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Once considered top of their class at welterweight, former UFC contenders Jake Ellenberger and Josh Koscheck have since faded into obscurity. Ellenberger and Koscheck will go to war at UFC 184 looking to regain some resemblance of respectability. Neither fighter rides into their meeting inside the Staples Center on February 28 with any kind of momentum. Both carry the burden of shouldering three-fight losing streaks into their upcoming Octagon foray. "Kos" has been on an extended vacation away f read news >>

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Michael Johnson still has a long road in front of him before he earns a shot at the UFC lightweight title. Given his forward progress against Edson Barboza at Fight Night 61, however, he seems capable of covering that distance fairly expeditiously. Johnson’s pressure told the tale on Sunday, as he got in Barboza’s face early and stayed there for three full rounds en route to a unanimous-decision victory (29-28, 30-27 x 2). The win extended his current streak to four, and it will likely move him read news >>

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Despite moving up a weight class on short notice, Benson Henderson impressed in his welterweight debut at UFC Fight Night 60. The former lightweight champion initially had some trouble with the much larger Brandon Thatch, as Rukus tossed Henderson to the ground multiple times in the second stanza. However, Henderson was eventually able to wear Thatch down and took control in the third and fourth rounds. Following a takedown in the fourth frame, Henderson was able to take Thatch's back and lock u read news >>

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Selecting a weight class is a big deal in mixed martial arts. Most athletes want to cut down to the smallest size possible, while retaining the physical abilities that will allow them to excel over their opponent. However, some struggle with maintaining that competitive weight. John Lineker and Kelvin Gastelum are two men who face the challenge of competing in new divisions due to issues with weight cuts. Lineker and Gastelum were poised for big fights at UFC 183. Lineker was supposed to face of read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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In the aftermath of multiple class action lawsuits being filed against the UFC and their parent company firing back, Kid Nate brings in MMA business specialists John S. Nash and Brian D'Souza to discuss the case. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Another class action lawsuit has been filed against Zuffa, this time by Mac Danzig and Gabe Ruediger. A fourth class action lawsuit has just been filed against Zuffa, LLC in the Northern District of California. This time, the Plaintiffs named are former UFC lightweights Mac Danzig and Gabe Ruediger. BloodyElbow.com has obtained the documents from said filings, and you can view the entire 60-page complaint here: Ruediger et al v. Zuffa, LLC. The suit is very similar to the first three cases filed read news >>

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Can the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) champ get back on track in his former weight class? Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone as UFC 183 blew the roof off the MGM Grand Garden Arena this past weekend (Sat., Jan. 31, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plenty of fighters were left licking their wounds, including Sara McMann, who suffered her second professional mixed martial arts (MMA) loss at the hands of Miesha Tate (watch it). And Nick Diaz, who was picked apart for five rounds by former m read news >>

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Kelvin Gastelum missed weight for his showdown with Tyron Woodley at UFC 183 by eight pounds. That's unacceptable, and the UFC has taken action. Per a report by Combat (h/t to Guilherme Cruz of MMA fighting), UFC president Dana White has ordered Gastelum to move back up to middleweight, a weight class the 23-year-old once called home en route to winning The Ultimate Fighter Season 17. It's difficult news to swallow considering Gastelum was carving out a nice home at 170 pounds, but he can't go o read news >>

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Dana White has confirmed to Globo that he will force both John Lineker and Kelvin Gastelum to move up in weight after both failed to make weight at UFC 183. The weigh-ins for tonight's UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz PPV were something of a debacle, with both Welterweight Kelvin Gastelum and Flyweight John Lineker badly missing weight. Gastelum weighed in at 180 pounds, 10 pounds over the Welterweight limit, with Lineker in at 130, 5 pounds over the limit at Flyweight. Now, Dana White has confirmed that read news >>

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Former UFC champion Pat Miletich discuses the class action anti-trust lawsuit levied against the UFC, as well as the possibility of an MMA union or association for fighters. read news >>

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture played a significant role in helping ZUFFA turn a company that was $2 million in the red into a global combat sports brand worth over $1 billion. Look no further than his trilogy against fellow elder statesman Chuck Liddell. But after calling it a career, Couture and UFC President Dana White had a falling out (again) and "The Natural" split for greener pastures under the Viacom umbrella, which le read news >>

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Check out what CM Punk had to say about starting his training at Roufusport, his weight class, determining his first opponent, and much more in this AXS TV video. read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is releasing its latest episode of "Fightography" on UFC Fight Pass, this time focusing on former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who walked away from mixed martial arts (MMA) back in 2013. "Rush" admitted during the program (teaser clip above) that his infamous catchphrase, "I was not impressed by your performance," was a "low class" move and not something that was indicative of his character. Unfortunately, he misunderstood Matt Hughes and thought read news >>

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It sounds like GSP doesn't have the same fond memories of his iconic words as many MMA fans. "I'm not impressed by your performance." If you've been an MMA fan, even over just the past half decade, you no doubt know exactly what these words mean, and where they come from. Then welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre uttered them at UFC 63 all the way back in 2006. Following Matt Hughes' second title defense, in his second reign as UFC champion. It was an iconic moment in the rise of GSP, as he w read news >>

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