Competing at the Rizin Fighting Federation event, Kron's triangle choke victory gives him a 2-0 record as a mixed martial artist.
Also on the card, Gabi Garcia made her MMA debut, finishing Lei'd Tapa by TKO in round one.
Maia reversed the narrative set in motion by Father Time. The 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships gold medalist’s celebrated jiu-jitsu game was on full display over the past 12 months, as he continued to build on an often-overlooked resume. Outside of his June 2011 defeat to Mark Munoz, Maia has lost only to fighters who have either fought for or won UFC championships during their careers. His latest run of success represents his strongest stretch since he entered the UFC and became the only fighter in history to tap out five consecutive opponents.
Blitz and guerillas, by operating in a directed, yet more indistinct, more irregular, and quicker manner, operate inside their adversaries' observation-orientation-decision-action loop or get inside their mind-time-space as basis to penetrate the moral-mental-physical being of their adversaries in order to pull them apart, and bring about their collapse.
--John R. Boyd, Patterns of Conflict
"Then some man wrestled with him until daybreak. When he saw that he did not defeat Ya‘akov, he struck Ya‘akov’s hip socket, so that his hip was dislocated while wrestling with him.
The man said, 'Let me go, because it’s daybreak.' But Ya‘akov replied, 'I won’t let you go unless you bless me.' The man asked, 'What is your name?' and he answered, 'Ya‘akov.'
Then the man said, 'From now on, you will no longer be called Ya‘akov, but Isra’el; because you have shown your strength to both God and men and have prevailed ..."
“I didn’t get into this game because of the sport, or because of sport. I was never interested in sport fighting. When I started training for combat sports, for self- defense, it was never to win a national title or never to win anything like that. I don’t give a shit about that.
I done it to be able to defend myself in any situation that I found myself in. Because I felt if I was finding myself in any situation, I wanted to be able to be comfortable in them.
That’s why I began doing this: to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations.”
Werdum, who tried to get a job at a petrochemical complex in Sapucaia do Sul but failing the test, celebrates sucking at other jobs and getting beat up by his ex-girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.
"If I never had accepted my girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend’s challenge, I would never start training jiu-jitsu," he said. "And thank God I failed that test, or I wouldn’t be where I am today.
"And you see how things are. Ten years later, I submitted the best in the world, and now I’m fighting for the UFC heavyweight title."
In other words, pacing is about choosing when to tap into the anaerobic power reserve and how long to stay there for.
The best fighters know the pace they can maintain if they want to last all fight. They know when to explode and go for the finish and when to save their energy.
Less experienced and less savvy fighters, on the other hand, use their energy inefficiently and constantly draw from their anaerobic power reserve when it’s unnecessary, often leaving them gassed out as a result.Read the rest.
The grappling world has grown and the current structure of jiu jitsu competition is going to change. The professional aspect of the sport is growing. If it can stabilize, the IBJJF could remain the place for newer grapplers to make their name. But, once established the best athletes will likely be competing in cash prize tournaments and professional events rather than returning to amateur ranks.
"You're almost going to trick the mind to do stuff that it's not used to.
What's happening there is that the brain is working more than the body - your brain is outworking the body, there's no stopping you.
People work the body over than the brain. And that's where the skill level stagnates or it declines.
In the fight there is no pattern. It's just a blank canvas. You go out and just let the instinct take over. Let it just click.
Prizefighting is short. Get in, get rich, get out. But martial arts is a way of life. It's for life.
It's about movement. It's not about resistance. You should be going in there fluid. I feel like I'm understanding this game a lot more. It's not about coming in and getting the rounds in like it was.
It's a 24/7 process to free the body. That's what I'm ultimately trying to do. I'm trying to become free. I'm trying to open up my body in all ways.
I have a routine. I wake up. I drink water. I stretch. I shake it out.
That's me beginning to free my body again after whatever amount of time I've been asleep.
People just usually jump up get out of bed straightway, go and brush their teeth, eat their fill, rush to whatever they have to go, do what they have to do and their body is just locking up, getting tighter and tighter and tighter until it just locks or cracks.
I don't see it as showing up and doing jiu-jitsu, showing up and doing boxing, showing up and doing Tae Kwon Do. I just see it as moving. Waking up. Freeing the body. Becoming more loose. And moving."