Dan Hardy: How Full Reptile Collective is Linked With UFC Return and Supporting ‘Grassroots MMA’

UFC veteran, Dan Hardy, elaborates on how the Full Reptile Collective is linked to his eventual UFC return and is focused on supporting ‘Grassroots MMA’ in the UK. Speaking at Victory Fights 2, Hardy also explains why Adam Amarasinghe who, will be making his Cage Warriors 95 London debut, is a “special athlete”, after his KO win over Andrew Mendes at Victory Fight 2 and much more.

Dan Hardy is launching the Full Reptile Collective in-partnership with former (The Ultimate Fighter) TUF contestant and British MMA fighter turned head coach at NFM Windsor, Dean Amasinger and strength coach, Oli Richardson. The aim of Full Reptile Collective is to support British MMA and other combat sports by giving the fighters exactly the support structure that they need but currently lacking within the UK.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest from K1ANOOP by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast.

Jimi Manuwa “Iooking at” UFC Fight Night Moscow, UK in Golden Period with “New Stars Like Darren Till”

UFC light-heavyweight, Jimi Manuwa declares: “I’m looking at September Moscow” and that “new stars like Darren Till” is one of the main reasons why the UK is in its ‘Golden Period’ of MMA; with British UFC star, Darren Till, having recently defeated, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at, UFC Liverpool.

The UFC had recently announced that they will be hosting their first event (UFC Fight Night Moscow) in Russia at the Olimpiyskiy Arena, Moscow on, September 15, 2018.

With it being reported as UFC Fight Night Moscow and not as a pay per view event, the UFC’s first event in Russia won’t (most probably) feature Russian MMA fighter and UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov but the addition of, Jimi Manuwa would add more interest for fight fans.

However, further announcements about the fight card are expected in due course and if Jimi Manuwa is set to fight on UFC Fight Night Moscow then who, do you feel Manuwa should be matched-up with?

Keep up-to-date with all the latest from K1ANOOP by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast.

Dean Amasinger on Dan Hardy Partnership, Reacts to Darren Till and Yoel Romero Missing Weight

NFM Windsor heach coach, Dean Amasinger on his younger brother, Adam Amarasinghe’s KO win over Andrew Mendes at Victory Fights 2 and his partnership with Dan Hardy: Full Reptile Collective; Amasinger also reacts to Darren Till and Yoel Romero missing weight in the UFC very recently.

With BAMMA 36 London fast approaching, Dean Amasinger also talks about Terry Brazier vs Rhys McKee which, headlines the event in a clash of champions for the BAMMA world lightweight championship and more.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest from K1ANOOP by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast.

Adam Amarasinghe on Dan Hardy’s “Wealth of Knowledge”, Cage Warriors Debut, KO Win Over Andrew Mendes

Adam Amarasinghe reacts to his KO win over Andrew Mendes at Victory Fights 2 and felt the difference of, Dan Hardy’s “Wealth of Knowledge”, helping him in training and announces his Cage Warriors debut at the upcoming Cage Warriors 95 London event and more.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest from K1ANOOP by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast.

Kenny Moyston Recaps Victory Fights 2, Sparring Michael Bisping and Brighton has a problem with MMA

Kenny Moyston and his partner Lily-May Gilbanks recap their second MMA event in Brighton last night, Victory Fights 2 which, was headlined by an emphatic KO victory by Adam Amarasinghe over Andre Mendes; and talks about sparring former UFC champion, Michael Bisping and the UFC veteran’s growing influence today. As well as the problems they encountered hosting MMA events in Brighton and much more.

Moyston is a former professional fighter (kickboxing and Muay Thai) now MMA striking coach to many MMA fighters including, Oli Thompson and BAMMA world champion, Terry Brazier.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest from K1ANOOP by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast.

Rico Verhoeven vs Phil de Fries: “Can You Imagine That? Bloody Good Fight!”

