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<ul><li><p>MARCH 2012 3.95</p><p>www.fightersmag.co.uk</p><p>144</p><p>THEMMASHOWBRINGING MMA ANDMARTIAL ARTS TO LIFE THE NEC BIRMINGHAM12th &amp; 13th MAY 2012</p><p>Plus... Nate Marquardt Severs Ties with BAMMA &gt;&gt;&gt; UFC on Fox 2 Reviewed &amp; UFC Sweden Previewed!</p><p>Dont Burn Yourself Out - Be Ready to Fight!Will Brock Lesnar Return to The WWE?</p><p>and Much, Much More!</p><p>K-1 - MMA - KICKBOXING - MUAY THAI - BOXING</p><p>its</p><p>Hits The NEC</p><p>in May!See Some o</p><p>f The Biggest </p><p>Names in MMA!</p></li><li><p>THQ001/01</p></li><li><p>THQ001/01</p></li><li><p>Welcome to this months edition of Fighters magazine, your number one magazine for everything from the world of full contact sports and do we have some news for YOU!</p><p>This month, as always we have a great mix of MMA, Muay Thai, K1 and Wrestling for you to feast your eyes over. </p><p>But before we detail what we have in this issue, I would like to let you in on something that we have been working on behind the scenes, something that has never been done before in the UK and will make your year! </p><p>Over the weekend of May the 12th and 13th at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham we will launch The MMA Show Live and it will run in its own huge Hall alongside the hugely successful The Martial Arts Show Live!</p><p>The weekend will be made up of: 5 interactive areas that will allow you to train with some of the MMA Worlds biggest names (approximately 50 of them)! There will also be a huge stage arena where you can ask all of our stars any questions that you wish! There will be a purpose built autograph area where you will be able to gain autographs and have your photographs taken with the stars and an enclosed purpose built Platinum VIP area where (if you but one of our limited platinum VIP passes) you will be able to hang out with all of our massive superstar guest list!!! But be sure to book your VIP Platinum tickets soon as they are limited and they will sell fast once you discover just who we have coming. You can stay ahead of the pack by visiting www.theMMA showlive.com for all the latest news!!!</p><p>We know that tickets will sell fast so make sure you get yours sooner rather than later, especially the Platinum VIP tickets as they are limited to 500. Remember, we will have 50 plus of the MMA Worlds biggest names (K1, UFC, Pride, BAMMA etc . . ) but for now here are 4 names to whet your appetite: UFC fighters Kenny Florian and Simeon Thoresen, BAMMA Middleweight Champion Tom Kong Watson, UFC, PRIDE and DREAM veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Ian The Machine Freeman. Just wait until we release the rest of our guest list . . . you aint seen nothing yet!</p><p>As always we have all the latest from the Octagon as we round up all the results since our last edition came out. We also have a full review of UFC on Fox 2, the organisations latest foray into network television in the States. There was plenty to talk about at this event, especially for Mike The Count Bisping in a somewhat controversial fight against brash American Chael Sonnen, go to page 8 to see what all the fuss was about.</p><p>Staying with the UFC, we review their next big two events, UFC 144 and UFC Sweden. UFC 144 marks the companies first return to Japan since 2001. Headlining this event is a Lightweight Title bout between current champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson. As well as a full preview of the event we had our guy across the pond, Bryan Levick catch up with the man given the task of dethroning one of the best pound for pound champs, Ben Henderson. Find out how Henderson has been preparing for the big fight, life inside the Octagon and what he gets up to in his spare time. We also caught up with our very own Vaughan Lee before his own fight at the same event. The Birmingham based fighter will be taking on a Japanese MMA legend in the form of Nori Kid Yamamoto. Vaughan really will be travelling into the belly of the beast to face one of the home fans favourites.