By: Ben Fowlkes | October 24, 2016 2:15 pm By now, you've surely seen the "debate" between upcoming opponents Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz in all of its cringe-inducing glory. During Friday's Bellator 162 event, Sonnen (28-14-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Ortiz (18-12-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA), who meet on Jan.
Jon Jones' team says it is readying a defense after separate tests revealed unlisted banned substances in one of the former champ's supplements. If it works, will that convince fans and fellow fighters to remove the asterisk next to his name? Ben Fowlkes and Danny Downes discuss.
After Jordan Parsons died from injuries sustained after an alleged hit-and-run, researchers examined his brain and found signs of the degenerative disease CTE. If a 25-year-old fighter with only one knockout loss can have it, the future is likely grim for many other athletes in MMA.
In this week's Twitter Mailbag, things are getting testy between the UFC and its greatest welterweight, but what could that mean for the entire business model? Plus, layoffs abound under the WME-IMG reign, Bellator has some old guys primed for an intriguing fight, and much more.
Talk about a no-lose situation for the UFC, right? If the brass in Las Vegas had to sit around one day and argue over who its biggest star is, there'd really be no wrong answer. Well, there'd be no wrong answer if the choices were Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor.
Georges St-Pierre says he's no longer a UFC fighter, which is the kind of declaration that usually proves to be the beginning of a conversation rather than the end. But this time, the UFC might have picked the same old fight with a uniquely equipped opponent.
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When embattled former NFL player Greg Hardy said he wanted to be an MMA fighter, many in the community shunned him instantly due to his history of domestic violence accusations. But are we more concerned about him, or about how bad he might make our sport look to the outside world?
Is Ronda Rousey's return to action coming at the right time, and against the right opponent? Is Greg Hardy going to be a welcome presence in MMA after getting run out of the NFL? All that and more in this week's TMB.
For too long, our writers' hyper-specific arguments have been confined to the private corridors of the Internet. Welcome to The List, where we take their instant message bickerings, add a little polish, and make them public. Today, we do a little less arguing, and instead spend some adulating over the legendary career of recently retired Dan Henderson.
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Selecting a term
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