March 2013 MMA Life

Playing the Money Game

Major MMA promotions have a bigger broadcast footprint than ever. So why is tough for fighters to cash in on sponsors? “Is this Mark Gingrich?” the voice on the line politely asks. “Yes,” says Gingrich, who’s conferenced in a call that interrupted an interview for this story. It’s dark outside his office in Dallas, where [...]

The Force is Strong

Ring of Fire brought the action to Buckley Air Force Base for the inaugural Buckley MMA Fight Night. All too often, phrases like “this is going to be a war” and “preparing for battle” are carelessly thrown around to describe a mixed martial arts bout. Those words, however, have an entirely different meaning for the [...]

St. Patty’s Pub Crawl

You don’t have to be Irish to have a good time on March 17, but you stand a better chance if you choose your drinks wisely. FIGHT! asked some of MMA’s most experienced veterans for their advice on St. Patty’s Day elixers, so skip the green Natty Light and grab one of the microbrews recommended [...]

American Me

For American Me’s lead singer Tony Tataje, keeping his music real means keeping it real in MMA. Tony Tataje has finally arrived at his apartment. It’s 9:30 p.m. on a blistering cold night in Portland, Oregon, and the tattooed 28-year-old shivers as he unlocks the front door. A smile creeps across his face as he [...]

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