June 2008 Features

The Basement Legacy

“It’s gonna be crowded tonight,” a skinny guy in glasses says in an almost indecipherable language known as Bostonian. Eighteen students sprawl around a former basement apartment in various stretching positions, preparing for the intermediate Muay Thai class. A group this small wouldn’t even register in a multi-thousand square foot gym, like the gargantuan one [...]

Jens Pulver

Wherever he goes, he is introduced as the former lightweight MMA champion of the world or— equally fl attering—as the UFC’s fi rst 155-pound lightweight champion. Jens Pulver is grateful for both accolades, but today he is gunning for a new one. He wants to be called the ”World Champion,” without the word “former.” It’s [...]

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