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July 2012

Editor's Letter August 2012

Champions, legends, and rising stars are the usual suspects when making a list of candidates for the cover of the magazine. After all, names like Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre represent the pinnacle of the sport. They provide the…

The Last Emperor's Last Stand

AXS TV/Inside MMA correspondent Ron Kruck traveled more than 5,000 miles to be part of Fedor Emelianenko’s last fight in St. Petersburg, Russia. Fedor Emelianenko has always been an enigma. On fight night, he was an emotionless cyborg,…

Never Say Die

There's so much more to Matt "The Immortal" Brown than simply persevering—there's a story of redemption that's still being told. On a cool summer evening in August 2001, Matt Brown died. It's not that Brown remembers dying in the blur of…

5 Minutes With Chris Weidman

You’re coming off a big TKO of Mark Munoz. How’s life been since the fight? I went out to Long Island a few days after I got home to celebrate with friends, and it all kinda struck me just how crazy everything has gotten. I’ve been coming…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF Suspension straps allow the use of your body weight to develop strength, power, endurance, balance, flexibility, and core stability. By suspending and shifting your…

Lights, Camera, Action !

You may know her from her time at Heavy.com, but Megan Olivi has since moved on to covering your favorite fighters for the UFC and FOX. From the Jersey Shore to the Las Vegas desert, this pintsized bundle of energy always delivers big.…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA NO BONES ABOUT IT “It’s not that he won’t fight me or I won’t fight him. To be dead honest, it’s that we both have a lot to lose, and we both respect each other a lot, and we both are striving for personal greatness. I…

Behind The Fight

Being the third man the cage is a thankless job. To do well…is to go unnoticed. When fighters struggle for victory and survival, refs must objectively ensure the contest’s integrity while prioritizing participants’ safety. Ref Josh…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA EXCESS BAGGAGE Although he purchased three seats on the airplane, UFC 3 veteran Emmanuel Yarborough (6’7”, 700 lbs.) was banned from a Delta flight from Newark, NJ, to Italy. I RAN (SO FAR AWAY) In…

Big Fight Breakdown

Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson UFC 151: September 1, 2012 The UFC 151 main event between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and challenger Dan Henderson could be dubbed New School versus Old School. Whatever the school, each fighter has…

The Over Under Dog

Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran is out of his cousin’s shadow and no longer flying under the MMA radar. On May 6, 2010, Pat Curran was supposed to be nothing more than cannon fodder for UFC veteran Roger “El Matador” Huerta,…

Croation Devastation

UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic is making a big impact in MMA’s biggest division. It doesn’t take great powers of observation to see that Stipe Miocic is nervous. At a local restaurant just outside of his hometown in Cleveland, Ohio, his…

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…

Hip To It

UFC Welterweight Matt Brown demonstrates a functional strength workout for increased core and lower body power. Utilizing the Westside Barbell System under the guidance of Louie Simmons, the goals of this strength and conditioning routine…

Fuel Your Fight

The timing and makeup of your pre-fight meals and snacks are key for optimal performance. It’s fight day, and you’re rolling with confidence, as your training and nutrition have been carefully calculated for months prior to the big event.…