Ben Fowlkes

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UFC 148 Live Blog: Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin

The Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin live blog is for the co-main event at UFC 148 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. It will be the final fight of Ortiz's career.


UFC 148 Live Blog: Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote

The Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote live blog is for a fight on the main card of UFC 148 on Saturday night. Le is looking for his first UFC win in his career.


UFC 148 Live Blog: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia

The Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia live blog is for a welterweight clash at UFC 148 on Saturday night. Kim has won four of his past five fights.


UFC 148 Live Blog: Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie

The Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie live blog is for their main card fight at UFC 148 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Chad Mendes lost to champion Jose Aldo in his last fight.


UFC 148 Live Blog: Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton

The Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton live blog is for the main card fight at UFC 148 in Las Vegas. They are both competing in the bantamweight division.

In Search of the Real Chael Sonnen on the Mean Streets of West Linn, Oregon

Chael Sonnen has sacrificed so much in search of attention and notoriety. Whether it was worth it remains to be seen.


With Final Fight Looming, Tito Ortiz Gets a Chance to Bask in the Glory

Tito Ortiz got a hero's welcome at the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference. But can he go out on a win against old rival Forrest Griffin?


The Cut List: Who's in Desperate Need of a Win at UFC 148?

Who needs a win more than most on this weekend's UFC 148 card? The Cut List looks at all the fighters on the bubble and analyzes their odds of survival.

As UFC 148 Rematch With Chael Sonnen Nears, Anderson Silva's Patience Fades

Chael Sonnen went back to the well at the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference. Anderson Silva, however, seemed less amused than ever, and more than ready to put an end to the taunting.

Tito Ortiz, the UFC Hall of Fame, and How a Little Salesmanship Goes a Long Way

After a memorable career, Tito Ortiz prepares to leave the UFC as a Hall of Fame inductee. But do his career accomplishments justify the honor?

Twitter Mailbag: Talking Silva vs. Sonnen 2, Tito Ortiz's Twisted Legacy, and More


The Twitter Mailbag takes on reader questions about hot topics in MMA. This time, we talk UFC 148, Tito Ortiz's legacy, and more.

Sound and Fury: As Anderson Silva Rages, Chael Sonnen Faces a Critical Turning Point

Anderson Silva seems to have finally had enough of Chael Sonnen. But when they meet at UFC 148, it's Sonnen who has more on the line.

Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC 147 and UFC on FX 4


Falling Action looks at the biggest winners, losers, and everything in between from the weekend's MMA events. In this edition, we examine both UFC 147 and UFC on FX 4.


The MMA Wrap-Up: UFC 147 & UFC on FX 4 Double Feature

The MMA Wrap-Up takes a closer look at UFC 147 and UFC on FX 4. What does it mean when one falls flat for free, and the other entertains for a price?

Clay Guida and Gray Maynard Differ on What Wins an MMA Fight, While Stats Tell Only Part of the Story


Clay Guida and Gray Maynard express different notions of what wins an MMA fight. Unfortunately for Guida, judges and fans sided with the other guy on Friday night in Atlantic City.

Dana White on Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida: 'That's Not a Fight'


UFC president Dana White criticizes Clay Guida's game plan in fight with Gray Maynard. According to White, it's "not a fight" when one guy "runs around in circles."

Fedor Emelianenko, and the Complicated Legacy of a Simple Man


How will the MMA world remember Fedor Emelianenko now that he's officially retired? Between the hype and the hate, the truth is a complex blend of factors.

Brian Ebersole 'Wouldn't Mind Beating Up a Diaz' After Bout With T.J. Waldburger

Brian Ebersole mulls a move to lightweight after Friday's bout with T.J. Waldburger. The MMA veteran also has some choice words for Bob Sapp's recent efforts.

Wanderlei Silva: Bout With Rich Franklin 'Will Show Whether I Can Still Fight'

After fifteen years as a pro, Wanderlei Silva still loves to fight. He knows the end of his career might be right around the corner, but not yet, he says.

The GDP Award: Martin Kampmann


The GDP Award recognizes the relentless pursuit of cash in the sport of mixed martial arts. The 2012 half-year winner is a model for these tough economic times.

Event of the Half-Year: UFC 146

Looking back at the best MMA events of the first half of 2012. With it's all heavyweight main card, UFC 146 leads the way.

Twitter Mailbag: Talking UFC's Schedule, Silva-Sonnen II, and More


The Twitter Mailbag answers reader questions across all topics in MMA. From UFC 148's main and co-main events, to the UFC's killer schedule.

Michael Bisping Talks Injury Withdrawal, Admits 'Maybe We Do Go Too Hard'

Michael Bisping discusses the knee injury that forced his withdrawal from UFC 149. The British middleweight says he's "massively pissed" that Hector Lombard might earn a UFC title shot before he does.

Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC on FX 3

The biggest winners, losers, and everything in between from the UFC on FX 3. From Demetrious Johnson's flyweight win to Eddie Wineland's stomach-turning gash.

Nick Ring: Calgary Assault Was 'One of the Most Cowardly Acts I've Ever Seen'

Nick Ring stopped a group of street 'thugs' who were attacking a teenage couple in Calgary on Wednesday night. The assault was 'one of the most cowardly acts' he'd ever witnessed, and he had no choice but to do something about it, he said.

UFC on FX 3: By the Odds


Betting odds and prop bets for UFC on FX 3. Can Ian McCall pull off a minor upset over Demetrious Johnson?

Rich Franklin: UFC's Company Man Faces Down Career Conundrum

At 37, former UFC champ Rich Franklin isn't sure what he wants to do with his life when he's done fighting. All he knows is that he doesn't want to leave just yet.


My First Fight: Clay Guida

UFC lightweight Clay Guida opens up about his first professional fight at the Sturgis motorcycle rally in August of 2004. At the time it was just a fun way to make a few bucks, but it ended up launching a memorable MMA career.

On Kenny Florian, Greatness, and the Varying Definitions of Success in MMA

Kenny Florian retired without a UFC title, despite several chances to win one. Even without a championship to his credit, can we still call him a great fighter?

Twitter Mailbag: Talking KenFlo's Retirement, UFC's Injury Bug, and More

Questions from the Twitterverse on all the hot topics in MMA. From Dana White's recent woes to Kenny Florian's retirement, answers to all the most pressing queries.

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