Heavy Hands

Part two of this week's episode features Bloody Elbow writer T. P. Grant, a specialist in the the grappling aspects of MMA. He and Connor discuss the evolution of the guillotine in MMA, from the last resort of those with no takedown defense, to the top position killer of modern mixed martial artists.

Direct download: 5.2-TP_Grant.mp3
Category:Technique Breakdown -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

Part one of Heavy Hands this week brings back boxing trainer Luis Monda to discuss the results of Timothy Bradley vs Juan Manuel Marquez, and how Tim Bradley is becoming, like Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather, a master spoiler.

Luis also explains the differences between pure boxing and boxing for MMA, and the similarities.

Finally, a discussion of the "hard right hand" that Luis teaches, as requeste by listeners, including a harrowing tale of Connor hurting his shoulders because he's scared of the punching bag.

Direct download: 5.1-Luis_Monda.mp3
Category:Boxing -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

Corey's back in Connor's life this week, and the reunion is a happy one. 

Today your beloved hosts talk Erick Silva and his nearly unstoppable counter-wrestling style, while examining the holes that John Fitch was able to exploit in their entertaining fight.

Next we discuss Miguel Cotto's win over Delvin Rodriguez, and discuss whether or not Miguel Cotto has the perfect style of boxing for MMA. Fair warning: it gets a little heated at the end.

Let us know what you think, and thanks for listening!

Direct download: 4-Erick_Silva_Miguel_Cotto_Boxing_for_MMA.mp3
Category:Technique Breakdown -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

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