UFC Magazine Australia
Monday, February 20, 2012


By Adam Williams

UFC president Dana White has done more to make the sport of mixed martial arts a global success than any man alive.

In the new issue of UFC Magazine Australia that hits newsstands February 20, White gives his most revealing interview yet, describing the craziness of the early days and his big, big plans for the future—including an MMA World Cup.

Brutally honest as always, 'The Prez' tackles subjects such as employees who think they know better, pay-per-view piracy and the parasites who try to attach themselves to champion fighters.

Elsewhere in the mag, Strikeforce women's champ Miesha Tate chats to us about her upcoming title defence against judo prodigy Ronda Rousey.

Ahead of the flyweight tournament at UFC Sydney on March 3, competitors Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson share their stories and predict how the historic tourney will go down.

And heavyweight powerhouse Travis Browne reveals his thoughtful side, promising that his ground game is even better than his stand-up.

Bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz and challenger Urijah Faber talk about continuing their feud on the upcoming Season 15 of The Ultimate Fighter.

Homegrown hero Kyle Noke explains how he's made it as a top fighter overseas - and what it has cost him.

Another member of the UFC Sydney line-up, Martin Kampmann, discusses his hits and near misses and why this main event bout is crucial to his career.

Plus, Xtreme Couture grappling coach Neil Melanson share his amazing story of how devotion to martial arts helped him overcome a devastating rare illness.

In a special feature that will have would-be MMA fighters riveted, journalist Adam Thompson gives himself 18 weeks to learn everything he needs to know for his first bout in the cage! Along with his team of star trainers, he explains every aspect of his program, from wrestling to weight loss.

And if that wasn't enough, we get expert advice from kickboxing legends John Wayne Parr and Ray Sefo, as well as catching up with surfer Kelly Slater, footballer Ali Abbas and comedian Chris Franklin.

Read all this and heaps more in the latest issue of UFC Magazine Australia, on sale February 20.

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