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

Vice-chancellors fear £2bn funding gap as Labour hones tuition fees policy

Universities ‘should be excluded’ from counter-terror powers, say MPs

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Government plans to tackle "extremism" will have a "seriously inhibiting effect on bona fide academic debate in universities", MPs and peers warn The Joint Committee on Human Rights today advises that the government should remove universities from the list of authorities covered by proposed new powers in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill.

Private providers create ‘Russell Group of the alternative sector’

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Members of the Independent Universities Group want to distinguish themselves from 'dodgy' for-profit colleges A group representing non-profit and for-profit private providers aims to be "the Russell Group of the alternative sector" and to dissociate its members from "dodgy" for-profit colleges.

May plans on international students would be ‘damaging’

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Theresa May is reported to be drawing up plans to send all overseas students back home once they finish their courses.

Hodge tears into government over private colleges

timeshighereducation.co.uk — Chair of PAC tells civil servant he is 'failing' to account for public money and says situation is 'nothing short of a scandal' The government has been accused of failing to look after public money in allowing the expansion of private colleges.

TUF 20 Finale’s Charles Oliveira promises no weight issues for Stephens

mmajunkie.com — As much of a spin as anyone wants to put on it, there's really no sugarcoating what happened to Charles Oliveira the last time he had a UFC fight booked. Oliveira badly missed weight for a fight against Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 50 in September.

Twitter Mailbag: On Joe Rogan, Brendan Schaub, CM Punk and more

mmajunkie.com — This week's Twitter Mailbag has no shortage of topics to discuss, even if, thanks to Joe Rogan, Brendan Schaub and Phil "CM Punk" Brooks, much of it has to do with recent goings-on outside the cage. But don't worry, we'll still find some time to look back at UFC 181, and ahead to this weekend's packed slate of UFC events.

Nate Diaz on workout no-show? ‘I slept in.’ On uniform bashing? ‘I was hacked’

mmajunkie.com — PHOENIX - As far as Nate Diaz appearances go, this was probably par for the course. The co-headliner of Saturday's UFC on FOX 13 card in Phoenix was scheduled to be part of today's open workouts for fans at U.S. Airways Center.

Robbie Lawler as UFC champion? It feels so weird, and yet so right

mmajunkie.com — LAS VEGAS - For longtime MMA fans, it looked like something out of a daydream from 2004. There was Robbie Lawler, he of the stone face and the sledgehammer hands, the guy who fought for every promotion that could get its hands on enough chain link to build a cage, and here he was posing in the middle of the octagon with the UFC welterweight title belt.

Video: CM Punk talks about WWE past, MMA future after signing UFC deal

mmajunkie.com — LAS VEGAS - The UFC has a brand-new talent on its roster, and he comes from the WWE. Phil " CM Punk " Brooks signed a new contract with the UFC after a highly successful professional wrestling career with the WWE. He's expected to make his MMA and UFC debut sometime in 2015.
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Jan 27, 2015

Settling back in at home. Wife’s birthday is tomorrow. Then it’s on to UFC 183. Looking forward to seeing two legends in the cage.

Jan 26, 2015

@Sholler_UFC @JonnyBones As long as it’s via Skype, I think we’re all good.

Jan 26, 2015

@MMAMadDale @kammakaze Lol. I was a zombie on the flight back to Vegas. Happy to have a few days at home before we start it again!

Jan 24, 2015

UFC on FOX 14 results: Anthony Johnson def. Alexander Gustafsson via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 2:15 bit.ly/1JmxL4d

Jan 24, 2015

Damn. Gustafsson in tears right now, burying his face on his corner’s shoulder. What emotion.

Jan 24, 2015

Class move by Gustafsson to raise Johnson’s hand for the shocked crowd here in Sweden. Wow. What a win by Rumble.

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