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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo compared Conor McGregor to former middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen. Jose Aldo is not one to call out his potential title challengers - particularly following an enthralling five-round thriller against his longtime adversary Chand Mendes. However, the Brazilian featherweight kingpin could not resist a slight jab at Conor McGregor during his UFC 179 post-fight interview. "My court is full now," Aldo revealed following the win. "I read news >>

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Talk about your bunk luck.Cain Velasquez was the UFC’s first class ticket to Mexico. Dana White said time and again that the Octagon wouldn’t go to Mexico without its heavyweight champion. Velasquez, an unflinching Mexican-American go-machine with a prominent Brown Pride tattoo and a lot of reach, was the lever controlling the Mexican floodgates. He was perfect centerpiece to display in a long coveted market. In fact, he was the only centerpiece."Was" because on Tuesday the whole idea of that be read news >>

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Amir Aliakbari becomes the first world class Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career People keep asking me, "Hey Coach, when are we going to see more Russian and Iranian wrestling stars going to do MMA?" I now have an answer: when more of these Russians and Iranians get lifetime bans for doping, we will see more of them in prize fights. Iran's Amir Aliakbari, has placed first at two Greco-Roman world championships, is only 27, massive (here he is next to Soa Palelei, and training with a top-fli read news >>

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Dan Henderson, one of the few mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to be an instant title contender in two different weight classes, is zeroing in on his Octagon return, which could take place at the UFC 182: "Jones vs. Cormier" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Jan. 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. But at which weight class? "Doesn't matter," Henderson (30-12) told MMA Fighting. No opponent has been named at this time. "Hendo" hasn't been seen since Daniel Cormier rag-dolled him en route to a submission d read news >>

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"Notorious" says moving up a weight class won't affect his fight style because he has competed at 155-pounds previously ... and achieved similar success. Conor McGregor has yet to conquer the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division -- even though he's off to a mighty fine start -- but the fiery Irishmen has his eyes set on an eventual move up to the lightweight division. After knocking out Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 this past weekend (Sat., Sept 27, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada read news >>

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Nine individuals hold a championship title in the UFC. All have achieved greatness by defeating the best to reign atop their division. In that, some current and former champions have flirted with the idea of changing weight classes to secure another belt, such as current featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, to name a few. There have only been two combatants who have secured a UFC title in two weight classes—mixed martial arts legends Randy Couture an read news >>

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With the deepest and most talent-rich divisions in the game today, the UFC is overrun with deserving title contenders. From former champions to undefeated phenoms, the nine weight classes that make up the promotion offer a variety of world-class skill sets and perfected crafts. But somewhere along the lines, the truly elite fighters need to stand out from the rest and separate from the pack. In that sense, based on production, potential and proficiency, here is the second-best fighter in each UF read news >>

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Reilly Bodycomb has released a sample chapter from his new DVD and DRM-free download 'No Kurtka', which focuses on dynamic, Sambo based takedowns for no gi grappling. Advanced Class is very excited to welcome in Reilly Bodycomb for this next edition. Reilly is an American-born Sambo coach and competitor teaching out of NOLA BJJ in New Orleans. Reilly represented the United States at the 2008 Sambo World Championships and has traveled all over the world competing in Sambo, and was the 2011 Dutch read news >>

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Every sport has sleepers. In mixed martial arts, a sport defined by its depth, sleepers exist in the darkest of corners. They are the lurkers in the night. The unseen forgers of violence and beauty. Unheralded souls capable of doing the impossible just to be noticed. Whether it's an undefeated rising star looking for his breakout performance or a veteran five years removed from a world title shot who has now found his true groove, the UFC offers plenty of sleepers. Here is one for each weight cl read news >>

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Former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne couldn’t pass up the chance to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 20, even if it meant going up a weight class. read news >>

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The UFC is home to some of the best fighters in the world. However, it does not possess all of the best talent in mixed martial arts. There are a number of top stars outside the UFC who could easily be in contention if they were in the company. They are housed by such organizations as Bellator, World Series of Fighting, One FC and other top companies. So, who are the three best fighters in each division outside the UFC? Let's take a look. Note: The women's strawweight division will not be includ read news >>

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