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  1. Bader trusts his wrestling against Teixeira

    Franklin McNeil

    The plan is set, and the wheels are in motion. Hard-hitting light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira will land a title shot with a victory Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 28 at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drummond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Th...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  2. Rampage considers move to boxing

    Franklin McNeil

    It's too late to turn back now. When former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson exits the Octagon on Jan. 26 in Chicago -- win or lose against hard-hitting Glover Teixeira -- he will not fight again with the promotion. Jack...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  3. UFC 146: Junior dos Santos stops Frank Mir, defends heavyweight t...

    Franklin McNeil

    Junior dos Santos defended his UFC heavyweight title for the first time by stopping Frank Mir in two lopsided rounds.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  4. Boxing coach Semore has Kos on the move

    Franklin McNeil

    Former top welterweight contender Josh Koscheck has never expressed having any regrets about his decision to part ways earlier this year with American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. Instead, he says he's happy with the decision, especially...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  5. Dana White says Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a 'racist' for Jeremy Lin...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC president Dana White called WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. a racist Tuesday night for comments the boxer made recently about New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  6. Kimbo Slice wins second pro fight with first-round KO

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight Kevin Ferguson, who is more commonly known as Kimbo Slice, improved to 2-0 as a professional boxer Saturday night with a first-round knockout of Ray Bledsoe in Grand Island, Neb.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  7. Kimbo Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson, set to step back into ring on Oc...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former bare-knuckle street fighter Kevin Ferguson, who is best known as Kimbo Slice, will make his second professional boxing appearance Oct. 15 in Grand Island, Neb.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  8. Submitting Munoz makes kid's day special

    Franklin McNeil

    WASHINGTON -- The desire to compete in UFC one day burns deep inside Randy Watson. Randy Watson spends at least one hour each day training in his family's home-based gym located in the basement. Much of the training focuses on boxing, wrestling a...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  9. Investigators convinced Arturo Gatti was murdered

    Franklin McNeil

    It has been more than two years since Arturo Gatti's death, which was ruled a suicide, but on Wednesday a team of experts assembled by Gatti's friend and manager claimed the former champion was in fact murdered.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2011
  10. Boxing promoter DiBella firmly in White's corner

    Franklin McNeil

    While Bob Arum takes issue with the way Dana White does business, not every boxing promoter disagrees with the UFC president's decision-making policies. Shortly after UFC announced that it had inked a major network television deal, Arum made his o...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  11. Bernard Hopkins calls out 'laid-back' Chad Dawson

    Franklin McNeil

    Bernard Hopkins' legacy is secure, save for one void on his resume: "exciting fighter." That's why he's pleading for Chad Dawson, a younger version of the formerly defense-minded Hopkins, to come ready to brawl on Oct. 15.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  12. Sergio Martinez takes Twitter challenge from Brit Darren Barker

    Franklin McNeil

    With none of boxing's heavy hitters willing to take on Sergio Martinez, the middleweight kingpin decided to accept a broadband-aided challenge from little-known Brit Darren Barker.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  13. Floyd Mayweather, Victor Ortiz reflective, restrained at promotio...

    Franklin McNeil

    In a setting that usually requires a sharp tongue and a thick skin, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz were respectful and introspective during Tuesday's media gathering to promote their Sept. 17 fight.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2011
  14. UFC 130: Frank Mir no longer a one-trick pony

    Franklin McNeil

    Fight fans have seen many incarnations of Frank Mir over the years, but none as complete as the one who will take to the Octagon on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2011
  15. Shields points to boxing for loss to St. Pierre

    Franklin McNeil

    The ground game is Jake Shields' bread and butter -- everyone knows it. Shields had been piling up submission victory after submission victory for so long that he never felt a sense of urgency to work on his standup -- until he agreed to fight welter...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  16. Nick Diaz is focused on Evangelista Santos, but is a boxing caree...

    Franklin McNeil

    For now, Nick Diaz isn't thinking beyond Saturday's fight with Evangelista Santos. But Strikeforce's welterweight champ ultimately believes his earning power might be greatest in boxing.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2011