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August 2011

Gray Maynard: Old School Bullying

Gray Maynard is a throwback to the wrestlers of old, which is to say, an unforgiving, down-to-earth roughneck who will not be pushed around… in other words, a freaking Bully. Gray Maynard weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces at birth. It was…

Back To Brazil

The UFC Returns to its Roots Above: The man credited with bringing Jiu Jitsu to Brazil, Jigoro Kano. Below: A newspaper article promoting a contest between Helio Gracie and Masahiko Kimura. With the exception of the United States, no…

Kenda Perez: Feeling Frisky

Kenda Perez is getting a lot of exposure these days—the sexy hostess of season two of The Best of Pride Fighting Championships on Spike TV has been gracing the pages of everything from Maxim to Muscle and Fitness. Now, she’s getting feisty…

No-Flaw Jaws

Fighters are used to getting punched in the face, but not all jaws are created equally. They are every puncher’s nightmare—the steel-headed beasts of MMA that refuse to go down or stay down no matter what fist, shin, knee, elbow, or…

Editor's Letter September 2011

Generally soft spoken and reserved, Brian Bowles may not be the first fighter that comes to mind when wondering “who is on the next cover of FIGHT!?” But the former WEC Bantamweight Champ’s demeanor is exactly what had us curious as to what…

Puerto Power

Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez is one of the most compelling MMA fighters going, and you know what? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Eddie Alvarez has a unique niche in that he represents Philadelphia in the broader sense than the…

The Man Comes Around

BRIAN BOWLES IS TAKING NAMES It’s brutally hot in Athens, GA, so sitting on a stool in the air conditioning of The HardCore Gym is a welcome reprieve, even if the track blaring over the sound system is Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” You get…

High-Class Hottie

Molly Qerim is a New York-based broadcaster who broke into MMA in 2008 as a segment host and correspondent on ESPN’s MMA Live. In 2010, Qerim joined the VERSUS nightly show The Daily Line. As part of the network gig, she also hosted the…

Hall of Fame 2011

Major League Baseball has Cooperstown. Rock and Roll has Cleveland. MMA has FIGHT! Magazine. Ok, ok, so we’re not quite as prestigious as Neil Diamond belting out “Forever in Blue Jeans” this year, but great mixed martial artists needed a…

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. HAM IT UP If you’re headed to Nottingham, England, for the ADCC Submission World Championship on September 24, roll over to Birmingham and let black belt Braulio Estima tie you in a knot…

5 Minutes With Kenny Florian

You’re a UFC fighter, gym owner, ESPN analyst, and constant Twitterer (@kennyflorian)—how much free time do you have each day? Not a whole lot. I have time between my training sessions to rest and decompress a little bit. I’m not really…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA GUARDIAN ANGEL “I’m so cool that my swagger has sideburns & a mustache, on a side note, it also pays child support.” —Miguel Torres on Twitter. PRODIGIOUS COJONES “When your chi is down, you feel weak, and I’m sure…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA VOLUNTEERED INFO Mixed martial artists who have spent some of their formidable years growing up in the great state of Tennessee include Quinton Jackson (Memphis), Mike Pyle (Dresden), Muhammed Lawal…

The Battle of New Orleans

Haw, haw, haw—the UFC finally makes a return to “The Big Easy.” New Orleans is a pride-filled American city that is back on its feet…and that’s just where Dana White wants the fans in Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Sept. 17 for UFC…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. LIBEL LABELS Even if a Nutrition Facts label states “zero trans fats,” check the ingredient list. There can still be ½ gram of trans fat per serving with that claim. Find it hiding under the…