UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey believes she could still win Olympic gold.
Rousey, a 2008 Olympic judo bronze medalist, is 11-0 in four years as a professional mixed martial arts fighter, boosted no doubt by her two Olympics’ worth of elite international judo experience.
The 28-year-old has no wish to return to Olympic judo, but if she did devote an Olympic cycle (a few years) to the sport, she is confident she would master it again.
“I still believe I would be able to win the Olympics,” Rousey, who appeared to have the Olympic rings tattooed on her pelvis and, along with the Olympic motto “citius altius fortius,” above her right ankle, said in a phone interview Tuesday. “That takes 100 percent of your energy. It has to be the No. 1 priority in your life.”
Rousey decided after the Beijing 2008 Olympics that she could no longer devote 100 percent of her energy to judo. Starting an MMA career did not sit well with her judo coach, two-time Olympic bronze medalist Jimmy Pedro.
“He pretty much told me to go [bleep] myself,” Rousey said in 2013, according to USA Today. “He didn’t want to help me.”
Rousey said Tuesday that she and Pedro haven’t spoken much since.
“He just became one of those disbelievers that I had to prove wrong,” said Rousey, who also said she’s never spoken with Michael Phelps, the 22-time Olympic medalist swimmer whom she criticized in this 2012 video.
By 2011, Rousey became a professional MMA fighter. By 2012, she won a Strikeforce bantamweight championship.
She said that’s about when she gave up judo altogether, as she had been teaching classes twice a week at Dynamix MMA in southern California for supplemental income along with working graveyard shifts at 24 Hour Fitness and as a veterinary assistant.
Much was made of Rousey’s win over Cat Zingano on Feb. 28 in a UFC Championship-record 14 seconds. But Rousey said she once beat a judoka in just four seconds at the 2004 World Junior Championships final in Budapest, Hungary. Sure enough, there’s video.
At that time, the Olympics were very much the priority. Rousey even named her cat “Beijing” in reference to the 2008 Olympic host city, before she made the Athens 2004 team at age 17, when she was eliminated from the Games early on.
Rousey said her sister Jennifer has Beijing now, while Rousey owns an ex-roommate’s abandoned cat and her Dogo Argentino, Mochi.
“I still get to visit [Beijing]; I get visitation rights,” she joked.
Rousey says the Olympic chapter of her life “has been closed, written and passed,” but she wouldn’t mind a trip to Rio de Janeiro next summer.
“I have always wanted to go as a spectator,” she said.
Ronda has stated her desire to participate in the 2016 Rio Games if given the Wild Card spot on the USA Judo Team. She has proven to be a top Judoka, and is the highest profile American Judoka ever. USA Judo does not have a representative for the 70 KG Women's division. Nor is anyone seriously competing for the spot. She is still in her prime and can help everyone involved.
From USA Judo's perspective. She would be the highest profile athlete throughout the entire games. Making her competition day the most viewed of all sports. And will probably break the TV rating records. Judo in the US would be under the spotlight, and Judo overall would grow. Which is the whole point of the USA Judo itself. And the TV coverage would pay more than ever before. She is the best economical choice by far of any sport to earn a Wild Card spot.
From Jimmy Pedro's perspective. She is a world class talent, and it would give him the chance to finish what he started with her. To get Gold. They left on bad terms, so let them patch things up. And he would have an ally for Judoka wanting to transition to MMA. A note to Sensei Pedro, since you have Kayla, you already have the best benchmark to test Ronda against to see where she is at. And you would give Kayla and Marti the best sparring partner in the world to train with on a daily basis. You know she is still good enough for the Olympics. Ronda would raise the bar on mental toughness. Having her around if you patch things up with the team would only serve everyone in all of Judo. I think Kano would be willing to forgive if he was in your place. She is a good player and she said she wants to do it.
From the UFC's perspective. She would be the first ever MMA to Olympic athlete in history. As of now. MMA is perceived as the sport for washed up athletes. Former boxers, former Judoka, former wrestlers, etc go to MMA. Not the other way around. This would bring MMA's prestige to a higher level forever. And thus bringing in the cash revenues to the UFC in the long term. In addition, having her at the Olympics gives her MMA rivals a chance to take an interim title, thus rebuilding the division she has destroyed. Her return to MMA would generate larger revenues due to her increased superstar level exposure at the Olympics even if she doesn’t medal. But if she does, she would break the PPV records. And finally Judo is a grappling sport, thus her MMA shelf life would be longer since she won’t take damages from strikes. This is a win-win for the UFC.
