Nicki Klein

Nicki Klein is a mom of three girls who are all too sassy for their own good. She has no idea where they get it from. She enjoys wine, coffee, and long chokes on the beach. If she's not training, she's hunting for deals on rash guards online, buying yet another bottle of Essie nail polish, or hiding from her children in the closet with a bottle of wine and the last ice cream sandwich. Follow her on Instagram at @nickiklein Find more of Nicki's work at 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: Finding Sponsors

Anyone who has reached a higher level in combat sports knows that while there is money to be made, it is only at the...
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MMA 101: Training Logs

It’s one of the most under-utilized tools in training - the training log. From the hobbyist to the serious fighter, keeping training records can...

MMA 101: “Hey, This Is Supposed To Be Fun!”

If I were to count the number of times this has been said to me, it would take an embarrassingly long amount of time....
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MMA 101: When “Going Light” Is The Right/Wrong Approach

‘Let’s just go light’. We’ve all heard it. Or, more realistically, we’ve all been taken in by it. You know exactly what I’m saying. Your...

MMA 101: Better Yourself As A Martial Artist By Hitting Other Gyms

We get it. You love your gym, you’re loyal to your team, and if you’re honest, most days you like your teammates more than...
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Open Mat Etiquette

Open Mats are one of the great things about the jiu jitsu community. They’re a great way to test your skills against someone who’s...
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Warm Weather Gear Tips For Combat Sports Training

So it’s finally summer, and your first clue into the rising temps is not the sound of robins in the morning or the budding...
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MMA 101 – Weight Cutting Tips

Weight cutting is synonymous with MMA. Where there’s a discussion about MMA, there’s a discussion about cutting weight. Everyone has an opinion, right down...

What Should You Look For In An MMA Gym?

What Should You Look For In An MMA Gym? Some fighters choose to train in different gyms with a specific expertise, making the rounds...
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What Should You Be Looking For During A Fight?

For the newer MMA fan, watching fights can be both fascinating and confusing as hell. Trying to figure out why the judges awarded the...

Training Outside the Gym

We all know what to do when we’re in the gym, under the guidance of a coach and working with our teammates. But regardless...

MMA in the Olympics

With the Winter Olympics wrapping up, sports are on the world’s radar more than ever, and those of us who are fight fans may...