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  1. Wrestling still Munoz's smartest play

    Chad Dundas

    Mark Munoz is playing everything pretty smart prior to his UFC 138 bout against Chris Leben. Now let's hope -- for his sake -- the former NCAA wrestling champion knows where to draw the line between gamesmanship and game planning. Munoz has done a...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  2. Bellator champion still a work in progress

    Sam Genovese

    Undefeated Bellator Fighting Championships heavyweight titleholder Cole Konrad knows there is much work to be done if he wants to continue his climb in MMA. The 27-year-old two-time NCAA wrestling champion meets Paul Buentello in a non-title super fi...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  3. Munoz vying for stardom at UFC 131

    Todd Martin

    Onetime NCAA wrestling champion Mark Munoz has a chance to solidify his place as a middleweight contender when he meets Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia in a featured matchup at UFC 131 on Saturday in Vancouver. Munoz, 33, holds a 5-2 mark in the ...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  4. UNF 24: Phil Davis passes Antonio Rogerio Nogueira test at UFN 24...

    Brian Knapp

    Minus a flurry in Round 2, Phil Davis did little more than the necessary in going through the motions for a three-round decision win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2011
  5. UFC Fight Night 24: Main card preview

    Jason Probst

    Is Phil Davis MMA's next light heavyweight phenom? Like Jon Jones, he's a wrestling savant whose developing secondary talents could make him a poster boy for a new breed of fighter, assuming he can best Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  6. A Winding Road for Brock Lesnar

    RJ Clifford

    The path Lesnar paved to his heavyweight title defense on October 23rd at the Honda Center in UFC 121 is not a road most traveled by.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2010
  7. Brock Lesnar takes Randy Couture's UFC heavyweight title

    Joe Hall

    Brock Lesnar welcomed Randy Couture back to the Octagon by overwhelming the veteran and taking his UFC heavyweight title in two rounds in Las Vegas on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2008
  8. Lesnar faces stern test in veteran Herring

    Michael Woods

    Brock Lesnar didn't exactly take the world by storm in his first appearance inside the Octagon. Will he look better against Heath Herring on Saturday?

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2008
  9. Mir not buying in to Lesnar hype

    Michael Woods

    After suffering a debilitating motorcycle injury, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is intent on climbing back on top of the MMA world. The only problem is, Brock Lesnar stands in his way.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2008
  10. Lesnar ready to tackle MMA fighting

    Andrew Falzon

    They don't call Brock Lesnar "The Next Big Thing" for nothing. The NCAA wrestling standout discusses how he plans to transition from a career in the ring to life the cage.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2007
  11. espnW -- Sara McMann focuses on fight, not fame, leading into UFC...

    Kate Fagan

    Ronda Rousey embraces being a celebrity champion, but her opponent at Saturday's UFC 170, Sara McMann, doesn't fight for fame or fortune. She's in simple pursuit of pure competition.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  12. Jackson out to prove critics wrong

    Brett Okamoto

    Quinton Jackson doesn't watch the NBA -- but Kobe Bryant's 2012 season just might be the biggest reason Jackson plans on fighting beyond age 35. "Rampage" Jackson's knees have hurt since his college wrestling days in the 1990s. An injury he suffe...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  13. UFC Fight Night 24: Phil Davis keeping up with MMA's Jon Jones?

    Brett Okamoto

    Phil Davis may not be in Jon Jones' class yet, but that hasn't kept fans from dreaming of a matchup of the light heavyweight wunderkinds. But first things first: Davis has business Wednesday against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2011