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April 2012

Editor's Letter May 2012

By definition, only a single alpha can exist in a pack of wolves at any given time , so you might suspect a camp called “Team Alpha Male” would suffer from constant bickering and infighting. For the players at Urijah Faber’s now infamous…

Batten down the hatches!

Louisiana is known for its spicy dishes, and Shreveport native Laura Moro is as hot as they come. In between her modeling gigs and ring girl work, the green-eyed beauty set sail to try and cool off, but the high sea is where things heated…

Lord Of The Flys

Joseph Benavidez is out of bantamweight purgatory, into a new division, and onto smaller and better things. When he was fighting as a bantamweight, Joseph Benavidez walked around at 145 pounds. For all those years, he was a Lilliputian…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. HIT THE JUICE UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is a juicer…vegetable juicer, that is. Juicing provides vital nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to help repair muscles and…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA DON’T BLINK The big boys on the UFC 146 all-heavyweight main card have 166 career victories, with 119 (72%) wins coming in the first round. EBER-SOLID In his 65-fight career, UFC welterweight Brian…

5 Minutes With Clay Guida

The last time we saw you in the Octagon you were sporting a new Big Lebowski tattoo. Any new Dude-inspired artwork? No new tattoos, but I did meet the real Dude. His name is Jeff Dowd, and we met at the Palm Springs Film Festival last…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA WONKA-VISION “Cutting weight is no fun. I recently read somewhere that he has a sweet tooth, and I also have one. I think his is for donuts or something, and mine is for chocolate. When we step in the cage, and it’s all…

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. Beyond the Cage “The Real Captain America” This limited-edition action series features Randy Couture shedding his Captain America mask before his final fight. The 32” x 42” framed print is…

To The Edge And Back

For UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario, returning to the cage is more than the progression of his career—it’s the result of soul searching and his refusal to have a lifetime of hard work taken away from him. On April 14, 2011, it was…

Streaking To The Top

With 29 consecutive fights without a loss, UFC bantamweight Renan Barao (28-1-1) may be Brazil’s most electrifying export— that’s high praise for a fighter who shares his homeland with Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and Junior dos Santos.…

Welter Skelter

Jake Ellenberger and Martin Kampmann will headline The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale on June 1 to determine the next contender for the UFC Welterweight Title. It’s not a big deal that Ellenberger and Kampmann disagree on how serious an…

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…

Getting Juiced Up!

Sick of Salads? Get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals by putting the squeeze on your fruits and veggies. Fruits and vegetables should be consumed daily as part of a healthy diet, but most of us are probably guilty of skimping on the…

Outside The Box

Get a leg up on your competition by incorporating a box workout into your training regimen. Many athletes worry that leg exercises can cause back and knee injuries and result in tremendous muscle soreness after training. Before these…

MMA 101

Killer Combos Blackzilian striking coach Henri Hooft demonstrates two of his favorite combos for putting opponents on the canvas. These two combos utilize punches with a kick/knee finish. Perform the combos smoothly—light on the feet,…