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  1. CM Punk on taking real punches: I'll be OK

    Brett Okamoto

    Fair or not, one thing many will remember about Brock Lesnar's time in mixed martial arts is that he didn't like to get hit. The professional wrestling star-turned-UFC champion did not react well to getting punched in the face. That's an appropria...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  2. Dominick Cruz: This injury is last obstacle

    Brett Okamoto

    Dominick Cruz will visit a physician on Jan. 15 in Los Angeles, at which point he'll schedule the third ACL surgery of his career. The former UFC bantamweight champion has battled nagging hand injuries in the past and has underwent ACL surgery on ...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. Dominick Cruz sidelined with ACL tear in right knee

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz again has been sidelined due to injury, this time by a torn ACL in his right knee.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  4. UFC Fight Night 58 -- Lyoto Machida crushes CB Dollaway in just o...

    Brett Okamoto

    Lyoto Machida needed just over a minute to break through CB Dollaway's defense with a well-timed kick and score a TKO stoppage at UFC Fight Night 58 on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2014
  5. UFC announces re-signing of Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has announced former light heavyweight champion Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson has re-signed with the fight promotion.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2014
  6. Rashad Evans to return in Feb. 22 UFC Fight Night bout against Gl...

    Brett Okamoto

    After missing all of 2014 due to a torn ACL, Rashad Evans will officially return to action against Glover Teixeira on Feb. 22.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2014
  7. NSAC tests Jones, Cormier, Lawler, more

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission continues to implement its enhanced drug-testing policy ahead of major UFC events. NSAC executive director Bob Bennett confirmed to ESPN.com that the commission has ordered multiple random blood te...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  8. CB Dollaway on 'life-changing' fight

    Brett Okamoto

    On Nov. 17, many of the UFC's biggest stars accumulated in Las Vegas for a major news conference. Among those in attendance: former middleweight champion and perhaps greatest mixed martial artist of all time Anderson Silva; light heavyweight champ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  9. Power Rankings: Welterweight

    Brett Okamoto

    These are the welterweight power rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  10. Power Rankings: Women's Pound-for-pound

    Brett Okamoto

    These are the Women's P4P power rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  11. TUF20/UFC on Fox 13 Report Card: Thoughts on Diaz, Esparza, more

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades after TUF20 and UFC on Fox 13.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  12. Nate Diaz: Injuries tarnished performance

    Brett Okamoto

    PHOENIX -- Following a difficult fight week and even more difficult fight, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz said he'll be back. Diaz, 29, returned to the UFC on Saturday for the first time since November 2013 -- and he did so injured, according to postfi...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  13. Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner retires after loss

    Brett Okamoto

    Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner announced his retirement following a first-round submission loss to Drew Dober on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2014
  14. UFC on Fox 13 -- Junior dos Santos earns unanimous decision win o...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos outworked Stipe Miocic in a bloody brawl to earn a unanimous decision in the UFC on Fox 13 main event in Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2014
  15. UFC TUF 20 Finale -- Carla Esparza becomes first strawweight cham...

    Brett Okamoto

    Carla Esparza dominated Rose Namajunas on the ground en route to a third-round submission win to become the first UFC women's strawweight champion at Friday's TUF 20 Finale.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2014
  16. Nate Diaz unsure why he's in the UFC

    Brett Okamoto

    Nate Diaz returns to the Octagon this weekend. That part is simple enough. Describing the circumstances surrounding his return is a little more difficult. Diaz, 29, is in Phoenix this week to do a job: promote his bout against Rafael dos Anjos ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014