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Get the latest SB Nation rankings as we try to answer an elusive question: who is the best pound for pound fighter on the planet today? Our latest rankings check in with the SB Nation panel is the always controversial Pound for Pound rankings. As a reminder, the rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania's Alex Giardini and Thomas Myers, and Bloody Elbow's Dallas Winson and myself, Fraser Coffeen. In the wa read news >>

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There are plenty of familiar faces at the top of the new SB Nation pound-for-pound rankings poll. Jon Jones? Yeah, the UFC light heavyweight champion has been a lock at No. 1 ever since Anderson Silva fell from his throne. While there are all sorts of questions about the champ's mental space outside the cage these days, few people worth taking seriously dispute his spot inside. After defeating Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, Jones is once again a unanimous pick atop the SB Nation pound-for-pound poll read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Many questions remain around Jon Jones in the wake of the past week, in which he tested positive for cocaine metabolites in an out-of-competition drug test, checked himself into rehab, then checked out a day later. One thing that no one sane questions, however, is his hold over the light heavyweight division. So much has gone down since UFC 182 that it almost seems easy to forget that Jones put on a masterful performance against his toughest foe, beating a game Daniel Cormier four rounds to one read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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There was no UFC, Bellator, or WSOF this past weekend, but RFA 22 took place featuring a main event with Chidi Njokuani and Gilbert Smith. In addition, the Polaris Pro Jiu-Jitsu Invitational featured top talent like Kit Dale, Keenan Cornelius, Dean Lister, Garry Tonon, Marcin Held and more. Last, but certainly not least, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison headlined the first Roc Nation boxing event on Fox Sports 1. This is episode 6. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Get the latest SB Nation rankings at Heavyweight as we try to determine who's better: Junior dos Santos or Fabricio Werdum. Wrap up the year with more rankings! Here is the Heavyweight Top 10 courtesy of the SB Nation panel. The rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania's Alex Giardini and Thomas Myers, and Bloody Elbow's Dallas Winson and myself, Fraser Coffeen. Heavyweight has a clear, consensus #1 king read news >>

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Stream or download Wednesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio, which saw hosts “Gorgeous” George and Goze taking calls from Junkie Nation to talk about the latest news in MMA during a special Christmas Eve episode.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio read news >>

  • a month ago
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Fabricio Werdum has a shiny gold belt that tells him he's next in the UFC's heavyweight pecking order behind champion Cain Velasquez. Junior dos Santos has a UFC track record dating back to 2008 which makes the case he's the second-best heavyweight out there. So who has the stronger claim? Werdum, the UFC interim heavyweight champ, has won five straight fights and eight of his past nine. That nine-fight stretch includes his legendary submission win over Fedor Emelianenko, his dominant win over T read news >>

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Take a look at the SB Nation rankings for the 170 pound Welterweight division, featuring Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald, and more. As 2014 comes to a close, now is a good time to take stock and look at the top 10. Here, a look at the Welterweight Top 10 courtesy of the SB Nation panel. The rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania's Alex Giardini and Thomas Myers, and Bloody Elbow's Dallas read news >>

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Under normal circumstances, the question of which fighter deserves the next shot at Anthony Pettis' UFC lightweight title would seem pretty much cut-and-dried. Rafael dos Anjos has been on a fine run over the past three years, winning eight of his past nine fights, with the most recent win a one-sided victory over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13. But then there's the matter of that loss, which was to the American Kickboxing Academy's Khabib Nurmagomedov, a unanimous decision back on April 19. Not onl read news >>

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Does former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks deserve an immediate trilogy fight against the man who lifted his title by the slimmest of margins at UFC 181, Robbie Lawler? Or should the UFC move forward with its original plan to give Rory MacDonald the next title shot? Those are the questions upon which the entire welterweight division will hinge in 2015 (Okay, and also whether former champion Georges St-Pierre returns). Proponents of an immediate Hendricks rematch note that after 10 rou read news >>

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Without question, a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor would be not only the biggest bout that could be made in the division, but also one of the biggest at any weight class. An Aldo-McGregor tilt could fill a stadium in Brazil or Ireland. As for whether McGregor is actually the most worthy contender at 145 pounds at the moment? Well, that's a different story. The answer appears to be "The Answer." Frankie Edgar, the former lightweight champion and the only U read news >>

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UFC flyweight Louis Smolka spoke to SB Nation about the dreaded kilograms-to-pounds conversion that apparently caused confusion over whether or not he made weight prior to his win over Richie Vaculik. read news >>

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Bloody Elbow concludes its preseason ranking of the nation's top 12 NCAA wrestling teams with the first place entry, Ohio State. A couple months ago I gave an interview with SB Nation's own Ohio State blog, Land Grant Holy Land, where I explained that I couldn't pick The Ohio State (TOSU) to win an NCAA wrestling championship in 2015. I reasoned that while TOSU had the most talent in the country, they didn't have enough proven winners on the NCAA level. Only two of their wrestlers have ever plac read news >>

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Bloody Elbow continues its preseason ranking of the nation's top twelve NCAA wrestling programs. In this entry: second-ranked Minnesota. J Robinson, the head coach of the University of Minnesota's wrestling program, is a tough hombre. A couple seasons ago, he coached an entire season with only one knee. I'm not talking about one healthy knee; I literally mean he only had one knee joint. Something strange happened with a knee replacement operation, doctors removed Robinson's knee, but were unable read news >>

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