Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
With UFC 156 battling Super Bowl XLVII for the sports spotlight this weekend, MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani decided to ask some of the fighters competing on Saturday night’s card, as well as other MMA personalities, what they thought about Sunday’s big game.
One year ago, I left for the land Down Under. Today, I went to hot yoga.
And while there may not seem to be a correlation between these two places, heat scorching above 40 degrees celsius would prove contrary.
Toronto, Canada (January 11, 2013) — Anthem Media Group Inc. has made a significant equity investment in the Pursuit Channel, America’s largest outdoor television network, available in 38 million homes in the United States and focused primarily in the hunting and fishing space. The investment includes the purchase of shares from shareholders, as well as from the Treasury, resulting in a cash injection into the company to fund future growth initiatives.
Fight Media Inc., the parent company of Fight Network, is pleased to announce the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved its submission for the launch of a fantasy sports television channel.
Fight Media Inc. will develop a category B digital fantasy sports television service for a targeted launch in early summer 2013.
“We are thrilled to be adding our second channel as we continue with our plan to build a group of destination channels focusing on sports and lifestyle,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Fight Media Inc.
BJJ world champion, Ary Farias, talks about a part of his workout routine, as well as one of his trainers at XGym, Caio Eduardo.
Just when you thought the wonderful world of sport has shown you everything there is to offer, along comes “XARM.”
Dr. Andreo Spina shows you how to open up your hips before training without damaging yourself. Dr. Spina is the founder of the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) system and conducts seminar on the system all over the world.
Dr. Andreo Spina shows you how to properly stretch your hamstrings without damaging yourself. Dr. Spina is the founder of the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) system and conducts seminar on the system all over the world.
Grow your Mo with the Fight Network team this November! Fight Network shaves down to raise-money for Movember with Schick Hydro. Join our team or donate here – http://mobro.co/fightnetwork
I have to admit I’m a shade jealous I can’t fully be part of Movember. You know, being a woman and all.
November is the month that guys can show their support for the fight against prostate cancer by growing a moustache. No matter how great the cause, I think they look weird and creepy. Except for Tom Selleck. I think he was born with that bad boy. But seriously, I understand that prostate cancer is a big problem in the male community and why men should be the ones to show their support, maybe more than women. We don’t grow breasts for breast cancer, or expect anyone else to either but wearing pink seems to be doing the trick. However, it would be fun to grow a ridiculous looking moustache for one month out of the year. With all this being said I would like to say thank you and take a look at some of those epic moustaches and beards out there, in particular the ones within the combat sports community.
With all the recent headlines about bullying, I’ve reflected on how lucky I am to have a supportive network of people surrounding me and a confident, positive attitude that rarely falters. Here at Fight Network, one of our values is “Respect.” That includes self-respect, but more importantly respect for others, regardless of their position. Even when we disagree, we do so in a respectful manner. This also means that when we win, we do so with humility so other will want us to win again.
So, you like Kung Fu movies?
If Quentin Tarantino and The RZA from Wu-Tang Clan were to make a movie, what do you think they could come up with? Well I’ll tell you. After watching the trailer for “[[The Man With The Iron Fists]],” I am all fired up to catch this one. Just from watching the trailer I see that it’s got all the violence of “Kill Bill” mixed in with all the sex from “Game of Thrones” and the magic of “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” Throw in some of Hollywood’s best actors, add Cung Le and Dave Bautista as the cherry on top and you’ve got one hell of a Kung Fu movie.
“I think I am the most dangerous unarmed woman on the planet.” – Ronda Rousey
Being a female in the male dominated industry of fight sports, I’ve always wanted to enlighten and educate more women about the empowerment of combat. Whether it’s just for fitness, fun or actually wanting to learn self-defense, combat sports is not just for men. Women can and should be learning it too.
I’m a former competitive dancer, training in everything from ballet, tap, ballroom and hip hop. Transitioning into martial arts, especially into muay thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu had its ups and downs. Learning to kick without pointing my toe or focusing on speed rather than working to the beat of the music were definitely elements that took some getting used to.
Another outtake from the Spider’s Road to Health documentary. This time Spider shows how to make one of his favourite desserts that is both nutritious and delicious.
When I was on my way to Fan Expo Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre a few weeks ago, I figured I’d run into the stereotypical characters: a testosterone fueled batman, a geeky robin, creepy horror chicks and a Jedi or two. What I was not expecting and the character that stood out the most was SKULL MAN! Yes, I’m yelling because that’s how he TALKS!
