Jackson, Winkeljohn ‘Breaking Bad’

By: Mike Fridley
Jun 25, 2013

“Mixed martial arts is like a laboratory with a lot of big ideas. I’m cooking up strategies for fighters, and together we’re cooking it all up in the best sport on the planet.” -- Greg Jackson

Featuring a photo shoot as an homage to Emmy Award-winning TV show “Breaking Bad,” July 2’s issue of Fighters Only Magazine highlights a story of an unlikely partnership that results in life-changing and game-changing results in Albuquerque, N.M.

The interview, whilst playing off the “Breaking Bad” theme, goes into detail about both coaches’ past, their journeys into the sport and also their goals for the future. It tackles Winkeljohn’s initial reluctance to step into the limelight, and reviews the evolution of their New Mexico fight camp.

Both men take turns to also discuss the careers of John Dodson, Holly Holm, Jon Jones, Cub Swanson, Carlos Condit, Georges St. Pierre and more.

Also included in July 2’s issue, the Fighters Only team talks at length with Vitor Belfort on a number of pressing topics:

Belfort on TRT:

“My condition has been diagnosed by many doctors and cleared by everybody. But because of the level of performance I am having people are asking these questions. But believe me, it is all just technique. It’s training and hard work. But it’s hard for people to admit that a guy of my age can perform so much better than these guys who are, like, 26."

“I don’t cheat. I don’t cut corners. I get asked about my diet; I don’t have a diet. I have a style of life. I choose to eat a certain way. I don’t diet. I’m very happy to be doing what I am doing, and if that includes taking blood or doing tests then I will do that. People don’t know that I was getting tested week after week, people don’t know that, the press don’t know that. But I was dropping blood right up until after the fight.”

Belfort on Jon Jones

“I’m focused only on me only, nobody else. But the rematch I really like would be me and Jon [Jones]. I’ll happily make that declaration. In our first fight, on that day, I just wasn’t there, I wasn’t switched on. And as for Jon, I just don’t think he’s that strong or that tough. Don’t get me wrong, I think he is the best fighter in the UFC right now, and he comes with a lot of momentum behind him. But I know I have all the tools to beat him next time."

The September 2013 issue of Fighters Only Magazine goes on sale in the U.S. and Canada July 2. It’s also available online via iTunes Newsstand, Kindle and Zinio. Visit www.fightersonlymag.com for subscription details.

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