The Fight of His Life

He walked into his father’s place, looked him in the eye, and immediately knew his father was high on drugs. The fifteen-year-old told his dad he was leaving; he was going to Austin in hope of a better future. He waited for some…

New Blood: Brought to you by MMAWeekly.com

In the exploding world of MMA, it’s sometimes hard for fans to notice some of the amazing fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. We’ve enlisted the experts at MMAWeekly.com to take you deep inside the sport, and…

Get to know the IFL

As everyone knows (at least I hope they know), I am the spokesman for the International Fight League (IFL). I host their show on MyNetworkTV, called IFL Battleground, with the beautiful Tiffany Fallon, and host International Fight League on…

Fighter Profile: Gabriel Gonzaga

Fighter: Gabriel Gonzaga Nickname: “Napao” (“Big Nose” in Portuguese) Height: 6’2 (188cm) Weight: 242lbs (110kg) Division: Heavyweight (205lbs - 265lbs) Hometown: Rio de Janeiro. Brazil Professional…

Rankings

OFFICIAL MMA Rankings The exclusive FIGHT! MMA world rankings are compiled through a survey of MMA professionals and journalists. For a fighter to be represented on the list he must have fought in a sanctioned professional MMA bout within…

Nutrition Periodization

From a training perspective, periodization is defined as a strategy that provides long term performance improvements by varying training specificity, intensity, and volume throughout different cycles during the year. Let me simplify things…

Thrown to the Wolves

These days, there are plenty of places for a professional mixed martial artist to fight, but everyone has their eyes on one prize: the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It’s the pinnacle of the sport, and without a doubt the biggest…

Man-Panties VS. Board Shorts

For mixed martial artists, the days of wearing gis and singlets are over. To be recognized as a serious contender, you’d better be wearing one of two things when you step into the cage: MAN-PANTIES or BOARD SHORTS. Not…

MMA Goes Hollywood

If you can make it in Hollywood, you can make it anywhere. If that old adage holds true, then not only has MMA arrived, but it looks like it’s here to stay. Whether it’s Endeavor representing the UFC, Creative Artists signing…

MMA Wagering

It may seem counterintuitive, but the easiest way to become more profitable betting on MMA (in fact in betting on any sport) is actually one of the easiest concepts to understand and to implement. At the same time, it is also one the…

American Top Team

Pessimism is a type of cowardice. It is a way of giving in. Your typical fighter, being by definition a brave and vigorous individual, is also an optimistic one. A great deal of his energy comes from hope. He runs on faith. It might be…

Bringing MMA to the Internet

Normally, a reporter getting his ass kicked by a highly trained fighter would lead to assault charges, but when Forrest Griffin planted a front leg kick on Eric Newby from Raw- Vegas.tv in May, the result ended up being a video bonanza for…

Aural Hematomas

We’ve all seen it – the misshapen lump that makes you wonder why on earth anyone would pack his ear with silly putty. That putty, however, is actually a condition known as cauliflower ear and it is common among mixed martial…

5 Minutes with Dana White

Is Fedor overrated? We don’t know. We don’t know until he fights the best in the world. I think to be considered the best, you have to come in and clean out a division. You have to be where Matt Hughes was. Matt Hughes had…