here: http://www.justgiving.co.uk/leanne-gemma-treck
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