In this issue...
We announce the Full Contact Fighter Fighter of the Year for 2001.
UFC 35: Throwdown - A lesson in heart.
Loretta Hunt speaks with BJ Penn after his bid for the UFC Lightweight title.
PRIDE 19: Bad Blood preview. Aaron Crecy takes a look at the heavyweight-laden card and gets comments from both Don Frye and Ken Shamrock.
Carlson Gracie has taught many a champion over the years. For years you've seen and heard of the results of his work, now you can learn more about the man behind the champions. Maestre Carlson talks about the early days, defending the Gracie name. He also talks about today and the current state of his team and the fighters to look out for.
Bas Rutten: Finishing What He Started. The self-monikered "El Guapo" [the handsome one] talks about his plans to return to the ring, his acting career and much more.
MECA World Vale Tudo 6: As Tough As It Gets: Eduardo Alonso brings you a virtual blow-by-blow view of the action in Curitiba, Brazil.
"The Shooter's Shooter" Mike McNeil takes us you to Montreal, Quebec for UCC 7: Bad Boys.
Wondering what's happened Jeff Blatnick? He's moved behind the scenes, but remains in the game. Find out what the Olympic Gold Medalist has been up to.
We travel to Japan for coverage of 2 Pro Shooto events.
Wanna know how Murilo Rua got the nickname "Ninja"? Find out that and lots more about this fast-rising young Brazilian MMA star in this candid interview.
Coverage of BAMA's Fight Night 16.
Alex Stiebling is on a 2-month training road trip. This month we bring you the first installment in the Road Warrior's Diary
Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther discusses Conditioning for the Competitive Fighter.
Shonie Carter BioFile: everything from his funniest fighting memory (a semi-strip tease during a fight) to his favorite meal (Double burger & fries with a pink lemonade & Sprite mix).
Fight fans talk about their picks for Fighter of the Year for 2001.
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Matt Hume and Aaron Riley demonstrate a Biceps Crush Reversal technique; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Proper Use of the Timing Bag (aka double-end bag).
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