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August 2011

Gray Maynard: Old School Bullying

Gray Maynard is a throwback to the wrestlers of old, which is to say, an unforgiving, down-to-earth roughneck who will not be pushed around… in other words, a freaking Bully. Gray Maynard weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces at birth. It was…
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Back To Brazil

The UFC Returns to its Roots Above: The man credited with bringing Jiu Jitsu to Brazil, Jigoro Kano. Below: A newspaper article promoting a contest between Helio Gracie and Masahiko Kimura. With the exception of the United States, no…
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No-Flaw Jaws

Fighters are used to getting punched in the face, but not all jaws are created equally. They are every puncher’s nightmare—the steel-headed beasts of MMA that refuse to go down or stay down no matter what fist, shin, knee, elbow, or…
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Puerto Power

Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez is one of the most compelling MMA fighters going, and you know what? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Eddie Alvarez has a unique niche in that he represents Philadelphia in the broader sense than the…
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The Man Comes Around

BRIAN BOWLES IS TAKING NAMES It’s brutally hot in Athens, GA, so sitting on a stool in the air conditioning of The HardCore Gym is a welcome reprieve, even if the track blaring over the sound system is Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” You get…
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High-Class Hottie

Molly Qerim is a New York-based broadcaster who broke into MMA in 2008 as a segment host and correspondent on ESPN’s MMA Live. In 2010, Qerim joined the VERSUS nightly show The Daily Line. As part of the network gig, she also hosted the…
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Hall of Fame 2011

Major League Baseball has Cooperstown. Rock and Roll has Cleveland. MMA has FIGHT! Magazine. Ok, ok, so we’re not quite as prestigious as Neil Diamond belting out “Forever in Blue Jeans” this year, but great mixed martial artists needed a…
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MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. HAM IT UP If you’re headed to Nottingham, England, for the ADCC Submission World Championship on September 24, roll over to Birmingham and let black belt Braulio Estima tie you in a knot…
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