The following is a guest post by EverythingLatest. No one can dismiss the impact that Duane “Bang” Ludwig had on Team Alpha Male during his short tenure at the Sacramento gym as Head Coach. His training methods were revolutionary, and his eye for detail is something to behold. Working with TJ Dillashaw, Ludwig was able to take potential and turn him into arguably one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. His reign at the top, most recently saw him demolish Renan Barao for the second time at UFC on Fox 16 with a fourth round stoppage of the former champ. Developing the [...]
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Going into UFC 129 there were many stories to be told. First was the ascension of a sport that once was taboo and struggled to fill smaller 2,000 – 5,000 capacity venues to it’s biggest stage in front of a live crowd of over 55,000. Then there was the showcase of the stars of tomorrow as two WEC standouts in Ben Henderson and the featherweight champion Jose Aldo would make their official UFC debuts. Of course you also had the final chapter in the historic career of Randy Couture, who win lose or draw vowed to walk away from the sport he loved following Saturday’s [...]
In a press conference today UFC and Mixed Martial Arts legend Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture announced that, win, lose, or draw his upcoming fight with Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida at UFC 129 on April 30th, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will be the last fight of his career. Here it is in the legend’s own words. “I believe this is my last fight. I know the UFC is probably going to have other ideas, especially with acquiring Strikeforce and all that. They’re probably going to try to draw me into another fight but I don’t think that’s [...]