From Ronda's perspective. She has stated she would go for Gold at 2016 if given the Wild Card spot. Practically no one in Judo thinks she could take Gold at the Olympics. And she likes proving people wrong. She turned her back on years of grooming to become Judo champion so she could try out MMA. This is her chance at Gold. She cleaned her division in MMA. So instead of being just another actress, let's see her do what she was groomed for her whole life. Kick ass. Her acting roles aren't challenging, Judo is.
From the Fans' perspective. Everyone wants to see her challenged. For her to be both Judo and MMA champion simultaneously would be a truly historical achievement. Perhaps the greatest ever in all combat sports. Let's see her in the toughest tournament in the world at her native combat style. Her competition day would be the highest viewed rating in the history of the Olympics. More than any swimmer or runner. Money talks, her Judo skills talk, so let’s do it.
Kayla Harrison, Ronda Rousey's former teammate and the first American Olympic Gold Medalist in Judo, ponders a future move to Mixed Martial Arts. Back when Ronda Rousey won her bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics, one of her teammates was a then 18-year-old Kayla Harrison. The United States didn't qualify at Harrison's weight class at that time, so she served as a primary training partner to the future UFC champion during their 'Rocky style' camps for the Olympics. "I actually miss it," Harrison told NBC Sports as she spoke about Rousey. "I miss having a girl to train with who hates to lose as much as me." "Kayla very much cared ? practice, competition, she had that deep caring about how she did," Rousey said. "What really made her stand out the most was how important it was to her, to see how passionate she was about it." After having 'catfights everyday' in the dojo, Rousey moved to MMA in 2010, while Harrison continued her Judo career. She won the World Judo Championships at the same year, and in 2012, she went on to be the first American, male or female, to win Olympic gold in Judo. She's the best in the world at what she does, and is currently training for the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil. Now 24-years-old, Kayla is the same age as when Rousey made her pro MMA debut. According to her, she also is thinking about following in her footsteps. Must Reads Rousey's teammate Marina Shafir joins Invicta No plans for another Rousey appearance in WWE "We go back and forth. It’s pretty tempting at times. Who doesn’t want to be famous? Who doesn’t want to be rich? Who doesn’t yearn for all of those things at some point in their life?" "Who knows, maybe after Rio, [MMA] is what I’ll want to do." With the current state of Women's MMA, a top level athlete and Judoka like Harrison could conceivably only take a few fights before making an impact, but there could be a few hurdles before that can even happen. For one, she mentions that she isn't comfortable with the entertainment factor in Mixed Martial Arts. "I just don’t know if it’s for me, quite honestly. I’m not as confident as Ronda in front of the media. I don’t mean this in a negative way, but I’m not a showboater. I don’t think I would be very good at putting on a show or talking trash." That trait obviously isn't as big a requirement in MMA than actually winning fights, and Rousey grew into that aspect as she started tearing through the amateur and regional circuits. Another potential issue is her weight class. Harrison competed from 63 kg (138 lbs) to as high as 78 kg (172 lbs) in Judo, meaning that for her to go to MMA, she will likely have to cut down to the 145 lb weight class. It may sound like a tough cut, but weight cutting in the two sports is completely different, and Rousey made a similar drop from 155 lbs in Judo to 135 lbs in the UFC. The 145 lb division also isn't available in the UFC today, but as you may know, a lot can happen in this sport in the span of two years. According to Harrison, apart from keeping in touch with Rousey, the UFC champ also gave her contacts in MMA if she ever decided to make that switch.
