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Success in today's mixed martial arts is often driven by popularity contests. Each divisional landscape is fueled by ticket sales, international marketability and overall notoriety, especially in a promotion as prolific as the UFC. The race to the top of superstar mountain is not always a fair and well-planned journey, but fighters need to wiggle their way to the front of pack to make it in this sport. However, with progression comes digression. Here are five UFC fighters who are slowly losing t read news >>
Fabricio Werdum is a man driven by being counted out. Throughout his impressive career as a mixed martial artist, the savvy Brazilian grappling ace has found himself facing seemingly impossible odds—being counted out to such a degree many wondered why he would bother showing up—but it just so happens "Vai Cavalo" is an athlete who shines under those circumstances. Werdum isn't here to be another addition to a legendary resume; he's here to solidify a legacy of his own. While his "shock the world read news >>
When a fighter goes more than a decade without experiencing the bitter taste of defeat the way Renan Barao had going into UFC 173 back in May, there is a sense of complacency that can settle in. Not to say the former bantamweight king had overlooked the young upstart in T.J. Dillashaw in any way, but a run of dominance can lead a fighter to believe he's invincible, where every opponent who steps into the cage across from him is going to crumble eventually. On that night in Las Vegas, not only di read news >>
Benson Henderson is as goal-oriented as you'll find in the fight business. The former WEC and UFC lightweight champion is a man fueled by possibility and the potential to test his physical and mental talents against the most elite level of competition in the world. Those motivations matched with a seemingly unbreakable spirit and unique skill set have taken the MMA Lab leader to great heights in the realm of mixed martial arts, and his quest—in some senses—is far from over. In Henderson's mind t read news >>
- 6 months ago
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BANGOR – Sara McMann’s longtime will to win is her push for a rematch with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
- 8 months ago
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The most driven mixed martial artists stay cognizant that notoriety ultimately leads to stability. Regardless of the organization, the few elite in each division obviously draw the most attention, and therefore, those who consistently make the most waves deserve the quickest ascents in the rankings. But the road to prominence unfolds differently for every fighter. Some grab the attention of the masses seamlessly, while others overcome extraordinary odds to eventually achieve the same results . T read news >>
- 9 months ago
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From Yahoo Sports: Hendo is one win away from another shot at UFC gold -- something that has eluded him his whole career. read news >>
- 11 months ago
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Manuwa is tough, driven, undefeated and takes on the well-regarded Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday in a UFC event in London. read news >>
MMAjunkie Radio today welcomes to the show Dan Hornbuckle, who fights this weekend at the NAAFS Driven MMA All Pro card, and Danny Morales of new reality series “Combate Americas.”Filed under: News, Only on Junkie read news >>
UFC flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson isn’t driven by belts or records — the usual motivation for prizefighters. Instead, it’s all about the money for “Mighty Mouse.”Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC Tagged: Demetrious Johnson, UFC on FOX 9 read news >>
After an initial run of success driven by UFC stars Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” will return for a second season. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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With a pair of controversial decision defeats under the Bellator
Fighting Championships banner, Marcos Galvao knows
a thing or two about painful losses.
Of course, those temporary setbacks pale in comparison to the loss of a
parent, and for Galvao, who competes in the headlining matchup of this
weekend's Bellator 73 event, it's the memory of his mother that is
fueling him to victory.
"Before my mother passed away, I made a promise to her that I'll win
this tournament and that I'll be read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Chris Weidman loves when an opponent comes into a fight with him brimming with confidence because it drives him that much harder to break them.
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Anti-piracy aims have driven the UFC lately to spend more on federal lobbyists than any other sports organization except the NFL, a new report says.
The UFC spent $110,000 in the first quarter of this year on firms that lobby at the federal level, according to a report released this week by First Street Research Group, which tracks spending on lobbyists. Only the NFL exceeded that figure, giving $300,000 to companies that lobby Congress.
This past year, the UFC was third at $410,000, b read news >>