In this issue...
UFC 36: Worlds Collide. Bigger, Badder, Better: The heavyweight title changes hands in an action packed night of fights and we bring you the action live.
Meet your new heavyweight champ, as Josh Barnett speaks out after his bout with Randy Couture.
The Ultimate Irony: Aaron Crecy visits with Brian Johnston and his wife Teiana to see how Brian is coming along since a stroke turned their world upside down.
In an interview with Matt Hughes, Loretta Hunt speaks with the UFC World Welterweight Champ after his first title defense.
Respect is Earned. The day before UFC 36, 175lb. Gil Castillo repeatedly tapped out 250+lb. NFL Defensive End John McLaughlin in an impromptu sparring session. We bring you behind the closed doors with a first-hand account and pictures of the action.
"The Shooter's Shooter" Mike McNeil captured UCC 8: Fast & Furious as it rocked the Rimouski Coliseum in Quebec, Canada.
Eduardo Alonso talks "The Zen Machine" Mario Sperry in this huge, in-depth interview.
Jim Genia reports on the action as Brad Kohler hosts an MMA double-header with the two-night Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota.
While there for the UWM, Loretta Hunt takes A Brief Look at the Minnesota Fight Scene.
In the final installment of his Road Trip Diary, rising star Alex Stiebling talks about the controversy surrounding his "Brazilian Killa" / "Royce Who?" t-shirt.
Frank Mir has been making quite an impression on the MMA heavyweight scene. We speak with both Frank and his trainer/coach Ricardo Pires
MMA fighter/coach/promoter/etc. John Lewis wears many hats. We check in with John to see what he's up to, how his WFA show is coming and what he's got planned for the future.
Chris Onzuka reports on the action in Hawaii at SuperBrawl 23 and Warriors Quest 4: Genesis.
Fighting for Security in the Air: VARIG, the largest Airline Company in Latin America, employs fighters and uses martial arts techniques for security on their planes.
In the first part of his article on Periodization, Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther discusses The Soviet Secret to Super Strength.
Mark Coleman BioFile: learn all about "The Hammer", everything from his most painful fighting moment (getting KO'd by Pete Williams) to his favorite fighters (Vanderlei Silva is up at the top of the list).
Fight fans make their picks and predictions for the UFC 36 fight card.
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Matt Hume and Trevor Jackson demonstrate an Omoplata Reversal technique; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Getting Ready for the Fight.
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