September 2011 Quick Hits

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. HAM IT UP If you’re headed to Nottingham, England, for the ADCC Submission World Championship on September 24, roll over to Birmingham and let black belt Braulio Estima tie you in a knot at his new Gracie Barra Gym after he takes on Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in [...]

5 Minutes With Kenny Florian

You’re a UFC fighter, gym owner, ESPN analyst, and constant Twitterer (@kennyflorian)—how much free time do you have each day? Not a whole lot. I have time between my training sessions to rest and decompress a little bit. I’m not really able to watch as much TV or do as many things or go as [...]

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA GUARDIAN ANGEL “I’m so cool that my swagger has sideburns & a mustache, on a side note, it also pays child support.” —Miguel Torres on Twitter. PRODIGIOUS COJONES “When your chi is down, you feel weak, and I’m sure it’s an easy way out to do all the testosterone and stuff, but I [...]

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA VOLUNTEERED INFO Mixed martial artists who have spent some of their formidable years growing up in the great state of Tennessee include Quinton Jackson (Memphis), Mike Pyle (Dresden), Muhammed Lawal (Murfreesboro), Gray Maynard (Murfreesboro), and Waylon Lowe (Jefferson City). CUBS WIN Cub Swanson became the first fighter to [...]

The Battle of New Orleans

Haw, haw, haw—the UFC finally makes a return to “The Big Easy.” New Orleans is a pride-filled American city that is back on its feet…and that’s just where Dana White wants the fans in Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Sept. 17 for UFC Live: Shields vs. Ellenberger. The Fans Miami. Los Angeles. Vegas. All [...]

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. LIBEL LABELS Even if a Nutrition Facts label states “zero trans fats,” check the ingredient list. There can still be ½ gram of trans fat per serving with that claim. Find it hiding under the “alias” hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oil. FERTILE CRESCENT It has long been [...]

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