February 2009

The Juice is Loose

When he isn’t acting, Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi trains jiu-jitsu with Royce Gracie and prepares his California home for the apocalypse. But the Staten Island-native isn’t just about armbars and automatic weapons—he’s also director of a non-profit aimed at helping the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The night before Superstorm San- dy surged over [...]

Survival Of The Fittest

When people comment on how much I have improved my fi ght game I always joke that since my skills were at zero when I was on The Ultimate Fighter, I could only get better. Prior to fi ghting for the UFC, I had a record of 3-0 in my then short MMA career. The [...]

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fi ghters on the verge of making it to the next level. MMAWeekly.com takes you deep inside the [...]

Mike Brown Goes From Tiny To Terror

The kid was mad at himself. The fi rst punch had already landed, and he hadn’t seen it coming. Now, his heart was racing and the adrenaline was coursing through his body. The crowd was already gathering, the fi ght was on, and 93-pound Mike Brown–freshman at Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, Maine–was in [...]

Iron Rings

As mixed martial arts grows, so do its subsets, organized according to nationality or fi ghting style. The Brazilians bear the yellow, green, and blue earth-spattered banner of submission. The Japanese exhibit fi nesse and technical prowess, while the prototype all-American white wrestler uses Greco-Roman to solidify his presence. Alongside these groups, there’s the African-American [...]

Fubar

Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome: This is the unoffi cial mantra of the U.S. Marine Corps. Why? Because Marines are badasses who typically have to think on their feet and adjust their tactics accordingly. Marines do not make excuses. Likewise, mixed martial artists have to be able to think on their feet. Fortunately, no one is [...]

Glazer’s 2009 Fightie Awards

Every year, the New Year is good for at least one constant — a series of very breakable New Year’s resolutions. Stop smoking, stop drinking, stop cheating … blah, blah, blah. But another constant we hope to start will be our FIGHT! Magazine’s Annual Awards Bonanza–MY FIGHTIE AWARDS! Sure, some people hope for an Oscar [...]

Beating The Burn

Every athlete must eventually face the buildup of lactic acid in muscle tissues. Know your enemy and arm yourself with the right strategies to delay the buildup and enhance recovery! WHAT IS LACTIC ACID? Lactic acid or “lactate” is a waste product produced by your muscles during exercise. Technically, it’s a compound that forms when [...]

Big In Vegas

I. RANDY INC.- A FAMILY AFFAIR- ON ANOTHER LEVEL I can always tell who is at Xtreme Couture by the cars parked outside. Randy used to have a big black Humvee, but now it’s a badass black Dodge Challenger. Mike Pyle’s got a big Honda Truck, Jay Heiron has a tricked-out White Charger they call [...]

Danielle Loveland

So here we are with the beautiful Danielle Loveland. Danielle hey! Well hello! So Danielle, you live in Las Vegas, right? Yes I have for about fi ve years but I’m originally from Austin, Texas Who are you a ring girl for? Recently for TUFNUFF but I’m hoping to move on to a larger organization [...]

2008 FIGHT! Awards

With enough action in 2008 to put you into debt from watching all the PPV’s, a slew of fantastic performances from the fi ghters was certain to emerge from the smoke of the battlefi eld. After much coffee, well thought out debate and some considerations and perspectives that rival Roger Huerta’s decision to become an [...]

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