1. The Fighting Life: MMA Elite Talk About the Sport's Small Window of Opportunity

    A career spent traversing the terrain of combat sports is a risky route to travel, and mixed martial arts is as unforgiving as it gets...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 15,168 reads 34 comments

  2. Carlos Condit Focused on Tyron Woodley, Looking to Start Title Run at UFC 171

    In the upper ranks of the welterweight division, Carlos Condit is a different type of animal. The former interim champion's fluid, rangy striking style is a unique look in a realm dominated by wrestle-heavy power punchers...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 10,589 reads 36 comments

  3. UFC Will Wait on Weidman vs Belfort Outcome Before Granting Machida a Title Shot

    Lyoto Machida 's wish to get the next shot at the middleweight title may still come true, but he's been moved to the "wait-and-see" plan for the time being...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 23,934 reads 220 comments

  4. GSP Not Ruling Out UFC Return but Only If Changes Are Made

    For nearly a decade, Georges St-Pierre competed under the UFC banner. Over that stretch, "GSP" became the most dominant fighter in the history of the welterweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 20,455 reads 50 comments

  5. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 36

    One year ago, the UFC's middleweight division appeared to be a conquered land. Long-reigning king Anderson Silva had made highlight-reel material out of every major contender and was seemingly without competition at 185 pounds...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 12,547 reads 29 comments

  6. Dropping Knowledge: Brian Stann Breaks Down UFC Fight Night 36

    The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 3,559 reads 3 comments

  7. Ian McCall Injured, Out of Fight with Brad Pickett in London

    The flyweight division is in desperate need of title contenders and it looks as though Ian McCall has been pushed out of that race yet again...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 5,616 reads 24 comments

  8. Gilbert Melendez's Contract Status Has UFC Future in Doubt

    Gilbert Melendez is undoubtedly one of the best lightweight fighters in the world, but it's quite possible his time as a UFC fighter could be coming to an end. At least that is the way things are looking at the current time...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 26,140 reads 191 comments

  9. Anthony Pettis: I'll Fight Aldo at 145, 155 or Catchweight

    The term "superfight" is one that just won't go away in MMA . There have been a handful of dream matchups teased over the past three years, but none of them have come to fruition...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 3,089 reads 17 comments

  10. The Fighting Spirit of Albuquerque Can Be Found at Jackson/Winkeljohn's MMA

    "There Will Be No Shelter Here" Rage Against the Machine The vast openness of the Southwest has always made it a place where what you can make of something becomes the reality...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 1,990 reads 15 comments

  11. The Fighting Life with Dana White: Cutting Room Floor

    Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. All throughout the interview process there are choices that need to be made...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 7,441 reads 9 comments

  12. The Fighting Life: The Fire of Dana White

    Backstage, far from the turnstiles, tucked away off the main concourse inside Chicago's United Center, the UFC has corralled a small group of journalists for an impromptu gathering...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 29,709 reads 53 comments

  13. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker February 2014 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 9,043 reads 35 comments

  14. Gegard Mousasi Thinks Beating Lyoto Machida Could Net Him a Title Shot

    Gegard Mousasi 's path toward a UFC title is either about to hit the expressway or detour in the coming weeks...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 5,199 reads 39 comments

  15. UFC 169: The Good, Bad and Strange from Barao vs. Faber Fight Card

    Super Bowl weekend is as big as it gets on the American sports landscape and the UFC has historically put together stacked shows of their own...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 16,884 reads 21 comments

  16. Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas: What We Learned from UFC 169 Co-Main Event

    Anytime Jose Aldo steps into the Octagon, the eyes of the MMA world lock in. The Brazilian wrecking machine has been one of the most dominant champions ever to carry UFC gold, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 16,084 reads 60 comments

  17. UFC 169: Featherweight King Jose Aldo Looking Forward to Bout with Ricardo Lamas

    The numbers are beginning to pile up for featherweight champion Jose Aldo . The reigning 145-pound king has defeated the last 16 men who have stood across from him inside the cage, and the majority of them have been disposed of in brutal fashion...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 3,210 reads 4 comments

  18. Renan Barao: Finally 'Undisputed' and Ready to Start His Legacy at UFC 169

    Saturday night originally presented an opportunity that Renan Barao had been waiting over a year to see come to light...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 4,337 reads 19 comments

  19. Alex Caceres Steals Show at UFC on Fox 10, Continues to Shine at Bantamweight

    There may not have been a ton of buzz surrounding Alex Caceres heading into his bout with Sergio Pettis at UFC on Fox 10 , but "Bruce Leeroy" gave the MMA world plenty to talk about in the aftermath of the event...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 5,275 reads 23 comments

  20. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC on Fox 10

    The weather outside of the United Center may have been blistering cold, but the action inside was anything but as the Octagon returned to Chicago for UFC on Fox 10 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 6,244 reads 3 comments

  21. Adriano Martins Eager to Capitalize on Big Opportunity Against Donald Cerrone

    CHICAGO—Fight week is a unique scenario for the competitors involved on a UFC card. As the clocks ticks down closer to show time, the anticipation for the work to be done builds...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 2,727 reads 2 comments

  22. Dana White's 'The Fighters' Brings Raw Reality Back to Reality Television

    There was a time when reality television rated high on the list of potential fads about to break and then vanish. Nevertheless, what once appeared to be a passing trend grew to become a ratings powerhouse over the past 20 years...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 14,575 reads 8 comments

  23. Dropping Knowledge: Daniel Cormier Breaks Down Card for UFC on Fox 10

    The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 11,160 reads 9 comments

  24. UFC 169's Ricardo Lamas on Jose Aldo: 'Every King's Reign Comes to an End'

    The moment Ricardo Lamas has been waiting for will finally materialize at UFC 169 . The surging powerhouse will get his opportunity to face reigning featherweight king and pound-for-pound ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 8,014 reads 43 comments

  25. Ryan Bader's Hand Healing Up, Shooting for Return in May

    Ryan Bader may be on the mend, but his return to action is beginning to come into focus. The light heavyweight powerhouse is coming off a three-round drubbing of Anthony Perosh ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 4,562 reads 14 comments