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    December 5, 2013

    The Cult of Lloyd Irvin

    A top UFC trainer builds a house of champions. Allegations of psychological and sexual abuse tear it down.

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    October 10, 2013
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    April 18, 2013
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    October 31, 2012

    Converge's Jacob Bannon On Queen, Texas Wrestling and Being a Licensed Mixed Martial Arts Instructor

    Jacob Bannon, lead singer of the mighty Converge, returns to Dallas tomorrow night at Dada, as the four-piece promotes their latest, All We Love We Leave Behind. We caught up with him about the first record he bought, his first tattoo, how he got into mixed martial arts and his love for Texas wrestl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Irving Doctor Who Botched Liposuction Also Injected MMA Fighter With Banned Drugs

    I wouldn't have known it by watching two over-muscled and under-clothed men pummel each other senseless, in a cage no less, but mixed martial arts has rules. Surprising, too, that one of the rules is that you can't have too much testosterone in your system. I learned these things from an article tha ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Now Open: Draft Pick Sports Bar and Grill Near the AAC (Photos)

    The Big Screen at Draft Picks Sports Bar​Draft Picks Sports Bar and Grill, which opened in late September, sits less than a half-mile south of the American Airlines Center, right where Victory Avenue ends. Naturally, as with all sports bars, they have a few TVs, although how many is purely arb ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.23.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Doomsday scenario for Monday Night Football: Quarterback Jon Kitna. Running back DeMarco Murray. Receivers Kevin Ogletree, Jesse Holley and Dwayne Harris. Center Kevin Kowalski. Left guard ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Floyd Mayweather is Both Champ and Chump. And Larry Merchant is My New Hero.

      These days give me a good UFC card over a boxing match, but Saturday night was quite the intriguing spectacle inside the squared ring. Getting his ass whipped early by Floyd Mayweather, seems Victor Ortiz resorted to a head-butt. But then, after what looked like a kiss to Mayweather's& ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    The Road to 8-8: A Week-by-Week Look at the 2011 Cowboys

    Because it wouldn't be a newspaper football preview without piss-in-the-wind game predictions.

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    August 19, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.19.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:Talked to the family of Shannon Stone for next week's Observer column. Wait until you hear their other sad story involving a souvenir ball from a Rangers' game. Sorry, you have to wait.Not ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.5.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Only at a Cowboys' training camp can you look on the sidelines one day and see the guys from Deadliest Catch and the next find a dork in an ill-fitting suit and bow tie. Yep, Pee Wee Her ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    May 19, 2011
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    May 6, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.6.11

    Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Mavericks-Lakers and Rangers-Yankees in our town in the same weekend. Delicious. If you had a front-row ticket to just one, which would it be? Are there really semi-sane humans who'd choose ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Most surprising thing about Cowboys first-round draft pick Tyron Smith? According to scout Walter Juliff, he's related to a former Cowboy with the same last name. Goes by the nam ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.22.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *And then, after Jesus had died on the cross and was buried in his tomb, some rabbits rummaged through a nearby picnic and ate a bunch of chocolate and candy. Powered  ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    March 18, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.18.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Couple weeks ago I circled tonight's Mavs-Spurs game at American Airlines Center in anticipation. Now? No biggie. After dropping games it should've won to Memphis, New Orleans and Portland, ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    UFC 127: Fitch Over Penn. Wait, That Was a Draw?

    ​Ties are for Troy Dungan or calf ropin' or Oscar night or Mila Kunis' brother (cuz kissin' his sister would be bueno). But UFC? Watched UFC 127 with some buddies Saturday night and was entertained, but confused. Always figured in this manliest of men sport featuring bloody knockouts and ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.25.11

    Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I still don't fully understand Michael Young leaving Rangers spring training for two days. The team announced it was a "family matter." Manager Ron Washington said Young "has a family thin ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    XLV Flopped at Cowboys Stadium, But How 'Bout UFC?

    ​Back in November in Cowboys Stadium, I went to the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito boxing match. In 2009 I went to UFC 103 at American Airlines Center. My judge's scorecard: UFC > Boxing. By embarrassing submission. Got to debating the other day what event -- other than Super B ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Boxing Ain't Dead Yet. In Fact, It's Alive and Well in Arlington.

