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  1. Best UFC fights of all time

    Franklin McNeil

    Franklin McNeil counts down the 10 best fights in UFC history.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  2. Belfort: 'I dont care what people think'

    Franklin McNeil

    Throughout his career, Vitor Belfort has built a reputation as someone who doesn't pull punches or cut corners. Whether in the cage or out, he gives it to you straight. And Saturday night when he steps in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 32 for a ma...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  3. UFC Fight Night 28 roundup: Glover Teixeira blindsides Ryan Bader...

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira overcame a few tense moments before knocking out Ryan Bader in front of his hometown crowd at UFC Fight Night 28.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  4. Henderson's MO: Just win, at any cost

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- Lightweight champion Benson Henderson has successfully defended his UFC 155-pound title three times in a row. The only other fighter to accomplish that feat inside the Octagon is former lightweight titleholder BJ Penn. But as Henderso...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. Sonnen versus Machida the way to go

    Franklin McNeil

    Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has been pursuing Wanderlei Silva for several months. As is common when Sonnen targets a fighter, especially a Brazilian, the verbal assault can turn vicious. Silva has received some of the best trash talk in S...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  6. Sonnen relishes Silva rubber match

    Franklin McNeil

    It could be perceived that Chael Sonnen, who will be fighting for the last time at light heavyweight Saturday night in Boston, has nothing to lose. That, however, would be the furthest thing from the truth. Sonnen, a former No. 1 middleweight...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Overeem 'likes' to fly under the radar

    Franklin McNeil

    Hard-hitting Alistar Overeem, who is ranked fifth among heavyweights by ESPN.com, hasn't been getting much attention leading into his Saturday night bout in Boston against Travis Browne. Overeem sat on the podium for nearly 30 minutes Thursday du...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  8. Cormier happy to fight Nelson; eyes Jones

    Franklin McNeil

    Imagine if heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum had gotten his wish and faced Daniel Cormier in a title eliminator. Then imagine Werdum losing. What a mess that would have left at the top of the division. Earlier this month, UFC president Dana W...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  9. Financial security a motivator for Johnson

    Franklin McNeil

    In the days before his 11th middleweight title defense, Anderson Silva spoke repeatedly of the monetary wealth he'd amassed during his UFC championship reign. Holding the 185-pound belt for nearly seven years put Silva in position to become a mult...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  10. UFC president Dana White says Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva II to ...

    Franklin McNeil

    A rematch between newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva will take place Dec. 28, UFC president Dana White told ESPN Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2013
  11. Jones: War gods made Silva pay

    Franklin McNeil

    Opinions on why Anderson Silva lost his UFC middleweight title Saturday night to Chris Weidman continue to pour in. Light heavyweight Jon Jones became the latest person to offer a take on the matter during Tuesday's news conference in Toronto to...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  12. Silva's legacy hinges on Weidman rematch

    Franklin McNeil

    After years of being the most dominant mixed martial artist in UFC history, Anderson Silva suffered defeat in the Octagon for the very first time Saturday night in Las Vegas. And he didn't know how to handle it. Chris Weidman knocked Silva out at...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  13. Winning belt is only part of Weidmans goal

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- It's commonly said that styles make fights. Chris Weidman has relied on the mantra for more than two years to convince anyone who'd listen that he possessed the style of fighting to unseat middleweight champion Anderson Silva. And th...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  14. UFC 162 -- Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman make weight for title bo...

    Franklin McNeil

    Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman make weight for UFC 162 title bout.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  15. Timing is perfect for fight of Weidman's life

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- The buzz surrounding Chris Weidman heading into Saturday night's middleweight title bout against champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 comes as no surprise. We've watched, sometimes in amazement, as he has risen to the top of the 185-pou...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  16. Belfort's KO of Rockhold best of the year

    Franklin McNeil

    Six months remain until the 2013 mixed martial arts year officially concludes, but already several knockouts have left lasting impressions. While some have been more devastating than others, timing and circumstance also are significant factors in...

    Blog | June 27, 2013