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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.

The Evolution of a Fighter: A Conversation With the Tiny Tornado

Seth Ferranti | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports
Seth Ferranti

I caught up with the American Top Team fighter by phone after her latest victory to talk about why she fights, how she got the nickname the Tiny Tornado, her evolution as a fighter, going to graduate school and if a fight against strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is in her future.

5 Lessons From UFC Champion Conor McGregor For Entrepreneurs

Brian Horn | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Brian Horn

To UFC fans, Conor McGregor is a recognizable name synonymous with fighting success. In years past, he was the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Ligh...

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.

Was 2015 the Tipping Point for Women in Sports?

Lisa Kaess | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports
Lisa Kaess

Abby Wambach's retirement from professional soccer, becoming the leading scorer in the sport globally, caps off an incredible run for female athletes. And it's taken decades of work to get here.

McGregor Unifies Belts at UFC 194, Rockhold is New Middleweight Champion

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.16.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Thirty-two months after taking the UFC by storm, Conor McGregor is the undisputed featherweight champion of the world. Needing just 13 seconds to knockout longtime champion Jose Aldo with a left to the chin, McGregor earned a Performance of the Night bonus at UFC 194.

Breaking Down UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.09.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Five months after they were originally slated to meet for the UFC title, champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor will finally meet to settle their longs...

Pro Wrestling's Ethan Carter, III: Total Nonstop Action's New PopTV Deal Will Showcase Homegrown Talent

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.09.2015 | Sports
Pollo Del Mar

Don't look for high-profile roster additions when Total Nonstop Action's IMPACT Wrestling debuts live on PopTV Jan. 5, 2016. Instead, says former Worl...

Big PhRMA: Blatant Greed and Disregard for the Public Interest

John Geyman | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

This is not an isolated example, just the latest of a longer-term problem -- pharmaceutical companies buying up rare drugs, then making huge price increases.

Holly Holm Celebrates Ronda Rousey Knockout On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2015 | Sports

Holly Holm's second-round knockout of the heavily favored Ronda Rousey last weekend sent shockwaves through the UFC world. The fighter celebrated all ...

Everyone Is Acting Like They Beat Ronda Rousey

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.16.2015 | Sports

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Joanna Jȩdrzejczyk Praises UFC For Advancing Female Fighters

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports

Just four years ago, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White declared to a gaggle of TMZ cameras that he'd "never" include women in his m...

Breaking Down UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm

Dan Shapiro | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Ronda Rousey is heading to Australia. The UFC's breakout star of 2015, who has transcended mixed martial arts, becoming a global phenom in the process, is set to headline UFC 193 at Melbourne's 54,000-seat Etihad Stadium.

Despite All The Blood, MMA is Actually Safer Than Boxing

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.06.2015 | Sports

To viewers, the bloody, head-to-toe violence of mixed martial arts (MMA) can make cage-fighting events look like the most dangerous sport on the plan...

Ronda Rousey's Mom Is Really, Really Pissed Off At Her Coach

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.14.2015 | Sports

Ronda Rousey is at the top of the sports fighting world right now, but her mother is very concerned about the undefeated UFC champion's...

Ronda Rousey Shares Encouraging Message For Paralyzed MMA Fighter

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

When Ronda Rousey heard about Steve Watts' story, she just had to act. As a fellow MMA fighter, how could she not? Watts, now 42, was left par...

Ready Or Not, The Pillow Fight League Is Coming Back

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports
Steven Shehori

Ever heard of the Pillow Fight League? Upon hitting the sports scene back in 2006, the organization received widespread coverage from loads of media heavy-hitters.

Breaking Down UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson

Dan Shapiro | Posted 09.29.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Less than five months after claiming the vacant UFC light heavyweight belt, champion Daniel Cormier is back in action, and looking for his first title defense, headlining the UFC 192 main event against former challenger Alexander Gustafsson.

Ronda Rousey's Next Fight Looks Like It Could Break A UFC Record

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.21.2015 | Sports

Ronda Rousey is currently a global phenomenon and the biggest name in mixed martial arts. The fighter is such a large attraction, in fact, that her No...

Bellator MMA Goes Hybrid With Dynamite

Dan Shapiro | Posted 09.17.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Unlike any combat sports event that has ever come before it, Dynamite 1 has the potential to turn MMA fans on to the intricacies and nuances of kickboxing, and vice versa, with little chance to alienate either core audience.

Ronda Rousey Takes Stand Against Drug Testing For Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Ronda Rousey is standing up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after they decided on Monday to suspend UFC fighter Nick Diaz for five yea...

Ronda Rousey Is Over Talking About Floyd Mayweather

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.14.2015 | Sports

Floyd Mayweather is out of the ring, and now, out of Ronda Rousey's mind.  After Mayweather beat Andre Berto on Saturday night to bring his care...