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British Invasion

And this time, they're taking no prisoners Before fixing its global expansion plans on places like China, Australia, and going back to Brazil, the UFC invested heavily in England. During a three-year stretch between April 2007 and November…

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The Working Champ

Newly minted UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson worked his way to the top of the 125-pound heap—now, he’s working full-time to stay there. Demetrious Johnson’s first job was Parkland Putters, where he swept a miniature golf course…

Welcome to the Hotel California

Black House is one of the most recognizable gyms in MMA, but a day spent at their L.A. location showed that the team's practice space is more than just offices and heavy bags Guilherme Trindade emerges from a lofted room in the rear of the…

The Unforgiven

Undefeated Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier has proven to be a quick study in the cage, but can he wrestle free from his past while fighting for his future? Daniel Cormier’s frustration is booming across the…

The Way of the Hand and Foot

Hiding in the point-fighting style of Taekwondo are some serious skills that talented mixed martial artists aren’t afraid to use. Brian Davidson says there are legions of Taekwondo fighters ready and able to chop the competition in MMA.…

Drive to the Finish

Rory MacDonald is not the next Georges St-Pierre — he’s the first Rory MacDonald, and it’s his mission to show you what that means. Rory MacDonald lives upstairs. He warns that it’s about 60 steps to his apartment. Once up to it, he…

The New Phalanx

Some of MMA’s most talented fighters are training under the guidance of Milwaukee-bred, Spartan-obsessed Duke Roufus. The small, yellow sign welcoming fighters to Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sits beneath the awning of the TCF…

The Last Emperor's Last Stand

AXS TV/Inside MMA correspondent Ron Kruck traveled more than 5,000 miles to be part of Fedor Emelianenko’s last fight in St. Petersburg, Russia. Fedor Emelianenko has always been an enigma. On fight night, he was an emotionless cyborg,…

Never Say Die

There's so much more to Matt "The Immortal" Brown than simply persevering—there's a story of redemption that's still being told. On a cool summer evening in August 2001, Matt Brown died. It's not that Brown remembers dying in the blur of…

A Villain Unmasked

UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks isn’t in training camp at the moment, meaning he’s walking around at a comfortable 210 pounds and his beard is more cropped than his Rasputin-like whiskers on fight night. Actually, he’s not entirely…

Gold Rush

While MMA isn’t included in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, fight fans can still get their combat fi x by watching these six wrestlers who have the best chance of taking home U.S. gold. The American Freestyle Wrestling Team has…

The Bully's Pulpit

Hector Lombard is the UFC’s newest high-profile acquisition, and the monster of the middleweights is ready to get the heads rolling and tempers flaring. The Internet knows two stories about Hector Lombard, and neither is flattering. The…

Fading into the Limelight

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin are two of the most popular and polarizing figures in the UFC. With Ortiz making his MMA exit and Griffin looking to get back into the win column, the duo have agreed to match wits and skills for a final…

Batten down the hatches!

Louisiana is known for its spicy dishes, and Shreveport native Laura Moro is as hot as they come. In between her modeling gigs and ring girl work, the green-eyed beauty set sail to try and cool off, but the high sea is where things heated…