COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA
In 2011, Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren finished 2nd at the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, 9th at the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships, and 14th at the Memorial Championship.
UFC welterweight Mike Pierce’s last three fights have ended in split decisions. He beat Paul Bradley but lost to Johny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck.
Matt Wiman—whose mom nicknamed him “Handsome” as a young boy—has won four UFC Fight of the Night Bonuses totaling $215,000.
Former UFC ring girl Natasha Wicks ran cross-country at Northern Arizona University. Run over to page 46 to see how we got Natasha to slow down.
When the Illinois High School Sports Association didn’t want to pay for the annual highlight video for the Illinois State Wrestling Championship, Clay Guida paid for it out of his own pocket.
Lights Out in Georgia
UFC 145 is the promotion’s fourth trip to Georgia. UFC 11 and UFC 13 were held at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta. UFC 88 took place at the Philips Arena in Atlanta— the same locale as UFC 145.