Head coach of AMA Fight Club, Mike Constantino, spoke with The Fight Nerd at Modell’s in midtown Manhattan, where Jim and Dan Miller were doing a workout for the fans to promote UFC 159.
Mike talks about Jim’s fight against Pat Healy and the implications of this match, as well as when Dan Miller will return to the octagon. Mike also looks back at UFC on Fox 7 to discuss the Nate Diaz VS Josh Thomson fight, and we also break down the other big fights on UFC 159 including Roy Nelson VS Cheick Kongo, Michael Bisping VS Alan Belcher, Sheila Gaff VS Sara McMann, and Jon Jones VS Chael Sonnen for the UFC light heavyweight title.
Jim Miller and his brother Dan Miller were at Modell’s in midtown Manhattan on April 21, 2013, doing a workout for the press and MMA fans, leading into his fight against Pat Healy at UFC 159 in New Jersey this weekend. Jim warmed up with Dan with calisthenics and pummeling and wrestling, then hit the pads to show off his strikes, ending with an MMA match against his brother.
UFC lightweight Jim Miller spoke with The Fight Nerd at Modell’s in midtown Manhattan to discuss his fight at UFC 159 against Pat Healy. We discuss what he thinks of his opponent and what he brings to the table, as well as what implications there are in this match. Miller also talks about some UFC on Fox 7 fights, including Nate Diaz VS Josh Thomson and Benson Henderson VS Gilbert Melendez, and who he thinks won that close title fight and which of the two he would rather face for the belt.
The Fight Nerd took a tour with Igor Gracie of the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan, NY, taking a look at the three floors that make up this amazing facility located at 224 west 30th Street where fighters like Georges St Pierre, Frankie Edgar, and Eddie Alvarez come to train.
In part three of our recent conversation with Stephen Quadros, “The Fight Professor” relives some classic fights from Pride FC, including giving us the full history of Kazushi Sakuraba’s feud against the Gracie family and some behind-the-scenes stories of Sak’s epic 90-minute fight against Royce Gracie. We also talk about the slugfest between Don Frye and Yoshihiro Takayama and discuss some fights that almost happened in Pride but never did, as well as pranks that Quadros and Bas Rutten used to pull on each other.
“They want me and Fitch to fight but i feel like i earned my spot in a title fight, and I’, going to try to push for that. I think Jon Fitch could definitely be my opponent for that, but I think he should come in here and try to win a fight first. He is coming off being cut by the UFC and coming off a loss, so I think he should come in our organization and win a fight and then I think me and him need to fight for the title if he wins that fight.” – Josh Burkman
The Fight Nerd caught up with Josh Burkman after the “World Series of Fighting 2″ show in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Revel Casino to discuss his knockout win over Aaron Simpson. We discussed strategy, expectations of his opponent, and his thoughts on his next opponent, recent UFC outcast and WSOF signee Jon Fitch, and what Burkman wants to happen before he steps into the cage with Fitch.
“I didn’t know what was going on, I was just notified before i got to Atlantic City that my opponent might not be making it. I just kept my fingers crossed and as a professional, he showed up, he made weight… and he came to fight.” – Dave Branch
The Fight Nerd caught up with Dave Branch after the “World Series of Fighting 2″ show in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Revel Casino to discuss his big win over Paulo Filho. We discussed strategy, expectations, thoughts on Filho’s stability, and what his next plans are in the company.
The Fight Nerd interviewed Marlon Moraes after the “World Series of Fighting 2″ show in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Revel Casino to discuss his knockout win over Tyson Nam. We discussed strategy, expectations on Nam, just how happy he was with the win, and what his next plans are in WSOF.
“I didn’t get a good a chance to get a good look at it but I wish I didn’t. It was pretty close to being over either way. I was going to keep throwing bombs so either way it went, it was going to end soon.” – Justin Gaethje
The Fight Nerd spoke with Justin Gaethje after the “World Series of Fighting 2″ show in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Revel Casino to discuss his upset victory of JZ Cavalcante. We discussed strategy, expectations, respect for the legendary fighter that faced, and if he thought the cut was enough to warrant the doctor’s stoppage, as well as what is next for this young fighter.
The Fight Nerd challenged “World Series of Fighting” President and kickboxing legend, Ray Sefo, to a video game duel. The game of choice, K-1 World Grand Prix for PS2! Sefo is no stranger to K-1 and is a veteran of the game, especially since he is a playable character in it. Can The Fight Nerd avenge his last video game loss against Frank Shamrock or will Ray Sefo claim another victory to his record? Check out the video to find out!