Rory Singer is a BJJ Black Belt and retired MMA fighter and UFC veteran. He talks about the application of combat sports in real world self defense situations, his MMA career and his journey as a gym owner. Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • His recent superfight victory
  • Origins
  • How his martial arts journey began with bullying
  • His brother Adam’s impact on his journey
  • Martial artists, fighters and hybrids
  • Combat sports in real world self defense
  • False sense of security / poor sources of knowledge
  • Book recommendation: The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker
  • Threat recognition
  • The recent violent incident at his academy
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s humane nature in self defense
  • His transition into MMA
  • The unstructured nature of early MMA in the US
  • The talent difference between local MMA and elite promotions
  • His experience on The Ultimate Fighter Season 3
  • His colon cleanse weight cutting adventure
  • The Pummel
  • The formation of Hardcore Gym
  • Joining SBG
  • Competing in BJJ after MMA
  • Plans for 2019