Tuesday, February 26, 2008

RVA Blogs, I cheated on you

For nearly an entire weekend, I didn't think about my RVA Foodie persona or the popularity of my posts on RVABlogs. Instead, I embraced another hobby (mixed martial arts) and at 2am on Sunday morning, my closeted fight fan met up under a streetlamp with the side of me who likes to write. The resulting story was published today (warts and all) on an increasingly important MMA news site, Fiveouncesofpain.com. You are welcome to take a peek, and let me know what you think.

I know what you're thinking. Nowhere in the description of my blog does it indicate that I like to watch muscular half-naked men beat on each other and roll around on the ground. Well, this isn't going to be a forum for future writings about MMA/UFC/WEC/etc. Don't you worry. I just thought you deserved to know about this other interest of mine that I've relegated to the shadows for a couple years now. This was my first time writing for a MMA blog, but I'd be happy to do it again and try to put together a more newsworthy or laugh inducing bunch of paragraphs. However, please don't laugh at my MMA blog nickname. I picked it up in college, and until today, "RVA Foodie" and "JayDog" were never supposed to meet. It'll probably be a case of ships passing in the night. Supposedly, I'm going to get a t-shirt out of the deal.

Nonetheless, it was an honor to help out the Five Ounces guys get some attention for their first sponsored fighter, Virginia Beach based LeVon Maynard. The guy is a really talented striker and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and a heck of a nice guy. Word has it that he's headed for the big time. If he competes again in Virginia, you might consider checking it out. Or, if you're the kenesthetic type, you might try to learn some moves yourself. In the past, I've taken classes at with my black belt buddy, Eric Burdo at Richmond Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you're interested in self-defense and fitness, that's a great place to start.

Comments are encouraged, especially if any of you want to come out as fight fans yourselves.

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