Lazy Sunday Link Dump: “A Sport That Offers Discipline and Meaning” edition

Enjoy the second episode of the Muay Thai Premier League (MPL) series, Into the Fire, plus more martial arts, health, fitness and lifestyle links worth your clicks:

  • Was anybody expecting the WEC’s fighters to make such a huge splash in the UFC? Nope. [SB Nation MMA]
  • Nick Diaz stays put for an interview that lasts longer than 10 minutes, which is about as rare as a Haley’s comet sighting, so enjoy it. [Bloody Elbow]
  • Brandon Vera and trainer Lloyd Irvin recount the life changing, harrowing tale of how they were held at gunpoint during a home invasion. [MMA Fighting]
  • The illustrated edition of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules comes out on Tuesday. To preview the book, check out some of Pollan’s favourite new rules for healthy eating. [Michael Pollan]
  • 33 solo grappling drills you can do at home to improve overall BJJ mobility. [The Fight Nerd]
  • Episode two of HBO 24/7, Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Marquez 3. [Error Clips]
  • Sumio Kurasawa has been living in Thailand for over 30 years working to popularize the art of sumo wrestling. [Bangkok Post]

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