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Under normal circumstances, the question of which fighter deserves the next shot at Anthony Pettis' UFC lightweight title would seem pretty much cut-and-dried. Rafael dos Anjos has been on a fine run over the past three years, winning eight of his past nine fights, with the most recent win a one-sided victory over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13. But then there's the matter of that loss, which was to the American Kickboxing Academy's Khabib Nurmagomedov, a unanimous decision back on April 19. Not onl read news >>

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2014 was a rocky year for high-level mixed martial arts. While there were spots of excitement and transcendent glory, for the most part, it was a year marked by loss. First came the disappearance of the UFC's two biggest stars, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre, victims of injury and ennui, respectively. Then its two remaining brightest lights, Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez, were also lost for months to injury. What remained were a collection of fights, some great and some forgettable, spread read news >>

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In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss the class-action lawsuit against the UFC, and fans’ tendency to side with management over labor in pro sports disputes.Filed under: News, (...) read news >>

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This might be the weirdest "injury" that has ever occurred during an MMA fight.During an amateur bout, Alan Grays went down after taking a kick to the head from Jose Johnston. The blow to the dome was so severe that Grays' glass eye popped out.As the video shows, the official—unknowingly—nearly stepped on the prosthesis. Luckily, the eye just missed the ref's foot.[mmaUNDERGROUND, h/t Complex]Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil – For “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3? winner Antonio Carlos Junior, it looks like he’ll soon be fighting in his third weight class in just three octagon appearances.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The UFC handed out four Performance of the Night bonses following UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway in Brazil on Saturday. read news >>

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Fighter pay in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has long been a hot topic, and with the recent class action lawsuit filed by Jon Fitch, Nate Quarry, and Cung Le against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the talks have heated up as of late. While some fighters added fuel to the fire, such as UFC veteran Cody McKenzie and the disgruntled Wanderlei Silva, one top-tier MMA fighter decided to go against the grain, telling fighters to stop complaining about money they do not deserve. Bellator read news >>

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Mac Danzig and Cody McKenzie are going after each other over the UFC's treatment of fighters. The recent UFC lawsuit has touched a lot of nerves for fighters. Some are eager to jump in on criticism of their former (or current) promotion, others are rushing to defend it. Michael Bisping categorized the plaintiffs in the UFC lawsuit as "disgruntled ex-fighters" whose "careers didn't pan out." It's the kind of issue that is quickly causing a lot of division in the fight community. Most recently, re read news >>

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Join Knockout Radio for the podcast of their Dec. 18 broadcast that features UFC fighter Ben Saunders, plus talk about the UFC lawsuit and the signing of CM Punk. read news >>

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It's not often that recently dethroned champions get paired up with relatively unknown opponents, much less one ranked outside the Top 10 rankings; however, that is exactly what has happened with former Bantamweight champion Renan Barao, who will take on Canada's Mitch Gagnon this evening in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil. For Barao, this match up seems all too easy, even on the heels of his comprehensive defeat to new champion T.J. Dillashaw and subsequent failure to read news >>

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Jose Aldo is increasingly vocal about UFC fighter pay. The UFC featherweight champ—and one of the best two or three fighters in all of mixed martial arts—is again airing his grievances over what he perceives to be excessively low pay for UFC fighters, particularly when compared with their boxing counterparts. Aldo made the comments Friday during a Q&A session in Barueri, Brazil, where the UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 58 Saturday. The comments were originally reported by Portuguese-language site read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil – MMAjunkie was on scene for today’s UFC Fight Night 58 fighter weigh-ins. Check out our photo gallery of the festivities.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil – Check out a video replay of today’s official fighter weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 58.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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The UFC's featherweight division lost a top-10 fighter Thursday, as No. 6-ranked Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier announced he will move up to lightweight in an attempt to fight closer to his natural weight. Poirier made the announcement on Twitter, where he responded to a fan asking if he was planning to move to the 155-pound division with a simple "Yes." Then, MMAFighting.com reached out to Poirier via text message, and he revealed more about the situation. "I'm big," Poirier said. "The cut made m read news >>

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