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October 2011

Big Fight Breakdown

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos UFC on FOX, Nov. 12 Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Championship isn’t just a fight, it’s a declaration. The promotion’s broadcast television debut on Nov. 12 comes…

Snack Attack

Power through the day with snacks that pack a punch. The term “superfood” gets thrown around more than you do on a bad day of grappling. If you lose sight of the importance of balanced nutrition, superfoods are nothing more than trendy…

MMA 101

Countering the lead straight right. As the owner of T’s KO Fight Club/Gym in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and Grudge Training Center in Denver, Trevor Whitmann has established himself as one of the top striking coaches in MMA. Notable students of…

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Kettlebells can be used to improve a number of physical attributes, including strength, muscular endurance, balance, proprioception, and flexibility. Because of their rounded shape, kettlebells compel lifters to manipulate their center of…

Big Brother is Watching

There are certain rights and privileges that come with being the big brother in a family, one of which is the ability to physically dominate your younger brethren. This right is one that Baltimore Ravens’ defensive end Arthur Jones still…

High Flying Action

From BMX to MMA, X Games phenom TJ Lavin lives for the adrenalin. TJ Lavin is one of the best BMX riders to ever touch a pair of handlebars. The 34-year-old “King of Dirt” has won gold medals at the Summer X Games and is a CFB, DK Dirt…

Kickin' It

The Dropkick Murphys know how to amp up an MMA crowd. Al Barr was surprised. The vocalist, as well as the rest of the members of Celtic-tinged punk rock collective Dropkick Murphys, has steadily watched mixed martial arts since the 1990s…

Snap Decisions

It’s unanimous. No job is more thankless than being an MMA referee or judge. They are constantly under the spotlight, rarely receive praise for a job well done, and the only time they’re mentioned in the media is when they screw up. Doesn’t…

UFC Undisputed

Frankie Edgar When you see the words “UFC Undisputed,” I wouldn’t blame you if you immediately thought of the THQ video game of the same name. However, just this once, I want you to think of UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. Think…