A Vicious Left Hook – Jelena Mrdjenovich

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One of our Nutrié Elite Athletes, Jelena Mrdjenovich, is known for having a very unforgiving left hook, one that made her opponent face plant instantly in this 2013 fight:

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If you’ve never seen it before, don’t be surprised if you gasp at how quickly her opponent, Olivia Gerula, goes down.

Every fighter has his or her trademark move, one that makes sports audiences cringe in empathetic pain. Ronda Rousey has her arm bar, and Jelena has devastating knockouts. I mean, you can hear Olivia’s face hit the mat.

Jelena is a Canadian boxer and WBC featherweight world champion. Though she started off as a basketball player for University of Alberta, it was a torn ACL that put her out and gave her the time to watch boxing. It caught her attention so much that she decided to give it a try after her injury healed and what do you know? She excelled in the sport and she dominates.

Jelena participated in Nutrié’s Texas Takeover where she had the opportunity to interact with guests as well as participate in the presentation along with her fellow Elite Athletes. She shares that joining the Nutrié family is helping her keep up with her workout and fitness regimen, especially while she travels. And as we all know, maintaining a specific weight is crucial for these athletes, as they would hate to be disqualified from fights after all of the training they do.

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Sheldon Westcott – Nutrié Elite Athlete

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One of the awesome things about working with Nutrié (besides going into business for yourself, losing weight, and feeling great overall), is that we get the honor of being represented by Elite Athletes. UFC and TUF fighter Sheldon Westcott joined Nutrié as an Elite Athlete this February and we are so excited to see the results of his participation with the program. Every time he mentions how the system has helped him, it humbles us to know that we can do good for MMA fighters as well as those who are only seeking to improve their health.

Sheldon was cast in The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs Australia, a FOX reality TV show, in February of this year. He also joined us during our Texas Takeover with several other Elite Athletes and was able to spend some time with fans after the presentation. It’s great to bring people close to athletes like Sheldon so they can get up close and personal with the results of hard work and dedication. Successful athletes are inspiring examples to those who are trying very hard to reach their own success while training for anything like marathons, mixed martial arts, and any kind of tournament.

We were already very stoked to have Daniel Cormier on board, and to continue to have professional MMA fighters join the family is more than thrilling. It’s so rare to be able to do something in life that you really care about and have it mingle with your interests in such beautiful harmony. When you love MMA as much as I do and you are able to give back to causes that mean a lot to you, it’s like a dream come true to be involved in a company that lets you do all of that and more.

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A Gnarly Leg Twist and What Really Happened To Julianna Peña’s Knee

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How do you take down your opponent in less than three minutes? Easy. Just twist his leg in an impossible angle and give him or her no other choice. Check out this video of Minowaman doing just that:

Now, to cleanse the palate, let’s talk about what really happened with Julianna Peña’s knee when she was training shortly after her win on The Ultimate Fighter 18.

MMAMania.com reported that Peña wanted to clear the air about the rumors surrounding what actually happened to her knee. While Dana White reported that she was attacked by a male fighter at her gym, she wanted to speak on her own behalf. Her story isn’t too clear, to be honest. The site reported it verbatim and it’s hard to tell the tone of the incident between her and the male fighter who apparently questioned whether she was wearing gear bearing the Ultimate Fighter insignia. The way she tells it, it just sounds like the insignia was questioned and that suddenly they sparred and her knee gave out.

The site reports this as her explanation of what happened:

“Normally, in the gym, when there’s tons of people we start on our knees, you know there’s not enough room. But, in this instance, it was just me and him on the mat. No one was there, and we slapped hands, and we started going, but right when we started going, it was like ‘Urghh!’ fighting for your life, just cock strong, you know, both of us, and I was like, ‘you’re not taking me down, bro.’ And he wasn’t, so, he was trying to take me down as much as he could. So, I had my shoulder blades up against the back wall, and he’s trying to rear-naked choke me from the side of my body. It’s not even close, and it pissed me off, and I’m like, be technical. Don’t try to cock strong, you know? I was turning into him, and he was trying to drag me to the ground and rear-naked choke me at the same time, just trying to use all of his weight to try to drop me to the ground. So, when I turned into it, it was just the amount of force — it just blew.”

I guess that makes sense? Sort of? At the end there, it just sounds like they were going into a fight aggressively and the guy wasn’t making his moves properly. Then, due to a bad weight shift, she messed up her knee. That’s definitely very different than saying she was attacked by the guy.

Whatever story she or Dana White tells, the outcome is still that she missed her shot at UFC 172 and she’s got a ways to go as she recovers. When she does, it’ll be great to see what she contributes to the sport of female MMA fighting.

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Is UFC Pranking Us? Because We’d Love This To Be True – Rousey vs. Carano

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This is a tough day to be on the internet because various websites are pulling no stops when it comes to bogus content that some of us wish was actually true.

A rumor was started today that UFC signed Gina Carano and that she could be fighting Ronda Rousey at UFC 175. Oh, how we wish this to be true.

Gina has been out of the MMA game because she’s been busy with her new Hollywood lifestyle. Ronda has also been taking roles in movies and television, but that hasn’t pulled her away from still being one of the greatest female MMA fighters.

This article in MixedMartialArts.com states:

Carano has been out of mixed martial arts since 2009, a loss to Cris Cyborg. Despite the layoff, she is being thrust directly into the title fight as the UFC likely did not want to risk devaluing the fight should Carano take and lose a warmup fight.

And if that wasn’t enough, White then announced that the two would also square off in the first ever, ‘bikinis only, jello MMA match.’ The UFC already received approval from the NSAC to hold this special rules match.

AS IF Ronda would devalue the sport by fighting Carano in bikinis and jello. She’s put in far too much work to be an excellent fighter, one who respects the sport so much that she even blasts the ring girls for being too sexy.

In any case, this is probably one of the most fantasy-laden April Fool’s Day MMA articles I’ve seen all day. To be honest, it’d be killer to see Carano and Rousey fight, period. Jello or no jello, I think we’d finally have a heck of a fight to watch that might even last more than 50 seconds.

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