Matt Burosh's MMA Articles

September 2010 // Names in the Game
Here For The Brawl

Utter the name Leonard Garcia to die hard MMA fans, and they will likely smile before launching into a verbal tornado of praise and admiration that parallels the very fighting style of Garcia himself.   Whether it’s a fan-pleasing brawl against Roger Huerta in the UFC or battles with the likes of Jens Pulver, Mike [...]

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September 2010 // MMA Life
“Claw & Fang, Tooth & Nail”

On a planet teeming with organisms, humans are truly the top predator. Sure, man is not as powerful as an ox, cunning as a lion, ruthless as a wolverine, or even as durable as a crocodile, but the trait that humans definitively hold over all other species is the ability to learn and adapt. Give [...]

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May 2010 // Features
Legends of The Brawl

If one thing holds true when it comes to the history surrounding different subcultures,such as politics, art, music, and mixed martial arts, it’s that each niche has its under-appreciated legends—men who played pivotal roles in the formation of their respective crafts, but men who also fell victim to changing times and newer memories formed.   [...]

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March 2010 // Quick Hits
The MMA Name Game

Need a little help pronouncing some of those tongue-twisting names on the next fight card? We’ve got ya covered. Take one look at the roster of any MMA organization, and it is easy to see that MMA is a global sport, featuring fighters from all over the world. Whereas the language of fighting can be [...]

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February 2010 // MMA Life
MaMMA’s Boyz

“Don’t ever get in between a mother bear and her cubs.” So goes the wisely-worded, backcountry warning that illustrates the sheer power of the bond that exists between mother and child in nature. When it comes to an encounter with a perceived threat against its offspring, mother bears are notorious for viciously mauling whatever happens [...]

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January 2010 // Quick Hits
Wish List

It’s that time of season again. Time to let the champagne flow, the confetti fall, and the resolutions fly. To mark a season of new beginnings, here are 10 fights that we’d love to see inside of the next 12 months. 10. Matt Brown vs. Tim Credeur Big names don’t always make great fights … [...]

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December 2009 // Quick Hits
Dan Hornbuckle Handles His Business

With a professional record standing strong at 19-2, including two straight finishes over UFC vets Akihiro Gono and Nick Thompson, Dan “The Handler” Hornbuckle is on his way to becoming a household name in both Japan and America. “When I first got into MMA with [trainer] Kyle Watson, I was 215 lbs. of pure muscle,” [...]

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December 2009 // Names in the Game
The Future Is Now

“I never think of the future — it comes soon enough.” These were the words of famed physicist Albert Einstein, a man who never knew the sport we all love. But maybe he was onto something after all. In the spirit of the future being now, FIGHT! takes a look at six of the most [...]

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September 2009 // MMA Life
Unfinished Business

No! Don’t do it! That is the stuff that makes you test positive!” So went the adamant words flying out of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva’s mouth, genuine worry and concern painted onto his thick brow and mixed in with his resounding Brazilian accent that echoed off the walls of American Top Team. These words of warning [...]

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August 2009 // MMA Life
Charging The Wake with Gray Maynard

In the spirit of unwinding after long, unbroken stretches of fight preparation, numerous MMA fighters will take to the outdoors for some well-deserved R&R when time permits. But the UFC’s Gray Maynard prefers something a little more intense than your average bike ride or walk along the beach: He prefers wakeboarding. In fact, after wrangling [...]

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June 2009 // Quick Hits
10 of the Most Memorable Chokes In MMA History

When it comes to the reality of fi ghting that is revealed within the arena of MMA, perhaps nothing paints a better picture of such than the strangling, deliberate squeeze of a fi ght-ending choke hold. With just an upward pull of a correctly placed forearm, the constriction by a neck-dwelling biceps, or the tight [...]

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June 2009 // MMA Life
Bacoming A Black Belt

THE BLACK BELT. Deep within many martial arts communities, there oftentimes exists a popular, yet unproven, bit of folklore surrounding the attainment of this rank that is synonymous with fi nality and expertise: Legend has it that all black belts started with white belts, as any other student would. However, upon years of training without [...]

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May 2009 // Names in the Game
Creating The Calm Before The Storm

As human beings, all of us have had the opportunity to feel the exhilarating effects of an adrenaline rush, or what is commonly called the “fi ght-or-fl ight” response. Although the fi ght-or-fl ight response is “good” in a sense of survival, it can be characterized most notably by its unpleasant symptoms of increased respiration, [...]

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March 2009 // Names in the Game
Straight As An Arrow

“There’s more than one way to skin a cat” So goes the saying as it pertains to the idea that there is more than one way to reach the same end. Perhaps nowhere is this adage more observable than on the main stage of mixed martial arts fi ghting. In this media-heavy day and age, [...]

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March 2009 // Names in the Game
The 7 Unluckiest Injuries In MMA History

Ask any MMA fi ghter for their opinion on Murphy’s Law—“if anything can go wrong, it will”—and you are liable to get some biased answers. The fact of the matter is, MMA is as unpredictable as it is exciting to watch, therefore, it is impossible to foresee every risk that exists inside of each match. [...]

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January 2009 // Names in the Game
Out Of Shadows Into New Light

Salt and pepper. Black and white. Coffee and cream. Day and night. Obviously, some things are just meant to be together. Rarely can you mention one without it overshadowing and smoothly fl owing to the other. And in mixed martial arts, this phenomenon sometimes holds true, too. For seldom can the name “Forrest Griffi n” [...]

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November 2008 // MMA Life
Executive Power

With the 2008 Presidential elections drawing nearer with each day that passes, we take a look back at a few of forefathers who once led this great nation. Pioneers who were rough-and-tumble and full of true grit; almost guaranteed to be die-hard fans of MMA (if not being full-blown fi ghters themselves), had the inception [...]

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