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October 2008

Special Operations and MMA

The popularity of mixed martial arts in the civilian world cannot be disputed. Thousands of weekly events and tournaments, hundreds of schools, and millions of fans keep the sport moving closer in fame to the big three: basketball,…

Bright Lights Big City

There’s a school of thought that maintains fi ghters should live like monks. No sex, no booze, no contact with popular culture or anything that distracts them from their training. Stories of isolation from the world have become as…

MMA Pros Vs. Not-So-Average -Joes

There are badasses in every professional sport: bowling has Walter Ray “Deadeye” Williams, billiards has Dennis “Robocop” Orcollo, and darts has Phil “The Power” Taylor. What, you’ve never heard of…

Breaking It Down

One of the benefi ts of FIGHT! going monthly is that this great magazine is now delivered frequently enough that I have the occasional opportunity to examine upcoming fi ghts and betting lines. This month, I’d like to take some time…

Gary Goodridge

Damn good but not great, fi rst runner up always gets a line in the almanac but fades quickly from public memory. Don’t believe me? Quick, who lost Super Bowl XXXII? Name the fi ve teams the Chicago Bulls trounced en route to their…

Fight! Across America

As I arrived in Kansas City, I was greeted by Travis Crall, founder of the Elite Fight League. The trio masterminding the EFL consists of Travis Crall, Bryan Stevenson, and Shawn Ricks. They all bring distinct aspects to their equation for…

Glazer Weighs In

One thing I’ve come to realize in covering sports for the last decade and a half: fans love dominance. We love dynasties. We love Tiger Woods for it. Used to love Tyson for it. Domination makes us talk, shows us all how to rise up to…

Bubba Uncensored

ROUNDEST OF THE ROUND In mixed martial arts, you always hear analysts speak about fi ghters being well rounded. Taking a close look, there are just a few top-level fi ghters that really fi t the well rounded bill. Obviously, number one…

Fight! Girl Search

Jaimie Hilfi ger Age: 21 Height: 5’3” Hometown: New Windsor, NY Favorite Fighter: Urijah Faber Relationship Status: Taken Hey Jaimie, how are things? Anything new going on in your life? Doing well, thanks! I graduated with…

Drew McFedries: Standing Strong

UFC light heavyweight fighter Drew McFedries has spent a lifetime standing tall against forces that have the potential to drop anyone to their knees. From becoming an adult much too soon, to living with Chron’s disease and battling a…