June 2012 Quick Hits

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA MICHAEL MCATHLETE As a senior in high school, future UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald was voted “Most Athletic” despite not playing a high school sport. FAMILY AFFAIR In the 2012 NFL draft, the New England Patriots traded a third-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals to move up from number [...]

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. FILTHY FLAPJACKS Tom “The Filthy Mauler” Lawlor’s favorite healthy breakfast is a tall stack of oatmeal “mancakes.” To make them Filthy-style, mix the ingredients below and prepare like regular pancakes. 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats 3/4 cup oatmeal fl our 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3 egg whites [...]

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE NEW GEAR TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. Hayabusa Tokushu Grappling Shin Guards Kick your way to the top with these lightweight shin guards that don’t have any exposed hooks or hardware, so you can be sure of maximum safety and performance. $119.99 hayabusafight.com 2. Sweet Sweat Dab on a little Sweet [...]

5 Minutes with Michael Bisping

You’ve lived in Southern California for more than a year now. Have you officially become a Californian? It’s weird. I just went to England, but when I came back, it really did feel like I was coming home. I’m English, I will always have England in my roots, but, in my heart, Southern California is [...]

The First Action Hero

After 20 years competing in combat sports, 40-year-old Cung Le is searching for his first Octagon victory against Rich Franklin at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas. There should be a packed house for Le’s second UFC appearance sold out audiences are something that he’s accustomed to. A short, post-workout drive down the [...]

Desert Fox

Orange County native Vanessa Hanson had no idea what was in store for her when she won the TransWorld Sur f 2011 US Open / UFC Model Search and earned the chance to be a guest ring girl at UFC 136 last October. In less than one year, the former wild child has taken the [...]

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