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Despite the growing popularity of mixed martial arts, the community consisting of the sport's top-level athletes remains a relatively small group. It's a lesson "The Ultimate Fighter 12" semifinalist Kyle Watson learned quickly when his bosses offered him a UFC 129 matchup with undefeated Canadian prospect John Makdessi. Watson sparred with Makdessi at Montreal's Tri-Star Gym during "The Bull's" pre-UFC days, but he admits he didn't scrutinize the striker as a potential future foe. Ad read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Former sparring partners Kyle Watson and John Makdessi have agreed to meet at UFC 129 in Toronto as a part of the night's undecard. Read More >> read news >>

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TOKYO - Five months ago, heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Mark Hunt were sucking air together in the elevation of Denver. Present for a training camp that concluded with Hunt's meeting with Ben Rothwell and Quinton Jackson's fight with champ Jon Jones, Kongo wasn't particularly close to the New Zealand native in the weeks before UFC 135. He was surprised, nonetheless, when the Kiwi came up as his next opponent at this weekend's UFC 144 event. It didn't occur that he might have to fight Hunt read news >>

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Watch Gilbert Melendez grapple with Ronda Rousey and train some boxing with Rousey's coach Edmond Tarverdyan in this video from Fight Hub. Melendez looks pretty slick on the ground at Glendale Fighting Club in Los Angeles ahead of his big UFC lightweight title shot against Anthony Pettis at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. read news >>

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Joseph Benavidez is in a rough spot within the UFC flyweight division. After facing and falling to Demetrious Johnson two times in just about 15 months, he is well out of the title picture. However, he is still ranked No. 2 behind John Dodson. With his win over Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 57, he moved his record to 8-2 within the Octagon. The following fight suggestions would allow him to stay active while not eating too many up-and-coming contenders at flyweight. These men are all ranked wi read news >>

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UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defends longtime coach Duke Roufus from the recent accusations levelled against him. After details began to arise regarding Denis Munson Jr., a Roufusport kickboxer who died hours after making his amateur debut at Duke Roufus' American Fighting Championship promotion last March, several notable fighters began to air their grievances about the now-controversial coach and his allegedly brutal coaching staff. However, several of the top fighters at Roufusport read news >>

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UFC.com caught up with UFC flyweight and The Ultimate Fighter assistant coach Dustin Ortiz after practice during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter.  read news >>

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Onetime UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas isn’t clamoring for a title shot just yet, but if the UFC is asking him who he wants to fight next, it’s Conor McGregor.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

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Duke Roufus and business partner Scott Joffe bar investigative reporter, John Diedrich from Anthony Pettis' UFC press conference. Over the last week, Roufusport, the Miluakee based fight team headed up by Duke Roufus, has been under fire by a multitude of former students and team members, claiming he bullies students, both physically and mentally. While there have been members that have come to his defense, the majority of statements regarding his tutelage has been primarily negative. If you've read news >>

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The UFC coach and kickboxing legend responds to former Roufusport teammembers who have chosen to condemn him and his gym in the aftermath of a brutal news report about a fighter's death. UFC coach Duke Roufus has finally spoken out in the aftermath of a scathing report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel about the death of amateur kickboxer Dennis Munson, Jr. this Spring, which left many questioning promoter Ruofusport as well as the ringside physician and referee. In the days since the report wen read news >>

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The superfight between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva finally went down last night, and it didn’t even cost a dime. On Tuesday, UFC President Dana White posted a picture on his Instagram of the two MMA legends engaged in a sparring match at UFC headquarters’ gym. Of course, it wasn’t an actual fight, but it was likely as close as we’ll ever get to seeing Jones and Silva step into the ring against one another. Jones, the seven-time defending light heavyweight champ, told the media on Monday, per MM read news >>

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