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September 2011

Editor's Letter September 2011

Random luck of the draw. This past weekend in Las Vegas I experienced a good bit of it as I watched the dealer casually flip card after card. Sometimes tilting the odds in my favor, sometimes throwing my chances out the window. You can…

Natural Selection

Some fighters are found, some fighters are forged, and some fighters—like Carlos Condit—are just meant to be. It’s a hot, rainy day in Albuquerque, N.M. The rain is coming down in large droplets—the kind of precipitation that Forrest Gump…

Rio Experiencia

If you want to feel both better and worse about your own physique, go to the beach in Rio de Janeiro. The time of year doesn’t matter. Even in the dead of winter, it’s still 75 degrees, and the beach is still the place to be. That’s where…

5 Minutes With Melvin Guillard

You’re 28 years old and you’ve had 40 fights. How much longer can you go by “The Young Assassin?” Until I retire. You’re only as old as you feel. I mean, until I start feeling old, I don’t need to change my nickname. You started eating…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA HUMAN WEAPON “On the airplane, my buddy says, ‘Do you want the aisle or window?’ I said, ‘Aisle, because if some guy tries something, I’ll mess him up.’ My buddy—who does Krav Maga—says, ‘But what if he has a weapon? I’m…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. 15 FEET PER SECOND The speed at which a GSP superman punch travels according to measurements taken on ESPN’s Sport Science. TOP FORM Runners who continue running when they are exhausted…

Pretty In Pink

Undefeated UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis brings awareness to the fight against breast cancer. Former WWF Champion Bret “The Hitman” Hart was famous for donning pink and black tights during his days of competition, a visual change of…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA WELL-ROUNDED TRAVEL Jay Hieron has fought in the UFC, WEC, IFL, Strikeforce, Bellator, and Affliction. Jeff Curran has fought in the UFC, WEC, IFL, Strikeforce, Bellator, and Pride. WRESTLING SAVVY…

All Hands on Deck

2011 has been a year of firsts for stunning newcomer Chrissy Blair. After winning this year’s TransWorld Motocross model search, she was a fresh face as the guest ring girl at UFC 133. Add in a first-time sailing experience for her…

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. MAX EXPOSURE Maximum Fighting Championship XXXI takes place Oct. 7 in Edmonton, Canada. The MFC Light Heavyweight strap will be on the line when Ryan Jimmo locks horns with Rameau…

Unlikely Allies

The Dragonslayer and The Dragon’s Den join forces to help fight the battle against brain trauma. Bodybuilding legend Rich Gaspari “The Dragon Slayer” believes in those who make a difference. As CEO and Founder of Gaspari Nutrition, he knew…

Crazy Like A Fox

The UFC’s recent television deal with FOX makes it the latest sports organization to be shown on broadcast television, but what does the deal mean for the UFC, the fighters, and the fans? UFC president Dana White courted FOX for nine…

Lights Out for Chris Lytle

For hardcore and casual MMA fans alike, Chris Lytle’s name held enough weight to hype a fight, even in the absence of the stereotypical smacktalk that clogs media outlets prior to most fight cards. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that although…

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to…

October 2011 Rankings

HEAVYWEIGHT 206-265 RANK FIGHTER PTS HIGH 1 Cain Velasquez 7.662 7.662 2 Alistair Overeem 6.785 6.785 3 Josh Barnett 6.438 6.438 4 Junior dos Santos 6.332 6.332 5 Brock Lesnar 6.205 7.205 6 Fabricio Werdum 5.785 6.335 7 Antonio…