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Khabib Nurmagomedov does a couple things well. First, he's a good fighter. You might say that. A 22-0 record at the age of 25 will earn you that status. So will convincing victories over fellow standouts like Rafael dos Anjos and Gleison Tibau. Second, in a departure from most of his Dagestani Russian brethren, Nurm knows how to sling a soundbite. He proved that again Wednesday in comments that aired on the UFC Tonight program, via Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com. It's been a while since fans read news >>

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One of the UFC's most intriguing lightweight contenders, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is now targeting a February return to action after tearing the meniscus in his right knee this past summer -- but the road to Nurmagomedov's rehabilitation has been more unusual than most. After discovering that Nurmagomedov has been working through and paying for his own rehabilitation in Russia, UFC officials recently flew the Dagestani sambo champion out to Los Angeles to visit the same orthopedic physician who trea read news >>

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It looks like, despite a Swat team standoff, and multiple assault charges, Thiago Silva is going to walk free. The justice system is a fickle thing. Despite a SWAT team standoff and allegedly threatening his wife with a gun (which led to two charges of aggravated assault with a firearm), Thiago Silva has been cleared of all wrongdoing stemming from his arrest last February. Of course, Silva and his lawyer have contested the charges against him from the beggining, but it doesn't appear that his l read news >>

  • a month ago
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February 2013. UFC 156. After a hotly contested featherweight title fight, 145-pound champion Jose Aldo sits down next to Dana White and is told some strange news. Top lightweight contender Anthony "Showtime" Pettis had called the UFC president. He wanted to forego his shot at lightweight champion Ben Henderson in favor of a fight with Aldo. White loved the idea. Aldo, however, did not. Scarface had been so dominant for so long that he was poised to clear out a division in a way MMA fans had nev read news >>

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The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) handed down medical suspensions to six fighters in the aftermath of WSOF 12, including a 45-day sentence to lightweight headliner Lewis Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who suffered a brutal first-round knockout loss to Luis Palomino in Saturday night's main event, will be held out until September 24th due to lacerations the 26-year-old sustained on his scalp and right eyelid during the contest. In addition to Gonzalez, five other competitors received medical suspensions read news >>

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In a surprise booking, Urijah Faber welcomes Masanori Kanehara to the UFC this September in Japan. In February, Urijah Faber fought Renan Barao in the main event of UFC 169 in New Jersey. His next fight against Alex Caceres was placed on the televised prelims of UFC 175, which marked the first time Faber had ever been on a preliminary card in his Zuffa career. "The California Kid" will now travel to Japan, where he'll be part of what looks to be the UFC's biggest Fight Pass card to date. Fight S read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes said back in February that he'd be surprised to see fellow former champion Georges St-Pierre actually make a return to the Octagon. Now, Hughes is urging his former rival to make his competitive hiatus permanent. "The UFC would hate me saying this but I'm going to say it anyway," Hughes told Canada.com (via MMA Mania). "If I was GSP, I'd probably hang them up. Here I am a guy that lost my (last) two fights and I'd love to get back in there (to finish read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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The eight-man flyweight tournament, which got underway in February, will reach its penultimate stage at VTJ 5th on June 28 when the four remaining fighters meet at the Bodymake Coliseum in Osaka. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Xtreme Fighting Championships hosted five live shows in Brazil since February, and XFCi’s first international season ended with four tournament winners crowned on Saturday night in Sao Paulo. XFC International 5 took place at RedeTV studios in Sao Paulo and featured UFC veteran Junior Assuncao vs. Alejandro Solano in the main event. After three hard-fought rounds, Assuncao moved to 2-0 since his UFC release with a unanimous decision victory. Assunção vence Solano por decisão unânime dos juízes I read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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The wait is over. The much-discussed results of Vitor Belfort's February drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission are in. And it's straight from the main source himself. Belfort released a statement on his Instagram account, providing the details about the test and the fallout from it. The results of the February 7, 2014, test indicated that my testosterone level was above the therapeutic range. While levels slightly outside the normal therapeutic range are not uncommon for some undergo read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort on Friday admitted to failing a random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) in February. read news >>

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