John Morgan's MMA Articles

March 2013 // Names in the Game
Calming the Beast

After a whirlwind 2012, UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is enjoying the calm after the storm. For Cain Velasquez, entering the cage against Brazilian slugger Junior dos Santos on December 29 wasn’t nearly as difficult as explaining to his 3-year-old daughter why they weren’t celebrating Christmas on December 25. “It was hard—we had to lie [...]

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January 2013 // MMA Life
Far East Expansion

The UFC made its MMA debut in China for UFC on Fuel TV 6 in November, and FIGHT!’s one-man roving reporter John Morgan hopped planes, trains, and automo- biles to provide you with his first-hand account. I hate to admit it, but I’m still not exactly sure whether or not I’ve been to China. The [...]

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November 2012 // Names in the Game
Return of the Rush

Be advised Carlos Condit: UFC Welterweight Champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre is returning to the Octagon at UFC 154 on November 17 a new man. Here’s a scary thought: UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, unbeaten and largely untouched for the past five-and-a-half years, has been struggling to find motivation in the cage. That’s right. “Rush,” the [...]

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October 2012 // Names in the Game
From Hard Times to Good Times

While UFC featherweight Eddie Yagin recently earned a Fight of the Night bonus check for $65,000 at UFC 145, the 33-year-old Hawaiian has seen his share of hard times. The first time Eddie Yagin applied a submission, it wasn’t in hopes of a win bonus—it was in an effort to survive. “This guy was picking [...]

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April 2012 // Features
Barefoot In Japan

One MMA journalist’s adventure into The Land of the Rising Sun for UFC 144. Exiting the American Airlines jumbo jet that had been my home for the past 10 hours and walking into the main concourse of Tokyo’s Narita airport, I couldn’t help but laugh. After all, right there in front of me was a [...]

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