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  • 23 days ago
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Yves Edwards retired earlier this week at 38 after more than 60 pro fights. Ben Fowlkes weighs in on the veteran fighter’s legacy. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • a month ago
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As Manny Pacquiao gears up for his bout with unbeaten former kickboxing champion, Chris Algieri, this weekend (Sat., Nov. 22, 2014) one dream match up still sits in the minds of fans. Foot Locker, as part of its "Week of Greatness," decided to join the fun. In their words: "Nothing could make Manny Pacquiao more excited than the 'Week of Greatness' being back at Foot Locker. Well, maybe one thing. Involving one other person agreeing to something. Something that everyone wants. Maybe something li read news >>

  • a month ago
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As if anyone needed further validation of Jose Aldo's greatness, the champ put on a display at UFC 179 that reminded fans of his former WEC days. Aldo's fight with Chad Mendes started nearly the same as the T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao bout earlier this year, with the Team Alpha Male fighter dropping the champion early. But instead of the knockdown setting the tone for the entire fight, Aldo's championship resolve showed through as the Brazilian scored a knockdown of his own to end the first f read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Jose Aldo is the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever had. It has been nearly nine years since he gave up the only loss of his career, and truth be told, he has rarely been challenged since that night. He stormed into the WEC in 2008 and finished his first five opponents, then finished champion Mike Brown to capture the featherweight title. That championship eventually became the UFC featherweight title, and Aldo's held it ever since. But those six finishes to begin his Zuffa career? Tho read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Some fighters are shipped to the UFC with "greatness" stamped onto the package. For example, Anderson Silva immediately made his presence known within the first minute of his UFC debut. Jon Jones ran through every single opponent, regardless of the name, like a hot knife through butter. Other fighters don't have that stamp of domination from the start. These are the fighters who, for one reason or another, took time to improve and hone their skills before they could be considered atop the crowd read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Throughout the brief yet layered history of mixed martial arts, a handful of iconic figures have come along, but nothing casts a net of mystique quite like what we've seen out of the heavyweight division. There is something enigmatic about those who can dominate the largest collective across a chaotic landscape, and the greatest of those have reached a status of almost mythical proportions. Fedor Emelianenko and Brock Lesnar evoked something their peers have never, and may never, duplicate. That read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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A new group of elite fighters is upon us. As a part of the UFC's growing crop heap, these fighters are expected to maintain a certain level of perennial supremacy. To little surprise, they have. But as some of the more skilled practitioners around, ones who wield MMA's torch, their evolution as complete fighters is just beginning to flourish. Here are five fighters only scratching the surface of greatness.Begin Slideshow read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Before there were punches and kicks, chokes and locks, broken noses and bruised necks, there was a field. And Georgi Karakhanyan ruled it. As a child growing up in Russia, the current World Series of Fighting featherweight champion did not see fighting in his future. He saw soccer, and he became obsessed with the sport. He would travel by train for 45 minutes, catch a bus for another 15 and then walk three miles just to get to the training facility. Once there, the mental and physical strain did read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Remember Frankie Edgar? That guy was great. He'd go into a fight looking like your little brother who wrestled in high school, then beat the snot out of legends and lightweight leviathans alike. Knock him down? He's right back up and in your face. Win a round? He's going to come back and win the next four. Think you're going to take his title from him in an endless run of rematches? He's game, and he'll knock you out in the last one just for an exclamation point. Yeah, that Frankie Edgar guy was read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Renan Barao was supposed to take another step toward greatness at UFC 173. However, TJ Dillashaw had other ideas. Avenging teammate Urijah Faber's losses to Barao, Dillashaw surprisingly dominated the Brazilian from start to finish on Saturday. With a loss to Raphael Assuncao only seven months ago, Dillashaw wasn't even the first option to challenge Barao. Nonetheless, he's now the best in the 135-pound division. Where does that put Dillashaw in the pound-for-pound rankings? With UFC 173 in the read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Between Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson, the pieces are in play for UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones to have what could be the best year ever for an MMA champ. Is he up to the challenge?Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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Ben Popper examines Jon Jones' talent through the lens of a fellow middle child. This is a guest article by Ben Popper, writer at Vox Media's The Verge. With his win over Glover Teixeira this past weekend, Jon Jones notched himself a place in the UFC record books as one of the most dominant light heavyweights to date. A big part of his success can be ascribed to his athletic ability and top notch training. But as he enters the pantheon of all time greats, I’ve started to wonder about the intangi read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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You don’t have to like Jon Jones, but unless you want to look like a bitter fight fan who lets his personal feelings distort his view of reality, you have to admit that’s a pretty great fighter.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Anthony Johnson, Bethe Correia, (...) read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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The UFC is selling greatness at the moment. It's a very specific kind of greatness—one that we haven't quite seen before and may not see again. It's a violent ballet, a bloody dance of rangy strikes and thunderous attacks on the mat. It's the work of Jon Jones, an obviously prodigious talent from the day he first entered the Octagon, a man who may have no ceiling in terms of athletic accomplishment. He's the light heavyweight champion, a title that has long been seen as the most prolific in the read news >>

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