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  1. How Jones fought on Jan. 3, despite failed drug test

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- On Dec. 4, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones submitted to a random urine test, ordered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. On Dec. 23, the results of that test were delivered to the NSAC from a lab in Salt Lake City. Under...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  2. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones enters drug treatment fa...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine prior to his eighth title defense last weekend in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  3. UFC 182 Report Card: Jon Jones closes in on GOAT status

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades after UFC 182.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2015
  4. UFC 182 recap: Jon Jones successfully defends light heavyweight t...

    Brett Okamoto

    Jon Jones successfully defended his light heavyweight title by earning a unanimous decision over Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2015
  5. UFC 182 undercard roundup: Donald Cerrone overwhelms Myles Jury o...

    Brett Okamoto

    Lightweight title contender Donald Cerrone proved too savvy and too experienced for Myles Jury on the UFC 182 undercard on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2015
  6. Anthony Pettis, Rafael dos Anjos to headline UFC 185

    Brett Okamoto

    A UFC lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos will headline a UFC 185 pay-per-view event on March 14.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2015
  7. Rocky path for Garbrandt to UFC debut

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Cody Garbrandt knows little about his biological father, other than that he has been in prison his entire adult life. Garbrandt says he was fortunate to have a father figure growing up in his uncle, Robert -- although Robert's past a...

    Blog | January 01, 2015
  8. Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks to complete UFC trilogy

    Brett Okamoto

    Newly-crowned UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler's first title defense will be against Johny Hendricks.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2015
  9. Conor McGregor is one win away from facing UFC champion Jose Aldo...

    Brett Okamoto

    Irish featherweight Conor McGregor is one win away from a shot at UFC champion Jose Aldo.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2015
  10. The functioning dysfunction that is Cerrone

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- If Donald Cerrone ever gets his hands on a UFC lightweight title, the whole game better be ready for a radical change. While the majority of UFC champions typically want to fight (at most) three times per year, Cerrone sets his yearly...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Team Rivera set to appeal Faber loss

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Francisco Rivera will appeal the result of his second-round submission loss to Urijah Faber at UFC 181 on Monday, based on the argument an eye poke directly led to the result of the bantamweight contest. Rivera's manager Jason House c...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  15. UFC 181 Report Card: Robbie Lawler deserved to leave Vegas with w...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades after UFC 181.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  16. CM Punk on UFC: It's a perfect match

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Love it, hate it, be indifferent about it, whatever -- veteran pro wrestler CM Punk will fight in UFC. CM Punk, birth name Phil Brooks, has never professionally competed in mixed martial arts. His martial arts training has been limit...

    Blog | December 07, 2014