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  • Anderson Silva, former UFC middleweight champion, responds to a question during a UFC news conference at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
    UFC banking on better luck keeping stars healthy with crowded 2015 calendar
    Nov. 18, 2014
    The UFC’s press event to announce its 2015 schedule sounded more like a medical conference during stretches Monday afternoon at the Smith Center. More than half of the star fighters the locally based fight league brought to town to promote their upcoming bouts haven’t fought since suffering injuries within the last several months. ...
  • Heavyweight Mark Hunt talks to reporters during media day in advance of UFC 160 Thursday, May 23, 2013.
    Mark Hunt opens up on his comeback before UFC 180
    Nov. 13, 2014
    For years, Mark Hunt avoided talking about the six-fight losing streak that stretched into the beginning of his UFC career. Now the 40-year-old heavyweight from New Zealand can’t stop talking about it. ...
  • Jose Aldo, left, of Brazil celebrates after beating Ricardo Lamas of Chicago in five rounds of the Ultimate Fighting featherweight championship bout in Newark, N.J., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Aldo won by unanimous decision.
    Jose Aldo riled up for once going into Chad Mendes rematch at UFC 179
    Oct. 23, 2014
    Laughter is the universal language. Jose Aldo was on the other end of the phone last week in Rio de Janeiro speaking in his native Portuguese with an interpreter turning the UFC featherweight champion’s words into English. ...
  • Featherweight fighter Conor McGregor pounds on a defenseless Dustin Poirier, who was kicked to the ground and would soon be eliminated, during UFC 178 on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Conor McGregor crowning himself champion after vicious UFC 178 victory
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Conor McGregor tugged on the shoulder pads of his self-described “ivory elephant-trunk suit” as he strutted into the UFC 178 post-fight press conference. Once he sat down, the 26-year-old from Dublin fiddled on multiple occasions with the shimmering gold watch covering the majority of his wrist ...
  • Flyweight title fighter Demetrious Johnson connects with a kick to the ribs on Chris Cariaso during UFC 178 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
    UFC 178 live blog: Johnson blows out Cariaso with flawless showing
    Sept. 27, 2014
    Demetrious Johnson might have gotten too ambitious ...
  • UFC President Dana White gets in between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, right, whie facing off during the weigh-in for UFC 178 Friday, September 26, 2104, at the MGM Grand's Convention Center.
    UFC 178 weigh-in: Conor McGregor creates another scene
    Sept. 26, 2014
    The UFC only goes to the two fighters in a card’s main event for a final comment after the weigh-in. Ahead of tomorrow night’s UFC 178 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, that was flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Chris Cariaso...
  • UFC 178 lightweight Eddie Alvarez laughs at a question posed to him during media day at the MGM Grand Arena on Thursday, September 25, 2014. .
    Eddie Alvarez motivated with long-awaited debut at UFC 178
    Sept. 26, 2014
    Eddie Alvarez admits there were times within the past couple of years when he thought he’d never make it to the UFC. Embroiled in almost a yearlong legal battle with Bellator, which tried to prevent him from crossing over, the 30-year-old mixed martial arts veteran from Philadelphia came to accept that he might not ever fight in the sport’s premier organization ...
  • Chris Weidman raises his arms after defending his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida with a unanimous decision at UFC 175 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Weidman off UFC 181; Hendricks to fight Lawler
    Sept. 22, 2014
    UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has injured his right hand in training, forcing the postponement of his Dec. 6 title defense against ...
  • Anthony Johnson celebrates after beating Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by technical knockout during the first round of a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC on Fox event in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, July 26, 2014.
    Tending to its own domestic abuse woes, UFC cuts Silva, suspends Johnson
    Sept. 19, 2014
    The UFC has suspended light heavyweight Anthony Johnson indefinitely and terminated Thiago Silva's contract. The mixed martial arts organization took the actions ...
  • Martial Matters
    Martial Matters
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone collide in the Octagon in a last-minute bout.
  • UFC veteran Forrest Griffin is scheduled to meet fans at the UFC Gym in Green Valley from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the facility at Green Valley Parkway and Warm Springs Road.
    Nevada Highway Patrol officer opens UFC Gym in Green Valley
    Sept. 5, 2014
    Charles Haycox was already a huge fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, rarely missing one of the local mixed martial arts league’s cards.
  • T.J. Dillashaw drops elbows on Renan Barao during their bantamweight title fight at UFC 173 Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Dillashaw won with a TKO in the fifth round.
    Analysis: T.J. Dillashaw put in precarious position with UFC 177 rematch
    Aug. 28, 2014
    Reacting with the same championship mentality he employs in the octagon, T.J. Dillashaw caught himself Tuesday afternoon. Instead of recovering from an opponent’s haymaker, the UFC bantamweight champion was saving himself from his own words ...
  • UFC, Dana White apologize for removing judge in Macau
    Aug. 26, 2014
    The UFC has apologized for breaching its own protocol when President Dana White removed a judge from its show in Macau last weekend. White removed judge Howard Hughes from the five-judge rotation after ...
  • Ovince St. Preux celebrates his submission win over Nikita Krylov during a UFC 171 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Dallas.
    From football to fighting, Ovince St. Preux proud of progress
    Aug. 15, 2014
    Ovince St. Preux sensed the exhaustion from the University of Maine football players as he walked into their training facility Thursday morning. Before the 31-year-old spoke to the Black Bears, a coach explained that they were coming off week of two-a-day practices and getting a well-deserved break...
  • UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is triumphant as he leaves the MGM lobby after getting into a fight with challenger Daniel Cormier during a UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Monday Aug. 4, 2014.
    Jon Jones leg injury postpones fight with Daniel Cormier
    Aug. 12, 2014
    The unbridled hostility between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier that erupted into public spectacle at a UFC 178 press conference was all for nothing. Their light heavyweight title fight is off...
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