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Relatively quiet since his 2012 retirement, former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko granted a rare, lengthy interview with AXS TV's Michael Schiavello. The son of an amateur boxer and a gymnast, Emelianenko began training in Sambo at age 11, but says he only started realizing his potential after serving in the Russian Army from 1995 to 1997. When he arrived in PRIDE in 2002, no one could have predicted the sort of run Emelianenko would put together. Despite an unblemished record of 1 read news >>

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Former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate handed Rin Nakai her first career loss at UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson in Japan on Saturday. read news >>

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Thales Leites has found a way to bring his mixed martial arts career full circle. A little more than five years ago he was jettisoned from the Ultimate Fighting Championship and an afterthought in the middleweight division. Now, not only has he returned to the largest stage in MMA; he's put himself into a position where he should begin to receive consideration as a potential name to watch in the 185-pound group. After his split-decision defeat at the hands of Alessio Sakara at UFC 101, Leites fo read news >>

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Melvin Manhoef might be at the tail end of his career, but he's still got the chops to lay waste to your average Bellator fighter. Such was the case at Bellator 125 on Friday night (Sept. 19, 2014) inside Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on Spike TV. For those of you keeping score at home, that's 27 knockouts in 29 wins for "No Mercy." Scary stuff. To see who else picked up wins at the "Manhoef vs. Marshall" mixed martial arts (MMA) event check out our full Bellator 125 results and play-by-pl read news >>

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And standing in his way is the equally heavy-handed Roy Nelson, who would love nothing more than to get closer to his own title shot with a win over "Super Samoan" in his old stomping grounds. Mark Hunt recently announced that once he fulfills his remaining fights on his new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract, he would retire from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). And when he finally does call it a day, he has no plans on coming back... as in ever. That's why "Super Samoan" recen read news >>

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Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's fighting career may be at a high point, but it appears a history of domestic violence could be catching up with him. According to Brent Brookhouse of BloodyElbow.com, the mother of two of Johnson's children has recently called the police and filed a report alleging that friends of the UFC light heavyweight contender are threatening her with violence. Additionally, the report details a 2012 incident where she was struck by Johnson and lost two teeth as a result. UPDATE: read news >>

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Hong Man Choi's return to MMA may have been delayed recently, but the seven-foot-two South Korean is still considering fighting again. Choi was scheduled to fight Carlos Toyota on Sept. 12 at Revolution 2 in South Korea, however, he withdrew just hours before the fight due to a money issue with the promotion. According to a source close to Choi, he's still hopeful to resume his fighting career in the near future. The 33-year-old hasn't competed in MMA since his Oct. 2009 loss to Ikuhisa Minowa i read news >>

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Mark Hunt owned a 5-7 record, had lost four straight fights, and looked pretty terrible in his UFC debut. Then the turnaround began.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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An athlete's career is divided up into chapters, and the overall journey is the cumulative sum of all the moving parts. In mixed martial arts, a fighter's path rarely moves in a straight line between points, and the ability to adapt to obstacles and adversity oftentimes dictates both success and longevity. Those who can roll with the proverbial punches and setbacks yet still find marked improvements typically rise above, while those who are unable get swept away in the tides of an unforgiving sp read news >>

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Former PRIDE FC champion Fedor Emelianenko has already secured his place as one of the most successful fighters in MMA history. And in a soon-to-debut installment of “The Voice Versus,” he said he has no plans to change that.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News (...) read news >>

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A career in the fight business is one that comes with a fair amount of give and take. On one side of the scale, there is money and a notable amount of fame or public recognition that will hopefully yield other opportunities to make more of the prior, but on the opposite side, there are physical tolls where payments are required. Fighting is a gritty trade by nature, but it's hardly the bumps, bruises and abrasions suffered on fight night in the quest for glory that linger. Those wounds heal rath read news >>

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