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!

What promotion do the top 800 Mma fighters compete for?!

UG forum member BJ Penn Forever put together a great post. Using FightMatrix rankings he took the top 100 male fighters in each of the 8 weight classes to see...

Merry Christmas, Feliz Natal

Christmas 2016, another year with a significant injury, I'm going to be honest and say "This Sucks". As difficult as this injury has been, I am reminded of...

You have to remember one thing…

To say times have been a little difficult lately would be an understatement. While my kneecap was broken last Friday, this week has been pretty much survival...

5 Reasons why Jose Aldo deserves an immediate rematch with Conor McGregor

Wow, if the Queen of the UFC died with the Ronda Rousey KO, a new King was crowned when Conor McGregor made his bold predictions a reality with his 13 second...

Eeeekkkk…Ambulance…and broken bones for a B-day!?

So I had all these plans of putting up a well thought out blog posting ahead of my 33rd Birthday.  I was going to talk about being older, wiser, having used...

MMA in the Arizona Terriotry, 1890-1940

I found this article on the UG, and thought it was interesting enough to share on the Blog.  As many of you know I first got my MMA start in Arizona,...