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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 >>

  • 2 years ago
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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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A youthful sparring partner got the lesson of his life when he traded strikes with this elderly man who never forgot how to land a good punch. read news >>

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UFC commentator and onetime welterweight title challenger Dan Hardy visualizes before he straps on the headset to call fights, and he sees himself making the walk from the arena to the cage. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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UFC Fight Night: Sydney headliners Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold joined Jon Anik on ‘Counterpunch’ to debate a slew of topics including the infamous sparring session that sparked the bitter rivalry. With the rapid increase of fighters and events in the UFC, it has been argued that bouts rarely seem to host the same animosity and resentment that was commonplace just a few short years prior. Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold certainly do not fall into this category, as the bad blood between th read news >>

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The UFC was planning to match welterweight contenders Tyron Woodley and Hector Lombard as the headliner for a December show in Australia, but had to change plans. Woodley declined to face his teammate, even after Lombard said he wanted to fight his fellow American Top Team member "so bad." The bout will not materialize, but that doesn’t mean that ATT won’t have two fighters clashing inside the Octagon. With a handful of welterweights competing inside the same promotion, the team is warming up th read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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So next time you see "Junior" on the street, please don't ask him to beat up the fiery Irishman until his fight against "Money" is over. Whether you want to talk about him or not, Conor McGregor's name always seems to sneak its way into the mix when talking about anything going on in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division. Just ask the champion, Jose Aldo, who says it's kind of hard to ignore his name because he can't walk down the street without someone coming up to him read news >>

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UFC Lightweight competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov is back in light training and will begin a three-week rehabilitation process in the US starting next week. With a six-month countdown set for his anticipated return, Khabib Nurmagomedov is already back in light boxing sparring session and training. The undefeated lightweight, who suffered a torn meniscus ahead of a targeted match-up against Donald Cerrone, informed his fans that he is already "back on track" with light boxing workouts, and will resu read news >>

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UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald will return to action later this year, seven weeks after his recent UFC Fight Night 54 knockout of Tarec Saffiedine. However, it won’t be for an MMA fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has enjoyed a nearly yearlong hiatus from the Octagon, so fight fans are beginning to ponder whether or not the French Canadian superstar will ever be back. During an appearance on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour, his good friend/Tristar Gym head coach Firas Zahabi said "Rush" will be back eventually—just know that sentiment isn't coming from St-Pierre himself (h/t Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting). He has no plans right now. We're supposed read news >>

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