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November 2012

Editor's Letter December 2012

"This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently…

Finding His Mark

When Michael Bisping steps into the Octagon against Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 on Jan. 19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, it will be more than a one-on-one fi ght. An arena packed with Brazilians will scream for their countryman to relieve…

British Invasion

And this time, they're taking no prisoners Before fixing its global expansion plans on places like China, Australia, and going back to Brazil, the UFC invested heavily in England. During a three-year stretch between April 2007 and November…

Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Strike First VENUM Absolute These mitts are made from highquality buffalo leather with tripledensity foam, so they can take a beating and dish one out. $129.90 - venumfight.com HAYABUSA Tokushu The Dual-X™ closure system and Fusion…

Did You Know? : December 2012

Call Us Immediately The new pair of legs in the Octagon at UFC on Fuel TV 6 in Macao, China, was Jessica Cambensy, a Chinese-Filipino-American lingerie model from Chicago. Evan Almighty Once I Was a Champion, a documentary on former UFC…

They Said That : December 2012

MATCH GAME “I don’t understand what Joe Silva is doing. You know what I’m saying? Joe Silva has a complex. Something’s wrong with him, the guy can’t match shoes. What kind of matchmaker is this guy? What is he thinking? Give me Forrest.…

Health Radar : December 2012

BULLY GRIP 195: Gray Maynard’s grip strength in pounds per square inch. Poor: <96 Below Average: 97-104 Average: 105-112 Above Average: 113-122 Excellent: >123 * Grip Strength for Men Aged 30-39 MINTY MOJO The smell of peppermint…

5 Minutes With John Hathaway

You played rugby before starting your MMA career. Did it help prepare you? I don’t think I learned any specific techniques, but I defi nitely learned from the rough and tumble aspect of it, being able to take hits and continue. I think…

Behind the Fight : December 2012

In the world of mixed martial arts, there are few individuals who receive more love than Jacob “Stitch” Duran. From wrapping hands in the locker room to plugging cuts in between rounds, Stitch works his magic to ensure the action inside the…

Double Action

You know what they say: “Good things come in pairs,” and Cage Warriors FC ring girls Brooke Lynette and Natalie Lawrence are proof positive of that. This beautiful British duo leaves no doubt in the minds of fight fans that two is always…

New Blood : December 2012

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…

Work Out the Kinks

Stop the pain train in its tracks. If you train hard, you’ve felt more than just sore muscles the next day—and some of those nagging injuries can take a toll. No worries. You can give your body a fighting chance with a few simple moves that…

Refine your triangle choke with the "Sassanlge"

Along with Ronda Rousey’s armbar and Rousimar Palhares’ heel hook, Paul Sass’ leg triangle is one of the most feared fight finishers in MMA. Of the UFC lightweight’s 12 wins, eight have come via leg triangle. With the help of Team Kaobon…

Holiday Holdup

Steer clear of these five naughty noshes and give your body a fighting chance this holiday season. Between office parties, family dinners, and gift swaps, December is jam-packed with diet-busting possibilities. While one or two holiday…

Getting Tired is for Losers

General George S. Patton famously warned that “fatigue makes cowards of us all.” It’s a powerful insight, and one that is absolutely relevant in sports. It’s pretty hard to impose your will on someone else when you’re exhausted, or worse,…