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Lando Vannata Was Not Wrong To Call Tony Ferguson 'Predictable,' But What Else Can He Foresee?

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

After his Fight of the Night performance at UFC Fight Night 91, Lando Vannata is likely looking at a long future inside the Octagon. But should things not work out inside the cage, Vannata may want to consider a career as an MMA analyst.

'Revolutionized' Tony Ferguson 'Not Trying To Look Past' Landon Vannata At UFN 91

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.12.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Last we saw of UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC), the former The Ultimate Fighter winner delivered one of the most memorable performances of 2015, choking out Edson Barboza in wild, back-and-forth affair.

A Look Back At The Best Of UFC International Fight Week

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.12.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

With three major fight cards in three days, the Ultimate Fighting Championship wrapped International Fight Week with its annual Hall of Fame induction, this time honoring legends Don Frye, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mark Coleman, Pete Williams, and founder Bob Meyrowitz.

Jon Jones Plans To 'DC, DC By Embracing the Grind' At UFC 200

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

It seems as though UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' brief love affair with power lifting has come to an end. Making the final prepar...

The Many Faces Of PTSD

Kelley Calkins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelley Calkins

Most days, I still don't think that I look much like someone with PTSD. This is an odd thought whenever I interrogate it: I look like myself, my self has PTSD -- ipso facto, if A=B, B=C, then A=C -- I look like someone with PTSD. But it's still hard for me to see.

Breaking Down UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will attempt to defend his title for the first time, this Saturday, June 4 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View), as he faces challenger Michael Bisping in the UFC 199 main event, live at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Breaking Down UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

For the first time in nearly a year, the UFC heavyweight championship is on the line, as current belt holder Fabricio Werdum attempts to make his first title defense, taking on challenger Stipe Miocic in the UFC 198 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View) main event.

Breaking Down UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.14.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Two former title challengers will headline this weekend's card, as light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans collide in the main event, live from the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay on April 16.

Combate Americas Gives Latino MMA Stars a Voice in 'La Jaula'

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Dan Shapiro

It's mixed martial arts with a distinct cultural nuance. It's combat sports, funneled through the idiosyncratic lens of Latino entertainment television.

Breaking Down UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.05.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

A pivotal heavyweight matchup between Ben Rothwell and Junior Dos Santos headlines the UFC's first ever fight card in Zagreb, Croatia, this Sunday.

Breaking Down UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

A pair of top-ten heavyweights headlines this Saturday's UFC Fight Night (10 P.M. EST, FOX Sports 1) card, with veterans Frank Mir and Mark Hunt squaring off in the evening's main event.

Breaking Down UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.10.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

With heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez pulling out of their UFC 196 headlining title fight just last week, the mixed martial arts deck has been shuffled.

Breaking Down UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Headlining the UFC on FOX 18 main card (8 P.M. EST, FOX) are Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader, a pair of top-five light heavyweights, both of whom are hoping to earn a title shot with a win this weekend.

Breaking Down UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.14.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The bantamweight title is on the line this Sunday, January 17, as champion T.J. Dillashaw looks to defend his title for the third time.

MMA's Best of 2015

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.29.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Let's just go ahead and admit that 2015 was, like, basically the best year for MMA ever ... but no, seriously it was. Yes, 2015 was filled with some of history's most exciting MMA fights, and combat events, and fighters, and knockouts, and submissions.

Breaking Down UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.28.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The welterweight title is back on the line on January 2, as reigning champion Robbie Lawler attempts to defend his belt for a second time, taking on Carlos Condit in the UFC 195 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View) main event.

War Across the Generations

William S. Becker | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
William S. Becker

The men and women in America's wars today are a much different generation than mine, of course. But some things about war never change. For that reason, the bond I feel with those with whom I served a half-century ago extends to those who serve today.

Honoring Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

In the past, companies thanked military veterans with meals or discounts on Veterans Day and now, in part because of Social Media, we are all aware of...

Women In Combat

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Stacy Bare

Now that we've had three women graduate from Ranger School and are leading up to Veterans Day, I wanted to dig deeper into the issue of women in combat and the United States Military.

The Hardest Part

Michael Putzel | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

During a "Chat with Champions" book talk at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine, a person in the audience asked what was the hardest part of writing The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War.

We Still Don't Have an Answer to Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans

Steve Peck | Posted 09.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

The void that suicidal veterans stare into is engulfing them, and it is our job to infiltrate that void, and populate it with loving, compassionate fellow vets who care deeply about each veterans' survival. We have got to find the answer.

One Grunt's Lifelong Struggle

Michael Putzel | Posted 09.14.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

Howard Patrick didn't expect to be drafted. He was married, expecting a baby and had a job in the hot new world of high technology, working for IBM, the top of the mountain in those days. When his induction notice arrived, he was stunned -- and frightened.

Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars? The Cost of Veteran Health Care

Dawson Church | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

"Are you a Vietnam veteran?" I asked "Stan," an auto mechanic I'd met a few minutes earlier in the course of a routine car checkup. He nodded affirmat...

Women Rangers Lead the Way

Monica Medina | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Monica Medina

These two women have proved what many of us have argued for years -- that if given the chance, there are women who can hold their own with the most elite warriors in our military, and that all the barriers to women achieving their full potential in the military should come down.

Brothers in War

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Michael Putzel

The film attempts to convey the drama, pain, chaos, confusion and occasional horror of that year for those grunts. It also shows some of the lighter moments of their band of brothers: How they lived, looked out for each other, how they played and how some died. It is not pretty, but it is a beautiful effort.