April 2012 Quick Hits

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. Roots of Fight Bravo vs. Gracie Tee This bamboo-blend V-neck commemorates Eddie Bravo’s victory over Royler Gracie at the 2003 ADCC Championships. It’s so soft that your girlfriend (if you have one) will steal it… so get two. $39.00 Rootsoffight.com 2. MRI RED Repair Before the [...]

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. SUPER DUPER Super Fight League—India’s first MMA organization—is headed to Chandigarh, India, on April 7 for SFL 2. Headlining the card will be a motley crew of talent, including Todd Duffee vs. Neil Grove, Paul Kelly vs. Gabe Ruediger, and Alexander Schlemenko vs. Ikuhisa Minowa. Check out [...]

5 Minutes With Mark Hunt

Was your fight at UFC 144 in Japan reminiscent of the glory days of PRIDE and K-1? It was good, ya it was similar. Did it bring back fond memories? Well, a lot of good and bad memories, you know? I’ve had a career that’s been up and down in Japan, so I’ve had some [...]

Runner’s High

Our favorite curly headed surfer girl is back— or maybe she never really left. This month, we check in with former UFC ring girl Natasha Wicks to find out about her return to cage side, her Olympic running aspirations, and her obsession with Shark Week. Hi Natasha, it’s been awhile, what are you up to? [...]

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA CONSPIRACY THEORY “Americans have a rivalry with Brazilians, that is obvious. And why is that? It’s because the UFC has 300 fighters under contract, and from those 300 fighters, the Brazilians are 50, and we have more belts than they do. If you’re going to fight an American in the United States, you [...]

The Rise Of Wonderboy

Kicking off a fight card can be a lonely experience—even in the UFC, which usually reserves that spot for newbies and snoozers competing in quarter-filled arenas. To make fans take notice is a difficult feat, but Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson was up to the task at UFC 143. Stephen Thompson got his opportunity to open up [...]

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA FUNKY FROLF In 2011, Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren finished 2nd at the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, 9th at the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships, and 14th at the Memorial Championship. SPLIT ENDS UFC welterweight Mike Pierce’s last three fights have ended in split decisions. [...]

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