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Surprise! Chael Sonnen thinks Conor McGregor is good at self promotion, and Raphael Assuncao isn't. Chael Sonnen recently launched his podcast called "You're Welcome!" and one of the interesting topics he tackled is about the ability of fighters to sell fights. He criticized Assuncao specifically for not being able to promote himself properly. Transcript via Fighters Only: "I watched [Raphael] Assuncao - I know Assuncao, he's a very nice guy and one heck of a fighter - they give him an interview read news >>

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That's not much of a surprise. Sometimes, to get yourself noticed in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), you have to step outside of the box, or in this case, the Octagon. Because sometimes, not always, wins simply aren't enough to get you to where you want to be in the sport. Case in point, Conor McGregor. The brash Irishman burst onto the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scene just a year ago and a half ago, and he already has media attention other longtime veterans can only hope for. T read news >>

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Urijah Faber says he's not too excited about a potential bout against fellow top contender Raphael Assuncao. Urijah Faber is currently ranked as the 3rd best bantamweight, but he's in a bit of a 'weird' spot in the division. The only fighters ranked above Faber are Dominick Cruz, who is set to face his teammate in Dillashaw, and Renan Barao, who he has already lost to twice already. As for the next 5 guys that are lower ranked, Faber has already beat them all, leaving him in an awkward spot as h read news >>

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So who does "The California Kid" fight next? Urijah Faber admits that his situation, as far as where he stands in the current bantamweight landscape, is a bit "weird." "The California Kid" sits at No. 3 in the current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings (see them here ). The only people ahead of him are three men he knows all too well in bitter rival Dominick Cruz (No 2.), Renan Barao (No. 1) and the champion, T.J. Dillashaw, who happens to be Faber's friend and training partner. Which read news >>

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Veteran Urijah Faber is the first to acknowledge he's in an odd spot in the UFC's bantamweight division. "It's a little weird right now when you look at the list," the former WEC featherweight champion told MMAFighting.com. At the top of the list, of course, is champion T.J. Dillashaw, who trains at Faber's Team Alpha Male gym in Sacramento. Former champion Dominick Cruz will be Dillashaw's next opponent. Faber is ranked No. 3 behind Dillashaw and Cruz. Directly underneath him is Rafael Assuncao read news >>

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Raphael Assuncao is riding the longest winning streak among active non-UFC champions inside the Octagon, but that might not be enough for him to earn his shot at the bantamweight championship. Days before Assuncao’s unanimous decision victory over Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax, Canada, it was announced that former champion Dominick Cruz would be the next in line against 135-pound kingpin T.J. Dillashaw, and the Brazilian kind of expected that. "I had mixed feelings about this si read news >>

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Becasue as the Brazilan bomber alluded to, there was nothing much he could've done to match or outdo "The Dominator's" UFC 178 performance. For the longest time, Raphael Assuncao has been pleading for his shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight title. He almost got it back at UFC 173 earlier this year, but a rib injury prevented him for taking the last-minute bout against Renan Barao. Since he owns the longest win streak in the 135-pound weight class, is the No. 4 ranked fi read news >>

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Raphael Assuncao is doing his part to earn a shot at the UFC bantamweight title. He just needs the rest of the division to do the same.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

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Raphael Assuncao looks back at his win over Bryan Caraway on Saturday night and ahead to what's next. read news >>

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The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by on Monday's show. 1:00 p.m. -- Nova Scotia's Chris Kelades will talk about beating Patrick Holohan on just five days' notice at UFC Fight Night Halifax on Saturday night. 1:25 p.m -- Coach Firas Zahabi will discuss Rory MacDonald's win over Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday night. 1:45 p.m -- Glory kickboxer Joe Schilling will talk about switching over to MMA to fight Melvin Manhoef in Bellator on Nov. 15. 2:05 p.m. -- H read news >>

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For more numbers behind the UFC’s latest trip north of the U.S. border, here are 30 post-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 54. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Close, but no "Lightning." While Raphael Assuncao would have needed a miracle to leapfrog Dominick Cruz in the 135-pound title hunt, the crafty Brazilian reaffirmed his place as No. 2 behind "The Dominator" by turning away submission ace Bryan Caraway at the UFC Fight Night 54 mixed martial arts (MMA) event last night (Sat., Oct. 4, 2014) on FOX Sports 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (recap here). The win marked his seventh straight and considering he already holds a victory over 135-pound cha read news >>

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At UFC Fight Night 54, top 10 bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway scrapped for three rounds last night (Sat., Oct. 4, 2014) on FOX Sports 1 inside the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Caraway aggressively pursued Assuncao for the entire fight, but the Brazilian proved to be the better man across three rounds. Find out how below! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway battled in pursuit of a title shot last night (Sat., read news >>

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The UFC's first appearance in Halifax was one to remember for the fans of Atlantic Canada, as UFC Fight Night 54 provided plenty of hometown flavor and a few wild finishes. Saturday's co-main event pitted top-flight bantamweight contenders Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway against each other, with a place at the front of the line possibly at stake. What We'll Remember About This Fight Caraway wasn't badly outclassed by a guy whom many have pegged to fight for the title in his next bout. He was read news >>

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