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Colt Ford Has the MMA Mentality

When Colt Ford has an idea, it usually pays dividends. In 2008, the smooth country rappin’ phenomenon co-founded Average Joes Entertainment, an independent record company where he is the flagship artist and whose roster of talent…

Movie Revenge – A Dish Best Served Hot in the 1980s

//Illustrations By Tadd Trueb Fighting. Never Back Down. Supreme Champion. If you can sit through these recent “MMA movies” without scissor-kicking yourself in the face, you have the patience of Job, the attention span of a goldfish, or…

Prince Fielder – Heavy is the Crown

All-Star first basemen Prince Fielder hits hard on the diamond and in the cage. At first glance, 5’-11”, 275-pound Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder looks like he could go toe-to-toe with any UFC heavyweight. Watching him leap…

Old Dogs, New Tricks – Fit At Forty

By Justin M. Norton If you’re a 30- or 40-something with the right mindset, MMA might be the ticket to the best fitness of your life. Former Marine Tim Miller was tubing on the Guadalupe River in Texas when he had the 21st century…

Playing the Money Game

Major MMA promotions have a bigger broadcast footprint than ever. So why is tough for fighters to cash in on sponsors? “Is this Mark Gingrich?” the voice on the line politely asks. “Yes,” says Gingrich, who’s conferenced in a call that…

The Force is Strong

Ring of Fire brought the action to Buckley Air Force Base for the inaugural Buckley MMA Fight Night. All too often, phrases like “this is going to be a war” and “preparing for battle” are carelessly thrown around to describe a mixed…

St. Patty's Pub Crawl

You don’t have to be Irish to have a good time on March 17, but you stand a better chance if you choose your drinks wisely. FIGHT! asked some of MMA’s most experienced veterans for their advice on St. Patty’s Day elixers, so skip the green…

American Me

For American Me’s lead singer Tony Tataje, keeping his music real means keeping it real in MMA. Tony Tataje has finally arrived at his apartment. It’s 9:30 p.m. on a blistering cold night in Portland, Oregon, and the tattooed…

We Are Live!

When UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer gets on the microphone, you know IT’S TIME. With an unmatched passion and unmistakable voice, Buffer’s fighter introductions have become a staple of the UFC experience. We caught up with the maestro to…

Ready To Rumble

Urijah Faber and Torque Sports & Performance kick the tires and light the fires for Operation Gratitude. UFC featherweight Urijah Faber leaned into it. His opponent resisted briefly, then yielded—a feeling the former WEC Champion was…