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In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss the class-action lawsuit against the UFC, and fans’ tendency to side with management over labor in pro sports disputes.Filed under: News, (...) read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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Mac Danzig and Cody McKenzie are going after each other over the UFC's treatment of fighters. The recent UFC lawsuit has touched a lot of nerves for fighters. Some are eager to jump in on criticism of their former (or current) promotion, others are rushing to defend it. Michael Bisping categorized the plaintiffs in the UFC lawsuit as "disgruntled ex-fighters" whose "careers didn't pan out." It's the kind of issue that is quickly causing a lot of division in the fight community. Most recently, re read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Former UFC fighter Cody McKenzie officially retired from MMA on Thursday following his KO loss at M-1 Challenge 54/ACB 12. Following a disappointing first round KO loss to Fight Club Berkut standout Beslan Isaev, Cody McKenzie has officially retired from MMA competition. McKenzie finishes his career with a 15-6 record in professional competition and a 3-4 run during his tenure with the UFC. He also ends his career on a two-fight losing streak. I'm done fighting I would call it retiring but I nev read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Cody "The AK Kid" McKenzie (15-6) retired from the sport of mixed martial arts Thursday evening. The former The Ultimate Fighter competitor and UFC lightweight/featherweight was 2-3 in his past five contests, most recently losing to Beslan Isaev via first-round knockout at M-1 Challenge 54. McKenzie cited poor fighter pay and unfavorable working conditions, extending back to his time with the UFC, as the primary impetus behind this decision. In the wake of his retirement, Bleacher Report caught read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Ahead of his fight against Beslan Isaev at M-1 Challenge 54/ACB 12 in St. Petersburg, former UFC fighter Cody McKenzie delves into his issues with his former promotion. After enduring a turbulent tenure with the UFC, and a short stint in random regional shows thereafter, Cody McKenzie was very close to moving on from being a professional fighter. "I was actually close to retiring; I wasn't going to stop fighting completely as it is in my blood - who I am. But before M-1 I was going to focus on m read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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After a weird loss at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 13 event, Jamie Varner reflected on his career and expressed interest in helping to form a union for MMA fighters.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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Retired UFC featherweight Mark Hominick discusses the state of the featherweight division and Irish superstar Conor McGregor. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Referee Mark Smith, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, still believes his Armed Forces career came to an end through discrimination, and he wants to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to anyone else. MMA referee Mark Smith may be a new face to many UFC fans, but he already has received positive commentary for his job at the third man in the cage at UFC 181. This is not the first time Smith has distinguished himself professionally, the referee and judge comes to the sport of mixed marti read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Yves Edwards retired earlier this week at 38 after more than 60 pro fights. Ben Fowlkes weighs in on the veteran fighter’s legacy. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Newly-retired Yves Edwards reflects on his 17-year-career. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Yves Edwards has retired from mixed martial arts following a rough two years. Yves Edwards, veteran of more than 65 fights and a long time fan favorite, has decided to call it a career. The announcement came Sunday night on Edwards' Facebook page where he wrote: I've thought about how to say this for a week now, but there's no better way than to just do it. So here goes; 1st I'd like to say thank you to all the people that I've met through and because of fighting, friends, training partners, coa read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Retired MMA legend Wanderlei Silva is asking the court to review his lifetime ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Wanderlei Silva may be retired from fighting, but that hasn’t kept him from limelighting in front of the camera.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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"I am retired, I don't fight anymore, I lost the desire. So what stops me from generating income now? Are these people going to keep threatening me? They'll keep coming to sue me every time I work with my image? How is that going to be? This is a shame. These guys are doing things above the law. Because the law clearly states that every person is free to come and go. And they want to take that away from the athletes? How is that? There's so much wrong in all of this. This is a new sport where th read news >>

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