The fight game is a complex environment where a multitude of attributes can determine success or failure, and Conor McGregor has proven to be a quick study to the finer points of combat sports.
There is no doubt that talent is ultimately what matters when the cage door closes—something the 26-year-old Irishman has in spades—but there are other elements that can elevate a fighter's profile in rapid fashion. Those who grasp the importance of self-promotion seem to have a foot up on their peers, an read news >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has purchased an expansive property in Las Vegas to consolidate its offices and headquarters into one location. read news >>
Silence fills the line as a question that is equal parts simple and complex stops Cub Swanson dead in his tracks. Though he’s not much of a talker, the Palms Springs, California native has always been... read news >>
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Competing in Brazil as a foreign fighter can be a daunting and complex experience. While establishing supremacy over another well-versed athlete inside the Octagon is a rigorous task in its own right... read news >>
Roy Nelson is always a pain in the butt when it comes to negotiations, no matter what time you catch him, according to his frequent promotional antagonist, Dana White. read news >>
First it was an unfortunate situation, then a terrible one. Now it's just plain weird.
If you're not confused yet by the whole UFC 151 situation, you probably should be.
MMAjunkie.com columnist Ben Fowlkes is, so he tries to make sense of the mess and how a 41-year-old man's injured knee could set off a chain of events that would derail an entire event.
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- 2 years ago
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When it comes to pre-fight mean-mugging, bantamweight
Mike Easton is among the pound-for-pound best in the sport.
And while "The Hulk" is comfortable chalking up his motivational rage to
a clear case of Napoleon complex, the 5-foot-6 scrapper doesn't let it
control him at all times.
Take for instance, his rivalry with Jared Papazian, which resulted in what
what many think should have been UFC on FX 1's "Fight of the Night."
Now that it's over, Easton said the respec read news >>
- 3 years ago
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GLENDALE, Ariz. - Mike Easton isn't quite yet a household name, even in the MMA community.
The once-beaten 135-pound powerhouse might be best-known to WEC fans as
the training partner and hype man to the promotion's current
bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz.
But Easton aims to change all that in 2011. He still stands by Cruz's
side - and always will - but Easton believes he's destined for the
octagon next summer, and he'd like to teach Urijah Faber a lesson in the
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The NAAFS made its return to the Hoop Sports Complex on Friday, Sept. 19 for Columbus Night of Pain 4 in Columbus, Ohio. read news >>