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  1. Tyson on the UFC, the Gracies and charity

    Jake Rossen

    Seven years ago, Mike Tyson did what prizefighters are rarely willing or able to do: recognize when their time is up. A mercurial figure of the '80s and '90s who often courted as much trouble outside the ring as he did inside of it, Tyson walked ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  2. Royce Gracie's nostalgia trip

    Jake Rossen

    Sherdog.comBlame it on Rio: Royce Gracie, 44, is pondering an August return to the Octagon in Brazil.When the UFC held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week to announce only its second show there in 12 years, Royce Gracie appeared and told g...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  3. Royce Gracie's nostalgia trip

    Jake Rossen

    When the UFC held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week to announce only its second show there in 12 years, Royce Gracie appeared and told gathered media that a slot for him in the August event was being "negotiated." Assuming that Gracie w...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2010
  4. Collectors gone wild

    Jake Rossen

    My lone concession to MMA merchandising remains a seven-inch plastic replica of Royce Gracie, which sits on a desk I don't use and resembles ancient character actor Henry Silva more than it does the UFC's first tournament champion. (I once ...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  5. Collectors gone wild

    Jake Rossen

    My lone concession to MMA merchandising remains a seven-inch plastic replica of Royce Gracie, which sits on a desk I don't use and resembles ancient character actor Henry Silva more than it does the UFC's first tournament champion. (I once purchased ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2010
  6. MMA: Strikeforce, UFC haven't learned lesson of denied gratificat...

    Jake Rossen

    There's a big lesson buried in the UFC of 1994-95, and it's something Scott Coker and Strikeforce should have done some remedial reading on prior to last weekend. After UFC 1, an event at which Royce Gracie squeezed Ken Shamrock into submission, the...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  7. Proliferation of mainstream UFC top story of the decade

    Jake Rossen

    How far we've come from a superficially disgusting sport that nauseated the mass media to the ubiquitous force it is today. Here are our 10 stories of the decade that shook the fighting industry.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2009
  8. Strikeforce: Gina Carano, women's MMA not going anywhere

    Jake Rossen

    Cristiane Santos' high-profile fight with Gina Carano only helped to bolster their star power -- and to push women's MMA to the forefront.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2009
  9. Boardroom Brawlers V

    Jake Rossen

    The conclusion of a series highlighting athletes-turned-promoters. As most of them discovered, the real ugly business takes place outside the ring. Kimo Leopoldo Résumé: Hulking street fighter who became the first man to make Royce Gracie...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  10. UFC 100 adds grappling tournament to schedule

    Jake Rossen

    Recognizing that not everyone enjoys getting punched in the face, the UFC has announced that a two-day grappling tournament with open registration will be held July 10 and 11, the day before and of the UFC 100 event in Las Vegas. Ask ESPN.com's...

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2009
  11. Week of White continues: Career opportunities

    Jake Rossen

    ESPN's all-angles profile of Dana White continues tonight with a backstage-access feature on "E:60" (ESPN, 7 ET). During the segment, White discusses his original plan of becoming a boxer -- in terms of risk-reward ratio, second only to being an un...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2009
  12. Tompkins scolds Silva

    Jake Rossen

    Xtreme Couture marquee trainer Shawn Tompkins might not be in Wanderlei Silva's corner against Rich Franklin at UFC 99. Tompkins disclosed that Silva's erratic training schedule wasn't to his liking and that he instructed Silva to find a different ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2009
  13. Atencio ditches subtlety, challenges White to MMA bout

    Jake Rossen

    Following public jabs in recent weeks at Dana White for "talking like a fighter" but not following through, Affliction vice president Tom Atencio told MMAjunkie Radio that he'd relish a chance to face White in a cage. "I'm not saying I could beat th...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2009
  14. Germany takes issue with the UFC

    Jake Rossen

    According to this jumble of text from a German newspaper unearthed by Yahoo Sports, not everyone is happy UFC 99's cast and crew will be boarding a plane for Germany the week of June 13. Delightfully named Manfred Wolf, Cologne City Council member,...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2009
  15. Presidential pardon: Dana White's five key decisions

    Jake Rossen

    As part of ESPN's "Week of White" -- a multi-platform examination of UFC honcho Dana White, capped by Tuesday's edition of the newsmagazine series "E:60" (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET) and a feature profile in the May 18 edition of ESPN The Magazine -- we'll be t...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2009
  16. Shaq's (Legal) Elbows

    Jake Rossen

    From the MMA-is-spreading-like-a-disease department: Yahoo! Sports reports ceiling-scraper Shaquille O'Neal trains grappling and stand-up in Orlando with Royce Gracie black belt Jonathan Burke. "We can work drills 20 times through, and he works his...

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2009