Underground Fighters of Cuba: Fightland.com

Subscribe to FIGHTLAND on YouTube: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Fightland Fightland went to Havana to check out the only mixed martial arts gym in Cuba. The Cuban government hasn't legalized MMA for fear of losing its best boxers, so the fighters on coach Evelio Padron Ferrier's team wrestle on concrete floors, use the ocean for endurance training, and practice techniques pulled from memory and bootlegged DVDs. Check out the official Fightland site for more: http://fightland.vice.com Follow Fightland: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fightland Instagram: http://instagram.com/fightland Twitter: https://twitter.com/FIGHTLAND Tumblr: http://fightland.tumblr.com/ Producer - Will Kiersky Supervising Producer - Trevor Silmser Associate Producer - Mark Phillps Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com

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Fightland Ep.2:山本"KID"徳郁 お墨付き!堀口恭司 - Japan's Karate Kid: Kyoji Horiguchi
VICEの格闘技シリーズ「FIGHTLAND」エピソード2では、誰 が待ち望むMMA界の超新星 堀口恭司(ほりぐち・きょうじ)を紹介!「日本の選手 でスターがいない。自分がスターになって、格闘技を盛 り上げていく」と勇ましく語る23歳だ。 2010年のデビュー以来、「12勝1敗」という勝率を誇る堀 口。12勝中、実に8勝がKO勝ちという驚異的な強さを持 が、それには長年鍛練を積んできた空手の経験が活か れている。父の影響で5歳から始めた空手。高校時代 はインターハイにも出場。青春時代を空手と共に歩ん きた〝カラテ・キッド〟は、なぜMMAの道を選んだのか —。 ↓エピソード1はコチラから↓ ファイトランド Episode 1:澤田龍人 http://youtu.be/jBayTVkKD8o Kyoji Horiguchi is one of Japan's brightest prospects in MMA, currently based in Tokyo and training alongside legendary Kid Yamamoto at his gym, Krazy Bee. While lacking the professional guidance usually provided by coaches for UFC fighters in the US, he makes up for it by having Kid Yamamoto as his training partner. Horiguchi boasts a Karate background which he takes advantage of when moving about in the cage, making it difficult for his opponents to guess his next move. On top of that, he hits like Mack truck, which explains his record of 12 wins and 1 loss with 8 KOs - unusual for a flyweight fighter. VICE catches up with Horiguchi to find out what his day-to-day consists of, including his down time fishing down by the river 70 miles north of Tokyo. In person, it seems as if nothing could ever overwhelm him, whether it be the rigorous training he endures at the gym or the pressure to become the next UFC champion. It's obvious he has his eye fixed on the prize, and the wild parties thrown at the gym don't seem to distract him in the least. ↓Watch Fightland Japan Ep 1↓ Fightland Ep.1: A New Era : http://youtu.be/jBayTVkKD8o VICEチャンネル登録: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=VICEjpch VICEビデオ・リスト: http://www.youtube.com/user/VICEjpch/videos 公式ウェブサイト: http://vice.com/jp Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Twitter: https://twitter.com/VICEJapan Google+: https://plus.google.com/100639827441905861550/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicejapan





Before and After the Fight with Clay Guida: Fightland.com
Subscribe to FIGHTLAND on YouTube: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Fightland Fightland follows UFC featherweight Clay "The Carpenter" Guida as he prepares for his first featherweight fight against Hatsu Hioki in his hometown of Chicago, IL. From the weigh-ins inside the Chicago Theater to the emotional walk to the Octagon, we stick around to see what it's like after the most important fight of your career. Check out the official Fightland site for more: http://fightland.vice.com Follow Fightland: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fightland Instagram: http://instagram.com/fightland Twitter: https://twitter.com/FIGHTLAND Tumblr: http://fightland.tumblr.com/ Director of Photography / Editor - Justin Staple Producer - Will Kiersky Supervising Producer - Trevor Silmser Associate Producer - Mark Phillps Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com





The Giants of Iceland
Subscribe to FIGHTLAND: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Fightland Despite its tiny population, Iceland has a reputation in the World's Strongest Man competition that stands higher than perhaps any other country's. This small, black rock in the middle of the ocean has produced a lineage of strongmen dating back to the Vikings. VICE went out there to investigate why this tiny island produces such strong people. Hanging out at Jakabol—a gym run by ex-champion Magnus Ver Magnusson—we met a whole host of Icelandic strongmen, which includes Hafthor "Thor" Bjornsson, the 6'9" star of Game of Thrones. Check out more episodes of Fringes on VICE here: http://www.vice.com/Fringes Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com





Takanakuy: Fistfighting in the Andes
Once a year around Christmas in the Peruvian Andes, the whole town gets together to dance, drink and beat the hell out of each other. Christmas festivities vary widely around the world, and are widely a steaming crock of boring shit. Ooh, Swedish girls wear a crown of candles the night before Chistmas? Please tell me more about this scintillating national cust-snzzzZZZZZZZZZ. In the Peruvian Andes, folks know how to celebrate the season right. What they do is, they put on a colorful ski-mask, dress up like Mad Max mountain bikers, tie a dead eagle to their heads, and get drunk and dance for about a week straight. Then, come Christmas morning, they all gather together in the middle of town and beat the baby bejesus out of each other. Now we're talking, right? The festival is called Takanakuy and its equal parts sporting event, indigenous display of hypermasculine defiance in the face of all the lilywhite metropolitan sissies in Lima, and makeshift judicial system. The province of Chumbivilcas, where Takanakuy takes place, has about three cops total and is a stomach-wrecking 10-hour drive through the mountains to the nearest courthouse. So if you've got a beef with a neighbor or someone's taken your girl or sheep, you don't go crying about it to some judge. You bury it away until Christmas, then get yourself all beered up and exact some Andean justice with your fists and feet. Guys, girls, little kids, old drunk men in high-waisted pants; everybody in town fights at Takanakuy. This year we decided to forego the annual family snoozefest and head into the mountains of Peru to test our mettle against the some of the hardiest people from one of the harshest environments in the Americas. We hope you like it, since it broke our mothers' hearts. Hosted by Thomas Morton | Originally aired in 2011 on http://VICE.com Follow Thomas on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Babyballs69 Thumbnail photo by Nicolas Villaume: http://www.nicolasvillaume.com/ Watch Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan here: http://bit.ly/Bride-Kidnapping Subscribe to VICE: http://youtube.com/vice Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com




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