Yearly Archives

2011

4 On The Floor

Pushup Power The pushup is a classic exercise for upper body development. Around the world, the pushup is a constant in combat training. In most commercial gyms, however, the pushup has taken a back seat to an array of fancy weight…

Metal's Medalist

Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory Is a Jiu-Jitsu Machine Zoltan Bathory is a changed man. The judo-throwing guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch typically lugs around mats with him whenever the metal band hits the road so he can…

Coach Speak

MMA coach Greg Nelson is finishing a story about a well-known fighter sprinting down the Las Vegas strip wearing nothing but fight shorts and gloves. The fighter had just lost a big fight and was not handling it well. The story segued into…

Editor's Letter December 2011

Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, Josh Koscheck, Martin Kampmann, Anthony Johnson, and the list goes on. There’s no question that vying for a position at the top of the UFC’s welterweight division is as safe as swimming in shark infested water.…

Purpose Driven Fight

UFC welterweight Jon Fitch is always just one fight away... one big finish away. Johnny Cash’s acoustic guitar gallops over the loudspeakers. Showtime. Gravel-voiced UFC coordinator Burt Watson signals the charge from the dressing rooms to…

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

JUDGOI SAN Those aren't pajamas you're getting beat down in. GAMENESS ELITE GI As The Dude in The Big Lebowski once said, “Yeah, I’ve got a rash, man.” If The Dude was wearing Gameness Elite’s new gi with a sewn in rashguard, he’d be…

12 In '12

Some are booked, some are rumored, and some are just wishful thinking—but here are the 12 fights we want to see in 2012. 12. Vitor Belfort vs. Brian Stann Stann may still be limited when it comes to elite MMA grappling, but, on paper,…

5 Minutes With Mark Munoz

Your victory over Chris Leben at UFC 138 was your most brutal win yet. Do you save your best work for main events? Yeah man, I feel that I’ve improved my style, and I’ve been working extensively on finishing people and learning how to…

WO-MAN POWER

Strikeforce, Bellator, and Jewels are going strong in the women’s MMA movement. Will the UFC eventually follow suit? Only time will tell. In the meantime, here’s a rundown of the fiercest femme fatales in the fight game. Featheweight:…

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. SWEET HOME England’s largest MMA promotion—BAMMA—hosts its next event in Nottingham on Dec. 10 at The Capital FM Arena. Andre Winner takes on Diego Gonzalez in a lightweight title…