| 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 2, 2014
| 12:01 AM
Ground & Pound is back in the fight game.
Other work responsibilities kept this blog on the sidelines for a couple of months, but we’re back to deliver news and interviews from the UFC and other top mixed-martial-arts promotions across America....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Times' MMA rankings for November.
1. Cain Velasquez
2. Fabricio Werdum
3. Junior Dos Santos
4. Travis Browne
5. Josh Barnett
6. Stipe Miocic
7. Mark Hunt
8. Antonio Silva
9. Ben Rothwell
10. Roy Nelson
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Ronda Rousey will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship belt on her home turf, Feb. 28 at Staples Center, the organization announced Wednesday.
Venice’s Rousey (10-0) will fight the No. 1-ranked bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (9-0) of...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez suffered a right knee injury in training and is withdrawing from his Nov. 15 Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against top contender Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City.
The UFC will instead stage an interim...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Mike Richman decided on his third deployment to Iraq with the Marines that he wanted to pursue something other than a decorated military career.
That something was attempting professional mixed martial arts fighting.
“I just knew I wanted to...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The answer to whether Tito Ortiz should be fighting anymore will be provided by the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” himself.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion “retired” upon closing in a 1-7-1 skid,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The morning after he was charged for his role in the death of a knife-wielding man in his 90s, Park Forest police Officer Craig Taylor sat handcuffed to a bench with other detainees.
As he waited for his name to be called in bond court, Taylor said he...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 7:51 PM
It’s not an arduous storyline to grasp.
Jake Ellenberger, a perennial top-10 fighter in the UFC’s welterweight division with a sledgehammer for a right hand, is a veteran who’s lost two fights in a row.
Kelvin Gastelum, an undefeated...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Looking to remedy the ills of his first losing streak, Glendale Fighting Club’s Jake Ellenberger, having made a career out of dynamic first-round finishes, was instead left stunned and gasping for air when he was on the wrong end of a first-round...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:24 PM
Julius Randle was laboring as he walked on his crutches at Staples Center, huffing and puffing as he sat down heavily in front of reporters.
It wasn't from the pain, the Lakers rookie said. He's dehydrated and fatigued. Hasn't been doing much since he...