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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.

UFC 149 Calgary Press Conference Video

The UFC is heading to Calgary. Wednesday's press conference will formally announce the July event.

Alexander Gustafsson: MMA Is Going to Explode in Sweden

The UFC is heading to Sweden for the first time in April, and Alexander Gustafsson is in the main event. He says MMA is getting huge in his home country.

MMA Top 10 Featherweights: Pat Curran Continues to Rise

MMAFighting.com ranks the Top 10 featherweights in mixed martial arts.

James Vick Earns Knockout Win in Revamped Ultimate Fighter

The Ultimate Fighter season began with a bang. James Vick won by knockout.

Bellator 61: Falcao, Rogers, Santos, Vasilevsky Advance in Middleweight Tournament

Bellator's Season 6 tournament is underway. Maiquel Falcao won in the main event.

Bellator 61 Predictions

Bellator 61 takes place Friday night on MTV2. MMAFighting.com picks the winners.

Chris Leben Calls Positive Drug Test 'Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me'

Chris Leben spoke Monday for the first time since his November failed drug test. He said his UFC suspension and rehab have forced him to turn his life around.

Dakota Cochrane Loses, Won't Move in to The Ultimate Fighter House

Dakota Cochrane did not make it onto The Ultimate Fighter.

Bellator 60: Curran Knocks Out Warren, Four Featherweights Advance

Pat Curran is the new featherweight champion of Bellator. He knocked out Joe Warren in the third round on Friday night.

Bellator 60 Predictions

Bellator 60 takes place on Friday night. MMAFighting.com picks the winners.