Terry E. Bush's MMA Articles

February 2013 // MMA Life
Ready To Rumble

Urijah Faber and Torque Sports & Performance kick the tires and light the fires for Operation Gratitude. UFC featherweight Urijah Faber leaned into it. His opponent resisted briefly, then yielded—a feeling the former WEC Champion was used to imposing on objects in his way. This time, however, the object in question wasn’t a vicious MMA [...]

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September 2012 // Quick Hits
Behind the Fight

Former power lifter and pro mixed martial artist Mike Dolce knows about making the cut. The author of Three Weeks to Shredded and The Dolce Diet: Living Lean has found a compelling niche in the MMA world—working with fighters to help them win the battle against the scale. How did you get started helping fighters [...]

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October 2011 // Quick Hits
5 Minutes With Melvin Guillard

You’re 28 years old and you’ve had 40 fights. How much longer can you go by “The Young Assassin?” Until I retire. You’re only as old as you feel. I mean, until I start feeling old, I don’t need to change my nickname. You started eating sushi after losing a bet to Josh Burkman on [...]

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October 2011 // Quick Hits
All Hands on Deck

2011 has been a year of firsts for stunning newcomer Chrissy Blair. After winning this year’s TransWorld Motocross model search, she was a fresh face as the guest ring girl at UFC 133. Add in a first-time sailing experience for her inaugural appearance on the pages of FIGHT! , and we’ve got a bona fide [...]

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August 2011 // Names in the Game
Kenda Perez: Feeling Frisky

Kenda Perez is getting a lot of exposure these days—the sexy hostess of season two of The Best of Pride Fighting Championships on Spike TV has been gracing the pages of everything from Maxim to Muscle and Fitness. Now, she’s getting feisty with FIGHT! Magazine. How did you get into modeling? It pretty much started [...]

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July 2011 // Features
Jade Bryce – Stunning Comeback

After a year on the go, Bellator beauty Jade Bryce returns to the pages of FIGHT!—and what an adventurous girl she’s been. Welcome back to FIGHT! This is your second time gracing the pages of our magazine. The first time was exactly one year ago in our July 2010 issue. What’s been going on over [...]

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May 2011 // Quick Hits
Aloha! Taylor Makakoa

Hawaiian beauty Taylor Makakoa is an island export that Sin City is happy to have. Where are you calling home these days? I live in Vegas, but Hawaii is my real home. Most of my family is there, and if you ever go there, you’ll know what I mean—the land, the beach, the mountains, the [...]

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November 2010 // MMA Life
Getting Amped Up

You’ve heard of some fans being “armchair judges”—taking issue with a judge’s decision on any particular fight night and claiming to know more than the trained professionals themselves. And then there are some fans who become “keyboard warriors,” spewing forth massive diatribes and gutless insults from behind the protective shield of the Internet. But putting [...]

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May 2010 // Names in the Game
In It To Win It

Do you want to know what it takes to win? Grueling physical conditioning. Sparring to exhaustion. Mental preparation. Whittling yourself down to a chiseled physique for weigh-ins. Formulating and executing a flawless game plan. Nipple twisting. It’s all good.   We asked some of the top names in mixed martial arts—from Randy Couture to Dana [...]

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March 2010 // Quick Hits
Read This

It’s somewhat difficult to wrap your brain around the image of an MMA fighter hitting the gym hard, coming home with black eyes and bruised knuckles, and then settling into the easy chair with a good book. However, the power of the written word is undeniable. It teaches, it motivates, it changes lives. We asked [...]

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January 2010 // Quick Hits
10 Ultimate Answers In Ten Words Or Less

In the interest of brevity, FIGHT! Magazine takes UFC lightweight Gray Maynard through the proverbial “speed round” of MMA questioning. 10) How Do You Sound Cool Talking Trash? “Back it up!” 9) What’s the Key to Making Weight? “Start early, workout twice a day, have a good diet.” 8) Are There Secrets to Getting the [...]

