If not for his late father, Efrain Escudero wouldn’t have competed in Season 8 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
It’s fairly common to see a combatant injured at a mixed martial arts venue. But the UFC is turning its attention to the injuries of true heroes.
While the Ultimate Fighting Championship did not hold a card in its home base of Las Vegas for several months during the second half of 2008, the organization will more than make up for the absence as the year comes to a close.
Randy Couture didn’t show his age Saturday night. Rather, he showed his size in a futile attempt to conquer Brock Lesnar, a 6-foot-31/2-inch, 265-pound giant.
Randy Couture over the last 15 months learned one or two or 10 valuable lessons but none more important than a simple truism often echoed throughout sports: Play to your strength.
Joe Stevenson had to commute a bit farther this time, but with a win, his journey to the top of his profession won’t be nearly as long as it was the first time.
Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture at the MGM Grand is being billed as the biggest fight in the history of the young organization.
When featherweight Urijah Faber surrendered his two-year grip on the World Extreme Cagefighting title Wednesday, it probably came as a shock to fans who weren’t able to watch the card on television.