Dave Doyle

  • joined Apr 25, 2012
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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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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Ronda Rousey: Strawweights take pressure off me


Ronda Rousey is looking forward to the upcoming all-women's season of The Ultimate Fighter for many reasons. One of the biggest ones is that she'll no longer have to carry the torch for women's MMA...

Rousey: Carano is the fight I've wanted


Negotiations have stalled between the UFC and Gina Carano, but Ronda Rousey has made it clear she still wants a fight against the pioneer of women's MMA.

Rousey rips into Cyborg on steroids and kids


Ronda Rousey got animated when asked about nemesis Cyborg Justino on Friday, saying the latter 'didn't give a flying f---' about how using steroids would affect her having kids until it became an...

Rousey nominated for two ESPYS


Ronda Rousey was nominated for both "Best Fighter" and "Best Female Athlete" ESPY awards, while Jon Jones and Chris Weidman were nominated for an award apiece.

Longo: Weidman will 'end up crushing' Machida


Trainer Ray Longo, who has never been afraid to make bold assertions, says UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will give Lyoto Machida one rough night at UFC 175.

SB Nation welterweight rankings


There was a Wild West feel to welterweight at the start of the year. But Georges St-Pierre, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald have pulled ahead of the pack.

Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen 'almost gained exception'


Jon Jones doesn't admire steroid users. But he says the way the Chael Sonnen handled his recent situation makes him earn an "exception."

SB Nation flyweight rankings


Demetrious Johnson has done such a thorough job of cleaning out the flyweight division that he's almost become a victim of his own success.

Vera, UFC part ways


Once touted as a future champion, Brandon Vera's run with the UFC has ended after eight years.

Jones doesn't rule out future Instagram posts


Saying he found his recent Instagram video which he deleted was 'funny," Jon Jones didn't rule out future video bombs.

Jones: UFC used 'bullying technique'


While he says things are now good between himself and the UFC, Jon Jones wasn't happy with the way the company initially tried to go about putting together a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson.

Jones says no to Sweden as Gustafsson fight venue


Jon Jones relented on the idea of facing Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch. But he's not going to go to the challenger's backyard to do it.

Backstrom: McGregor lucky we didn't fight


Does the UFC's featherweight division now have two cocky Europeans? Nikals Backstrom said on The MMA Hour that Conor McGregor "dodged a bullet" when their 2011 fight was scrapped.

UFC 174 Aftermath


All UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson can do about his detractors is tune out the hate and keep on winning.

White: Woodley 'chokes in the big fights'


Dana White didn't mince words when he was asked about Tyron Woodley's performance against Rory MacDonald on Saturday night.

Demetrious Johnson dominates at UFC 174


Demetrious Johnson easily defended his UFC flyweight title, dominating Ali Bagautinov in the main event of UFC 174 on Saturday night.

MacDonald makes statement against Woodley


Rory MacDonald went home to British Columbia and made a statement to the entire welterweight division with his UFC 174 win over Tyron Woodley.

Bader shuts down 'Feijao' at UFC 174


Ryan Bader put on one of the best all-around performances of his career when he beat former Strikeforce champ Rafael Cavalcante in Vancouver.

UFC 174 results: Arlovski decisions Schaub


Andrei Arlosvki returned to the UFC and took a debatable split decision over Brendan Schaub on Saturday night.

UFC 174 results: Broken arm ends OSP-Jimmo fight


A broken arm suffered by Ryan Jimmo put an end to his fight with Ovince St. Preux at UFC 174.

UFC 174 results: Kunimoto submits Sarafian


Kiichi Kunimoto won his sixth straight fight and improved to 2-0 in the UFC with his quick finish of Daniel Sarafian on Saturday.

Fightweets: Chael Sonnen, Hall of Famer?


Like other elite athletes who have busted on drug tests, the question must be asked: Is Chael Sonnen worthy of Hall of Fame honors?

Cormier gets MRI results


The MRI on Daniel Cormier's injured knee shows significant ligament damage, but the fighter is undecided on whether to get surgery.

Ludwig will corner Mendes, won't corner Faber


The extent of Duane Ludwig's coaching future with Team Alpha Male is coming into focus.

Chael Sonnen retires from MMA


One day after Chael Sonnen tested positive for banned substances in a random drug test, the veteran fighter announced his retirement.

Jason High cut after shoving referee


UFC president Dana White stated Tuesday that fighter Jason High was released from the organization for shoving referee Kevin Mulhall after his loss to Rafael dos Anjos.

Duke vs. Smith set for Atlantic City


A member of the "Four Horsewomen" will meet "The Peacemaker" in a bantamweight fight on July 16.

Kingsbury vs. Cummins set for UFC on FOX


Kyle Kingsbury returns to action for the first time in nearly two years, as he'll meet the notorious Patrick Cummins in San Jose.

Pearson: 'I feel like I've been robbed'


With most of the MMA world in his corner, Ross Pearson has gone ahead and filed an appeal of his highly controversial split-decision loss to Diego Sanchez.

Larkin vs. Brunson added to UFC 176


A middleweight pairing of fighters coming off losses was one of two fights added to the Aug. 2 event in Los Angeles.

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