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  1. Jose Aldo outpoints Chad Mendes, defends UFC featherweight title

    Brett Okamoto

    Jose Aldo overcame the stiffest test of his featherweight title tenure to defeat challenger Chad Mendes by unanimous decision at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2014
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  3. Cormier explains why knee isn't an issue

    Brett Okamoto

    SAN JOSE -- Daniel Cormier will challenge Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 with a "technically" injured right knee. There is no hiding that. Following a third-round submission win over Dan Henderson in May, Cormier...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. John Dodson is out for year after tearing ACL

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC flyweight contender John Dodson is done for the year after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  5. MMA Power Rankings: Flyweight

    These are the flyweight power rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  6. Who can challenge Ronda Rousey?

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Referee Herb Dean didn't end UFC 170 early. Ronda Rousey did. Say what you want about Dean's decision to stop Saturday's title fight in the first round, awarding Rousey the first knockout of her career. Given the stakes involved, he...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  7. Bellator 106 Report Card: New titlists, new challenges for Bellat...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross hands out grades following Bellator 106 in his Report Card.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  8. History hardly on Tyson Fury's side

    Josh Gross

    Taken at face value, Tyson Fury's challenge of Cain Velasquez is pointless because we already know the result. Still, even if the callout is self-serving, even if it's designed to drum up interest and a payday, you have to admit there's something ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  9. Cejudo's MMA road already hitting bumps

    Josh Gross

    Olympic champion Henry Cejudo planned for a smooth and quiet transition from amateur wrestling to professional mixed martial arts. But stepping into his fourth fight after three months as a pro, Cejudo's manager is threatening to pull the 2008 gol...

    Blog | May 05, 2013
  10. JdS, Silva expect to meet post-UFC 160

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- UFC heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Antonio Silva would have no issue meeting one another in the Octagon if a title were on the line. Silva (18-4) will challenge current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 160 on May 25. Do...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  11. Scotty Lago on burnout, Olympics, Twitter

    Lynn Hoppes

    Olympic snowboarder Scotty Lago, before heading to Norway Thursday to prepare for this weekend's Arctic Challenge, was in Las Vegas on Wednesday to perform an ultimate orange burnout with fellow AMP Energy athletes Dale Earnhardt Jr. and MMA fighter ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  12. First take: Aldon Smith reflects on season

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith dropped by the First Take set to reflect on the Super Bowl -- he thinks the 49ers were robbed -- and to challenge Skip Bayless to an MMA fight. I have to think Smith-Bayless would do some strong pay-per-view nu...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  13. Gold medalist wrestler Henry Cejudo makes move to MMA

    Josh Gross

    Henry Cejudo, the youngest American wrestler to win gold at the Olympics, has officially embarked on the next stage of his athletic career.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  14. Cain Velasquez of UFC rejects challenge of boxer Tyson Fury

    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez said Thursday that boxing contender Tyson Fury, who publicly challenged him to a fight "in a cage or ring," will have to do more than tweet challenges and insults to get his wish.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  15. UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is ready for a new year - ...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    After a year that included a public feud with Dana White, a DWI and a major fight cancellation, UFC champ Jon Jones tells ESPN The Magazine's Alyssa Roenigk that he's not backing down from future challenges.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  16. Jose Aldo plans move to lightweight after Frankie Edgar fight

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo says he'd like to challenge himself at lightweight, following a scheduled title defense against Frankie Edgar in February.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2012
  17. Grantland Reality Fantasy League: HGH Waffles and Sentient Roboti...

    David Jacoby

    This week featured the best elimination challenge in the history of the GRTFL, the worst run-in with the law in the history of the GRTFL, the greatest T.J. Lavin performance in the history of T.J. Lavin performances, and the creepiest psychological b...

    Blog | November 16, 2012