| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine last month, and announced Tuesday he has entered a drug treatment facility.
Jones (21-1) successfully defended his belt for the eighth consecutive time...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Rare championships, rising stardom and strong team and individual efforts highligted a banner 2014 sports season locally.
Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others.
Chosen by the News-Press, here is a list...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:53 PM
The disdain that can build up against longtime winners in any sport is being directed at the Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Jones, 27, has proven to be a major talent, and now that he's seven successful title...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:20 PM
LAS VEGAS — Jon Jones retained his light heavyweight title Saturday night in UFC 182, unanimously outpointing Daniel Cornier.
Jones improved to 21-1, receiving winning scores of 49-46 from all three judges. Cormier fell to 15-1.
Jones gained the...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:31 AM
The most anticipated fight in UFC’s recent history lived up to the hype Saturday night, as Jon Jones defended his light-heavyweight title in a tense five-round decision over Daniel Cormier.
Jones made the most of a 12-inch reach advantage to...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:52 PM
Donald Cerrone won't be the next challenger to Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
But the veteran took a major step to be next in line to Pettis' just-announced March 14 defense in Dallas against Rafael dos Anjos by...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:07 PM
This year wasn't an extraordinary one for boxing and mixed martial arts fans, but the combat sports do have some momentum going into 2015.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has called out Manny Pacquiao (albeit with a repeat of conditions) to finally meet in the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Ben Saunders is a true rarity – an Orlando-based fighter at the highest level of MMA – but to realize his dream, he has ventured all over the United States to train and compete.
His recent travelogue reads like a country song – from...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:33 PM
A current Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter and two former contenders have filed a class-action lawsuit against the organization, alleging an illegal monopoly that limits fighter earnings.
Cung Le, a middleweight recently embroiled in a disputed...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 11:10 PM
Jon Jones was true to his long-ago guess.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion can indeed take down former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier.
And by doing so on at least three occasions in the fourth round, Jones set himself...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 1:20 PM
A third Lawler-Hendricks meeting may not play out like the classic trio of fights between Ali and Frazier or the Couture-Liddell troika, and the choice of Johny Hendricks may not even be the best or fairest matchup for newly crowned champ Robbie Lawler....