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January 2011

Demolition Time

Alistair Overeem slinks down treacherously steep steps and goes straight to the fridge for a yogurt. He’s kept the living room dark, perhaps not to wake his brain too much before he returns upstairs, where his girlfriend Zelina is…

"Eat, Drink, and Be Merciless"

A lot of blood, sweat, and tears go into MMA training, so don’t overlook something as painless as proper nutrition planning to keep you performing at optimal levels. Just as you regularly wash your mouthpiece every night (you do wash…

The 4 Hour Body

In just 10 short years, Long Island native, Timothy Ferriss, has gone from Princeton grad to author, entrepreneur and angel investor. Ferriss is the bestselling author of The Four-Hour Workweek, which reached the No. 1 status in both The…

Inside America's Gyms

A common theme that I have gleaned while visiting MMA training centers across the country the past few months is that the majority of gyms are against air conditioning. A close second is that most successful gyms and fight teams are like a…

Sic 'Em!

If there’s one thing we love about living in the South, it’s sweet Southern belles like Athens’ own Charlie Brooke. Don’t let the puppy dog eyes fool you, this is one Georgia girl that isn’t afraid to bite.…

In Rio Part 2

“Porra! Porra! Porra!” I’m screaming, partially because I just learned the Brazilian multipurpose cussword, but mostly because I’m being jumped by José Aldo and Nova Uniao’s gang of lightweights. …

Fight For Your Life

When Bryan “The Beast” Baker stepped into the cage on June 24, 2010, to fight Alexander Shlemenko in the Bellator Fighting Championship Middleweight Tournament Finals, very few people had a clue that the biggest fight of his…

Monumental Moments In MMA

Hanging prominently—but curiously—in the front office of the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York is an enlarged photograph of one of the most seminal victories of Kazushi “The Gracie Hunter” Sakuraba. The photo is from…

5 Minutes With Anthony Pettis

You’re a third-degree black belt in taekwondo. Do you still work those techniques? I teach taekwondo, so I still review the basics and stuff. I’m working on getting my fourth degree. Eventually, I want to run a…

The Company Man

If I had it my way,” Rich Franklin mumbles under his breath, “I’d just do the red carpet thing, get the pictures over with, then turn around and go home.” With just about each day becoming a completely new…

Grappling For Success

I know that knockouts are the most exciting part of MMA and KO artists quickly rise up the ladder of popularity. But, for my money, submissions are the real thing of beauty. One look at the top fighters in the UFC and Strikeforce and…