Lots of good reads this week, even if it it a little late for a “Sunday” link dump — we hope you had a good long weekend!
- UFC 129’s card is stacked high and low. One of Saturday’s sleeper bouts is Canadian John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson, which hopefully features Makdessi’s impressive kicking abilities. This Judo Chop installment looks at how Makdessi makes Taekwondo work in the Octagon. [Bloody Elbow]
- A new film called Fightville — about the grueling lifestyle of an MMA fighter — makes its Toronto debut on Thursday at Hot Docs film festival. The Canadian Press talks to the film’s director and subjects. [The Globe and Mail]
- Need inspiration with your lifts or even workouts in general? This essay from Henry Rollins about his love affair with “the iron” is a must read for anyone who gets high off feeling strong. [DMFB via Details magazine]
- Here are 20 tips for living a successful life like Bruce Lee. As Sigung Bruce once wrote, “there is no help but self-help.” [Wake Up Cloud]
- According to a study on weight-cutting and wrestlers, cutting weight before a fight causes mental fogginess, but doesn’t decrease physical strength. [Cage Writer]
- MMA writer Daniel Herbertson has been doing excellent work covering the earthquake and tsunami aftermath in Japan. His online diary details his experiences with Shooto legend Enson Inoue, and is full of smart reflections, good writing and touching photographs. [MMA Fighting]
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