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Welcome to the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat, episode 113. Seriously, it's hard to know where to start with this given the amount of topics and issues going on in the sport. I suppose first and foremost would be actual fight results. UFC 180 saw Fabricio Werdum earn a version of UFC gold, Kelvin Gastelum cement himself as a true contender and Ricardo Lamas affirm himself as a top featherweight fixture. Bellator 131 produced sensational television ratings, crowned Will Brooks as the undispute read news >>

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In the wake of a report on the tragic death of a Roufusport kickboxer, UFC featherweight Erik Koch has stepped forward to defend his coach. Following a Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal investigation into the death this spring of Roufusport amateur kickboxer Dennis Munson, Jr., controversy has enveloped the team with ex-coaches and fighters coming forward to rip coach Duke Roufus and his team. One fighter who is standing by his coach is UFC Featherweight Erik Koch. He took to MMA.tv to post in Roufus' read news >>

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A recently published investigation into the death of a Roufusport kickboxer has led to several of the camp's former members making their own statements against Duke Roufus and his coaching staff. More details have come out surrounding Roufusport kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr., who collapsed on the canvas and died hours after making his debut appearance at Duke Roufus' American Fighting Championship promotion back in March. The Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal published an in-depth investigation on Munson read news >>

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UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- Caio Magalhaes is quietly moving up the ladder in the middleweight division. Matched up against Trevor Smith at UFC Fight Night 56 in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8, the Nova Uniao fighter scored his fourth straight victory with a 31-second knockout, but it didn’t come without controversy. Magalhaes hurt Smith early in the fight, but the final punch that dropped his opponent was cleared at the back of his head. He followed with more attacks on the ground before the referee s read news >>

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Tuesday's decision by the Ultimate Fighting Championship to rescind a suspension handed down to Cung Le was a curious one. For those unaware, Le was sent to the sidelines for 12 months after a blood sample taken after his August 23 loss to Michael Bisping showed an elevated level of human growth hormone. There was rampant speculation prior to the fight that Le was taking a performance-enhancing drug of some sort. Nearly all of this speculation stemmed from a photo Le posted on Instagram that sho read news >>

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The controversy surrounding Fallon Fox was one of the biggest MMA-related stories of 2013. Of course, how could it not be? A male-to-female transgender was tearing up the regional women's featherweight scene and was one of the star attractions in Florida's Championship Fighting Alliance. While the coverage of Fox has faded in recent months, the story is far from over. In 2013, Fox's overnight fame was regarded by many as an oddity. A flash in the pan. Something that would ultimately wind up bein read news >>

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Controversy was the key element of the build-up to GFC 4’s event in Dubai on Thursday night. Badr Hari’s first scheduled opponent resisted initial attempts to get him out of the fight before being booted by GFC and replaced with a stand-in who took the fight on 24 hours notice, with predictable results. Badr Hari (104-12, 90 KO's) was, unsurprisingly, victorious in the main event of Global Fighting Championship 4 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday night. The Dutch-Moroccan former K-1 hea read news >>

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Controversy and Badr Hari go together like ketchup and fries. No surprise then that the build-up to his latest combative venture, headlining tomorrow’s GFC 4 event in Dubai, has been less than plain sailing. Allegations emerged that his team tried to buy Patrice Quarteron into pulling out of the fight, so he could be replaced with a different opponent. Quarteron made a video slating Hari (in French) and calling him “a bitch”. Now Quarteron finds himself off the card and Hari faces a replacement read news >>

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A Facebook video showing two six year old girls fighting in a cage has caused controversy and kickstarted conversation once again on how young is too young to compete in mixed martial arts. Video via Apocalypse MMA. As with many of the strange things dug up out of the corners of the internet, we don't actually have a lot of information regarding this video featuring six year olds competing in some variation of an amateur mixed martial arts exhibition match. No strikes to the face are thrown but read news >>

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John S. Nash takes a look at the controversy surrounding the Tim Kennedy-Yoel Romero fight with fighters Josh Burkman, Conor Heun, Lew Polley, trainers Cesar Gracie and Javier Mendez, and referee Robert Hind. The Tim Kennedy-Yoel Romero match at UFC 178 provided all the excitement fans hoped for, winning Fight of the Night on a card packed with great bouts. It also provided a great deal of controversy. At the end of the second round Kennedy managed to catch Romero with a serious of strikes that read news >>

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Yoel Romero’s cornermen weren’t exactly on their best behavior Saturday night at UFC 178, UFC President Dana White said, but the UFC is also partially to blame for a controversial delay between rounds in the fight with Tim Kennedy. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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