Many eyes turned at Pedro’s Judo Center during practices in 2009. When Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison faced off, it was the round to watch. “I actually miss it,” Harrison said last week. “I miss having a girl to train with who hates to lose as much as me.” Rousey, now an undefeated UFC champion, became the first U.S. Olympic women’s judo medalist when she took bronze in 2008. Harrison, then 18 years old, was also at the Beijing Olympics, only as a training partner for the 21-year-old Rousey because the U.S. did not earn a spot in Harrison’s weight division for those Games. To prep, Rousey and Harrison went to a camp in relative seclusion at the home of their coach’s father off Arlington Pond in Salem, N.H. “No Internet,” Harrison said. “His TV sucked. It was very much Rocky style.” They fought in the mornings outside, shaded from the July sun by a tarp normally used to cover a car. “I had that age advantage, even though she was heavier,” said Rousey, who fought in Olympic judo one weight class lighter than Harrison (about 17 pounds). “I always beat her.” Then they ran around the lake. When they got back, Rousey and Harrison descended into the cellar and lifted weights. “It was a catfight every day in the dojo,” said their coach, Jimmy Pedro. “It works,” Harrison said. “I did the same thing before London.” Harrison became the first American to win an Olympic judo gold medal at the London 2012 Games. That came three years after her last training bout with Rousey. In 2009, Rousey made a brief comeback to judo one year after capturing Olympic bronze, Harrison and Pedro said. After two months training at Pedro’s Judo Center in Massachusetts, and a few days training in Japan, Rousey unexpectedly quit and flew home to California, leading to her switch to mixed martial arts. Rousey has said Pedro disapproved of MMA. “He pretty much told me to go [bleep] myself,” Rousey said in 2013, according to USA Today. “He didn’t want to help me.” “I’m not extremely happy with some of the comments that have been made in USA Today,” Pedro said in New York last week. “It didn’t go down like they quoted. I wish Ronda well in her MMA career. I didn’t tell her to bleep off. We didn’t leave on bad terms.” They left on unfortunate terms, the way Pedro and Harrison tell it. Rousey had returned to training with Pedro’s judo group for two months in 2009 when she accepted an offer, with Pedro’s blessing, to spend a year training in Japan, the birthplace of the sport. Some of America’s best judokas spent blocks in Japan, including the two-time Olympic bronze medalist Pedro. Rousey would receive $40,000 for one year with housing and food paid for, plus two trips back to the U.S. to visit family, Pedro said. Harrison and others from the Massachusetts group went with Rousey for her move-in to Japan in 2009. Here’s what Pedro said happened: “They did a big to-do for her. They rolled out the red carpet, had a big press thing for her. It was very important to the Japanese that they had an American coming to live and train with them for a year. After four days, [Rousey] decided this isn’t for me. Rather than talk to the Japanese, politely ask for her way out of it, she just packed her bags and left. The Japanese were very upset. That’s not their culture. They don’t understand an American just taking off. That’s just not protocol. They shunned the rest of our team and ignored our team. They [the other U.S. judokas] were there for another six weeks. They didn’t give them any rides, didn’t pay attention to them. [The Japanese] were really pissed off.” “This is all probably in [Rousey’s] book that’s coming out soon,” Harrison joked in a separate interview. “She moved home, and I didn’t hear from her for a long time after that.”
Pedro said he’s occasionally seen Rousey since 2009 and wished her luck in person. He called her an icon and the most recognizable female athlete in the world in an interview last week. “I knew she’d be successful [in MMA],” Pedro said. “She got a level of judo living at our place for six years that no other female on the planet, other than Kayla, has gotten. Harrison is often asked if she might pursue MMA. She’s received offers. Even Rousey has brought it up as the former roommates talk on the phone or text. “We go back and forth,” Harrison said, adding that Rousey gave her MMA contacts if she wanted to get started. “It’s pretty tempting at times. Who doesn’t want to be famous? Who doesn’t want to be rich? Who doesn’t yearn for all of those things at some point in their life? But I just don’t know if it’s for me, quite honestly. I’m not as confident as Ronda in front of the media. I don’t mean this in a negative way, but I’m not a showboater. I don’t think I would be very good at putting on a show or talking trash.” Rousey, who is quite good at putting on a show and talking trash, admires Harrison’s attitude. “Kayla very much cared ? practice, competition, she had that deep caring about how she did,” Rousey said last month. “What really made her stand out the most was how important it was to her, to see how passionate she was about it.” Harrison can’t fight in MMA at her Olympic weight. Her judo weight class is a maximum 171 pounds. The highest women’s MMA division caps at 145. But Rousey competed in Olympic judo in one division lower than Harrison and has dominated in MMA since dropping 15-20 pounds in competition weight. So it’s possible. And Harrison can be buoyed by the fact that she closed the gap on Rousey in their head-to-head sessions from that pre-2008 Olympic camp to those two months in 2009 when they were so competitive that everybody in the dojo had to watch. “Who knows, maybe after Rio, [MMA] is what I’ll want to do,” Harrison said.
