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The fan-favorite heavyweight isn't intimidated to be fighting for the UFC interim title, he's just focused on losing 40 something pounds in time for the fight. UFC Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez is injured and can't fight at UFC 180 in Mexico City. Instead the UFC has tapped a most unlikely Cinderella, contender Mark Hunt. Hunt will fight Fabricio Werdum for the interim heavyweight title. Hunt, a 40-year-old veteran of the K1 kickboxing promotion who once fought Fedor Emelianenko for the Pride read news >>

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Mark Hunt may need a miracle. While the heavyweight slugger didn't hesitate to accept an interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum in the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Nov. 15 in Mexico, thanks to an untimely injury to reigning division kingpin Cain Velasquez, the 302-pound "Super Samoan" has just over three weeks to lose 37 pounds. The good news is, he's already done it once before, after struggling with his extra baggage last month in Japan. But assuming he gets to where he needs read news >>

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Mark Hunt got the call he's been waiting for on Tuesday morning -- the call to ask if he'd like to fight for the UFC heavyweight title. By now you know the details: A knee injury forced Cain Velasquez out of UFC 180, leading to a UFC interim heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Hunt getting booked for Nov. 15 in Mexico City. Hunt told MMAFighting.com he didn't think twice when he got the call, despite the fact that he'll only get a little over three weeks to prepare for the bigges read news >>

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With the UFC now making millions of dollars, it's only fair that the fighters get a piece of the pie, according to Jose Aldo. The UFC featherweight champ, who is slated to defend his title on Saturday against Chad Mendes, spoke once again on the topic of fighter pay in an interview with Ivan Raupp of Combate.com (h/t Fernando Arbex of Bloody Elbow). "I've seen this happening in the past, athletes were highly valued, and the company was not that big. Today, the company is very large and athletes read news >>

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By the time Dec. 20 rolls around, 21 months will have passed between fights for UFC veteran Dan Miller, the older brother of lightweight warhorse Jim Miller. Certainly the elder Miller is no stranger to miracles -- his four-and-a-half-year-old son, Dan Jr., persevered through a kidney transplant to survive polycystic kidney disease -- but for dad, this latest comeback is no small miracle itself. Much like record-breaking NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, escalating neck issues forced Miller to und read news >>

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If anybody knows about making the most of opportunities, it’s Daniel Cormier, the man who on Monday was announced as the new co-host of the television show UFC Tonight. Cormier will now sit alongside Kenny Florian on the weekly show, which airs Wednesdays on FOX Sports 1. And he came into the gig in large part because the previous co-host, Chael Sonnen, was fired after the very public UFC 175 drug test fallout. Cormier, who had filled in on guest spots and on other FOX platforms before, stood ou 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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A new heavyweight and a new middleweight are making their way to the UFC ranks. The UFC doesn't pick up big men that often. So, it's always something of suprrise to hear of a new heavyweigh coming to the Zuffa Ranks. That's what we've got with the announced signing of Jared Cannonier. As reported by MMAJunkie, he's set to face Shawn Jordan at UFC 182 on January 3rd. Joining Cannonier will be new middleweight Jake Collier. His signing was also reported by MMAJunkie, and has since been confirmed b read news >>

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Bruno Pucci is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt and No Gi Grappling World Champion who made an explosive start to his mixed martial arts (MMA) career with three straight submission wins, but discovered the hard way that competing inside the cage is very different to being on the mat after he was knocked out in his most recent fight. The Brazilian was on the receiving end of a brutal overhand right followed by a soccer kick from Major Overall at ONE FC: "Honor & Glory" but he will be making read news >>

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UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant revealed that his recovery from concussion is going slower than anticipated, and that he has no timetable set for his return. At one point in time, T.J. Grant was expected to be the latest Canadian to work his way towards a title shot in the UFC. Sixteen months later, he is no closer to earning that coveted shot at the 155-pound championship. Following his KO win over Gray Maynard in May 2013, Grant was slotted to meet then-champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 but an i read news >>

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Heavyweight Todd Duffee discusses making his return to the UFC after a two-year injury hiatus at UFC 181. read news >>

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