</p><p>What does it really take to win a fight: Technique, Strength, Cardio? With the emphasis on Thai Boxing Rakesh Sondhi and Owen Comrie delve deeper into this issue and give us an insight into their TVP Framework. A framework which looks at all the aspects of what you need to become a great fighter.</p><p>Have you ever trained so hard that you have burned yourself out? Or have you been worried about training to hard to avoid the same outcome? Is too much training bad for you or is too little too much? One of our regular team writers Glenn Shelford, gives us his thoughts on this issue.</p><p>Theres plenty more to read about in this issue, so carry on, enjoy and we will see you once again next month for another action packed issue of Fighters magazine.</p><p>PS Make sure you book your tickets for The MMA Show Live or you will kick yourself and that could be as painful as missing out at this event!</p><p>Editorial 6 Newsline10 UFConFox2</p><p>EvansSetsHisSightsonLayingBonestoRest</p><p>12 PsychologicallySpeakingWithDoctorJohnOConnor</p><p>16 EbonieJonesSmallPackages,BigPunches</p><p>18 UFC144TheAnswerFacesHisBiggestQuestioninJapan</p><p>20 TraininginThailand26 TVPForThaiBoxing</p><p>AnIntroduction32 BensonHenderson</p><p>ItsShowtime@UFC14436 TheDirtyDozenWith...</p><p>Hannah&amp;HollyBlossom40 TheMainEvent</p><p>AMuayThaiShowofEpicProportions</p><p>44 UFCSwedenGustafssonvsNogueira</p><p>46 GettingtoKnow...TheAbyss</p><p>48 TotalLeadershipDevelopingLeadershipThroughCombatSport</p><p>54 WillBrockLesnarRejoinWWE?</p><p>58 WrestlingNewsByTeddyG.</p><p>60 VaughanLeeTakingonaLegend@UFC144</p><p>62 LegendsofTheCageChuckTheIcemanLiddell</p><p>66 TimeOutMakeSureYouDoNotBurnYourselfOut</p><p>68 SorryAboutYourDamnedLuckByTeddyG.</p><p>72 AngeloDundeeTrainerofChampions</p><p>78 UFCRound-Up80 ForumFightNight</p><p>fightersmag.co.ukPUBLISHER/EDITOR IN CHIEF</p><p>Paul S. Cliftonpaul@martialartsinprint.com</p><p>SENIOR DESIGNERKevin Thompson</p><p>GRAPHIC DESIGNERHadley AustinWEBMASTER</p><p>Nick HarleyADVERTISING/SALES EXECUTIVE</p><p>Jan Harley 0121-351-6930 fighters@btconnect.com</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHYCarrie Austin 07716266854IRISH MMA SUB EDITOR</p><p>Thomas McCulloughUK THAI SUB EDITOR</p><p>Dan Green UK MMA SUB EDITOR</p><p>Rob NutleyUK BJJ SUB EDITOR</p><p>Carl FisherUK KICKBOXING SUB EDITOR</p><p>Cris Janson-Piers UK BOXING SUB EDITORS</p><p>Luke Calvert, Mark Wilson SmithTHAI / KICKBOXING</p><p>Tony Myers, Shaun Boland, Paul Hennessy, Bob Spour, Neil Holden, Dean Sugden, Carl Emery</p><p>CONTRIBUTORSSteve Dileo, Bryan Levick, Fergus Dullaghan, </p><p>Ben Cartlidge, Teddy Galbally, Craig Bush, Rocki Sondhi, Tommy Thompson</p><p>COVER PICTURECoutesy Zuffa LLC</p><p>HOW TO GET WORK PUBLISHEDDrop us an email at fighters@martialartsinprint.com or give the editorial team a call on 0121 351 6930</p><p>NEWS ITEMSFor all news related items, simply mark your envelope </p><p>FIGHTERS NEWSLINE and together with a photograph (if required) and a covering letter, send it to: FIGHTERS, </p><p>Head Office or E-Mail: fighters.news@btconnect.com</p><p>HEAD OFFICE:Unit 20, Maybrook Business Park, Maybrook Road, </p><p>Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1BE. Tel: 0121 351 6930 E-Mail: fighters.magazine@btconnect.com</p><p>ADVERTISING DETAILSIf you would like to advertise in FIGHTERS email us at </p><p>fighters@martialartsinprint.com to obtain details, deadline dates and costs.