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September 2011

The Way of the Meathead

From reality-show renegade to bona-fide fighter, Matt Mitrione is making a name for himself. “I’m really interested in this fight,” says Matt Mitrione about his upcoming heavyweight throw-down with Cheick Kongo at UFC 137. The…

Big Fight Breakdown

Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit, UFC 137, Oct. 29 Less than 48 hours after Carlos Condit was given a surprise opportunity to replace Nick Diaz against Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Title, I asked Condit point-blank how he…

Fall's Fab 5

The temperature may be getting cooler, but you’re still sweating it out at the gym. Let these five fall favorites help you kick inflammation to the curb, while keeping your cardiovascular and immune systems in top fighting shape. 1)…

Puncher's Chance

As long as you can punch accurately, you still have a chance to win. Some of the names on the accompanying charts may surprise you, but after the numbers were crunched, the fighters below reigned supreme in power and jab accuracy to the…

Take Your Medicine

Get the ball rolling with this tough as nails medicine ball workout. There are advantages to training with medicine balls that other pieces of equipment don’t offer, including: • Medicine balls can be used in many different planes of…

MMA 101

Outlaw Killer They don’t call Carlos Condit “The Natural Born Killer” for nothing. Condit’s in-your-face fighting style helped him win 27 fights and the WEC Welterweight Championship over the course of his 32-fight career. In addition,…

Rolling with Mr. Cooper

Taking Back Sunday bassist Shaun Cooper rolls with some of the UFC’s best in Long Island, N.Y. Maintaining a career in the music industry can be tough, but rolling with a rising UFC middleweight contender could be just a little bit…

MMA For All

Don’t be afraid to jump in the gym part-time. Hobbyists can benefit from MMA training too. Don’t we all get the urge to hit someone? The guy who cuts you off in traffic. The smug barista who screws up your coffee order. The managing editor…

The Hunted

Ton Jones is always on a mission. The hefty, tattooed juggernaut— along with his business partner Allen Haff— travels throughout the United States to film Auction Hunters. The reality television series, which airs Tuesday on Spike TV,…

The Look of Strategy

The best part of coaching is not the recognition, acknowledgment, or limelight, even though they’re all great benefits. The money is good, too, if you’re a capitalist at heart like I am. But what brings me back to the grind every day is…