FIGHT! subscribers are already receiving their copies of the latest release and I’m hearing word that it’s already appearing on newsstands. It officially hits the streets on Sept. 25. When I was in LA, I was able to pick up a copy and read the mag cover-to-cover during my long as flight home.
I liked the first issue (yes, I am biased) but thought the second issue was even better. I mean, just look at the bad ass cover:
I wanted to let all the 5 Oz. supports know that I have two articles in the mag. One is a piece on the “Top Ten Feuds in MMA” and the second is a full-feature on Ted Erhardt’s new Team Takedown concept in which he’s putting fighters on salary in hopes of turning former standout amateur wrestlers into MMA champions.
Of course, there’s a ton of other good stuff in there including an inside look at Greg Jackson’s camp and the debut of Jason “Mayhem” Miller’s column.
There’s also a nice, tasteful pictorial of Anne Rivera, who is also known as “The Mickey’s Girl.” I met her when I was at UFC 74 because Dann from MMAjunkie.com is friends with her. She seemed like a pretty rad chick. I even saw Dann steal a kiss off of her too! No joke. Dann’s a pimp.
The FIGHT! guys are already working on their next mag and I have my next assignment but I need your help. The theme of the article is the “Biggest turning points in MMA history.”
For example, a major turning point for MMA was when the Fertittas and Dana White bought the UFC from SEG. Or, when Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin had that awesome fight during the TUF 1 finale.
Basically, it includes a lot of “What If” scenarios of what happened by certain events and what could have happened (like if Kurt Angle chose to go into MMA right out of the Olympics).
So please, let me know what you think are the biggest turning points in MMA history.