As mixed martial arts has continued to evolve and develop, more and more athletes are taking cues from their counterparts in other sports and transforming their pursuit of greatness in the cage into a year-round lifestyle.Just as NHLers went from following a game with a round of wobbly pops in the dressing room to riding stationary bikes and staying close to game shape 365 days of the year, many fighters have turned the clean diets and healthy choices that dominate their training camps into everyday activities, eschewing junk food and guilty pleasures for options that will help them, not hinde … Read the Full Article Here

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The city of Detroit is an American institution. The Midwestern industrial hub was the birthplace of the automobile industry at the turn of the 20th century and the rhythm of machine presses and assembly lines became the foundation to the soundtrack of a nation’s growth.The mechanical constructs of “Motor City” would inspire – and eventually give way to -generations of individuals who would take Detroit’s blue collar essence and “anything is possible” mentality, and use it to craft their own version of expression. Suddenly, cars weren’t the only thing coming out of Northern Michigan, as music b … Read the Full Article Here

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For the past two decades, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has transformed himself in every sense of the word. He morphed from Canadian Football League castoff into one of the most popular professional wrestlers of all time, and then into the most bankable star in Hollywood. Along the way, he has matched his career gains in sheer physical size. As a teen growing up in Hawaii, Johnson fell in love with the weight room. His singular talents as an entertainer are unequivocal, but he owes no small part of his success to his dedication to the iron. Seeing Johnson on the silver screen, it’s easy to overloo … Read the Full Article Here

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Steven Siler just wanted to be on television. So as soon as he saw mixed martial arts on a local station, he decided that was his ticket.“I thought it looked really cool, so I said why not take up this fighting thing that I could make extra money with while I was working,” he laughs.So he did, making his pro debut in April of 2005 with a split decision win over Samuel Hewitt. And Siler kept fighting, losing his next bout against Olly Bradstreet via first-round TKO. He would fight Bradstreet three more times, ending up with a 1-3 record (he did win the last one though). Kawaika Kauwe got the ca … Read the Full Article Here

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After almost a year on the shelf recovering from a torn ACL, “Notorious” Conor McGregor returned at Fight Night Dublin and looked as good as ever. The budding Irish superstar finished Diego Brandao in the first round, sending a message to the entire featherweight division.The voting media members in the official UFC rankings were obviously impressed with McGregor, voting him up two spots into the top 10 for the first time in his career. > Check Out The Complete New UFC RankingsNotorious, who passed Jeremy Stephens and Dennis Bermudez, who is set to face Clay Guida this Saturday in San … Read the Full Article Here

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NOTORIOUS C.M.G.There was almost a feeling leading up to Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event in Dublin that local hero Conor McGregor couldn’t possibly live up to the hype he created. An arena sold out in minutes, reams of copy written about the Dubliner, and endless obligations for the featherweight prospect. But “The Notorious One” pulled it off, not just beating a tough opponent in Diego Brandao, but doing it in a way that left his fans satisfied and the critics silent, if only for a moment. There will be those who are still unconvinced that McGregor is as good as he thinks he is, but jus … Read the Full Article Here

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