K1ANOOP argues Rico Verhoeven vs KSW world heavyweight champion, Phil de Fries, should of headlined GLORY 54 Birmingham. After all, “can you imagine” the scale of British media attention “that” would’ve gained for such a “bloody good fight” compared to, the Rico Verhoeven vs Mladen Brestovac rematch?

Phil de Fries was recently crowned the KSW world heavyweight champion but the British MMA fighter has a huge fanbase especially in the north-east of England and has proved his technical proficiency with his MMA striking skills in past fights.

This clip is taken from a recent episode of, The K1ANOOP Show which, is a podcast about all things happening in Kickboxing and MMA; and provides an interesting perspective on niche combat sports from a UK perspective and much more.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, plus, exclusive interviews by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast.

Why Fight Predictions are a Problem for K1ANOOP

K1ANOOP and sports journalist, Andreas Georgiou (DreySports) discussed why fight predictions are a problem especially for small YouTubers like themselves who, are independent sports pundits and interviewers, in the world of kickboxing, British MMA and UK Muay Thai.

Do you agree with K1ANOOP’s explanation about the major problem he faces giving fight predictions especially in the UK compared to say Dutch Kickboxing or…?

This clip is taken from a recent episode of, The K1ANOOP Show which, is a podcast about all things happening in Kickboxing and MMA; and provides an interesting perspective on niche combat sports from a UK perspective and much more.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, plus, exclusive interviews by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast, every Tuesday.

The Impact of Ariel Helwani Moving to ESPN from MMA Fighting

Ariel Helwani is the world’s most reputable MMA journalist working for MMA Fighting but as recently announced, will be moving to ESPN following the broadcasters new TV deal with the UFC.

Also, UFC veteran and podcaster, Chael Sonnen will be Helwani’s co-host at ESPN but what will be the impact on not only MMA Fighting (owned by Vox Media) but across the MMA media spectrum as a whole and who should or will replace the irreplaceable Aerial Helwani at MMA Fighting and as host on The MMA Hour podcast?

Sports journalist, Andreas Georgiou and Anoop Hothi explored this and much more on The K1Anoop Show (podcast) recently.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, plus, exclusive interviews by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast, every Tuesday.

What British MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing Needs

What exactly does British MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing need so much more of or to do, in order to rapidly grow from being niche combat sports and establish themselves as mainstream sports?

With the rise of the UFC, Bellator and GLORY Kickboxing growing their presence in the UK with future plans for even more British MMA and Kickboxing events; and even gaining mainstream media attention from the BBC, BT Sport, Daily Star and TalkSports, only the UFC is really leading the way with increasing popularity with the general public.

So what exactly is holding back not only the likes of Bellator, BAMMA, Cage Warriors, GLORY and many of the other combat sports promotions here in the UK? Why aren’t more British fighters gaining much more recognition with the general public compared to UFC sensation Darren Till? And, why are Muay Thai and Kickboxing struggling compared to MMA?

Sports journalist, Andreas Georgiou and Anoop Hothi explored this and much more on The K1Anoop Show (podcast) recently.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, plus, exclusive interviews by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes and Overcast, every Tuesday.

Why Bellator 200 “Has Come Under Fire” in the UK

Bellator 200 London “has come under fire” in the UK for many reasons and not just because the fight card started to fall apart in fight week due to well reported injuries/pull-outs; and is now headlined by, Rafael Carvalho vs Gegard Mousasi. You’d think with the second biggest MMA promotion in the world returning to London would be delivering a much anticipated and huge event.

However, when compared to UFC Liverpool and reflecting on the the wider scale of operations for both MMA and Kickboxing promotions, both globally and especially here in the UK, there are some deeper issues influencing matters.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, plus, exclusive interviews by subscribing to the K1ANOOP YouTube channel and “like” K1ANOOP on Facebook too.

Listen/download the podcast – The K1Anoop Show – on iTunes/Apple Podcasts and Overcast, every Tuesday.