May 2009 Names in the Game

Mayhem Is Back

Ok, was I really gone? Yes, I was. I was out in television land making a wacky show for MTV that, by the time you’re reading this, you may have already seen. Now that I think of it, maybe this means that you may have bought this magazine due to the fact that you’ve seen [...]

Creating The Calm Before The Storm

As human beings, all of us have had the opportunity to feel the exhilarating effects of an adrenaline rush, or what is commonly called the “fi ght-or-fl ight” response. Although the fi ght-or-fl ight response is “good” in a sense of survival, it can be characterized most notably by its unpleasant symptoms of increased respiration, [...]

MMA Takes On Post Trauma Stress Disorder

“I hate being medicated,” Marine Lieutenant Lee Stuckey says through a thick Alabama accent. “But without it, I can’t sleep right. I get night tremors, sweats, the works.” Stuckey’s situation is not uncommon among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a [...]

New Blood

Akiyo Nishiura Name: “Wicky” Akiyo Nishiura Professional Record: 9-3-1 Notable Wins: Hideki Kadowaki, Jong Man Kim and Fanjin Son Colorful and brash are some of the words that best describe “Wicky” Akiyo Nishiura, who fi rst caught the attention of mixed martial arts fans around the world after becoming the Shooto 2006 Rookie Lightweight Champion. [...]

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