Lazy Sunday reads for March 13, 2011:
- A fight ending on a cut can be one of the most disappointing MMA outcomes. That’s why Nick Diaz, a notorious bleeder, took matters into his own hands by seeking out surgeon Frank Stile, who removed scar tissue from Diaz’s face and ground down his protruding brow bones. Is surgery to prevent cuts going to be the norm in MMA? Is it an ethical advantage? Wired magazine looks under the knife. [Wired]
- Do you consider yourself a conscientious person? If not, it may be something you want to work on. According to new research, conscientiousness — more than cheerfulness or a happy marriage — looks to be the secret to longevity. [Healthzone]
- The nature of combat sports means the gym is also a place where cold and flu bugs can spread with ease. Can-ryu Jiu-Jitsu sensei Lori O’Connell lists four easy ways to prevent illness at the dojo. [Jiu-Jitsu Sensei Blog]
- Last Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, one of the most monumental boxing bouts in history. To commemorate the occasion, LIFE released a slide show of amazing never-before-seen photos, capturing the mood, humanity, and grandeur of the event. Fantastic stuff. [LIFE magazine]
- With the success of Ip Man and Ip Man 2, the world is starting to recognize the star potential of kung-fu action hero Donnie Yen. In this Q&A Yen talks Bruce Lee, his training for Ip Man 2, and the difference between Hong Kong and Hollywood. [Metro UK]
- I couldn’t write a summary that puts it better than the headline for this Robert Fulford column: “We’re fat. And we don’t really care.” Do Canadians really not care about getting in shape? [National Post]
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