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MMA 101 : January 2013

Pick your opponent apart with a jab to knee-pick combo. Rashad Evans averages 3.7 takedowns per 15 minutes in the cage, with a takedown accuracy level above 50 per- cent. The former Michigan State wrestler knows how to get the fight to the…

Detox Your Diet

This January, put the kibosh on quick, processed foods by get- ting to work in the kitchen. Eating foods in their whole, unprocessed, unpackaged form is a surefire way to see improvements in energy, digestion, overall health, and body…

Work Out the Kinks

Stop the pain train in its tracks. If you train hard, you’ve felt more than just sore muscles the next day—and some of those nagging injuries can take a toll. No worries. You can give your body a fighting chance with a few simple moves that…

Refine your triangle choke with the "Sassanlge"

Along with Ronda Rousey’s armbar and Rousimar Palhares’ heel hook, Paul Sass’ leg triangle is one of the most feared fight finishers in MMA. Of the UFC lightweight’s 12 wins, eight have come via leg triangle. With the help of Team Kaobon…

Holiday Holdup

Steer clear of these five naughty noshes and give your body a fighting chance this holiday season. Between office parties, family dinners, and gift swaps, December is jam-packed with diet-busting possibilities. While one or two holiday…

Getting Tired is for Losers

General George S. Patton famously warned that “fatigue makes cowards of us all.” It’s a powerful insight, and one that is absolutely relevant in sports. It’s pretty hard to impose your will on someone else when you’re exhausted, or worse,…

Mighty is the Mouse

Speed Kills...and UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrius Johnson is the proof Small size and low weight are largely accountable for the display of speed and agility seen in many flyweight fights, but the ability to maintain an unwavering pace…

MMA 101

Get Explosive Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier is the most pedigreed international wrestler in the Zuffa stable. The former two-time Olympic Freestyle Team member brings an explosive style to the cage, as evident…

More in Store

Don’t get caught up in the food hype—there are plenty of unsung nutrient heroes that have more in store. There are many popular dietary choices that get all of the glory for being the top sources of key nutrients—oranges for germ-kicking…

Conditioning Myths: Busted

When you see a fighter gas it’s usually not because he’s out of shape. Sometimes there’s more going on than meets the eye. We’ve seen it before, and it’s an awful thing to watch. It’s the middle of a fight, everything’s going well, and…

The Forgotten Circuit

Neglecting your non-glamour muscles is a recipe for injury. Stronger muscles in your neck, shoulders, and back can help decrease your chance of injury, but these muscles are often overlooked in favor of bigger biceps and pecs. Even though…

MMA 101: Spin Class

Former BAMMA Middleweight Champion and recent UFC signee Tom Watson (15-4) knows a thing or two about striking. The brash Brit—known for his entertaining entrances to the cage—has seven career wins via (T)KO. In this installment of MMA 101,…

Flavor Boost Your Immunity

Some of your best defensive moves may be in your kitchen in the form of immune-supportive foods. The cooler temperatures of autumn signal the beginning of the dreaded cold and fl u season. Missed workouts, lengthy doctor’s appointments,…

The Odds are Good, but the Goods are Odd

Sports fans are constantly bombarded with data and information, even in a simple and straightforward sport like MMA. As any sport grows, the metrics that measure it and the statistics that report it evolve. However, there’s one set of…

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…