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UFC 184: Tony Ferguson Looks for Biggest Win to Date over Gleison Tibau

Lightweight contender Tony Ferguson puts his four-fight winning streak on the line against veteran Gleison Tibau at UFC 184. "El Cucuy ", which means "The Boogeyman," has finished the likes of Abel Trujillo and Katsunori Kikuno in that span. Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey Rips Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste: 'I'm Not Impressed with the Job'

It's only Wednesday. Usually big drama enters this middle stretch of the UFC Fight Week only if Renan Barao is missing weight or Nick Diaz missed his flight. Not so this week, not with Ronda Rousey stalking the town, prowling back and...Show More Summary

Fact Check: Bellator 134

Bellator MMA returns to Connecticut on Friday with an ample amount of obscure data and statistical minutiae in tow.

Ronda Rousey vs. Arianny Celeste Is the UFC's Best Dumb Rivalry

Heading into UFC 184, Ronda Rousey is facing two opponents. First, there's Cat Zingano, Rousey's opponent on Saturday night. Zingano (9-0) is a vicious striker with plenty of power and a bit of a crazy streak, as evidenced by her bloodcurdling scream in the UFC 184 promo commercial. Show More Summary

What to Watch For: Bellator 134

Light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton faces a stern test from unbeaten Englishman Liam McGeary on Friday in Connecticut.

James Krause Ready to Show and Prove at UFC 184

James Krause is fired up. Not that the Missouri-based scrapper ever needs any added motivation going into a fight, but there is something stinging him leading into his next tilt at UFC 184. A quick look at the hard-charging lightweight's...Show More Summary

Artist Depicts the Diverse Violence of MMA with 'Gone in 16 Seconds' Animation

If football is a game of inches, mixed martial arts is a battle of frames—fractions of moments that carry fighters from one second to the next. Fights are won and lost in these frames, and in a niche sport that’s turned into a mainstream...Show More Summary

Cro Cop: “I will be able to look at myself in the mirror and know I tried.”

Photos by Adam Nurkiewicz/Zuffa LLC A lot of the international MMA community were surprised when 40-year-old Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic signed on the dotted line for a third stint with UFC in January. A supposed target for Bellator around the same time, the PRIDE and K-1 legend’s credentials appear to have been too much for UFC to overlook. Show More Summary

Read Norman Parke's Challenging Open Letter to Joe Lauzon

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC Norman “Stormin’” Parke is one of Ireland’s rising stars in the UFC. The 28-year-old lightweight was once an Irish National Judo champion and a freestyle wrestling champion—by 20 he had fully transitioned into MMA. Show More Summary

After Porto Alegre, Anderson Silva Loses Ranking Prestige

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC While Anderson Silva stands behind his innocence and awaits his judgment at the hand of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the Ultimate Figthing Championship revealed on Tuesday its rearranged rankings. Show More Summary

Is Josh Koscheck’s Return for One Night Only?

Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Say what you want about Josh Koscheck, but the man certainly knows how to make a lasting impression. It was exactly ten years ago that Koscheck, along with castmates Chris Leben, Forrest Griffin, Stephan...Show More Summary

UFC 184's Prelim Magic

UFC 184’s lineup has taken a bit of a beating. After a wrath of injuries and rescheduled fights, it’s lost some seriously appealing matchups. First, we waved goodbye to an appealing middleweight clash between Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Show More Summary

Tyson Fury: Wladimir Klitschko is Afraid

Tyson Fury says Wladimir Klitschko doesn’t want to fight him.

Preview: UFC 184 ‘Rousey vs. Zingano’

Ronda Rousey seeks to successfully defend her women’s bantamweight crown for the fifth time against Cat Zingano on Saturday in Los Angeles.

NSAC to Begin Implementing Intensive Drug-Testing Procedures…on NSAC

(We hear that if you play that song backwards on loop, it lines up perfectly with the Wizard of Oz, maaaaaaan.) Disclaimer: Guys, I am really digging the articles you've been sending in, but especially these Onion-style pieces ala "Ultimate Roided Fucking Killers League." Here is another such article that's just as hilarious. Show More Summary

Filled with martial spirit… Shoji Nishio’s Superlative Weapons demonstration in Kiev!

This is a demonstration performed by Shoji Nishio, 8th dan, in Kiev, Ukraine in 1999. Nishio Sensei shows a variety of empty-handed techniques illustrating their application through the demonstration of paired ken and jo kata. ShojiShow More Summary

Josh Neer Under Investigation After Gym Beating Goes Viral

Josh Neer could pay dearly for attempting to take “justice” into his own hands. In what appeared to be a more sinister reincarnation of MTV’s Bully Beatdown, the former UFC and Bellator fighter posted a video of himself on Monday, “sparring”...Show More Summary

Four Brief Thoughts on Josh Neer’s Gym Fight Video and the Ensuing Investigation

(Still a better fight than Dan Kelly vs. Patrick Walsh.) By Jared Jones By now, you've probably seen the video of UFC/Bellator veteran Josh Neer brutalizing Patrick Martin, a non-professional fighter who was talking a whole heap of mess to Neer on the social medias, in his Iowa-based gym. Show More Summary

Morihei encounters Sokaku for the first time… “An eager apprentice to a formidable martial arts master!” by Kisshomaru Ueshiba

Takeda Sokaku is recorded in modern budo history as the transmitter of Daito-ryu Jujutsu. He was an awe-inspiring person with a formidable appearance and, although he was about 2 inches shorter than O-Sensei, he always seemed to stare down at things with a mysteriously piercing gaze, made all the more so by a tight-lipped frown… Read More

The Question: Is Ronda Rousey the Most Dominant Female Athlete of All Time?

Saturday night's UFC 184 card marks the return of perhaps the biggest current star in mixed martial arts. Ronda Rousey, the women's bantamweight champion of the world, has never been tested in competition. She has only been out of the...Show More Summary

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