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Few things could alter MMA's future like the long-term health effects of concussions.
With medical professionals still trying to fully understand the effects of knockouts, the answers aren't always easy.
But in our latest "Ask the Fight Doc" installment, MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin says it's easy to say a UFC fighter shouldn't be competing 56 days after a knockout loss.
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Caio Magalhaes’ 31-second knockout victory over Trevor Smith at UFC Fight Night 56 in Uberlandia, Brazil, will not be overturned. Smith filed an appeal to Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) claiming that Magalhaes landed illegal punches to the back of the head moments before the finish at UFN 56 on Nov. 8. However, the commission has decided against him. Here’s CABMMA’s response to Smith and his manager Will Hammond, forwarded to MMAFighting.com by Smith: First, we need to stress that CA read news >>
Caio Magalhaes scored his fourth straight win in the UFC with a 31-second knockout over Trevor Smith at UFC Fight Night 56, but the middleweight contest ended in controversial fashion. After rocking Smith with a knee and a left cross, Magalhaes knocked him down with a hammerfist that clearly hit the back of Smith’s head. The Nova Uniao fighter kept landing hammerfirsts, some of those in the back of the head, and referee Keith Peterson stopped the fight. Back in the United States, Smith has decid read news >>
Former UFC fighter Cody McKenzie officially retired from MMA on Thursday following his KO loss at M-1 Challenge 54/ACB 12. Following a disappointing first round KO loss to Fight Club Berkut standout Beslan Isaev, Cody McKenzie has officially retired from MMA competition. McKenzie finishes his career with a 15-6 record in professional competition and a 3-4 run during his tenure with the UFC. He also ends his career on a two-fight losing streak. I'm done fighting I would call it retiring but I nev read news >>
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Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear following the carnage at UFC Fight Night 57 this past weekend in "The Lone Star State." Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) sent 24 mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters into battle last weekend (Sat., Nov. 22, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 57 on FOX Sports 1 inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and not a single one of them escaped a post-fight medical suspension. The Texas Department of Licens read news >>
Mauricio Rua's first-round knockout loss to Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 56 was good enough to knock him out of the top 10 list at light heavyweight and send "OSP" to No. 9, while Luke Rockhold's impressive submission victory over Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 55 didn't do much for him, as far as rankings are concerned. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 55, which went down Friday Nov. 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia, a read news >>
The Brazilian Athletic Commission of MMA (CABMMA) released the medical suspensions stemming from UFC Fight Night 56 on Monday. read news >>
Top-10 UFC light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux notched the biggest win of his career Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 56, where he needed just 34 seconds to TKO ex-PRIDE/UFC champ Mauricio Rua. St. Preux earned his second "Performance of the Night" bonus in his past four fights, making him $50,000 richer, per MMA Fighting. The UFC Fight Night 56 salaries are yet to be released as of this writing. Stepping up to fight "Shogun" on a measly week-and-a-half notice, OSP was already prepared to square read news >>
Critics said UFC Fight Night 56 was a weak event, but in the end, the card produced the organization’s quickest main event knockout in more than seven years. For more on the 34-second fight, check out 30 post-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 56.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
While it take intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage can play a role, as well.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Moments after scoring the biggest win of his MMA career on Saturday night, Ovince St. Preux stood in the cage addressing an arena full of empty seats. St. Preux had just knocked out MMA royalty, finishing Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via TKO just 34 seconds into the main event of UFC Fight Night 56. Replays showed the counter left hook he used to drop the former champion was a thing of beauty and that the stoppage was purely justified after a barrage of punches on the ground. But time and place are eve read news >>
Check out the UFC Brazil post-fight press conference, where Ovince St. Preux, Shogun Rua, and several other fighters fielded questions from the media following Saturday night's fights. read news >>
Well, the UFC's Friday Fight Night event in Sydney proved to be a pretty tough act to follow. It all came to a head when Ovince Saint Preux pulled off one of the more upsetting upsets in recent MMA history by putting Mauricio Rua down early in round one. Here's how the MMA world called the action. OH, SHOGUN. pic.twitter.com/G3BzgTum7Z — Rafael Cordeiro (@kings_mma) November 9, 2014 Shogun or OSP? I go with Shogun, legend and exciting fighter for sure. — Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) November 9, 20 read news >>
UBERLANDIA, Brazil – Despite competing on the same English regional scene that produced Claudio Silva, Leon Edwards had no idea who he was when he was offered as an opponent. Once he figured it out, he said he wasn’t impressed.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>