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February 2013

Editor's Letter: March 2013

Mention Anderson Silva’s name and even non-MMA fans are likely to respond with something along the lines of “Oh yeah, that guy? He’s a bad ass.” Mention Luke Rockhold, however, and see how many blank stares you get in return. For many…

California Dreaming

If you’re Luke Rockhold, and your new promotion has fighting’s pound-for-pound best at the top of the division, it boils down to this—the best way out is always through. “I’m promising right now, if I beat Anderson Silva, I would fight…

Strikeforce Invasion – The Final Flock

One of the most successful MMA promotions closed its cage doors for the final time after Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on January 12, 2013. Since its inception in front of a record-setting crowd on March 10, 2006, the San…

Did You Know? : March 2013

Kimbo Gotta Eat Since being cut from the UFC, Kimbo Slice has compiled a 7-0 boxing record, including notable wins over…well, he’s still 7-0. Au Natural Randy Couture has developed his own cologne, Xtreme Couture. With citrus, peppercorn,…

They Said That : March 2013

Spider Bite “I love Anderson Silva. He’s a great guy outside of the cage, and he’s one of my favorite fighters to watch inside the cage. To me, to fight him would be a little bittersweet because I know I would beat him.” —Rashad Evans to…

5 Minutes with Stefan Struve

I heard you recently crossed the 7-foot mark. Are you still growing? It’s true. Now, I am 7-feet tall and still getting a lot heavier. That is the biggest thing for me right now—getting heavier and putting on a lot more strength. Does…

Health Radar : March 2013

Healing Waters According to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, athletes who utilized an ice bath for recovery were able to maintain a higher power output on subsequent workouts compared to a control group.…

New Gear : March 2013

1. Curtis & Co. Big Time World Watch The next time you want a watch that makes you feel as good as it looks, slip on a watch from the Curtis & Co. collection. Swiss designed. Swiss crafted. The only thing the Swiss are better at…

KAT Out of the Bag

Photos by Paul Thatcher \ Wardrobe by Chelsea Elisha \ Makeup by Natasha Chamberlin The World Series of Fighting hit a homerun when they decided to make Kat Kelley a ring girl for their inaugural event in November 2012. The 25-year-old Las…

New Blood : March 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…

Calming the Beast

After a whirlwind 2012, UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is enjoying the calm after the storm. For Cain Velasquez, entering the cage against Brazilian slugger Junior dos Santos on December 29 wasn’t nearly as difficult as…

Crazy Training

By Luke Rockhold // Photos by Paul Thatcher Luke Rockhold gets his blood pumping with “Crazy” Bob Cook’s four-station circuit at American Kickboxing Academy. This circuit consists of one minute on the Airdyne bike, then one minute on…

MMA 101 – Master the Kimura

Cesar Gracie pupil Nate Diaz, with the assistance of welterweight Luke Gamaza, shows readers how he counters a single-leg shot with one of his favorite submissions—the reverse ude-garami, which is also known as the kimura. 1) Nate stands…

Supplement Savvy

From capsules and tablets to gels and powders, an athlete’s countertop can look more like a pharmacy than a kitchen. To sort through the insanity, we’ve got a breakdown of the 10 supplements than can help you reach your fitness goals of…