1. The Fighting Life: The Perseverance of Dominick Cruz

    An athlete's career is divided up into chapters, and the overall journey is the cumulative sum of all the moving parts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 7,966 reads 25 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 52: Sam Sicilia Finding His Rhythm and Rolling on

    Sam Sicilia shows up to fight. When the cage door closes behind him and the referee steps out of the way, the Spokane-based scrapper is coming across the Octagon with bad intentions...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 2,130 reads 2 comments

  3. Amir Sadollah's Long Road Back to the Octagon Ends at UFC Fight Night 52

    A career in the fight business is one that comes with a fair amount of give and take. On one side of the scale, there is money and a notable amount of fame or public recognition ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 7,437 reads 6 comments

  4. Eddie Alvarez: 'The Underground King' Ready to Shine at UFC 178

    The mission to prove he's the best lightweight fighter on the planet is one Eddie Alvarez has been on since the day he first stepped foot inside the cage...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 9,479 reads 23 comments

  5. Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva Excited for Homecoming at UFC Fight Night 51

    After nearly a decade spent battling with the world's best heavyweights around the globe, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva is finally coming home...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 1,126 reads 2 comments

  6. The Rise of Marlon Moraes Continues at World Series of Fighting 13

    When a fighter falls into a rhythm, it is a special thing to witness, and Marlon Moraes is in the process of writing a brilliant chapter of his mixed martial arts career...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 793 reads 0 comments

  7. Veteran Lightweight Gleison Tibau Still Going Strong Heading into Fight Night 51

    Fighting under the UFC banner is a goal the majority of fighters strive to achieve. The organization is undoubtedly the largest in mixed martial arts, and the roster is home to nearly all of the top-ranked talent in every weight class...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 2,161 reads 10 comments

  8. The Ultimate Fighter 20: Tecia Torres Fueled by Intensity and a Dream

    There are a lot of ways to describe the way Tecia Torres fights but the most prominent word that comes to mind is aggressive...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 2,461 reads 15 comments

  9. Carla Esparza Embraced the Chaos and Opportunity of The Ultimate Fighter 20

    Like many fighters competing in mixed martial arts, Carla Esparza is paradoxical. The tenacious veteran is hell on wheels when the cage door closes, but her Southern California roots yield a laid-back chill outside of business hours...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 7,686 reads 13 comments

  10. Luke Rockhold Plans to Give Michael Bisping a 'Reality Check' at Fight Night 55

    Life is good for Luke Rockhold . The former Strikeforce middleweight champion turned surging contender under the UFC banner has been wrecking shop inside the Octagon as of late, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 14,129 reads 74 comments

  11. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 50

    The competition in the UFC middleweight division has been on the rise for the past year, and the main event at Fight Night 50 on Friday figured to have a heavy impact on the title picture at 185 pounds...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 25,369 reads 47 comments

  12. Tateki Matsuda Traveled a Unique Path to UFC Debut at Fight Night 50

    No two fighters arrive at the UFC having traveled the exact same path, and the journey Tateki Matsuda has traveled is nothing short of extraordinary...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 1,761 reads 2 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 50: The Rise of Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza Continues

    By all measurable standards, Ronaldo Souza has been on an absolute tear. Since coming over from the now-defunct Strikeforce organization in 2013, Jacare has carved a path of destruction through the UFC middleweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 6,020 reads 17 comments

  14. Alistair Overeem Refocused and Recharged Heading into Fight Night 50

    When Alistair Overeem moves, the eyes of the MMA community follow. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion has become one of the most polarizing figures in the contemporary ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 11,382 reads 40 comments

  15. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 177

    "Welcome to the haunted UFC card," Joe Rogan said to kick off the official weigh-ins for UFC 177 . Truer words have never been spoken...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 28,571 reads 28 comments

  16. UFC 180: Cain Velasquez and the Quest for Greatness

    Throughout the brief yet layered history of mixed martial arts, a handful of iconic figures have come along, but nothing casts a net of mystique quite like what we've seen out of the heavyweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 22,239 reads 93 comments

  17. Fabricio Werdum Fueled by Underdog Status Against Cain Velasquez at UFC 180

    Fabricio Werdum is a man driven by being counted out. Throughout his impressive career as a mixed martial artist, the savvy Brazilian grappling ace has found himself facing seemingly ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 5,685 reads 8 comments

  18. UFC 177: T.J. Dillashaw Focused on Repeat Performance Against Renan Barao

    T.J. Dillashaw isn't thinking about the past. Granted, the date (May 24, 2014) will forever be burned in his brain as the night he shocked the MMA world by doing the unthinkable and upsetting and dethroning the reigning bantamweight king...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 6,398 reads 19 comments

  19. UFC 177: Renan Barao Driven by Revenge, Redemption

    When a fighter goes more than a decade without experiencing the bitter taste of defeat the way Renan Barao had going into UFC 173 back in May, there is a sense of complacency that can settle in...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 7,673 reads 69 comments

  20. Dropping Knowledge: Jake Ellenberger Analyzes Card for UFC Fight Night 49

    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 6 months ago 1,368 reads 4 comments

  21. Jeff Aronson's Vision Taking Titan FC to the Next Level

    In the 20 years mixed martial arts has been in existence, the UFC has been the premier organization in the sport...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 742 reads 1 comments

  22. With UFC Contract Official, Eddie Alvarez Meets Donald Cerrone at UFC 178

    The UFC is widely regarded as the elite level of mixed martial arts and a place where the best fighters in the world square off to determine supremacy...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 11,133 reads 55 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 49's Benson Henderson: Far Beyond Driven

    Benson Henderson is as goal-oriented as you'll find in the fight business. The former WEC and UFC lightweight champion is a man fueled by possibility and the potential to test ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 5,115 reads 24 comments

  24. George Sotiropoulos Looking to Get Back on Track at Titan FC 29

    Mixed martial arts is an unforgiving sport by its very nature. Tides turn quickly, momentum can be stopped in a flash and a fighter's ascension up the rankings toward potential title-contender ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 634 reads 2 comments

  25. Ryan Bader Re-Injured Hand Leading Up to Fight with OSP at Fight Night 47

    Ryan Bader made another strong move up the light heavyweight ladder this past Saturday night when he defeated Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of Fight Night 47...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 3,824 reads 7 comments