The Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has been vocal in refusing to fight the first transgender in the MMA world, Fallon Fox. Rousey thinks that there is no “undo button” on gender as the UFC champ had done some research regarding Fallon’s scenario. She added, “In Fallon Fox’s case, I think she does have an unfair advantage.”
On her Facebook account, Fallon responded stating that “I really wish Ronda would stop with the ridiculous bone structure arguments”.
Researchers have also expressed their opinion and point out that a transgender would have an actual disadvantage in a fight because the bone strength and muscle density might be affected due to hormone treatment.
Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel trains in mixed martial arts to enhance his defensive skills, a report said. While Zettel is an obvious gifted athlete, his abilities has been honed to perfection by training with MMA veteran Bruce Lombard. Zettel racked up seven tackles for loss and three sacks in three games this year. Lombard’s MMAFx program is specifically designed to help football players to improve their conditioning, arm speed, footwork, and more. Lombard trained formed Penn State offensive guard John Urschel and defensive tackle DaQuan Jone before they were drafted in the 2014 NFL draft. Zettel works with Lombard 3 days every week and focuses on boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, and other forms of martial arts.
Jackie Chan, has responded on his microblog regarding his son’s arrest in Beijing on August 14, 2014 for suspicion of marijuana possession.
The famous martial artist apologized to the public on Wednesday after the incident. He takes responsibility for the drug charges laid against his son. “I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken. I have failed to educate my son. I must also take responsibility, and in my son’s name take a deep bow and apologize to the public”, Chan wrote. He also hopes that young people will learn from Jaycee’s lesson and avoid drugs.
Jaycee Chan, 31, was found with more than 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces) of marijuana in his house according to reports.
In 2009, Jackie Chan was named by Beijing police as an official “Narcotics Control Ambassador”.
A Mountain View instructor was arrested by the Palo Alto police for allegedly trying to kiss a minor at a martial arts studio in May.
Jorge Alberto Tejada, 39, self-surrendered to the authorities on Thursday when a warrant was issued for a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child. He is an instructor at the Hiruko Wellness at Middlefield Road. The teenager who was 17 at that time was Tejada’s student on one of his classes.
The teenager had been taking taekwondo lessons at the age of eleven and eventually become a part-time employee at the studio. Police officers had released the information to check if Tejada had any other victims.
A criminal complaint has been filed against the former UFC and Bellator fighter War Machine Jon Koppenhaver for allegedly beating his former girlfriend Christy Mack.
Charges were filed in the state of Nevada which includes battery with substantial bodily harm, assault with a deadly weapon, open or gross lewdness and coercion.
Mack, a pornographic actress is in the hospital with serious injuries, including multiple broken bones around her face after the alleged beating. She posted graphic photos of her swollen and beaten face online.
Police are currently searching for the mixed martial arts fighter. According to the Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, the company is dissolving its contract with the fighter because of these accusations.