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It's been years since Jon Jones first teased an eventual move up to heavyweight. With his lanky 6-foot-4 frame and UFC-best 84.5-inch reach, the reigning light heavyweight champ and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport has always believed he'd be competitive in MMA's hardest-hitting division. But now, with the UFC's 205-pound weight class, at most, two or three fights away from being cleared out, Jones has begun plotting out a course for his future that includes potential superfights again read news >>

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MEXICO CITY -- It goes without saying, but fight week at UFC 180 hasn't exactly been the festive experience Cain Velasquez expected when he first signed his contract to headline the UFC's grand entry into Mexico. The sidelined heavyweight champion, who was once the lynchpin of the event, is now just an unfortunate side note, forced to hobble around on crutches while Fabricio Werdum and The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America cast soak in the party. "(I'm) just very disappointed in general," Velasque read news >>

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Top contenders fly by the few. Given the chance to ascend their respective divisions in an effort to hoist UFC gold, these select competitors are often thrown to the wolves. But as vicious and dominating as the UFC's current champions can be, they aren't untouchable. That leaves a small window for these rising threats to overcome the odds, bolster their skills and challenge the best titleholders in the world. However, they themselves are not perfect and must also iron out wrinkles in their game. read news >>

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Mauricio Rua apparently doesn’t want to retire, and he even hinted at a potential move down to middleweight, but he said fan reaction to his recent losses can be a little rough.Filed under: News read news >>

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Twenty-two months ago, UFC middleweight Michael Bisping was backstage at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Gymnasium with UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and gearing up for a fight with Vitor Belfort.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Irish flyweight Patrick Holohan will have a chance to return to the win column in the UFC, and he will have that chance in front of the largest collection of Irish-Americans in the U.S. of A when he faces Shane Howell this January in Boston. The news was originally announced Wednesday in a UFC release, according to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani: "It’ll be Dublin in Boston." says @PaddyHolohanMMA about his matchup at #UFCBoston on Jan 18th. pic.twitter.com/rob37jVZm4 — UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Former UFC welterweight title challenger and current color commentator Dan Hardy discusses why he believes Ross Pearson is the United Kingdom’s best shot at a UFC champion. With a roster that bolsters the likes of Michael Bisping, Brad Pickett and Jimi Manuwa, UFC commentator Dan Hardy boldly selected Ross Pearson as the United Kingdom's best shot at a UFC champion. Brandishing a 8-4 (1) record inside the octagon, Pearson was recently slotted as one half of the UFC Fight Night: Sydney co-main ev read news >>

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After a chance meeting trying to get on “TUF 16,” Max Griffin meets Ricky Legere again on Friday – in the Tachi Palace Fights 21 main event. Filed under: News read news >>

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By definition, at least according to the commission, Matt Betzold exists as a downed opponent. That means no knees to the head or high kicks from whatever foe stands across from him. Years back, the Arizona Boxing Commission tried to pass that lazy detail off as evidence to deny Betzold his license to fight professionally, because if you didn't know, having one leg can apparently be a pretty big advantage in a cage fight. The whole thing ended up being predictably and comically criminal. Countin read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Neil Magny left nothing to chance on Saturday night. And as a result, he etched his name in the UFC's record books. The Colorado-based fighter turned up the heat in the second and third round of his UFC 179 fight against William Macario, earning a TKO victory. With that, Magny tied a UFC modern-day record. With his fifth win, he ties a one-year record set by Roger Huerta, who went 5-0 in 2007. Magny (13-3) edged Macario, a TUF: Brazil 2 finalist, in the first round, the fight's closest, by using read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Chad Mendes has a second chance to prove that he's the world's greatest featherweight tonight (Sat., Oct. 25, 2014) at UFC 179 when he rematches Featherweight champion Jose Aldo. It's a rare opportunity to avenge his only career loss and claim yet another title for Team Alpha Male. A second chance at greatness is nothing to be taken lightly, especially in an individual sport such as mixed martial arts (MMA). Chad Mendes, a product of the elite Team Alpha Male fight camp, is looking at what is su read news >>

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