Adam Slutsky's MMA Articles

December 2009 // MMA Life
Catching Up With Forrest

In the world of professional athletics, popularity is almost always a doubleedged sword. When the athlete in question wins, it’s party time—booze and strippers for everyone. But when that same competitor loses, cue the boobirds and finger-pointers. In most cases, even the most ardent supporters are quick to abandon ship. And then there’s mixed martial [...]

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August 2009 // MMA Life
Ballers To Brawlers

Despite a withering global economy, the sport of mixed martial arts continues to grow, spreading faster than crabs through a party school frat house. Lured by the scent of fame and fortune, not to mention the sentiment that it’s far more enjoyable to punch someone in the face rather than punch a clock, new competitors [...]

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October 2008 // MMA Life
Open Mouth Insert Foot : Part 6

Anything can happen in a fi ght. Once the match up has been confi rmed, the odds-makers set the lines, the so-called experts make their predictions, and everyone else weighs in – from informal water cooler talk to published articles and blogs. But the bout’s outcome is ultimately decided in the cage. Flesh and bone. [...]

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August 2008 // MMA Life
Open Mouth Insert Foot

It’s been nearly ten months since my MMA fi ght quest began. And in that time, I’ve come to learn quite a bit, both about this incredible sport and myself. But of all the newfound knowledge I’ve amassed, the one factoid that bears the most weight is simply this: I am absolutely, positively, 100% certain [...]

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May 2008 // Features
Forrest Through The Trees

I seldom panic. But with 10:00 a.m. rapidly approaching, and me far from where I’m supposed to be, beads of sweat begin forming on my brow. I slam my foot down on the gas, cursing myself for taking the Tahoe in lieu of something faster. You see, I’m a punctual guy. And when I make [...]

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May 2008 // Names in the Game
The Ultimate Fighter 7

Calling The Ultimate Fighter training center a television show set is an injustice, even though that’s precisely what it is. But look past the lighting equipment, television cameras, boom mics and frenzied production crew. All of that is merely smoke and mirrors; this is a bona fi de gladiator academy An explosion of MMA memorabilia [...]

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Dec/Jan 2008 // Did You Know
Open Mouth Insert Foot

Three X-rays and an MRI later, my training had officially ended – for the time being, anyway. The worst part of that equation: it had hardly even started. FUCK! My plan was to amass a small arsenal of fighting techniques by training with numerous instructors, each schooled in a different style. Obviously, it would prove [...]

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Oct/Nov 2007 // Names in the Game
Open Mouth Insert Foot

Webster is a total freakin’ idiot, and I say that with complete and utter certainty. In his  world-famous reference manual, which can be found in every library on the planet, that sonofabitch actually had the gall to define training as, among other things, “the action or method of preparing someone for an athletic contest; the [...]

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