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At age 34, Urijah Faber is just days away from his fourth UFC fight of 2013. Not many fighters his age and with his pedigree stay that active, whether they are healthy or not.
The last time Faber fought four times in the same calendar year was 2007. He went 4-0 that year, all WEC featherweight title defenses, including a win over Dominick Cruz.
Six years later, Michael McDonald stands...Read more »
Barb Honchak defends her flyweight title against Leslie Smith at Invicta 7 this Saturday.
Here's an impressive 25-minute "Road to" video that introduces you to both fighters.
(Newsday's app users can watch at http://bit.ly/1cXZqrv)...Read more »
The MMA community on Twitter had its share of commentary Saturday night after Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate provided host Jon Anik with one of the more awkward interviews you'll see on TV.
Rousey then turned back into her charming self Monday night during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Below are both interviews.
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Hard to really understand the point of staredowns beyond photo ops and content creation for video players.
Alas, here's the video of the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate staredown from the "TUF" 18 final episode.
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A new clip from EA Sports hit YouTube on Monday entitled "EA Sports UFC - Vision trailer."
It opens with a disclaimer slate that reads, "May Contain Content Inappropriate for Children."
What it should say is this: "May Not Contain Content From The Actual Game as the Word 'Trailer' Would Imply."
But that's too much copy for one screen in large font.
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Words can paint a picture, but so can embed code.
Watch below as Dong Hyun Kim, a top-level grappler, blasts Erick Silva in the face with a left hand for the knockout at UFC Fight Night in Brazil.
(Newsday's app users can watch at youtube.com/watch?v=oopnSKmeCVY#t=43)...Read more »
Here's a shocker: Rousimar Palhares submitted his opponent, Mike Pierce, by ankle lock at UFC Fight Night in Brazil on Wednesday.
But the question after the fight and again Thursday morning is this: Did Palhares hold the submission move too long after Pierce tapped 31 seconds into the fight?
UFC officials thought so and chose not to award Palhares the $50,000 submission of the night...Read more »
Here's a sneak peek at a new Frank Shamrock documentary airing Thursday at 11 p.m. on Spike TV.
"Shamrock: Bound by Blood" includes a look at his MMA career, his backstory as an imprisoned teen and an on-camera meeting with his estranged adoptive brother Ken Shamrock.
If you've read Shamrock's autobiography (pretty good read, by the way), this is the movie version. Sort of.
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Raquel Pennington, a contestant on the current season of "The Ultimate Fighter," talks about what it's like to be a gay fighter and the struggles she faced telling her family.
Watch the clip embedded below.
Video: Being a gay athlete
(Newsday's app and mobile users can watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Cq1yMxqyk)...Read more »
The good-hearted folks at MMA Fighting were kind enough to set a place at the table for me in a guest appearance on Episode 19 of The MMA Beat.
Embedded below is the show, where I say some things that may or may not be perceived as viable MMA commentary. I'm partially afraid to watch it since I'm my own worst critic, but I'm more afraid to read the comments since maybe I'm not my own worst...Read more »