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  1. Winning belt is only part of Weidmans goal

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- It's commonly said that styles make fights. Chris Weidman has relied on the mantra for more than two years to convince anyone who'd listen that he possessed the style of fighting to unseat middleweight champion Anderson Silva. And th...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  2. Koch places fighting at top of to-do list

    Franklin McNeil

    What should have been the most exciting year in the fighting life of featherweight contender Erik Koch is anything but. By all measures, it has been his worst. Koch entered 2012 riding a four-fight win streak and primed to reach his goal of becomi...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  3. Munoz believes he has tools to unseat Silva

    Franklin McNeil

    Throughout his four years competing under the Zuffa LLC banner, Mark Munoz has been nothing short of a model employee. He doesn't turn down fights, never complains and does whatever is asked of him with a big smile on his face. He's the consummate co...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  4. Nate Marquardt signs contract with Strikeforce, according to repo...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC middleweight contender Nate Marquardt has signed a contract with Strikeforce, Fuel TV reported Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  5. Evan Dunham to square off with Edson Barboza at UFC 146

    Franklin McNeil

    Two years ago, Evan Dunham appeared to be closing in on a lightweight title shot. Then he lost two fights in a row.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2012
  6. Rua deserved a draw, not shaft from judges

    Franklin McNeil

    It was one of the most anticipated 205-pound fights in mixed martial arts history. After years of waiting, former Pride champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua finally stepped into a cage opposite one another Saturday night at UFC 139. And they put ...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  7. For Guillard, Lauzon fight is worth the risk

    Franklin McNeil

    Being at the doorstep of a lightweight title shot has some questioning Melvin Guillard's desire to fight Joe Lauzon at UFC 136 Saturday night in Houston. It's well-documented that Guillard has an affinity for Houston, where he lived for a few year...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  8. Froch will need new formula for Ward

    Franklin McNeil

    There is a formula for beating 42-year-old Glen Johnson, and super middleweight titlist Carl Froch revealed it Saturday night in retaining his belt. The winning formula consisted of outpunching Johnson, who tried desperately to finish the fight earl...

    Blog | June 05, 2011
  9. 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
  10. UFC 101: Octagon door still open for Fedor Emelianenko

    Franklin McNeil

    MMA fans might wind up seeing Fedor Emelianenko in the Octagon after all. According to Dana White, the heavyweight phenom is still a wanted man by the UFC -- as long as he keeps winning.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2009