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Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller is a graduate student at George Mason University in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program in Virginia, USA. His professional interests are in how research based theories of psychology and organizational sciences apply to, and are upheld in the sports industry. He has worked with numerous MMA fighters, college wrestlers, and other collegiate athletes. He is an avid fan of all sports and is particularly fond of MMA, Boxing, American Football, and Basketball.

Jon Jones Claims He Is Coming Back Soon, But Does Anyone Care?

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: Mixed martial artist Jon Jones listens during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to address being pulled from his light heavyweight title fight at UFC 200 against Daniel Cormier due to a potential violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

One of MMA’s most appealing characteristics is its inherent unpredictability. It permeates nearly every phase of the fight game. Over the course of a career, a fighter who is labelled as a “journeyman” or “gate keeper” can turn it up and become the champ. After losing the first few rounds, a fighter can win with a spectacular come-from-behind knockout. It is …

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The Robbie Lawler Story: Proof That Prematurely Cutting Fighters Is A Bad Idea

In advance of this weekend’s UFC 201, it’s worth pondering the resurgence of the UFC’s Welterweight Champion, ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler. His has been a road full of beautiful violence. However, it has also been fraught with potholes. He kicked off his career with a great 7-0 start, including three straight UFC victories. Then he lost three of his next four fights, …

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Conor McGregor: The Danger of Jumping Divisions

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MMA captivates an audience like no other sport for many reasons. One of these reasons, is the appeal of watching a smaller man move up weight classes to fight a larger man. BJ Penn, Randy Couture, Cowboy Cerrone, etc. There is a reason that these fighters were and are fan favourites.  That being said, it does not always work out …

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