Jeff Fox's MMA Articles

October 2013 // MMA Life
Kassim Osgood – Staying Sharp

San Francisco 49ers Kassim Osgood uses capoeira to help find his edge on the field. San Francisco 49ers special team standout Kassim Osgood has one of the most physically grueling jobs in football. The three-time Pro Bowler is a “gunner,” who charges down the field on kickoffs and punts and tries to wreak havoc on [...]

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February 2013 // MMA Life
MMA Magic

The NBA Orlando Magic’s Glen “Big Baby” Davis moves bodies in the cage when he’s not on the court. It was September 2009, and John Allan had just seen the future. Allan, the head trainer and owner of the Wai Kru Gym in Allston, MA (the home gym of John “Doomsday” Howard), had a newcomer [...]

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July 2012 // MMA Life
Fender Bender

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick isn’t afraid of getting scrappy on and off the track. It may be surprising to learn that NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone are buddies. With their similar dispositions, however, they may just be a match made in heaven. It would be easier to list the NASCAR drivers [...]

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April 2012 // Quick Hits
5 Minutes With Mark Hunt

Was your fight at UFC 144 in Japan reminiscent of the glory days of PRIDE and K-1? It was good, ya it was similar. Did it bring back fond memories? Well, a lot of good and bad memories, you know? I’ve had a career that’s been up and down in Japan, so I’ve had some [...]

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November 2011 // MMA Life
Big Brother is Watching

There are certain rights and privileges that come with being the big brother in a family, one of which is the ability to physically dominate your younger brethren. This right is one that Baltimore Ravens’ defensive end Arthur Jones still enjoys to this day “I would have to say me,” Arthur says when asked who [...]

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December 2010 // Quick Hits
UFC Golden Boys

Five years ago, the UFC was bleeding money to the tune of $44 million in the red. Now, according to Dana White, the UFC is worth $2.5 billion. How did this happen? Lots of reasons, including a little show on Spike TV. However, these 10 fighters in particular are helping matters by keeping fans intrigued [...]

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February 2011 // Names in the Game
Heating Up

MIKE MILLER TIME Team: Miami HeatCollege: University of FloridaYears Pro: 10Points Average: 13.7Rebounds Average: 5.13-Point Percentage: 40%   Nowadays, basketball might be considered a gentle game, but it wasn’t always that way. Back in the dark ages of the sport, a cage was erected around the court to keep the fans from beating on the [...]

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September 2010 // Quick Hits
Age is Just A Number

Teens MARCIN HELD Age: 18Record: 9-1   Polish sensation Marcin Held went undefeated in 20-plus amateur bouts, and he has compiled a pro record of 9-1. The 18-year-old BJJ practitioner can fight at either 145 pounds or 155 pounds. Held has made a name for himself in his home country, and now he’s primed to [...]

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May 2010 // Quick Hits
World Domination

“UFC will be the biggest sport in the world by 2020.” So claimed UFC head honcho Dana White in a column he wrote for the Las Vegas Sun at the end of 2009. If world domination is White’s ultimate goal, the UFC will have to continue conquering the globe one city at a time. Here [...]

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April 2010 // Quick Hits
5 Fighting Southpaws

The Latin word for “left” is “sinister,” which evolved into the word “distrust,” because lefties are not the norm. Our calendars might claim it is 2010, but it’s still hard to trust that kid in kindergarten who can’t use the righty scissors to cut the construction paper. It’s no wonder lefties grow up with a [...]

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