Precision Fighter Garret Volpe made it to the front cover of the Poughkeepsie Journal this Friday. If you met Garret Volpe today, you would have no idea that two years ago he was forced to face his own mortality. As a committed athlete who trains tirelessly and is constantly seeking new information on nutrition and fitness, it was a complete shock for him to find out that he was facing heart failure. After Volpe was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, and beneath his muscular frame his heart was functioning at approximately 40% of normal rate. Those who know Garrett would attest that he is not only in good shape, but a living embodiment of peak physical fitness. His family, friends, coaches and teammates were in dismay and disbelief, but none more than Garrett himself. He has dedicated years of his life to training martial arts, in hopes of pursuing his long-time dream of fighting in a mixed martial arts bout. This dream is what kept him in positive spirits, despite being told that he may need a heart transplant if he was going to survive. Check out his article in the Poughkeepsie Journal to learn more about Garrets struggle to make it from heart failure to getting his hand raised. If you live in Poughkeepsie or the Hudson Valley and would like to train MMA, give Precision Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts a call at (845)392-8495 or visit us at precisionmixedmartialarts.com
Jim Miller has done what no other fighter in history has done before. He has fought 30 times inside the UFC octagon. With long time coach and Precision head instructor Brian McLaughlin in his corner Jim put on possibly the best performance of his historic UFC career. Showing flawless muay thai, vicious ground and pound, and his trademark submission skills Jim was able to overwhelm his opponent just moments into the very first round securing the rear naked choke finish. Jim further extended his record of most wins in UFC lightweight history as well.
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Mickey Gall has been a familiar face to MMA fans since he burst on the scene with a victory on UFC president Dana White’s reality series “Looking for a Fight”. Mickey quickly dispatched of his opponent in the first round and then proceeded to call out WWE superstar CM Punk (aka Phil Brooks).
Dana was interested, but he wanted to see if Mickey was for real so he gave him a tune up fight against new comer Mike Jackson. Mickey once again put his skills on display and dispatched of Jackson in the opening round, solidifying his place under the lights to face off against Punk inside the octagon.
Mickey knew that being a recognized name in the UFC would mean he needed to step his game up. To do so he called on long time training partner and mentor Brian McLaughlin, Precision MMA’s head coach.
Brian has been working specifically on Mickey’s ground and pound and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, which has taken his already stellar skills to the next level. Be sure to tune in September 10th on Pay Per View to UFC 203 and cheer on Mickey!
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Sam Rivera gives unique look at Precision Mixed Martial Arts in LaGrange, NY. This video is narrated by Precision’s head coach Brian McLaughlin and looks at what motivated him to open Precision as well as what drives students and coaches alike to keep coming back on the mat day after day.
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This weekend Precision Mixed Martial Arts head coach Brian McLaughlin made the journey to Las Vegas to corner his student Jim Miller in his UFC 200 bout against Takanori Gomi. The former Pride and Shooto champion, Gomi is widely regarded as one of the best lightweight fighters of all time. Jim was in a must win situation against a very dangerous opponent, but rose to the occasion in dramatic fashion.
Jim followed the game plan perfectly and showed off his world class Brazilian Jiu-jitsu taking the back and quickly scoring a crowd pleasing TKO stoppage victory. This victory made Jim the first fighter in UFC history to earn victories at both UFC 100 and UFC 200!
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Precision MMA continued its winning ways when coach Karl “Mr. Fantastic” Nemeth returned to the cage to defend his Kaged Kombat Featherweight MMA title.
Going into this fight Karl was considered the heavy underdog. His opponent TJ George was 8-1 and was riding a 7 fight winning streak winning all his fights by stoppage. According to the official MMA rankings George was the #2 fighter in the entire state, while Karl was barely on the radar.
However, the students at Precision MMA knew more than the odds makers and were all very confident Karl would put his black belt skills on display.
When the fight began George marched forward and executed a single leg takedown. From there Karl immediately transitioned to his rubber guard and began a rapid fire series of submissions. George attempted to counter with a knee bar attempt of his own, not realizing leg locks are coach Karl’s specialty. Karl countered the knee bar and transitioned into a beautiful calf crush resulting in an immediate submission just minutes into the very first round.
Calf crush submissions are extremely rare in mixed martial arts since they require such a high degree of skill to implement, this is Karl’s second consecutive victory using the esoteric submission.
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These days John Joy focuses on helping improve the young boxers at Precision Boxing & MMA. As a coach John is patient and welcoming, but don’t let that calm demeanor fool you, underneath that friendly exterior is a serious fighter! Here’s a clip from 2010 when John Joy stepped in the ring in near by Fishkill, NY and got his hand raised in a hard fought battle! If you live near Poughkeepsie, NY and want to be a fighter, or just train like one check out Precision Boxing & MMA FREE for 30 Days call 845-392-8495 or visit http://www.poughkeepsieboxing.com
Precision MMA’s head coach Brian McLaughlin discusses how training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu can lead both to a healthy sense of humility and a realistic sense of confidence.
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Precision’s head coach Brian McLaughlin was featured in Samuel Rivera’s youtube channel. Sam profiles different BJJ Black Belts around the Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts world to bring to life their stories and philosophies. Precision was pleased to welcome him as he profiled our head coach. Coach Brian talks about his journey to black belt, his passion for teaching children as well as some of his proudest accomplishments. Check it out!
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Muay Thai and MMA champion, Karl Nemeth teaches how to safely catch a kick and fire back with a flurry of strikes designed to make your opponent think twice about kicking again.