Thanks to UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, the most common question an outstanding female judo athlete is likely to receive these days has nothing to do with judo at all. “Everyone wants to know if and when you’re going to do mixed martial arts,” Marti Malloy, who won gold on Sunday in the Pan Am Games’ 57-kilogram (125-pound) division, told USA TODAY Sports. “People assume that’s what you’re going to do next.” Rousey’s spectacular rise from Olympic bronze medalist in Beijing in 2008 to one of the most influential female athletes in sports (and a movie star to boot) would appear on the surface to have opened a natural path to the riches of the octagon for the likes of Malloy, who won Olympic bronze in 2012 and has her sights set firmly on next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games. “But it’s not quite as simple as that,” Malloy said. “The real meaning of judo is ‘the gentle way.’ There is no punching, no kicking. To me it is very opposite to MMA. People say you can make a lot of money, but it has taken me a lifetime to become good at judo. You can’t force a dream on someone.” Rousey’s former contemporaries say her natural feistiness made MMA a perfect fit for her. For others, however, there is no temptation to gravitate toward the UFC and the potential for fame. Hannah Martin, who fights in Rousey’s old 63-kilogram (138-pound) weight class and was competing for bronze Monday night, has busted her shoulders, knees and mangled her fingers during her judo career and is one of the most tenacious competitors on the international circuit. Yet she has no wish to get “punched in the face.” “I am not interested (in MMA),” Martin said. The most touted potential defector from judo to the UFC has been Kayla Harrison, Rousey’s former sparring partner in the buildup to Beijing and a gold medalist herself in 2012. Harrison would need to drop more than 20 pounds to compete at the UFC’s highest level, much like Rousey was required to do when she switched. Training fights between the two were said to have been the stuff of legend.
However, while judo has benefitted from increased interest as a result of Rousey’s (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) success, U.S. national team coach Jimmy Pedro warned that the lure of MMA should not be judged solely on the experience of the UFC star, who fights Bethe Correia (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in Rio on Aug. 1 at UFC 190. “There is a lot of money for the superstars, but you have to be willing to really pay a price and start all over again,” Pedro said. “You are talking about years of training to learn a new sport. The hope is someday there is a payout. “At the highest level, MMA is a well-put-together show, but to get started in the sport there is a very seedy atmosphere for young girls, fighting in basements or bars, drunk guys yelling and screaming at the athletes. Ronda hit the lottery at the right time. For another girl to do that and follow Ronda’s footsteps is next to impossible.” Nevertheless, the Rousey factor has brought more young female athletes into judo clubs, according to national team member Katie Sell, who fought against Rousey on numerous occasions. “It is exciting to see that more people actually understand what judo is and don’t think its taekwondo or karate right away,” she said. “We are all really proud of what Ronda is doing.” Then there is the small matter of Rousey’s lethal armbar, the move she has used to dominate all of her MMA fights and one to which none of her opponents have come close to finding an answer. “That’s straight from judo,” Malloy said. “It is such a dynamic move, and she can execute it so many ways that she can anticipate anything someone tries to do to get out of it. During her judo career, she worked for thousands and thousands of hours to take someone down and perform that move. That’s why if anyone is going to stand a chance of beating her, they will probably have to come from a judo background.”
Mayra Aguiar, the current Judo world Champion, has a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic Games, a silver and two other bronzes in the World Championship. However, she has a rivalry that goes way back to the 2007 Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro when she was only 15 and lost twice to then 20 year old Ronda Rousey. Now, at 23, Mayra revealed to Globo Esporte she enjoys MMA and watches Rousey fight when she can. Although her main focus is still Judo, she would consider taking up MMA if the opportunity arises. Furthermore, she might even take some tips from the UFC champion if it ever comes to that. "I like MMA and I think it's cool, but I have to train to see how it is. I don't know I'll know how to punch someone in the face or be punched in the face. I have never been punched in the face in my life, so I have to see if it would work or not. If I decide to really do MMA, I will talk to Ronda to get some tips." Even though Ronda defeated her twice in the past, Mayra reveals she still cheers for her and will be watching her fight against Bethe Correia this Saturday. "I'll watch the fight at home, I think it's really cool. She was always really strong and really good on the ground. She took a lot of her judo game to MMA, which favored her a lot in the UFC. We don't really talk, but I really root for her."
