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May 2012

Editor's Letter June 2012

In the mid-19th century, introduction of the Minié ball and rifle changed modern warfare forever. The effects were notably present on the battlefi elds of the American Civil War, where the superior range and accuracy of the improved…

The Bully's Pulpit

Hector Lombard is the UFC’s newest high-profile acquisition, and the monster of the middleweights is ready to get the heads rolling and tempers flaring. The Internet knows two stories about Hector Lombard, and neither is flattering. The…

Fading into the Limelight

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin are two of the most popular and polarizing figures in the UFC. With Ortiz making his MMA exit and Griffin looking to get back into the win column, the duo have agreed to match wits and skills for a final…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA MICHAEL MCATHLETE As a senior in high school, future UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald was voted “Most Athletic” despite not playing a high school sport. FAMILY AFFAIR In the 2012 NFL draft, the New…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA LIGHTWEIGHT LOVE “Congrats to my dude @EdAlvarezFight. Doesn’t get better than that.” —Frankie Edgar on Twitter after Eddie Alvarez’s TKOvictory over Shinya Aoki at Bellator 66. SNIPER SNIPPETS “I bleed, and I hate…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. FILTHY FLAPJACKS Tom “The Filthy Mauler” Lawlor’s favorite healthy breakfast is a tall stack of oatmeal “mancakes.” To make them Filthy-style, mix the ingredients below and prepare like regular…

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE NEW GEAR TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. Hayabusa Tokushu Grappling Shin Guards Kick your way to the top with these lightweight shin guards that don’t have any exposed hooks or hardware, so you can be sure of maximum safety and…

5 Minutes with Michael Bisping

You’ve lived in Southern California for more than a year now. Have you officially become a Californian? It’s weird. I just went to England, but when I came back, it really did feel like I was coming home. I’m English, I will always have…

The First Action Hero

After 20 years competing in combat sports, 40-year-old Cung Le is searching for his first Octagon victory against Rich Franklin at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas. There should be a packed house for Le’s second UFC appearance sold out…

Desert Fox

Orange County native Vanessa Hanson had no idea what was in store for her when she won the TransWorld Sur f 2011 US Open / UFC Model Search and earned the chance to be a guest ring girl at UFC 136 last October. In less than one year, the…

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 fi ghters on the verge of making it…

Unleashing the Barbarian

Armed with one of the most well-respected coaches in the business and back in the UFC for his second stint, Tim Boetsch is on a three-fight winning streak and is ready to face his biggest challenge against Michael Bisping—and it all started…

Redemtion vs Reckoning

More than 13 years after their first encounter inside the Octagon, Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort are ready to put it all on the line at UFC 147 on June 23 in their native Brazil. Forget title implications and paydays—this fight is…

Lunge Ahead

Build your legs and lungs. Lunges are great lower-body exercises for improving speed and increasing punching power. The exercise is also a staple for many wrestlers who are trying to improve the explosiveness of their penetration step on…

MMA 101

This month, five-time Mundials Champion and four-time ADCC Champion Marcelo Garcia shows us two ways to counter the single-leg shot. This is a two-part technique that can be used when your opponent shoots a single-leg or grabs one during…