The gym has really changed since my younger years. Back then I’d talk to other guys about sports and women. Now? Well, we still talk about women, but it seems that people are more interested in talking technology than they are sports. (Jeremy Lin excepted.) That’s fine by me, of course. The other day at the gym, while hitting the heavy bag, I was talking with someone about MMA apps. MMA apps? I asked. What could they really do? The guy then instructed me to download the MMA Zone app and see for myself. Now I get what he’s talking about. This is one useful Android app. No, the app will not teach you Brazilian jiujitsu. It will, however, hit you with a constant MMA fix. In the Market it’s called All In One MMA, and that’s really what it is. It hits MMA from all angles: news about the professionals, gear reviews — and a store — plus videos and other useful resources. It’s damn useful for entrenched MMA fans, and absolute must-have for newbies. The training section is the most useful and practical part of the app. It contains reams of articles from Martial Art Book writer Craight Lightner. While you can visit the website for most of these training tips, having them available on your Android makes them even better. They can be inspirational when on the way to the gym. You can also pick up pointers from each article that help you keep your workout fresh. The meat of the app comes from the gear. There are three sections that play into this. The video section is the most useful for research. It contains videos demonstrating many MMA products. You can then head over to Reviews, where you’ll see well-written opinions of some serious MMA gear. And finally, you can shop right from the app, picking the products that met your standards. And, of course, no MMA app would be complete without a news reel. It’s an easy way to stay on top of MMA news and opinions. Even if you don’t use the other sections (yes, there are some MMA fans who don’t participate), the news feed is always there to bring you the latest news. It’s updated pretty frequently, too, so you’ll rarely be left without something to read. Best of all, the MMA Zone app is free. You can download it from the Android Market.