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December 2010

The Strike Exchange

The MMA Market Fluctuates More Than the Dow Jones. Whose stock is on the rise? These are the four fighters we’re “buying” right now. ANTHONY PETTIS Everyone loves exciting fighters,but usually those…

October Sunshine

What have you been up to lately? I’m co-hosting a reality TV show with Joanna Krupa about female fighters. It’s called The Ultimate Women’s Challenge, airing on NBC on September 25. Basically, these girls go…

5 Minutes With John Howard

If you got a doctorate, would you be “Dr. Doom?” Maybe. Actually, to tell you the truth, probably not—Doomsday. Always Doomsday . You’re fighting Thiago Alves in Montreal in December. I…

Five For Fighting

Every month, MMA seems to be full of exhilarating, relevant matchups. Here’s a look at five of October’s battles for gold.. 1. KJ NOONS VS.NICK DIAZ 2 Strikeforce—San Jose: Oct. 9 This baby has…

Monumental Moments in MMA

In order to establish itself as the pinnacle of combat sports, the Ultimate Fighting Championship had to compete directly with a sport that already held rank as the most popular fighting art and was widely regarded as the best fighting…

Last Man Standing

“What happened?” asks Jake Shields, sitting on his stool between rounds one and two of the most important fight of his 11-year career. Seconds into round one of his Strikeforce Middleweight Championship defense in April, Shields…

After The Fall

Luzhniki A giant statue of Vladimir Lenin, the father of the Russian Revolution stands in the courtyard of the massive Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The statue gazes out across the black Moscova River and onto the city it names. The…

New Blood

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…

Inside America's Gyms

Having covered mixed martial arts full-time since2003, I’ve spent plenty of time in gyms, although that hasn’t helped my fight game much. I have visited the cavernous, 2,000-square-foot state of-the-art training centers, and…