Dec/Jan 2008 Quick Hits

Did you know?

1BILLION + The estimated worth of the UFC  LIKE FATHER LIKE SON 5-foot-9, 132-pound Ryan Shamrock, the 18-year-old son of UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, made a victorious MMA debut on Aug. 25 at a show promoted by Ken Shamrock Promotions. Shamrock, who trains with his father’s Lion’s Den team, defeated fellow MMA newcomer [...]

Did You Know

DID YOU KNOW? C00L KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA 2004 The last time that Anderson Silva saw a fight go to round three.   KNOCKOUT STRIKEOUT UFC 76, entitled “Knockout”, had 9 fights on the card… none of which ended in a knockout. YOU’RE HIRED! Kelly Perdew, President of the MMA networking site ProElite.com, [...]

The Top Five Mixed Martial Arts Families of All Time

5. THE RUAS (Brothers Mauricio “Shogun” and Murilo “Ninja”) Impact on MMA: The Ruas haven’t been around for very long (Mauricio is 25, Murilo is 27). That said, beyond their talent and participation in an influential training camp that has revolutionized the striking game – Brazil’s famed Chute Box Academy – the Ruas really haven’t [...]

5 Minutes with Josh Barnett

What’s next for Josh Barnett? Not much right now. But really, I’m just planning to do the same thing I’ve always done. Crush my enemies, see them driven before me and hear the lamentation of their women.   If you could fight anyone outside of the MMA world, who would it be? Alexander Karelin (former [...]

They Said That?

SWEEP… THE LEG “Chuck depends a lot on his rhythm, and we wanted to keep him from setting up. We knew that if we kept kicking him, he wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.” – Greg Jackson, on Chuck Liddell   PROMOTION KING “I have nothing but love for Ultimate Fighting.” – Don King [...]

Why Referees Stop Fights

Liddell and Jackson started out at a methodical pace. Each fighter circled, cut angles, felt the other out, waiting to see who was going to make the first move or mistake. Suddenly, two minutes into the fight, Chuck threw a wild left hook to Jackson’s body. Rampage rolled with the punch, and landed a crushing [...]

Tight Whips

TIM SYLVIA’S CHRYSLER 300c   2006 Chrysler 300c Hemi Engine – 350hp Magna Flow Exhaust K&N Cold Air Intake 22” Zenetti Wheels Toyo Tires Vertical Door Kit Bentley Grill Custom “Maine-iac” Decal   What else finds a home in Big Tim’s garage? UFC Hummer ’08 Ford F-250 ’04 Jeep Rubicon ’94 Jeep Wrangler ’86 GMC [...]

What’s in a Name?

RANDY (THE NATURAL) COUTURE: “Joe Gold called me that after I beat Vitor Belfort the fi rst time because I kind of adapted to his style and beat him standing up, which nobody expected. He said I naturally adapted to his style. He asked me if it was OK to call me The Natural and [...]

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