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June 2012

Editor's Letter July 2012

From Dan Severn to Mark Coleman to the great Randy Couture, there is no doubt that wrestling is an integral part of the UFC’s DNA. But today’s modern MMA combatants require more than just the ability to secure a takedown with hopes of…

A Villain Unmasked

UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks isn’t in training camp at the moment, meaning he’s walking around at a comfortable 210 pounds and his beard is more cropped than his Rasputin-like whiskers on fight night. Actually, he’s not entirely…

Gold Rush

While MMA isn’t included in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, fight fans can still get their combat fi x by watching these six wrestlers who have the best chance of taking home U.S. gold. The American Freestyle Wrestling Team has…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA HOT THESPIAN ACTION Two-time FIGHT! centerfold and Bellator ring card girl Jade Bryce scored a recurring role on the upcoming season of Dexter. NUMB3R CRUNCHING 11: Wins by Cody McKenzie via guillotine…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA BROCK SUPPORTER “I think he defi nitely should be . Anybody who’s been in there and won the title, whether it was four fights or six fights or whatever, I think he made a huge impact in our sport. I think he brought that…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. GOING BRAZILIAN NUTS While taking supplemental selenium—a powerful antioxidant that combats the damage that free radicals cause in the body—can be a great way to ensure you get adequate amounts,…

5 Minutes with Martin Kampmann

Your two latest victories over Thiago Alves and Jake Ellenberger have come after you’ve been hurt or dropped. Do you require the sight of your own blood before you bring your best game? Yeah, recently, I’ve had to get beat up a little…

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. BELLATOR MMA ONSLAUGHT for XboX and PS3 You’re probably familiar with the other big MMA game on the market, but you may not know that Bellator is set to launch its own game as well. True to form,…

Behind the Fight

As one of Dominick Cruz’s coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Live, BJJ black belt Lloyd Irvin brought his specialized coaching system not only to Team Cruz…but to the fi ght fans who tuned in from all over the globe. As head of Team Lloyd…

Judgement Day

A new breed of fighter is ensuring that the sport of MMA continues to evolve, but there’s also a new breed of judge—and Ricardo Almeida is leading the way. You don’t need to earn a third-degree black belt from Renzo Gracie to become an MMA…

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. Nexersys Nexersys looks different from any training equipment you’ve ever seen, and using High Intensity Interval Cross Training (HIIT), soon your body will look dramatically different, too.…

A+ Competitor

Minnesota native Rachel Olson isn’t afraid of being in the spotlight. The 23-year-old aspiring pro bikini competitor and ring card girl spends her free time in the gym when she’s not keeping MMA fans entertained with her trips around 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…

A Warrior's Heart

As the UFC’s only Afghan-born fighter, Siyar Bahadurzada is determined to inspire multiple nations of fans. Zuffa understands the connection between combat on the battlefield and combat in the cage, and it has heavily promoted the…

Abdominal Hunt

Finding your summer six pack. The abdominal region is one of the hardest areas to train, not because the exercises that stress this area are diffi cult to perform, but due to the negative experiences most of us have had with training this…