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

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.

UFC 181 results, photos: Anthony Pettis chokes out Gilbert Melendez to defend title

mmajunkie.com — LAS VEGAS - After a long layoff, Anthony Pettis returned and picked up - mostly - right where he left off. Challenger Gilbert Melendez (22-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) had a good game plan against lightweight champ Pettis (18-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in the first round.

Michinori Tanaka suspended nine months for positive drug test at UFC Fight Night 52

mmajunkie.com — Michinori Tanaka tested positive for a pair of banned substances following his most recent fight, and has been suspended by the UFC. Tanaka (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) dropped a split decision to Kyung Ho Kang (13-7 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 52 in September in Saitama, Japan.

UFC’s new deal with Reebok brings major change, but will it be a change for the better?

mmajunkie.com — It was the secret the UFC couldn't keep, but also couldn't reveal. Sponsors are out. Reebok is in. Fighter "uniforms" will soon be the norm. As for those fun little banners peppered with all manner of personal flair? Those are "going to go away," UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told reporters on a special media conference call.
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Dec 21, 2014

@richransom21 Times are changing. But man, we get Jones-Cormier right after, so life is good, right?!?!?

Dec 21, 2014

My lasting memory of this trip to Brazil may be this guy. Seriously. WTF. pic.twitter.com/9eKF7B8yCG

Dec 21, 2014

After quick layover in Miami, one more flight to be home for holidays. Looking forward to family time for a bit. Hope you all can do same!

Dec 21, 2014

Barao-Gagnon was even heading into the third on two of the three judges’ cards.

Dec 21, 2014

@And_Costello At presser he said it was starting to hurt as adrenaline wore off, but he thought it was just a liver kick.

Dec 21, 2014

Dollaway still holding his ribs as he walks past press row. What a shot that was.

Dec 21, 2014

UFC Fight Night 58 results: Lyoto Machida def. C.B. Dollaway via TKO (kick and punches) - Round 1, 1:02 bit.ly/1x7Lcmi

Dec 21, 2014

UFC Fight Night 58 results: Renan Barao def. Mitch Gagnon via submission (arm-triangle choke) - Round 3, 3:53 bit.ly/1x7Lcmi

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