January 2012 Quick Hits

5 Minutes With Frankie Edgar

After epic clashes with BJ Penn and Gray Maynard, UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar is finally getting the admiration that an elite fighter deserves. As he gets ready for his fourth title defense against Benson “Smooth” Henderson, we wanted some answers from “The Answer.” You recently visited Japan for the first time for a UFC [...]

Well…Rounded Fighters

Some mixed martial artists are well-rounded specimens and some are, well…rounded specimens. Before being fit was posh for heavyweights, these four groundbreakers made fight fans believe that big was beautiful. Maybe that’s a stretch. But mark my words, here’s 2000 pounds of man that broke the MMA mold. 4. ERIC “BUTTERBEAN” ESCH GIRTH: 420 LBS. [...]

Marked Man

Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler doesn’t walk in the counsel of his doubters—he knocks them down. Mike Chandler has two tattoos, which is a relatively small number for a championship fighter in mixed martial arts—a world stacked with bodies etched in green and black ink often swirling with conflicting emotions and ideas. Chandler is only [...]

City Supremacy: Music Vs. Windy

The UFC’s busy January schedule takes fight fans to two of the best cities in the country: Nashville and Chicago. To get the action started, FIGHT!’s managing editor and lifelong Tennessee resident Jim Casey takes on FIGHT!’s lead writer and Chicago resident T.R. Foley in a duel of city supremacy. UFC on FX 1 January [...]

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS HAND AND WRIST CONTROL Check out some of our favorite new options for keeping your hands protected and your striking sharp. 1. CENTURY BLACK LABEL BOXING GLOVES We all remember Century foam sparring equipment from our tae kwon do youths, but recently Century has stepped up their [...]

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. WHAM BAM Fighting for the first time since his June dismissal from the UFC, middleweight Nate Marquardt will take on Yoshiyuki Yoshida at BAMMA 9 on Feb. 11 in Birmingham, England. The event will be shown live on HDNet, which recently secured a multi-year contract with the [...]

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA BIKINI TALENT “Seems easy to wear a bikini and seems easy to walk in a circle, but try walking in a circle while wearing a bikini. Talented girl!” —Chael Sonnen on his Twitter battle with Arianny Celeste. RAMPAGE SAN “One thing I love about Japanese fans and why I love them the most [...]

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA LET YOUR SOUL GLO UFC welterweight Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman’s Guide to Great Octagon Hair includes the following tips: 1. Trim your bangs before competition to prevent the annoying “hair flip.” 2. Wet your hair before putting on your walkout hat, or risk having a giant puff on [...]

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. BANG THE GUM Duane “Bang” Ludwig’s favorite guilty pleasure snack is the Gummy Bear. The gelatin-based confectionary packs 8.7 calories per bear. Ludwig will put his gummy cravings in hibernation until he fights Josh Neer at UFC on FX 1 on Jan. 20 in Nashville, Tennessee. [...]

Ring In The New Year

The New Year is here, and FIGHT!’s resolution is to bring you 12 beautiful girls in 2012. To get things kicked off, Tuf-N-Uff ring girl Kendra Schnell was kind enough to heat up our pages. Where are you calling home these days? Las Vegas. How much sinning have you been doing in Sin City? [Laughing] [...]

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