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Ultimate Fighting

In Defense of Takedown Defense

Elliot Worsell | Posted 06.01.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Just 12 months ago Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy was supposedly one punch away from becoming the UFC welterweight champion of the world. But things haven't turned out that way at all.

UFC's Jones and Evans: Good Friends, Better Enemies

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Whether in the sandpit, the park or positioned around a board game, we're told from an early age that friends are supposed to play together, not fight...

UFC 128: Something Old, Something New, and, Maybe, Something Else

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

So-called pioneers and innovators are often only relevant for as long as it takes the rest of the world to catch up. In a sport as impatient as mixed martial arts, it doesn't take long for fresh-faced originators to become blurred images on a VHS tape.

BJ Penn -- What Next?

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

If ever one needed an example of how quickly fortunes change in the tumultuous world of mixed martial arts, consider the recent career trajectory of U...

UFC's Jon Fitch -- Going the Distance

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

One month ago, UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch said he starts each and every day by downing two sixteen-ounce glasses of water, prompting one commenter to note, "Well, at least Fitch finishes his water."

Wrestling with Demons in UFC

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

The Brits aren't being squashed, disgraced or smashed out of sight, but they are being beaten. The scorecards don't lie. We want to stand and bang, and the spoilsports won't let us.

The Lights Are on and Lesnar's Home

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

James 'Lights Out' Toney was once known as a hard-nosed, rugged, relentless and merciless world champion boxer. That once-ferocious fighting force is now 41 years of age, and more than 41 pounds heavier.

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dedrick Muhammad


Wall Street 'Fight Clubs' On The Rise

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While some Wall Streeters may be buying guns for protection, others are simply learning to kick ass. As the sport of mixed martial arts grows in popu...

Rod Blagojevich: Rahm Emanuel's Brother Wanted Ultimate Fighting Legal In Illinois

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bizarre stories about former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich seem to be plentiful this month, and the Chicago Sun-Times' story today about the state...

Gov. Paterson Wants To Legalize Ultimate Fighting To Help Budget Crisis | Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Supporters say legalizing ultimate fighting would result in millions of dollars for the cash-strapped state - not just from the matches but also the e...

Mixed Martial Arts at Clemente High School: Where Street Life and Ring Life Don't Collide

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

It can be difficult to understand how a full contact combat sport could change the lives of kids living in gang-infested neighborhoods for the better.

Ultimate Fighter Is Vegan Champ

Ecorazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A couple weeks back, we profiled Mac Danzig -- a finalist in Men's Health magazine's profile of the "25 Fittest Guys In America", and a competitor on ...

Ultimate Fights Expand to Include Kids

AP | MARCUS KABEL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Ultimate fighting was once the sole domain of burly men who beat each other bloody in anything-goes brawls on pay-per-view TV. ...