Marti Malloy won the biggest title of her career at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, but won’t be following one of the biggest names in Judo history to mixed martial arts. Malloy defeated Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard to capture the -57kg (125 pound) gold medal on July 12 in Canada, and told MMAFighting.com that UFC superstar Ronda Rousey, the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo, has always been one of her inspirations. "We grew up fighting each other for years, actually," Malloy said. "I always told her she’s one of the main reasons that I went to dojo and worked so hard because she always beat me." Beating Rousey in judo wasn’t an easy feat, and Malloy can say she did it once. There’s an issue, though. "She swears that I beat her one time, but I really don’t remember ever beating her," she said with a laugh, "because I was always thinking ‘I have to beat Ronda, I have to beat Ronda’, because she would submit me with her famous armbar, or beat me. We were part of the same club and we would fight almost every single weekend in that club." "@adamistrippin: @RondaRousey did you help train marti Molloy? She's incredible." we fought all the time when we were kids she's real legit ? Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) 30 julho 2012 A fan of Rousey’s armbars, Malloy was in China when the current UFC bantamweight champion won the Olympic bronze medal. Malloy, who also won an Olympic bronze medal at London 2012, wasn’t surprised when "Rowdy" decided to leave judo for MMA. "When Ronda was done fighting in Beijing, I really didn’t know where she would go next," Malloy said. "I saw her a couple years later and she mentioned to me she was thinking about fighting mixed martial arts. At the time, I thought ‘but that doesn’t exist for women yet’, but she made it exist. "She’s amazing, and it’s inspiring to see somebody create a market for something that wasn’t even there. She basically made that whole thing happen, and it’s great. She’s that kind of person that wherever she strides to be good at, she will be good at because of her work ethic."
A fan of mixed martial arts, Malloy rules out competing in other sport other than judo. "I don’t know. At my age… I know I’m not that old, but I’m going to be 30 years old after the Olympics," she said. "For me, transferring over to other martial arts and trying to learn and pick up new skills, isn’t something at that age I’m really that excited about. I don’t wanna get punched or kicked [laughs]. I’m happier being just a fan of MMA than a practitioner." Ronda Rousey, who puts the UFC title on the line in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1st, facing undefeated contender Bethe Correia at the HSBC Arena, loves competing in the city. In 2007, Rousey won the gold medal at the Pan American Games and placed second in the world championship. Malloy, who also placed second at the world championship in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, wants to return to the city in 2016 for the Olympic gold. "I can’t wait to go to Rio next year," Malloy said. "I have good feeling about Rio. I took silver at the world in 2013 and I went back to Saquarema in January for a training camp. I had a great training camp, had a really great time. It’s a really beautiful place. It’s really nice to go again for the Olympics." "I’ve had my first Olympic experience last time and luckily I was able to get the bronze medal, so I think, more than anything, I’m prepared to go there and win," she continued. "I’ve learned a lot in the last three years since London, so I know I’m completely capable of coming home with the gold. There’s just so many factors there’s going to come into play, my conditioning, my state of mind, mentally, and who you’re going to fight first, second, and who you’re going to face in the final. My division is a very, very tough one, so there’s no match that would be easy." If everything goes right, Malloy will retire after competing in Rio de Janeiro. "I wanna retire as Olympic champion and world champion," she said. "We have a world championship this year, and I think that if I don’t come home with the gold medal, I think that I’ll try winning the gold before hanging my gi, for sure."
LE PRESIDENT DE LA Federation Francaise de Judo INSULTE LE JOURNALISTE Arnaud Romera
Sur le compte facebook du journaliste nous pouvons lire le message suivant:
"Se faire insulter et diffamer en public par le President de la FF de Judo ... c'est fait!
6 mois apres sa brillante demonstration lors d'un debat sur le MMA dans Stade 2, le President decide de debriefer ce matin a l'Insep. Il m'apostrophe a la fin de l'entrainement alors que je suis en cours d'un tournage Judo (le 25 eme de l'annee).
Devant les journalistes, les athletes et les entraineurs, il me traite a plusieurs reprises de malhonnete, d'incompetent, il assure que j e ne connais rien a mon metier ni au judo et que je ne ferai jamais partie de la famille.
CE QUE TU FAIS,CA NE VAUT RIEN.TOI,JE NE TE RESPECTE PAS.
Puis il assure d'un ton peremptoire qu'il sait que les americains depensent des millions de dollars pour arroser des journalistes corrompus afin qu'ils fassent la promo du MMA. Il insinue que j'en suis. Et finit par clore la conversation d'un condescendant : "Ce que tu fais, ca ne vaut rien. Toi, je ne te respecte pas!"
Quelle grande lecon d'elegance, de classe, de maitrise, de respect et de clairvoyance. Voila des paroles et un etat d'esprit qui font honneur aux sacro-saintes valeurs du Judo.
