MMA Uncaged Issue #41 Hard Copy


Issue #41 (Mar / Apr 2017) of MMA Uncaged featuring Daniel Cormier, Brad Pickett and much more…



MMA Bites
The Warriors come out to play! This April, the cast of 1979 cult classic make their way to the UK for the first time. To coincide with this Michael Beck shares his memories shooting this timeless movie and its famous action scenes…

Addicted On The Road’s big cheese and man-of-much-MMA-knowledge, Ben Farrelly looks at the the MMA Media Game with MMA journalists coming and going quicker than the promotions themselves. Why is this?

With the big fight taking place at the 02 on March 4th our quick chat this month is with David Haye and Tony Bellew.

Last year the world of MMA was pretty amazing therefore Andy Sledge, a man who is opinionated and swears a lot, lets us know what this year has in store.

MMA Uncaged chats with Photoshop Steve (a guy who Photoshops pics of Facebook friends) to discuss his creative process and just where the line is that can’t be crossed!

Talking Points
To train or not to train? That is the question?… A question ‘The Gentleman’ Dan Movahedi is often asked is ‘Do former fighters make better referees?’ Here he gives his views.

Too much to lose…
As Bryony Tyrell embarks on her weight cut for her fourth professional MMA fight she feels a sense of impending doom. She has to drop from 57.5kgs to 52kgs. Here she discusses the process.

Fresh Produce
MMA Uncaged takes a look at some of the latest MMA products making waves. This issue the phone charging shaker bottle is here! ProMiXX launches its revolutionary miixr and Andrew Zerling’s ‘Sumo for Mixed Martial Arts: Winning Clinches, Takedowns & Tactics’ book.

Be It

Wrestling Demons
Daniel Ryan Cormier, more commonly known as ‘DC’, is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and the third best pound-for-pound fighter in the organisation. He sat down with Fiaz Rafiq for a conversation about his immediate plans for 2017.

Joanne Doyle
At this Euros a matter of weeks ago, Team UK fielded a strong team that managed to bring home a decent haul of medals. However, it was the only female fighter in Joanne Doyle who managed to secure a gold. Jay Furness profiles.

Harry Shoebridge
Chris Emmanuel talks to the crown prince of MMA Harry Shoebridge – a man at the head of a new breed of promoters who have global aspirations for their fight promotions.

Mr Bag & Tag
Chris Emmanuel catches up with Nathan Jones to discuss rivalries and his pursuit of the BAMMA Welterweight World Title.

Nathen Long
After waking from a coma, Nathen Long, known as ‘The 9 Finger Nightmare’ and with a trademark red mohawk, was determined to get back to his usual self. Emma Bramford caught up with him as he prepares for his first bout since his recovery.

Brad Pickett
Brad Pickett will step into the world famous UFC Octagon for the last time. Pickett has decided to go out on home soil, on his terms at UFC Fight Night 107, as he calls time on his 12-year fight career. Emma Bramford profiles this true pioneer of the sport.

The SBG Hunter
Chris Emmanuel finds out what aptly named SBG Hunter, Joe McColgan plans to do next since his shock victory over Peter Queally has raised him from obscurity.

Josh Plant
Josh Plant wants to be the best he can be as he is about to embark on his professional debut on Golden Ticket Fight Promotions 4 against Lawrence Tracey, but who is he? Chris Emmanuel finds out.

MMA Pioneers
We continue our series of interviews with the pioneers of MMA who helped shape the sport into its current form with a conversation with the first American to win the World Light-Heavy Weight Shooto title, Erik Paulson.

Big Joe Egan
It’s hard being the toughest white man on the planet for Ireland’s Joe Egan – boxer, landlord, convict and Mike Tyson’s best mate. He shares his experiences and thoughts pertinent to MMA with Fiaz Rafiq.

Train It

Tully’s Techniques
This month’s Tully’s Techniques, Mick Tully and his own BJJ Professor and dear friend Neil Simkin demonstrate Guard-to- Footlock via Kneebar.

Blackledge Techniques
Tom Blackledge, a UFC and M-1 veteran who has coached all around the world – takes a look at two different set ups for Kneebars from both on top and underneath positions.

Maximum Impact
Michael Warren looks at strength training that will help you become a better fighter as well as increasing confidence and those two combinations can have a drastic and devastating effect inside the octagon.

Coach Vik
Vik Hothi looks at improving the joint and connective tissues, which are taking a battering because they are not conditioned enough (if at all) to keep up with the athlete’s new found strength and conditioning.

MMA Uncaged’s new nutritionist Yiannis Fleming takes a look at the dreaded weight-cut plus Fighter’s Cookbook looks at the bitter truth about sugar.

Live It

Fight Photos
We continue our series of articles looking behind the lens at the work of the men and women who travel the country in pursuit of the perfect fight image. This month Scott Griffiths of SG Fight Photography.

Combate Americas
Amy Kaplan reports on Combate 10 as it debuted its first official fight card in Mexico City and finds out if it was more than anyone could have hoped for.

Tanko 3
Ian Butlin reviews the latest Tanko FC event Tanko 3.

ACB 54
Bryan Lacey previews ACB’s second foray onto UK shores with ACB 54: Supersonic.

Blind Folded Boxing
The first rule of ‘Blind Folded Boxing’ is ‘No Peeking’. Stu Armstrong takes a look at this once huge sport deemed dead and buried that lives on with ‘Sight Club’.