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A long and harrowing journey grew even longer on July 5, 2014, when just hours before his against-all-odds return from potentially career-ending heart troubles, UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve suffered a setback that derailed a year's worth of work and worry. The seven-footer, who had been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and leaking aortic valve in August 2013, fainted in the locker room prior to his UFC 175 comeback against Matt Mitrione. Just like that, the feel-good bout was cancelled, and Str read news >>

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For years Mark Hunt has been the MMA world’s lovable tough guy underdog, even as he keeps telling us that what he really wants to be is the best in the world. After his latest KO win, are we ready to start listening?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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An athlete's career is divided up into chapters, and the overall journey is the cumulative sum of all the moving parts. In mixed martial arts, a fighter's path rarely moves in a straight line between points, and the ability to adapt to obstacles and adversity oftentimes dictates both success and longevity. Those who can roll with the proverbial punches and setbacks yet still find marked improvements typically rise above, while those who are unable get swept away in the tides of an unforgiving sp read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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As MMAjunkie Radio makes its debut on SiriusXM today, host/co-founder/director of radio operations “Gorgeous” George Garcia discusses the show’s history, specifically with the satellite radio company.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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Judd Reid, an Australian born martial artis is filming his journey en route to the legendary Kumite, which will be held on October 22nd. Check out the amazing video of his preparation for it. Remember the first time you saw Bloodsport? Jean-Claude Van Damme's portrayal of Frank Dux was the best thing going at the time, and managed to turn many moviegoers into martial arts fans. Part of the magic of that film was the fact that it was based on a supposedly true story. Unfortunately, the veracity o read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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The Ultimate Fighter 20: Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez cast member Heather Jo Clark details how she became a part of the upcoming season of the popular reality show. read news >>

  • a month ago
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The story of how Alexis Vila got to the U.S. and what the journey did to him are details that show his journey shares a common thread with many Cubans who defect, one which necessitates as much understanding as it does compassion. ESPN radio host and columnist - as well as occasional troll - Dan Le Batrard made a compelling argument in defense of surging baseball star Yasiel Puig last season. The Cuban phenom was widely celebrated for his remarkable talents, but condemned by members of the press read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC has signed longtime Japanese regional veteran and bantamweight star, Masanori Kanehara. Not everyone's journey to the UFC is the same and for Masanori Kanehara, that journey was an especially long one. Although no official debut date has been announced (it could be assumed he'll be fighting on the Saitama card) and no opponent has been lined up, the UFC made his signing official last week with the addition of Kanehara to their bantamweight roster. Who is Masanori Kanehara? When I mention read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In part two of the objective retrospective, we reflect on BJ Penn's journey to Japan, and his bout the members of the Gracie family. Was this where Penn lost the allure, or strengthened it? In Part 2 of this trip down memory lane, I'll focus primarily in his detour following his debut, and his time spent in Japan and outside the UFC. Check out Part 1 if you can't read enough about Penn. Fans who weren't familiar with Pride Fighting Championships wouldn't understand the allure of going to Japan i read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Ronda Rousey's journey from interesting novelty act to UFC superstar and champion has been meteoric. She's put women's mixed martial arts on the map, which is good news, but her level of dominance against everyone else isn't doing anyone any favors anymore. The UFC women's bantamweight champion is a great marketing tool to have on late-night talk shows, SportsCenter, Fox Sports and other programs because she's always good for a quote. She's got movie roles to increase her celebrity, starting wit read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Derrick Lewis made his UFC debut in April. It was the first fight on the card, and the crowd had not yet filled into Amway Arena in Orlando. He scored a TKO victory over Jack May, himself a newcomer to the heavyweight division. It was not all that memorable; just a couple of bull figures slapping clay. They were locked in a grappling battle initially -- too much grappling for the bloodthirsty early crowd -- but May went for a takedown and ended up pulling Lewis on top of him. That mistake was th read news >>

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