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The UFC's massive stable of fighters shrunk slightly Tuesday when the promotion released eight fighters, including former WEC bantamweight champ Brian Bowles, per a report from Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting. Aside from Bowles, the other former UFC fighters who received their walking papers were: Stanislav Nedkov, Andy Ogle, Akira Corassani, Humberto Brown, Rodolfo Rubio, Juan Puig and Tim Gorman. Of the eight fighters who were cut, none seemed to make more sense for the UFC than Bowles. Not onl read news >>

  • 11 hours ago
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It was a sad day for current UFC fighters, who poured out their thanks and disappointment following news that the dubbed "Babysitter to the stars" Burt Watson was leaving the promotion. A day after the rumors that the "Babysitter to the stars" Burt Watson was leaving his position as the UFC's site coordinator after 14 years, Watson went to Twitter to confirm the news himself. Watson, a great friend and former manager of the late boxing legend Joe Frazier, was an integral "behind the scenes" part read news >>

  • 12 hours ago
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It looks like another four fighters are going to be looking for fights outside the UFC in the immediate future. The UFC continues to whittle away at their roster. After ballooning it way up over the past couple of years, they've slowly been working to maintain something of an equilibrium, bringing in a few new fighters here and there, releasing a few others to compensate. The days when they were taking on 25 new contracts a month and only cutting five or six appear to be behind us. In this lates read news >>

  • 13 hours ago
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UFC decided to thin the herd after releasing eight fighters from its active roster. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster has a few vacancies after the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion decided to release eight fighters, according to a report from MMA Fighting. Chief among them is former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) bantamweight champion Brian Bowles, who went 0-2 in his previous two outings inside the Octagon; losing to Urijah Faber at UFC 139 back in 2011 and the read news >>

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UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is probably the greatest female fighter on the planet, which is a tremendous feat. So why are we seemingly so obsessed with arguing about whether she could beat up men?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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Longtime production manager Burt Watson has left the UFC. On Tuesday, the “babysitter to the stars” confirmed his departure and fighters took to Twitter to react. read news >>

  • 20 hours ago
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Former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles highlights the list of recent UFC cuts. Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that the UFC has released Bowles, Stanislav Nedkov, Andy Ogle, Akira Corassani, Humberto Brown, Rodolfo Rubio, Juan Puig and Tim Gorman from their contracts. Bowles (10-3) tested positive for elevated testosterone levels in his last UFC bout, a TKO loss to George Roop in 2013, and leaves the promotion after going 2-2 inside the Octagon. Bowles, who shocked the read news >>

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Mirko Cro Cop was involved in some of the most memorable bouts in MMA history, fights against Josh Barnett, Igor Vovchanchyn or Fedor Emelianenko. Yet, the Croatian kickboxing specialist has never really trained with a 'complete' MMA fighter. At age 40, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic has just made another comeback to the UFC, to take on the man that beat him at his own game eight years ago: Gabriel Gonzaga. Both will meet again in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Cro Cop vs. Gonzaga 2 in April. And read news >>

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Of the thousands of fighters to pass through the UFC ranks, Frank Mir's story is one of the few that exudes all the necessary components of a Hollywood drama. Mir has been a champion—but also a loser—and in the midst of all the chaos one goes through to ascend the ranks in the world's most prestigious fight promotion, lies a man who at one time was very troubled. As a brilliant Brazilian jiu-jitsu tactician, Mir debuted inside the Octagon as a 22-year-old heavyweight prospect, with a lot of conf read news >>

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But he doesn't deny the fact that the sport does indeed have an issue to deal with. Yes, mixed martial arts (MMA) has a performance enhancing drug (PED) problem, but it isn't as bad as many say it is. That's according to Andy Foster, director for the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), who stated on The MMA Hour that despite claims of an "epidemic" by some -- including Ultimate Fighting championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan -- his evidence doesn't support that the majority of p read news >>

  • a day ago
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Check out the released payouts for the fighters who took part in this past weekend's UFC 184 in Los Angeles, California. Saturday night's UFC 184 event may not have been the promotion's most impressive PPV following the slew of injuries and fight cancellations that plagued it, but it still proved to be a lucrative event for several of the fighters involved. While the event's crowning jewel was women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, she did not top the disclosed payroll according to the figu read news >>

  • a day ago
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Ronda Rousey could defeat 50 percent of the fighters competing in the UFC men’s bantamweight division, according to UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Another brilliant performance from the UFC women’s bantamweight champ Saturday night has the UFC desperately searching for contenders to challenge the pound-for-pound queen. Cat Zingano became the latest victim of Rousey’s patented armbar just 14 seconds in the first round of the main event at UFC 184. Rousey’s past three title defenses have lasted one mi read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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Fighters get really emotional after a loss, when a mic was shoved at her face following the loss it was filled with expletives. It's normal for a lot of fighters to get emotional after fights, and the same was the case for Cat Zingano, who unfortunately made an early mistake that caused her to lose in just 14 seconds. Unfortunately, one of Joe Rogan's jobs is to shove a mic into people's faces and interview them immediately after the fight, and shown above is the full clip of the interview. Alre read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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Following Saturday’s UFC 184 event in Los Angeles, several of the winning and losing fighterstook to social media to react to the event or share a message with supporters. Check out those reactions.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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