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  1. Hendricks at "85 percent," to return in '15

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is "about 85 percent" recovered from surgery on his right biceps last March, according to his wrestling coach Kenny Monday. Hendricks, 31, is training on a daily basis without limitations and could even be...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Weidman: Key to MMA success is wrestling

    Mike Huang

    While UFC 175 might be billed somewhat as a United States versus Brazil matchup, what the Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida UFC middleweight title bout will really feature is a stark contrast in styles. Machida is one of the UFC's deadliest strikers...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. USA Wrestling tabs Olympian Matt Lindland as Greco-Roman coach

    USA Wrestling has hired Olympic silver medalist and former mixed martial arts star Matt Lindland as its new Greco-Roman coach.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  4. Bellator 118: Joe Warren claims Bellator interim title

    Brett Okamoto

    A superior wrestling game and pure aggression helped Joe Warren earn a unanimous decision over Rafael Silva and lift the interim bantamweight belt at Bellator 118.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. UFC 170 by the numbers

    Andrew Davis

    The face of women's MMA returns for her third title defense when "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey faces Sara McMann on Saturday. McMann won an Olympic silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2004 Athens Games, while Rousey won an Olympic bronze medal in judo ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. MMA - Betting UFC 170 Rousey vs. McMann

    John Candido

    FightMetric's Rami Grenauer looks at where the betting value lies in UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  8. Team Alpha Male gunning for first title

    Michael Huang

    Urijah Faber has spent his life building. He's been building his body, his wrestling and MMA skills and career, his Alpha Male fight team and residential houses in his hometown of Sacramento. However, what Faber and Team Alpha Male really have bui...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Bader trusts his wrestling against Teixeira

    Franklin McNeil

    The plan is set, and the wheels are in motion. Hard-hitting light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira will land a title shot with a victory Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 28 at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drummond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Th...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  11. 2008 Olympic wrestlers still perfect in MMA

    Josh Gross

    CARSON, Calif. -- Drip. Drip. Red droplets won't stop falling from Steve Mocco's nose. "It's been bleeding for a while," he said, not needing to be asked before saying something. "You just tap it and it starts bleeding." Drip. Drip. The p...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  12. Wrestling's Greatest Shoots, Volume 3: Antonio Inoki vs. the Grea...

    The Masked Man

    shoot (noun): anything real that happens in the scripted world of professional wrestling. It originally meant a real fight — a shoot fight — but evolved to include reality-referencing speeches and later any intervention of reality into th...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  13. Quinton Rampage Jackson signs with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling an...

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight veteran Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has signed a multi-year contract with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV, officials representing each company announced jointly on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  14. Cejudo's MMA road already hitting bumps

    Josh Gross

    Olympic champion Henry Cejudo planned for a smooth and quiet transition from amateur wrestling to professional mixed martial arts. But stepping into his fourth fight after three months as a pro, Cejudo's manager is threatening to pull the 2008 gol...

    Blog | May 05, 2013
  15. Olympic wrestling supporters seek new ally

    Josh Gross

    With the clock ticking towards zero regarding wrestling's place as part of the Olympic program, all hands are on deck. "No one should be deceived into thinking it's going to be easy," Bill Scherr, chairman of the Committee to Preserve Olympic Wres...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  16. Wrestling officials turn to MMA in fight for Olympic spot

    Wrestling officials are seeking to learn from mixed martial arts as they fight for Olympic Games survival.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013