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Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: Complete Timeline of Their Beef

You might think it all started in August, when that little modular stage groaned under the anger of the planet's two baddest light heavyweights, one steaming toward the other, with only a goggle-eyed PR rep and the restrictions of civilian...Show More Summary

UFC 182: Jon Jones Comfortable in 'Bad Guy' Role Versus Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones is no stranger to having labels attached to his name. Throughout his meteoric rise to the top of mixed martial arts, the 27-year-old phenom has been a lightning rod of attention, drawing immense amounts of praise for the skills he's shown inside the Octagon, and criticism for the way he's carried himself outside of the cage. Show More Summary

Brock Lesnar Is Still Big Business After All These Years

There is a short list of athletes who can step away from the fight game and instantly become the hottest topic of discussion when there's a mere mention of them possibly, maybe, perhaps making a return. Fedor Emelianenko, the great Russian heavyweight. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 58 Results: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

Following a strong effort against Chris Weidman in July, Lyoto Machida took his first step last Saturday toward a rematch with the champion. It took Machida 62 seconds to put C.B. Dollaway down. The Dragon landed a brutal kick to Dollaway...Show More Summary

MMA in 2014: The Worst Robberies

It was a long, crazy year of fights in mixed marital arts. Simply put, 2014 was busy and had no shortage of decisions left in the hands of the judges. Most of the time, the judges got it right. However, like we've seen in so many cases,...Show More Summary

UFC in 2014: What We Learned from the Year That Was

2014 was not the best year for MMA. In particular, it wasn ’t the best year for the UFC, but as goes the biggest tree in the forest, so goes the rest of the forest. It was a bizarre year rife with injuries, discontent among fighters and fans and even the occasional bout of litigation being threatened (or pending). Show More Summary

Report: WWE Preparing for Brock Lesnar to Return to MMA

According to insiders in the WWE, Brock Lesnar 's days as a professional wrestler may be winding down, and his days as a UFC heavyweight contender may just be starting back up. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter...Show More Summary

Jones vs. Cormier Preview: Predicting Ways the Fight Might End

It’s a rare occurrence when high expectations are met, let alone surpassed; yet that is what we expect from the upcoming bout at UFC 182 between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. On January 3, 2015, the Light Heavyweight title is on theShow More Summary

Brock Lesnar: Tempering Expectations on a Potential UFC Return

It’s looking more and more likely: Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC. His present employers in the world of staged combat are preparing to lose the former heavyweight champion back to MMA if reports are to be believed, and it’sShow More Summary

MMA in 2014: Biggest Breakthrough Performances

For what the sport had at its disposal, 2014 was a fairly competitive and entertaining epoch for mixed martial arts as a whole. Injuries certainly played a role in prohibiting a higher degree of excellence, but the handful of elite fighters...Show More Summary

Former TUF Competitor Doug Sparks Arrested on Rape, Criminal Confinement Charges

Former The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 contestant Doug Sparks found himself locked in a county jail in Indiana on Saturday after allegedly committing several crimes in Bloomington, per a report by Yahoo Sports. Sparks reportedly forced...Show More Summary

MMA in 2014: The Real Winners and Losers

You can't take the sum total of an entire year, tie it up in a box and slap one label on it. Life is too complicated for such a simple procedure. Something's bound to break or ooze its way out. So it is for mixed martial arts. It's easy...Show More Summary

Scott Coker: Bellator MMA Officially Pursuing Brock Lesnar

According to Scott Coker, Viacom is serious about investing in MMA and is prepared to show that by making a strong run at soon-to-be free agent Brock Lesnar. Speaking with Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com, the Bellator MMA presidentShow More Summary

White Elephant Christmas MMA Edition: Jones, McGregor and CM Punk Exchange Gifts

If you work in a particularly horrid office environment, you may be familiar with the "White Elephant Christmas" tradition. The basics are simple—everyone brings gifts and puts them in a giant pile. You draw a number and pick in order. Everyone brings something. Show More Summary

MMA in 2014: Headlines That Defined the Year

2014 will not go down as an easy year in MMA history. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, it’s difficult to remember another calendar turn when there was such a range of bad news. Cash flow was down, injuries were up, and high-profile arrests seemed weirdly plentiful. As we thunder toward the home stretch, however, hopes remain high for 2015. Show More Summary

T.J. Dillashaw Open to Fighting Jose Aldo or Mighty Mouse, Not Urijah Faber

It has been a crazy week for the bantamweight division and its champion T.J. Dillashaw. Where the reigning 135-pound king was slated to face former long-standing title holder Dominick Cruz in a highly anticipated bout sometime in 2015, those plans were scrapped in a big way when "The Dominator " announced he'd suffered yet another knee injury. Show More Summary

Kron Gracie Wins MMA Debut with 65-Second Submission in Japan

Following in his father's footsteps, Kron Gracie tested his royal Brazilian jiu-jitsu pedigree in a pro MMA bout in Japan, a place where his father Rickson forever solidified his name in the sport's lore in the 1990s. And like Rickson...Show More Summary

UFC 182: The Evolution of Myles Jury Continues

A career in prize fighting is one where the total sum of wins, dollars earned and recognition gained typically dictates how successful a fighter's time spent in the realm of combat sports is viewed. Much like its peers, mixed martial...Show More Summary

MMA in 2014: Fight of the Year

2014 was a down year in terms of business for mixed martial arts. But the action in the cage was better than ever, for the most part. There were classic fights from the championship level on down to the lowest of preliminary bouts. We...Show More Summary

With Contract Fight Brewing, Rampage Jackson Not Worth the Trouble for UFC

Perhaps there was a time when Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was worth the hassle. Maybe back in 2007—when he entered the UFC with three straight victories and won the light heavyweight championship from Chuck Liddell—it was possible to block...Show More Summary

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