Tyron Woodley was on Canfield Drive just two days before Michael Brown was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson.
"I was a one-minute walk away from where it happened," Woodley says. "It was way too close to home."
Woodley was with his three sons, getting his hair cut. He'd been down Canfield Drive many times, because Woodley is part of Ferguson, Missouri.
He grew up in Ferguson. He attended elementary, middle and high school in the Ferguson school district. He lived in one house in Fergus read news >>
Do we have the next Kimbo Slice on our hands?
Mayura Dissanayake, also known as the "Karate Clerk" or simply "Gas Station Guy," made headlines around the nation and globe in July when he used his MMA training to fight off a group of would-be robbers visiting his Houston convenience store.
On Saturday, Dissanayake brandished his skills against a more worthy opponent, though this one didn't fare much better than the last ones. The native Sri Lankan knocked out Jaime Garcia with punches after a mer read news >>
Another UFC double-header is done, and fans were, ahem, "treated" to 21 fights stretched out over 19 hours. It was a brutal day for the members of the MMA media who had to watch each and every fight, especially given how remarkably bad UFC Fight Night 48 was and how unnecessarily long Fight Night 49 was. As such, it's easy to label all the folks who spent their entire day watching fights, willingly or not, as the day's biggest losers.
Who is the biggest winner, though?
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Patrick Wyman runs down the real winners and losers from yesterday's UFC doubleheader, giving you the most detailed recap and analysis you'll find on the interwebs.
Another long day of UFC action is in the books. Michael Bisping looked like his old self, Tyron Woodley blasted Dong Hyun Kim out of contention, Jordan Mein stole Mike Pyle's soul with a crushing knockout, and Rafael dos Anjos became the first man to knock out former champion Benson Henderson in a shocking upset. Without further ado, read news >>
On occasion, the UFC finds itself in a real pickle.
They have cards announced, venues booked and tickets sold, and no fight. Now, that wasn't the case even as recently as a few years ago, but trying to deliver nearly a card a week across a handful of platforms can make strange bedfellows.
It can cause cards to look different than advertised.
It can cause them to be cancelled outright.
It can cause them to be headlined by guys no one really cares about.
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It's good to have friends in high places. When it comes to mixed martial arts, the city of Bangor, Maine, has one of the highest friends it's possible to have.
That's the only reason why UFC Fight Night 47 went down from this staid New England town, population 33,000. For comparison, the UFC's previous event, Fight Night 46, happened in San Jose, California, which has 945,000 residents. And this isn't just conjecture; Dana White has admitted as much. See, the UFC prez keeps a summer home in the read news >>
Patrick Wyman takes a look at the real winners and losers from last night's Bader-St. Preux Fight Night in Bangor, giving you the most detailed recap and analysis you'll find on the interwebs.
As it appeared on paper, so it turned out in practice. This card profiled as a steady, workmanlike effort from the UFC: it lacked any particularly anticipated matchups, but included a number of solid fighters who, naturally enough, put on solid if not outstanding fights. It wasn't a terrible way to spend a read news >>
UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson took to twitter following the revelation that he would be facing Chris Cariso in the new main event at UFC 178 to inform fans that the card finally got a ‘real main event.’ While many fans likely considered the new UFC 178 main event to be a major disappointment following the hype that ensued for the Jones vs. Cormier title fight, it appears Demetrious Johnson is convinced that it was the best thing that could have happened to the highly anticipated Sept read news >>
Don’t say UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson doesn’t have a sense of humor.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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Joe Rogan thinks that the brawl between Jon Jones and Danial Cormier is 'a weapon to be used against MMA.'
As the buzz from the press conference brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier begins to die down, there are still some people who are particularly worried about the incident being used by some sort of anti-MMA forces.
The Bloody Elbow staff discussed the idea that the brawl was somehow "bad for the sport" earlier in the week. To recap my personal stance, I don't really see a way that it read news >>
Want to know what’s real and what’s not when it comes to the rules and safety measures of UFC worldwide? Nobody knows about that more than Marc Ratner. read news >>