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  1. MMA fighters tell all on Dana White, transgender fighters - ESPN ...

    Michael Huang and Michael Woods

    In ESPN The Magazine's Fighting Issue, Michael Huang and Michael Woods gave 38 MMA fighters the change to throw verbal punches in anonymity, and they didn't hold back.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  2. Bill de Blasio talks boxing, MMA

    Michael Woods

    Tuesday is an election day in New York City, as voters can cast a ballot in the party primaries. For the big seat, the Mayor's chair, Brooklyn resident Bill de Blasio is ahead in the polls. Voters consider different criteria, of course, but I thou...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  3. White, Rousey take aim at Speaker Silver

    Michael Woods

    Ronda Rousey has proven herself to be more than a manufactured creation, put forth to exploit her pleasing aesthetic package, if one judges by the trail of mangled arms she's left in her wake over the course of seven professional mixed martial arts c...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  4. Baldwin's Weidman wants Silva rematch

    Michael Woods

    Baldwin, N.Y., was a festive place early Tuesday morning, at least in Chris Weidman's neighborhood. Friends and neighbors took to his Long Island street Tuesday after 2 a.m., when he returned after his victory over the man widely regarded as the best...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  5. Yormark: Boxing would be key in Coliseum

    Michael Woods

    Brooklyn is a busy borough, one that brings plenty of attributes to the table. Long Island doesn't have that same cachet, and so I wonder if the Barclays Center crew could in fact replicate their success in Brooklyn on the island. During a rece...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  6. Butler leaves Wall St. for the fighting life

    Michael Woods

    The path, from Princeton University to Wall St., with a comfortable living and the perks of NYC available to a not-unattractive Ivy Leaguer fitness buff, sounds like a guaranteed recipe for happiness for many. Not so Jake Butler. At his desk at Th...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  7. Loya is being brought to N.Y. to lose

    Michael Woods

    Javier Loya is being flown to New York on Thursday morning, and being put up in a Long Island hotel, to lose. He's a 27-year-old man who lives in Phoenix, still exulting in the Feb. 6 birth of his second son, Javier II, but let's put the facts on ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  8. Push to get MMA embraced in NY continues

    Michael Woods

    On the outside chance you only come to ESPNNewYork.com for the NYFightblog, you may not have seen the story posted on the home page earlier, which touched on the letter sent by the Association of Boxing Commissions to the top politicians in New York,...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  9. Jones, Sonnen hype April's N.J. clash

    Michael Woods

    You could tell who were the writers and who were the fighters during an intimate media luncheon put together by the UFC at Carmine's in NYC's Theater District on Wednesday. As pound-for-pound ace Jon Jones, the 25-year-old Ithaca, N.Y., resident and ...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  10. UFC in transition, adding NY would help

    Michael Woods

    The UFC was on a roll there for a spell, with standouts like Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell having some success breaking out of the Octagonal holding pen and getting on the radar of more casual sports fans. But Liddell retired at the end of 2010 and...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  11. UFC has put MSG on hold in November

    Michael Woods

    Dana White has felt somewhere between cautiously optimistic and quite optimistic in the last few years that New York politicians would see the light, and see the economic bounty that the UFC could bring to the state, never mind the state of inequalit...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  12. S.I. Olympian Marcus Browne set for debut

    Michael Woods

    Sandy has been on Marcus Browne's mind -- how could it not be, since the severe storm did its best to kayo his Staten Island home base? But Browne is intent on not letting the storm surge remove him from the task he has in front of him Friday night...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  13. 'Comanche Boy' signs with DeGuardia

    Michael Woods

    People in the fight game tend to move slowly, even when faced with hard, irrefutable evidence. That's not always a bad thing; to be knee-jerk is to ensure you leave out evidence when making a move. But more and more, promoters are realizing that figh...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  14. UFC chief Dana White talks to NYFightblog

    Michael Woods

    I am a fight fan. I like to watch 'em. Boxing, MMA, two knuckleheads soaked in suds throwing down outside The Dew Drop Inn, settling an argument on who's the hotter Kardashian. And you know this is the NYFightblog, which was pitched to you a...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  15. Dallas-Gonzalez matches legit prospects

    Michael Woods

    It's fair to say that most fight fans would prefer for boxing to have more of an MMA mentality and for the powers that be, who include promoters and managers, would make a concerted effort to make pick-'em matches more regularly than they do. Too ...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  16. Welcome to the Fightblog

    Michael Woods

    You either "get" boxing or you don't. It isn't like olives, where you can periodically taste one to see if it appeals to you. Either you see the upside to two people in shorts punching each other in the head, or you don't. I do. I have since...

    Blog | September 07, 2011