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December 2012

UFC Heavyweight Shane del Rosario – Giving Back

The full-time responsibilities of being a UFC heavyweight prepare Shane del Rosario for giving back to fans inside the cage and an appreciation to do so for as many people as he can outside of it. Directed & Produced by Rick Lee

UFC's Cung Le: Fighting for Classics

Cung Le's brand of dynamic san shou striking is now available in the octagon and on the silver screen. The former Strikeforce 185-pound titleholder shares with FIGHT! Magazine the secrets behind his success in his dueling high-profile…

Editor's Letter: January 2013

At 6'5" a rumored walking weight of 280 pounds, to say that Alistair Overeem stands out in a downtown Tokyo train station would be an understatement. There’s no doubt that “The Reem” is big in Japan, both literally and figuratively, so it’s…

Great Expectations

Smaller than anticipated. That was my first thought walking into Alistair Overeem’s home in November 2010. Maybe it was the shrinking sensation the fog brought to everything in Leusden, Holland, the blackness of night, or the cramp to the…

The Rise and Fall of Strikeforce

In early November 2012, after the cancellation of back-to-back events, Strikeforce announced their plans for a star studded return to the cage on January 12, 2013, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Before the day…

The Business of Being Blackzilian

The newest MMA powerhouse is home to some of the UFC’s biggest superstars and a business first manager who built the team with a little bit of risk and a lot of trust. UFC lightweight Abel Trujillo sits against the padded blue walls of the…

Did You Know? : January 2013

THE SHOCKER During his UFC 154 weigh-in, Tom Lawlor assumed the identity of the Shockmaster, a short lived WCW pro wrestling personality of the 1990s who is regarded as one of the most epic gimmick failures in wrestling history. INTERIM…

They Said That : January 2013

CALL WAITING “I haven’t even answered his phone call. I don’t hate him, but I just don’t want to talk to him right now.” —Dana White to mmaweekly.com, concerning Stephan Bonnar’s failed UFC 153 drug test. THERE WILL BE BLOOD “Every time I…

Health Radar : January 2013

673 The average number of calories a 170-pound man burns during 60 minutes of vigorous exercise on an indoor rowing machine. An elite athlete like Che Mills can burn more than 1,000. For a fat-blasting, full-body cardio workout, try this…

5 Minutes with Nate Marquardt

How was Christmas at the Marquardt household? This year, my family and my wife’s family all came over on Christmas Eve, so it was fun. Are you the kind of dad who spoils his kids rotten with gifts, or do they get clothes and books and…

New Gear : January 2013

HAYABUSA The Gentleman’s Choice Tee When the world comes knocking at your door looking for a fight, let them know that they’re messing with the wrong “gentleman.” Made with 100% plush cotton and designed to fit you perfectly, this t-shirt…

All Eyes on Her

In 2006, Arianny Celeste had no idea that a simple trot around the Octagon would change her life for- ever. Now, more than six years later, the dark-haired beauty has become the cover girl for the UFC and is popularly recognized as MMA’s…

New Blood : January 2013

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…

Demolition Warmup

Even the big boys take time to stretch. Although studies about the benefits of stretching are mixed, one of the biggest perks of stretching may be the actual enjoyment of the ritual—a few minutes dedicated to yourself to clear your mind…

MMA 101 : January 2013

Pick your opponent apart with a jab to knee-pick combo. Rashad Evans averages 3.7 takedowns per 15 minutes in the cage, with a takedown accuracy level above 50 per- cent. The former Michigan State wrestler knows how to get the fight to the…