1. Rafael dos Anjos: Steady Progress Leads to Championship Opportunity at UFC 185

    Fighters finding their groove fall into a special category where all intangible attributes are locked away...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 7,676 reads 67 comments

  2. Derek Brunson: Moving Up and Enjoying the Climb

    Derek Brunson is on the come up in the ranks of the middleweight division. Since coming over from the now-defunct Strikeforce organization in 2012, the Wilmington, North Carolina, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 3,536 reads 7 comments

  3. UFC 185: The Nomadic Education of Elias Theodorou

    There are few comforts to be found competing in mixed martial arts. The nature of the sport is about pushing one's body and mind to new limits while breaking down those same attributes ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 5,608 reads 12 comments

  4. Marion Reneau: Heading to the Top by Any Means Necessary

    Marion Reneau isn't interested in waiting for opportunities to come around to her. Instead, The Bruiser is determined to make her own way to the top of the UFC women's bantamweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 6,971 reads 25 comments

  5. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 184

    Ronda Rousey is the most dominant female fighter to ever compete in the realm of combat sports. The "Rowdy" one's meteoric ascension to the top of mixed martial arts has ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 42,441 reads 46 comments

  6. Raquel Pennington Ready to Derail Holly Holm's Hype Train at UFC 184

    Raquel "Rocky" Pennington knows she's fighting an uphill battle at UFC 184 , but it's the opportunity she's been waiting for...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 2,930 reads 28 comments

  7. Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal Keeps It Simple: Get Paid and Entertain

    It's a Thursday night in the fight capital of the world, and one of the most polarizing figures in mixed martial arts is thinking about video games. Not Call of Duty first-person shooter home-console variety, but the 16-bit arcade classic type...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 2,327 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 1,348 reads 2 comments

  9. UFC 184: Holly Holm Ready for Life in the Fast Lane

    There is a lot of buzz and expectation surrounding Holly Holm's official UFC debut this Saturday night in Los Angeles...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 15,577 reads 20 comments

  10. MMA Road Trip Project: Matt Serra Gives 'MTV Cribs'-Style Tour of Serra BJJ

    The MMA Road Trip Project covered a lot of miles in 2014 and logged many memorable moments. The 15,000-mile adventure drove across this great country, going coast to coast and stopping at every MMA gym that could be found along the way...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 10,300 reads 9 comments

  11. The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 61

    Whenever there are high stakes surrounding a fight, an added element of drama occurs. Whether it be a heated rivalry, possible title contention or some additional circumstance, when ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 17,532 reads 20 comments

  12. UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger Determined to Get Back on Track Against Josh Koscheck

    The UFC's welterweight division is a talent-rich collective where the battle to claim elite-level status never slows...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 3,295 reads 16 comments

  13. Frank Mir: Relaxed, Recharged and Ready to Face Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva

    Over the past 14 years, Frank Mir has carved out his own place in the history of the UFC heavyweight division. On Sunday, he'll face former title challenger Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 5,892 reads 29 comments

  14. Benson Henderson Finds New Momentum Following Win at Fight Night 60

    The once and future king. That mantra represents the mindset of former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 2,695 reads 11 comments

  15. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva Seeking Fresh Start Against Frank Mir at Fight Night 61

    Mixed martial arts is a sport where growth and the progression of skills is required in order to find continued success. It is also one where the ability to adapt and change can be just as crucial...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 3,518 reads 31 comments

  16. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 60

    Mixed martial arts is a chaotic sport where anything can and usually does happen. The lead-up to the UFC's return to Denver for Fight Night 60 was a prime example of how hectic ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 19,155 reads 36 comments

  17. Matt Mitrione Angling Hard for Bout with Andrei Arlovski

    Matt Mitrione is picking a fight, and on Thursday he let the world know it. The former NFL defensive lineman-turned-surging UFC heavyweight took to his Twitter account and blasted ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 8,074 reads 71 comments

  18. Anthony Johnson Felt Bad for Crushing Alexander Gustafsson's Dreams

    Anthony Johnson's resurgence has been one of the best comeback stories in the 21-year history of mixed martial arts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 11,999 reads 52 comments

  19. Chael Sonnen: Georges St-Pierre, Not Anderson Silva, the Greatest of All Time

    Chael Sonnen may not be mixing it up inside the Octagon these days, but that doesn't mean his opinion doesn't resonate throughout the MMA community whenever a hot issue arises...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 19,397 reads 172 comments

  20. Brandon Thatch: Always Up to Throw Down

    Brandon Thatch's name may be relatively new to the UFC stage, but that doesn't mean there is anything untested about him...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 8,060 reads 56 comments

  21. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: February 2015 Edition

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

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 10,965 reads 42 comments

  22. Benson Henderson: Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

    Certain things simply do not matter to Benson Henderson . Whereas the current landscape of mixed martial arts is filled with fighters who proclaim they will step in against any ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 11,220 reads 70 comments

  23. The Fighting Life: The Resurgence of Xtreme Couture

    "I don't want to see anyone stop until that timer sounds." In a sea of weary bodies, Coach Robert Follis is giving his fighters one last push as they head into the homestretch of what has been a grueling two-hour grappling session...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 17,441 reads 3 comments

  24. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 183

    There is little argument to Anderson Silva being recognized as the greatest fighter to ever compete in mixed martial arts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 18,619 reads 11 comments

  25. Ovince St. Preux vs. Patrick Cummins Set for UFC on Fox 15 in April

    There are no easy roads to the top of the UFC's light heavyweight division, and two emerging talents will get their opportunity to take another step toward the elite tier when Ovince St...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 3,015 reads 25 comments