May 2008 Names in the Game

The Ultimate Fighter 7

Calling The Ultimate Fighter training center a television show set is an injustice, even though that’s precisely what it is. But look past the lighting equipment, television cameras, boom mics and frenzied production crew. All of that is merely smoke and mirrors; this is a bona fi de gladiator academy An explosion of MMA memorabilia [...]

Everyday Warriors

Sacrifi ce is a word that goes hand-in-hand with being a champion, and nowhere is that maxim truer than in the world of mixed martial arts. When fans see an MMA match, they know the fi ghters have shed blood, sweat, and tears to prepare for combat, but what many don’t realize is that few [...]

Rules of Encagement

Past Examples of Rule Exploits and Violations BUTTING THE HEAD July 12, 1996 – Mark Coleman used head butts in bunches en route to winning the UFC 10 eight-man tournament. It was Coleman’s fi rst tournament and the head butt was an important part of the now famous Ground and Pound style of “The Hammer”. [...]

New Blood

Name: Dong-Hyun Kim Professional Record: 9-0-1 Height: 6’1” Weight: 170lbs Discipline: Judo Notable Wins: Hidehiko Hasegawa Dong-Hyun Kim isn’t your average household name…yet. According to fellow countryman and former Pride star Denis Kang, “He’s the best prospect out of Korea right now. He’s gonna turn some heads for sure.” A veteran of the Korea-based SpiritMC [...]

Natural Born Killers

On this cool evening at FIT NHB, a well-established training facility located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Condit just fi nished hitting the bags and is cooling down in the gym’s offi ce. The 23-year-old has been concentrating on his technique because he is slated to defend his title against Carlo Prater – the fi rst [...]

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