Tattoo by David Rudziński at Theatrum Symbolica in Warsaw, Poland.
It has arrived! Episode 4 of the highly acclaimed documentary series The Gypsy Gentleman is now available to watch online, and as always it’s free of charge.
This episode takes place both in San Diego and in Tijuana, Mexico, with Latino tattooers Bill Canales and Rob Benavides joining host and creator, Marcus Kuhn. They visit a couple of very cool and inspiring places, and discuss the influence of Latino culture on modern tattooing. This whole series is by far the best show about tattooing at the moment, displaying REAL tattooing, as well as teaching us a thing or two about tattoo history and it’s influence on the craft today.
Please share the video everywhere you can, this is a project that truly deserves our support and respect. The next episode is in London, which should be AMAZING!
I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
By Meehow Kotarski from No Regrets Tattoo in Cheltenham.
MiddleEasy covered the last ONE FC event in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia. Much like their previous videos, this one unveils the best bits of the night over some smooth hip hop beats.
The scrap between Roger Huerta and Zorobabel Moreira is heavily featured near the end of the video and shows the beating Huerta took prior to the currently infamous soccer kick. It also shows the whole 31 seconds it took Babalu to submit Tatsuya Mizuno by armbar which was the main event of the night.
I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.
By Nigel Kurt from Funhouse Tattoo in Barnsley.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
By Steve Wimmer from Infamous Tattoo in Delaware, USA.
Bloody Elbow have just posted yet another article in their outstanding MMA Origins series, this one called Brazilian Vale Tudo Evolves as Chute Boxe Emerges.
It details the rise of Muay Thai in Brazil and it’s importance in the development of Vale Tudo, and specifically the early days of the famed Chute Boxe academy. There are some incredible videos in the article of some real classic wars.
So check it out and bask in the glorious violence of CHUTE BOXE!
Maynard was as bored of fighting Guida as I was of watching it. I won’t bother spending too much time covering this uneventful show, but here is a cool gif of Maynard going all Diaz on Guida at the end of the fourth…
ONE FC put on ANOTHER great event which had Babalu secure a victory by nasty looking armbar and Roger Huerta continue his losing streak by receiving the business end of a devastating soccer kick from Zorobabel Moreira in the second round. I don’t know what is more stunning, the fact that a guy who was prospected to be the future of the UFC lightweight division going 1-6 in his last 7, or the gif of the fantastic KO. For the soccer fans that are still interested in Euro 2012, this is how your sport should be played…
PRIDE never die
To warm you up for UFC 147 later tonight, here is Dana White’s video blog for last nights event. Guida and Maynard have a confrontation backstage at the end of the video.
When a true sporting legend retires, looking back on their career can sometimes be somewhat bittersweet. Nobody likes remembering Mike Tyson getting beaten up by Kevin McBride, or Chuck Liddell’s last few KO losses. But I think it is important to focus on an athletes dominance in their prime, as it’s these fights that really inspire you to work that little bit harder and push yourself that little bit further. MMA in particular is a sport full of fighters that got to where they are on the back of little more than hard work, and a big heart.
So this is how I choose to remember Fedor Emelianenko, the legendary fighter who, in his prime, was the greatest warrior on the planet.
If you didn’t get the super cool Spiderman reference in the title, then shame on you.
I couldn’t decide which tattoo I wanted to post from Matt Craven Evans’ portfolio, so here are a few. Matt is one of the new additions at Painted Lady Tattoo Parlour in Birmingham. The shop is owned by MVG favourite Dawnii Fantana, and she has recently managed to recruit some really talented tattooers, so be sure to have a good look at their website.