WSOF open workouts at JACO Hybrid Training Center on Thursday


Local fans, as well as local and national media, are invited to attend JACO Hybrid Training Center located at 7561 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton, FL from 12:00 – 2:00pm Thursday to see open workouts and fighter interviews, and autograph and photo opportunities after the workouts.

The World Series of Fighting’s main event takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Saturday, January 18th at 9pm and will feature Justin Gaethje vs. Rich Patishnock and a co-main Heavyweight collision between Blackzilian Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and #1 contender Mike Kyle. The card will feature top-level fighters from around the world including a female Strawweight Championship Bout between Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray.

Jaco Hybrid Training Center is a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art complete physical fitness training facility located in Boca Raton, Florida. Offering group fitness classes, strength-training equipment, cardiovascular machines, specialized exercise-programming options, and more, Jaco is truly an athlete’s gym.

Other courses available include F3 Crossfit, MMA, as well as Children’s MMA. Jaco has also become the home to many professional and amateur MMA champions and participants, including well-known MMA team, The Blackzillians. For more information on Jaco Hybrid Training Center visit and follow them on Facebook at

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Brock Lesnar to return to UFC?

Brock Lesnar — a former UFC heavyweight champion — and current WWE superstar — is reportedly in talks with UFC President Dana White about a possible return to the promotion. Rumors of Lesnar’s return have been circulating for several weeks, from Shane Carwin saying he wanted a rematch with Lesnar in the UFC, to Dana White acting very coy in an interview with Ariel Helwani when asked about Lesnar. Could it be that Lesnar is the star power for 2014 the UFC is looking for, now that GSP and Anderson Silva have left?

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Rousey vs Tate 2 – UFC 168 fight results

It took her to the third round in their rematch, but Ronda Rousey scored another arm bar submission victory over arch-rival Miesha Tate. Tate showed excellent submission defense, getting out of a tight arm bar and also a reverse triangle. However, she was not able to mount much in the way of offense and continue to try to take Rousey down, even after she was thrown several times. Ronda showed she was not afraid to throw down with Tate, and actually did fairly well against her on the feet, which is a good sign that her striking has matured. Now, looking at the next challenge, I believe Cat Zingano was in attendance — so I wonder if she will be rehabbed and ready to go when it comes time for Rousey to defend her title again.


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Shocking finish to Weidman vs Silva 2 at UFC 168!!!

Silva breaks leg!! Weidman wins by TKO!! Chris Weidman is still the UFC middleweight champion after beating Anderson Silva for the second time, this time by TKO as Silva threw a leg kick and Weidman checked it with his knee. Silva’s lower leg wrapped around Weidman knee, the bones shattering. Weidman had won the first round convincingly, knocked Silva down with a big punch, and then following up with some heavy ground-and-pound. Who knows if Silva can come back from such a horrific injury. But as of right now, it looks like Vitor Belfort gets the next crack at Weidman’s title.


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Police: Red Lion man gets black eye trying to shoplift from cage fighting store owner

When Tom “Mate” Anderton was fighting on the regional amateur MMA circuit, I covered several of his fights. It was always great to see Tom at the events, even if he wasn’t fighting — the guy always had a smile on his face. But don’t let the smile fool you — Tom was nasty in the cage, winning fights with his stand-up skills. Fighting seemed to be something that was just in the native Englishman’s blood, as was music.

That’s why when I heard that Tom had taken down a would-be thief at his Red Lion record store recently — Tom’s Music Trade — I wasn’t surprised. Little did the guy know the record store owner he was dealing with was a former cagefighter. The guy found out soon enough, as Tom disarmed him and then rendered him unconscious with a standing rear-naked choke.

Here’s the story, by my co-worker, Rebecca LeFever:

A Red Lion store owner said he was worried about his 12-year-old daughter and customers in the store when a man who police said attempted to shoplift items pulled a knife.

Thanks to his training as a cage fighter and boxer, store owner Tom Anderton said he was able to hold the man in a choke hold until police arrived.

Anderton, who owns Tom’s Music Trade in the first block of North Main Street in Red Lion said he opened his store Saturday and a man police identified as Shawn Frazier came inside the shop.

Frazier, 45, of Red Lion, was in the store for about two hours, looking through various CDs, DVDs and video games, according to charging documents. Anderton said Frazier was acting strangely and he spoke to Frazier twice about not putting merchandise in places it didn’t belong.

When Frazier came to the counter with one CD, Anderton said, he asked Frazier about the items he could see in his back pocket.

“I just grabbed them,” Anderton said Saturday afternoon.

To read the rest of the story, click here.

Tom is also good friends with Red Lion band Halestorm, who won a Grammy earlier this year.

Tom writes, “Yes I’m friends with them. They have been regulars at the store since 2006. They gave me this signed picture a couple of years ago when they had a couple of days off from tour. They even put a photo up on there website a couple of years ago of them with me in the store.”

Halestorm was also profiled on YDR’s FlipSide blog.


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Sonnen vs. Shogun – UFC on FOX Sports 1 fight prediction

Chael Sonnen takes on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the main event of the first-ever UFC event broadcast on FOX Sports 1 on Aug. 17 in Boston. I’m predicting that Sonnen, known as a pressure fighter with great take-downs, will get a unanimous decision win over Shogun. What do you think?

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Weidman vs. Silva II signed for UFC 168!

Just announced: Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris “The All-American” Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva will have their much-talked-about rematch at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas. Some fight fans called the first fight a fluke, or said that Silva threw the fight or let Weidman win; others have said Weidman beat the champ legitimately and that Silva finally paid for all the clowning he has done in the cage over the years. It’s my hope that whatever the outcome of this fight, we have a clearer understanding of these two fighters and how they stack up against each other.

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Weidman KOs Silva at UFC 162!

Chris “The All-American” Weidman is the new UFC middleweight champion after knocking out Anderson Silva!!! Weidman, never intimidated by the showboating, mean-mugging Silva, won round one with a take-down and hard ground-and-pound. Silva, clearly frustrated, tried to goad Weidman into a striking contest. Weidman obliged and with a flurry, knocked Silva down, followed him to the ground, and then continued hitting him until his eyes rolled back into his head and Herb Dean stepped in to stop the fight.

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The ManHammer — the ultimate strength and conditioning tool

Arm and Hammer RCC

Idea thru Validation – A reflection of a Legendary shot
USA – July 3, 2013 – ManHammer Co reflects a day before the nation’s independence, remembering the very
first Sale of the ManHammer™. The company sold the first one ever produced to the Legendary Hardcore trainer
of both Branch Warren and Ronnine Coleman. His name is Brain Dobson and he holds a lot of weight in the world of
hardcore training.

Owner and founder Joe Walker says, “This success is a reflection of the hard work that has gone
into developing the ManHammer. It was a dream come true to be able to show off our product in
front of Brain and Ronnie at the Ronnie Coleman Classic in Dallas.”
2011 and 2012 Arnold Classic winner, Branch Warren, is a Muscle Tech sponsored athlete.
Warren says, “Brian Dobson is the ultimate motivator. He can get the most out of you in the gym
on any given day.” Branch Warren on Brian Dobson.

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UFC 162 prediction: Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar takes on Charles Oliveira in a featherweight bout at UFC 162. Edgar is coming off three straight losses, although all of them by decision — and some of them controversial. Oliveira is coming off a KO loss to Cub Swanson. I say Edgar is going to finish Oliveira in this fight — he has the wrestling to deny CO’s takedowns and will outbox him, if he can get inside.

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