February 2011

Formula 1 – Amanda Corey

A dash of this. A pinch of that. If Xyience scientists were looking for the perfect formula, they found it, and her name is Amanda Corey.  You’re five-feet tall, but your personality is so big. Do guys find that intimidating? It’s less intimidating. Working for Xyience, I run into so many different kinds of people, [...]

Bully Brewing

The last thing you want to be in this day and age is a bully…unless, of course, you are in the world of MMA. If there is an acceptable place for bullying, it’s in the cage, because there’s nothing wrong with imposing your ill will in a fight. However, in a world where bullying role [...]

5 Minutes With Mike Pyle

I understand you’re an avid outdoorsman. What’s your pleasure?   I love to fly fish. I’m going before I get into my training camp for my fight with Ricardo Almeida in March.   Is fly fishing a ritual for you?   It helps put me in a certain mindset. It’s been a tradition of mine [...]

WEC Exit Stage Left

Olaf Alfonso’s crooked nose pointed farther east, and it was still leaking blood. Minutes before, the Mexican lightweight had gone three frenetic rounds with John Polakowski in front of HDNet cameras and several thousand locals on a 15-fight MMA card in remote Lemoore, Calif.   Dana White flew commercial and rented a car to get [...]

Inside America’s Gyms

I’m not sure if there are more mixed martial arts gyms or plastic surgeons in California, however, if you are looking for the latter then Beverly Hills is the place for you. If it’s a quality, MMA school or training center that you are searching for, there’s an overabundance of them all along the Golden [...]

2010 Fight! Awards

What’s better than winning a Nobel Prize? Well, it probably isn’t winning a 4th Annual FIGHT! Award. After all, the Nobel Prize comes with $1.4 million in prize money. A FIGHT! Award comes with a small trophy, a pat on the back, and immortality in the archives of FIGHT! Magazine. Ok, maybe “immortality” is a [...]

Fight! 2010 Year In Review

MMA fans got a taste of just about everything in 2010. Iconic champions Fedor Emelianenko and BJ Penn fell from their thrones. New superstars Anthony Pettis, Dominick Cruz, and Joe Warren emerged from relative anonymity. And, champions Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, and Nick Diaz managed to maintain the status quo. Through it all, MMA continued [...]

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 fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. MMAWeekly.com takes you deep inside the sport [...]

Heating Up

MIKE MILLER TIME Team: Miami HeatCollege: University of FloridaYears Pro: 10Points Average: 13.7Rebounds Average: 5.13-Point Percentage: 40%   Nowadays, basketball might be considered a gentle game, but it wasn’t always that way. Back in the dark ages of the sport, a cage was erected around the court to keep the fans from beating on the [...]

The Gracie Train Rolls On

Mario Sperry and the rest of the Carlson Gracie Arrebentacao Team never fought for money. They couldn’t have. In the mid-1990s, without the big money sponsorships that there are nowadays, earning a living from mixed martial arts was a pipe dream. Instead, fighting was about respect.   “For us, it wasn’t just to defend our [...]

7 Deadly Sins

Now that MMA’s popularity has exploded worldwide, it is amazing to realize that it’s essentially only 17 years old. MMA is young, brash, and impulsive, just like a teenager gone wild. And, as we also know about most 17 year olds, they often think they know everything, they don’t always listen to reason, and they [...]

The 2010 Mayhemmy Awards

[Author’s note: This article is better if you listen to techno while reading, particularly the tracks that I suggest.]   You walk up to the corner of Western and Wilshire and join the line forming in front of the Hollywood Video, an archaic structure that is the remnants of the new Netfl ix generation. The [...]

The Never-Ending Fight

For American soldiers, the fight continues from the battlefield to the hospital.   As professional fighters, Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez have seen some amazing things.   While training every day and getting punched in the face fora living is hard, the life definitely has its perks. From sponsorship deals, travel, and television appearances, to [...]

Exception To The Rule

In professional sports, winners are rewarded, beloved, and celebrated. Winners advance. Winners move to the next round. Winners compete and take home championships. However, today’s MMA scene isn’t like most sports. If it were, Jon Fitch would be held in the highest regard. He fights, he competes, he wins, and he does so quite often, [...]

Sibling Rivalry

For some reason, when it comes to the sports of boxing and mixed martial arts, there continues to be an acrimonious rivalry. Not only does the rivalry exist between the powers that run each sport, but it is also among the fans of each sport. But why?   Why do boxing fans try to push [...]

Take It To Heart

Your heart beats 100,000 times per day and pumps 2000 gallons of blood throughout your body to supply your always moving, training, and growing skeletal muscles with the oxygen and energy needed to perform. If you aren’t taking into account your dietary heart health, you are losing the battle before you step inside the cage. [...]

Eye Opening Advice

In MMA, eye care is of the utmost importance. During training and fighting, any of the eye’s structures—including the eyelids, lens, and retina—can become injured. With open-fingered gloves and exposed thumbs, it’s not uncommon for fighters to suffer debilitating injures to the eye, which can include:   • RETINAL DETACHMENT   A detachment occurs when [...]

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