Fighting Fit: Stay in the Game with Stronger Knees

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Approximately 70 percent of all serious knee ligament injuries (ACL/MCL) occur during non-contact situations, such as plyometric exercises, landing from a jump, or twisting/ turning movements that cause a sudden imbalance in your lower extremities. However, these non-contact injuries are more preventable than injuries that occur during competition and sparring. Dominick Cruz, Georges St-Pierre, and [...]

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Quick Hits: 5 Minutes With Glover Teixeira

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You came into the UFC with a lot of buzz. Have you found it difficult to live up to the hype? It’s a great thing. People have wanted to watch me fight for a long time, and I like that. I like that they have expectations of me, and I have to prove them right. [...]

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MMA 101: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Basics

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When Royce Gracie ushered in the MMA era at UFC 1 in 1993, he brought his unique brand of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with him. Over the course of the next two years, Royce won 11 consecutive fights via submission on his way to championships at UFC 1, UFC 2, and UFC 3. With the help of [...]

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The Original: Royce Gracie’s Legacy Endures

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In 1993, a skinny Brazilian named Royce Gracie not only won the very first UFC tournament, but he also changed the way we forever perceived fighting. Twenty years later, there’s still nothing particularly remarkable about Royce Gracie when you look at him. He’s the same slim, unaffecting figure at 46 years old that he was [...]

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Supplement Savvy

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From capsules and tablets to gels and powders, an athlete’s countertop can look more like a pharmacy than a kitchen. To sort through the insanity, we’ve got a breakdown of the 10 supplements than can help you reach your fitness goals of maintaining optimal health, building muscle, and decreasing inflammation. 1. Creatine Creatine is a [...]

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Eddie Wineland and Westside Barbell: KO Power From the Ground Up – 5 Exercises to Build Your Foundation

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Eddie Wineland’s strength and conditioning training is just as unconventional as his appearance. Applied Strength & Conditioning coach Jason Gus carefully utilizes the training principles taught by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell to develop Eddie’s absolute strength, explosive strength, and dynamic muscle endurance. The goal of these five exercises is to develop these strength types [...]

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No Fighter Left Behind

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Ranger Up’s innovative sponsorship tactics are keeping fighters covered in and out of the cage. Not too long ago, the MMA landscape was overflowing with sponsorship opportunities. Fighters were covered with logos of the newest clothing lines, equipment brands, and nutritional supplements. But those days are over, with many MMA companies having gone the way [...]

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Remembering Shane del Rosario

UFC fighter Shane del Rosario passed away on Dec. 8, after suffering cardiac arrest on Nov. 28. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shane’s friends and family. Last year, we got the chance to spend some time with Shane before his UFC debut and produce this FIGHT! Video. Rest in peace, Shane.

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Tom Watson: All Natural

Tag along as UFC middleweight Tom Watson heads to Cal State Fullerton to perform a number of strength and endurance tests so researchers can create his physiological profile.

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