If you’ve ever wondered why Fedor Emelianenko throws his punches a little differently than the average dude, the above video should clear up some of the mystery. Combat Sambo’s "casting" punch is intended for easy transition into grappling, as well as flexibility in terms of range and impact area; as the host demonstrates, the Sambo puncher can make contact with anything from his wrist to the back of his hand. Hope you’re taking notes, Brett…
(Props: MMA Fanhouse)
Above: Vitor Belfort tells Ariel Helwani that he didn’t ask for a fight against Anderson Silva, and Nate Marquardt probably deserves a title shot before he does. Nevertheless, Belfort vs. Silva will happen soon, pending doctor’s approval. Below: Joe Rogan gets brutally honest at the end of the Tibau/Neer fight at UFC 104.