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Life is a constant churn. There is a constant need to feed the machine. That's just the way it is, and it explains in large part why a lot of the world and its characteristics, both good and bad, can be distilled through MMA. That's what really makes MMA so cool. This is why MMA has such a strong, sustained need to identify new prospects. You need the fresh blood, almost literally. And we here at The Beaten Path admire and salute our combative overlords. Not only do we do that, but we also pay t read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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There are a lot of excellent prospects trying to fight their way into the UFC, but feaw have the resume of California welterweight Max “Pain” Griffin. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Michael Page, one of the most exciting prospects in the Bellator promotion or anywhere else in MMA, has to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Curtis Millender Friday at Bellator 134 due to injury. Ariel Helwani announced the news Monday on his show The MMA Hour, as relayed by Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com. Brennan Ward will replace Page in the welterweight contest. The decisive injury was a cut next to his left eye (Caution: Link contains graphic imagery), which required stitches to clo read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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Much of the MMA prospecting scene takes place outside UFC boundaries. After all, if you've made it to the big show, there's no longer any sport in finding you or touting your success. You've been found, and you've succeeded. Fine. But this line of thought discounts the fact that there are, indeed, prospects under the UFC umbrella. There are young fighters coming up all the time, climbing the ladder of the UFC after climbing those of other companies to get to the UFC. Some of these guys are well- read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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Bellator MMA President Scott Coker believes that Chris Honeycutt is one of the brightest prospects on his roster and singled him out as one to watch on tonight at Bellator 133.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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One of the best US based featherweight prospects in the world is on his way to the UFC. As they say, one door closes, another door opens. A door may have closed for Thiago Tavares, with his announced injury, but a new one has opened for featherweight sensation Levan Makashvili. Tavares reportedly injured his left knee in training, marking his third bout scrapped due to injury since dropping to 145 in early 2014. Makashvili will make his UFC debut on just under two week's notice against Nik Lentz read news >>

  • a month ago
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T.P. Grant runs down some of his favorite Featherweight prospects that didn't quite make the Top 10 list, including Arnold Allen, ADCC medalist Justin Rader, and BJJ luminary Ryan Hall. As Zane and I have been frequently pointing out, the Featherweight division has a huge amount talent coming up and a Top Ten list, even with our tie for the number two slot, couldn't come close to containing the number of noteworthy fighters we scouted. Zane and I have split the 21 fighters we still want to cover read news >>

  • a month ago
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The finish line has been crossed. The "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series is coming to a close. We left off with the flyweights, but now it's time for a whole new gender. The women of MMA have attained more recognition recently due to their inclusion in the UFC. Stars like Ronda Rousey have carved a path for the 135ers, and the 115ers were quick to follow into the company thanks to The Ultimate Fighter 20. The women's roster of the UFC could use some extra faces at this point, as depth is the read news >>

  • a month ago
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We're back! The "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series is in its second-to-last installment. We left off with the bantamweights and now move on to the flyweights. The flyweights are one of the newest additions to the UFC roster and have been a fine addition at that. They consistently put on great fights, and the division is quickly becoming stacked with contenders. The weight class is under the rule of Demetrious Johnson, but many young competitors are jockeying for position in the division. Guy read news >>

  • a month ago
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We left off with the featherweights. It's time for the "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series to continue—this time with the bantamweights. The bantamweight division is stacked with prospects. The weight class has some great fighters, but it could use some new guys to keep the talent pool full. A ton of bantamweights would have made this list, but the UFC has already snagged them. This includes Cody Garbrandt, Rob Font, Yuta Sasaki and Michinori Tanaka. With that, let's take a look at five banta read news >>

  • a month ago
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We left off with the lightweights. It's now time for the featherweights. That's right, the Prospects the UFC Should Sign series is back with a vengeance. The featherweight division has recently become one of the deepest divisions in the UFC. Jose Aldo is the champion, but there is a seemingly endless stream of challengers in his way. Jim Alers and Brian Ortega are two guys who would have made the list, but they were signed by the UFC in the past year. That shows the UFC is intent on replenishing read news >>

  • a month ago
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Zane Simon & T.P. Grant are once again joined by Sherdog's Patrick Wyman to examine the the world of prospects in MMA. read news >>

  • a month ago
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We let off last time with the welterweights. Now, the "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series moves onto the lightweight division. The lightweight division is a shark tank that is stacked with talent from top to bottom. Anthony Pettis is the champion, but he is always in danger of guys like Rafael dos Anjos, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone, among others, coming for his title. The UFC has always focused on keeping that the lightweight division stacked. In fact, the UFC signed a lot of guys read news >>

  • a month ago
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It's time to explore another edition of prospects the UFC Should Sign. We last left off with the light heavyweights. Now it's time to look at the middleweights. The middleweight division has seen enormous competition emerge in the title reign of Chris Weidman. Guys are coming out of the woodwork to challenge for the title, from Vitor Belfort to Ronaldo Souza to Yoel Romero. New faces are emerging in the upper part of the division. Prospects are starting to develop and threaten the old landscape read news >>

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