My producer, Jorge Barbosa, found Skull Man in a sea of too tight leotards, furry ears and fake guns just outside of the exhibitor’s area. One look at Skull Man and you could see that he was different from the rest. His painted body armor and huge blade were actually made out of cardboard!
Looking back on this summer, Fan Expo Canada was one of the last places I thought I’d find myself nor could I have predicted that a cape and wig would be involved. How did this all happen? I don’t know anything about comics, haven’t really seen any of the Star Trek movies, don’t play video games and haven’t even seen The Avengers yet! I did watch Thor once but fell asleep halfway through. Oops. Anyways, my producer, Jorge Barbosa, emailed me at the end of July asking if I’d like to go to Fan Expo for a story that would fit perfectly into “The Shift” on Fight News Now. I tentatively responded with a “sure.” After all, I’m always game to try something new and out of my comfort zone. Little did I realize what this lunatic signed me up for!
I heard of Comic Con before. Various superstar celebrities would sit on a panel there to discuss their latest action, horror, sci-fi or super-hero movies. That’s all I really associated with it. Little did I know, Canada has their own version of Comic Con and I got thrown right into the centre of it.
Fight Network’s Sarah Davis participates in a fight-based workout with Femme Fitale in Toronto!
With so many sports drinks and energy drinks saturating the market today, it becomes quite difficult for someone to choose the best one. Athletes are known to chug Gatorade, Powerade, Xenergy, Monster, Red Bull, and the list goes on. Sure, they provide a great boost of energy for performance, but it comes at a price; consuming boatloads of sugar and other non-healthy chemicals. However, there is one drink in particular that has been overlooked by athletes, and that is green tea.
With the ever-growing MMA market, it can be daunting to choose the right gym, especially if you’re living in a metropolis. You’ve watched many UFCs online and finally you realized its time to take off the pounds in a new kind of way. You’re a professional with a full-time job, or a full-time student, so you don’t really care much for competing and collecting medals, so luckily for you, I have outlined 5 things you should look out for when searching for that new MMA gym.
A look into the growing sport of CrossFit.
The “Jiujiteiro” (Portuguese for someone that trains jiu-jitsu), especially competitive ones, must keep a close eye on their diet to enable optimum performance. The contents of the list below may seem obvious, but you would be surprised to see how many people neglect them and don’t eat them in proper abundance for the day. Read it over and keep reminding yourself what needs to be done. You owe it to yourself and your training.
People often engage in motivational banter about the advantages of certain Yoga positions for BJJ but you’re often left scratching your head wondering just what you’ll gain standing on your shoulders. I mean exactly how is that going to benefit your technique and the rest of your body’s biochemistry?
Don’t scratch too hard; I have simplified it for you.
The week before a tournament can be stressful, especially if you are cutting weight. But having your digestive system running smoothly can help you keep that annoying extra kilo off. So here are 10 foods that will keep you jogging to the bathroom and losing the critical pounds.
What is the best way to improve your BJJ game? Is it perfecting drills? Learning the latest technique? How about sparring? All of these are extremely important in the development of a BJJ athlete. The most important tool that you have at your disposal is conditioning.
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Los Angeles, California (USA): Crossfire Media Group (CMG) is proud to announce an agreement between pro wrestling legend “Diamond” Dallas Page and UFC fighter Sean “The Destroyer” Loeffler, both CMG clients. Through this accord, Loeffler will begin using Page’s respected DDPYOGA program while rehabbing his injured ankle. DDP is a three-time former world champion who competed in the WWE, WCW, and TNA, and is one of the most popular wrestling stars of the last fifteen years, while Loeffler is an up-and-coming star in the UFC’s middleweight division.
Since its launch in 2005 as “The Original MMA Fan Expo”, Mixed Martial Arts Expo has been bringing together MMA fans and celebrities, and martial arts practitioners and competitors with the various vendors of martial arts related products and services. MMA Expo is a highly interactive weekend event for the MMA and martial arts fan complete with pro-fighter autograph sessions, hands-on demonstrations and seminars, vendor exhibits and action-packed tournaments.
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The Fight Network presents an update on Xtreme Couture Toronto’s new women’s MMA inspired program commencing in 2011.
A closer look at Body By Chosen personal training and complete body development. Video by Russell Majik.