It feels redundant, if not a bit awkward, to credit a professional fighter for their courage. It's part of the job description, after all. If you stick around the game long enough to become successful, odds dictate that humanity's inherent fear of getting smacked upside the face was never really an issue for you in the first place.
But every now and then another of history's occasional outliers comes along, the sort who curls a contemptuous lip at his own self-preservation to such a degree where read news >>
- 2 months ago
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It sounds like someone's not giving credit where credit is due. Ricardo Lamas came up short in his bid to dethrone Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 169 back on Feb. 1, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.
Though "The Bully" hung tough against "Junior" for the entire five rounds of their championship fight (video), it wasn't enough it win the judges over, ultimately losing a unanimous decision.
Now that Lamas has had plenty of time to reflect on his loss, the fo read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Following his son's bout, Floyd Mayweather Sr. rips Marcos Maidana by calling him an "MMA Fighter" and saying he doesn't deserve any credit. read news >>
- 7 months ago
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Another win that Chris Weidman probably won’t get full credit for, and a suspect game plan for Miesha Tate. All that and more in this look back at UFC 168.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Anderson Silva, Chris Leben, Chris Weidman, Diego Brandao, Dustin Poirier, (...) read news >>
- 8 months ago
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Johnson still doesn't get much credit, but with the way he's racking up title defenses, fans and media won't be able to ignore him forever. read news >>
Give credit to Henry Martinez for having a huge heart to stick around, but Daron Cruikshank had no desire to give the judges any work during his fight on Saturday night. read news >>
With 14 fights to his credit including two in the UFC, Canadian Nick Denis has decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts. read news >>
- a year ago
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The UFC's return to Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from the Palms Casino Resort was the result of a fallout between UFC President Dana White and the Palms.
White on Saturday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com the accuracy of a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which stated he cut ties with the venue when his credit limit was cut in half.
"I had a little beef with the Palms, and I ripped the UFC out of there," he said with a chuckle.
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Miesha Tate was thrilled to hear that her rival Ronda Rousey was in the UFC because it opens the door for all women, but she says a lot of past fighters deserve this honor, not just Rousey. read news >>
Following several years of UFC events at The Palms in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White has reportedly severed ties with the casino due to it, at least in part, slashing his credit line. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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In 11 years as a pro, Milton Vieira has fought all over the world against such opponents as Jake Shields, Hayato Sakurai and Johnny Eduardo.
But whatever he does, he's primarily known for one thing: inventing the anaconda choke. He's pretty tired of that label.
"I don't enjoy being credited for creating the choke," Vieira told MMAjunkie.com prior to his octagon debut against Felipe Arantes at UFC 147. "It's something I added to my seminars and people started giving me credit. I don't like read news >>