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Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone returned to the Octagon at UFC 167, and this time, he was the Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone we're more familiar with.
He had lost two of his three previous fights in 2013, but on Saturday, in Las Vegas, on the 20th anniversary UFC show, Cerrone looked as good as ever.
He mixed up his striking and knees and takedowns, keeping Dunham guessing the entire...Read more »
A 90-minute sit-down with UFC co-creator Campbell McLaren will generate quite a few laughs at the table, and a few more when transcribing the quotes from his stories and anecdotes.
Not all of them can find their way into the story, even in the world of unlimited space on the Internets.
So here are some of the quotes you'll enjoy reading that couldn't find their way into the story on...Read more »
Based on Ryan LaFlare's injury history, his fighter nickname may as well be "Pre-Existing Condition."
But the 30-year-old UFC fighter from Lindenhurst entered his fight last Saturday the healthiest he's been in years. He left Brazil victorious and, now, three days later, he has his next fight booked.
In four and a half weeks.
LaFlare (9-0, 2-0 UFC) will fight Season 11...Read more »
Not every quote can find its way into a story, so here are a few leftovers from a pre-fight chat with Liz Carmouche.
By the way, the 29-year-old former Marine lost to Alexis Davis via unanimous decision at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 at Fort Campbell in Kentucky on Wednesday night.
On her first interest in martial arts as a kid . . .
"The cool kung-fu movies."
On...Read more »
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.
So,...Read more »
Al Iaquinta wakes up in the morning and goes to work. Througout the day, he works. At night, he works.
But his job is a bit different. His "business casual" attire is a rash guard and board shorts.
The life of an MMA fighter does indeed have its perks . . . when someone isn't punching them in the face or kicking them in the ribs.
“I cant imagine working a 9-5," the...Read more »
Jose Aldo hasn't lost a fight in eight years and yet the UFC featherweight champion from Brazil gets shown very little love as the best pound-for-pound fighter MMA fighter in the world.
That's because of who's ahead of him. Heck, Aldo even lost out to anyone not already listed as an option.
In our latest Fightin' Words reader poll, Jon Jones took the plurality of votes (a total of 1,835...Read more »
If you happen to be staying in the same hotel as UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez this week in Houston, please look both ways before merging into the hallway. You just might see 240 pounds of man flying toward you at full steam.
(Not double-checking if the coast is clear would be akin to letting Bald Bull knock out Little Mac with his bull charge in "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out"...Read more »
An Octagon arrived on Long Island, and on Saturday, UFC fighters were standing inside it.
If their attire had been different -- topless with board shorts rather than the T-shirts and jeans they did wear -- that would be a significant piece of news.
But, alas, professional mixed martial arts remains illegal in New York for reasons that are less about sports and more about politics.
It...Read more »
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 »