1. 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 7 months ago 5,172 reads 18 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 8,379 reads 61 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 359 reads 61 comments

  6. 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 3,742 reads 16 comments

  7. 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 4,605 reads 11 comments

  8. 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 508 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 28,595 reads 120 comments

  10. 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 21,593 reads 91 comments

  11. 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 14,159 reads 54 comments

  12. 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 21,709 reads 56 comments

  13. 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

  14. 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 18,234 reads 56 comments

  15. 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 6,535 reads 65 comments

  16. 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 2,483 reads 6 comments

  17. 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 15,014 reads 34 comments

  18. 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

  19. 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 23,893 reads 220 comments

  20. 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 20,354 reads 50 comments

  21. 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 12,544 reads 29 comments

  22. 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 3,507 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 5,455 reads 24 comments

  24. 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 26,078 reads 192 comments

  25. 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