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  1. UFC exec Lawrence Epstein backs expanded legalized sports betting...

    David Purdum

    UFC Executive Vice President and COO Lawrence Epstein became the second executive of a prominent professional sports league to publicly support expanded legalized sports betting in the United States.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  2. St-Pierre among Canadian greats

    Andrew R. Davis and Trevor Ebaugh

    In January 2004, a 22-year-old MMA prospect from Montreal named Georges St-Pierre made his UFC debut on an undercard bout against Karo Parisyan. St-Pierre would dominate the fight, winning by unanimous decision to set up a welterweight title fight wi...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  3. A short list of sports influencers

    Scoop Jackson

    Influence is difficult to quantify. It's not strictly about power, and it's not necessarily all about impact. Yet both are needed for one to have influence over others. It's not only about fame, fortune, notoriety, reverence, respect, how many follow...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  4. St-Pierre, Diaz go at it on conference call

    Brett Okamoto

    As a sports analyst, sometimes you need to know when to just get out of the way. In the spirit of that, below are straight highlights from Thursday's national media call featuring UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Nic...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  5. espnW -- What to make of recent milestones in women's sports

    Johnette Howard

    Recent milestones and "firsts" for female athletes have provided glimpses into just how women's sports may finally break through its most stubbornly unconquered frontier.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  6. Tweets in bad taste still rampant

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For starters, Sandy Hook was not a hoax. I live in Sandy Hook, and the week's worth of funeral processions down Church Hill Road was not imagined. The grieving people here are not actors. The ambulances that raced by my house were not props. The kids...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  7. Silva at forefront of training trend: privacy

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- As mixed martial arts fighters approach superstar status, a shift is taking place in their relationship with the media. Middleweight king Anderson Silva, who returns once more to 205 pounds in this weekend's UFC 153 main event again...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  8. ONE FC Report Card: Confusion reigned supreme at ONE FC

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of ONE FC fighters.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  9. Playbook: The Week's Best Sports Photos

    Playbook Visuals

    From baseball to basketball to hockey, from a European soccer championship to horses vying for glory, the last seven days in sports brought us some amazing moments -- and amazing images. Here they are: Playbook Visuals' Photos of the Week...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  10. Louisville protecting players in practice with MMA helmets

    Louisville is taking a proactive approach to preventing multiple concussions: Mixed martial arts helmets.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  11. UFC plans Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen rematch for June in Brazil ...

    Brett Okamoto

    A highly anticipated rematch between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is poised to become the biggest fight in company history.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  12. Will soccer endorsements harm Brazil's MMA image?

    Thiago Arantes

    I can see it coming, and I'm certainly not the only one. MMA in Brazil has reached the pinnacle of popularity in recent years. Fighters are becoming celebrities and, most importantly when it comes to building stars in the sport, the best fighters...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  13. 'UFC Undisputed 3': Producer Q&A

    Jon Robinson

    Anderson Silva's violent and unflinching soccer kick to the side of his opponent's head has left both the virtual combatant and the guy controlling him (me) stunned. The shocking depiction of a move outlawed by the UFC but featured in th...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  14. 'UFC Undisputed 3': Producer Q&A

    Jon Robinson

    Anderson Silva's violent and unflinching soccer kick to the side of his opponent's head has left both the virtual combatant and the guy controlling him (me) stunned. The shocking depiction of a move outlawed by the UFC but featured in the new "UFC ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  15. 'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster Reveal: Pride

    Jon Robinson

    From vicious head stomps to soccer kicks upside the dome, there's more to fighting under Pride rules than simply trading the Octagon for a ring. And that viciousness is captured, not only with brutal imagery in the video game "UFC Undisputed 3," bu...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  16. While tending to injury, Cruz gives back

    Chad Dundas

    Las Vegas -- It doesn't look easy, but Dominick Cruz can still hold a pen. Fresh off surgery on the right hand he injured during his bantamweight title defense over Demetrious Johnson earlier this month, Cruz is on the mend but still ailing. These...

    Blog | October 27, 2011