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Mike Goldberg Fired from NFL on Fox After Poor Performance, Twitter Meldown

UFC play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg had his first try at calling an NFL game on Sunday, and it has since been revealed this was a one-and-done effort. Goldberg was lambasted by NFL fans for the performance, botching calls left...Show More Summary

WSOF 14: Why Ryan Ford Fought Jake Shields with a Broken Right Arm

Former Strikeforce middleweight champ Jake Shields scored his first submission victory in over five years when he defeated Ryan Ford with a rear-naked choke Saturday in Edmonton during his promotional debut at WSOF 14. T he former UFC...Show More Summary

What Must Junior Dos Santos Do to Get a 4th Fight with Cain Velasquez?

On Dec. 13, 2014, it will have been 420 days since the last time we saw former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos take the Octagon. It will have been 420 days since we last saw Bruce Buffer yell dos Santos' name while the heavyweight...Show More Summary

Dan Hardy on Matt Hughes: 'That Man Is a Real Piece of S--t'

The personal beef that started in 2012 between Dan Hardy and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was reignited—at least on one side—by another series of jabs from the Englishman on Twitter. The most recent occurrence in the feud began when...Show More Summary

'Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung to Take 2-Year Hiatus for Military Service

According to a report from MMA in Asia, beloved UFC featherweight "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung will be out of action until October of 2016 due to mandatory military service duties in his native South Korea. By law, South Korean men must serve in the military by the age of 30, and the 27-year-old fighter has yet to fulfill that requirement. Show More Summary

Vitor Belfort: There Should Be an Interim UFC Middleweight Title Right Now

Top UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort isn't happy about being on the sidelines for nearly a year now, to the point where he is imploring the UFC to instate an interim middleweight title. In an interview with MMA Fighting, "The...Show More Summary

'Google Me' and MMA's 5 Most Embarrassing Nightlife Escapades

What is it about athletes and the nightlife? Something about the siren song of hedonism seems very difficult to resist for young men who find themselves famous, in elite physical shape and with perhaps a little extra change in their pockets. Your guess is as good as mine. Show More Summary

Dominick Cruz, Cat Zingano and the 1 Easy Way to Kill the UFC's Injury Bug

The last three UFC events have been chock full of interesting stories, but the triumphant returns of Dominick Cruz and Cat Zingano were by far the most inspirational. Cruz, who had three years of his athletic prime stolen by a variety of injuries, came back and mauled Top 10 staple Takeya Mizugaki with scary ease. Show More Summary

10 Light Heavyweights Who Could Be Plugged into the UFC Right Now

The light heavyweight division has given fans plenty of thrills over the years, but what used to be the UFC's premier division is in shambles. Part of it is because of the rise of other promotions, with organizations like Bellator MMA and One FC having the gumption to develop, retain and pursue talented fighters. Show More Summary

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather: 'I Look Forward to Putting on My First MMA Show'

WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring welterweight and WBC light middleweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says, in no uncertain language, that he will be entering the MMA aspect of the fight game in the very near future. In an interview...Show More Summary

'Mayhem' Miller Held on $200K Bail, Faces 4 Charges After Police Standoff

After live tweeting a standoff with Orange County Sheriff and SWAT officers on Thursday, former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight Jason Miller is being held in Orange County Jail on $200,000 bail. The Orange County Sheriff's Department...Show More Summary

Bellator 128 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Dantas vs. Warren Fight Card

Bellator 128 promised to bring one of the year's best fight cards, and it didn't disappoint. The WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. was rocking on Friday night for a jam-packed main card featuring four exciting fights. Show More Summary

5 Best UFC Fighters Not Currently in the Official Fighter Rankings

The UFC rankings panel has done pretty well to include all the best UFC competitors in the official rankings. However, for one reason or another, some elite UFC fighters have been omitted. Some, such as Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz, were removed from the rankings due to inactivity. Show More Summary

John Lineker Ready to Be Next Flyweight Title Challenger Should He Get by McCall

In recent weeks the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been quick to announce No.1 contenders for their stable of champions. Rory MacDonald is poised to face the winner of the bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler at UFC 181...Show More Summary

Aldo vs. McGregor Could Establish the 'BJ Penn' of Featherweight Division

Conor McGregor is the rising star of the featherweight division, and he is generating the heat with casual fans that is needed for a fighter to become a star. The lighter weight classes have been missing that star power since BJ Penn left the scene. Penn was an enigma who captivated fans ever since his debut. Show More Summary

5 UFC Fighters Gaining in Popularity

Popularity is a double-edged sword in today's mixed martial arts. It has the power to launch a fighter's career in the presence of masterful win streaks and memorable finishes, but also unfairly bury deserving contenders in favor ofShow More Summary

3 Fights for Dan Henderson to Finish out His Hall of Fame Career

He wasn't always like this. Seventeen years ago, Dan Henderson made his MMA debut at the 1997 Brazil Open. He finished two opponents within six minutes before branding himself as one of the toughest dudes on the planet. He'd go on to...Show More Summary

Dan Henderson Agrees to Fight with 'Jacare' Souza, but Wants Matchup at 185

Former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson is open to a matchup with surging middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza, but he sees no need for the bout to be contested at light heavyweight. Souza's coach, Josuel Distak, proposed...Show More Summary

Sorting out the Women's Bantamweight Division Past Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

One of the best stories of 2014 has been the return to action of women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano. After missing out on a coaching spot and title fight opposite Ronda Rousey due to injury late last year, Zingano has gone through...Show More Summary

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