1. 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 7 months ago 4,642 reads 13 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 4,010 reads 12 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 358 reads 61 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 3,741 reads 16 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 4,603 reads 11 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 505 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 28,594 reads 120 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 21,587 reads 91 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 14,148 reads 54 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 21,698 reads 56 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 11,217 reads 13 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 18,232 reads 56 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 6,533 reads 65 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 2,481 reads 6 comments

  15. The Fighting Life: MMA Elite Talk About the Sport's Small Window of Opportunity

    A career spent traversing the terrain of combat sports is a risky route to travel, and mixed martial arts is as unforgiving as it gets...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 15,010 reads 34 comments

  16. Carlos Condit Focused on Tyron Woodley, Looking to Start Title Run at UFC 171

    In the upper ranks of the welterweight division, Carlos Condit is a different type of animal. The former interim champion's fluid, rangy striking style is a unique look in a realm dominated by wrestle-heavy power punchers...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 10,495 reads 36 comments

  17. UFC Will Wait on Weidman vs Belfort Outcome Before Granting Machida a Title Shot

    Lyoto Machida 's wish to get the next shot at the middleweight title may still come true, but he's been moved to the "wait-and-see" plan for the time being...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 23,887 reads 220 comments

  18. GSP Not Ruling Out UFC Return but Only If Changes Are Made

    For nearly a decade, Georges St-Pierre competed under the UFC banner. Over that stretch, "GSP" became the most dominant fighter in the history of the welterweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 20,350 reads 50 comments

  19. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 36

    One year ago, the UFC's middleweight division appeared to be a conquered land. Long-reigning king Anderson Silva had made highlight-reel material out of every major contender and was seemingly without competition at 185 pounds...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 12,543 reads 29 comments

  20. Dropping Knowledge: Brian Stann Breaks Down UFC Fight Night 36

    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 7 months ago 3,506 reads 3 comments

  21. Ian McCall Injured, Out of Fight with Brad Pickett in London

    The flyweight division is in desperate need of title contenders and it looks as though Ian McCall has been pushed out of that race yet again...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 5,449 reads 24 comments

  22. Gilbert Melendez's Contract Status Has UFC Future in Doubt

    Gilbert Melendez is undoubtedly one of the best lightweight fighters in the world, but it's quite possible his time as a UFC fighter could be coming to an end. At least that is the way things are looking at the current time...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 26,077 reads 192 comments

  23. Anthony Pettis: I'll Fight Aldo at 145, 155 or Catchweight

    The term "superfight" is one that just won't go away in MMA . There have been a handful of dream matchups teased over the past three years, but none of them have come to fruition...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 3,030 reads 17 comments

  24. The Fighting Spirit of Albuquerque Can Be Found at Jackson/Winkeljohn's MMA

    "There Will Be No Shelter Here" Rage Against the Machine The vast openness of the Southwest has always made it a place where what you can make of something becomes the reality...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 1,860 reads 15 comments

  25. The Fighting Life with Dana White: Cutting Room Floor

    Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. All throughout the interview process there are choices that need to be made...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 7,393 reads 9 comments