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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 >>

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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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UFC light-heavyweight competitor Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson reveals that he is open to facing Alistair Overeem in a catchweight bout. Alistair Overeem may be spiraling down one of the most anti-climatic UFC runs in the history of the promotion, yet he continues to have fighters interested in sharing an octagon with him, the latest of which is former training partner Anthony Johnson. The rising light-heavyweight contender recently spoke to BloodyElbow's Steph Daniels regarding his interest in takin read news >>

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BRASILIA, Brazil – Burt Watson is famous for letting fighters know that making it to the UFC isn't the hard part – staying there is. Godofredo Pepey has every intention of sticking around, and he's going to great length to ensure he's properly prepared. read news >>

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Onetime welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz was arrested this past week on suspicion of driving under the influence near his hometown in Stockton, Calif.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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Georges St-Pierre's longtime trainer says he believes the former champ's competitive fires could lead him to return. UFC boss says he could get immediate title shot, if he wants it. read news >>

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UFC top lightweight contender and Nick Diaz training partner Gilbert Melendez believes the UFC 183 match-up between Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva is a win-wi situation for everyone. read news >>

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As the architect of T.J. Dillashaw’s UFC title run, coach Duane “Bang” Ludwig didn’t feel like Joe Soto deserved a shot at the belt, regardless of what happened to Renan Barao.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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Heavyweight kickboxing contender Benjamin Adegbuyi first made contact with Alexander Gustafsson earlier this year when he was brought over to Sweden to provide some stand-up sparring power for the light-heavyweight’s fight with Jimi Manuwa. He says he was surprised by Gustafsson’s stand-up ability and believes the Swede is more than capable of stopping Jon Jones when they meet again in the Octagon. Rising heavyweight kickboxer Benjamin Adegbuyi got a nice publicity boost last week when UFC light read news >>

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao saw opportunity slip through his fingertips Friday, as just 24 hours before a title rematch with T.J. Dillashaw, he passed out from a bad weight cut and was unceremoniously removed from the fight. However, Barao's coach and manager, Andre Pederneiras, told Combate the whole incident was the result of one bad, freak mishap and not because his star client cuts too much weight to make the 135-pound weight limit, per a translation by Guilherme Cruz of MMA read news >>

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