Archive for Benjey Zimmerman

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Combat Sports and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Posted in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, fighting, Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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FightLive Magazine, June/July 2016

“Life after fighting is more scary to me than dying.”

-‘John’ Wayne Parr. Continue reading

Benjey Zimmerman

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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When did you retire? What made you decide it was time?

I believe that passion is the main ingredient of being successful. I lost my passion after some heavy injuries and disappointment in decisions by management. Continue reading

Heavy Sparring: Yes or No?

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Well, if you look at my training, if you see my helmet, it is like two inches thick… I got a big nose bar. And… I don’t take head shots. The reason why is that you don’t get paid in the gym – you get training in the gym. I want to save them for in the Octagon, and I think that’s what helps me a lot. Continue reading

Benjey Zimmerman

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

When I trained at Golden Glory, the most famous fighter on-campus was Chalid ‘Die Faust’ Arrab. There were another four lesser-known guys who were just as awesome; Gokhan Saki, Alistair Overeem, Errol Zimmerman and his cousin, Benjey. The first three have gone on to become household names (in kickboxing households, at least).

For my money, Benjey is next. Continue reading

Getting Reemed

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

If this comes down the chimney, I’m getting the hell outta there.

If there was one incident that made me wonder about people who make fighting their profession, it was the day I found myself in the shower with Alistair Overeem. Continue reading

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