Rob Constance on 2012 edition of the "Ultimate Absolute" no-gi grappling tournament
This video is hosted from www.youtube.com
The Fight Nerd caught up with Rob Constance, promoter of the "Ultimate Absolute" no-gi grappling tournament in New York City. This past Summer, Rob held their innaugral event, which was an epic hit with amazing matches and the grand winner taking home a $10,000 cash prize (as well as all competitors taking home an additional $1,000 for every submission). The tournament is returning in a little over a month on February 25, with the lightweights getting a chance to show their stuff at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan.
Constance breaks down the last show and how it got together, as well as his thoughts on why this tournament needed to exist. Furthermore, we get the inside scoop on who will be competing in the next very stacked show.
Fight Nerd correspondent Syl Peterkin spoke with Daniel Gracie after the "Ultimate Absolute" no-gi grappling tournament this weekend in New York City. Gracie made it into the semi-finals where he was submitted by Vinny Magalhaes, who placed third by the end of the event. Gracie talks about his performance at the event, and also about his MMA career and contract with Bellator FC, and gives advice to BJJ students everywhere. watch video >>
Fight Nerd correspondant Syl Peterkin spoke with Andre Galvao, the winner of the 16-man one-night "Ultimate Absolute" grappling tournament in NYC this weekend. Galvao defeated Nolan Dutcher in the first round by armbar, then Antonio Neto after 15 minutes of action (10 minute round with a five-minute overtime), followed by Vinny Magalhaes by points after 10 minutes, and finally Rustam Chsiey after going the distance and battling in two overtime rounds! Galvao talks us through his bouts and tells us which was the toughest, and also gives us a heads up on what is next for his MMA career. watch video >>
The Fight Nerd caught up with the ginormous Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (and his translator) to talk about the opening round of the upcoming Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament, which begins on February 12 at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. Silva talks about his first round opponent, Fedor Emelianeko, and discusses his thoughts on him since his first loss in 10 years to Fabricio Werdum, as well as if there are any holes in his game. Silva also predicts who he will meet in the finals of the tournament and talks about leaving American Top Team to start his own gym. watch video >>
The Fight Nerd caught up with Alistair Overeem at the Strikeforce New York Press Conference to get his predictions on what would happen in the epic heavyweight grand prix, thoughts on fighting Fabricio Werdum again, his response to all the fighters I interviewed seeing him in the finals, and what's up with Japanese MMA. Then I go too far and ask more about Japan which forces "The Reem" to almost melt my spine with his laser beam eyes. This is why you don't interview fighters who have an empty stomach -- they just might eat you! I also nerd out and give Alistair one of my classic Fight Nerd "Art of Fighting" shirts, which are still available for $25 shipped in the US if you email me (since I am too lazy to add a store function). watch video >>
The Fight Nerd caught up with Josh Barnett at the Strikeforce press conference in New York City, and asked him his thoughts on the heavyweight grand prix tournament. We also talk about his thoughts on Japanese MMA, his harsh response to Dana White's comments that Josh will not pass his drug test, and I give him the gift of a pack of pro wrestling trading cards. Let's see what Josh got! watch video >>
Fight Nerd correspondant Syl Peterkin spoke with the M-1 Global Light-Heavyweight champion, Vinny Magalhaes this weekend at the "Ultimate Absolute" no-gi grappling tournament. Vinny beat Marcos "Buchecha" Almeida by toehold in the first round, then Daniel Gracie in the second round with a banana split, but was defeated by the grand champion Andre Galvao in the semi-finals. Magalhaes discussed the tournament and what went wrong against Andre, and gives us some insight as to what is next with his contract with M-1 Global, including his plans are after his final fight with the company is done this October. watch video >>
Fight Nerd reporter Hiroko Yamamura caught up with Chris Weidman at the UFC on Fox 2 press workout. Weidman will be meeting Demian Maia on the main card of the show, and spoke about how he expects to fight Maia, how his grappling skills compare to his opponent, taking the fight on last-minute notice, his ranking in the middleweight division, and his thoughts on fighting on the UFC on Fox 3 card that will take place this May in New Jersey, plus legalizing MMA in his home state of New York. watch video >>
Fight Nerd correspondent Phoenix Carnevale spoke with kickboxing legend, Rob Kaman, at the 2012 NYC Paradise Warrior Retreat to discuss how the dutch style of Muay Thai has transitioned into MMA, as well as who he is training in MMA now, adjusting from being a fighter to a teacher, and who the best kickboxer in MMA is right now, plus more. watch video >>
Top contenders Clay Guida and Benson Henderson go to war at UFC on Fox for a possible shot at the title.200 Fights. watch video >>
None of the videos shown here are actually hosted on this server. The video streams
are provided solely by this site's users. The owner of this site (mma-core.com)
holds NO RESPONSIBILITY if these videos are misused in any way and cannot be held
responsible for what its users post, or any other actions of its users. Please read
our Terms of Service
for more information.