Coincidence? I Think Not.

Ronda Rousey is – still – the UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion.  Judo Gene Lebell is in her corner for every fight.

USA Judo is now a sponsor of the UFC – their name is prominently displayed on an octagon post with other big-name, long time big money UFC sponsors.

Pretty simple math if you ask me.

I’m also psyched that USA Judo is evidently building a major facility roughly 1/2 mile from where I work.

Oh, and evidently the way to win UFC championship  fights is to have Gene Lebell in your corner. And an Olympic medal in judo, a mother who is a world-class judoka, razor-sharp focus, Manny Gamburyan and Gokor Chivichyan as part of your coaching staff and one of the best work ethics in MMA.

I’ve heard it said, “The more I practice the luckier I get”. It ain’t wrong.

Oh, and knees and elbows in the clinch. Getting it right since Ayutthaya.

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