Lots of good reads this week! Here’s your dump for Sunday, March 27, 2011.
- As we get closer to the UFC in Toronto on April 30, you can expect to be reading a lot more about MMA in the local mainstream press. The Globe and Mail business report looks at the UFC’s history as a company and peers into the glass ball, trying to divine its future. [The Globe and Mail]
- Even though it was the start of his current losing streak, Dan Hardy‘s heart-filled match against GSP has endeared him to more and more fans ever since. Another reason to like Hardy: read this piece and peep the video of him getting emotional at Bruce Lee’s grave. [The Seattle Times]
- Speaking of Bruce Lee, check this note-to-self he wrote in 1969 laying out the “definite chief aim” of his life. Did Lee die to young? Undoubtedly. But it’s more than inspiring to know he accomplished most if not all of his goals by the young age of 32. Talk about living a life with purpose. [Roger Ebert’s Journal]
- Director Zack Snyder considers his new film Sucker Punch as 300 with women. Driving home the point that size doesn’t equal strength, the workout program for the young female cast got them all addicted to fitness and obsessed with their newfound strength, some of them deadlifting over 200 lbs. despite their tiny frames. Actress Vanessa Hudgens shares some of their workout routine. [Shape Magazine]
- Does mixed martial arts have to stand in opposition to traditional martial arts? Martial arts instructor Tom Callos tries to talk some sense into his more traditional-minded colleagues, saying that MMA is actually saving the martial arts as a whole. [My Life is My Dojo]
- Remember when Jon Jones stopped that car jacker? Remember what he was doing at the time? He was on his way to meditate before his championship match against “Shogun” Rua. If you’re looking to be like Jones and add meditation to your life, here a couple of simple tips to get you started. [Abundance Tapestry]
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