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September 2012

Editor's Letter October 2012

Led by Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson, the 16th season of The Ultimate Fighter is underway, and the UFC’s heavyweight division is squarely back in focus. Although reigning champion Junior dos Santos has proven himself to be the most dominant…

The Unforgiven

Undefeated Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier has proven to be a quick study in the cage, but can he wrestle free from his past while fighting for his future? Daniel Cormier’s frustration is booming across the…

The Way of the Hand and Foot

Hiding in the point-fighting style of Taekwondo are some serious skills that talented mixed martial artists aren’t afraid to use. Brian Davidson says there are legions of Taekwondo fighters ready and able to chop the competition in MMA.…

Did You Know?

BAUTISTA BOMB Former WWE Champion Dave Bautista will make his MMA debut with CES MMA on October 6 in Providence, Rhode Island. YOUNG TERRA’ When Matt Serra was 17 years old, he enrolled for delayed entry into the U.S. Marines Corps,…

They Said That

KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS “I’m right there with the top guys. It’s not like, you know, Rick Franklin, where he’s going in and getting annihilated by the top guy, getting his nose broken and knocked out.” —Urijah Faber to sherdog.com.…

Health Radar

WAVE OF THE FUTURE Increase your strength, flexibility, and endurance by adding a heavyrope workout to your exercise regimen. There are many different rope exercises, so keep it simple when you’re starting out. Alternating Wave—move your…

5 Minutes with Ronda Rousey

What are the few days after a Strikeforce fight like? I usually just kind of bury myself in a hole. I don’t like to do any press for a whole week. I just want to sit on the couch, play Donkey Kong, eat ice cream, and not talk to anybody…

New Gear

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Behind the Fight

At every UFC weigh-in, Joe Rogan lovingly calls Burt Watson “the babysitter to the stars.” As the UFC’s site coordinator, he is responsible for ensuring fi ght week goes smoothly from the time the fighters arrive to the time they leave. For…

Sweet Treat

Sierra Rene knows how to make Cleveland rock. The 22-year-old is gearing up for Halloween, but it’s all treats and no tricks with this black-haired beauty. Did you have fun on your photo shoot? It was great, but I didn’t get to go to 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 fighters on the verge of making it to…

Match Game

Nearly every MMA fighter, fan, and pundit has played the role of matchmaker. Before, after, and during every fight, message boards and social media outlets light up with opinions on who should fight who next. While it’s fun to play the…

Mr. Wonderful Day

They say you can’t truly know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Despite the fact that I could never fit into a pair of Phil Davis’ loafers, I slipped on the NCAA Wrestling Champion’s metaphorical sneakers for one full day as he…

The Forgotten Circuit

Neglecting your non-glamour muscles is a recipe for injury. Stronger muscles in your neck, shoulders, and back can help decrease your chance of injury, but these muscles are often overlooked in favor of bigger biceps and pecs. Even though…