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Don't count UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman's head coach, Ray Longo, among the contingent of fans clamoring for a trilogy fight between Weidman and Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Speaking with MMAFighting.com's Marc Raimondi, Longo responded to UFC President Dana White's proclamation that Silva would receive another chance at Weidman's strap with a win at UFC 183, and the esteemed trainer was none too supportive of the notion. "I don't want to see the fight," Longo told MMAFighting.com. "M read news >>

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Thales Leites was cut from the UFC following back-to-back losses to Anderson Silva and Alessio Sakara in 2009. Four years later, the middleweight returned with four impressive victories inside the Octagon, and he credits his mental coach Gustavo Dantas. Dantas created the BJJ Mental Coach program to help jiu-jitsu fighters become more confident for tournaments, and decided to help his friend Leites after he was released from the UFC. "A lot of things changed for me, especially my mind," Leites t read news >>

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Let's watch a press conference with Nick Diaz and Bill Belichick and let the natural process of wolf tickets ensue. read news >>

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Sometimes a coach has to talk tough to their fighters to get them to listen. While Conor McGregor has quickly risen up the UFC ranks to a title shot and MMA stardom, his career wasn't always so clear cut. Back in his teen years he stopped going to the gym and stopped training, to the point that his mother was apprently calling up his coach, John Kavanagh, and asking him to get Conor motivated to get back in the gym again. He did, and judging by the results, it must have been a hell of a phone ca read news >>

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With Super Bowl 49's media frenzy in full swing ahead of the Seahawks vs. Patriots game this Sunday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) jumped on the opportunity to insert its most eccentric talent, Nick Diaz, into the terrible "Deflategate" conversation. Diaz, hearkening back to his epic UFC 158 "Wolftickets" rant, is on the dais alongside Patriots coach Bill Belichick, calling "bullsh*t" and ultimately making the uncomfortable situation completely unbearable. Clever. And a great way to poke read news >>

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Time to start changing those flight and hotel reservations. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently suggested the much-anticipated featherweight title fight between division kingpin Jose Aldo, and No. 1 contender Conor McGregor, would take place at UFC 187 on May 24, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not so fast. According to statements head trainer John Kavanagh made to NewsTalk Breakfast (via MMA Fighting), McGregor and Aldo will likely square off inside the Octagon later i read news >>

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Conor McGregor's upcoming title challenge against UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will be in Las Vegas, as expected, however talks of a May date appear to have been premature. Immediately following McGregor's recent win over Dennis Siver, UFC President Dana White announced that the promotion was targeting a slot around Memorial Day weekend for the Irishman's blockbuster title fight. But McGregor's head coach at SBG Ireland, John Kavanagh, said Tuesday that plans have now been pushed back to read news >>

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"I don't like the TUF because it's too much, the guys go inside the house, destroy the pool ... this is bad! This is not real. When I starting, I don't have money for nothing. No have big house, no have food, no have superman, no have nothing! Now? I think I have the great experience for the past for these guys for the new TUF. I'm very excited, but I'm really scared." Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon this weekend for a f read news >>

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STOCKHOLM – Bellator MMA’s recent announcement that it signed Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson to a contract was met with a fair share of skepticism, but one of his coaches believes the bearded brawler still has plenty to offer the sport.Filed under: Bellator, (...) read news >>

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BOSTON – Watch as Jose Aldo’s wife, as well as his coach, sit by as Conor McGregor’s family joins in the revelry as McGregor fans heckled Aldo at Saturday’s Q&A session in Boston. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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Eric Albarracin is a man on a mission. The renowned wrestling coach decided to leave his home in Phoenix and travel to Brazil with two goals in mind: to teach Brazilians how to wrestle, and to help create the world’s best fighter.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

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There are pundits wondering what good it does the UFC to have Conor McGregor face Dennis Siver this weekend. Siver is ranked lower than McGregor's last opponent, Dustin Poirier. And a win over Siver, on paper, doesn't do a ton for McGregor's already surging stock. McGregor's coach, though, understands what the UFC is doing. John Kavanagh told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that Siver represents another potentially devastating finish en route to a featherweight title shot for McGregor. "The realit read news >>

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SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh previews Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver, as well as his other big fights Sunday night. read news >>

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Jon Jones' striking coach Brandon Gibson gives us an update on "Bones" after his tumultuous week. read news >>

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