March 19th, 2010

The Club I train at in Korea is well known for producing some top notch notch jiu jitsu players, MMA fighters and kickboxers.  At the same time there is a huge number of people who train recreationally.  Daegu MMA has members  as young as 13 and  as old as 55.   While this isn’t any different […]

March 18th, 2010

Hello everyone! I hope everyone got to enjoy the beautiful weather here in Ottawa, I sure did! For the last few days I have been out running short distances of 5km to get my weight down. My weight is ok now, still got a few lbs to drop. Its my favorite part of the fight […]

March 9th, 2010

Good morning everyone! As everyone knows, you can’t make it alone in the MMA world. You need a team, you need a family, you need people who care about you and who are willing to do anything to take you to the top of the fight world. Well folks, I am very fortunate to have […]

March 4th, 2010

Date: March 20, 2010 Location: Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan TV: Internet Pay-Per-View at  MMAActionLive.com Ticket: emutix.com Main Event Jeff Monson vs. Scott Barrett – 265 lbs Ricco Rodriguez vs. Bryan Ryan – 265 lbs Corey Hill vs. Mark Holst – 155 lbs *** for XKL World Lightweight Title Eric Smith vs. Ricky Shivers – […]

March 4th, 2010

Hello everyone! I am back in O-town training with my team and feeling great for my next fight! I had a great week in Winnipeg, as they took really good care of us over there. On Friday night was the CFC fight night, I warmed up Remi, who had a rematch fight against Roland Delorme. […]

March 2nd, 2010

 Top MMA News caught up with its own Boots Scraps columnist Mark “Boots” Holst.  Mark talked about his upcoming main event XKL Lightweight title bout with Corey Hill, his training in Thailand, and his trip down to Greg Jackson’s MMA gym.

February 18th, 2010

Hello everyone! So, back in Ottawa from the USA, I trained two days at OAMA and then Pat, Dave (a student of OAMA) and myself drove down to the MAS Academy in Cambridge to train with Kru Chris. I went there to train my striking at the same time as teach BJJ to their fairly […]

February 16th, 2010

XKL President Eric Rafiq confirmed to Top MMA News that the show originally scheduled for Dubai has been moved to Michigan.  Rafiq stated, “The reason that we changed the venue from Dubai to Michigan at this time was due to the economics in Dubai it was a bad move.”  According to Rafiq, the XKL “will still […]

February 14th, 2010

Last week on Monday morning we did 10 hours of driving down south to Vegas! Arrived there we checked in our suite at Mandalay Bay- THE Hotel. Steph and I shared a room, the room was off the hook! Marble bathroom with TV, 2 big beds, spectacular view of the strip, living room with huge […]

February 14th, 2010

It’s a long weekend here in Korea, and I guess that means there’s no excuse for not writing a blog update. Monday is not only Valentines Day here, but also Lunar New Years which is sometimes called Chinese New Year. As an interesting note while I am 28 in Canadian age I’m already 30 in […]

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