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Chris Weidman – Long Island Ace

Chris Weidman is the latest Long Islander looking to bring a UFC belt back to the neighborhood, and guess what? He’s all in. - Chris Weidman hasn’t been in Ray Longo’s gym for more than a minute before somebody tries to give him money.…

Cub Swanson – A Life Less Ordinary

For UFC featherweight Cub Swanson, his clash with Denis Siver at UFC 162 in July means more than fists, shins, and shedding blood. This fight, like every fight in his career, is the result of a perfect balance he’s found in his life—a…

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…

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,…

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…

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…