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With the legalization of MMA once again pressing forward in New York, sources say the UFC may be working to put together a 3rd bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir for a Madison Square Garden show this fall. MMA in New York has been little more than a pipe dream for close to two decades, ever since the state ran UFC 12 out of town back in 1997, the state hasn't hosted a pro MMA event. Recent changes in the state government, namely the criminal investigation and arrest of house speaker Sheldon read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has only defended his title once since taking it off Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in 2013, but he's already planning out his legacy in the division. "Me getting that belt was the first goal," Pettis told FOX Sports. "Now it's time to set this legacy in place and make sure people remember my name for a long time. When you look at the lightweight division, the biggest name that sticks out is B.J. Penn. He's an icon and he's been around a long time and he was read news >>

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More rumors in the exit of Burt Watson from the UFC. Word is out that an argument with part of Ronda Rousey's entourage could be behind the UFC and it's event coordinator parting ways. As previously reported, Burt Watson has left the UFC, sometime surrounding the recent UFC 184 PPV. However, no one seems exactly sure as to why. Initially fighters were told he was ill. Later, Mark Munoz fell under the cross hairs of suspicion, that some disagreement between him and Watson triggered Watson's exit. read news >>

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Although a report out of Brazil indicates Anderson Silva will admit to therapeutic PEDs use, he told TMZ Sports he was surprised by his failed drug test results. read news >>

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With UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and top featherweight Cris Cyborg both earning dominating wins this past weekend the inevitable talk of a showdown has been in full force. Rousey defeated No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds in the main event at UFC 184, while Cyborg took just 46 seconds to dispatch Charmaine Tweet at Invicta FC 11. Joining our own Ariel Helwani on Monday's MMA Hour, Rousey's Jiu Jitsu coach Rener Gracie said he believed Cyborg was being given 'more read news >>

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Bellator's spring schedule will include a main event title fight between Brandon Halsey and Kendall Grove, as well as a middleweight debut for former UFC heavyweight Joey Beltran. New Bellator middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will make his first title defense on May 15th in Temecula, California. Halsey will face UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter season 3 winner Kendall Grove in the Bellator 137 main event. Bellator officials confirmed the bout with Sherdog over the weekend. Meanwhile, "Th read news >>

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It looks like another four fighters are going to be looking for fights outside the UFC in the immediate future. The UFC continues to whittle away at their roster. After ballooning it way up over the past couple of years, they've slowly been working to maintain something of an equilibrium, bringing in a few new fighters here and there, releasing a few others to compensate. The days when they were taking on 25 new contracts a month and only cutting five or six appear to be behind us. In this lates read news >>

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As you may have read, UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently had some very lofty praise for women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Prior to her Feb. 28 title defense to Cat Zingano at UFC 184, Rogan said he believed Rousey 'might beat 50 percent' of the men that make up the UFC's male bantamweight division. Well, as you might imagine, not everyone was thrilled with that take. Count UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall among them. Speaking with Rick Lee on Monday, McCall says he needs to have a ch read news >>

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One of the UFC's most recognized figures is apparently out of the organization, and nobody seems quite sure as to why. He's been the UFC's "Babysitter to the Stars" for years. Burt Watson has been the man behind the curtain for most UFC events, keeping fighters on schedule for weigh-ins, walkouts, and everything in-between. Suddenly, in a flash, it appears he's gone. Rumors started spreading early Monday morning that the UFC's event coordintor had quit his job with the promotion, possibly due to read news >>

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One of the UFC's most recognized figures is apparently out of the organization, and nobody seems quite sure as to why. He's been the UFC's "Babysitter to the Stars" for years. Burt Watson has been the man behind the curtain for most UFC events, keeping fighters on schedule for weigh-ins, walkouts, and everything in-between. Suddenly, in a flash, it appears he's gone. Rumors started spreading early Monday morning that the UFC's event coordintor had quit his job with the promotion, possibly due to read news >>

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In October, UFC commentator Joe Rogan said he'd have 'no problem' with Rousey, or any woman for that matter, fighting a man of equal weight. Speaking with ESPN's Dan Lebatard prior to UFC 184, Rogan may have upped the ante just a bit. Asked, essentially, how bad a professional male fighter would need to be for Rousey to beat him in a fight, Rogan says she'd be middle of the pack in the UFC's bantamweight division. "There's a lot of guys her size she could beat," said Rogan. "I mean, a lot. If yo read news >>

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News that former UFC middleweight champion and possibly the greatest mixed martial artist of all time Anderson Silva had failed multiple drug tests surrounding his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz shook the entire sport to its core. But while "The Spider" initially claimed ignorance in relation to the flags, he is changing his tune. According to Brazilian news site UOL (via UFC.com), Silva is planning to admit to his use of banned substances at his hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. A read news >>

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A report coming out of Brazil's Universo Online says that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will admit to his PED use next month at a NAC hearing. Former UFC middleweight champion and MMA legend Anderson Silva has been denying any usage of PEDs after he tested positive for banned substances in his out-of-competition and post-fight drug tests for his UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz. With the next Nevada Athletic Commission hearing looming, Brazilian media site UOL reports that read news >>

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Well this is quite the bombshell Amidst the hoopla of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 184 pay-per-view (PPV) event tonight (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) live from the Staples Center in California (results here), UFC broke the news that former longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva plans on admitting using performance enhancing drugs (PED) in order to heal his broken leg sustained in his fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 168. So much for "always playing clean" Anderson. "The Spider" returned read news >>

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