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The MMA game giveth, and the MMA game taketh away. This cruel and cold lesson has been learned by far too many in this sport.
There comes a time in any athlete's career where he realizes it's time to hang it up. In team sports, that time is usually preceded by a lack of athleticism, maybe an injury or two.
Unfortunately, in MMA that time tends to be preceded by some vicious knockout or bone-crushing submission loss. Far too many of MMA's legends from "the old guard" have gone down in devastating more
The SB Nation rankings panel takes a look at the quickly-changing welterweight division.
With Georges St-Pierre out of the picture, the welterweight division is wide open and our SB Nation rankings reflect that. New champion Johny Hendricks might be out until the late fall but many guys are jockeying for that first title shot. We update these rankings more than any other division, and it's no wonder why.
As usual, our panel consists of two members from each of the three SB Nation MMA sites - Ari more
He also didn't take too kindly to Rousimar Palhares bailing on their proposed WSOF welterweight championship fight. Dan Marino is considered one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time. He's a Hall of Famer with a number of individual accolades and countless records under his belt. Accomplishments he achieved while under center for the Miami Dolphins for 17 years.
But as impressive as all his stats are, Marino never won an NFL championship, coming up short in his only shot at a Super Bowl r more
Dan Henderson will return to the middleweight division.
Following a one-sided loss to Dan Cormier at UFC 173, "Hendo" has decided to cut down to 185 pounds for his next UFC bout, Henderson’s muay thai coach Daniel Woirin told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.
Henderson, who weighed in at 199 pounds for his light heavyweight bout with Cormier in May, won only two of his six fights since returning to the UFC as a light heavyweight in 2011. Both wins came against former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
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New UFC strawweight Paige VanZant talks about being left off TUF 20 and her UFC debut. more
Ralek Gracie previews the upcoming Metamoris 4 card, featuring a number of MMA fighters. more
Frankie Edgar appears in studio to preview his trilogy fight against B.J. Penn on July 6. more