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With so many moving parts in play, luck can have a huge role in the success or failure of a mixed martial arts fighter.
Think about all the things that have to line up. You have to avoid injuries. You need to link up with the right training camp. You need favorable opponents. You need a functional promotion. You need good management. You need to stay strong against distractions and diversions. And this is to say nothing about the, you know, actual fight.
Here are five fighters who, for some comb read news >>
UFC President Dana White thinks a huge announcement about adding a familiar face to his women's bantamweight division is forthcoming in the next few weeks. Speaking to a slew of media at the UFC Fight Night 48 post-fight press conference, White said he's "close" to signing women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano after months of ongoing negotiations (per MMA Fighting). 'Yeah it's complicated, but I think we're close. I think we're close ... I don't know. I had plans, but now I don't know,' White said abo read news >>
Rafael dos Anjos pulled off a huge upset Saturday night with his first-round TKO over former lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
Dos Anjos was ranked No. 5 in the division going into the fight, and Henderson was ranked No. 1. This win is sure to move dos Anjos up in the rankings, possibly into the top three.
Dos Anjos finds himself in a difficult position now, as there are few fighters ranked higher than him that he could fight next. He will likely have to face an opponent ranked lower in the read news >>
Christos Giagos has quietly amassed a 9-2 record, and on Friday has a huge opportunity before him, as he faces Dakota Cochrane for the RFA lightweight championship. read news >>
On Aug. 12, Jon Jones poured a huge bucket of ice water on the MMA community when he pulled out of his UFC 178 grudge match with Daniel Cormier. Unfortunately, no associated charity dollars appear to be forthcoming. Only sadness.
This was supposed to be the biggest fight of 2014. Easy. The best fighter in the world in Jones against arguably one of the top light heavyweights on earth with the bona fides to beat him. Also, they really, really don't like each other, as evidenced by the constant tra read news >>
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has a huge grudge match coming up against Daniel Cormier at UFC 178 next month, but he has already expressed an interest in a superfight for the future. Speaking with Sherdog, "Bones" explained that he'd love an opportunity to square off with UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman.
Check out his response when asked if he'd be interested in an opportunity to fight Weidman in New York's Madison Square Garden—in the event that MMA gets sanctioned.
"Oh, man, I read news >>
Now that it appears that Chael Sonnen will compete at Metamoris 4 on Saturday, it’s worth pointing out what an enormous underdog he will be heading into his main event against Andre Galvao. read news >>
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LAS VEGAS -- Matt Serra and Ray Longo, the coaches of Chris Weidman and Eddie Gordon, discuss this upcoming weekend's title defense against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, Serra's biceps, and much more. read news >>
UFC 176 received a huge blow tonight as Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defense against Chad Mendes in the main event.
More bad Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) news.
UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo has suffered an injury and will be unable to defend his 145-pound title against Chad Mendes at UFC 176, which takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2014.
No official statement was released from the promotion y read news >>
Kountermove brings Bloody Elbow readers a HUGE $500 tourney for UFC 175
The event of the summer is almost upon us and MMA fans can finally a card worth the price of the PPV. UFC 175 has several good match-ups, including two title bouts featuring some of the brightest stars in the sport. Ronda Rousey vs Alexis Davis and Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida will be your main and co-main events, and the return of heavyweight attraction, Stefan Struve will also happen on the main card.
As always, anytime read news >>