Tito Ortiz Mayor

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz was not only sworn into his new position on the Huntington Beach City Council Monday but also, due to a quirk of the city's election laws, named mayor pro tem, meaning he will fill in for the mayor when necessary and perhaps be next in line to inherit the rotating position.

But Ortiz's first council meeting was not without controversy as some Huntington Beach residents took him to task for what many are calling irresponsible statements on the Covid-19 pandemic. Ortiz has embraced far-right conspiracy theories even calling Covid a "plandemic" during his acceptance speech, which refers to a widely debunked theory that coronavirus claims by the government are fraudulent. One citizen criticized Ortiz for posting erroneous information on his social media sites claiming that masks don't work in stopping the spread of Covid-19. And while other new city council members referred to the pandemic as a crisis, Ortiz was conspicuously one of the few people in attendance not wearing a mask.

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When The Fast and the Furious (2001) sped into the psyche's of illegal street racing enthusiasts, with a penchant for danger and the psychotic insanity of arrant automotive adventure, the brusque bearish, quasi-hero rebel, Dominic "Dom" Toretto was caustic yet salvationally portrayed with the power of a train using a Vin Diesel engine.

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Sean Strickland turned in a solid, workman-like performance to extend his UFC win streak to five defeating Uriah Hall by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on ESPN 28 Saturday in Las Vegas. The pair had been in the cage as training partners before but, when it counted, Strickland had the edge with the harder punches and the superior clinch and ground games.

Hall looked like he had trouble getting off all evening, occasionally showing flashes of his exciting stand up skills but at other times seeming a little lackluster. Strickland dominated much of the middleweight bout with solid jabs and thudding overhand rights. Whenever his opponent did seek to make something happen, Strickland seemed largely unfazed. By the end of the fight he appeared to be walking through Hall's punches and simply shoving Hall back against the fence to control the action.

The skill of stick fighting as a handy weapon dates from the prehistory of mankind. The stick has got an advantage over the stone because it could be used both for striking and throwing. In lots of countries worlwide when dealing with martial arts there is a special place for fighters skillful in stick fighting. ( India, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, countries of Africa, Europe and Americas etc).

The short stick as a handy weapon has been used as a means of self-defence from animals and later various attackers. Regarding its length it was better than the long stick, primarily because it was easier to carry and use. The short stick as a means of self-defence was used namely in all countries of the world long time ago.

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