</p><p>DISCLAIMERFIGHTERS is published by M.A. Publications Ltd, </p><p>Unit 20, Maybrook Business Park, Maybrook Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1BE. The publishers </p><p>reserve the right to reject editorial and/or advertising material as they see fit. The Publishers accept no responsibility for the return of unsolicited material. However, the Publishers will endeavour to return such matter providing that it is accompanied by a stamped </p><p>addressed envelope. Any material accepted by the Publishers shall be revised or altered should the Publisher deem it necessary to do so. The act of submitting manuscripts and/or materials shall be considered an express warranty that such material is original and in no way infringes upon the rights of others. It is expressly </p><p>forbidden for any part of the magazine to be reported whatsoever without the permission of Editor / Publishers. The views or </p><p>comments expressed in these pages are not necessarily those of the editor or Publisher. Distribution by COMAG.</p><p>No part of this magazine may be produced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form without prior permission. </p><p>Fighters, may not be sold at more than the recomended retail price shown on the cover.SUBSCRIPTION RATES</p><p>To take out a subscription to Fighters, just send your cheque for the correct amount made payable to M.A. Publications ltd. to: </p><p>Subscription Dept. Unit 20, Maybrook Business Park, Maybrook Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1BE. </p><p>or telephone: 0121-351 693012 issues = UK @ 44.95 EUROPE @ 75 (Airmail) </p><p>REST OF WORLD @ 90 (Airmail)</p><p>CONTENTS Page 18 </p><p>FRANKIE EDGAR DEFENDS HIS LIGHTWEIGHT UFC TITLE AGAINST BENSON HENDERSON IN JAPAN </p><p>@ UFC 144</p><p>Page WWW.FIGHTERSMAG.CO.UK FIGHTERS MAGAZINE MARCH 2012 Page </p></li><li><p>Welcome to this months edition of Fighters magazine, your number one magazine for everything from the world of full contact sports and do we have some news for YOU!</p><p>This month, as always we have a great mix of MMA, Muay Thai, K1 and Wrestling for you to feast your eyes over. </p><p>But before we detail what we have in this issue, I would like to let you in on something that we have been working on behind the scenes, something that has never been done before in the UK and will make your year! </p><p>Over the weekend of May the 12th and 13th at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham we will launch The MMA Show Live and it will run in its own huge Hall alongside the hugely successful The Martial Arts Show Live!</p><p>The weekend will be made up of: 5 interactive areas that will allow you to train with some of the MMA Worlds biggest names (approximately 50 of them)! There will also be a huge stage arena where you can ask all of our stars any questions that you wish! There will be a purpose built autograph area where you will be able to gain autographs and have your photographs taken with the stars and an enclosed purpose built Platinum VIP area where (if you but one of our limited platinum VIP passes) you will be able to hang out with all of our massive superstar guest list!!! But be sure to book your VIP Platinum tickets soon as they are limited and they will sell fast once you discover just who we have coming. You can stay ahead of the pack by visiting www.theMMA showlive.com for all the latest news!!!</p><p>We know that tickets will sell fast so make sure you get yours sooner rather than later, especially the Platinum VIP tickets as they are limited to 500. Remember, we will have 50 plus of the MMA Worlds biggest names (K1, UFC, Pride, BAMMA etc . . ) but for now here are 4 names to whet your appetite: UFC fighters Kenny Florian and Simeon Thoresen, BAMMA Middleweight Champion Tom Kong Watson, UFC, PRIDE and DREAM veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Ian The Machine Freeman. Just wait until we release the rest of our guest list . . . you aint seen nothing yet!</p><p>As always we have all the latest from the Octagon as we round up all the results since our last edition came out. We also have a full review of UFC on Fox 2, the organisations latest foray into network television in the States. There was plenty to talk about at this event, especially for Mike The Count Bisping in a somewhat controversial fight against brash American Chael Sonnen, go to page 8 to see what all the fuss was about.