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Woman finds niche – with shirt on – in MMA cages

She grew up in those little fishing villages on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula — towns with names such as Homer and Seward and Soldotna. So when Swayze Valentine heard the roar of the mixed martial arts crowd in Anchorage one night, because MMA is everywhere except New York these days, she said it was just about the loudest thing she’d ever heard. If you don’t count a Kodiak bear with a toothache.

UFC leaving boxing behind

Side by side on a couch were Dana White and Mike Tyson, a pair of lifelong boxing fans, explaining why they rarely get excited to watch boxing anymore. That’s how times change.

Comments about transgender fighter bring UFC unwanted type of exposure

It is a slippery slope dripping with irony. The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released its Code of Conduct, which in a very legal and official way says fighters need to act in a decent manner while not making public statements that might otherwise define them as, well, ignorant rock heads.