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Live to Fight, a charity organization that helps raise funds for people in the need in the MMA community, hosts its next event on Sunday, June 22 at Serra BJJ in Huntington.
This time, it's Ray Longo teaching MMA for two hours, followed by Matt Serra and Renzo Gracie for three hours in Gis teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
To help Islip's Brian Baney, who has stage 4 brain cancer....Read more »
Uniondale's Aljamain Sterling now has a contract with the UFC and will fight Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in Las Vegas on Feb. 22. The fight was agreed to by both participants, but the bout agreements had not yet been signed and received, a UFC official said Tuesday night.
Martins (13-1) has won two straight, including a first round submission of Junior Hernandez last September.
The timing...Read more »
Matt Serra and Chris Weidman will be linked in MMA history books forever, and not just because Serra is Weidman's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor.
Both are from Long Island. Both train under Ray Longo. Both pulled off monumental upsets to win world titles against the best there ever was in their respective weight classes.
So when you converse at length with UFC commentator Joe Rogan about...Read more »
Nothing about a Tim McGraw-Faith Hill ballad suggests mixed martial arts.
It's a pretty country duet performed by pretty country people, for sure, but it sounds a smidge out of place inside the gritty garage-type gym for punching and kicking and people.
Yet, there was "It's Your Love" coming through the sound system at Ray Longo and Chris Weidman's Power MMA in Garden City...Read more »
Here's a little clip of a training session between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman hitting pads with trainer Ray Longo one night this past week in Garden City.
It was produced by Weintraub Films, which has been documenting Weidman's camp for UFC 168.
That should be an interesting piece when it's completed and released.
Watch the video embedded below.
(Newsday's...Read more »
Al Iaquinta wakes up in the morning and goes to work. Througout the day, he works. At night, he works.
But his job is a bit different. His "business casual" attire is a rash guard and board shorts.
The life of an MMA fighter does indeed have its perks . . . when someone isn't punching them in the face or kicking them in the ribs.
“I cant imagine working a 9-5," the...Read more »
The last time Ryan LaFlare fought inside a steel cage, everyone loved Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, Carmelo Anthony was a Denver Nugget and LeBron James was still a month away from making "The Decision."
Out of action for more than two and a half years because of injuries, LaFlare returned Friday night to the same set of results as every one of his previous fights: victory.
LaFlare,...Read more »