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Eight calendar days remain, including today, until the New York State's legislative session comes to a close.
Not a lot of time left for the bill to legalize mixed martial arts to get passed, right? Well, to paraphrase a recent interview with Assemb. Matthew Titone from Staten Island, one day is like a lifetime in politics in Albany.
Still, the positive vibes from March when the bill...Read more »
You see him on television doing interviews or appearing as an analyst, and one thing is clear: Rashad Evans has a winning personality and a million-dollar smile.
He's also one heck of a fighter, with 22 wins in 25 career attempts. Fight No. 26 is Saturday against Dan Henderson at UFC 161 in Winnipeg.
Evans is also human, a characteristic often overlooked in athletes by consumers of the...Read more »
Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman headline World Series of Fighting 3 this Friday in Las Vegas in what is the newer MMA promotion's biggest fight so far.
Below are featured videos on each fighter leading up to WSOF 3 on NBC Sports Network at 11 p.m. ET Friday.
Newsday's app users can watch the videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ZruI4joDA...Read more »
Good comedy can transcend nearly any language barrier.
This video, in Portuguese with no subtitles, attempts to answer this basic question: What would have happened if UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva became a soccer star instead?
Whether or not you can understand Portuguese is irrelevant to the amusement you'll get from watching this video that hit YouTube on Wednesday, 24 days...Read more »
Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz enjoy a relationship of respect and contempt.
In the latest round of their well-documented and blatantly public dislike for one another, Faber threw a jab at Cruz on Tuesday night's edition of "UFC Tonight."
Faber, a former WEC champion was asked if he wants another title shot. Here's his response:
“I would love for that to happen. Do we...Read more »
The disconnect between UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and its president Dana White goes back to the very first episode of Season 10 of "The Ultimate Fighter."
When White sad he had something big planned for that season, the former IFL champion Nelson figured it meant him. Six minutes and twenty seconds into that season of "TUF," Nelson let it be known he was wrong.
"Dana...Read more »
Nothing screams MMA as loudly as . . . small business insurance companies!
But one such company is banking on one of the sport's biggest stars -- Ronda Rousey -- to help market their products.
The UFC women's bantamweight champion serves as "Protector" in a series of spots that are scheduled to begin in earnest June 11.
The two quick-hit clips below are amusing trailers...Read more »
One of the lasting images from UFC events the past two years is Jose Aldo knocking out Chad Mendes at UFC Rio and immediately running out of the octagon, into the arms of adoring Brazilian fans in the crowd and eventually onto the shoulders of a fan as he was brought back toward the cage.
That moment on Jan. 14, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, deserves a permanent spot on highlight reels...Read more »
"Seinfeld" fans spent nine years watching a show about nothing.
If you want to spend four minutes and 16 seconds of your life watching the same thing, but with less comedy and looser-fitting jeans, watch Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's debut appearance on Impact Wrestling after he signed with Bellator and TNA earlier this week.
(Newsday's app users can watch at...Read more »
Former Pride and UFC champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has signed a multi-year deal with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV, the companies announced Tuesday.
Rampage has always been an outspoken individual, evidenced by his interviews and his time as a coach on "The Ultimate Fighter" opposite rival Rashad Evans.
As part of his deal, Rampage (32-11) will be...Read more »