Mike Chiappetta

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Without fanfare, Tyson Griffin marches on


After being cut from the UFC, Tyson Griffin wondered if it was worth it anymore. But after leaving his longtime gym and returning home, he's back to his roots, and fighting for the love of the sport.

Rousey-Tate rivalry sparks UFC world tour buzz


New York loves a good feud, and Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate obliged them on Wednesday, discussing their never-ending rivalry and brief moments of peace.

Jon Jones in no rush for heavyweight move


UFC light-heavyweight Jon Jones said he won't be a 205-pounder forever, but said he sees at least two more challenges before he heads onward and upward.

The Forward Roll: UFC on FOX 8 edition


What might be next for Robbie Lawler, Demetrious Johnson and the rest of the night's winners and losers? Mike Chiappetta looks into the crystal ball.

Paul Daley: UFC return would be 'dream come true'


Newly unrestricted free agent Paul Daley wants to make amends with UFC brass and return to the octagon, promising to bring excitement with him.

Ricardo Lamas makes case for elusive title shot


After being passed over three times in the last few months, featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas says he's the man for the job when it comes to beating Jose Aldo.

Kicks, knees to grounded opponent to be reexamined


The Association of Boxing Commissions, which creates the framework for MMA rules, will take a hard look at legalizing kicks and knees to opponents who voluntarily ground themselves.

Champ Johnson leads $50,000 bonus awards


What a stretch for Demetrious Johnson, who recently saw the birth of his first child, defended his belt, and won a big cash bonus to boot.

UFC on FOX 8: Johnson defends with submission win


Demetrious Johnson earned the first finish of his reign as flyweight champ, stopping John Moraga with an armbar win.

UFC on FOX 8: MacDonald jabs way past Ellenberger


The fight didn't live up to the pre-match fireworks, but Rory MacDonald escaped with an important win, topping Jake Ellenberger.

UFC on FOX 8 results: Lawler KO's Voelker


Surging Robbie Lawler stayed hot, starching short-notice replacement Bobby Voelker.

UFC on FOX 8: Carmouche TKO's Andrade


Fighting for the first time since losing to Ronda Rousey in a title match, Liz Carmouche shined, earning a finish victory.

UFC on FOX 8: Masvidal hands Chiesa first loss


Jorge Masvidal said this fight was personal, and he got the win he wanted, submitting Michael Chiesa in front of Chiesa's hometown crowd.

UFC on FOX 8 results: Guillard KO's Danzig


After losing four of his last five, Melvin Guillard might have been fighting for his job, and he competed like it, brutally knocking out Mac Danzig.

UFC on FOX 8 results: de Randamie edges Kedzie


Noted kickboxer Germaine de Randamie made a successful octagon debut, topping veteran Julie Kedzie in Seattle.

UFC on FOX 8 breakdown: Johnson vs. Moraga


Mike Chiappetta analyzes the skills of the little-known John Moraga to determine whether he has what it takes to end the reign of "Mighty Mouse."

Bellator cuts Daley, Falcao following legal woes


Trouble with the law for both Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao has led to the end of their respective careers as Bellator fighters, the promotion confirmed to MMA Fighting.

Backtracking Aldo no lock for move to 155


Jose Aldo recently told the UFC that he wanted to move up to lightweight for an automatic title shot, but just days before fighting Chan Sung Jung, he says he's not sure about his future plans.

MMA Roundtable: FOX 8 sleepers, Moraga's mystery


Dave Doyle and Mike Chiappetta discuss which fight might steal the show at UFC on FOX 8, what a John Moraga win would mean for the flyweight division, whether Dana White should reverse course on...

John Crouch calls Showtime Kick a 'fluke'


Ben Henderson's longtime coach said the lightweight champ is ready for Anthony Pettis, states that the famous kick in their first bout was overvalued, and rails against unearned title shots.

Kurt Pellegrino returns on Nov. 15 Bellator card


After two years on the sidelines, "Batman" will end his second retirement when he returns before his home state fans and a national audience.

For Jon Jones, chase towards history is on


The UFC light-heavyweight champ who turned 26 years old on Friday is both the youngest and most accomplished fighter in the division. And with the recent loss by Anderson Silva, he's the likely...

Head vs. High added to Aug. 28 UFC Fight Night


The Indianapolis event has a full slate of fights after Jason High agreed to step in and face James Head.

WSOF 5 hosts opening round of middleweight tourney


David Branch vs. Danillo Villefort and Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor highlight matchups that will eventually determine division's top contender.

Roundtable: Rory's path, 'promised' title bouts


Luke Thomas and Mike Chiappetta discuss the arc of Rory MacDonald's career and possible collision course with GSP, the fairness of losing "promised" title shots, Anderson Silva's antics (and...

WSOF's Sefo takes short leave to prepare for fight


Ray Sefo has taken a temporary leave of absence from his job as World Series of Fighting president to focus on his job as WSOF fighter.

T.J. Grant: No guaranteed title shot upon return


The lightweight contender was at the subject of conspiracy theories last week after withdrawing from a title fight with Benson Henderson, but he explained his health problems and said he was...

Silva defies clowning critics: 'Part of the show'


Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is plotting his revenge on Chris Weidman, but while acknowledging mistakes, says he'll continue with his unique style.

Natal vs. Troeng among additions to UFC on FS 1 #3


The Sept. 4 card in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, got some supporting help over the weekend with four new fights added to the show.

Weidman-Silva 2 signed for Dec. 28 in Las Vegas


One week after Chris Weidman made history by ending Anderson Silva's lengthy reign, the two are already set for a rematch.

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