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Cage Gear: AKA Affliction Shirts

Javier Mendez, Daniel Cormier, and Bob Cook With AKA Affliction Shirts

aka affliction shirts

from @laziethesavage instagram

BUY on AMZN: $44.00

BUY at AKA SHOP: $22.99

Two proud coaches and their current Light Heavyweight Champion and team captain Daniel Cormier rocking AKA Affliction shirts.
The American Kickboxing Academy has produced some of MMAs toughest and most accomplished fighters. Starting with an earlier generation of top fighters in Frank Shamrock, Josh Koscheck, and Jon Fitch. Coached by the phenomenal team of Javier Mendez, Bob Cook, and Dave Camarillo. Although these fighters were never champions in the UFC they put AKA on the map as one of the best MMA gyms in the US.

Around 2012, there was a huge riff between the fighters and the coaches at AKA resulting in Josh Koscheck and Dave Camarillo leaving AKA. The drama and the resulting feud only served to bring more attention and publicity to the gym. Many members of the fight world questioned AKA and whether they would be able to survive without Guerilla Jiu Jitsu founder and grappling coach Dave Camarillo.

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Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold (Full Fight)

Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold, UFC 194, 12 December 2015
Fight of the Night

chris weidman vs luke rockholdThe first championship fight of UFC 194 saw a very competitive and well deserved “fight of the night” for the UFC Middleweight Championship.

What intrigued me most about Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold, was how Luke Rockhold was selling and promoting the fight. Leading up to and through the press interviews, Luke said that his momentum could not be stopped, that his fighting abilities were highly underestimated, and that he was on an entirely higher level compared to Chris Weidman.

I admit that I prescribed a “Brad Pitt Syndrome” to Luke Rockhold – that he was too good looking to be actually good at his craft. Luke has fought some tough competition before but I never considered the middleweight division to be that competitive in the first place.

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