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John Dodson has his sights set on winning a UFC title in 2015, and "The Magician" doesn't particularly care which division it comes in. Even though the 30-year-old knockout artist is a former title challenger and perennial contender in the flyweight fold, the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based slugger isn't limiting his scope from taking aim at the bantamweight crown as well. Dodson gave 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson his toughest test to date when the two squared off back in January of 2013 a read news >>

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It's been a while since he's held UFC gold, but Frankie Edgar is showing he's still among the best in the world. At UFC Fight Night 57, Edgar cruised to a submission win over Cub Swanson in the fifth round. The victory gave Edgar three straight wins, putting him in position to campaign for a rematch with featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo. Swanson carried six straight wins into Saturday, so the loss will be a significant setback for him. However, losing to Edgar was to be expected, so Swanson s read news >>

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Conor McGregor, with his silver tongue and gold pocket watches, has taken the MMA world by storm. He's a can't-miss fighter looking to leapfrog past some of the best, most qualified title contenders on the planet in hopes of wrapping Jose Aldo's featherweight title around his waist to complete his wardrobe. But let's not forget who authored the textbook on talking one's way into a title fight—that honor belongs to Chael Sonnen. The gangster from West Linn, Oregon, proved that you didn't need to read news >>

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When the UFC purchased Strikeforce back in March 2011, it was first believed that the organization was going to continue to operate under then-President Scott Coker. But in January 2013, after Tarec Saffiedine became the promotion’s last welterweight champion, big brother brought over a stash of prime Strikeforce talent to stockpile several of its weight divisions. Strikeforce had been the No. 2 mixed martial arts organization in America for roughly six years. They fostered elite-level talent, s read news >>

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Think about some of the greatest American athletes who have represented the U.S. in world championships and the Olympics. Some names that come to mind are Michael Phelps, Michael Jordan and Michael Johnson. Even more than the male athletes, there have been incredible female athletes such as Mia Hamm, Lolo Jones and Shawn Johnson. Even Ronda Rousey, UFC champion and Olympic bronze medalist, was one of the most recognizable faces of female international competition when she was a judoka. However, read news >>

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The Olympic gold medalist talked to MMAmania.com about why he walked away from UFC after only one fight in the Octagon, the "incredible suffering" of wrestling practice at Oklahoma, and how mixed martial arts (MMA) has shined the light on "wrestling being the greatest foundation in martial arts." Mark Schultz had been retired from wrestling for eight years when he stepped into the Octagon for the first time against Gary Goodridge at UFC 9 way back in 1996. On top of that, his brother David was m read news >>

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Fabricio Werdum will fight for the UFC gold on Nov. 15, but UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez won’t be the other man inside the Octagon in Mexico City. The UFC announced on Tuesday that Velasquez is out of UFC 180 with a right knee injury, and knockout artist Mark Hunt will step in to face Werdum for an interim title. "I was relaxing here in Mexico with my team when I got a call from Dana White," Werdum told MMAFighting.com. "He said ‘I have good and bad news for you, Fabricio. The good on read news >>

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Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo will make his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on home soil when he faces Dustin Kimura on Dec. 13. read news >>

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2008 Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler Henry Cejudo is set to make his UFC debut on Dec. 13 in his hometown of Phoenix in a bantamweight bout against Dustin Kimura. read news >>

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Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo will try again to make his UFC debut, moving up to bantamweight to face Dustin Kimura at UFC on FOX 13.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Fresh off a unanimous decision victory over Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 128, new Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren might go to Dantas’ backyard in 2016. The decorated wrestler, who won the gold medal in the 2006 Pan American Championships in Rio de Janeiro, could return to wrestling competition 10 years later for the Olympic Games, also set for "Marvelous City." "I have an idea of maybe winning the Olympics, too," Warren told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "I don’t kno read news >>

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