2009 Back Issues for Purchase

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December 2009

Great Expectations | Jon “Bones” Jones has all the tools to become one of MMA’s most elite fighters. Ben Fowlkes uncovers the hype behind the BombSquad Gym badass.

Top 6 Under 26 | The future of MMA could be in the hands and feet of these six young guns.

Wax On, Wax Off | Don’t call it a comeback. Karate never left us

Not Heard on TV | Ever wonder what fighters say to each other in the cage? Good and bad, some of the best mixed martial artists share their words of wisdom.

51 Fast Facts Every MMA Fan Should Know | You’ll never get flamed in the forums again with these tidbits of MMA knowledge.

November 2009

The Prodigal Son Returns | Tito Ortiz talks marriage, kids, Dana White, and what it feels like to finally be accepted.

Iraq | FIGHT! Editor-In-Chief Donovan Craig travels 7000 miles to be on hand at the first ever MMA event to be held in an active war zone.

Fighter Union | Pro fighter and former Human Weapon host Jason Chambers weighs in on the need for a fighter’s union.

Arianny Celeste | The hottest pictorial of UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste EVER.

Cops n Cons | Why exactly is MMA so appealing to both law enforcement and reformed criminals?

October 2009

Fedor: King Without a Crown | Granted unprecedented access, FIGHT!’s Neal Taflinger sat down with the world’s best heavyweight and sheds some light on the enigma that is Fedor Emelianenko

Jeet Kune Do | Founded in the 1960′s by the man Dana White has called “the father of mixed martial arts,” Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do is considered by many to be the precursor to MMA.

Bully Beatdown | On set with Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Bully Beatdown as MTV filmed the second season of the their hit show.

10 Best KO’s You’ve Never Seen | The best knockouts don’t always happen on the main card as shown by these gems.

MMA Tattoos | Ryan Loco breaks down the bad ink jobs in MMA.

September 2009

Nice Guys Finish Fights | Mike Swick might be a nice guy, but he’s an absolute terror inside the cage. He’s also one win away from a championship showdown with Georges St. Pierre.

10 Seasons of TUF | A complete guide to the previous nine seasons of TUF and a look ahead at TUF 10.

Sambo | In-depth look at this martial art that is the base of superstars such as Andrei Arlovski and Fedor Emelianenko.

Antonio Silva | Despite being forced to serve a one year suspension by the CSAC, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva still professes his innocence

Best/Worst Nicknames | Jim Casey breaks down the best and worst nicknames in MMA by category.

August 2009

The Tempering of Nate Marquardt | Bestselling author Sam Sheridan learns how Nate “The Great” Marquardt’s early experiences in the brutal dojos of Japan helped make him the fighter he is today.

10 Seasons of TUF | A complete guide to the previous nine seasons of TUF and a look ahead at TUF 10.

Resurrection | How welterweight standout Jay Hieron beat the odds to become one of the most promising young fighters in the sport.

Pankration | If you’ve ever seen the movie 300, then you know the ancient Greeks and Spartans were bad mofos. Learn about the fighting style they used to prepare their warriors for the battlefield.

Ballers to Brawlers | Who wants to make millions of dollars in the NFL when you could be getting your ass kicked in the cage?

July 2009

Thiago Alves | At only 25 years of age, Thiago Alves is one of the hottest young stars in all of MMA. That’s cool, but he wants to go down as the best of all time.

Power 20 | A countdown of the most powerful and influential people in the sport.

FIGHT! Hall of Fame | We introduce you to the inaugural class of our Hall of Fame..

MMA in China | Its not every day you end up on the Great Wall of China with Bas Rutten

Edith Labelle | Pictorial

June 2009

The Believer | Diego Sanchez is one of the most successful and eccentric mixed martial artists in the sport. Dave Kalstein discovers that Diego might just be “crazy” like a fox.

JUDO: Maximum Efficiency, Minimum Effort | A history of Judo and its legendary founder Jigoro Kano.

Clay Guida | Find out why nobody out hustles Clay Guida.

10 Best Chokes | Ten of the sickest chokes ever in the sport.

Meisha Tate | Pictorial

May 2009

Matt Hughes | Neal Taflinger traveled to the future Hall of Famer’s hometown to get the truth: “Is Matt Hughes really a dick?” The answer may surprise you.

Team Alpha Male | FIGHT! Editor Donovan Craig caught up with Urijah and the boys at their gym in Sacramento.

UFC 2009 Undisputed | An exclusive behind the scenes look at THQ’s venture into the MMA gaming world.

Sherdog | Jeff Sherwood and company created the largest MMA website in the world…from a movie review site?

Erica Kern | Pictorial

April 2009

Lyoto Machida | Lyoto Machida wants to be known as more than an a safety first, defensive fighter. That spells trouble for whoever he faces next.

Scott Coker | Strikeforce’s Scott Coker is no Johnny-come-lately to the sport of MMA, and his promotion’s deal with Showtime will prove just that.

Muay Thai | Exploring the roots of this staple in mixed martial arts training.

Wildcard Gym | Inside the gym of legendary boxing coach Freddy Roach.

Marla Bevan | Pictorial

March 2009

Shane Carwin | Engineer by day, terror in the cage by night, Shane Carwin already is the next “big” thing in the heavyweight division.

Foundations | Where MMA was once the only option after wrestling, we find that many youngsters are wrestling for careers in MMA.

Getting After It | FIGHT! Editor Donovan Craig competes in his first MMA fight.

The Heist | The true story of Lee Murray, former UFC fighter, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the largest bank robbery in UK history.

Logan Stanton | Pictorial

February 2009

Anderson Silva | The UFC Middleweight Champ has elevated fighting to an art form.

2008 Year in Review | A look back at the best of 2008

FIGHT! Awards | The winners of the second annual FIGHT! Awards

Big in Vegas | Part 2 of Donovan Craig’s preparation for his MMA debut.

Danielle Loveland | Pictorial

January 2009

Wanderlei Silva | Humble, friendly, and inviting; the man they call “The Axe Murderer” might actually be the nicest guy in MMA.

Bas Rutten | A day in the life of one of the most recognizable and energetic men in MMA.

Clarity in the Desert | Part 1 of Donovan Craig’s preparation for his MMA debut.

Mayhem Miller | Mayhem fills us in on his crazy trip to Japan.

Jaquelyn Payne | Pictorial

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