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Match Game

Nearly every MMA fighter, fan, and pundit has played the role of matchmaker. Before, after, and during every fight, message boards and social media outlets light up with opinions on who should fight who next. While it’s fun to play the…

Mr. Wonderful Day

They say you can’t truly know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Despite the fact that I could never fit into a pair of Phil Davis’ loafers, I slipped on the NCAA Wrestling Champion’s metaphorical sneakers for one full day as he…

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to…

The Flyweight Fortune

After unleashing the flyweight division in March, Dana White will be strapping 10 pounds of gold around the waist of either Joseph Benavidez or Demetrious Johnson at UFC 152 on September 22 in Toronto, Ontario. The heir to the UFC’s…

Reality Check

You’re heavyweight Shane Carwin. You just had your third back surgery, and you haven't fought in 13 months. Two months after you tell the UFC that you're ready to get back to work, you get a call—out of the blue—asking if you'd like be…

Big Fight Breakdown

Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson UFC 151: September 1, 2012 The UFC 151 main event between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and challenger Dan Henderson could be dubbed New School versus Old School. Whatever the school, each fighter has…

The Over Under Dog

Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran is out of his cousin’s shadow and no longer flying under the MMA radar. On May 6, 2010, Pat Curran was supposed to be nothing more than cannon fodder for UFC veteran Roger “El Matador” Huerta,…

Croation Devastation

UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic is making a big impact in MMA’s biggest division. It doesn’t take great powers of observation to see that Stipe Miocic is nervous. At a local restaurant just outside of his hometown in Cleveland, Ohio, his…

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to…

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fi ghters on the verge of making it…

A Warrior's Heart

As the UFC’s only Afghan-born fighter, Siyar Bahadurzada is determined to inspire multiple nations of fans. Zuffa understands the connection between combat on the battlefield and combat in the cage, and it has heavily promoted the…

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fi ghters on the verge of making it…

Unleashing the Barbarian

Armed with one of the most well-respected coaches in the business and back in the UFC for his second stint, Tim Boetsch is on a three-fight winning streak and is ready to face his biggest challenge against Michael Bisping—and it all started…

Redemtion vs Reckoning

More than 13 years after their first encounter inside the Octagon, Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort are ready to put it all on the line at UFC 147 on June 23 in their native Brazil. Forget title implications and paydays—this fight is…