February 2012 Quick Hits

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA HUNT TO SURVIVE UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt’s path to professional fighting began when a bouncer at a nightclub in Auckland, New Zealand, invited Hunt to train at his gym after witnessing “The Super Samoan” in a scrap with four other guys. Hunt is back in action against Cheick [...]

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA CALLIN’ IT QUITS “I’ve had a really difficult couple of years with my disease. I’m going to say that tonight is the last night you will see me in the Octagon. Brock Lesnar is officially retired.” —Brock Lesnar, addressing the UFC 141 audience after his TKO-loss to Alistair Overeem. OLD MAN DAN “All [...]

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS 1. HAYABUSA TOKUSHU™ SERIES GLOVES Sporting a sophisticated dual-closure system and patented wrist-splinting design, Hayabusa’s university research has confirmed that these gloves have superior support, power delivery, and injury prevention. Judging from our in-house testing, we agree. The carbonized bamboo lining delivers a comfort and quality that [...]

Eduardo Dantas Is At Home

Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament winner Eduardo Dantas survived the mean streets of his home with a passion for fighting… the right way. Look around the athletic department of a major college campus and you’re likely to see hundreds of teenagers worried about navigating the nightmare of calculus and the heartache of having to nuke [...]

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME AS THE CRO FLIES Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will cap his combat career at K-1 Final Fight in Zagreb, Croatia, on March 10. The former PRIDE Grand Prix Openweight Champion will take on fellow fight legend Ray Sefo in a kickboxing match. CAGE WARRIORS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP Cage [...]

5 Minutes With Rory MacDonald

You’ve been fighting professionally since you were 16 years old. Did you have to get a permission slip from your parents for your first fight? The promoter asked for one just in case, so I did get my parents to sign a form, but I don’t think the commission needed it. You’re only 22 years [...]

Valentine Sweet Heart

This month’s eye candy has more surprises than a box of chocolates. At only 23, Sophia Roe packs quite a punch and has all the tips you’ll need to make this Valentine’s Day something special. Where are you calling home these days? Beautiful, sunny Orlando, Florida. How often do you go to Disney World? I [...]

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