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Phil Brooks has zero professional UFC fights. He has zero amateur fights. He's spent his adult life as CM Punk in the world of professional wrestling, which is certainly athletic but not competitive in a traditional sense. And still, he said that signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship was the easiest decision he's ever made. "It was actually a really easy decision to make," Brooks said at the UFC 181 post-fight press conference. "Time will tell how wise of a decision it was. I'm excited read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had some things to say about Anderson Silva's leg break in an interview, but changed his tune a little later in a follow-up with another media outlet. Anthony Pettis is the center of attention right now, with good reason. He will defend his UFC lightweight title for the first time this weekend against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181, and has been doing the media rounds ahead of the bout. One of the more controversial things that has come out of all this was fr read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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The gruesome leg injury Anderson Silva suffered at the hands of Chris Weidman nearly a year ago could have easily been avoided, according to Anthony Pettis. The reigning UFC lightweight champ, a black belt in kickboxing and taekwondo, spoke in detail with Peter Rosenberg of Realer Sports about the "amateur mistake" that almost cost Silva his career and struck fear into kickers all over the world: It was kind of an amateur mistake. I mean, he kicked a check, and that’s like a basic kickboxing mov read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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"It was kind of an amateur mistake. I mean, he kicked a check, and that's like a basic kickboxing move. I mean, he's probably done that a million times in his life, and that was just the wrong time to do it. The wrong angle, the wrong pressure. But that doesn't really make me kick differently. I think it looked ugly. It was nasty. But that's like saying in basketball when somebody twists their ankle, or breaks their ankle, 'You can't dunk like that because he did it that way.' So it's not even a read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Don't count on UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis breaking his leg in the Octagon any time soon. A Taekwondo practitioner of 22 years, Pettis was asked Monday if seeing former middleweight champion Anderson Silva suffer the grisly injury would affect his fighting style. "Not really," Pettis told New York City's HOT 97. "It was kind of an amateur mistake. He kicked a check and that's like a basic kickboxing move. I mean, he's probably done that a million times in his life and that was just t read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships of Amateur MMA are once again headed to Las Vegas. According to a press release issues by the IMMAF, the 2015 Championships will take place during the UFC's International Fight Week in conjuction with the UFC 189 pay-per-view scheduled for July 11. International Fight Week is set for July 7 through 12 in Las Vegas. Earlier this year, over 100 athletes from 23 countries participated in the first-ever tournament, featuring multipl read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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The 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA are set for Las Vegas, Nevada. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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Russell Peters knows his combat sports. He was an amateur boxer for nine years, is a longtime fan of the UFC and a close friend of several fighters, like Cung Le. So the well-known comedian has an informed opinion about the state of MMA. And his take isn't too positive. In an interview with Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Peters took the UFC to task for oversaturation, being a monopoly and underpaying fighters. "It really is hard to follow the sport and I'm a fan," Peters said read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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An amateur fighter named Nikko Glasper landed a punch on Tommy Sthair at Nemesis Fighting Alliance that knocked the latter fighter out cold. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Wayne Boyd, who has participated in wrestling for 57 years, has big dreams, which start with the creation of the Global Wrestling Championships, a professional amateur wrestling league that debuts on Saturday. Wayne Boyd is more passionate about wrestling than almost anyone, and his latest goal is to succeed at something that everyone else that has tried and failed: the idea of running a promotion doing professional amateur wrestling.Boyd's new venture, The Global Wrestling Championships, debuts read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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Amateur kickboxer's death followed a litany of errors by fight officials, new report shows. read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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Amateur kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr. died after his debut fight in March 2014. Independent experts say there was a cascade of errors by fight officials. read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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After a story on a Roufusport amateur kickboxer who died in an event promoted by the team, several ex-team members have lodged serious accusations against head coach Duke Roufus, who tells MMAjunkie he’s saddened and surprised by their comments.Filed under: (...) read news >>

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Bellator announced Saturday evening they have signed blue-chip amateur wrestling and potential mixed martial arts prospect Aaron Pico to a "long-term contract." "When it comes to any big decision I make, I sit down with my family, my management team at Zinkin and the people that are around me that I trust," Pico said. "We wanted an opportunity to achieve my dreams in the 2016 Olympics and transition into MMA, and when we sat down with Bellator, Viacom and Scott Coker, everything just sort of fel read news >>

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