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I Can't Believe They're Not Retired! 5 Surprisingly Active UFC Fighters

So you thought they rode into the sunset, did you? Well, how wrong you were, sir or madam. How very wrong.<p>These five UFC fighters are surprisingly not retired. I couldn't believe it. But it turns out they were hiding in plain sight, right on the UFC's active roster.<p>Quick note: This doesn't cover …

15 Worst Ways to Lose an MMA Fight

Akin to any other sport, wins and losses dictate just about everything in the realm of MMA.<p>A series of high-profile wins can catapult a fighter into top contendership while a cluster of disappointing losses can easily result in a firing.<p>In some instances, however, a loss in an MMA match won't …

10 Legendary MMA Fighters You've Probably Never Heard of

Plenty of MMA fans like to honor the old guard. It's not too difficult when the sport you follow is not even 20 years old. You get a lot of bang for your buck with the honoring.<p>And yet, there are some fighters who fall through the cracks when the conversation turns to the best in the sport's brief …

Cheick Kongo, Chael Sonen and eyes: Where do they fall on Cagewriter’s Hot or Not list?

A slow week in MMA? So what. Let's decide what's hot, what's not, what is just a big ball of confusion.<p><b>Not -- Costa Philippou</b>: Remember how his fight …

Bold MMA Predictions for the Month of May

After a busy April punctuated by four UFC events—accompanied by reams of hype and entire news cycles brimming with injury drama—the MMA community is taking a little breather in May. At the top of the food chain, the UFC has "only" two cards scheduled for the month, while Bellator remains on hiatus …

Matt Brown vs. Thiago Alves Verbally Agreed for UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston

The inaugural event for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 now has its first fight, with two welterweight knockout artists agreeing to meet on the August 17 card in Boston.<p>Fresh off a knockout win over highly touted prospect Jordan Mein at UFC on Fox 7 in April, Matt Brown will look to pick up his sixth win …

UFC

Marloes Coenen on Cyborg: 'I Don't Think She's on the Stuff Anymore'

Former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Marloes Coenen is looking forward to her rematch with Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos this summer.<p>Needless to say, the Golden Glory fighter is expecting a different outcome this time around.<p>In an interview with BJPenn.com, "Rumina" explained that she felt …

Time I

Roy Nelson Would Fight Daniel Cormier for 205-Pound Title Shot

If Roy Nelson has to step into the cage with Daniel Cormier, he would prefer the fight be at 205 pounds for a shot at UFC champ Jon Jones.<p>Nelson caught Cormier's attention after his devastating knockout win over Cheick Kongo at UFC 159. Cormier tweeted afterwards that a bout with Nelson would make …

Lorenz Larkin Talks Loss to Francis Carmont at UFC on Fox 7

When Lorenz Larkin debuted with the UFC this April, he convinced most viewers that he belonged on the big stage, outlanding his opponent, Francis Carmont, at nearly a 3:1 rate. Unfortunately for Larkin, the gap in production was not enough to convince even one cage-side judge that he deserved the …

Turner Broadcasting

A New Wave Is Rising in the UFC Middleweight Division

Link to Media<p>For years the middleweight division has been Anderson Silva and everyone else.<p>"The Spider" has held court over the 185-pound weight class for nearly seven years, and in doing so has carved out the longest and most dominant title reign in UFC history. Over this impressive run, the …

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva: Why This Fight Doesn't Need to Happen

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva shouldn't happen.<p>This fight does nothing for MMA. Sonnen is a fighter who, save for a miracle performance against Anderson Silva at UFC 117, hasn't done anything to warrant his status as a marquee fighter.<p>And Wanderlei Silva? He's a legend, but in the fight game, …

Chael Sonnen

Business Insider Names Ronda Rousey as One of Top 50 Women Changing the World

<i>Business Insider</i> has acknowledged Ronda Rousey's status as a trailblazer and pioneer, naming her No. 42 in its list of women that are changing the world.<p>They wrote the following about the first-ever female UFC champion:<p>Thanks to martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey, women now fight in the UFC.The …

Ronda Rousey

Quenton Nelson Commits to Notre Dame: Irish Land Huge 4-Star OL

Notre Dame on Wednesday received a commitment from 4-star offensive lineman Quenton Nelson, further solidifying its stature as one of nation's elite college football programs.<p>It only took one phone call from the Irish staff to convince one of the top-ranked offensive lineman in the 2014 class to …

College Football

Chicago Cubs threaten to leave Wrigley Field

Chew on this<p>Did you hear the one about the Cubs leaving Wrigley Field? That's not a joke actually, at least according to their owner, Tom Ricketts, …

New Jets Quarterback Geno Smith Sounds Like A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Jason Cole of <i>Yahoo! Sports</i> spoke with a number of people around the NFL that were unimpressed with how Smith handled himself during interviews and meetings with teams prior to the draft.<p>In the report, Smith comes across as a cocky kid that thinks he already knows it all and doesn't look for input. …

Notre Dame talking unique kind of football stadium expansion

The university is looking into transforming the stadium into the focal point of campus.<p>Notre Dame unveiled a potential plan for renovating their football stadium on Thursday, a plan that would turn the famous stadium into the focal point for student and academic activity on campus. Considering the …

Cubs offered new home by Boomers

On Wednesday, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said he would consider moving the team out of 99-year-old Wrigley Field if plans for renovations needed …

Chicago Cubs

Geno Smith's maturity questioned

One week removed from his infamous draft-day slide, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has remained in the spotlight for all of the wrong …

Floyd Mayweather's dispatch of Guerrero brings Saúl Alvarez into view

Floyd Mayweather reminded us in his 44th fight why we should cherish the five he has scheduled in the 30 months before he retires because, at 36 and …