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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Nick Diaz signs new deal; Spider Silva bout next?


Nick Diaz has signed a three-fight contract extension, according to the UFC, with an eye on returning next year. This immediately set off major speculation about the possibility of Anderson Silva...

Sadollah returns after two-year absence


TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah will return to action after a long absence when he meets Niko Musoke in Sweden in October.

Miocic still wants JDS fight


Stipe Miocic was supposed to fight Junior dos Santos back in May. The heavyweight contender still wants a crack at the former champ.

Jones' 'ninja' message to Cormier: 'Come to daddy'


In his first public comments after accepting a fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier said his new opponent left him a bizarre direct message on Twitter.

Gina Carano's talks with UFC 'getting close'


Gina Carano isn't officially with the UFC just yet, but things are looking closer after Carano's recent meeting wth the UFC.

Pettis returns Dec. 6; admits criticism bugs him


Anthony Pettis will return and defend his lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez on Dec. 6. He's not afraid to admit that those who have criticized his style and injuries have gotten under his...

'Mighty Mouse' doesn't care if opponents cheat


The way UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson looks at it, he's going to defeat his opponents whether they're clean or they're cheating.

Las Vegas likely for McGregor's next fight


There will be no more Fight Pass for Irish star Conor McGregor. UFC president Dana White says that Las Vegas is most likely his next stage.

McGregor finishes Brandao in electric main event

In one of the most charged atmospheres ever seen at a UFC event, hometown hero Conor McGregor finished Diego Brandao in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 46 main event in Dublin on Saturday.

Nelson submits Cummings, stays unbeaten


Icelandic welterweight Gunnar Nelson got off to a slow start against Zak Cummings on Saturday. But when he turned it on, he left no doubt.

McCall states his case against Pickett


Ian McCall had the most impressive performance of his UFC career, as he dominated veteran Brad Pickett on Saturday.

Parke beats Kotani, calls out Sanchez


Norman Parke left no doubt who he wants to fight next after his victory at UFC Fight Night 46, as he called Diego Sanchez a "punk" in his post fight interview.

Pendred rallies for electrifying win over King


Ireland's Cathal Pendred blew the roof off Dublin's O2 Arena when he shook off a 10-8 first round and finished Mike King in the second.

Fightweets: Cerrone for Fighter of the Year?


With three victories so far in 2014, all by way of spectacular finish, Donald Cerrone is making his case for inclusion on the Fighter of the Year contenders list.

Cerrone finishes Miller at UFC Fight Night 45


Donald Cerrone made it four wins in eight months when he finished Jim Miller with a head kick Wednesday night.

Dana White responds to Nate Diaz

One day after Nate Diaz dogged the UFC and Donald Cerrone on Twitter, UFC president Dana White fired back.

McMahon takes role as Titan COO


One of the sport's leading fight managers, Lex McMahon, will join the front office of the growing Titan Fighting Championships promotion.

Escudero signs with Titan


TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero has found a new MMA home, as he debuts with the Titan Fighting Championships on Aug. 22.

Struve '100 percent, definitely wants to fight'


According to manager Lex McMahon, Stefan Struve 'definitely wants to fight' in the wake of the cancelation of his UFC 175 bout with Matt Mitrione due to Struve's fainting spell in the locker room.

SB Nation women's pound-for-pound rankings


From a pure speculative standpoint, Ronda Rousey vs. Cristiane Justino is the 2014 equivalent of Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre.

SB Nation middleweight rankings


After following up two wins over Anderson Silva with a victory over Lyoto Machida, how can Chris Weidman top himself?


Fightweets: Ronda cuts through the clutter

It was a roller-coaster week for mixed martial arts news. Yet through it all, fans want to talk about what's next for Ronda Rousey.

Dodson out after ACL surgery


That Demetrious Johnson-John Dodson flyweight title rematch is on hold for the foreseeable future, as Dodson is out awhile following knee surgery.

Mendes: Aldo can't run from me forever


Chad Mendes is getting a little sick of having to wait around for Jose Aldo, and he's not afraid to say it.

Sluggers Mitrione, Lewis meet at Fight Night 50


A pair of fighters who have most of their career wins via knockout will square off in September when Matt Mitrione meets Derrick Lewis.

Overeem vs. Rothwell set for UFC Fight Night 50


Alistair Overeem makes his anticipated return on Sept. 5 when he meets fellow slugger Ben Rothwell.

Cruz vs. Mizugaki set for UFC 178


Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will be tested against streaking veteran Takeya Mizugaki when he makes his return at UFC 178.

UFC Weekend Aftermath


He took a backseat to B.J. Penn's retirement on Sunday night. But make no mistake about it, Frankie Edgar is still "The Answer."

B.J. Penn makes it official: 'This is the end'


In case there was any doubt, B.J. Penn made his retirement official at the post-fight press conference following his TUF 19 Finale loss to Frankie Edgar.

Miletich inducted into UFC Hall of Fame


Inaugural welterweight champion Pat Miletich became the 12th inductee to the UFC Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Sunday.

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