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October 2011

Editor's Letter October 2011

Joe Lauzon isn’t the kind of guy that would necessarily strike you as a fighter at first glance. He comes from an IT background, and doesn’t carry himself in a particularly imposing manner. It is in these respects, however, that he is a…

The Human Monkey Wrench

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon is up in bonus money, down in formidability, and right at home as the underdog. Six weeks before his UFC 136 fight on Oct. 8, Joe Lauzon sprained the same ankle that he jacked up on the night his brother Dan got…

Into Thin Air

The Ups and Downs of Altitude Training. The value of the physiological effects of living and training at high altitudes has been studied as far back as the mid-1960s, but only in the last few years has it become a popular topic in the…

Spontaneous Combustion

Autumn in the Southeast is a beautiful time of year and a complimentary backdrop to this month’s lovely guest. With winter fast approaching, Brynne Ridgewell is sure to warm your heart and give us all something to be thankful for. What’s…

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. STRONG SHOWING KSW XVII heads to the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland, on Nov. 26. Headlining the event will be five-time World’s Strongest Man winner Mariusz Pudzianokski against James “The…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. BOMBS AWAY! According to ESPN’s Sport Science Lab, UFC Heavyweight Cain Velasquez’s punch registers at 2230 lbs. of force, a harder punch than any boxer ever measured in the Sport Science Lab.…

5 Minutes With Josh Barnett

Sounds like you’re driving a Formula 1 car? No, it’s a 2007 Mustang GT with only 12,000 miles on it. But it’s supercharged, 500 horsepower, got a full suspension underneath it. It’s lowered an inch-and-a-half. It’s very fast. Is that…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA DEMOLITION DEBT “FEG has a lot of outstanding liabilities, a lot of unpaid bills, so maybe mine is just going to be put underneath the stack of the other bills. They have a lot of debt.” —Alistair Overeem to…

Nurse On Call

By looks alone, Phil Nurse isn’t the most intimidating chap in the world, with his calm demeanor and 5’7” frame giving off a more man-on-the-street than man-in-the-ring vibe. But for three decades, “Kru” has been a man of action, winning…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA X MARKS THE SPOT X Games RallyCross Champion and Metal Mulisha founder Brian Deegan defeated X Games BMX Champion Dave Mirra in an MMA charity event at EllisMania 7. A judges’ draw after three rounds of…

November 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…

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…

Bang Bang!

K-1, Strikeforce, Sengoku, and a third stint in the UFC—Duane “Bang” Ludwig has been around the block. MMA legend Don Frye and UFC welterweight Duane Ludwig are signing autographs at the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas at the FIGHT! booth.…

into the Lion's Den

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finalist Daniel Cormier is up to the challenge. When Daniel Cormier rang in 2011, all the Olympic wrestling standout wanted was to see his face on television. With an MMA record of 6-0, Cormier was a hot…