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September 2012

MMA 101: Spin Class

Former BAMMA Middleweight Champion and recent UFC signee Tom Watson (15-4) knows a thing or two about striking. The brash Brit—known for his entertaining entrances to the cage—has seven career wins via (T)KO. In this installment of MMA 101,…

Flavor Boost Your Immunity

Some of your best defensive moves may be in your kitchen in the form of immune-supportive foods. The cooler temperatures of autumn signal the beginning of the dreaded cold and fl u season. Missed workouts, lengthy doctor’s appointments,…

The Odds are Good, but the Goods are Odd

Sports fans are constantly bombarded with data and information, even in a simple and straightforward sport like MMA. As any sport grows, the metrics that measure it and the statistics that report it evolve. However, there’s one set of…

Monsters of MMA: Be Afraid… Be Very Afraid

Frankenstein's Monster Alistair Overeem Built like a brick shithouse, patiently stalks his victims only to unleash a violent rage. Doesn't hurt that he's (allegedly) fueled by modern science either. Evil Genius Frank Mir Initially,…

Ultimate Disappointments

“That’s the unfortunate thing about hype—when there’s a lot of hype behind you and you don’t live up to it, it goes away really quick.” —Dana White, UFC 149 press conference It’s probably our fault—overzealous media members—who, in our…

The Rhythm of the Fight

For Incubus bassist Ben Kenney, music is his first love, but mixed martial arts has grown to be an obession. When Ben Kenney isn’t behind his bass guitar, touring the globe with his multi-platinum selling band Incubus, he is knee-deep in…

FIGHT! Girl Search

Maureen Chen Age: 28 Height: 5’5” Hometown: Cerritos, CA Where are you from? I was raised in Taiwan, but I moved to the U.S. in 2008. What’s your favorite thing about the States? I love hamburgers...Five Guys and In-N-Out. What kind of…

Rocky Raccoon

The Dark Knight Rises may have shattered box office records at theaters around the world this summer, but when MMA legend Renzo Gracie was approached by two would-be muggers on the west side of Manhattan one balmy September morning, he…