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HBO Investigation Finds MMA Fighters Commit Domestic Abuse At Rates Far Exceeding NFL Players

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports

It's been nearly a year since Christy Mack suffered a horrific attack on August 8, 2014, allegedly at the hands of her former partner, ...

Mir Devastates Duffee with Knockout at UFC San Diego

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

At 36 years old, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has re-invented himself as a striker.

The Story Behind Ronda Rousey's Floyd Mayweather Diss At The ESPYs

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports

Whether she's in the ring or on the red carpet, Ronda Rousey sure knows when to launch a perfectly timed attack. The UFC women’s bantamweight ch...

Breaking Down UFC San Diego: Mir vs. Duffee

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Mir (17-9, 15-9 UFC), a former titleholder, is one of the most prolific MMA submission artists in UFC history, having finished eight fights on account of his high level Brazilian jiu jitsu.

McGregor Takes Interim Title at UFC 189, Lawler Retains Belt

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The legend of UFC featherweight Conor McGregor continues to grow, and the proportions are now beyond epic.

Thompson Thrills With Spinning Finish, Usman Wins TUF Crown

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson lived up to his Wonderboy moniker at The Ultimate Fighter 21 finale.

Breaking Down UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

After six months of heated buildup between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, it was an injured rib that ended up getting the better of the featherweight champion.

Shamrock, Slice Headline Bellator 138

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The legendary Ken Shamrock, he of UFC 1 fame and half of mixed martial arts' first major rivalry, returns to action on Friday, June 19, and no one is more excited than Bellator President Scott Coker and featherweight champion Patricio "Pitbull" Freire.

Breaking Down UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez returns to action for the first time in 20 months on Saturday, June 13, set to headline the UFC 188 main event.

Breaking Down UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

One thing is for certain. The Ultimate Fighting Championship will crown a new light heavyweight champion on May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Whether it's Anthony Johnson or Daniel Cormier who captures title in the UFC 187 main event remains to be seen.

How Ronda Rousey Fought Back After Discovering Nude Photos Of Her

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

She fought for control.

Breaking Down UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the first time in over two years on Saturday, April 25, with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson headlining the UFC 186 card against challenger Kyoji Horiguchi.

Mike Tyson: 'Ronda Rousey Might Kick My A**'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports

It takes a real man to admit that.

Breaking Down UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Last losing in June 2011, Pettis has improved his takedown defense and wrestling, evolving into a complete mixed martial artist; however, Dos Anjos is equally well rounded.

Rousey Taps Zingano, Defends Title at UFC 184

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.02.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

It's only fitting, that on women's MMA's biggest day, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey delivered the finest performance of her career. Needing all of 14 seconds to finish Cat Zingano in the UFC 184 main event, Rousey bested her own personal stoppage record by two full seconds.

Bua-ism and the Matrix: Art Meets MMA

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Dan Shapiro

Imagining a Venn diagram of combat sports and painting, it's difficult to conceptualize any logical correlation between the two art forms. Martial arts favor heavy, powerful strikes, while visual arts prefer the finesse of light, deft strokes.

Breaking Down UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.25.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

A fight nearly two years in the making, this matchup between Rousey and Zingano dates back to April 2013, when Zingano (9-0, 2-0 UFC) scored a brutal TKO win over Miesha Tate to earn a crack at promotional gold.

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.

Breaking Down UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.30.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The Ultimate Fighting Championship closes out an active month this Saturday, January 31 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View), as two of the promotion's biggest stars make their long-awaited comebacks in the UFC 183 main event.

The Irish Muhammad Ali is in the UFC

Ian Carey | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Ian Carey

Conor McGregor is selling tickets now, he will increase Pay-per-view purchases anytime he's on pay-per-view, and spike ratings any time he is on TV. But will that continue if he loses to Aldo? Barring an injury, we should find that out in a few months.

Make a Level Ground

Michael Levin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Michael Levin

Already an experienced youth worker with an MBA, Ali quit her job four months after starting the pilot program, immediately realizing that addressing issues of systemic social injustice, poverty, and marginalization would require her attention full-time.

How to Be a Fighter With MMA Champ Anthony Pettis

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Lightweight champion MMA fighter Anthony Pettis stopped by What's Trending to show off his headphones, talk about the surging popularity of the UFC, and to talk about his signature move, a pretty badass jump kick.

Breaking Down UFC 182

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Five months after an impromptu, press-conference brawl, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and contender Daniel Cormier return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on January 3 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View), to finally settle their score at UFC 182.

Fallon Fox and the Legacy of Satchel Paige

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Just how good is Fallon Fox? We will probably never know. Just like Satchel Paige the odds are we will still be arguing this 30 after she has passed away.

UFC Eyes Female Demo With Friday Strawweight Coronation

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.10.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

According to the census bureau, there are currently more than 35-million women ages 18-34 living in the United States. And after Friday, one of them will be wearing a brand new UFC championship belt.