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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has been getting dogged by top 155-pound contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, who continues to pine for a 155-pound title shot against "Showtime" in the mid-to-latter part of 2015. And it's getting annoying. That's according to Pettis, who told MMA Junkie that Nurmagomedov is really good at one thing -- and really bad at another -- and will be in for a rude awakening if and when "The Eagle" ever finds himself in a five-round titl read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is not convinced Khabib Nurmagomedov can handle a 25-minute fight against him. Although Khabib Nurmagomedov can certainly talk a big game, Anthony Pettis is not convinced about his potential threat to the lightweight title. While aware that the Dagestan native is an undefeated professional fighter and a Sambo champion, Pettis does not believe Khabib's striking prowess is anywhere near the necessary level to challenge him. "I feel like his striking is like read news >>

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Anthony Pettis is focused on his upcoming title defense with Rafael dos Anjos. But with Khabib Nurmagomedov lurking in the background, “Showtime” admits the Dagestani’s constant lurking is getting a little tiresome.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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The off-ramp just south of Exit 317 looks much like any other. Towering columns of cement and mortar bend and twist, forming bridge and road, median and walkway, all adjacent to the bastion of airport commerce ambitiously dubbed the Gateway to Milwaukee. Oftentimes, in the winter months, it rains. Light showers at first, precursors to the snows that dance through the fog and drown out cold nights on the I-94. It's the kind of place which hardly catches a second glance, no more or less distinguis read news >>

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Invicta FC got itself a Christmas present in the form of a new flyweight for its roster. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News read news >>

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The third annual "Grapple at the Garden" amateur wrestling event returned to Madison Square Garden on Sunday (Dec. 21, 2014) in New York City featuring 25 college programs, plus high school wrestling, youth tournaments, and a freestyle main event. But for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fans tuning in, today's online pay-per-view (PPV) was all about the "Team Joe Warren vs. Team Renzo Gracie" showdown featuring notable Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) names like Gray Maynard and Scott Jorgensen read news >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

  • a month 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 >>

  • a month 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 >>

  • 2 months 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 >>

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

  • 2 months 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 >>

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