I went to Minnesota and stayed for almost 2 months. I stayed in Minneapolis with my friend, Roger Huerta, “The Warrior,” Dave Menne, and up-and-coming fighter Eric Leija. The experience was great. The house we lived in was the ideal fighter’s house, with matted floors for rolling, wrestling, and just being safer working out on something hard, even if you only kick pads. We had access to 3 or 4 gyms whenever needed. I was just coming off a WBC title fight that was declared a draw (it was a BS decision to be called a draw – check out You Tube for the fight) so although I had gained 15 or so pounds after dieting and cutting, I was still in good shape. I got some time in with up-and-coming MMA standout Nick Compton, as well. With Roger Huerta overseeing my training, my ground game has improved more than just fair – it’s like I went from a 2.0 to a 5.5 in a matter of weeks. Roger and Dave’s conditioning was top-notch. They did insane intense hill sprints, lifted heavy weights (I like! I like!) and Roger’s plyometrics are sick – the guy’s like a ninja. Again, we had access to top-notch facilities–which was great–or we could stay home and do whatever we needed.
So weeks went by as I stayed training 24/7 (which I do anyway, physically and mentally). So I am thinking of what I must critique when I am not physically training to improve upon these things..
I remember Roger getting a call that my opponent was backing out; this happened about 5-7 times throughout training. I continued training because whatever I learn and improve on isn’t only for that fight but for every MMA fight in the future. Besides, I thought they’d have a fair opponent for me at my MMA level. Not! So I continue to help Roger prepare his standup for his upcoming fights.
All in all, the experience was great just wish I could have gotten to fight. Next time. God bless you all.
The body of excellence (Manny Pacquiao) the unbreakable mind ( Juan Marquez) . The mind is stronger than the body, the mind controls the body , the mind knows the bodies actions before the body reacts. Juan displayed the future of elder athletes in fight sports which is now. Juan using his mind to predict and effectively counter a fair amount of attack’s from Pac man. It was a great fight. I am happy it was such a great fight for the sport of boxing. Congrats to Pac man. Big ups to Juan for a great fight which leave’s most feeling a controversial decision which most feel should of went his way. As they say you have to beat the chamipon to win the fight when your the challenger. Juan was the matador and was great at that. He was also a bull at times and was great at that as well. Pac was working ,working working. He was relentless. Pac- man has become a bit predictable because he has fine tuned his basic’s so everytime he threw a combo Juan knew he’d be exiting to his right( juan’s left ) thinkng it would be difficult to be countered that way but Juan was able to counter this often. Exiting after a combo like that when your a south paw is the basic and right thing to do.Juan knew this and used it against him sometimes. GREAT FIGHT. No comment on the decision just happy it was a great fight! Rematch next May! Lastly alot of people are pissed ya’ll will be hearing alot of this
Pacquiao’s pissed or at least he was pissed. Why pissed you ask? Well it seems that Juan flew to the Philippines wearing a shirt that read ” We were robbed”. The short read that because of the close decision lose in ” 08. Marquez is a great and tough fighter and this is sure to be another historic boxing match.
Who do you think will win the 3rd fight? I gotta go with Ma……………………………. 😉
2 mixed martial artist were in LA for an grappling tournament. While walking througb there hotel lobby they saw the hotel clerk being held up at gun point. Brent Alaveraz and Billy Denney jump the robber and finished off with a rear naked choke to save the day. They held him there until the police arrived to the scene. Vids on my facebook page of the actual event.
This is a short teaser from the great promotions team at Elite Boxing TV that I worked with earlier this year. It is a promo video for the fight fought against Kaoklai Kaennorasing. Check it out! Will post the fight as soon as it’s released!!
About 3-4 weeks ago I was 88 kilo’s and lifting heavy eating 35,00-4,000 calories a day to increase and test my pure strength.I use to be able to squat 505 lbs for 1 repetiton.I was about 200lbs then.It took me about 4 years to go from 155 lbs to 198-202lbs.I lifted heavy everyday and for a while two times daily.I ate very well.What I mean by well is I ate high amounts of clean carbs and proteins with lots of veggies.Now I am still quite strong when I fight and my thick muscle although not as dense as before is very much like armor.
Video of me lifting is on my facebook profile.Check it out