Blog in Kuwait with BJJ Black Belt 4x MMA Champion Ray Elbe giving tips on diet, weight loss, health, fitness, traveling the world, and of course fighting.

"There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness."
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Now that you've found my blog, I hope you continue to follow! Witness me travel the world teaching and competing in Muay Thai (Thai Boxing), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as I meet new friends and discover cultures from all walks of life.

As an 18 year old kid if you would have told me at 30 I would be a professional fighter with over 200 stamps in my passport, I would never have believed you. Looking through the years of this blog, I hardly believe it now!

Listed at 5-0 on Sherdog, MMA rising prospect Tommy Yang has several bouts not listed on the database. At 12-0, Tommy is an ADCC Pro Asian Trials grappling champion, and a Pancrase tournament Champion. A BJJ purple belt under myself and Braga...

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After almost 4 years away from K1 fighting, Ole Laursen has gone 7-1 since his full time transition into MMA. Returning to K1 march 2nd in Italy, Ole will be fighting the #1 k1 fighter in the world Giorgio Petrosyan! Training hard in Boracay at...

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Congrats to Adam Kayoom for another dominate performance! Training out of Phuket Top Team, and cornered by Andrew Leone and Jj Ambrose, Kayoom put on an impressive performance! Following up on his win against Gregor Gracie, Kayoom made a statement...

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Big win by Samuel Quito at Bellator tonight! Picking up the kneebar win, Sammy is a hot prospect. I first trained with Sammy when I was visiting Juliano Prado in Tustin California at BTT Orange County, Total MMA Studios. Always nice seeing...

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Had an early morning wake up call by CBS...more news about that interview closer to the airing of the show... However now I'm treating myself to a bit of pool time at the microhotel in boracay Philippines before heading up to Kingfisher for a bit...

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Couldn't help but grab a quick appetiser while watching the sun set in Boracay Philippines after a training session at Ole Laursen's Legacy Gym, team Boracay MMA. Getting in some great cross training with the Pinoy boxing coaches before the...

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Not gonna lie.  Being literally bed ridden for the 6 weeks has been very difficult.  Watching the muscle shrivel up on my body as the six pack has softened has been a disappointing experience...however...there wasn't much I could do as I was...

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BOOM!! Paradise SON! Here at the Legacy Gym in the Philippines, on the tropical island of Boracay. After almost 6 weeks in a wheelchair, I've lost a bit of muscle and am needing to rehab to regain some strength.  While I'm not ready to do the...

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