October 2010 Quick Hits

The Strike Exchange

The MMA Market Fluctuates More Than the Dow Jones. Whose stock is on the rise? These are the four fighters we’re “buying” right now.   ANTHONY PETTIS   Everyone loves exciting fighters,but usually those spinning back kick guys are exposed in the cage. Not Pettis, who understands the “arts” in MMA and managed to choke [...]

5 Minutes With John Howard

If you got a doctorate, would you be “Dr. Doom?”   Maybe. Actually, to tell you the truth, probably not—Doomsday. Always Doomsday [laughs].   You’re fighting Thiago Alves in Montreal in December.   I think it’s the perfect fight for me because I’m a Muay Thai fighter. To fight another Muay Thai striker—it’s gonna be [...]

Five For Fighting

Every month, MMA seems to be full of exhilarating, relevant matchups. Here’s a look at five of October’s battles for gold..   1. KJ NOONS VS.NICK DIAZ 2   Strikeforce—San Jose: Oct. 9   This baby has “bad blood” written all over it. Diaz, on a current seven-fight winning streak, looks to exact revenge on [...]

Monumental Moments in MMA

In order to establish itself as the pinnacle of combat sports, the Ultimate Fighting Championship had to compete directly with a sport that already held rank as the most popular fighting art and was widely regarded as the best fighting style—boxing.   For Rorion Gracie, co founder of the UFC, there was but one purpose [...]

October Sunshine

What have you been up to lately?   I’m co-hosting a reality TV show with Joanna Krupa about female fighters. It’s called The Ultimate Women’s Challenge, airing on NBC on September 25. Basically, these girls go through a series of challenges, and at the end of the show, after all the challenges, they’ll be chosen [...]

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