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July 2012

MMA 101

This month, BJJ black belt Lloyd Irvin and UFC bantamweight Mike Easton show readers two slick armbar options. As head of Team Lloyd Irvin (U.S. Jiu-Jitsu Team) and owner of Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Academy, Irvin has a roster of some of…

Small Fish In A Bigger Pond

The Little Secret of the WEC Merger In December 2010, Anthony Pettis leapt out of the WEC cage and landed a kick to Benson Henderson's face. The spectacular "Showtime Kick" highlighted the waning moments of the final fight of the World…

Modern-Day Knight

DragonForce’s Herman Li is mastering guitar, BJJ, and knife fighting. Herman Li isn’t slaying dragons, but the musician is learning the proper techniques to stab one. The co-founder and guitarist of power metal band DragonForce has trained…

Sneak Attack

A handful of styles comprise the modern MMA fighter: boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu. Most other combat forms have been left on the scrap heap during the molding of MMA, and for good reason. However, as the sport…

Viking Tough

The trend of NFL players training in MMA isn’t new, but Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is the one who started it all. Before the UFC was filling arenas and selling millions of pay-per-views, Jared Allen was an avid fan of the…

Miller's Crossing

It was supposed to be one of the happiest days of Dan Miller's life. Instead, March 19,2009, turned on a dime into the worst day for the affable UFC fighter. A month removed from Dan Miller’s third consecutive win in the UFC, his wife…

The Expendables Expand

Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone, and Chuck Norris walk into a Bulgarian bar … and leave early so they’re fresh for work the next morning. Not a single person kicked in the throat? No spray from a belt-fed M-60? No panties thrown? That…

Fight! Girl Search: Kristal Hammond

Kristal Hammond Age: 25 Height: 5’10” Hometown: Perth, Western Australia Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Kristal-Hammond/264420836925262 How long have you been modeling? I’ve been modeling on a part-time basis for about six years for…

The Hidden Evolution

Watch out world, MMA is Darwinian. When we talk about the evolution of mixed martial arts, it’s easy to point to a lot of the obvious advancements in the sport, rules, and athletes. Legal MMA events take place in almost every state in the…