    ​When's the last time you did something for the first time? Couple virgin voyages for me this week. Last weekend I went to a motorcycle gang party. (Scary.) And Saturday night I'm going to a championship fight. As in big-time boxing. (Psyched.) I'm more into UFC these days, but I'm looking f ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    July 1, 2010
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    May 20, 2010

    MMA - But Not UFC - Comes Back to Metroplex

    ​No way it will be bigger than last summer when UFC took over American Airlines Center, but Mixed Martial Arts - in the form of Bellator - invades the metroplex again tonight. The BFC XIX will hold seven fights at the Nokia Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, headlined by lightweight champ Joe ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.7.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Alkaline Trio, Cursive and The Dear & Departed at the Palladium

    Alkaline Trio, Cursive, The Dear and DepartedPalladium BallroomMarch 27, 2010Better than: Paying good money in hopes of seeing Georges St. Pierre knock out Dan Hardy in the first round of UFC 111.Eric GrubbsMatt Skiba and Co. at the Palladium on Saturday night.​At this point in its career, Alkalin ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Big Crowd Be Damned, UFC Still > Boxing

    Don't know any of these UFC dudes, but betcha they could all kick Pacquiao's ass.​Was way too inebriated busy Saturday night to catch the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But from what I'm hearing it's about what I expected: Lotsa style. Zero substance. A ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Stars-Gazing: My Top 10 Hockey Observations

    ​10. Went to Bruins 3, Stars 0 Friday night. First hockey game this season. Dallas didn't look good, but the experience wasn't half-bad. 9. If you haven't been to American Airlines Center in a while, prepare to be dazzled. The four-sided HD video screens on the over-hanging scoreboa ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    June 2, 2009

    Dallas, Oh Say Can UFC?

    A scene from UFC's Ultimate Fighter or Borat? You decide.As this was once Jesse Hyde's beat, well, I'll do my best. But seems there are big doings afoot in the bloody world of the Ultimate Fighting Championship: MMAJunkie, which sounds six different flavors of kick-ass, reports today that for the fi ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Whitt's End: 4.17.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If I were I am a betting man, and I am plunking down $1 that 105.3 The Fan and the Dallas Cowboys officially announce their flagship radio station partnership next week. Trust me when I say the deal ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Better Bang For Your Buck: Boxing or UFC?

    Went out to east Dallas last week to spend some quality time with the only Olympic boxer in the history of Dallas, Luis Yanez. The kid is immensely cocky, tiny - would you believe 5-foot-4 and around 118 pounds? - and has the world by the short hairs. You'll want to hate him, but you'll wind up ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Ultimate Fighting: Fad or Rad?

    The brute of Brock Lesnar is one reason to be attracted to UFC. I can think of others. It’s official: Ultimate Fighting has KO’d Boxing. Proof? Quick, name the heavyweight champion of the world. If you’re like me, you knew Brock Lesnar before Wladimir Klitschko. I went to Evand ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    Pitch Perfect

    The Grand Prairie AirHogs are willing to do whatever it takes to make you a fan. And that includes win.

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    August 7, 2008

    Cuban Will Have to Wait For This Hot Man-on-Man Action

    Randy Couture, where we shop for edible underwear and coconut bras Looks like dreams of a Mark Cuban-sponsored mixed martial arts smackdown for the ages are on hold. For the last several months, Cuban’s HDNet cable network has been working behind the scenes to put on an MMA rumble between Randy Co ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    Paranoia Factor

    Joe Rogan spouts off at the Improv

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    May 15, 2008
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    February 15, 2008
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    August 16, 2007

    Ready to Rumble

    Dallas entrepreneur pushes his own brand of ultimate fighting

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    June 29, 2006

    Caged Manimals

    The Diesel Fighting Championship is close to Ultimate

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    December 29, 2005
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    March 7, 2002

    Selling Ron

    A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?

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    January 18, 2001

    A Real Bangfest

    Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy

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    February 22, 1996
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    January 25, 1996

    Just don't bite

    In the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the biggest rule is survival of the fiercest