PHOENIX -- Nate Diaz's return to the limelight got off to a precarious start, as the popular and outspoken UFC lightweight was a noticeably absent presence from Wednesday's UFC on FOX 13 open workouts event at Phoenix's U.S. Airways Center. As one of the four featured fighters on the Dec. 13 card, Diaz (17-9) was scheduled to appear at the fan event alongside headliners Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic, and upcoming opponent, Rafael dos Anjos. All three other fighters showed. Diaz was expected read news >>
The UFC's lightweight division is one of the most competitive weight classes in the promotion and it has found a new contender in Bobby Green. The red-hot Green made his debut at UFC 156 and is on a four-fight win streak, holding victories over Josh Thomson and Pat Healy. The former Strikeforce fighter has marveled competitors and fans alike with his impressive footwork, head movement and pin-point striking. Despite beating Thomson in a close contest, the American Kickboxing Academy product sits read news >>
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UFC bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw spoke to MMA Fighting's E. Casey Leydon ahead of his UFC 173 title bout opposite Renan Barao on a range of topics including how he felt when he got the news he'd be fighting Barao, training with coach Duane Ludwig, mimicking Barao when his Team Alpha Male teammates fought the Brazilian and why he believes he's ready for the big stage. read news >>
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The other day, I had a cool water sandwich and a Sunday-go-to-meeting bun. Bow bow bow. Whaddaya want for nothing? A meeeeaaaat biscuit? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Michael Bisping is no stranger to Ranger Up. The clothing company, according to its official website, "makes shirts for the military and the patriotic Americans who love the men and women of the Armed Forces." In addition, it has a history of sponsoring veterans, including Jorge Rivera, who lost to Bis read news >>
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has come a long way in just a few years. read news >>
Even if the featherweight tournament final between Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev had gone off without issue, it would’ve been hard to trump the performance put on by Jessica Eye against Zoila Frausto Gurgel in the opener of the televised card for Bellator 83 in Atlantic City, N.J. read news >>
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Jesse Ronson believes it's time to take the next step up in his career, and that begins with an impressive fight at Score FS 5 on Saturday night. read news >>
James Te Huna will get his chance to shine in the limelight on Wednesday night as he faces the returning Joey Beltran at UFC on Fuel TV 4.
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It's bland, it's cramped, and it's home for Justin Wilcox.
The Strikeforce lightweight sleeps on a bunk bed in a room above American Kicboxing Academy as he prepares to meet Rodrigo Damm in tonight's Showtime-televised main event of Strikeforce Challengers 15.
The room is 7 feet by 10 feet, has a TV on the wall, and is piled with various odds and ends. "It's kind of like when Rocky gets isolated in Russia," Wilcox told MMAjunkie.com.
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ROSEMEAD, Calif. - After months of buildup, during a pre-event press
conference promoting UFC 121, it finally hit Jake Shields that he's
actually in the UFC.
Sandwiched between Tito Ortiz and Brock Lesnar in the lobby of the Walt
Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, he realized he'd reached a milestone
after 11 years in professional fighting.
"It feels great to finally be here," he said.
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