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  • 21 days ago
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When you're intently focused or on a mission or devoted to a cause, you simply don't have time for many distractions. That's the position UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald, 25, finds himself in today. After rebounding against Tyron Woodley at UFC 174 with a sensational unanimous decision victory, MacDonald tangles with former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine in October at the UFC's first show in Halifax, Canada. In fact, part of the reason the two are matched-up is because Saffie read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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"He's a stubborn kid and that's why he's a champion. Nothing affects him. You could throw him in the freezer for 30 minutes before he fought and he'd fight the same way." --John Crouch, longtime coach for Ben "Smooth" Henderson. Trying to figure out how many wins Ben Henderson needs in order to earn another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title shot, is like trying to figure out how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. The number is impossible read news >>

  • a month ago
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Alexander Gustafsson knows what he wants, and what he wants is a shiny, golden belt. He won't accept anything less. Gustafsson's manager, Manos Terzitane, recently told Ariel Helwani on an episode of UFC Tonight that the 205-pound Swede is looking for only one fight in his next outing: a title showdown with Jon Jones. "[Gustafsson] will do whatever he can to not get passed by," Terzitane told UFC Tonight (h/t MMA Fighting). "He will not accept any other fight than to be the next in line for the read news >>

  • a month ago
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If there was ever any question that holding out can be good for the career of a mixed martial artist, look no further than the story of Nick Diaz for the answer. Diaz, 30, signed a three-fight contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday. The signing was announced by UFC president Dana White on Twitter, and it was followed swiftly by a full-on media assault from the UFC headquarters: Here is a photo of Nick with White and Lorenzo Fertitta! Here is a photo of Nick signin read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Chad Mendes isn't holding back his words in the wake of the news that his rematch with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo Jr. has been postponed. "Jose Aldo can't run from me forever," The Team Alpha Male fighter said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "This fight's going to happen and I'm going to take the belt from him." This isn't the first time Aldo has postponed a fight with Mendes. Aldo also postponed their first fight, which eventually ended up taking place at UFC 142. So with Aldo pu read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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And “Rowdy” looks to set it free and allow herself to smile at all of the great opportunities that are coming her way by taking down the jiu-jitsu black belt at UFC 175 this Fourth of July weekend. Aside from being the face of women's mixed martial arts (MMA), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has enjoyed much success outside of the Octagon, as well. From countless high-profile photo shoots, talk show appearances and movie roles, "Rowdy" has set hers read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In the first part of this series we looked at what was holding the sport of Muay Thai back from wider exposure in the Western world. In this part, we look at the social factors that make the sport as competitive as it is, as well as the journey from rural Thailand to the Bangkok fight scene. If you've just joined us, welcome to 'The Beginners Guide to Muay Thai'. Less an exploration of the basic techniques, more an entry-level series designed to make you less intimidated at becoming a fan of the read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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VANCOUVER – When the UFC announced it would be holding an event on the same date and in the same state as Bellator MMA later this year, many speculated why.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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It’s not contract negotiations holding up a potential rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, according to Dana White.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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LAS VEGAS -- The UFC is intent on holding the rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson on Aug. 30. While Gustafsson has agreed to the date, signing both a new contract and a bout agreement, there's still a significant obstacle in the way: The company is in the process of signing a the light heavyweight champion to a new contract, and Jones has yet to agree to the bout. Asked Saturday night at the MGM Grand why the company would announce the Aug. 30 date when Jones has yet to sign on th read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Bellator 120 limps to the finish line this weekend as the first pay-per-view for the company. Holding an interim title fight and numerous tournament final fights, the card maintains a solid lineup despite hiccups. The main event between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler was scrapped due to an injury suffered by Alvarez. In his place steps Will Brooks, who will use this opportunity to try and become the interim titleholder over the former interim champion. Also on the card is Muhammed "King Mo"  read news >>

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