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[FITSPO] Kirstie Gannaway of Evolve MMA

Only about less than a year ago, I met Kirstie Gannaway for the first time at Evolve MMA when she was first signed to the Evolve Fight Team. The news was not out officially yet and I was the first to interview her, as well as photograph her. She had the entire package – the […]

10 best ONE FC debuts of 2014

By Chris Zahar Every year, fighters from all over the globe enter the ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) cage to achieve their dreams of mixed martial arts (MMA) stardom. Some of these brave men and women lose their first match, while others manage to win their debuts but not the audience’s attention and fancy. However, […]

Gearing up for the throwdown: Behind-the-scenes at ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS

All you see at ONE Championship (ONE FC), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, is a rousing event where some of the most highly-trained athletes in the world give their all in the quest to become champions. But did you know how much work actually goes into making sure performing is all they have […]

5 common misconceptions about MMA fighters

Three-time middleweight world champion and Vice President of ONE FC Rich Franklin talks about the five common misconceptions about MMA fighters When I am introduced to someone as a professional fighter, I love seeing them mentally rework the perceived notion they had of a mixed martial artist. Simply, I don’t fall into the category of […]

Unsung Heroes: the ONE FC medical team

By Deborah Rowe Although they remain unseen in the shadows at cageside, the medical team at ONE Championship (ONE FC) is keeping alert at all times throughout the action-packed fight night. While everyone else in the packed arena is allowing themselves to absorb the action, the medical team has their eyes carefully glued on the […]

Best shots of ONE FC 2014

2014, I was really lucky to get the role of ONE Fighting Championship’s (ONE FC) official photographer. 11 different events we went and here are my Top 10 best shots from the 2014 season: 1. ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY (Manila, December 2014) – Timofey Nastyukhin knocked Eduard Folayang out with a vicious flying knee on […]

Geared up to fight… with Stephen Langdown

ONE Fighting Championship bantamweight Stephen Langdown takes us through the full set of gear he uses for his training and fights. MMA Gloves: Used for sparring and pad work in MMA; used for MMA fights Boxing Gloves: Used for sparring and pad work in boxing and Muay Thai Hand Wraps: Worn under boxing gloves to […]

Juicing with Rich Franklin

3x Middleweight World Champion and MMA superstar Rich Franklin talks about juicing or blending your foods to accomplish your nutritional needs Text by Rich Franklin, photos by Cheryl Tay I eat for fuel, not taste. How did I arrive at such a nutritional philosophy? I took a nutritional class as a high school elective credit, […]

[PHOTOSHOOT] Caros Fodor in Cambodia

Pardon me, when I first saw American mixed martial artist Caros Fodor, I thought he holds a resemblance to Formula 1 two-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Ok, Hammie is smaller but there is a slight resemblance – I insist! Anyway, these are a few behind-the-scene shots of his shadow boxing for the walkout video, taken […]

Rich Franklin: How to be a champion in life

Three-time Middleweight World Champion in mixed martial arts and ONE Fighting Championship‘s Vice President, Rich Franklin shares important lessons on how to be a champion in life, and not just within the sport. Here are five tips from the man himself: 1) Don’t confuse goals with motivation Know the difference between your goals and your motivation – […]