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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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According to Conor McGregor he's moving up in weight to take on Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 in Mexico. In somewhat of a surprise, Conor McGregor just announced that he will be stepping in on relatively late notice to face Diego Sanchez at the upcoming UFC 180 card in Mexico. The two had exchanged a bunch of words on twitter a couple of months back, Visual View and the Irish star made the booking known through social media: I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th. He spoke a big game read news >>

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Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh reflects on McGregor's UFC 178 win and ahead to another big weekend. read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Yoel Romero, who knocked out Tim Kennedy at UFC 178 last Saturday night (Sept. 27, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada (video), came under fire for taking a coffee break between rounds two and three, perhaps buying himself some extra recovery time after getting his head caved in at the close of the second stanza. See how the entire mess unfolded here. While Romero's corner was accused of "the dirtiest trick in the book" by UFC President Dana White, coach  read news >>

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Yoel Romero scored the biggest win of his MMA career on Saturday night, but it didn't come without some controversy. Romero defeated Tim Kennedy via third-round TKO at UFC 178 in Las Vegas, but that stoppage came seconds after he gained more time to recover between rounds. Kennedy protested after the loss, saying that he should have been awarded the TKO victory when Romero didn’t answer the bell, but Romero’s team is confident nothing will change. American Top Team leader Ricardo Liborio was one read news >>

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Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear following the carnage at UFC 178 this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of injuries and medical suspensions for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who participated in UFC 178, which took place last Saturday night (Sept. 27, 2014) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And there are a few hefty sentences. Chief among them is read news >>

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The Team Alliance head grappling coach says the former UFC bantamweight champion is dialed in for his UFC 178 showdown against Takeya Mizugaki and has made significant improvements in the grappling department. Neil Melanson took over as head grappling coach of Team Alliance last year and was elated to get the opportunity to work with the former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who at the time was not yet stripped of his title. That would happen after a groin injury forced him to pull out read news >>

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Veteran UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann is now a full-time coach at Team Alpha Male.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Remember when former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Ben Henderson wanted to move up to 170 pounds for a "super fight" against Georges St. Pierre? Well, that isn't happening anytime soon (told you so), but just because he can't get his hands on "Rush" doesn't mean "Smooth" has completely abandoned his quest to compete as a welterweight. That's according to Henderson's coach, John Crouch, who told UFC Tonight the current weight cut is "irritating" for the ex-champ. An read news >>

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