1. Is Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem on the Heavyweight Horizon?

    While the announcement that Andrei Arlovski would be a part of the June 6 Strikeforce show was certainly sudden, it should come as no surprise...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 841 reads 48 comments

  2. Reed Between the Lines: An Interview with WEC Executive Reed Harris

    They say big things come in small packages. If you’ve seen Miguel Torres, Mike Brown, or Urijah Faber fight, then you’d be hard pressed to dispute that notion...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 357 reads 7 comments

  3. Enter the Dragon: Lyoto Machida UFC 98 Interview Exclusive

    Elusive. Methodical. Unbeaten. There are plenty of adjectives available to describe Lyoto Machida’s style inside the Octagon. One not frequently heard, however, was “aggressive.” That all changed at UFC 94...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 1,512 reads 38 comments

  4. Who Will Be Cung Le's Next Opponent? Four Possibilities for His Return

    Everyone is anticipating the return of Cung Le. In my recent interview with Scott Coker, he let us know that Le will be back in action during the second half of 2009...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 4,478 reads 18 comments

  5. An Exclusive Interview With UFC Middleweight Dan Miller

    If Miller Light was everything you wanted in a beer (and less), then Dan Miller might be everything you want in an MMA fighter (with less hype)...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 11 reads 1 comments

  6. Will Urijah Faber Throw Mike Brown A Curveball in Their WEC Rematch?

    Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Stockton Ports-Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game on Friday, May 8. For all you baseball/mma fans, the Ports hit a walk-off home-run to down the Quakes 8-7...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 295 reads 8 comments

  7. An Exclusive Interview with UFC Heavyweight Cain Velasquez

    Forget everything you ever knew about heavyweight fighters in the UFC. The days of beer bellies and pear-shaped goliaths that once made a spectacle of the most watched weight class in all of combat sports are mercifully, coming to an end...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 1,514 reads 14 comments

  8. Will Anderson Silva's “Web” Stick to the UFC's 205-Pound Division?

    Unless you have been living under a proverbial rock, then you are familiar with Anderson Silva’s next opponent. It is none other then former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 455 reads 19 comments

  9. Why the Business of MMA Needs Strikeforce

    Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover once said, “Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 333 reads 15 comments

  10. Shark Fights 4 Results and Recap: Don Frye and Jesse Taylor Victorious

    Regional MMA was on display yesterday (May 2) in the “South Plains” of West Texas when “Shark Fights 4,” the fourth installment from the upstart organization based out ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 299 reads 4 comments

  11. Battle in the Cage, Battle in Life: Shark Fights President Jim Larson

    Brian: Jim, it’s an honor to speak with you. Tell us about your journey into MMA, the Shark Fights, and promotion and why the Children’s Miracle Network is so important to both you and your MMA organization...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 420 reads 7 comments

  12. Rex Richards and Jesse Taylor, Two MMA “Shark Fights 4” Fighters, Speak

    Rex RichardsBrian: How have you been able to translate your NFL experience into a practical application for the sport of MMA?Rex Richards: Being in the NFL, I have always been able to tackle ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 183 reads 0 comments

  13. “Shark Fight 4” PPV: Don Frye, TUF 7's Jessie Taylor Ready to Fight

    Tomorrow night, regional MMA will be on display in the “South Plains” of West Texas. Lubbock, Texas will welcome “Shark Fight 4,” the fourth installment from the upstart organization based out of Amarillo, Texas...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 459 reads 0 comments

  14. UFC 101 vs. UFC 102: Which Fight Card Would You Rather Buy?

    With the anouncementof Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin for UFC 101 and Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt for UFC 102 both fight cards solidified strong co-main events...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 870 reads 15 comments

  15. Demian Maia Confirms Fight with Nate Marquardt, Set for UFC 102

    Demian Maia has confirmed (on his website) the exclusive news Inside Fights reported a few days ago. He’ll be meeting fellow middleweight contender Nate Marquardt in a battle later this summer to determine the No...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 144 reads 12 comments

  16. UFC Signs Anderson Silva-Forrest Griffin Fight for UFC 101

    Kevin Iole over at Yahoo Sports is confirming that the UFC has signed the Anderson Silva-Forrest Griffin fight for UFC 101. It will serve as the co-main event to the lightweight title fight between B...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 1,537 reads 8 comments

  17. Will Anderson Silva Fight Across the Pond?

    Inside Fight's Jeremy Botter is reporting that Anderson Silva will moonlight at light heavyweight for a second time. This time with more resonance perhaps...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 623 reads 31 comments

  18. Will Anderson Silva Sleepwalk Through the Rest of His MMA Career?

    Caption: Will Anderson Silva rediscover his "zen-fighter" state of mind? Since UFC 97 expired, there has been a lot of chatter about what exactly is wrong with Anderson Silva. A lot of theories have been put forth...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 228 reads 11 comments

  19. MMA Legend Don “The Predator” Frye will fight at “Shark Fight 4”

    As the sport of MMA grows, fans are getting to witness firsthand how the first “legends” of the sport transcend from the limelight of the UFC to smaller niche roles within the industry...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 666 reads 27 comments

  20. Has Anderson Silva's "Spider" Turned Passive-Aggressive?

    Caption: Will the real Anderson Silva please stand up? Anderson “The Spider” Silva has long been known for his aggressive style of striking. However, in his last two fights, Silva has adapted a more passive approach...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 1,309 reads 22 comments

  21. Greatest UFC Champion Ever: Chuck Liddell vs. Anderson Silva

    “If he wins Saturday, does Anderson Silva become the greatest champion this organization has ever seen?” That question was recently put forth to Dana White by a reporter at the UFC 97 press conference...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 1,688 reads 43 comments

  22. B/R Interview: Chuck Liddell Confident He Will Get One Last Crack at UFC Gold

    One of the most fascinating studies in sports is looking at an athlete who is considered one of the greats and observing them when they are down but not fully out...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 719 reads 32 comments

  23. The Frank Shamrock Interview: Can He Lead Strikeforce into MMA 2.0?

    In MMA, you have your up-and-comers, your run-of-the mill-fighters, title holders that become superstars, and then you have Frank Shamrock. Whether you love him or hate him, Frank Shamrock is an icon in the world of mixed martial arts...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 497 reads 20 comments

  24. Will Season Nine of the Ultimate Fighter Save Spike TV's Signature Series?

    Most television series tend to suffer from a ratings decline as they get older. With slightly sagging ratings, the "Ultimate Fighter" series seemed destined to head down that same predictable course...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 218 reads 5 comments

  25. Who Will UFC Welterweights Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit Fight Next?

    The Ultimate Fight Night 18 “main event” between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann certainly delivered. One could argue that it’s an early candidate for fight of the year, despite somehow getting beat out for fight of the night...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 713 reads 10 comments