1. FFTT3: George Roop on a Quest for Respect in the Bantamweight Division

    Overall experience may not be something that George Roop has in bulk, but the "right" type of experience is something the Tuscon native believes he has in large supply...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,910 reads 2 comments

  2. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Injured, out of Bout with Alexander Gustafsson

    That sure didn't take long. Last week it was announced Antonio Rogerio Nogueira would face Alexander Gustafsson when the UFC returns to London on March 8...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 6,343 reads 68 comments

  3. Lyoto Machida's Camp Believes Vitor Belfort Wants No Part of 'The Dragon'

    With his highlight-reel knockout over Mark Munoz last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 30, Lyoto Machida became a major player in the UFC's increasingly competitive middleweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 11,177 reads 52 comments

  4. The Rising Tide: James Krause Making the Most of a Second Chance

    Time is perhaps the most interesting of all indicators. We use it to track our journeys, mark connections and stamp occurrences in our minds for the purpose of memory...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,648 reads 3 comments

  5. Robert Drysdale Likely Out of Bout at UFC 167 for Elevated T/E Ratio

    MMA fans excited for Robert Drysdale's highly anticipated UFC debut are going to have to wait a bit longer. Again. The jiu-jitsu ace was slated to step into the Octagon for the first time against Cody Donovan at UFC 167 on Nov...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,630 reads 25 comments

  6. Lyoto Machida's Arrival Shakes Up Title Picture in UFC's Middleweight Division

    Saying Lyoto Machida 's arrival to the middleweight division was highly anticipated is putting it mildly...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 7,464 reads 5 comments

  7. Machida Open to Fighting Silva or Weidman for 185-Pound Title or Bisping in UK

    First impressions are crucial, and Lyoto Machida made the most of his middleweight debut at Fight Night 30...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 20,489 reads 96 comments

  8. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 30

    It had been four years since the UFC last touched down in Manchester, England for a night of face-punching action, but on Saturday night, the biggest promotion in MMA returned for UFC Fight Night 30...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 14,531 reads 6 comments

  9. Injury Forces Ian McCall Out of Bout with Scott Jorgensen at UFC on Fox 9

    One of the year's most anticipated flyweight bouts has now been thrown on the scrap heap as the 125-pound showdown between Scott Jorgensen and Ian McCall has officially been shelved...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 1,705 reads 8 comments

  10. Ross Pearson Fired Up to Face Melvin Guillard at Fight Night 30

    When a fighter finds his groove, it can be a beautiful thing to watch, and Ross Pearson believes he's firing on all cylinders heading into Fight Night 30...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 3,851 reads 6 comments

  11. Josh Thomson Believes Anthony Pettis Is Starting to Believe His Own Hype

    Josh Thomson has been one of the top lightweight fighters on the planet for the past decade. The 35-year-old American Kickboxing Academy staple has retained his status among the ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 11,848 reads 43 comments

  12. Lyoto Machida: Fight with Friend Mark Munoz Will Be All Business at FN 30

    Lyoto Machida is set to begin a new chapter in his career this Saturday at Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,633 reads 23 comments

  13. Fabricio Werdum Believes He Has the Perfect Style to Defeat Cain Velasquez

    Fabricio Werdum has been on a roll since returning the UFC in early 2012, and it appears he's finally going to get his shot at the heavyweight title...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,492 reads 26 comments

  14. Daniel Cormier Wants to Face Phil Davis or Lil' Nog in His LHW Debut

    Daniel Cormier is on his way to the light heavyweight division, and he's already plotting the course for his arrival...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,945 reads 49 comments

  15. Chris Weidman Taking Access to the Next Level with Latest Project

    Chris Weidman will forever be known for what he accomplished on July 6 at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. With the MMA world locked in on his fight with middleweight king Anderson ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 8,396 reads 16 comments

  16. The Beat Goes on for Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran

    Pat Curran is a work-in-progress. While that may sound strange since the Bellator featherweight champion has been on a dominant run, winning all six of his showings since committing ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 6,171 reads 11 comments

  17. Post War: Gilbert Melendez Eyes Title Shot After UFC 166 Classic

    Fifteen minutes of hell. That is what Gilbert Melendez planned to bring to Diego Sanchez when the two men squared off last Saturday night at UFC 166 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,101 reads 26 comments

  18. White Cites Full Roster as Reason Keeping Fighters Busy Has Become Difficult

    John Dodson put on a dominant showing on Saturday night against Darrell Montague at UFC 166 . "The Magician" worked behind his highly touted power to earn an impressive knockout in the first round of the flyweight tilt...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 1,049 reads 8 comments

  19. Dana White Pleased with Daniel Cormier at UFC 166, Not Sure Where He Fits at LHW

    Daniel Cormier has made no secret of his intentions to make a run at the light heavyweight title. The former Olympian has been wrecking shop in the heavyweight ranks since turning pro four years ago...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,317 reads 8 comments

  20. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 166

    The rivalry between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos has become one of the best in the history of the UFC. In their two previous meetings, each man has been able to settle the other with his dominant strength...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 26,306 reads 31 comments

  21. UFC 166: An Atypical Pre-Fight Interview with UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson

    Roy Nelson is truly in a league of his own. The iron-chinned heavyweight with cinder blocks for hands has been a staple at the highest level of the sport for the better part ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,974 reads 20 comments

  22. Dropping Knowledge: Kenny Florian Gives His Breakdown of UFC 166

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

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 6,132 reads 9 comments

  23. Javier Mendez: "JDS Won't Win a Round at UFC 166"

    The time for talk is nearly over as the highly anticipated third installment in the rivalry between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos is set to go down this Saturday at UFC 166 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,519 reads 40 comments

  24. Mike Tyson Believes Royce Gracie Would Have Defeated Him in 1993

    In the late 80s and early 90s, there was no man on the planet more feared than "Iron" Mike Tyson . The youngest fighter to ever lay claim to the heavyweight throne was settling fools ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 20,461 reads 84 comments

  25. Roy Nelson Will Not Have to Shave His Beard for Fight with Daniel Cormier

    It appears Roy Nelson has already defeated Daniel Cormier in one aspect of their upcoming grudge match at UFC 166 , as his signature beard will be in full effect this Saturday night in Houston...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,821 reads 32 comments