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November 2008

The Bantam Boys Are Strutting

Bantam roosters are famous for their aggressive disposition in correlation to their diminutive size. Oftentimes, the word “bantam” is used to describe little men who tend to have a sensationalized opinion of themselves when it comes to…

"Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante"

Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante is a Brazilian-born fi ghter who is known for his excellent stand up, as well as his solid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. Cavalcante trains out of American Top Team in Florida with teammates like Thiago Alves,…

Read A Book!

James Brown may have been known as the hardest working man in show business, but there’s little doubt these days that Randy Couture is one of the hardest working men in MMA. Despite his announced retirement from the UFC last fall,…

Michelle Waterson

If someone told you she was involved in MMA, you’d probably assume she was a ring girl. You’d be wrong of course. Michelle Waterson’s knockout looks may have earned her the nickname “Karate Hottie”, but…

5 Minutes with Sam Stout

Let’s get right to it. You’re Canadian. How many beers does it take for you to get nice and tanked? (laughing) I usually lose count. But I guess about 20 Canadian beers. About 24 of the American stuff. Did you have any…

From One Vet To Another

A bouncing castle, a face painting booth, and a hot barbeque - it’s Frank Shamrock’s kind of day. Wearing the smile he made famous during Pancrase battles, the former UFC champion is at Moffett Field, just outside his hometown…

Baka Survivor

Shinya Aoki is poised to become the best lightweight fi ghter in the world. Known for his trademark yellow or rainbowcolored spandex pants, Aoki has been winning over fans with his superb technique and the ability to overwhelm opponents…

The Mad Science of Matchmaking

Every fi ght organization has a brain trust when it comes to putting on a show. In mixed martial arts, promoters often appear as the face of the organization - the creator or destroyer of all things good in the sport. But matchmakers are…

Fighter Spotlight

Philadelphia has always been known as a fi ght town. It’s where Bernard Hopkins was born and raised, where Frazier trained to fi ght Ali, and the same place Rocky Balboa ran up that endless staircase before fi ghting Apollo Creed for…

Octagon Iraq

In this Octagon, you will fi nd no bigname sponsors, no high-paying advertisers, and no sexy ring girls holding signs to announce the next round. What you will fi nd are raw materials, raw talent, and raw ambition. This particular Octagon…

Affliction

Many business principles translate across industries, but that doesn’t mean all businesses are the same. However, casual clothing company Affl iction will attempt to make the jump from apparel to fi ght promoting on July 19 at the…

The Real Chuck Liddell

I returned from an eight-day NFL Pro Bowl trip, checked out my house, which I believed had been vacant following a raucous Super Bowl stint, and suddenly felt I was Kato Kaelin-ized. I opened the door to the master guest room in my house…

Don Caballero

Inside the Palms Resort and Casino, the crowd roared when Clay Guida fl oored Roger Huerta with a fl urry of strikes, but Huerta’s world was silent. “I was out for the fi rst three to fi ve seconds. Everything was red,” he…

Brazil Part 1 – Great Masters

On June 7th 1494, at the Treaty of Tordesillas, in an act of monumental hubris the nations of Spain and Portugal divided up the known world outside of Europe. Spain got everything west of the Cape Verde Islands and Portugal got everything…

Living The All-American Dream

His start should go down in MMA lore. First Lieutenant Brian Stann, US Marine Corps, was winding down his fi rst tour of duty in Iraq. Although he was in the midst of war, with the threat of death around every corner, he could not help but…