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August 2012

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…
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Reality Check

You’re heavyweight Shane Carwin. You just had your third back surgery, and you haven't fought in 13 months. Two months after you tell the UFC that you're ready to get back to work, you get a call—out of the blue—asking if you'd like be…
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Pyle It On Circuit

UFC welterweight Mike Pyle demonstrates a total-body conditioning circuit. UFC welterweight Mike Pyle is no stranger to working out. The 13-year MMA veteran trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, where head strength coach Jake Bonacci…
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Full Blast

Get the cardio edge you need with a heart rate monitor, and never waste your workout again. Regardless of whether you’re a professional fighter, an up-and-coming amateur, or you just train for fun, undoubtedly, you want to gain as much…
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Beyond the Guac

With its arsenal of 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, avocados can fuel your raining and performance. If the only time avocados make it onto your plate is when you’re digging into a big basket of tortilla chips and guacamole at…
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Spider Island

The UFC’s middleweight division is full of talented strikers, but it’s no surprise that Anderson “The Spider” Silva stands alone. Taking a point-in-time assessment of a division’s roster is a quick way to compare fighters without having…
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Kick Starting K-1

While MMA has flourished in the United States in the last decade, kickboxing—a popular spectator sport in the 1980s—hasn’t been able to keep stride. Now, the Japanese-founded K-1 organization is making inroads across the Pacific, and…
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MMA On The Mind

Southern spitfi re Jaime Pressly still packs a pretty punch. Just outside the meeting room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA, Comic Con convention-goers walk by dressed as their favorite comic book character. Although…
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