Jan 112012

Giva SantanaGiva Santana is joining the next Bellator middleweight tournament. Giva is 17-1 with one win in Bellator. He’s a scary looking guy, but he’s one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in BJJ and his jiu jitsu is at an elite level.

He won the Pan Ams in 2004 in field that included Damian Maia. He’s very good.

I’m definitely pulling for him! Go Giva. Oss!

Full news release can be found over at MMA Junkie.

Jan 102012

Haywire_Poster_largeI can’t effing wait. I don’t know what kind of issues this movie has had. I guess it’s been stuck in movie limbo for a while. But whatever they did, it looks awesome.

A few trailers have been released and there’s a lot more information available on IMDB.


Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.

Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious and dangerous trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes shell be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.

Here’s a 5 minute clip from early in the movie: