Dave Doyle

  • joined Apr 25, 2012
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Veteran sports reporter and editor with an emphasis on combat sports. Was the first reporter to write about mixed martial arts for a major mainstream sports website, covering the sport since March 2006. Has also worked for, The Boston Globe,, and Yahoo! Sports. A Boston native, he currently lives in Los Angeles. You can follow him on Twitter at @davedoylemma.

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UFC heading back to Austin


Hot on the heels of events in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio over the past year, the UFC has announced that Austin will be their next Texas venue.

Maynard intends to keep on fighting


Gray Maynard was knocked out for the fourth time in his past five fights against Ross Pearson. But his manager says Maynard is intent on continuing his MMA career.

Cruz has no problem fighting on FS1


While some would consider fighting on the FOX Sports 1 prelims instead of a pay-per-view main card an insult, Dominick Cruz says he has no problem with his bout against Takeya Mizugaki going to...

Machida vs. Rockhold bout under consideration


Luke Rockhold's teammate, Daniel Cormier, reported on UFC Tonight that a bout between Rockhold and former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is under consideration.

War Machine's attorney: My client is not a monster


Jon Koppenhaver, a.k.a. War Machine, will not fight extradition to Nevada on charges in the alleged brutal beating of his girlfriend. His attorney told a Los Angeles television station his client...

Bellator releases Eddie Alvarez


New Bellator CEO Scott Coker has granted Eddie Alvarez his long-held wish to leave the company. Alvarez will vacate the Bellator lightweight title and become a free agent.

Barnett in no rush to fight Rosholt


Josh Barnett admitted to being a bit intrigued by Jared Rosholt's random twitter callout. But the former UFC heavyweight champion isn't about to drop what he's doing to make the fight.

Fightweets: Does Bellator make sense for Carano


Word popped up this week that Gina Carano's team has been in talks with Bellator. Would such a move make sense for the first star of women's MMA?

White: 'I would have separated' Jones and Cormier


Back from vacation, UFC president Dana White claims the brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier would not have gone down the way it did had he been in between the duo.

White: No title shot for Gustafsson yet


Dana White said that with Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier rebooked for Jan. 3, Alexander Gustafsson should get used to the idea he's probably going to have to fight someone else before getting a title...

Sonnen on WWE; Metamoris/NAC, Olympics


One thing's clear in the aftermath of Chael Sonnen's suspension: He might not be fighting again any time soon, but he has options.

Sonnen opens up: 'I tried to game the system'


Speaking on pro wrestler Chris Jericho's podcast, retired contender Chael Sonnen talked at length about his Nevada suspension, admitting that he broke the rules in an attempt to gain a competitive...

Last man to defeat McGregor set for return


Joseph Duffy, who handed Conor McGregor his last defeated back in 2010, returns to MMA after a three-year break when he headlines Saturday's Cage Warriors 70.

Swanson likes thought of Edgar fight


Although Cub Swanson is the unofficial next fighter in line for a featherweight title shot after Jose Aldo meets Chad Mendes, he admitted on The MMA Hour that about with Frankie Edgar intrigues him.


Manhoef vs. Marshall set for Bellator 125

Fists will fly in Fresno on Sept. 19, and Melvin Manhoef and Doug Marshall throw down in the Bellator 125 main event.

Jones on eye pokes: 'I'm aware that I do it'


On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Jon Jones admitted his techniques occasionally result in eye pokes, but he denied any malicious intent.

Fightweets: Jon Jones and 'phoniness'


The accusations of phoniness and fakery against Jon Jones rang out louder than ever this week, courtesy Daniel Cormier. But the UFC light heavyweight champ says the only opinions that matter are...

Pendred meets Umalatov in Stockholm


Fresh off a stunning comeback win in Dublin, Cathal Pendred heads off to Sweden for his next fight on Oct. 4.

Mein meets Pyle after Maia drops out


Demian Maia had to drop out of his UFC Fight Night matchup with Mike Pyle, leading to a welterweight bout between Pyle and Jordan Mein.

McGregor predicts first-round knockout of Poirier


Conor McGregor did his best to wrest the spotlight back from Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier on Tuesday, ripping into Dustin Poirier and claiming he'll knock his foe cold in the first round come Sept....

Cormier, Jones trade jabs, weirdness at 178 Q&A


Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones continued to trade insults, and some weirdness, during a UFC 178 Q&A in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Brawl aftermath: Cell phone, a shoe, and PPV sales


In the aftermath of Monday's press conference fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, Jones had a pair of sunglasses broken; Cormier had a cell phone returned by a fan; and all who were there...

Jones, DC trade barbs in first post-brawl comments


Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier made their first television appearance a couple hours after brawling at the MGM Grand on Monday. While no punches were thrown, tensions still ran high.

Jones says Gustafsson is owed 'a severe beating'


Alexander Gustafsson had to drop out of his fight with Jon Jones due to a knee injury. But Jones still has an eye on rematch with the opponent who gave him the toughest challenge of his title reign.

Jones on Cormier: 'We all see what he looks like'


On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took a swipe at challenger Daniel Cormier's physical condition.

SB Nation welterweight rankings


Robbie Lawler got his hand raised after his UFC on FOX 12 victory over Matt Brown, but it was the sort of fight in which both gained in esteem.

Moraga vs. Scoggins in flyweight showdown


An intriguing flyweight matchup has been added to an already deep UFC Fight Night card on Sept. 5, as John Moraga squares off with Justin "Tank" Scoggins.

Featherweight rankings: Too soon for McGregor?


Conor McGregor has talked his way into big fights. But has he earned a spot in the SB Nation featherweight rankings?

Thatch out with gruesome toe injury


Brandon Thatch suffered a compound fracture in a toe, causing him to pull out of an upcoming fight against Jordan Mein.

UFC on FOX 12 Aftermath: Lawler Fighter of Year?


Even with a loss to Johny Hendricks on his record, with 13 rounds logged against top-10 opponents, "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler belongs in the Fighter of the Year discussion.

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