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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Scott Jorgensen returned to the win column after a 1-5 run in the UFC with a win over Danny Martinez, but he hasn’t forgotten the last man who beat him. Speaking to the Brazilian media in Rio de Janeiro, Jorgensen talked about his desire to face Jussier Formiga one more time, his thoughts on the Brazilian MMA Commission process when he asked his controversial loss to be overturned to a no-contest, his upcoming fight with Wilson Reis at UFC 179 and much more. read news >>

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Will Chope thought the past was just that ... the past. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight prospect was less than 24 hours away from his UFC Fight Night 38 bout against Diego Brandao in Brazil, when an online report surfaced that brought to light a five-year-old domestic dispute with his then-wife, which ended with his discharge from the military. And as a result, his discharge from UFC, as well. "I wish they would have talked to me and my ex-wife before they made thei read news >>

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The confidant to many a UFC athlete, famed nutritionist Mike Dolce chalks much of the work he does with fighters as simply 'reacting to the body.' With the UFC's ban of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in February, a few of Dolce's clients were the most directly affected by the policy. No. 1 contender Vitor Belfort withdrew from a title bout with middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 173 in May, citing the time constraints of allowing himself to adjust to the rule. Set to compete with read news >>

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Cain Velasquez discusses heavyweight Hispanic role models in combat sports and his hopes to eventually fit that category. Cain Velasquez has been the key fixture in the UFC's attempts to break into the Mexican market. Velasquez, a Mexican-American, has staked his claim as the best heavyweight fighter in the world and his "Brown Pride" tattoo makes it clear that his heritage is of great importance. Velasquez recently spoke to Fox Sports and explained growing up without a heavyweight boxer he coul read news >>

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UFC veteran heavyweight Oli Thompson is making the move to 205 pounds, hoping to land more fights and rekindle his career. read news >>

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Sidelined since being diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome in 2012, UFC welterweight turned commentator Dan Hardy plans to return to fighting in 2015. "I'm looking at getting cleared the beginning of next year," Hardy told MMAnytt. "I've spoken to a few doctors and it's looking positive. I don't see a reason why I wouldn't get cleared to fight, so now, really, it's just about getting back into training camp. Getting back into the groove of preparing for a fight." Training every da read news >>

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Luiz Cane was hoping to be re-signed by the UFC after a pair of wins in 2013, but his return to the cages in 2014 didn’t end well for the Brazilian light heavyweight. Fighting Alexandre Zaneti in the main event of Saturday night’s Brazilian Fighting Championship 4 in Sao Paulo, "Banha" suffered a first-round TKO. Zaneti, who won the vacant BRFC 205-pound championship, now holds a 10-2 MMA record with 10 stoppage victories. read news >>

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Hoping to keep building on a banner year, Victory Henry is shooting for a title at Super Fight League's sold out American debut on Saturday night. read news >>

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Uriah Hall is on the comeback trail. According to Hall's manager, Audie Attar, the UFC middleweight is hoping to get full medical clearance from doctors this week after breaking his toe during his UFC 175 win over Thiago Santos in July. If all goes to plan, Hall would like to return to the Octagon in December against fellow New Yorker Costas Phillipou. "That's what he wants," Attar said. Hall (9-4) suffered a gruesome right toe injury en route to defeating Santos via unanimous decision. The win read news >>

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In August, MMAFighting.com's Shaun Al-Shatti wrote about how Ukrainian UFC fighter Nikita Krylov won his most recent fight while being heavily distracted by political and humanitarian issues back home. Two months later, according to one of his coaches and agent, Alfredas Lifsicas, Krylov has decided to briefly pause his UFC run while seeking better training conditions elsewhere. "Unfortunately, the situation in Ukraine is really hard," Lifsicas said via e-mail. "We can't put him in any kind of t read news >>

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Opportunity is knocking. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson, was expected to fight fellow division standout, Alexander Gustafsson, in early 2015 with the winner being positioned to challenge Jon Jones -- or Daniel Cormier -- for the 205-pound strap next summer. Then "Rumble" was taken out of the equation (because of this). Hoping to take his place is Blackzilians' team mate Rashad Evans, who has been riding the pine for all of 2014 due to injury read news >>

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