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February 2012

Editor's Letter March 2012

I pop open the top, tap out two, no, three Advils from the almost empty bottle, and wash them down with a glass of water. It’s a regular occurrence these days and a sure sign that my body simply doesn’t recover from workouts as fast as it…

Dan Henderson Is Dangerous At Any Age

Finding the gate to Dan Henderson’s driveway in the darkness of the rolling hills around Murrieta, California, is harder than his chin. There are four cars and a white camper in the lot outside of a big house with a wooden stairway that…

Randy Couture: Fit for a Lifetime

He was 16 years old when he made up his mind. One day it just happened, like something inside him ignited all on its own and couldn’t be extinguished. You can almost picture him now— a skinny high school kid, bright-eyed and eager, with…

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Do you know who Zach Makovsky is? Not ringing a bell? Google “Bellator Bantamweight Champion.” His mug should be front-and-center. Zach Makovsky keeps a low profile. He’s the guy who tends to his opponent after the fight instead of…

One Shot Knockout

Shannon Ihrke As if we needed another reason to love our military even more—Shannon Ihrke is Minnesota Nice and a former U.S. Marine to boot. This 23-year-old blonde bombshell is a straight shooter who would make Carlos Hathcock proud…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA ENERGY OVERLOAD “If you think about it, it’s a very real interaction between two human beings, and it’s like an energy. You have a real energy, really, and I have an energy—an energy that nobody else is going to share.”…

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. GLORY DAYS United Glory—the promotional arm of Golden Glory gyms—will host a show in Moscow, Russia, on March 23 that will feature both MMA and K-1 fights. While the promotion has a…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA SON OF A GUN For all future UFC events (not those just on FOX), fighters are prohibited from being sponsored by companies related to guns, knives, ammunition, and hunting. SLICE & DICE Charles…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. COMING TO GRIPS WITH IT Want to increase your forearm and grip strength like Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout? Grab a rope and start climbing. You can also work your shoulders, back, arms, and core by…

5 Minutes With Carlos Condit

A lot of people were criticizing your gameplan against Nick Diaz. Do you think part of the problem was that you didn’t put the exclamation mark on him like you have so many other opponents? I think there are a lot of different reasons…

Strong Island

Former collegiate wrestler Chris Weidman has always known how to trim off a few pounds, but when UFC matchmaker Joe Silva called his Long Island home in January with the offer to fight Demian Maia in less than two weeks, he knew without…

Live Action

When things heat up between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber on this season of The Ultimate Fighter, it won’t be “Made for TV” tension. UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz and number one contender Urijah Faber have a long history…

Sweet Chin Music

Chin-ups are not only a fantastic way to increase the size and strength of your arm and back muscles, but this posture-improving exercise can also predict a lot about your athletic potential. Chin-ups utilize more upper-body muscles than…

Combat Strength

Follow these guidelines to blast through your plateaus and find your best performance yet. The topic of strength in sports has become a hotly debated topic in recent years. Some coaches believe that you can never be strong enough, while…

MMA 101

Combat Worthy Combos As a former United States Marine, Team Gaspari athlete Brian Stann knows a thing or two about combat. A recipient of the Silver Star for his actions on the battlefield, and the former WEC Light Heavyweight Champ, Stann…