1. The Fighting Life: Live Blogging Chapter 3 of B/R's 'MMA Road Trip 2014'

    There are always more stories waiting to be told from the road. That's the beautiful part about that twisting, winding, curving thing; there is always something to be found when one has the courage to set about looking...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 19,450 reads 5 comments

  2. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 54

    The welterweight division is one of the most talent-rich collectives in the UFC, and two of the top fighters in the 170-pound fold collided when Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine squared off at Fight Night 54...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 8,984 reads 6 comments

  3. Tarec Saffiedine's Time to Shine Arrives at UFC Fight Night 54

    Tarec Saffiedine may just be the best-kept secret in the UFC welterweight division. Over the past several years, the Belgian striker has quietly climbed the 170-pound rankings to solidify himself as one best fighters in the weight class...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 2,196 reads 2 comments

  4. Rory MacDonald Focused on Tarec Saffiedine, Believes Title Shot Will Come

    Rory MacDonald's rise to title contention has been something special to watch. When the Firas Zahabi-trained fighter emerged onto the UFC scene back in 2010, he did so with buzz and excitement surrounding him...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 4,270 reads 17 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 54: The Calculated Chaos of Gunnar Nelson

    When it comes to competing under the bright lights of the UFC Octagon, Gunnar Nelson is a paradox of sorts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 5,753 reads 20 comments

  6. Max Holloway Continues to Be 1 of the Featherweight Divison's Top Prospects

    There are several talent-rich collectives under the UFC banner but none that are currently hotter than the featherweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 2,193 reads 12 comments

  7. Raphael Assuncao Putting Title Shot Frustrations Aside, Focused on Bryan Caraway

    Raphael Assuncao isn't sure how title shots are doled out in the UFC, but he is confident he's going to get there eventually...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 3,295 reads 13 comments

  8. Rick Story Looking to Derail Gunnar Nelson's Rise at UFC Fight Night 53

    Rick Story knows what it feels like to have momentum in the UFC welterweight division. The Washington-born powerhouse rose to prominence in the 170-pound ranks on the strength ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 4,223 reads 8 comments

  9. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 178

    There was a lot of anticipation in the buildup to UFC 178 , and expectations were set as high as any card in recent memory...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 31,222 reads 40 comments

  10. Khabib Nurmagomedov Feels He's 'Smashed Everyone,' Wants Title Shot

    Khabib Nurmagomedov has carved a path of destruction through the competitive ranks of the UFC lightweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 4,885 reads 41 comments

  11. Tim Kennedy Believes Vitor Belfort Is Nothing Without His 'Magic Juice'

    Tim Kennedy has never been one to mince words. The brash talking Texan keeps busy when he's not mixing it up inside the cage as he's engaged in multiple beefs with his fellow middleweights over a multitude of public formats...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 4,779 reads 29 comments

  12. Chris Cariaso Is Determined to Capitalize on Dream Opportunity at UFC 178

    Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso doesn't pay any mind to the odds going into a fight. It would be impossible for the 33-year-old Californian to escape the fact he's a heavy underdog going ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 694 reads 1 comments

  13. UFC 178's Tim Kennedy: Underrated No Longer

    Tim Kennedy has carried a chip on his shoulder for quite some time. The gritty veteran has been consistently mixing it up with the best middleweight fighters in the world for the past four years and has been largely successful while doing so...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 6,204 reads 31 comments

  14. Demetrious Johnson Focused on Progress, Not Legacy Heading into UFC 178

    Demetrious Johnson isn't one to get hung up on labels. While in the midst of his dominant reign atop the UFC's flyweight division, Mighty Mouse has gained solid recognition ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 4,486 reads 12 comments

  15. Miesha Tate Embracing History and Pressure at UFC Fight Night 52

    Miesha Tate is no stranger to big moments. The former Strikeforce bantamweight champion turned UFC contender has been involved in some of the biggest fights to ever hit the ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 9,761 reads 7 comments

  16. Mark Hunt Plans to Trade with Roy Nelson 'Until the Wheels Fall Off' at FN52

    What you see is what you get with Mark Hunt. The storied heavyweight slugger brings a straightforward approach to his action inside the Octagon, and the New Zealand native never makes any bones about what he's showing up to do...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 5,062 reads 20 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 7,976 reads 25 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 2,130 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 8 months ago 7,454 reads 6 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 9,483 reads 23 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 1,130 reads 2 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 798 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 2,162 reads 10 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 2,467 reads 15 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 7,692 reads 13 comments