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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Mike Easton loves Washington

Rising UFC star notches another win, sends another love letter to his hometown.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports | Tags:  Mike Easton, Kevin Durant, Curly W

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Crowd reacts as Michael Buffer reads Lamont Peterson decision

One of the best moments for D.C. sports this year happened at the Convention Center, and the crowd reacted in kind.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Hudson Taylor featured in NCAA promo

Former Maryland All-American wrestler, now an activist for LGBT inclusion in sports, was featured on the Buick Human Highlight Reel.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, Fighting Sports

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 07/28/2009

That Guy Who Snapped His Arm Near Nats Park

[Warning: Sort of gross.] It's a good thing the Nats are on this little run of success. Because otherwise I might have been tempted to suggest that what happened at Battle of the Biceps II last weekend fit in well with this most unnatural of seasons. The event, in its...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:19 PM ET, 07/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 06/12/2007

Sergeant Slaughter Isn't Afraid of UFC

As previously mentioned in this space, Sergeant Slaughter is coming to Bowie on Thursday for Army Night against the Harrisburg Senators, during which he'll sign autographs, pose for photos and put losing team members into the Cobra Clutch. [Actually, no joke, he told me that he'll be putting fans in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:51 AM ET, 06/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports, Fighting Sports

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/24/2007

Before the Peterson Fights

Anthony and Lamont Peterson are fighting at the Armory tomorrow night. Lamont is 20-0, with nine knockouts. Anthony is 22-0 with 16 knockouts. The first televised bout tomorrow starts at 9, on ESPN2. The RSVP's include the mayor, Steve Francis (who just rolled up for the weigh-in, driving a Mercedes...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/24/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/04/2007

Mayweather and De La Hoya Spew Venom

Weeks ago, I wrote about the Mayweather-De La Hoya hate fest at Union Station, in which my great regret was not asking the boxers to settle their differences over an Auntie Anne's pretzel or two. Well, the Comcast SportsyNet folks cleverly saved the footage from that day and used it...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/04/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 02/21/2007

Boxers Take the Red Line

Subhed: Pretty Boy, Golden Boy, the Executioner, Tuff Juice, and Mister 50 come to Union Station So this Mayweather-De La Hoya hoo-ha was your typical understated boxing event. Actually, there was a fair bit of screaming and booing and cheering and playing of Carmina Burana. At one point, The Executioner...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:51 PM ET, 02/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports, Fighting Sports

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/20/2006

UFC Madness at the WaPo

So yesterday Jason Campbell debuts, the Redskins' freefall continues, a top 10 local hoops team is upset at home, the most important BCS rankings of the year are released and the Nats' best player signs with the Cubs. Sorta busy sports day 'round here. And what's the most-read sports story...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 11/16/2006

Two Idiots Flailing Away At Each Other

That's how Cakes from the Junkies described his 45 seconds in the boxing ring with fellow Junky JP Flaim. That's about the extent of Cakes's boxing experience, if you don't count the times that he and JP would ball up their soccer shin guards in high school and punch each...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:16 PM ET, 11/16/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports, Fighting Sports

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/03/2006

Fight Night

Here's how you know you've spent the previous night at a boxing event: when, the next morning, your notebook still smells so strongly of cigar smoke that you're somewhat worried it might spontaneously burst into flames and blow its smoke into your face and then talk about some [bleepin] business...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/03/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 10/18/2006

T-Rex on Mike Tyson

Believe it or not, there's some weirdness attached to Mike Tyson's exhibition tour, which starts this weekend. I know, crazy, right? Tyson's fighting Corey "T-Rex" Sanders in Youngstown, Ohio on Friday night, and maybe beyond. Gary "Digital" Williams has been all over this story, and has posted photos of T-Rex...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:59 AM ET, 10/18/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 10/11/2006

Money Mike Sawyer on the Fight That Wasn't

Remember Money Mike Sawyer? The Northern Virginia middleweight with lots of enthusiastic talk about his boxing career and other stuff? Well, the fight that we had been plugging was scheduled for last Saturday night, and it never happened. The card at the Patriot Center was running late, and due to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:44 PM ET, 10/11/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 09/14/2006

"Money" Mike Sawyer

As promised, your "Money" Mike Sawyer quotes, in advance of his Oct. 7 super-undercard bout: On being a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams: Damn right, two presidents. I'm as American as it gets, man, and not afraid to flaunt it....Make no apologies for it, being young, white...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:59 AM ET, 09/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 09/14/2006

Lange v. Wilt

As previously mentioned, I went to Wednesday's Jimmy Lange vs. Tommy Wilt press conference. It was my first boxing press conference. I hoped for mayhem, cursing and possibly a few folding chairs or haymakers being tossed around indiscriminately. Like this. There was none of that. (The event, btw, was held...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:43 AM ET, 09/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fighting Sports