| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:57 PM
Robbie Lawler told me last week that he was the best in the world, and he would prove it Dec. 6.
Typical fighter bluster? Maybe. But as the saying goes, "It ain't bragging if you can back it up."
Lawler proved it Saturday night in violent fashion,...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
A deal the Ultimate Fighting Championship chairman said is his organization’s richest non-television agreement will dress fighters exclusively in Reebok gear and boost their purses.
The new outfitting policy, a six-year agreement to begin in...
| 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....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 11:23 AM
For Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Marcus Brimage, UFC 182 represents another step in his journey to become a champion. For his next opponent, Cody Garbrandt, the Jan. 3 fight card presents a chance to establish himself as a fighter on mixed...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:28 PM
As editors, we don’t get a ton of opportunities to get out of the office. So, when I realized I was one of just a few in our department with even a cursory knowledge in mixed martial arts, I volunteered to help cover the UFC’s first event in...
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 9:00 AM
The challenge of the moment behind him, Jon Jones turned his attention late Saturday night to a greater pursuit.
“My plan is to become the greatest fighter of all time, and it’s so feasible and attainable,” Jones said at his UFC 182...
| 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...