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November 2011

Editor's Letter December 2011

Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, Josh Koscheck, Martin Kampmann, Anthony Johnson, and the list goes on. There’s no question that vying for a position at the top of the UFC’s welterweight division is as safe as swimming in shark infested water.…

Purpose Driven Fight

UFC welterweight Jon Fitch is always just one fight away... one big finish away. Johnny Cash’s acoustic guitar gallops over the loudspeakers. Showtime. Gravel-voiced UFC coordinator Burt Watson signals the charge from the dressing rooms to…

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

JUDGOI SAN Those aren't pajamas you're getting beat down in. GAMENESS ELITE GI As The Dude in The Big Lebowski once said, “Yeah, I’ve got a rash, man.” If The Dude was wearing Gameness Elite’s new gi with a sewn in rashguard, he’d be…

12 In '12

Some are booked, some are rumored, and some are just wishful thinking—but here are the 12 fights we want to see in 2012. 12. Vitor Belfort vs. Brian Stann Stann may still be limited when it comes to elite MMA grappling, but, on paper,…

5 Minutes With Mark Munoz

Your victory over Chris Leben at UFC 138 was your most brutal win yet. Do you save your best work for main events? Yeah man, I feel that I’ve improved my style, and I’ve been working extensively on finishing people and learning how to…

WO-MAN POWER

Strikeforce, Bellator, and Jewels are going strong in the women’s MMA movement. Will the UFC eventually follow suit? Only time will tell. In the meantime, here’s a rundown of the fiercest femme fatales in the fight game. Featheweight:…

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. SWEET HOME England’s largest MMA promotion—BAMMA—hosts its next event in Nottingham on Dec. 10 at The Capital FM Arena. Andre Winner takes on Diego Gonzalez in a lightweight title…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA POLL Dancing Dana White was voted No. 38 in AskMen.com’s “Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011.” Only time will tell if White’s unflappable self-esteem will be damaged from being usurped by Ashton…

M-1 Global: From Russia With Punches

When I initially found out that M-1 was coming to New Jersey for their first show on American soil in February 2010, I scoffed at the notion. Any MMA fan worth his weight in Pride FC DVDs knows about the notorious M-1 Global: the Russian…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA ONE LEG TO STAND ON “I’d have to lose muscle. That’s one thing people don’t pay attention to—I wouldn’t do a gastric bypass. I’d have to literally cut off my leg and I’d be a one-legged 205-er, but I’d still do pretty…

Naughty and Nice

FIGHT! put Strikeforce guest ring girl Jordan Daniele on its Xmas wish list, and we’ve been so good that Santa delivered her to our doorstep exactly as we requested—scantly clad and full of Christmas cheer. What’s on your Christmas list…

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…

Big Fight Breakdown

Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem UFC 141, Dec. 30 You have to hand it to Brock Lesnar. For all the criticism he’s received for his quick—some would say unwarranted—push to championship level in the UFC, Lesnar has never hesitated to…

Slicing And Dicing

After Ovince St. Preux started his career with a 3-4 record, the Haitian- American went on a freakish run, going 6-0 in 2010 and transforming from meandering journeyman to full-blown contender who will face former Strikeforce Light…