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  • So February 2017 was eventful. The month brought probably the biggest period the gym has ever had. Don’t get me wrong – the MMA Academy is no stranger to the big stage. When I first joined the gym, Mike Wootten was on the cusp of the UFC, reaching the semi-finals of TUF: the Ultimate Fighter. […]

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  • It’s been a few weeks since I made my return to training at the MMA Academy. I’d been AWOL for two months. That last fight I had left me with a badly broken nose, so it was doctor’s orders to avoid any contact for a good while. Usually I’d still be able to roll with […]

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  • It feels weird still calling this blog “Boxers transition..”  The transition is complete.  When people ask, I no longer say I’m a boxer, or even the commonly used “I used to box but I’m doing MMA now”.  If they ask, I just stand there and adopt the ‘Crane Kick’ stance from the end of The […]

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  • Well, the transition is complete! This weekend I finally made my MMA debut. I’m no longer a boxer. I’m now an ex-boxer!  It’s been a long time coming. Injuries, illnesses, and rule changes in amateur boxing have all delayed what was inevitable…stepping inside the cage to represent the MMA Academy. I’d been matched up a […]

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  • Tim Barnett makes his eagerly awaited pro debut on ICE next weekend (quick interview here) and has penned the following blog on the mindset of being a fighter:- “For my next blog I want to talk about the power of positive thought. As part of the ever growing, ever successful mma team I’ve noticed massive […]

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  • I’m starting this blog from the hospital waiting room. Originally I had no intention of writing anything when I first came in, but I’ve been here 4 hours now so thought I may aswell do something productive. Plus if I don’t occupy myself I’ll end up skint and fat again – so far I’ve already […]

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  • Well, the MMA debut is fast approaching.  The weight is dropping off me.  Now that I’ve drew a line under the boxing career I feel like I’m progressing a lot quicker during classes.  Instead of worrying about things like how adopting a certain stance would make me pick up bad habits for boxing, I can […]

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  • Four weddings, three stag do’s, two trips abroad and about ten birthday parties. No – it’s not the title to the new Hugh Grant film – it’s the heavy few weeks break I had over the Summer. But I’m back now and ready to pick up where I left off. The only thing stopping me […]

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