Je ne suis pas un champion mais un simple journaliste qui fait son travail de maniere passionnee, determinee et completement ... desinteressee!
Je peux entendre que je suis incompetent ou mediocre mais je ne peux accepter qu'on me traite de malhonnete et qu'on me manque de respect. J'en tirerai tres bientot les conclusions.
QUE PENSEZ VOUS DE L'ATTITUDE DE JEAN LUC ROUGE A L'EGARD DU JOURNALISTE ARNAUD ROMERA ?
Majlinda Kelmendi may be the most successful sportswoman in the history of Kosovo - but her coach says the authorities in her hometown offer little support to future athletes like her. Kelmendi, from Pec/Peja, a city in western Kosovo, was world judo champion in 2013 and 2014 as well as triple winner of the Grand Slam in Paris 2014, 2015 and 2016. Coach Driton Kuka told BIRN that although Kelmendi is a world champion, the municipality of Pec/Peja had shown very little interest in supporting her club or her sport. Last October, BIRN Kosovo reported that Kelmendi had warned that she would abandon her hometown entirely if the Municipality of Pec/Peja did not give her club some financial aid. “I am a double world champion but where I have to exercise it is -10 to 15 degrees Celsius in winter," she complained. "I have to come in the morning with woollen socks and other clothes under my kimono,” Kelmendi added. Kelmendi also said that when she travelled abroad in different countries she witnessed how sportswomen of her calibre were treated in their home countries. Up until October, the city gave her Ippon Club no financial support at all. Later, they helped the judo club by giving them some heating material during the winter. They also offered 5,000 euros in cash, but in the end allocated only half of that amount. “We are still waiting for the rest,” Kuka said. Durim Sheremeti, chef-de-cabinet in the mayor's office, said that the funds intended for sport are divided proportionally based on recommendations from the city's sports directorate. “The money [the other 2,500 euros] is in the process [of being allocated] because we had some delays from the Ministry of Finance,” Sheremeti explained. For 2016, the municipality has allocated only 2,000 euros for the club, which coach Kuka called “shameful”. He told BIRN that the municipality seemed ignorant and indifferent to the importance of sport for the city and the country. “The municipality is destroying a discipline [judo], which has resulted in the greatest successes in the history of Albanian sport,” Kuka said. Sheremeti said the municipality had a smaller budget this year, so they could not provide any more financial help.
Morgane RIbout marche sur les traces de Ronda Rousey. L'ancienne championne du monde judo (-57 kg, 2009), retraitee des tatamis depuis 2014, vient d'annoncer qu'elle changeait de discipline pour se lancer dans le MMA (Mixed Martial Art). ≪Cela fait plusieurs annees que j'ai envie de faire du MMA. Cela a du commencer vers 2010-2011, a-t-elle declare dans un entretien accorde au Point. Dans mon esprit et dans le meilleur des mondes, je comptais faire les JO 2012, etre idealement championne olympique et arreter ma carriere de judo pour me lancer dans le MMA.≫ ≪J'ai ete seduite par le cote ludique du MMA : je commencais a visualiser la maniere dont j'allais aborder un combat, les opportunites qui pourraient s'ouvrir, les enchainements et les techniques a placer...≫ Morgane Ribout devrait disputer son premier combat de MMA, dont les competitions ont ete interdites en France par un arrete ministeriel, au premier trimestre 2017.
IME AFRAID NEIL IS TELLING PORKYS !! THE ORIGINS OF THIS HOLDOWN CAME FROM THE ORIGIONAL INVENTER NICK KOKOTAYLO IN 1977 !! kOKOGATAMI PROOF IS PICS I HAVE IN THE 1977 NATONAL SQUAD SELECTIONS CRYSTAL PALACE LONDON HOLDING GREAM CAMPBLE SCOTLAND WITH IT SO PLAESE STOP GIVING ECKERSLY THE CREDIT FOR THIS MOVE AS I INVENTED THE THING AND HE ADOPTED IT AND IS TAKING ALL THE GLORY !! SO PLEASE DO YOUR RESERCH PROPERLY !!THANKS . PS NEIL ECKERLSY WILL TELL YOU !! PPS NOT TAKING ANYTHING AWAY FROM NEILS JUDO HE WAS A GOOD JUDO. COMPETITOR WAS WITH HIM MANY TIMES AT INTERNATIONALS !!