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Mark Hunt’s mission to Mexico wasn’t ideal; he was traveling 20 hours by plane from his native New Zealand to fight Fabricio Werdum at high altitude on three week’s notice, and he had nearly 40 pounds of weight to cut in the interstices. If there were moments of exaltation in the fight, they came when -- under that set of ridiculous circumstances -- he nearly pulled off a heist anyway. As improbable as it was, there were brief instances when Hunt looked primed to become the interim heavyweight c read news >>

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Luke Rockhold is on a mission to earn a shot at the middleweight championship. With performances like the one he gave at UFC Fight Night 55, Rockhold won't have to wait much longer. In Friday's main event in Australia, Rockhold became the first fighter to make Michael Bisping—who hadn't tapped in 31 prior appearances—submit. An accidental headbutt in the opening moments opened a Bisping cut on his left brow. While the cut appeared to be bothering Bisping, Rockhold was clearly the better man in t read news >>

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Wanderlei Silva has again lashed out the UFC and its treatment of fighters, reiterating his desire to accept the role of instigating change. read news >>

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As local authorities in Mission Viejo, CA try and resolve the standoff between police and Jason Miller, ex-Bellator matchmaker Sam Caplan reveals that 'Mayhem' was nearly on Bellator's roster just a few months ago. MMA veteran Jason Miller was in a standoff with police in front of his house in Mission Viejo earlier today. After live-tweeting some of what transpired while barricaded inside his home, Miller was arrested without incident. He was wanted for alleged stalking as well as his 2nd case o read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Mission statement of the Oklahoma Athletic Commission: "To protect, maintain, and improve the safety and welfare of the participants of professional boxing, wrestling, and kickboxing, as well as the general public." Maybe by "welfare" they meant food stamps? Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Roan Carneiro accomplished one of the most difficult feats in all of combat sports, and that's beat three men in one night en route to capturing the BattleGrounds MMA welterweight tournament last Fri read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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The mission to prove he's the best lightweight fighter on the planet is one Eddie Alvarez has been on since the day he first stepped foot inside the cage. While there have been titles and championship reigns on smaller stages around the sport, the Philadelphia native's distance from the Octagon has kept the stamp of recognition as the best 155-pound fighter in the world at bay. Where unofficial labels are always up for debate, the validation that comes from competing under the UFC banner is a re read news >>

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Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza is on a mission to bring the middleweight championship back to Brazil. On Friday, the former Strikeforce titleholder submitted Gegard Mousasi. The victory improved Jacare's UFC record to 4-0, putting him at the front of the line for a shot at the winner of a December championship bout between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. Sitting at No. 4 among 185-pound contenders heading into UFC Fight Night 50, Souza did his best to improve his positioning. Was it enough to surpass f read news >>

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Benson Henderson is on a mission to regain the lightweight championship, and Rafael dos Anjos is the next opponent in his way. Since losing his belt to Anthony Pettis in August 2013, Henderson has beaten Josh Thomson and Rustam Khabilov. On Saturday against dos Anjos, the former titleholder will look to make it three in a row within 12 months. That likely wouldn't be enough to earn Henderson a title shot, but it would put him one stop closer to regaining his spot atop the 155-pound division. Qui read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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When a fighter believes they have something to prove, it is the type of motivation that has the potential to bring something special out of them. There is no shortage of that fuel where Mike Ricci is concerned and he's fiercely determined to show who he is as a fighter. In the Canadian fighter's mind, a dominant next chapter will serve to silence the ghosts of the previous one, even though he knows what has been done in the past can never be undone. That said, the 28-year-old Quebec native is ai read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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And "The Great" may need divine intervention to avoid the ZUFFA chopping block ... again. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Nate Marquardt dropped down to the welterweight division in 2012, finding early success against Tyron Woodley in Strikeforce. But the thrill of victory would soon give way to the agony of defeat, and "The Great" was anything but in the three fights that followed. Now he's back at 185 pounds, because that's where God wants him to be. "I just feel like that's read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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From the moment he hit the UFC scene, Conor McGregor has been on a mission to draw attention and elevate his status at the highest level of mixed martial arts. The outspoken Irishman has been a force of nature as he's used interviews and multiple platforms across social media to tout his talents and take shots at the upper echelon of the featherweight ranks. The 25-year-old has traded barbs with a multitude of fighters from across the UFC roster, but has consistently taken aim at those who curre read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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C.B. Dollaway is on a mission to break into the top 10 of the middleweight division, and he's looking for the quickest route possible. The Ultimate Fighter alum picked up a big wave of momentum last weekend by going down to Brazil and derailing highly touted prospect Cezar Ferreira, and less than a week later, "The Doberman" already has his next opponent lined up. On Friday afternoon, the UFC UK announced via Twitter (per the MMA Fighting Newswire) that the Power MMA fighter will face surging co read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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C.B. Dollaway is on a mission to break into the top 10 of the middleweight division, and he's looking for the quickest route possible. The Ultimate Fighter alum picked up a big wave of momentum last weekend by going down to Brazil and derailing highly touted prospect Cezar Ferreira, and less than a week later, "The Doberman" already has his next opponent lined up. On Friday afternoon, the UFC UK announced via Twitter (per the MMA Fighting Newswire) that the Power MMA fighter will face surging co read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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NATAL, Brazil – While opponent Scott Jorgensen believes it was a head butt that rocked him moments before he was choked out by [autotag]Jussier Formiga[/autotag], the Brazilian flyweight isn't so convinced. "I don't think it was a head butt," Formiga told MMAjunkie in his native Portuguese. read news >>

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