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January 2009

Never Back Down

In 1984, the American motion picture The Karate Kid opened up what was then an untapped market, the world of martial arts. Kid led the way for three sequels (the last of which was in 1994), a television series, comic books, and a video…

Danielle Loveland

So here we are with the beautiful Danielle Loveland. Danielle hey! Well hello! So Danielle, you live in Las Vegas, right? Yes I have for about fi ve years but I’m originally from Austin, Texas Who are you a ring girl…

Big In Vegas

I. RANDY INC.- A FAMILY AFFAIR- ON ANOTHER LEVEL I can always tell who is at Xtreme Couture by the cars parked outside. Randy used to have a big black Humvee, but now it’s a badass black Dodge Challenger. Mike Pyle’s got a…

2008 FIGHT! Awards

With enough action in 2008 to put you into debt from watching all the PPV’s, a slew of fantastic performances from the fi ghters was certain to emerge from the smoke of the battlefi eld. After much coffee, well thought out debate and…

Misaki Bombs

It’s said that you never get a second chance to make a fi rst impression, but Kazuo Misaki might be an exception to that rule. A veteran of nearly every Japanese MMA promotion including, DEEP, Pancrase, PRIDE, and World Victory Road,…

Jacquelyn Payne

So, uh, pretty much single? Ya, I mean. I’m single but dating. I have men in my life, but I seem to pick the wrong ones. How does one become the right one? Someone that is confi dent, but not cocky. There’s a fi ne…

Blackbelt Gaming

Some might say Marc Laimon leads a double life. He’s an acclaimed Jiu- Jitsu trainer at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu in Las Vegas by day, trading competitive moves with some of MMA’s top up-and-coming stars, and an avid gaming enthusiast…

Wanderlei Silva Has Got Your Back

You met him ten seconds ago, just shook his hand for the fi rst time, but somehow you know it in your gut. If ever things go terribly wrong, if today turns out to be a disaster; a Def Con 4 crisis, a complete and total bitch — one of…

Uncurbed Enthusiasm

Imagine a hyperactive, eight-year-old who’s just been let loose in an amusement park after downing a case of Red Bull. Then imagine that the kid is in fact a 46-year-old, 200-lb., 6’1,” bald, wisecracking Dutch fi ghting…

Waiting For Couture

AN INTRODUCTION OF SORTS He stands ramrod straight and looks at me as if he’s sizing me up through a pane of glass. His stare is piercing yet disinterested and his body language is cold. He speaks to me in a faint voice, as if…

Hendo's Moment Of Truth

Temecula Valley, with its rolling hills and postcard-perfect vineyards, isn't where you'd expect to find one of the toughest men on the planet. But this idyllic patch of wine country southeast of Los Angeles just happens to be the place Dan…

2007 FIGHT! Awards

2007 was a monumental year in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Randy Couture’s resignation surprised the entire industry. The UFC acquired the WFA, the WEC, and most importantly, PRIDE. The fi rst MMA event was held at the Playboy…