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Daniel Cormier Believes Defeating Dan Henderson Is the Final Step to Title Shot

There is an ingrained level of respect shared between athletes who compete across the spectrum of sports. This certainly rings true when it comes to wrestling, but that element is uniquely amplified among those who have traveled the workman's path because only another wrestler truly knows the sacrifice and perseverance the sport demands. Show More Summary

The Obsessions of Jon Jones

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's 8:45 in the morning, and I'm standing in the lobby of the famed Jackson/Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts gym. Photos of the gym's fighters through the years line the walls, and the gray reception desk is covered with boxes and mail. Jackson/Winkeljohn is not what you expect a famous gym to look like. Show More Summary

Ryan Bader vs. Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante Agreed Upon for UFC 174

UFC 174 continues expanding and is now adding a light heavyweight tilt between The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner Ryan Bader and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante. The bout was first reportedShow More Summary

Jon Jones Open to Superfight with Chuck Liddell

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell has been keeping himself in the news a lot lately, and a lot of that has been focused on current 205-pound champion Jon Jones. Jones appeared on UFC Tonight and had some kind but pointed...Show More Summary

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Betting Odds and Predictions

For the first time ever, the UFC will bring its traveling circus to Baltimore on Saturday night, and the best fighter in the world is coming along for the ride. Jon Jones has not competed since a narrow win over Alexander Gustafsson in September. Show More Summary

UFC 172: Joseph Benavidez out to Re-Establish His Footing in Flyweight Division

When examining the ranks of the UFC's flyweight division, the position in which Joseph Benavidez currently finds himself is certainly a complex one. The former title challenger and Team Alpha Male staple is easily one of the elite in...Show More Summary

UFC Should Let Good Sense Prevail over Profit, Book Gina Carano vs. Miesha Tate

Let’s all say it together: Ugh. Not to be the bearer of soul-crushing news, but the tea leaves indicate a long-rumored, much-decried fight between Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano may still be in the offing. Despite the UFC’s good and proper...Show More Summary

Jones vs. Teixeira: Predicting UFC 172 Main Event and Entire Fight Card

The excitement for the entire UFC 172 fight card is through the roof, but many mixed martial arts fans are most anticipating the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship match between defending champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira. ThisShow More Summary

Dana White Confirms Anderson Silva Will Return End of This Year or Early 2015

There is still no concrete date set for Anderson Silva's return to the Octagon, but it appears "The Spider" certainly will fight again under the UFC banner. This news was confirmed by UFC President Dana White on Tuesday when he addressed the issue on ESPN's SportsCenter. Show More Summary

Dana White Confirms Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier at UFC 173

UFC President Dana White appeared on Wednesday's afternoon edition of SportsCenter to confirm a UFC 173 co-main event showdown between light heavyweight standouts Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier. Ranked No. 6 and No. 5 in the division,...Show More Summary

Chuck Liddell: I Hate the 'WWE-Type Stuff' Chael Sonnen Uses to Promote Fights

UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell was never opposed to hyping his fights, but he would typically prefer to let his fists do the talking inside the Octagon. Therefore, it should come as little surprise "The Iceman" is no fan of three-time...Show More Summary

UFC 172: Complete Fight Card and Predictions for Saturday's PPV

Headlined by the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship main event between defending champion Jon Jones and challenger Glover Teixeira, Saturday’s UFC 172 pay-per-view is shaping up to be one of the best shows of 2014. The fight card is so much more than the main event, though, as the company has bolstered this PPV in order to draw the fans in. Show More Summary

TUF 19: A Full Breakdown of Every Fighter

The Ultimate Fighter 19 is off and running, with the elimination round already occurring. After some awesome fights and some crazy finishes, we are down to eight middleweights and eight light heavyweights. Coaches BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar have already formed their teams. Show More Summary

UFC 172 Odds Favor Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira, Davis Chalk vs. Johnson

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be looking for his 11th straight victory when he enters the Octagon on Saturday at UFC 172 to take on top contender Glover Teixeira. Jones, currently a minus-550 UFC 172 betting favoriteShow More Summary

Phil Davis Needs a Signature Win at UFC 172

Phil Davis will step inside the Octagon for the 11th time on Saturday at UFC 172, and it will be his most important fight as a professional fighter. He is in desperate need of a victory if he hopes to stay a credible challenger for the UFC's light heavyweight strap. The Penn State graduate began his professional career 4-0. Show More Summary

UFC 172: Jon Jones Needs to Win and Then Get to Calling Someone Out

Jon Jones is a pretty good troll. That's not really a secret to anyone. Shameful potential homophobia notwithstanding — the plausible deniability of which was the only thing to save him from a full-blown PR poopstorm — when he decides he's going to engage people, he gets plenty of attention for it. He's not smooth or suave, but he sure is grating. Show More Summary

Andre 'Touchy' Fili and the Best Nicknames in the UFC Right Now

Being clever in today's mixed martial arts world is often detrimental in successfully promoting one's career. Whether it's hitting the social media boards or verbally assassinating an opponent in front of millions of fans, fighters have...Show More Summary

UFC 172: Who's on the Hot Seat?

At UFC 172, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will attempt to defend his belt a seventh consecutive time in a bout with Glover Teixeira. By beating the Brazilian, Jones would move within three wins of tying former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for a UFC record of 10 straight title defenses. Show More Summary

Chuck Liddell Thinks Glover Teixeira Will Finish Jon Jones Early at UFC 172

As one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, former light heavyweight kingpin Chuck Liddell commands a certain amount of respect around these parts. Liddell has always been a fan favorite, full of honest and strict opinions about the fight game. Show More Summary

Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox and Her Slowly Fading 15 Minutes of Fame

Fallon Fox's fifteen minutes of fame was inevitable the moment she got a phone call that changed everything. It should have been a time for celebration, a dinner to celebrate the launch of something new. Fox, in just her second professional...Show More Summary

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