Mdsmugsmaller

Michael David Smith

Lead Blogger

Michael David Smith is an award-winning journalist who has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and ESPN the Magazine. In addition to his work for MMAFighting.com he is a writer at ProFootballTalk.com. As a teenager he watched UFC 1 and has loved the sport since. He and his wife live in Chicago.

MOST RECENT POSTS

MMA Top 10 Heavyweights: The Final Four at UFC 146

UFC 146 will pair off the four best heavyweights in MMA. MMAFighting.com ranks the Top 10.

Al Iaquinta Upsets Myles Jury on The Ultimate Fighter

Al Iaquinta took on Myles Jury on The Ultimate Fighter. Iaquinta pulled off the upset.

Amoussou, Baker, Rickels, Saunders Advance in Bellator Welterweight Tournament

Karl Amoussou won Friday night's Bellator main event. Three other welterweights will join him in the tournament semifinals.

Bellator 63 Predictions

Bellator 63 takes place on Friday night. MMA Fighting picks the winners.

UFC 146 Press Conference Video

UFC 146 takes place on May 26. The UFC will promote the event on Tuesday.

Bjorn Rebney Defends Bellator's Tournament Format

Bjorn Rebney appeared on The MMA Hour Monday. He said tournaments will continue to be a major part of Bellator.

MMA Top 10 Middleweights: Anderson Silva's Last Challenge?

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen is headed to Brazil. MMA Fighting puts Silva and Sonnen atop the middleweight rankings.

Justin Lawrence Knocks Out Cristiano Marcello on The Ultimate Fighter

Justin Lawrence won on Friday night's episode of The Ultimate Fighter.

Woodard, Hawn, Weedman, Michel Advance in Bellator Lightweight Tournament

The Bellator Season 6 lightweight tournament got underway. Lloyd Woodard won in the main event.

Bellator 62 Predictions

Bellator Fighting Championships returns on Friday night. MMA Fighting picks the winners in the lightweight tournament.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker