1. Fight Night 44: The Rise to Meet Potential Shaped Cub Swanson into a Contender

    There is a reason Cub Swanson is smiling these days. While all fighters travel a path of resistance in order to reach elite-level status in MMA , the severity of the adversity faced along the way differs from athlete to athlete...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 6,468 reads 21 comments

  2. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 174

    Due in large part to his impressive run as flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson has built a solid case to be recognized as one of the pound-for-pound best in mixed martial arts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 37,369 reads 47 comments

  3. UFC 174: Ryan Bader Plans to Make Triumphant Return Against Rafael Cavalcante

    Injuries are common in mixed martial arts, and the fighters who succumb to these setbacks can easily be pulled out of the competitive mindset during their layoff, but Ryan Bader hasn't allowed his six-month layoff to break his fighting spirit...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 1,230 reads 10 comments

  4. UFC 174: Title Shot Beyond His Control, Rory MacDonald Focused on Tyron Woodley

    The race for the next title shot in the welterweight division is rolling full throttle, and Rory MacDonald is within striking distance of championship gold...even if that particular picture isn't necessarily clear at the current time...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 4,202 reads 17 comments

  5. Bryan Caraway's Coach Robert Follis Fires Back on 'Fish-Hooking' Incident

    Last Saturday night in Albuquerque, Bryan Caraway picked up what was undoubtedly one of the biggest wins of his career—but the victory that came with a burst of controversy in the aftermath...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 18,602 reads 37 comments

  6. The Fighting Life: Fear Is an Opponent All Fighters Must Face

    Where fighting may seem like a foreign concept to most, those who embrace and attempt to master such a violent thing have tapped into something that has always existed. Since the dawn of mankind, it has always been...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 7,563 reads 18 comments

  7. 'The Puncher King' Ali Bagautinov in Search of the Flyweight Crown at UFC 174

    Every king needs a crown, and Ali Bagautinov has his sights set on taking the one he wants at UFC 174 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 6,634 reads 9 comments

  8. The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 42

    The UFC lightweight division is one of the most talent-rich collectives under the promotion's banner, and the race for future title opportunities is an ongoing affair...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 13,155 reads 22 comments

  9. Diego Brandao Disregards Conor McGregor's Trash Talk: 'While He Speaks I Train'

    Diego Brandao 's schedule just got a lot more interesting. The 27-year-old Brazilian powerhouse was waiting for his next bout to materialize when the UFC put what could prove to ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 5,144 reads 15 comments

  10. Dropping Knowledge: Gilbert Melendez Breaks Down UFC Fight Night 42

    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 1 month ago 3,950 reads 1 comments

  11. Conor McGregor Explains His Mindset and Belief He's the Best Fighter at 145 Lbs.

    There is no shortage of confidence pulsing through Conor McGregor . Since the fast-talking Irishman burst onto the UFC scene last year, he's captivated MMA media headlines ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 4,417 reads 26 comments

  12. Fight Night 42: The Next Step the Only One That Matters to Benson Henderson

    The process of progress is one Benson Henderson has dedicated himself to. While the MMA Lab-trained fighter is as goal-driven as they come in mixed martial arts, the larger aspects ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 4,459 reads 4 comments

  13. The Good, Bad and Strange from the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale

    Hosting two fight cards on the same day was certainly an ambitious endeavor, and the UFC lined up two cards that had the potential to deliver the goods...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 3,801 reads 1 comments

  14. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night: Berlin

    The UFC's global push has been in full swing for the past few years, and the 2014 campaign promised to take those efforts to the next level...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 11,834 reads 7 comments

  15. Wanderlei Silva Acts Clueless on Twitter After Being Removed from UFC 175

    In the hectic world of mixed martial arts, things can get circus-like at times, and over the last three days, Wanderlei Silva has been taken to the center ring...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 14,451 reads 54 comments

  16. Gegard Mousasi Sees Fight with Mark Munoz as Chance to Solidify His Place in UFC

    For years Gegard Mousasi was one of the best fighters in the world who was not competing under the UFC banner...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 1,516 reads 4 comments

  17. Mark Munoz Eyeing Return to Elite Status with Win over Gegard Mousasi in Berlin

    Not long ago, Mark Munoz held a status as one of the top fighters in the middleweight division. He has every intention of reclaiming that position in 2014...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 2,747 reads 17 comments

  18. Fabio Maldonado Would Love to Face Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt in Future HW Bouts

    In mixed martial arts, reputations are earned, not given, and Fabio Maldonado has certainly earned his inside the Octagon...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 2,610 reads 24 comments

  19. Vinny Magalhaes Talks Wanderlei Silva's Antics While Filming TUF: Brazil 3

    There is no love lost between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva . The feud between the "Gangster from West Linn" and the "Axe Murderer" has been cooking hot for ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 8,001 reads 6 comments

  20. UFC Fantasy Matchmaking: May 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 1 month ago 5,738 reads 19 comments

  21. Tito Ortiz on Feud with UFC President: 'I'm Like Dana White's Ex-Girlfriend'

    The relationship between Tito Ortiz and Dana White has remained one of the most combustible situations in mixed martial arts for more than a decade. And the bad blood doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 17,978 reads 42 comments

  22. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 173

    For the past two years, the UFC bantamweight division has been a weight class in flux. When former WEC titleholder-turned-UFC champion Dominick Cruz went down with a knee ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 36,079 reads 34 comments

  23. Jake Ellenberger Confident He Wants Victory More Than Robbie Lawler at UFC 173

    Jake Ellenberger is pumped up and excited to get back to work. The Team Reign fighter will square off with recent title challenger and resurgent veteran Robbie Lawler ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 3,458 reads 9 comments

  24. Ian McCall: Dillashaw Will Attempt to Stand with Barao and Get Knocked out

    With more than a decade's worth of experience in the fight game under his belt and long-term status as one of the world's best flyweights, Ian McCall has a solid grasp on the action that takes place at the highest levels in MMA ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 4,249 reads 12 comments

  25. UFC 173's Renan Barao: 'T.J. Dillashaw Thinks He's a Striker and He Isn't'

    T.J. Dillashaw has certainly made improvements to his striking skill set over the past two years, but apparently Renan Barao isn't all too impressed...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 12,343 reads 54 comments