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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

Hayabusa Sport Range Review

We take a look at the Hayabusa Sport 16oz Gloves in more detail to give you a better idea of this new range.

Before we look at this new range of gloves, the first thing that appeals about them is the combination of the relatively low price tag and the fact that they are made by Hayabusa, a company renowned for their quality.


With this new Sport range, Hayabusa are pitching to those who mainly engage in boxing, kick boxing and other relevant combat sports as a form of exercise rather than competing.

With this in mind, they have decided to reduce the price in comparison to their other more technical lines of boxing gloves, such as the Ikusa and Tokushu.

From the labelling and marketing material we know that these gloves have been designed to be versatile and can be used for both bag work and sparring too.

Out of the bag, when you compare them with the higher priced offerings from Hayabusa, their shiny, glossy look gives them a less expensive feel when you compare them to the grainy, matted finish found on the material used for the Ikusa and Tokushu Gloves.

Having said that, they feel correctly weighted for a 16oz glove and also feel sturdy and well constructed, with no loose threads or stitches.

When worn, you will also notice that the Sport range do not use the Dual-Xai??? patented wrist closure system as used on the more expensive lines, but use a more standard Velcro wrist enclosure. While the Sport range may not offer the same high level of wrist support as a pair of Tokushu Gloves, the actual size of the wrist enclosure strap is nice and big and feels very supportive once the strap is in place.

The gloves are well padded too and comfortable to wear, they also feature some padding at the top of the strap enclosure at the base of the palm for added protection.

All in all, when you consider their price and the reputation that Hayabusa have for producing quality products, we think that these gloves would make an ideal choice for the combat sport fitness enthusiast. If you donai??i??t feel like shelling out in excess of A?70.00 for a more advanced and technical pair of gloves, but still want something of lasting quality then the Hayabusa Sport Range could well be the answer.

Hayabusa Equipment Restock

We’ve recenlty taken stock of the most popular lines of equipment from Hayabusa.

With a full restock on everything from the Kanpeki Elite 2.0 Series, Tokushu, Ikusa and Pro Training Series equipment ranges, all of your favourite Hayabusa MMA Gloves, Hayabusa Bag and Sparring Gloves and much more are now back in stock!

To check out whats back in stock in the range of Hayabusa Bag Gloves and Hayabusa Sparring Gloves; check out ourAi??Hayabusa Boxing GlovesAi??page on our site.

For an overview of the Hayabusa Body Protectors and Hayabusa Pads back in stock, check out ourAi??Hayabusa Training EquipmentAi??page.

Check out theAi??Hayabusa MMA Gloves,Ai??Hayabusa Head GuardsAi??andAi??Hayabusa Shin GuardsAi??also now back in, from the above mentioned equipment ranges.

New Hayabusa T Shirts Out Now

We have now got the very latest Hayabusa T-Shirts in stock following the release of their new ranges.

With a mixture of some new designs as well those carrying on the popular Gentleman T-Shirt theme, there is something for everyone within this new collection.

Check out our Hayabusa T-Shirts page or click on the individual links below to find out more:


ai???Ai??Hayabusa Accolade T-Shirt in Black

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Accolade T-Shirt in Rust

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Reinvented T-Shirt in Black

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Reinvented T-Shirt in Heather Blue

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Brigade T-Shirt in Brown

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Brigade T-Shirt in Heather Grey

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Fisticuffs T-Shirt in Red

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Fisticuffs T-Shirt in Heather Dark Grey

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Fisticuffs T-Shirt in Heather Blue

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Brotherhood in Brown

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Hammer T-Shirt in Blue

ai???Ai??Hayabusa Showdown T-Shirt in BlackHaya-T-Blog_1380877233

Hayabusa Haburi Compression Wear Restock


We have fully re-stocked on the Hayabusa Haburi Compression Pants.

The Hayabusa Haburi Compression Shorts are also now fully stocked in all colours and sizes.

Check out theAi??Hayabusa Compression WearAi??page on our site to view the full range!

New Hayabusa Hoodies Out Now

New-Hoodie-Blog_1375265225We’ve just taken stock of 4 stylish new Hoodies from Hayabusa!

The new Hayabusa Champion Hoodie is a retro, American college style design featuring a high quality embroidered Hayabusa crest motif on the chest.

The more minimal looking Hayabusa Cast Hoodie features a variation on the Hayabusa logo crest on the chest using the same high quality embroidery.

Both Hoodies are made from 100% cotton and are extremley comfortable, they are also both constructed using premium quality stitching.

So, what are you waiting for then!? Check out theAi??NEW HAYABUSA CHAMPION AND CAST HOODIESAi??now available to buy from our site.

Hayabusa Forrest Griffin Hall of Fame T Shirt


To celebrate one of the UFCs all time greats, Hayabusa have created this amazing limited edition Forrest Griffin Hall of Fame T-Shirt, ahead of the fighters pending retirement.

Initial responses from the public tell us that this t-shirt is going to be a winner, so you will need to be fast if you want to grab one for yourself, as they will be a limited edition, one off item!

The release dates and further details about this T-Shirt will be announced in the very near future.

Win a pair of GSP 16oz Gloves

GSP-Comp_1371208470**Competition has ended – please check our Facebook page for the winner**

Don’t miss the chance to win yourself a pair of Hayabusa GSP 16oz Gloves with our Facebook Competition.

All takes to enter is a click of a “Like” button and you’re in with a chance to win these amazing limited edition 16oz Gloves from Hayabusa.

Check out the post on ourAi??Facebook PageAi??for more information!

Hayabusa Weld Fight Shorts Now in Stock

Weld_1370611139The first everAi??Welded Fight ShortAi??fromAi??HayabusaAi??have now arrived!

TheAi??New Weld3ai??? Fight ShortsAi??are available in three colour variations (listed below) and all featureAi??Hayabusa’s Exclusive Ultrasonic Weld3ai??? Technology.

These new durable, light weight fight shorts are at the cutting edge ofAi??MMA Shortsperformance and provide superior comfort and manoeuvrability to any other fight short on the market to date.

Check out theAi??New HayabusaAi?? Weld3ai??? Fight Shorts,Ai??available to buy from our site now.

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).