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January 2013

Editor's Letter: February 2013

Yes, it’s February, but FIGHT! still has unfinished business with 2012. That’s right, it’s time once again for our annual awards­. Gracing the cover for the second time is our newest Fighter of the Year, Benson Henderson. After dethroning…

FIGHT! Magazine Awards 2012

2012 was full of breakout fighters, crazy knockouts, debilitating submissions, shocking upsets, and one special fighter who earned our Fighter of the Year moniker. In case you need any help figuring out who the best were, Maverick, our…

FIGHT! Magazine 2012 Year in Review

It was another busy year for the fastest growing sport in the world. MMA fans got a taste of just about everything in 2012. Former champions Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Hughes retired. New champions like Benson Henderson, Demetrious Johnson,…

Did You Know?

Cool Knowledge From the World of MMA TUF Luck As a 20-year-old, Jon Jones tried out for The Ultimate Fighter reality show. He was cut from the tryouts for not being old enough. Masked Marauder In an homage to his Latino fighting…

They Said That

Verbal Jambalaya He’s Heavy, He’s My Brother “I wouldn’t fight him . This is my friend, my teammate, and my coach. If you want to see us fight, go to AKA three days a week.” —UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez to Fox Sports. Fun…

Health Radar

We're Not Doctors, We Just Play One On TV. Set the Trap Trap bar deadlifts are ideal for building strength and explosiveness in the muscle groups of both the posterior and anterior chain. Performed on a box, the deeper starting position…

New Gear

You Can't Put A Price Tag on Happiness 1. HAYABUSA Jiu-Jitsu Gi Engineered with an ultra-light, triple-weave fabric, Hayabusa has designed a gi that gives you heavyweight performance and durability. Combined with triple-reinforced…

5 Minutes With Jake Ellenberger

You post a lot of #GotGrit on your Twitter account. What that’s all about? It’s been motivating for me. It’s the extra. What are you doing extra? Everyone trains. Everyone is tough. For me, it’s that grit to do a lot of things a lot of…

Gypsy Soul – Jade Bryce

Bellator beauty Jade Bryce is poised to have her biggest year to date. Between Bellator’s breakout move to Spike TV and her acting and writing aspirations, the charitable world traveler is taking her passions to the masses. Hey Jade,…

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…

Torture Circuit

// By Jonathan Chaimberg Time to Get Midieval Former Canadian national wrestler Jonathan Chaimberg is a renowned strength coach to many professional athletes in the NHL, MLB, and UFC. In addition, Chaimberg has developed strength programs…

MMA 101 – Mastering the Heel Hook

Submission wizard Mario Sperry is a reckoning force on the mat. The grappling legend is an ADCC World Champion and PRIDE veteran. Now, Sperry is the head coach of Team Blackzilian, which boasts a stable of top fighters, including Rashad…

The Gluten Solution

Gluten has been called all kinds of names, both good and bad. But what rap does it deserve? And, as an athlete, should it be a part of your daily diet? A combination of the proteins gliaden and glutenin, gluten is found in wheat, rye,…