March 2012 Quick Hits

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Do you know who Zach Makovsky is? Not ringing a bell? Google “Bellator Bantamweight Champion.” His mug should be front-and-center. Zach Makovsky keeps a low profile. He’s the guy who tends to his opponent after the fight instead of straddling the cage. He’s the guy who answers questions with careful consideration, while his peers unleash [...]

One Shot Knockout

Shannon Ihrke As if we needed another reason to love our military even more—Shannon Ihrke is Minnesota Nice and a former U.S. Marine to boot. This 23-year-old blonde bombshell is a straight shooter who would make Carlos Hathcock proud and has us shouting “OOH-RAH! Thank you MARINES!” What was it like growing up in Minnesota? [...]

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA ENERGY OVERLOAD “If you think about it, it’s a very real interaction between two human beings, and it’s like an energy. You have a real energy, really, and I have an energy—an energy that nobody else is going to share.” —Gina Carano to Conan O’Brien on why MMA is like sex. R-E-S-P-E-C-T “I’d [...]

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. GLORY DAYS United Glory—the promotional arm of Golden Glory gyms—will host a show in Moscow, Russia, on March 23 that will feature both MMA and K-1 fights. While the promotion has a reputation for not delivering its projected line-ups, Semmy Schilt and Sergei Kharitonov are scheduled to [...]

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA SON OF A GUN For all future UFC events (not those just on FOX), fighters are prohibited from being sponsored by companies related to guns, knives, ammunition, and hunting. SLICE & DICE Charles Oliveira’s calf-slicer submission over Eric Wisely at UFC on Fox 2 was the first time [...]

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. COMING TO GRIPS WITH IT Want to increase your forearm and grip strength like Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout? Grab a rope and start climbing. You can also work your shoulders, back, arms, and core by doing timed-hangs, weighted rope climbing, hanging leg raises, and pull-ups. [...]

5 Minutes With Carlos Condit

A lot of people were criticizing your gameplan against Nick Diaz. Do you think part of the problem was that you didn’t put the exclamation mark on him like you have so many other opponents? I think there are a lot of different reasons why people aren’t happy with it, but yeah, that’s one of [...]

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