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Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar faces Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 57 with a potential rematch with Jose Aldo on the line. read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, one of the most notable members of Milwaukee's Roufusport fight camp, is defending team founder Jeffrey "Duke" Roufus in the aftermath of the death of one his fellow gym goers. Ever since the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article about the death of Dennis Munson, Jr., a Roufusport amateur kickboxer, in March, former Roufusport team members have lashed out against the coaching methods of the gym, per Bloody Elbow. On Wednesday, "Showtime" did an read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is preparing for his title defense against Gilbert Melendez, but was recently faced with questions surrounding a teammates death. read news >>

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Undefeated lightweight Gilbert Burns will take some time off MMA to get back to his jiu-jitsu roots. Fresh off a submission victory over Christos Giagos at UFC 179 in Brazil, "Durinho" will put on the gi to meet fellow jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Lo at Copa Podio on Nov. 22 in Rio de Janeiro. But there’s a catch. Unlike Metamoris, where grapplers battle in 20-minute matches, Burns and Lo will grapple until one taps. It could be over in one minute or in one hour, and that’s what makes "Durin read news >>

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Duke Roufus and the environment at his Roufusport gym have been surrounded by controversy ever since the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel released an investigative piece on the death of kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr. read news >>

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UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defends longtime coach Duke Roufus from the recent accusations levelled against him. After details began to arise regarding Denis Munson Jr., a Roufusport kickboxer who died hours after making his amateur debut at Duke Roufus' American Fighting Championship promotion last March, several notable fighters began to air their grievances about the now-controversial coach and his allegedly brutal coaching staff. However, several of the top fighters at Roufusport read news >>

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Roufusport star pupil and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has managed to avoid being roped into much of the controversy surrounding his camp this week. After the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published its investigation into the death of 24-year-old amateur Roufusport kickboxer Denis Munson Jr., the camp's patriarch, Duke Roufus, has come under fire by several high-profile former students over his coaching methods. Just weeks out from making his Dec. 2 title defense to Gilbert Melendez at U read news >>

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Former UFC lightweight champion and current 145-pound contender Frankie Edgar believes Conor McGregor's grappling chops haven't been tested yet, and he won't worry about the surging contender until that happens. During yesterday's edition of UFC Tonight, "The Answer" said he is focused on his UFC Fight Night 57 headlining bout with Cub Swanson on Saturday, which many believe is an unofficial featherweight title eliminator bout. While Edgar said he's unsure who will get the next crack at 145-poun read news >>

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UFC Fight Night 57 on Saturday will be headlined by former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and former WEC contender Cub Swanson. Both men will be looking to earn a rematch with 145-pound titleholder Jose Aldo by winning this weekend. He's only appeared twice since his first bout with Aldo, but Edgar gave the Brazilian champion one of his more competitive contests. With a win over former 155-pound titleholder BJ Penn in his latest outing, Edgar has reinserted himself into the featherweight tit read news >>

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MMA mans might want to tune into Bobby Green's showdown with Edson Barboza this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 57, because it may be the last time Green steps inside the Octagon. Posting on his Facebook page (h/t to Bloody Elbow, r/mma), the surging lightweight contender hinted he might be walking away from the sport. "This might be my last fight thinking about retirement #tired," read the post. It would be a shocking move considering Green is undefeated (4-0) inside the Octagon and is riding read news >>

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UFC lightweight Bobby Green suggested on his Facebook page that he is contemplating retirement following his UFC Fight Night: Austin match-up against Edson Barboza. Just days away from a pivotal lightweight contest in Austin, Texas, Bobby Green is contemplating retirement from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Green, who is scheduled to meet Edson Barboza in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Austin, surprised many fans and pundits when he posted a quick status on his Facebook page (via r/mma) read news >>

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