1. Jake Shields on Rousimar Palhares: 'I'll Put Him in the Hospital'

    The only thing on Jake Shields ' mind at the current time is Rousimar Palhares . While the former Strikeforce middleweight champion turned welterweight contender under ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 9,242 reads 33 comments

  2. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 59

    In the lead-up to Fight Night 59, the UFC made it absolutely clear its return to Boston was going to be "The Conor McGregor Show...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 38,785 reads 43 comments

  3. WSOF 17: The Complex Redemption of Brian Foster

    Even through an orchestra of slot machine jangles and a Taylor Swift mashup blasting from one of the casino bars, Brian Foster's voice is impossible to miss...

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  4. Fight Night 59: Gleison Tibau out to Expose Norman Parke

    The UFC's lightweight division is arguably the most stacked collection of combatants under the promotion's banner, and no fighter in that group has more Octagon experience than Gleison Tibau ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 3,353 reads 9 comments

  5. Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 and the Return of 'Rampage' Jackson Rumored for UFC 186

    It looks like the UFC bantamweight title will be on the line in addition to a former champion making his return when the Octagon rolls through Montreal for UFC 186 in April...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 8,602 reads 53 comments

  6. Fight Night 59: The Grand Vision of Conor McGregor Continues to Take Shape

    Few fighters on the current MMA landscape are more polarizing than Conor McGregor . The scrappy Irishman has shot to the forefront of the UFC's global push and has done ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 4,500 reads 17 comments

  7. Gilbert Melendez Eager to Get Back on Track, Open to Fight with Eddie Alvarez

    Gilbert Melendez isn't a fighter who is willing to settle for anything less than his best, and he's determined to get his career back on track...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 11,450 reads 32 comments

  8. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: January 2015 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 1 month ago 4,960 reads 14 comments

  9. Benson Henderson: Always Up to the Challenge

    There are few fighters in mixed martial arts who have proved to be as game as Benson Henderson . The former WEC and UFC lightweight champion has been a prolific force since first ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 9,001 reads 27 comments

  10. Carla Esparza Embracing Life as UFC's Newest Champion

    It was a long road but one that resulted in a dream-come-true moment for Carla Esparza . After battling her way through the tournament on the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 15,439 reads 42 comments

  11. UFC 182: The Good, Bad and Strange from Las Vegas

    The UFC has plans to make 2015 its biggest year yet and the organization backed up its intentions by kicking off the new year with one of the most anticipated fights in light heavyweight history at UFC 182 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 30,079 reads 29 comments

  12. UFC 182: Josh Burkman Eyeing 'Storybook' Opportunity Against Hector Lombard

    Don't call it a comeback. At least that's not how Josh Burkman sees his return to the UFC. While it's been more than six years since The People's Warrior has competed inside the ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 3,645 reads 7 comments

  13. UFC 182: Finding His Balance Has Made Donald Cerrone More Dangerous Than Ever

    Donald Cerrone has earned every ounce of his reputation. The hard-charging lightweight's "anytime, anywhere" approach to the fight game has made him somewhat of an anomaly in ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 3,986 reads 14 comments

  14. 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 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 8,789 reads 70 comments

  15. 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 . The reigning 135-pound king was slated to face former long-standing titleholder Dominick ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 24,225 reads 107 comments

  16. 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...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 10,437 reads 21 comments

  17. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 58

    Traveling down to Brazil to defeat fighters competing on their home turn inside the Octagon is a difficult task to accomplish, but CB Dollaway has been seemingly immune to the stigma...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 18,424 reads 14 comments

  18. Following Battle at UFC 175, Lyoto Machida Is More Dangerous Than Ever

    Lyoto Machida has always been a complex puzzle to figure out inside the cage. He's a fighter with an elusive style who has the ability to close distance rapidly and with such force that it has brought an abrupt end to many a fighter's night...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 7,430 reads 13 comments

  19. C.B. Dollaway Embracing the 'Bad Guy' Role, Ready to Shock Brazil Once More

    C.B. Dollaway has been in this position before—a couple of times, in fact. Competing in front of a raucous and lively Brazilian crowd against one of their own is never an ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 1,707 reads 4 comments

  20. Renan Barao Believes There Is "Nothing to Prove" Heading into UFC Fight Night 58

    There was a lot of hype and expectation the last time Renan Barao 's name was on a fight card. After the Brazilian striking phenom had been shockingly dethroned by surging upstart T...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 3,997 reads 30 comments

  21. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: December 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 2 months ago 6,125 reads 23 comments

  22. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC on Fox 13

    There are few spectacles more appealing in the realm of combat sports than when heavyweight fighters get to mixing up the leather...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 32,199 reads 42 comments

  23. The Good, Bad and Strange from The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale

    A champion will be crowned. That was the official tag line for the 20th domestic installment of The Ultimate Fighter and indeed the case when finalists Carla Esparza and Rose ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 16,131 reads 16 comments

  24. The Fighting Life: Brian Foster's Long Road to Find Peace

    Fighters by their nature are built for adversity. Whether it comes in the form of battling through a body that wants to quit inside the gym or resisting the onslaught of an opponent’s ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 3,145 reads 2 comments

  25. Gina Carano and Georges St-Pierre Cast for Roles in 'Kickboxer' Remake

    It appears Georges St-Pierre and Gina Carano are going to stick to taking fake punches for paychecks...at least for a bit longer...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 8,868 reads 15 comments