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A series of UFC Macau ads starring Dong Hyun Kim have caused a minor stir for being able to be potentially seen as racist. The ads feature Kim smashing watermelons and chicken ahead of his bout with Tyron Woodley. A series of ads by Super Action (UFC's Korean TV broadcast partner) for UFC Macau were released recently which focus on Dong Hyun Kim ahead of his bout with Tyron Woodley. What stood out to some, and became the focus of a discussion on Twitter on Wednesday night, was that two of the ad read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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The head of the CSAC, Andy Foster, spoke with MMAmania.com regarding the unusually high number of 10-8 rounds scored in the UFC on FOX 12 prelim fight between Cummins and Kingsbury. The sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has seen its share of head-scratching decisions over and over again, especially in the last few years. Even in a fight where most feel the victor was deserving of the judges' decision, a scorecard will be read that leaves almost everyone speechless. Opposing fighters each getting read news >>

  • a month ago
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The MMA legend says "everything was cleared" following his appearance before the Nevada State Athletic Commission about an incident in which he fled from a random drug test. Before Chael Sonnen had to pull out of UFC 175, his initial opponent Wanderlei Silva was pulled from the card for fleeing from a NSAC surprise drug test. UFC president Dana White told the media he expected Silva to be "in big trouble" with the commission. Silva has since attended a hearing before the commission and he told B read news >>

  • a month ago
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Retired UFC competitor Chael Sonnen offered his thoughts on the Luis Suarez biting controversy that took place earlier in the week in Uruguay’s match against Italy. Arguably the most talked about sporting incident to take place this week was Uruguay's Luis Suarez biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in their World Cup group stage match on Tuesday afternoon. Suarez, dubbed the ‘Hannibal Lecter of Soccer,' was suspended for nine Uruguay matches and four matches from his early season games with Liverpo read news >>

  • a month ago
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During a segment on Wednesday night's FOX Sports Live, UFC Tonight hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen were asked to weigh-in on the recent controversy surrounding Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez. The Barclay's Premier League's top scorer has been banned for nine games and four months by FIFA for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup match with Italy on Jun. 24, his third such offense. "Lets start with what happened on the soccer field," said Sonnen. "To bite so read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Jon Jones talks controversy surrounding Alexander Gustafsson and the negotiations for the light heavyweight championship rematch. Jon Jones was on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani this afternoon, part publicity appearance for the EA MMA game and part to talk the fight business and his upcoming fight with Alexander Gustafsson. Helwani quickly directed the conversation to the controversy surrounding the bout agreement. The UFC made an official announcement of the rematch between Jones and Gustafsso read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Andrei Arlovski vs. Brendan Schaub full fight video highlights online from UFC 174: "Johnson vs. Bagautinov" pay-per-view (PPV) event inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, featuring Arlovski's split-decision win over Schaub. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Watch Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Chris Algieri full HBO Boxing video highlights online (ESPN) from last night (Sat., June 14, 2014) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, featuring the controversial split decision win for the American over "Siberian Rocky." read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Controversy is brewing in the wake of a bad judging call in the fight between Ross Pearson and Diego Sanchez, and it looks like it may be spreading to the card as a whole. If there was anything notable, pre-fight night, about the UFC's recent New Mexico card, it was how heavily the card featured Jackson's MMA talent. Four fighters from the MMA supercamp were featured on the main card three of them in the top three bouts. It makes sense, Albuquerque is home turf for Jackson-Winklejohn fighters, a read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The UFC bantamweight champion says that he and his teammates have always respected Nova Uniao fighters and the joke with Barao was made by a guy from their gym. In an interview with Tatame, T.J. Dillashaw tried to cool down a situation that has irritated Featherweight champ Jose Aldo. The Instagram account of Team Alpha Male published an image of Renan Barao's name being registered in a Muay Thai seminar by T.A.M. coach Duane "Bang" Ludwig, after UFC 173, on May 24, when the Nova Uniao fighter l read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Diego Sanchez faced Ross Pearson in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night in Sanchez's hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to the judges - and Sanchez, himself - it was the Greg Jackson-trained Sanchez who won after the bout went to their score cards. They had it 30-27 for Pearson, 30-27 for Sanchez and 29-28 for Sanchez. The issue, however, is it's not clear who beyond two judges and Sanchez himself believes the hometown fighter truly won. MMA Fighting (this write read news >>

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