UFC 111 Press Conference

March 24th, 2010 In MMA | 1 Comment

Today we made our way down to the NYC’s Radio City Music Hall for the UFC 111 press conference. This was an opportunity for Dana White and the combatants competing in the main events to address the media and the fans. Except for Shane Carwin. For whatever reason, he wasnt in attendence. After everybody spoke, the fans had an opportunity to take pictures and meet the fighters. It is my opinion, with this much support for MMA, New York needs to hurry up and legalize it already. It would bring tins of money to you’re state! How about Hardy’s first title defence being at Madison Square Gardens? That would be epic!

On a side note, the last episode of Primetime aired tonight. If you didn’t get a chance to peep it, it should be on the UFC’s website tomorrow or the next day. You’ll see why I’ve aquired the new nickname, “The Muscle.”

Alder Hampel Chosen as Dan Hardy’s Jiu Jitsu Coach vs. George St. Pierre

February 9th, 2010 In MMA, News | 8 Comments

It’s official, I’ll be going out to train with and coach Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy in preparation for his fight with George St. Pierre, March 27th. I have to admit, this maybe the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a huge honor to have been asked to help Dan Hardy prepare for, quite possibly, the biggest fight of his career. I’m going to do everything in my power to see that Dan brings the belt back to the states, well, via Nottingham, U.K. at least.

I’ll be returning from teaching seminars two, soon to become 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu affiliates in Africa, just to fly right back out to New Jersey, where Dan is having his training camp. I’ll be out there for the last 3 weeks of his camp, until the fight. So, as you’re watching the fight on your color t.v., look for me in the background saying encouraging words and shaking my fist violently. I might even through up a little 10th Planet gang sign or 2. While I’m out in NJ, I’m going to try and keep a little vblog, to document the experience.

It’s been an amazing 2010 already, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me the rest of the year. I’m very thankful for the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu family, Eddie, and The Burbank Crew. I’ve received so much support from everyone, thanks to everybody for helping out!

For more info on Dan Hardy http://www.danhardymma.com/, http://twitter.com/danhardymma,

For Tickets to this fight, at UFC 111, click HERE