January 2013 Features

Great Expectations

Smaller than anticipated. That was my first thought walking into Alistair Overeem’s home in November 2010. Maybe it was the shrinking sensation the fog brought to everything in Leusden, Holland, the blackness of night, or the cramp to the first floor, but the place seemed too small, and the man entirely too large for his [...]

The Rise and Fall of Strikeforce

In early November 2012, after the cancellation of back-to-back events, Strikeforce announced their plans for a star studded return to the cage on January 12, 2013, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Before the day was out, rumors circulated that the action-packed event would be the company’s last. With the final curtain expected [...]

The Business of Being Blackzilian

The newest MMA powerhouse is home to some of the UFC’s biggest superstars and a business first manager who built the team with a little bit of risk and a lot of trust. UFC lightweight Abel Trujillo sits against the padded blue walls of the JACO Hybrid Training Center, mulling the job he’s done wrapping [...]

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