Jens Nestingen

Jens Nestingen is a family man with the bad habit of continual fight training. When not found being an animatronic punching bag he can be found questioning his choice to adopt a 90lb moron disguised as a dog. Follow him on Instagram at your own peril at @jens_nestingen Find more of his work @ https://mmawriteup.wordpress.com

FAC 24 Recap: Explosive Action and Surprising Upsets Galore

The dust has settled on another exhilarating night of mixed martial arts action as FAC 24 unfolded on May 3rd, 2024. With a lineup packed full of promising talent and seasoned veterans, the event delivered a series of thrilling bouts that left fans on the edge of their seats. The headline of the night belonged to Zach Scroggin, who cemented his status as the 170lb...
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MMA 101: That Dirty Word “Intensity”

Intensity is a word that conjures up images of a high school football coach in short shorts screaming “Intensity, give me some intensity!” between...
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MMA 101: Overtraining Is A Myth

Overtraining is a myth. Sorry, but it is. Most people I know who say they are overtrained aren’t putting in enough hours to either...
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MMA 101: What Is Combat Jiu Jitsu?

People who think that jiu jitsu is already a form of combat, would be correct. Kinda. The current iteration of jiu jitsu is not...
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MMA 101: Lifting Weights

Everybody wants to be swole, every bro wants to be jacked, everyone wants the six pack and the arm veins. All of those are...

5 Reasons To Go To Your Local Fights

So you’re looking for something to do tonight and you’re just not quite sure what’s out there. All the movies playing aren’t your thing,...
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Here Is Proper Fight-Watching Etiquette For Casual Fans

So, you're at the fights? Your friend/teammate/family member is laying it all out in the cage, on the mats, in the ring, and you're...
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MMA 101 – Boxing

For most, boxing is the first thought when the words, ‘professional fighting’ come up. It’s the longest tenured, most publicized, professional combat sport on...

Breaking Through That New Gym Barrier Can Be Difficult

Coming into a gym is rough, especially for a brand new person. Gym culture is such a departure for people outside it. There aren't...
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MMA 101 – Conditioning

Hands on knees, head down, chest heaving, sweat drops forming a puddle drip by drip on the mat between your feet, breathing like you’re...

Staying in Shape Can Be Just as Hard as Getting in Shape

Over the course of the last two years, I’ve been in a lot of different shapes. Well, ‘fat’ isn’t a shape, so I’ll start...

MMA 101 – Wrestling

Wrestling. No, not the body slam, squared circle, rope to rope, finishing move, meathead extravaganza so popular with the basement dweller demographic. I’m talking...

MMA 101 – Muay Thai

Muay Thai…that particular pair of words is foreign to all but true fight nerds. Sure, some have heard of it, but most don’t understand...