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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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At this point, Dennis Siver is just hoping that there's somebody standing across from him on Oct. 4 in Stockholm, Sweden. That's because once again there's been an opponent switch. Siver was slated to fight 22-year old Parisian fighter Taylor Lapilus at UFC Fight Night 53, but the Swedish commission has deemed Lapulis an unsuitable opponent to face the accomplished Siver (21-9-1), who has fought 17 times in the UFC against some of the world's best athletes. Lapilus has compiled an 8-1 record sin read news >>

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Mark Hunt is looking to get right back to work. Following his second-round knockout of Roy Nelson on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 52, Hunt told the media that he is injury-free and would like to fight on the Nov. 7 event in Sydney. Problem is, most of the big names in the heavyweight division have either just fought or are booked to fight in the coming months, but that doesn't seem to bother Hunt. "I want to move forward," he said. "I want to move up into the rankings. I want to get a title shot. read news >>

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