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Chad Mendes has to travel to Brazil this week, once more, to face Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship. You remember the last time Mendes made the journey? It ended with Mendes attempting to get his bearings in the cage while Aldo celebrated in the stands with his fans. And while nobody likes to face an opponent on their home soil—especially in Brazil, where hometown fighters seem to have a mythical edge—Mendes will do it one more time on Saturday night at UFC 179. It wasn't supposed to read news >>

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman isn't only an "All-American" hero in the cage, he's also one in his everyday life. read news >>

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The UFC was planning to match welterweight contenders Tyron Woodley and Hector Lombard as the headliner for a December show in Australia, but had to change plans. Woodley declined to face his teammate, even after Lombard said he wanted to fight his fellow American Top Team member "so bad." The bout will not materialize, but that doesn’t mean that ATT won’t have two fighters clashing inside the Octagon. With a handful of welterweights competing inside the same promotion, the team is warming up th read news >>

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UFC light-heavyweight title contender Daniel Cormier was revealed as the new captain of the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. Ahead of arguably the biggest fight in his professional career, Daniel Cormier has taken on a significant amount of responsibility at the American Kickboxing Academy. After five years with the team, Cormier was voted on as the new captain of AKA following Jon Fitch's departure to Las Vegas. "Throughout my entire life, I've always been a captain," Cormie read news >>

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Alexander Gustafsson wasn't too pleased with Swedish fans criticizing Swedish fighters, while Chris Weidman doesn't get why American fans don't get behind American fighters more. But what do fans owe fighters in exchange for a seat on the bandwagon? read news >>

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Daniel Cormier can add another item to his ever-growing resume. The UFC light heavyweight contender was named captain of the American Kickboxing Academy fight team on Monday. Cormier replaces veteran Jon Fitch, who, according to co-head coach Bob Cook, recently moved to Las Vegas. "Throughout my entire life, I've always been a captain," Cormier said. "I was the captain of my high school team. I was the captain at Oklahoma State University. I was the captain of the 2008 Olympic team. So this is n read news >>

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Step your game up, 'Murica. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 185-pound titleholder Chris Weidman expects you to cheer for him if you live in America, because he's from America too, and everyone should be rooting for their own, in the same way Ireland "shuts down" when Conor McGregor is in town. The undefeated middleweight talks to MMA Fighting: "For [McGregor] to have so many more fans than Poirier, over here in America, I mean, Americans are cheering for him and then you have all these Iris read news >>

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman feels that good ol' fashioned American patriotism is dwindling in mixed martial arts, and that's something that needs to change as soon as possible. "The All-American" voiced his opinion during last week's edition of Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour (h/t MMA Fighting). I feel like smaller countries, other countries, they cheer, they support their people no matter what. We need to get a little bit more supportive of our people ... So America is the one country read news >>

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman takes his "All-American" moniker seriously. He's draped the stars and stripes over his shoulders after his greatest victories, against the likes of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. And he's not sure why mixed martial arts fans don't seem as loyal to their country as he is. "I feel like smaller countries, other countries, they cheer, they support their people no matter what," Weidman said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "We need to get a little bit mo read news >>

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Hoping to keep building on a banner year, Victory Henry is shooting for a title at Super Fight League's sold out American debut on Saturday night. read news >>

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The USA Freestyle Wrestling Team suffered a series of setbacks at the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent. Bloody Elbow's Mike Riordan takes a look at the entire American performance, and necessary changes needed to ensure better results in freestyle wrestling. The USA Freestyle wrestling team entered the 2014 United World Wrestling World Championships with high hopes, and left with disappointment. In freestyle competition, the USA only notched two top-five finishers, no finalists and a ninth-p read news >>

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