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Undefeated at 37 years old, boxing's pound-for-pound king revealed Tuesday his plans to call it a career. Speaking with media members following his arrival to the MGM Grand for fight week, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he intends to retire in September 2015. Mayweather will finish out his current six-fight, $200 million contract with Showtime and CBS, completing the fourth fight on his deal Saturday when he defends his welterweight world title to Marcos Maidana. "I only got two more fights left (aft read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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This Saturday, boxing fans could quite possibly witness the first Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s final three fights. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua has never been able to replicate the same success in the Octagon that he had in the Pride ring, but he still plans to keep fighting on despite a 1-3 record in his past four fights. As it turns out, he's doing so against the wishes of two very important women in his life: his wife and his mother. Appearing on Brazilian TV show Agora e Tarde last week (h/t Fighters Only), "Shogun" explained that he still has plenty of gas in the tank at 32 years o read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Must be a Brazilian thing. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Mauricio Rua will return to the cage later this year when he faces Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 56 (details), which takes place at Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8, 2014. And his family is not happy about it (via MMA Fighting): "My mother asks me ‘you really have to fight?'" Rua told TV show "Agora é Tarde" in Brazil on Wednesday, "and I say that's my job, mom." read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Mauricio Rua’s run in the UFC hasn’t been an easy one, and the former UFC light heavyweight champion needs to answer questions about retirement every month -- and those questions are not coming from the media. "Shogun" returns to the Octagon on Nov. 8 against Jimi Manuwa, but his family constantly asks his to stop fighting. "My mother asks me ‘you really have to fight?’" Rua told TV show "Agora é Tarde" in Brazil on Wednesday, "and I say that’s my job, mom." Rua entered the UFC in 2007 with a 16 read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo's MMA career seems to be in freefall. The coach who led him to a wrestling championship at the Beijing games, Terry Brands, weighs in on why Cejudo may be struggling, and how he can change. Henry Cejudo is an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, prodigiously gifted, charismatic and should become a huge star in the UFC's lightest weight class, where drawing power is dearly needed. Sadly it appears that Cejudo's chance at a UFC championship run is wither read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Bethe Correia’s brilliant decision to target the Four Horsewomen after beating Jessamyn Duke earlier this year got her a fight with another Ronda Rousey’s teammate Shayna Baszler, and a second-round TKO victory made the UFC bantamweight champion ask to fight her. "I’m really happy with my win and my performance. I pleased the crowd, and that’s what matters to me," Correia told MMAFighting.com after her win over Baszler at UFC 177 in Sacramento. "It was an exciting fight. I also pleased Dana Whit read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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Bethe Correia wants the fight. Ronda Rousey wants the fight. Not so fast, says UFC President Dana White. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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So much for those unemployment rumors. Mark Hunt recently sent fight fans into a bit of a frenzy after he published a cryptic tweet implying that he was no longer employed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After Dana White put an end to the panic by confirming that "Super Samoan" had not been cut, Hunt went on to blame a lack of carbs for his sporadic tweet. Now, fans can rejoice as they can look forward to seeing the heavy-handed heavyweight inside the Octagon for a few more fights, as h read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s mixed martial arts career is coming to an end. The former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion, who built a 34-9-1 (1 no-contest) record since his MMA debut in 1999, announced his plans to retire from the sport by the end of 2015. Coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his 46-fight career, "Minotauro" plans to fulfill his UFC contract and move on. "I know I won’t fight forever," Nogueira told Ag. Fight. "I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautifu read news >>

  • a month ago
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Krzysztof Soszynski retired: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight calls it quits after 38 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights, citing memory loss after a brutal knockout at UFC 140 in late 2011. read news >>

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