</p><p>Staying with the UFC, we review their next big two events, UFC 144 and UFC Sweden. UFC 144 marks the companies first return to Japan since 2001. Headlining this event is a Lightweight Title bout between current champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson. As well as a full preview of the event we had our guy across the pond, Bryan Levick catch up with the man given the task of dethroning one of the best pound for pound champs, Ben Henderson. Find out how Henderson has been preparing for the big fight, life inside the Octagon and what he gets up to in his spare time. We also caught up with our very own Vaughan Lee before his own fight at the same event. The Birmingham based fighter will be taking on a Japanese MMA legend in the form of Nori Kid Yamamoto. Vaughan really will be travelling into the belly of the beast to face one of the home fans favourites.</p><p>What does it really take to win a fight: Technique, Strength, Cardio? With the emphasis on Thai Boxing Rakesh Sondhi and Owen Comrie delve deeper into this issue and give us an insight into their TVP Framework. A framework which looks at all the aspects of what you need to become a great fighter.</p><p>Have you ever trained so hard that you have burned yourself out? Or have you been worried about training to hard to avoid the same outcome? Is too much training bad for you or is too little too much? One of our regular team writers Glenn Shelford, gives us his thoughts on this issue.</p><p>Theres plenty more to read about in this issue, so carry on, enjoy and we will see you once again next month for another action packed issue of Fighters magazine.</p><p>PS Make sure you book your tickets for The MMA Show Live or you will kick yourself and that could be as painful as missing out at this event!</p><p>Editorial 6 Newsline10 UFConFox2</p><p>EvansSetsHisSightsonLayingBonestoRest</p><p>12 PsychologicallySpeakingWithDoctorJohnOConnor</p><p>16 EbonieJonesSmallPackages,BigPunches</p><p>18 UFC144TheAnswerFacesHisBiggestQuestioninJapan</p><p>20 TraininginThailand26 TVPForThaiBoxing</p><p>AnIntroduction32 BensonHenderson</p><p>ItsShowtime@UFC14436 TheDirtyDozenWith...</p><p>Hannah&amp;HollyBlossom40 TheMainEvent</p><p>AMuayThaiShowofEpicProportions</p><p>44 UFCSwedenGustafssonvsNogueira</p><p>46 GettingtoKnow...TheAbyss</p><p>48 TotalLeadershipDevelopingLeadershipThroughCombatSport</p><p>54 WillBrockLesnarRejoinWWE?</p><p>58 WrestlingNewsByTeddyG.</p><p>60 VaughanLeeTakingonaLegend@UFC144</p><p>62 LegendsofTheCageChuckTheIcemanLiddell</p><p>66 TimeOutMakeSureYouDoNotBurnYourselfOut</p><p>68 SorryAboutYourDamnedLuckByTeddyG.</p><p>72 AngeloDundeeTrainerofChampions</p><p>78 UFCRound-Up80 ForumFightNight</p><p>fightersmag.co.ukPUBLISHER/EDITOR IN CHIEF</p><p>Paul S. Cliftonpaul@martialartsinprint.com</p><p>SENIOR DESIGNERKevin Thompson</p><p>GRAPHIC DESIGNERHadley AustinWEBMASTER</p><p>Nick HarleyADVERTISING/SALES EXECUTIVE</p><p>Jan Harley 0121-351-6930 fighters@btconnect.com</p><p>PHOTOGRAPHYCarrie Austin 07716266854IRISH MMA SUB EDITOR</p><p>Thomas McCulloughUK THAI SUB EDITOR</p><p>Dan Green UK MMA SUB EDITOR</p><p>Rob NutleyUK BJJ SUB EDITOR</p><p>Carl FisherUK KICKBOXING SUB EDITOR</p><p>Cris Janson-Piers UK BOXING SUB EDITORS</p><p>Luke Calvert, Mark Wilson SmithTHAI / KICKBOXING</p><p>Tony Myers, Shaun Boland, Paul Hennessy, Bob Spour, Neil Holden, Dean Sugden, Carl Emery</p><p>CONTRIBUTORSSteve Dileo, Bryan Levick, Fergus Dullaghan, </p><p>Ben Cartlidge, Teddy Galbally, Craig Bush, Rocki Sondhi, Tommy Thompson</p><p>COVER PICTURECoutesy Zuffa LLC</p><p>HOW TO GET WORK PUBLISHEDDrop us an email at fighters@martialartsinprint.com or give the editorial team a call on 0121 351 6930</p><p>NEWS ITEMSFor all news related items, simply mark your envelope </p><p>FIGHTERS NEWSLINE and together with a photograph (if required) and a covering letter, send it to: FIGHTERS, </p><p>Head Office or E-Mail: fighters.news@btconnect.com</p><p>HEAD OFFICE:Unit 20, Maybrook B...</p></li></ul>