Monday, August 30, 2010

Dana White Interview via 8-28-10

Prommanow provides video interview with Dana White after the fights on August 28, 2010. Interesting interview that I thought you might enjoy. Thanks to UFC, Prommanow, and Youtube.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Few Pictures From TBJJ Summer Spectacular Submission Tournament Aug 28

The Summer Spectacular Submission Tournament in Tupelo was a big success. Lots of gyms traveled to Tupelo to represent and compete. Each did very well. We got to see a lot of great talent and had a lot of fun.

Chris Gates and Mark Romano did a fantastic job putting the event together. They had help from David Ferguson, Grady Hurley, Jeff Chambers, John Crump, Dana Gates, Nicole Cox, Nicole White, and Cody Floyd just to name a few.

The event went very smoothly. One of the best I have seen. No hitches and no problems. I personally was excited to see so many pro's at this event. Brian White was there and competed very well. I am always amazed how calm this guy is. Brian is a great guy and when he is on the mats he is an animal. He never panics and always entertains.

After my interview with John David Shackelford, I have been wanting to meet Tim Galluzi and this event gave me that chance. I had heard Tim was a great guy and very talented and he proved it. I can't wait to do a full interview with him and David Ferguson in the future.

The finale of the day was the WTVA interview with Cody Floyd who signed to fight on the Empire Fight Card at Harrah's Casino in October. Chris and David were on camera as well. I can say that Cody is getting more comfortable in front of the camera and did a great job with the interview. I can't wait to see him and J Burd fight at Harrah's.

Thanks to all the gyms that I got to see compete at the event. TBJJ, Paragon, Memphis Judo and Jiu Jitsu, Free Form Jiu Jitsu, Nomad MMA and all the guys at Amory MMA. Great day and a great time for all.


Monday, August 23, 2010


We have been waiting on it for a while now. To be honest, Chris and Cody had the video done a while back but the editing proved to be challenging for me. But as promised, here is the first edition of the "True Believers MMA" video blog from pro MMA fighter and head trainer at TBJJ, Chris Gates. Chris brings along Cody Floyd, Strikeforce veteran, to share some of their travels to different gyms around the Southeast.

This is a fun series and we are sure you will enjoy it. Chris and Cody lighten things up and show that MMA isn't just all blood and guts. It is about real people of all ages working hard to better themselves and making great friends along the way.

Please click the link below and enjoy. We are working on the second edition right now so stay tuned.

Monday, August 9, 2010



Midsouth's Best Grappling Tournament

Saturday August 28th, 2010
Salvation Army Gym
527 Carnation St.
Tupelo, MS 38802
(air conditioned building + concessions)

Multiple Divisions

Children Ladies Teen to Advanced
No Points Submission Only

Entry $50.00
(Covers multiple divisions)

More Information Contact Mark Romano 662-488-5234