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Mike Brown keeps on fighting, returns in August

Mike Brown isn't retiring just yet after all.<p>After flirting with the idea last year and undergoing his second neck surgery months later, a healthy …

Jon Jones Wants to Know When Daniel Cormier's Diet Starts, Cormier Responds

Just in case a light heavyweight title fight between Jon "Bones" Jones and Alexander Gustafsson doesn't work out, the champion has a backup plan in mind: heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier.<p>Jones went for the jugular when he called out "DC" on Twitter Friday morning:<p>Someone ask DC when his diet …

Former UFC champ Matt Serra says he’s walking away from life as a fighter

In an interview with Newsday, former UFC champ Matt Serra said he is walking away from fighting. He wouldn't quite say the retirement word, but his …

6 Americans among those killed in Kabul bombing

A suicide car bombing targeting a coalition convoy in the heart of Afghanistan's capital on Thursday killed at least 12 people, six Americans and six Afghans, authorities said.<p>NATO's International Security Assistance Force said two U.S. service members working with ISAF and four ISAF-contracted …

Urijah Faber: Future Flyweight Champion

Whether you love him or hate him, Urijah Faber has played an integral role in bringing the sport of MMA to mainstream legitimacy over the last decade.<p>His good looks and toothy charisma have garnered him a loyal fan base, while his unpredictable and exciting style continues to confound opponents. …

UFC on FX 8 Info and Predictions for Belfort vs. Rockhold

Like a desperate man slouching through the desert, MMA fans look upon UFC on FX 8—coming to you live from Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, this Saturday—as a life-giving pool in the middle of a dry and barren wasteland. Never mind if it's just a scummy cesspuddle. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever …

Nikkei jumps as yen breaches 100 to dollar mark

The dollar surged in Asian trade on Friday after topping the 100 yen level for the first time in four years, driving Japan's Nikkei index sharply higher.<p>The dollar was changing hands at 101.01 yen at one stage in Tokyo - it was last above 100 yen in April 2009 and plunged to a record low around 75 …

Economy

City Diary: Keeping it in the family is first line of defence in the Caymans

Oh what a tangled web in the Cayman Islands.<p>The shadow banking haven is back in the news after US professor Jeffrey Sachs claimed that the Cayman “house of cards” is a “mortal threat to the world economy”. “A blow-up in the Caymans’ finances would make Cyprus’s crisis look like child’s play,” wrote …

George Soros Reported To Be Shorting The Aussie Dollar

Billionaire investor George Soros has expanded his bargain-basement shopping spree by reportedly adding a $1 billion short-sold position in the Australian dollar to a basket which last month was loaded with stock in the troubled retailer JC Penney.<p>It would be fanciful to think that Soros, one of …

Benson Henderson: 'I'm No Anderson Silva or BJ Penn, but I'm Not Going Anywhere'

Benson Henderson may be the most underappreciated champion in the UFC.<p>Perhaps it's because MMA fans aren't quite ready to embrace change, or it could all hinge on Henderson's inability to connect with an audience.<p>The latter seems like the more far-fetched reason, considering Henderson boasts so …

Jon Jones: A Boxing Match with Floyd Mayweather Would Be 'Pretty Competitive'

Jon Jones, the youngest champion in UFC history, has proven that there are few, if any, competitors at 205 pounds that can give him a legitimate fight at this point in his career.<p>"Bones" is known for being extremely well-rounded with great takedowns, submissions, ground and pound and innovative …

Can Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano Take the Ultimate Fighter to the Next Level?

The next installment of the UFC's reality show, <i>The Ultimate Fighter</i>, will land on Fox Sports 1 this September and feature both men and women competing for UFC contracts.<p>That bit of information, we already knew. What we don't know is whether or not Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano, the two coaches, will …