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In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss Wanderlei Silva’s retirement announcement, and the accusations he lobbed at the UFC on his way out the door.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Because it hit close to home, after witnessing firsthand what happens to mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who get chewed up and spit out by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) when they are no longer valuable to the brand. Take former welterweight No. 1 contender Jon Fitch for example, who was unceremoniously expelled back in 2013. Video brought my wife to tears because she heard me say the same things for so long RT @wandfc: a new beginning. http://t.co/jYEZIJr7Ws — Jon Fitch (@jonfitchdotnet read news >>

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Relatively quiet since his 2012 retirement, former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko granted a rare, lengthy interview with AXS TV's Michael Schiavello. The son of an amateur boxer and a gymnast, Emelianenko began training in Sambo at age 11, but says he only started realizing his potential after serving in the Russian Army from 1995 to 1997. When he arrived in PRIDE in 2002, no one could have predicted the sort of run Emelianenko would put together. Despite an unblemished record of 1 read news >>

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SAITAMA, Japan – Prior to Saturday night, Yoshihiro Akiyama hadn’t tasted in victory in five years, two months and nine days. Yet at 39 years old, “Sexyama” insists he never once considered walking away from the sport.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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An extremely emotional Wanderlei Silva on Friday announced his retirement from fighting, blaming his loss of desire on the way the UFC has treated him and other fighters. read news >>

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In a lengthy and oftentimes rambling video, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva on Friday announced his retirement from MMA – while offering up some big criticisms of the UFC.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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After 49 professional fights, Wanderlei Silva has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. read news >>

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Former Pride champion and UFC veteran Wanderlei Silva on Friday released a video announcing his retirement and did not mince words when it came to the way the UFC treats its fighters. read news >>

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The mma legend, former Pride champ and UFC fan favorite released a video today announcing his retirement and harshly criticizing the UFC. Big news from Brazil. MMA legend Wanderlei Silva today released a YouTube video announcing his retirement. The 38-year-old Silva goes out with a 35-12-1 pro record which includes a four year, 18 fight undefeated streak wherein he held the Pride Middleweight (200 pound) title and notched wins over legends Kazushi Sakuraba, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Dan Henders read news >>

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Wanderlei Silva will never fight again. More than a year after his last fight inside the Octagon, and still involved a controversy with the Nevada Athletic Commission, the former PRIDE champion has announced his retirement on YouTube. And he blames the UFC for his decision. "I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again," he said. "My career is over. Because I don't have a stage to perform, where the athletes get the proper respect. For these reasons, I have read news >>

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After a 15-fight career, including his past four in the UFC, 33-year-old light heavyweight Cody Donovan is retiring from MMA.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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