August 2008 Names in the Game

Stream of Consciousness

As a fan, no one remembers that us fi ghters have a hell of a lot more to worry about than the angry beast standing across the ring/cage/drugstore parking lot from us. The fl ashing lights, being spritzed down, and being touched up with glistening makeup to do a fake shadowboxing workout for a room [...]

Elbows In

Hermes Franca throws wide, looping punches. “He wings it,” says his boxing coach, Lou Martinez. Opponents see them coming, but sometimes can’t do anything to avoid the impact. Watch the tape of Franca’s third-round KO of Spencer Fisher and you’ll understand. While occasionally the technique will prove successful, or like in the win over Fisher, [...]

New Blood

Joseph Benavidez Fighting out of Ultimate Fitness with World Extreme Cagefi ghting featherweight champion Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez is one the best bantamweights you may have never heard of. That all changes as he gets a shot at popular fi ghter Kid Yamamoto. It’s no small task for the New Mexico native, who started his [...]

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