Eddie Bravo covers a couple variations of The Vaporizer leg lock with Joanne from MMA Girls.
This submission is hard to escape, difficult to reverse, and places your body safe from the opponents strikes. Watch this video twice.
Reigning UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, was arrested early Saturday morning after crashing his Bentley into a utility pole near his hometown in Ithaca. Jones’ management team confirmed the arrest stating, “The facts of this situation are still being gathered and situated.”
The Broome County Sheriff’s department reportedly took Mr. Jones, into custody at approximately 5 a.m. EST.
Jones’ management team released a statement:
“I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI,” stated manager Malki Kawa. “While the facts of this situation are still being gathered and situated, First Round Management fully supports Jon, and we are asking for fans and media to respect the privacy of Jon and his family during this time.
Dana White comments, “I’m a realist. You can’t expect all these people to be perfect. I understand they’re role models. They’re human beings. They’re going to make mistakes. I’m one of those guys that believes we’re all going to make mistakes – it’s how you handle it after you make that mistake that tells you who you really are.”
From Jon Jones this morning via facebook:
Man I haven’t added anyone new to my Facebook page in like three years and right now I’m so glad that I haven’t. It has literally been sickening to have so many people try to kick me while I’m down. At the same time, I totally understand, I gave them the leeway to. I screwed up, big time. Just needed to say thank you to all you guys for being amazing friends/supporters
Always having to deal with so many critics, haters and fickle mma fans, I almost forgot how strong of a home base I had (607 and people that knew me before I was a champion fighter). Although the hell that will come with this hasn’t even started yet, I want you guys to know how much better you’ve all made me feel, not only about this situation but about life, everything. It’s good to feel that people are there and care. With that being said, I felt I should apologize to you first.
I’m truly sorry to those of you that I may have embarrassed in any way, to those of you with kids that I may have let down. I will prove to them as well as to myself, that no matter what is happening in life, we can always work our way back and make things even better than before. Reading you guys uplifting comments was a great reminder for me to not give up on who I am or all the hateful people. I’m not gonna allow this situation to outweigh the positive. I love you guys right back and I promise to make things right. PS sorry about the terrible grammar
Today, the California State Athletic Commission voted to approve an amendment allowing therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for fighters that are in need of the controversial testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as well as medicinal marijuana for other reasons.
“People say that marijuana is going to hurt my career. On the contrary, my fight career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking.”
— Nick Diaz, Strikeforce Welterweight Champion
The amendment still has not been approved, and could take some months or years to happen.
The state of Nevada has given a TUE to fighters in the past such as Dan Henderson when he fought Shogun at UFC 139; Henderson was determined to be in need of testosterone.
George Dodd, the CSAC executive officer has said that that particular case will be somewhat of a blueprint for California’s testing. The fighters would be required to check their testosterone levels multiple times prior to fights, and will need to provide extensive medical history in order to be approved for a TUE. Only after the amendment is passed by the Department of Consumer Affairs and the state’s Office of Administrative Law will it officially be passed.
For the second time in his illustrious career as a fighter, Nick Diaz has been suspended for testing positive for marijuana.
The first time was following his fight with legendary Japanese martial artist Takanori Gomi at Pride 33 in 2007. Nick received a six month suspension and fined His of his fight purse. Ouch! His win over Gomi also was overturned and ruled a no contest. Double Ouch.
But times they are a changing.
The current “temporary suspension” for Nick Diaz issued by the Nevada Deputy Attorney General and state boxing commission is pending a follow up disciplinary meeting where Nick Diaz will be able to defend his usage of marijuana. And, the case for Nick Diaz is unique because he is prescribed marijuana by a California state approved doctor to help him with his ADHD. If Nick requests the exception for medicinal marijuana, the case would set a new precedent by being the first time that a fighter requested legal marijuana exemption.
Nick could go big and also point out that now is a great time for the commission to consider issuing a reversal of the “No Contest” that he got smacked with after the bout with Gomi.
Nick Diaz has a lot riding on the line with this temporary suspension. Up to a 1 year suspension from fighting, a considerable financial penalty on his fight purse and bonuses from UFC 143, and in the now he’s a top contender for the UFC Welterweight Belt.
What do you think? Should Nick get the OK to get back in the cage and fight with a medical marijuana clearance?
Another good photo. BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, sometime before their first fight.