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Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's fighting career may be at a high point, but it appears a history of domestic violence could be catching up with him. According to Brent Brookhouse of BloodyElbow.com, the mother of two of Johnson's children has recently called the police and filed a report alleging that friends of the UFC light heavyweight contender are threatening her with violence. Additionally, the report details a 2012 incident where she was struck by Johnson and lost two teeth as a result. UPDATE: read news >>

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The mother of Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's children told police that she has been on the receiving end of threats and alleged that the #5 ranked UFC light heavyweight struck her in 2012, knocking out two of her teeth. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is clearly at the high point of his career. After an initial UFC run that saw Johnson miss weight three times and get released, he found his stride after a move up to the light heavyweight division. Since that release, Johnson is on an eight fight win streak, read news >>

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Miesha Tate is no stranger to big moments. The former Strikeforce bantamweight champion turned UFC contender has been involved in some of the biggest fights to ever hit the women's mixed martial arts landscape over the past couple of years, and "Cupcake" has seen her profile ascend because of it. The Washington native's rivalry with nemesis Ronda Rousey was at one time the hottest thing rolling in mixed martial arts, and their two matchups raised the bar on the visibility for fights involving wo read news >>

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For some people MMA competition is enough. Two tough guys, one cage, something has to give. But for many, dare I suggest most, simply inserting two people into the UFC Octagon is not, in and of itself, particularly compelling. We've seen it—dozens, hundreds, even thousands of times. It takes more than just organizing an athletic contest to get our attention. We need context, story or high stakes. Is a championship on the line? Is this a battle between two distinct styles? Best of all, though? Ar read news >>

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The presence of a sturdy chin, or lack thereof, always has and always will be predicated on a fighter's genealogical makeup. And since a chin can't be strengthened through hard work and dedication, those seemingly blessed with jaws of granite bring an attribute to the cage that many fighters can only dream of possessing. The opening portion of this two-part slideshow details the most rock-solid chins in MMA history—those that withstood countless beatings before ever giving into an embarrassing i read news >>

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Miesha Tate will make history when she takes on undefeated Rin Nakai in the UFC’s first ever women’s bout in Japan on September 20th at Tokyo’s famed Saitama Super Arena. read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighter has long been the lighting rod that helped play a role in the development of mixed martial arts. That fight when Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar collided and glued eyes to the sport will long be recognized as a pivotal moment for not only the UFC but MMA as a whole. Since then the show has produced some interesting moments and even more interesting characters. While the athletes who are competing for the coveted UFC contract should receive the main spotlight, the coaches read news >>

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What the the great fight in Pride FC history? Plus, on the latest Great MMA Debate podcast, Roy Nelson and Myles Jury stop by to talk about their upcoming fights at Saturday's UFC Japan. read news >>

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BRASILIA, Brazil – Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski is a sizable underdog heading into Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 51 headliner with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, but on Saturday, he claimed a title of an entirely different sort.Filed under: News, (...) read news >>

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There are numerous milestones to note going into Saturday’s 11-fight UFC card. Check out the 45 pre-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 51.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Following his crushing TKO loss to Ben Rothwell, is Alistair Overeem officially the biggest bust in UFC history? The BE staff debates in real-time in another live roundtable. Alistair Overeem is now 2-3 in the UFC following his 1st round TKO loss to Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night in Connecticut last Friday. His future is in serious doubt now that it's abundantly clear that he's not the contender he was hyped up to be. Considering the high salary (relative to MMA, of course) that he commands, it read news >>

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