In this issue…
The Recovery of an "Axe Murderer" – Wanderlei Silva talks about his recent surgery and the road to recovery. He also has a few choice words about Tito Ortiz… "I’m going to get him and deform his face."
Rewind 2002: MMA, the Year in Review – 2002 was a big year for the sport, look back with us at the happenings throughout the year.
We announce FCF’s 2002 Fighter of the Year
PRIDE.24: Cold Fury III – Fighting in Fukuoka.
Matt Hume returns to action in HOOKnSHOOT‘s Absolute Fighting Championship.
Luis "Limao" Heredia: meet Rickson Gracie’s Right Hand Man.
"If it were not because of me, the Gracies would be selling bananas in a public market." — Carlson Gracie…. Relia Gracie, daughter of Carlos Gracie talks about her upcoming book and says she will "tell the true history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu."
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye rings in the New Year at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
UFC star BJ Penn tries his hand at promoting with Rumble on the Rock in Hilo, Hawaii.
This month’s SHOOTO Report covers SHOOTO’s year-end show at NK Hall in Chiba, Japan.
Ring of Combat II hits the Meadowlands in New Jersey with a triple-treat of martial arts… MMA, Muay Thai and American Kickboxing.
MMA’s popularity continues in Great Britain with Cagewarriors: Fists of Fury and Extreme Brawl
SHOOTO Hawaii: Alpha kicks up some sand in Maui, Hawaii.
Though he’s gone for a few years largely unnoticed, fighter Jeff Curran is finally getting some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
BAMA’s Fight Night 19 gives up-and-comers (and the fans) a taste of action.
STORM Muay Thai returns in Curitiba, Brazil – brutal action in the beautiful Opera de Arame.
In his continuing series, Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther brings us his Drug-Free Training: Priming the Anabolic Environment – Part 2.
Matt "The Terror" Serra BioFile: Matt recalls fighting in a Toughman Tournament where he was announced as the "Weightlifting Pizza Boy from Long Island".
Fight fans give their picks for favorite fights, fighters, fight promotions and events of 2002.
In our monthly columns…
In Matt Hume‘s techniques, Jason Brudvik & Brad Kertson demonstrate a Triangle Leg Sweep; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Feigning Retreat.
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