Lead staff reporter for @MMAjunkie and MMA writer for @USATODAY, co-host of @MMAjunkieRadio, columnist & staff writer for @FightersOnly magazine.

Anderson Silva explains why all UFC champs could soon be American

mmajunkie.com — (This story appears in today's edition of USA TODAY.) For seven years, Brazilian Anderson Silva held onto the UFC middleweight title with an iron grip. But this past week, he found himself trying to answer the question why he and several of his countrymen had lost theirs in recent years.

Bellator MMA at Monster Energy Cup live results

mmajunkie.com — LAS VEGAS - MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today's Bellator MMA at Monster Energy Cup event. The special three-fight card, which is being held as a partnership with supercross' biggest event, takes place at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on Spike TV and Spike.com.

Ukip: cut foreign university students from migration figures

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Party policy is to remove non-European Union students from the UK's net targets

Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta reportedly meet with Georges St-Pierre in Montreal

mmajunkie.com — Is Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) readying for a UFC comeback? The former UFC welterweight champ won't say, but today he reportedly met in his native Canada with UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Dana White. Canadian journalist Steven Chmielash said he happened upon the trio today in Montreal and posted his apparent finding on Twitter.

Michael Bisping remembers the time Dana White’s $10K check saved Christmas

mmajunkie.com — With 21 UFC fights under his belt, Michael Bisping (25-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) is currently among the highest-paid athletes in the UFC. But that hasn't always been the case, and "The Count" remembers a time where Christmas wasn't going to happen were it not for UFC President Dana White.

Chuka Umunna pledges action on lack of black professors

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Labour's Chuka Umunna wants to "hold universities' feet to the fire" on the "unacceptable lack of diversity in their leadership and their senior staff"

Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington added to UFC 181 in December

mmajunkie.com — Former world boxing champion Holly Holm makes her UFC debut at UFC 181, where she'll meet former "The Ultimate Fighter 18″ cast member Raquel Pennington. UFC officials today announced the new contest. More on this in just a moment.

Rory MacDonald’s brilliance is even more incredible in super slow-mo

mmajunkie.com — Now that we know Rory MacDonald will soon be fighting for the UFC's welterweight title, doesn't it seem like the right time to view his latest win in super-slow-motion highlight form? After all, FOX Sports' latest "Fight Motion" highlights are so impressive, they even make a few lackluster decisions from this past weekend's UFC Fight Night 54 event seem like absolute barnburners.

Video: Super Fight League bout halted when fighter tumbles through cage door

mmajunkie.com — The India-based Super Fight League promotion had a rocky start during its recent American debut. At SFL 35 in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, the first fight was halted for a bizarre reason. With Raven Guice (1-2) and Jesse Hardenbrook (0-0) in the clinch and fighting for position against the fencing in the night's curtain-jerker, the cage door swung open.

WSOF 15’s championship triple-header goes head-to-head with UFC 180, Bellator 131

mmajunkie.com — (This story appears in today's edition of USA TODAY.) With MMA's top three organizations all scheduled to host events on Nov. 15, WSOF is making a bid to stand out above its competitors by hosting a championship triple-header. Promotion officials revealed to USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie that WSOF 15 will feature middleweight champion David Branch (14-3) vs.
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Oct 23, 2014

The @ufc pays tribute to the legendary Gracie family and remembers the Gracie-Kimura bout from 1951. pic.twitter.com/NuhHhPIH7L

Oct 23, 2014

Stage setup inside @Maracana, which includes a celebration of Gracie-Kimura from 1951. pic.twitter.com/CrRNGcocmz

Oct 23, 2014

On the field at the legendary @Maracana, site of today's @ufc 179 open workouts. pic.twitter.com/dG3QP2hnA3

Oct 22, 2014

Took a little longer than expected, but finally made it to Rio. Open workouts tomorrow morning! pic.twitter.com/Ye1DgdHMYN

Oct 22, 2014

Would like to thank @marc_raimondi for the New York hospitality. Going to give this "flying to Brazil" thing another shot this morning.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @marc_raimondi: Look who I ran into in Queens. None other than @MMAjunkieJohn. He's not making it to Brazil tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/iitEIPGXMb

Oct 21, 2014

@MattRoth512 Would assume that flying cross-country and dealing with NFL trash talk would buy me a pardon.

Oct 21, 2014

Trash talk started in hotel bar before I took my first sip of beer. "Cowboys haven't beat anybody good." "Defending champs?" "They suck."

Oct 21, 2014

Stuck in New York for a night? Only one place to kick it. You know how we do at the motel, hotel, Holiday Inn. pic.twitter.com/keSJ7XFBFI

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