Fighting Battles On Multiple Fronts

Kiser and I have been stretched to the limits as of late and as a result, have not been able to update the Damage Control MMA site with a snappy new post as is customary. For that we sincerely apologize. But never fear, we still have a few tricks up our rash guards and here is a gem from our friends in Oregon:

Resources have been tight lately as Coach Kiser has been traveling extensively to corner and work with Former Bodog Fighter Kyacey Uscola.

UFC Veteran Babalu Sorbal, Kyacey Uscoal and Coach Kiser in Puerto Rico

UFC Veteran Babalu Sorbal, Kyacey Uscoal and Coach Kiser in Puerto Rico

He was off to Puerto Rico for half a week for some touch up work, leaving me to tend to the flock, which I was more than happy to do, we have such an incredible student body… then again, a day at the beach sipping pina coladas doesn’t sound so bad either.

Gladiator Challenge Champion Jake Paul, Former Bodog Fighter Kyacey Uscola, Fight Trainer Brandon Kiser and Former WEC Champion Urijah Faber

Gladiator Challenge Champion Jake Paul, Former Bodog Fighter Kyacey Uscola, Fight Trainer Brandon Kiser and Former WEC Champion Urijah Faber

Shortly thereafter he was in Boise ID to corner for Kyacey again. This time along side Former WEC Champion Urijah Faber.

Jake "The Snake" Paul defends the Gladiator Challenge, Welter Weight title for the 2nd time October 26th 2009

Jake "The Snake" Paul defends the Gladiator Challenge, Welter Weight title for the 2nd time October 26th 2009

JTS works the Mitts during on of Fighter Corps. brutal training sessions.

JTS works the Mitts during on of Fighter Corps. brutal training sessions.

Melendez headlines what is shaping up to be a match up for Utah's MMA history books!

Melendez headlines what is shaping up to be a match up for Utah's MMA history books!

Former Ultimate Fighter Participant Brandon Melendez returns to Mushin Self Defense for a fresh look at the MMA game.

Former Ultimate Fighter Participant Brandon Melendez returns to Mushin Self Defense for a fresh look at the MMA game.

Meanwhile, back at Mushin headquarters, training was at full throttle as the staff and I struggled to keep up with Jake “The Snake” Paul while he pushed beyond his usual rigors to prepare for his 3rd Gladiator Challenge Title Fight.

For the 4th time this year Jeremy Horn pits one of his fighters (Cole Rose) and his coaching abilities against Mushin Fighter Corps and Jake Paul as the chips are pushed into the center of the cage Saturday October 26th 2009 as the marquee fight of Gladiator Challenge’s Reality Check. We never take an opponent lightly and Cole Rose is no exception. This will be a true test of Jake’s skills.

And in the distance an epic battle looms between Former UFC fighter Josh Burkman and TUF Veteran Brandon Melendez. While Jake rested and recharged his energy stores this week, Melendez was hard at work. Thankfully, Coach Kiser was back in full force and between Khru Anderson, Kiser, Jake, the senior fighters, Mushin Students, and myself, we’ve been able to jump start his training camp and really make some headway in terms of our game plan and conditioning drills.

So if we’re a little distant and less frequent than usual, please hang in there. We’ll be back in full force very soon… In the meanwhile, stop by and support our fighters. They’ve worked hard and are going to put on some spectacular fights!

8 replies
  1. Dr Sick
    Dr Sick says:

    Jake Paul successfully defends his title for the 2nd time. He wins by ref stoppage, ground and pound from mount in round 1 @ 1:09.

    Our congratulations go out to him as we focus now on preparing Brandon Melendez for his bout in November.

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  2. BallPtPenTheif
    BallPtPenTheif says:

    Great sweep. It’s like a cross between a butterfly sweep and a scissor sweep.

    I’ve done it by accident before, but seeing it formally demonstrated is a huge help. Thanks again Dr. Sick.

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  3. Dr Sick
    Dr Sick says:

    Unfortunately we don’t at this time. It was pretty straight forward though. Jake pressed forward, took a takedown, passed guard, took mount and pounded away until the ref stopped it. Cole Rose was his opponent, and is a really cool guy and tough opponent. It just wasn’t in the cards for him that night.

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  4. PrestonBludworth
    PrestonBludworth says:

    Well tell him congrats anyways. When is he going to get a call from the big show? It seems to me like he has paid his dues………..

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  5. KJGould
    KJGould says:

    I was trying to look for Randy Couture’s Cage Bounce technique.I thought it was on the ESPN MMA Live MMA For Dummies segment, but I think it must have been fight science of something.

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  6. Dr Sick
    Dr Sick says:

    Brandon had a great showing during his fight against Josh Burkman. It was a high intensity fight and Brandon was doing everything we worked on utilizing angles, ankle kicks and takedown defense. Josh countered well and opened up a nasty cut over Brandon’s left eyelid. Eventually Josh was able to clip Brandon by changing stances and using a right hook. A contingency we had not planned on.

    The full fight is here:

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