January 15th, 2011

Hello everyone, This morning at 7:50am I went to the A Channel studio to go live on TV to announce my retirement. The WRECK MMA fight coming up January 28th will be my last MMA fight. I decided to take a step back and work on my weaknesses. I will still be competing in BJJ […]

January 14th, 2011

Mark “Boots” Holst will retire from Mixed Martial Arts following his upcoming MMA fight.  Holst, who currently has an 8-3 record, will face Markhaile Wedderburn in a Welterweight fight at WRECK MMA on January 28.  Win or lose, Holst will hang up the gloves following the fight. Holst recently made the jump to the UFC […]

January 13th, 2011

I’m back in 100% training now with all my training partners and instructors. This week and last week my head instructor Pat Cooligan has been taking over the MMA elite class from 1-3 every day of the week. It has been real good but real hard training! In MMA elite class, I get to train […]

December 16th, 2010

Hello everyone! This week has been great training for me, I have built up quickly to 3 training sessions per day. Today 4 training sessions! Got lots to catch up to because of last week (I was sick) On the weekend I went to watch the UFC 124 live in MTL and all I got […]

November 14th, 2010

Top MMA News has confirmed with sources very close to the fight that Mark Holst will make his first step back to the UFC at WRECK MMA on January 28th in 2011.  Holst made two appearances in the UFC in 2010 but unfortunately lost them both and will now embark on his comeback to the […]

October 29th, 2010

Hello everyone! I am getting pumped up for Halloween. You guys will get a good chuckle out of my costume! Right now, I am 100% dedicated to Stephane Bernadel’s training. He is looking really sharp and will get the W on November 13th against 4-1 fighter Rejean Groulx in MTL. I am training everyday with […]

October 16th, 2010

Hello everyone, The fight didn’t go my way. I was really hesitant with my striking. I knew he wanted to take the fight to the ground. He caught me early in the first with a triangle and I was able to defend it then it turned into a omoplata and I slipped out of that. […]

September 18th, 2010

I just got back from NYC last night. We went down on Sunday afternoon, Pat, Steve Joncas and myself. Monday was a busy day. I trained in the No Gi class at the Renzo Gracie NYC location followed by a wrestling class. Then, I trained cardio (bike and run) with Pat who is getting ready […]

August 23rd, 2010

It’s been quite a while since I last checked in with Top MMA News with an update on my training and fighting in Asia.  This isn’t because there has not been anything going on.  On the contrary, every time I sat down to write a blog post something happened that drastically changed what I had to write […]

August 16th, 2010

Hello everyone! I got a really good week of training this week and today is my birthday, I woke up and got a call from Jonny from Virgin radio, he told me the good news that MMA is coming in Ontario! Wow, what a great Birthday gift and what a great start to my day! […]

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