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  1. Tito Ortiz talks Forrest Griffin fight, becoming actor

    Lynn Hoppes

    Tito Ortiz talks Forrest Griffin fight and becoming an actor.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  2. Tito Ortiz skips UFC 130 in Vegas to hang at Indy 500

    Lynn Hoppes

    INDIANAPOLIS -- "Let's hope the California Highway Patrol don't read this." That's mixed martial arts superstar Tito Ortiz talking about cruising around Orange County, Calif. -- sometimes at about 160 mph in his new bluish/black Maserati. "I can ma...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  3. Anderson Silva talks about his film 'Like Water'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Warning: This clip contains mature language. NEW YORK -- "Like Water," a documentary focused on mixed martial arts superstar Anderson Silva's life leading up to his UFC 117 win over Chael Sonnen, debuts Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival. The fi...

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  4. Soap star Mark Lawson eyes celebrity MMA event

    Lynn Hoppes

    Actor Mark Lawson, who plays Brody Lovett on ABC's "One Life to Live," is issuing a challenge to other actors: "I want to take part in a celebrity mixed martial arts tournament," said the 31-year-old Lawson, who has been on the long-running soap op...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  5. MC Hammer wishes he were young enough to be in MMA today

    Lynn Hoppes

    MC Hammer -- the 48-year-old entrepreneur, rapper, dancer, reality TV star, ordained minister and former Oakland A's bat boy -- said his recent foray into mixed martial arts isn't a gimmick. In July, the former Stanley Burrell created Alchemist Man...

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2010
  6. Herschel Walker ready to fight again

    Lynn Hoppes

    Now a few days removed from winning his first Mixed Martial Arts match, Herschel Walker is looking forward to his next one. "I will start training soon. That's because I love the sport," said Walker, who is a fifth degree black belt. "I don't know wh...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2010
  7. War Machine Q&A

    Lynn Hoppes

    Heard the one about the mixed martial arts star who turned to porn to make a living? Yep, it's true. Jon Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine a few years ago, has given up his seven-year MMA career to have sex for money. The 27-...

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2009
  8. MMA John "War Machine" Koppenhaver is a porn star.

    Lynn Hoppes

    John "War Machine" Koppenhaver talks about his porn career.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2009
  9. Butterbean stars as reserve deputy in TV show

    Lynn Hoppes

    Butterbean is a reserve deputy in his hometown of Jasper, Ala.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  10. MMA star Alex Gustafsson: Motocross tougher sport

    Lynn Hoppes

    LOS ANGELES -- Let the debate begin. Swedish mixed martial artist Alexander Gustafsson stopped by X Games 17 this weekend to watch motocross and also to promote his light-heavyweight fight Saturday against Matt Hamill in Philadelphia. Here comes ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  11. Alistair Overeem talks about scars, Strikeforce fight

    Lynn Hoppes

    Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has always been a fighter. And we don't just mean in an MMA ring. Check out those huge scars on his face. "I was 15 years old and hanging out in bars in my home country of the Netherlands, and I wa...

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  12. After MMA, Herschel Walker thinks about public office

    Lynn Hoppes

    Never doubt Herschel Walker. Overweight and having a speech impediment as a child, the 48-year-old Walker overcame that to win a Heisman Trophy at the University of Georgia, get inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, play 14 years of pro ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2010
  13. Georges St. Pierre would rather talk science than sports.

    Lynn Hoppes

    Georges St. Pierre is a nerd. Yes, I said it. To his face. MMA's No. 1 welterweight (20-2) and Spike TV's Most Dangerous Man of 2010 would rather talk science than sports. "I don't like to tell people that very much, but I am," said the 170-pound,...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2010
  14. UFC's Dana White talks about foul language, gambling

    Lynn Hoppes

    UFC 118, highlighted by Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn, is Saturday at the TD Garden in Boston, the first time an MMA-sanctioned event has been staged in Massachusetts. UFC President Dana White, who was born in Connecticut and went to college in Boston...

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2010
  15. Herschel Walker isn't joking about MMA

    Lynn Hoppes

    Don't doubt Herschel Walker. He had a speech problem. He was afraid of the dark. He had multiple personality disorder. He didn't know whom to trust. He got angry for no reason. He was a perfectionist. And all this happened even before he went to the ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2010