September 2013 MMA Life

Snake Oil In the Cage – And Other MMA Gimmicks

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. A small rubber bracelet with a hologram sticker can enhance your performance in the gym, in life, and in competition. It boosts power and agility, making it a critical training asset for every athlete. Or so say the marketers of Power Balance Performance Technology®, [...]

Turn and Fight – Army Combatives in MMA

Army Combatives turns soldiers into fighters on the battlefield and in the cage. When Tim Kennedy found out he’d be making his Octagon debut against jiu-jitsu ace Roger Gracie, he asked himself who was best suited to help him get ready. Without question, his longtime coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn would train and corner [...]

Kris Letang – NHL Fit

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang trains with MMA’s best so he can beat the NHL’s best. Prior to Rory MacDonald’s December 2012 matchup with B.J. Penn, the UFC trekked to Montreal to film MacDonald’s preparation in a “Road to the Octagon” episode. The camera crew documented MacDonald’s time at the Adrenaline Performance Center, where the [...]

Music for the MMA Soul

Metal band DeathThrob spreads MMA awareness one note and lyric at a time. DeathThrob isn’t a group of individuals moonlighting as professional mixed martial artists, but the four musicians do practice in various fighting disciplines and have decided to dedicate their band’s livelihood to the advancement of the sport. The New Jersey metal quartet is [...]

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