1. Herb Dean Talks About Controversial UFC 169 and UFC 170 Stoppages

    Being a referee in mixed martial arts is a difficult task by any measure, and few have ever done it better than Herb Dean...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 13,638 reads 90 comments

  2. Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov Headlines Albuquerque Fight Night in June

    The city of Albuquerque, N.M. has played a major role on the mixed martial arts scene for years but has never received a visit from the UFC...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 15,970 reads 85 comments

  3. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 171

    It had been over six years since anyone other than Georges St-Pierre wore the UFC welterweight title. The pound-for-pound great's reign came to an end when he vacated the strap at ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 18,304 reads 12 comments

  4. UFC 171: Kelvin Gastelum Ready to Take the Tough Road to the Top

    Kelvin Gastelum isn't looking for shelter. He's in search of the biggest challenges he can find. Where a large majority of past winners of The Ultimate Fighter were ushered ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 5,705 reads 13 comments

  5. UFC 171: Elite Jake Shields Still Under the Title Radar

    Being consistent in mixed martial arts is one of the most difficult tasks a fighter can accomplish, and Jake Shields has been as consistent as they come...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 4,784 reads 77 comments

  6. A Post-GSP Welterweight Division Is Anyone's Game

    After a razor-thin split decision and monumental announcement, Georges St-Pierre—the long-reigning king of the UFC's welterweight division— vacated his throne atop the 170-pound mountain...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 7,646 reads 72 comments

  7. Miesha Tate Is into a Potential 'Rousey vs. Cyborg' Fight

    Miesha Tate knows a thing or two about big fights on the big stage. The former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion has twice battled surging superstar Ronda Rousey with ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 23,471 reads 114 comments

  8. Cris 'Cyborg' on Lion Fight 14, Invicta and Ronda Rousey 'Running' from Her

    There are a lot of things on Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino's mind these days, but only a few she can do anything about at the current time...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 32,962 reads 376 comments

  9. The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 37

    All eyes were on Alexander Gustafsson at Fight Night 37. After taking light heavyweight king Jon Jones to the brink back in September, "The Mauler" was promised another opportunity to compete for the title as long as he won his next fight...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 12,968 reads 15 comments

  10. Alexander Gustafsson Not Thinking About Title Shot, Only Jimi Manuwa

    There may be bigger things looming in the future for Alexander Gustafsson , but you'd never know it from talking to him...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 5,118 reads 18 comments

  11. Daniel Cormier Is Giving Back and Looking Forward to Title Run in LHW Division

    There is something beyond the physical act of returning to the place you come from that helps put the movie of life into perspective...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 8,330 reads 61 comments

  12. Takanori Gomi Set to Face Isaac Vallie-Flagg in His Return at UFC 172

    "The Fireball Kid" is coming back, ladies and gentlemen. After more than a year away from the cage, Japanese star Takanori Gomi will face Isaac Vallie-Flagg in his return at UFC 172 in Baltimore...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 4,578 reads 13 comments

  13. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker March 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 5 months ago 3,980 reads 12 comments

  14. Vitor Belfort: Doctor Says I Need 90 Days to Adjust to No TRT

    The two biggest stories to hit the MMA radar this past week have been Vitor Belfort being replaced at UFC 173 and the Nevada State Athletic Commission's vote to ban testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT) treatment...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 7,390 reads 61 comments

  15. Raphael Assuncao Believes His Record, Not Theatrics, Should Get Him Title Shot

    The path to getting a title shot in the UFC can be a tricky route to navigate. While building a solid winning streak is typically the key to unlocking that door, other factors such ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 3,700 reads 16 comments

  16. John Dodson Looking to Return in May, Eager to Resume Hunt for Flyweight Title

    Saying John Dodson is eager to get back to work is somewhat of an understatement. The charismatic former flyweight title challenger is well-known for operating at an energy level ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 4,555 reads 11 comments

  17. John Hathaway Intends to Recapture His Momentum Against Dong Hyun Kim

    By its very nature, the prospect label isn't designed to have a long shelf life in combat sports. A fighter who garners attention and shows potential for bigger things gets the description, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 459 reads 0 comments

  18. Did Nate Diaz Request His Release from the UFC over Twitter?

    Former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has taken the UFC to task in recent months on everything from unfair fighter pay (via Fight! Magazine , h/t Bloody Elbow ) to undeserving title challengers (via Twitter )...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 28,540 reads 122 comments

  19. Chris Weidman Talks Anderson Silva's Return and a Future Fight with Jon Jones

    Chris Weidman turned the MMA world upside-down in 2013. The Serra-Longo product returned from a year on the sidelines recovering from injury to defeat the fighter widely regarded ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 21,458 reads 91 comments

  20. Junior Dos Santos Hopes for 4th Title Fight with Cain Velasquez

    It may be awhile before Junior dos Santos sees Cain Velasquez inside the Octagon again, but he's certain their paths will cross for a fourth time somewhere down the line...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 13,821 reads 54 comments

  21. Dana White: Anderson Silva Could Return Before the End of the Year

    Anderson Silva just may be a different breed of human being after all. After suffering a devastating injury that could very well have ended his career, "The Spider" is not only on the road to recovery but appears to be traveling in the express lane.

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 21,526 reads 56 comments

  22. UFC 170: The Good, Bad and Strange from the Rousey vs. McMann Fight Card

    Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in women's MMA with no other fighter registering on the radar as a comparison...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 11,223 reads 13 comments

  23. Ryan Bader Inks New Deal with UFC, Donates $30,000 to Military Organization

    Ryan Bader ’s 2014 campaign to reach the top of the light heavyweight division is yet to officially get off the ground, but things are certainly off to a bright start...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 18,096 reads 56 comments

  24. UFC 170: Rory MacDonald Ready for Demian Maia, Eyeing WW Title in 2014

    Potential setbacks lurk around every corner in the fight game. Whether the bumps in the road come from injuries sustained in training, or an off night inside the cage, fighters learn ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 6,463 reads 65 comments

  25. UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson Continues to Travel His Own Path

    Mixed martial arts is a sport based on individual talents, and few fighters are more tuned in to that notion than Roy Nelson ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 months ago 2,418 reads 6 comments