January 2010 Quick Hits

“Patience, Young Headhunter”

Not everyone can live up to Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello’s nickname. A young fighter asks the power-punching former UFC heavyweight title challenger if he would mind him adopting “The Headhunter” nickname. “Sure,” as the wise 36-year-old Buentello says, “but it’s a hard name to live by. You’ve got to stand and bang.” That’s how Buentello’s [...]

Ask Mike Thomas Brown

Mike Thomas Brown is one of the WEC’s most dominant 145- pounders. He took the featherweight title from Urijah Faber in 2008 by knockout and earned a unanimous decision victory in the rematch to solidify his place as one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters. A year after capturing WEC gold, Brown’s reign was ended [...]

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 [...]

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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