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Our Guide On How To Become A UFC Champion

Today we are going to talk you through the disciplines you need to become the best fighter on the planet.

Stand up

The obvious place to start is on your feet as that’s how every match starts. Whether it’s Boxing, Kickboxing or Muay Thai, you need to do something. Boxing has always been one of the biggest sports in the world for a reason. But we are talking about MMA now and as I’m sure you have all seen for yourselves, knees and kicks can do so much more than just knock a guy out. Just like in Bellator 158 when Micheal “Venom” Page landed a vicious knee on Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos.
Cyborg Santos broken skull

He actually broke his skull during that fight.

Or when Edson Barboza’s hit Terry Etim with a spinning back kick at UFC 142 in Rio De Janeiro. One of the worst knockouts in UFC history.

Kickboxing and Muay Thai will not just make you a better fighter. Training in them will also help you defend yourself a lot better as you will be able to see moves coming earlier if you are familiar with them. Whether it’s the way the guy drops his arm as he goes for the kick. Or how he goes to his toes before he jumps for that flying knee. Either of these disciplines will benefit you greatly.

Don’t just rely on one aspect of your game

You can be the best guy in the world on your feet but if you haven’t got anything else about your game then I wouldn’t advise getting into the octagon. Just like with James Toney when he stepped into the ring at UFC 118 to fight against Randy Couture. Couture whose background is in wrestling, made it look easy. He might not be known for his ground game but he still schooled Toney. And sent out a pretty clear statement that the next Boxer who wants an MMA fight might want to think again.

August 28, 2010; Boston, MA; USA; Randy Couture (black trunks) and James Toney fight at UFC 118 in Boston, MA. Couture won via 1st round choke.

Why You Need Wrestling

Just like Toney, Royce Gracie is another fighter who relied too heavily on one discipline. Known for being one of the best BJJ guys in the world. The legend was caught out and defeated by Matt Hughes at UFC 60. Although former UFC Champion Royce was one of the best on the ground in the world. It doesn’t count for much if you can’t get the other guy down on the floor to tap them out. Hughes demonstrated this perfectly. With a background in wrestling. Hughes stopped Royce getting him down and showed him just why you need to be an all-rounded fighter to make it in this world.

Why Ground Work Is So Important

Although Royce did struggle in that fight he did have a pretty impressive career, with 15 wins and only 2 losses and he was a UFC Champion. Which demonstrates why BJJ is so essential and arguably the most important skill that you should have in your arsenal. Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu seems to be the most overlooked aspect of many fighters game. This may be as it takes so long to achieve your black belt. 10 years for a BJJ black belt as opposed to less than 5 for Judo and Karate belts. No matter what the reason some people decide not to train grappling as much as other aspects it doesn’t really matter. Nearly all fights end up on the ground. And if you don’t know what you are doing, you can’t defend yourself and you won’t last long.

UFC Champion, Royce and GSP

One of the reasons that GSP was so dominant and another UFC Champion. Here he is pictured with Royce just after they had finished training.

Hit The Gym To Be The Next UFC Champion

As I’m sure all of you know, lifting weights make you stronger and although just being strong alone won’t help you at all against a trained fighter, it will work wonders in addition to all of your other training. We have all been in that situation where you have gotten someone into a move and it’s so close but you just haven’t got the strength to finish it off. Lifting will help here. And with your takedowns. And with your punching. And in everything else that you do.

So we have given you some pretty solid advice here today, so no matter if you are a complete beginner or have been training for years. You just want to get in shape or you really do want to become the best fighter in the world, this guide has given you a solid foundation to work off. So what are you waiting for, get out there and start training to become the next UFC Champion!

And just like any fighter you will need the right equipment so why not take a look at some of the gear we like here

Limited Edition GSP 16oz Gloves

GSP-Gloves_1367578248We now have theAi??Hayabusa Limited Edition GSP 16oz GlovesAi??in stock available to buy from our site.

TheseAi??Limited Edition GlovesAi??will only be available while stocks last, and they’re already flying out fast.

Check them outAi??on our site now to get yours (each pair of gloves comes in it’s own individual collectors edition presentation box).

New Hayabusa GSP Rising Sun Jiu Jitsu Gi


COMING SOON – The Hayabusa GSP Rising Sun Jiu Jitsu Gi

As an Official European Distributor for Hayabusa, we will be the first in the UK & Europe to stock the new limited edition Hayabusa GSP Rising Sun Gi.

Coming soon to MMA Fightwear, this gi has been created by Hayabusa in collaboration with Georges St. Pierre himself.

Featuring a “rising sun” inspired design and being constructed from a wicked bamboo material, this gi will combine a unique style with comfort and practicality. The wicked bamboo material will enable the gi to remove sweat from your body as well as being extremely comfortable to wear during training.

As with the the current range of Hayabusa Jiu Jitsu Gi’s, the GSP Rising Sun Gi will come with it’s own bag, designed in the same style of the gi itself.

We will have more news on this within the coming weeks, so make sure that you’re signed to up to receive our free email newsletter to be amongst the first to know about the pending release date.

GSP signs with Hayabusa

GSP_FFHayabusa, The World Leader In Combat Equipment, Announced It Has Signed A Multi-Year Deal With Georges St-Pierre.

HayabusaAi??has a long history of working with elite MMA fighters and has just partnered withWelterweight Champion Georges ai???Rushai??i?? St-Pierre. St-Pierre is a consummate professional and an excellent role model for aspiring Mixed Martial Artists.Ai??HayabusaAi??feels St-Pierre compliments the brand very well, ai???Georges brings dignity, professionalism, honor and respect to the sport of MMA and we are excited to have him as the newest member of theHayabusaAi??team.ai???

St-Pierre is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and world champion who holds black belts in both Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has become one of the most dominant wrestlers in MMA. St-Pierre is dedicated to being the best in the world and this new partnership withAi??HayabusaAi??is a perfect fit. ai???I give everything I have when I train, 100% and nothing less. I need equipment that can keep up with me and I know that is Hayabusa. I am proud to be representingAi??HayabusaAi??and what they stand for,ai??? said Georges St-Pierre.St-Pierre is a multi dimensional fighter with huge crossover appeal. Ai??ai???Georges is more than a fighter. Ai??He is a martial artist and a world class athlete. With our full range of combat equipment, we are able to meet all his training needs,ai???Ai??HayabusaAi??stated. ai???AtAi??Hayabusa, we look for long term partnerships that are mutually beneficial. Georges is the complete package and will make an excellent ambassador for theAi??HayabusaAi??brand.ai???

Hayabusa is the industry leader in combat equipment and is proud to welcome Georges St-Pierre to the team.