August 2012 MMA Life

Modern-Day Knight

DragonForce’s Herman Li is mastering guitar, BJJ, and knife fighting. Herman Li isn’t slaying dragons, but the musician is learning the proper techniques to stab one. The co-founder and guitarist of power metal band DragonForce has trained in various martial arts for the past 15 years, including Wing Chun, judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Recently, the [...]

Sneak Attack

A handful of styles comprise the modern MMA fighter: boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu. Most other combat forms have been left on the scrap heap during the molding of MMA, and for good reason. However, as the sport continues to evolve, capoeira—a storied Brazilian martial art—is kicking its way into the cage. On [...]

Viking Tough

The trend of NFL players training in MMA isn’t new, but Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is the one who started it all. Before the UFC was filling arenas and selling millions of pay-per-views, Jared Allen was an avid fan of the sport. He decided to dabble in MMA in 2006 to see what [...]

Miller’s Crossing

It was supposed to be one of the happiest days of Dan Miller’s life. Instead, March 19,2009, turned on a dime into the worst day for the affable UFC fighter. A month removed from Dan Miller’s third consecutive win in the UFC, his wife Kristin went into labor with the couple’s first child. Like the [...]

The Expendables Expand

Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone, and Chuck Norris walk into a Bulgarian bar … and leave early so they’re fresh for work the next morning. Not a single person kicked in the throat? No spray from a belt-fed M-60? No panties thrown? That doesn’t sound right, does it? Only if you believe Randy Couture. The UFC [...]

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