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  1. Belfort: 'I dont care what people think'

    Franklin McNeil

    Throughout his career, Vitor Belfort has built a reputation as someone who doesn't pull punches or cut corners. Whether in the cage or out, he gives it to you straight. And Saturday night when he steps in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 32 for a ma...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  2. Sonnen versus Machida the way to go

    Franklin McNeil

    Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has been pursuing Wanderlei Silva for several months. As is common when Sonnen targets a fighter, especially a Brazilian, the verbal assault can turn vicious. Silva has received some of the best trash talk in S...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. Demian Maia-Jake Shields set for Oct. 9 in Brazil

    Franklin McNeil

    Welterweight contender Demian Maia attempts to strengthen his case for a title shot Oct. 9 when he faces Jake Shields in Barueri, Brazil, UFC officials announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  4. Evans can't afford another loss

    Franklin McNeil

    Once in a while it is necessary to set the record straight. That moment has arrived as it relates to a comment made by former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans about his upcoming bout against Dan Henderson. The two are scheduled to meet June...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  5. Evans eager to overcome recent skid

    Franklin McNeil

    When Rashad Evans last stepped inside the Octagon to fight -- on Feb. 2 at UFC 156 -- he was a shadow of himself. There was very little head or foot movement, making him an easy target for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira's stiff right jab. But the slug...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  6. Rashad Evans to face Dan Henderson at UFC 161

    Franklin McNeil

    Two former light heavyweight champions will return to action on June 15 at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the promotion announced Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  7. Dan Henderson, Lyoto Machida to fight Feb. 23 in Anaheim

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champions Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida will meet Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif., UFC officials announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  8. Hendo says he's facing Machida at UFC 156

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson said he will face Lyoto Machida in February at UFC 156. Henderson made the statement Thursday night during Spike TV's "MMA Uncensored Live." UFC, however, has yet to make an official announcement rega...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  9. Chael Sonnen pushes back at critics on light-heavyweight title sh...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former top middleweight contender Chael Sonnen shot back Wednesday at fighters who expressed disapproval that he has been granted a title shot against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  10. Bonnar can cash in with win over Silva

    Franklin McNeil

    Conventional wisdom suggests that Stephan Bonnar, who last fought in November 2011 and spent the past few months contemplating retirement, has nothing to lose against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 153. There's no title on the line, t...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  11. Stann not buying Bisping's stand-up pitch

    Franklin McNeil

    After listening to middleweight contender Michael Bisping repeatedly express his intention of standing toe-to-toe with Brian Stann in Toronto, just about everyone is convinced he will stay true to his word. "I have the advantage," Bisping told ESP...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  12. Noke, not Jones, on Brenneman's mind now

    Franklin McNeil

    At some point this week, the paths of welterweight Charlie Brenneman and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will cross. Both are scheduled to compete Saturday night at UFC 152 in Toronto -- Brenneman faces Kyle Noke on the card's opening bout, whil...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  13. Ellenberger doesn't foresee UFC 151 repeat

    Franklin McNeil

    Everything had gone according to plan for Jake Ellenberger. His training camp was flawless. His body was in tip-top condition and mentally there were no doubts he'd leave his rematch with Jay Hieron at UFC 151 victorious. Then the roof fell in....

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  14. Belfort to give Jones a taste of the past

    Franklin McNeil

    When the call came from UFC officials, offering a title shot against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, there wasn't the slightest hesitation from Vitor Belfort. Before the final words reached his ears, Belfort accepted. The only issue he had w...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  15. Jon Jones remorseful for not fighting Chael Sonnen

    Franklin McNeil

    Two days removed from his decision that forced the cancellation of UFC 151, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is feeling the pains of consciousness.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2012
  16. Jon Jones to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 152

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort has accepted an offer to fight current titleholder Jon Jones on Sept. 22 in Toronto, Zuffa LLC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told ESPN.com on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2012