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January 2010 // Names in the Game
7 Seconds To Glory

Even bull riders strive for a full eight seconds atop a 1500-pound bucking mass of destruction. In his UFC debut, Todd Duffee needed just seven short seconds to knock out promising heavyweight Tim Hague—a former King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Champion. However, what preceded those seven seconds, as Duffy tells it, was a year [...]

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December 2009 // Quick Hits
Not Heard On TV

Ahhh what would it be like to be a fly on the cage and to be able to hear what’s going on in there? Nick and Nate Diaz are becoming famous for trash talking throughout their fights as a type of ‘psychological warfare’ against their opponents. Though there’s generally not a lot of talking going [...]

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September 2009 // Fighting Fit
Perpetual State of Learning

It is no small task to be considered one of the top MMA strength and conditioning coaches in the world. Rafael Alejarra, who cofounded WAND Fight Team Academy with former Pride and current UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva, carries the title like few others can. The 33-year-old native of Porto Alegre, Brazil, earned a degree from [...]

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March 2009 // Fighting Fit
Altitude Adjustment

You’ve seen Wanderlei Silva training with an alien looking mask strapped to his face and B.J. Penn crawling into a sleeping chamber tent at night. Not since Tito Ortiz purchased Oscar De La Hoya’s Big Bear Training Camp has altitude training gained such notoriety. But the benefi ts of training at altitude aren’t new, elite [...]

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November 2008 // Quick Hits
Read A Book

Any mixed martial arts fan will likely tell you they admire their favorite fi ghters for more than their skills and prowess inside the cage. Fan loyalty goes beyond the sport into the realm of human connection— they relate to their favorite fi ghters based on a common thread of human struggle and life experience, [...]

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December 2008 // Quick Hits
Spotlight: Mike Winkeljohn

You know the name Greg Jackson of Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His training facility is widely regarded as one of the top MMA training camps in the United States. And right beside Jackson, is the gym’s premier standup coach, Mike Winkeljohn. And though the name may not be familiar now, it soon should [...]

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December 2008 // Names in the Game
Evan Shoman

If you’ve ever seen one of his many MMA pencil portrait drawings, you’re likely to have had the same type of take-your-breathaway reaction countless others have had when viewing his artwork for the fi rst time. Evan Shoman’s art is timeless and brings forth both the essence and spirit of each fi ghter he draws. [...]

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September 2008 // Quick Hits
Read A Book!

James Brown may have been known as the hardest working man in show business, but there’s little doubt these days that Randy Couture is one of the hardest working men in MMA. Despite his announced retirement from the UFC last fall, he’s been busy running a successful gym and training center, cornering Xtreme Couture fi [...]

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July 2008 // Quick Hits
Octagon Iraq

In this Octagon, you will fi nd no bigname sponsors, no high-paying advertisers, and no sexy ring girls holding signs to announce the next round. What you will fi nd are raw materials, raw talent, and raw ambition. This particular Octagon is covered with the battle blood and sweat from American troops serving their country [...]

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June 2008 // Quick Hits
The Great Kimbo Debate

Quickly becoming one of the most recognizable names in mixed martial arts today, EliteXC’s Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson rose to fame as a tough-as-nails underground street fi ghter based primarily on Internet-based video exposure. Even with nearly four years of MMA training and two wins under his belt, the notoriety surrounding Kimbo Slice has some [...]

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April 2008 // Features
ROAD WARRIOR

Being in a house with sixteen unruly, sweaty alpha males can certainly bring out the worst in people. Just ask Mac Danzig, winner of season six of The Ultimate Fighter reality series. “Some people got the idea that I’m grumpy all the time, which isn’t true at all. I love life, I just hated being [...]

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February 2008 // Quick Hits
Occupational Hazards

It only takes a quick glance at the photos of former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman and the two gaping holes on the right side of his body to understand the devastating effects of staph infection. “It looked like someone had taken a shotgun and shot me up close,” says Randleman. After dismissing his symptoms [...]

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