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Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts
News, articles and information about mixed martial arts, a combat sport incorporating a variety of fighting techniques. (Photo AP)
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Top Mixed Martial Arts Articles

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  • UFC grapples as positive drug tests come to light after lucrative fights

    Some of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's most celebrated fighters tested positive for steroids, cocaine and marijuana in the last two months, with the results being released soon after their lucrative fights, creating a public relations problem for...
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship announces rigorous anti-doping policy

     Ultimate Fighting Championship announces rigorous anti-doping policy
    Reeling from positive drug tests by two of its top fighters, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will employ by July a rigorous testing strategy to catch cheaters. “The No. 1 goal is to have a clean sport, no matter what it costs,” UFC...
  • Jon Jones, Chris Weidman return on same loaded May 23 UFC card

    Jon Jones, Chris Weidman return on same loaded May 23 UFC card
    Jon Jones will return from his positive test for cocaine and make the ninth defense of his Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight belt in the main event of a loaded May 23 card at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the organization announced. Jones (21-...
  • Ronda Rousey holds court at Glendale Fighting Club

    Ronda Rousey holds court at Glendale Fighting Club
    GLENDALE — Nobody draws a crowd or media attention quite like “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. With her women’s bantamweight title defense against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at Staples Center looming on Feb. 28, the reigning queen of the...
  • Ronda Rousey praises tougher UFC drug testing, penalties

    Ronda Rousey praises tougher UFC drug testing, penalties
    The leaders of the Ultimate Fighting Championship reacted to the damning positive drug tests that have threatened the integrity of mixed martial arts by vowing to spend millions of dollars to clean things up. Then unbeaten women’s bantamweight...
  • UFC on Fox: Johnson pounds Gustafsson, earns title shot vs. Jones

    UFC on Fox: Johnson pounds Gustafsson, earns title shot vs. Jones
    If Alexander Gustafsson really does have the “book” on how to beat Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, he didn’t even get a chance to read the cover Saturday night. Johnson, who fights out of Boca Raton, made quick work of Gustafsson...
  • MMA rankings: Jon Jones retains top light-heavyweight spot

    MMA rankings: Jon Jones retains top light-heavyweight spot
    Times' MMA ranking for January. Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Stipe Miocic 6. Josh Barnett 7. Mark Hunt 8. Antonio Silva 9. Ben Rothwell 10. Alistair Overeem   It...
  • "Rumble" Johnson risks 3-year win streak Saturday

    "Rumble" Johnson risks 3-year win streak Saturday
    By the time he enters the Octagon on Saturday, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will have gone three years and 10 days without losing a fight – a stint spanning eight fights and four promotions. And yet, some people think they know the...
  • UFC's Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz fail drug tests

    UFC's Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz fail drug tests
    Anderson Silva’s comeback victory over Nick Diaz on Saturday night has been transformed from an uplifting moment to an ultimate downer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the Nevada State Athletic Commission reported Tuesday that Silva...
  • UFC says ex-middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for steroid use last month

    Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for steroid use. Silva, the 39-year-old Brazilian widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist in the young sport's history, tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites and...
  • Law student by day, MMA fighter by night

     Law student by day, MMA fighter by night
    It is the second day of class as Professor Deleso Alford orders her Florida A&M University law students up to the podium, one by one, to introduce themselves. She wants each of them to share an interesting fact as they spend the next several months...