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February 2008

Occupational Hazards

It only takes a quick glance at the photos of former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman and the two gaping holes on the right side of his body to understand the devastating effects of staph infection. “It looked like someone…

How DUMB Do You Have to Be?

Gone are the stereotypes that fighters fight because “that’s all they know,” or because they have reached their proverbial limits coping with structured society. These are intelligent men and women, who have not been…

5 Minutes With Rashad Evans

What’s goin’ on with you? What’s it look like for your next fight? Have they told you anything? Naw, they haven’t told me nothing, but I haven’t stopped training yet. I just kept training after my last fight.…

They Said That?!

TOP GUN “Just because we do it better than everyone else does, doesn’t make (us) a monopoly” – Dana White when asked if he thought the UFC was an MMA monopoly. COLD WAR “Me, Randy and MMA fans all…

Did You Know?

NATURAL STUNTMAN According to the Internet Movie Database, Randy “The Natural” Couture first broke into show business in 1997, when he appeared as a stuntman in the HBO prison series Oz. 181-43-9 The record of mixed…

Fighter Profile: Anderson Silva

Nickname: The Spider Height: 5’11 (180 cm) Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg) Division: Middleweight (171-185 lbs) Hometown: Curitiba. Brazil Professional Record: 19 - 4 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw) Training Camp: Muy Thai Dream Team. …

Grand Entrances

If you’ve ever seen video clips or pictures of any of my fights, you’ve more than likely said, “What the hell is wrong with that guy? He’s doing a dance before he gets in the ring? Throwing money? Is that guy out of…

New Blood

In the exploding world of MMA, it’s sometimes hard for fans to notice some of the amazing fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. We’ve enlisted the experts at MMAWeekly.com to take you deep inside the sport, and…

Where Are They Now?

Most UFC Heavyweight Champions are pretty large individuals, and because of that, they probably aren’t the best at playing hide and seek. But former champ Ricco Rodriguez is diffi cult to fi nd. Over the past year, he made a couple of…

IFL Standouts

Right now in the IFL, there are some guys who are really hot…and I don’t mean good looking! They are, however, very talented fi ghters. First, there’s Ben “Northstar” Rothwell. He’s 8-0, and now holds…

An Accidental Case of SUPERSTARDOM

The Cessna glided along the Indiana sky at over 10,000 feet, as Rich Franklin prepared to skydive for the first time. To most, it would have been troublesome that a 12-year-old “expert” had prepared his parachute, a bad omen…

The Beginning

Many people want to know what it was like back during the early days of the UFC. What were the fighters like? What did they think about the competition and how they were going to fare during the tournament? I can tell you there are many…

Bubba Uncensored

FEDOR GOES GLOBAL Fedor Emelianenko, thought by many to be the best fighter in the world, is also the first fighter to sign with M-1 Global. The new organization is owned by Sibling Sports, a division of Sibling Entertainment Group…

Open Mouth Insert Foot

Three X-rays and an MRI later, my training had officially ended - for the time being, anyway. The worst part of that equation: it had hardly even started. FUCK! My plan was to amass a small arsenal of fighting techniques by training with…

MMA Wagering 303

In my last two articles, I covered building a foundation for understanding betting on MMA fights. This article builds on that foundation, so if you missed the first two issues of FIGHT!, get your hands on a back issue. You can also find…