Jonathan Salmon


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Just your everyday neighborhood martial artist. I have a love and passion for the martial arts, specifically the striking arts. With a black belt in karate, kickboxing and coaching experience, as well as love for nerd culture, it's my mission to expose my passionate opinions to the world and hopefully get people thinking and enjoying my content.

The Striking Evolution of Henry Cejudo

In the dangerous chess game that is mixed martial arts, lacking in one department in your arsenal can mean certain doom, particularly when a fighter reaches the upper echelons of their division. Sure, you can excel at one particular discipline,…

Jeremy Stephens: Improvements to his wild, strategic striking

It’s easy to look at Jeremy Stephens and see a fighter who simply relies on power to get the job done. He throws mean hooks and devastating uppercuts from odd angles and positions. He’s a brawler at heart, a man…

Can Israel Adesanya collect another ‘W’ or will Brad Tavares destroy the hype train?

In the midst of all the great fights coming up this weekend, the bout between Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya has a great deal to live up to.

Breaking down Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero

It may not be an epic grudge match like the co-main event, but the rematch between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero has this writer salivating.

Grading Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till

It may not have been the barnburner that we were all hoping for, but Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till was certainly intriguing to any striking obsessed fan. It had some of those palpable, energetic spaces that made you feel like…

Breaking down Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till

Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till is a fight that many MMA fans have been champing at the bit to see, including a striking nerd with a healthy appreciation for the traditional martial arts. Young upstart Darren Till looks to put…

What’s the strategy for Max Holloway to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Well, we probably all should have seen that coming, especially considering the number of times Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been set to fight in the past. Each and every time the fight has been canceled leads me to…

What strategies can we expect from Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223?

Finally, the time is upon us. Barring any stupid injuries or weight-cutting mishaps (please don’t let us down Khabib), the battle between the current UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to go off without a…