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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
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
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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 >>
BANGOR, Maine – Sam Alvey waited until the third and final round to get his offense going, and by then it was too late. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Part 2 of our extra-large breakdown of last weekend's high-profile action on the regional circuit. And now, Part 2 of this week's double-sized Beyond the Octagon.
In Cage Fury FC out of Atlantic City, the undefeated Jonavin Webb (7-0-0) put UFC vet Dan Stittgen (9-5-0) away with strikes in the closing seconds of the third round, capturing the organization's welterweight title in the process. Stittgen went 0-2 in the UFC, first falling to Stephen Thompson by knockout and then losing a closely con read news >>
And this prank apparently went on "every few days."
Longtime NBA great Shaquille O'Neal is no stranger to mixed martial arts (MMA), getting involved with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) back in 2011 following his retirement from the courts. In fact, the promotion recently used "Diesel's" compound for its media day ahead of UFC on FOX 11.
Hopefully none of the fighters were caught milling around the big man's locker room.
That's because Shaq has a history of attacking his teammates -- stark read news >>
Onetime welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck is the latest addition to FOX’s UFC broadcast team, breaking down fights for next week’s UFC Fight Night 47 on Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
Gina Carano isn't a UFC fighter. Not yet, anyway, but that hasn't stopped fans from fantasy matchmaking about who she could face in her UFC debut. In fact, UFC brass have also added fuel to the speculative fire by suggesting it wouldn't be out of bounds for Carano to face UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in her first bout back after a five year hiatus.
For Randy Couture, who has helped train Carano in the past, that's not an idea he thinks is particularly fair or prudent for the fo read news >>
Training partner of Georges St-Pierre, Dave Loiseau, Talks to MMAWeekly about his plans to move to the welterweight division and St-Pierre's hiatus from the UFC. read news >>
A flyweight matchup between onetime title contender John Moraga and prospect Justin Scoggins is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 50.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
English middleweight Tom Watson sometimes marches to the beat of a different drum. But as he prepares for a UFC Fight Night 47 showdown with Sam Alvey, “Kong” is staying true to his British sensibilities.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>