May 2012

Editor’s Letter

By definition, only a single alpha can exist in a pack of wolves at any given time , so you might suspect a camp called “Team Alpha Male” would suffer from constant bickering and infighting. For the players at Urijah Faber’s now infamous gym in NorCal, this isn’t the case at all. To them, the [...]

Lord Of The Flys

Joseph Benavidez is out of bantamweight purgatory, into a new division, and onto smaller and better things. When he was fighting as a bantamweight, Joseph Benavidez walked around at 145 pounds. For all those years, he was a Lilliputian among little dudes. Now that he’s a flyweight— the new 125-pound division in the UFC that [...]

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. HIT THE JUICE UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is a juicer…vegetable juicer, that is. Juicing provides vital nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to help repair muscles and strengthen your immune system. Flip to page 84 for more info on letting the juice loose. SNACK ATTACK [...]

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA DON’T BLINK The big boys on the UFC 146 all-heavyweight main card have 166 career victories, with 119 (72%) wins coming in the first round. EBER-SOLID In his 65-fight career, UFC welterweight Brian Ebersole has never been knocked out. NO BULL SHIT Before making his post-collegiate leap into [...]

5 Minutes With Clay Guida

The last time we saw you in the Octagon you were sporting a new Big Lebowski tattoo. Any new Dude-inspired artwork? No new tattoos, but I did meet the real Dude. His name is Jeff Dowd, and we met at the Palm Springs Film Festival last year. Hysterical. We sat and chatted just long enough [...]

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA WONKA-VISION “Cutting weight is no fun. I recently read somewhere that he [Rich Franklin] has a sweet tooth, and I also have one. I think his is for donuts or something, and mine is for chocolate. When we step in the cage, and it’s all said and done, maybe the winner can spring [...]

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. Beyond the Cage “The Real Captain America” This limited-edition action series features Randy Couture shedding his Captain America mask before his final fight. The 32” x 42” framed print is hand-signed by Couture, and it’s only available to the first 65 buyers. It’s the perfect wall [...]

To The Edge And Back

For UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario, returning to the cage is more than the progression of his career—it’s the result of soul searching and his refusal to have a lifetime of hard work taken away from him. On April 14, 2011, it was uncertain whether or not Shane del Rosario’s fighting livelihood had been brought [...]

Streaking To The Top

With 29 consecutive fights without a loss, UFC bantamweight Renan Barao (28-1-1) may be Brazil’s most electrifying export— that’s high praise for a fighter who shares his homeland with Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and Junior dos Santos. Renan Barao is enjoying one of the longest win streaks in MMA, but for the Brazilian bantamweight, winning [...]

Welter Skelter

Jake Ellenberger and Martin Kampmann will headline The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale on June 1 to determine the next contender for the UFC Welterweight Title. It’s not a big deal that Ellenberger and Kampmann disagree on how serious an opponent each other represents. That makes for great drama in the cage. One thing they may [...]

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. MMAWeekly.com takes you deep inside the sport [...]

Getting Juiced Up!

Sick of Salads? Get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals by putting the squeeze on your fruits and veggies. Fruits and vegetables should be consumed daily as part of a healthy diet, but most of us are probably guilty of skimping on the job. When you fall short of your daily dose, you’re missing [...]

Outside The Box

Get a leg up on your competition by incorporating a box workout into your training regimen. Many athletes worry that leg exercises can cause back and knee injuries and result in tremendous muscle soreness after training. Before these worries have you skipping out on leg day, keep in mind that the legs are an opportune [...]

MMA 101

Killer Combos Blackzilian striking coach Henri Hooft demonstrates two of his favorite combos for putting opponents on the canvas. These two combos utilize punches with a kick/knee finish. Perform the combos smoothly—light on the feet, balanced, poised to strike, and without unnecessary footwork. COMBO 1 1) I begin in an orthodox fighting stance. 2) I [...]

Heavy Handed Heavies

The all-heavyweight main card at UFC 146 in Las Vegas on May 26 is the perfect storm for taking a look at some of the best strikers in the division. The heavyweight class is a great place to hone in on striking stats. On average, heavyweights spend 60 percent of the fight on their feet, [...]

The Endless Pursuit Of Awesome

Professional skateboarder Jason Ellis has a new calling. Jason Ellis is washed up. Or so he claims. In fact, the 40-year-old says that he’s been washed up for the past two decades, but that’s difficult to believe when you see him in action. Ellis—a retired professional skateboarder who currently hosts The Jason Ellis Show on [...]

Byrd Is The Word

Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd is kicking his training up a notch. The whap and slap of roundhouse kicks and focus-mitt sparring can be heard constantly outside the front doors of Power MMA Fitness in Gilbert, Arizona. These are hardly the sounds familiar to baseball fans visiting the Valley of the Sun during spring training. [...]

Game Changers

9 Moves That Altered MMA Forever MMA evolves in leaps and bounds, tethered to the backs of the martial artists who turn countless hours in the gym into violent masterpieces in the cage. Here are nine moments that forever changed the MMA world. These fighters are not the first guys to invent the particular moves. [...]

Welcome to Twitterspere

Do U Know How Many Followers I have? “ Imagine everything you write will appear as a headline in USA Today with your name next to it.” That’s what Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney tells fighters when it comes to interacting on Twitter and Facebook. It’s good advice that even seasoned media professionals sometimes forget. Unfortunately, [...]

Fight! Girl Search

Lauren Shawe Age: 20 Height: 5’7” Hometown: Swindon, England Favorite Fighter: Pat Curran Facebook: facebook.com/Lauren.Shawe Twitter: @MissLaurenShawe Why do you want to be a FIGHT! girl? I think it portrays a really healthy image for females. In fact, your girls always look healthy and go against the stereotype of models being stick-thin and unhealthy. I [...]

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