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Upcoming UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort is accusing champion Chris Weidman of milking and/or embellishing an injury in order to hold onto his belt through the holiday season. In an interview with Brazilian media outlet Combate, "The Phenom" implied that Weidman's broken hand, which forced him out of UFC 181 (h/t Ariel Helwani), came with awfully convenient timing (translation per MMA Mania). I think that all titleholders who have more than one injury, the UFC should create an in read news >>

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his next challenger, Daniel Cormier, on Tuesday were handed penalties by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a media day brawl. read news >>

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Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio Silva is just 2-2(1) since first meeting Cain Velasquez in the cage 28 months ago, but he believes he will get another shot at the championship sooner than later. Speaking with Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting, Bigfoot said a win over Andrei Arlovski at UFC fight Night 51 Saturday evening would put him right back into the heavyweight title picture. There are not many fighters in the heavyweight division, it’s not like the lightweights, so two or thre read news >>

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RFA 18 was highlighted by challenger Alexandre Pantoja's submission win over flyweight champion Matt Manzanares, but most attention focused on Adrian Cruz's shin-snapping loss to Justin Linn. AXS-TV aired RFA 18 last night from Albuquerque, New Mexico and featured a solid night of fights, including the crowning of a new Flyweight champ. Alexandre Pantoja submitted Matt Manzanares in the second to take the RFA 125 pound crown. UFC veteran Ulysses Gomez dropped another fight to Dream veteran Abel read news >>

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Cory Tait gives his thoughts on his career, trying to make it to the UFC, and his upcoming Cage Warriors title fight. "Capcom" Cory Tait has been one of the most exciting fighters on the UK regional scene for years. Ever since his front kick KO of Dino Gambatesa back in 2010, Tait has been a fighter to watch. At 26-years old and with ten fights under his belt, he's poised to really break out as one of the UK's brightest prospect. He recently moved to Lion's Pride MMA, training alongside UFC ligh read news >>

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Onetime welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz was arrested this past week on suspicion of driving under the influence near his hometown in Stockton, Calif.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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The lineup for Saturday’s Cage Warriors 72 event has undergone some late changes following the loss of a headliner and title challenger.Filed under: Cage Warriors, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

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UFC champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Chris Cariaso underwent random blood and urine drug tests at the behest of the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) last week ahead of their scheduled UFC 178 flyweight title fight, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's episode of UFC Tonight. Johnson (20-2-1), the only 125-pound champion the promotion has ever known, will be looking to defend his belt for a fifth consecutive time when he fights Cariaso (17-5) in the main event of the read news >>

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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and his UFC 178 challenger, Chris Cariaso, were subjected to random drug tests by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), according to a report on Wednesday evening. read news >>

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Retired two-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen may be done inside the Octagon, but that doesn't mean his passion for combat sports has completely faded. On Thursday, The American Gangster tweeted a sight many fight fans likely never expected to see: Sonnen not only training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu while donning a gi but also getting promoted to purple belt. The face of BJJ just got his purple belt. http://t.co/gLzG6suU8ypic.twitter.com/bcR1m4Fmtw — chael sonnen (@sonnench) September 5, 2014 A read news >>

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Pro-Wrestling legend Jim Ross and former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen pair up to announce the upcoming Battleground MMA PPV in October. After expressing a keen interest in announcing an MMA event over the past year, Jim Ross will finally get his wish in his home state of Oklahoma next month. The legendary WWE commentator will join forces with controversial former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen to announce the forthcoming Battleground MMA PPV in October. Ross is a veteran announcer with experience read news >>

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