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  • As highlighted in the chaotic build up to UFC 223 and the withdrawal of Tony Ferguson from the lightweight title fight, injuries are a recurring problem for those involved in mixed martial arts. In terms of MMA competition, athletes are subjected to high-intensity striking, and concussions, contusions and lacerations are frequently experienced by the participants. […]

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  • My name is Elliot Jessett and I have just begun my MMA journey. I will be providing updates and blog posts as I go through the MMA Academy development programme and also writing articles relating to training, fitness, diet and all things MMA. The popularity of MMA has skyrocketed in recent years with more and […]

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  • At the risk of making this a 10 million word essay, I’m going to try to cover everything that’s gone on at the MMA Academy during early summer. I’ve had to skim over most things to condense it all into this short blog, so I’ll maybe talk over stuff in more detail next time I’m […]

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  •   I’m no MMA ‘expert’ by any stretch of the imagination, but I get the impression that the sport goes through periods where certain fighting styles become latest trend to show success.   When the UFC was first incepted, Jiu Jitsu was all the rage, with the Royce Gracie exploding onto the scene and subbing […]

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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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