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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones super fight will likely never happen inside the Octagon, but they shared a ring for the first time at UFC’s headquarters in Las Vegas in November. During a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week, "The Spider" recalled his spar session with "Bones". "I have a good relationship with him, we’re friends for a long time, since he started his career, but we never had the chance to train together before," Silva said. "We were both in Las read news >>

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CM Punk is with the UFC, and now Bellator also in talks with another WWE star in Alberto Del Rio Shortly after CM Punk's move to the UFC, Bellator is now looking to add another former WWE star to their stable as well. According to Scott Coker, Bellator is in discussions with pro-wrestling star and multiple time WWE champion Alberto Del Rio. Unlike CM Punk though, this 37-year-old cross-over star actually has a competitive background in Mixed Martial Arts. He trained under Marco Ruas in the past, read news >>

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The UFC has signed CM Punk, and Bellator MMA might be on the verge of signing its own former WWE star. Bellator president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting on Monday that his organization has been in negotiations with former WWE standout Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio, whose real name is Jose Rodriguez, fought in MMA for nine years, including a pair of bouts with PRIDE. "I think that we did reach out," Coker said. "I'm not sure where that is and by no means is it in the 11th hour, but I know there's some read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The new UFC interim heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum spoke to MMAFighting.com about his hero’s reception in Porto Alegre, broke down his second round knockout victory over Mark Hunt, his anticipated bout with Cain Velasquez, how he expect to beat the undisputed champion and much more. (Editor's note: Hit the CC button on the video player to get the English translation.) read news >>

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The flight from Sacramento to Rio de Janeiro is a long one, with nearly 16 hours in the air. For Renan Barao this past August, it was even longer. read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Anderson Silva could be the latest UFC star to sign a sponsorship deal with Reebok, but he won’t do it just for the money. The former UFC middleweight kingpin, who was sponsored by Nike in the past, told the media during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday that he’s in negotiations with Reebok, who recently signed a deal with the UFC. "We’re in negotiations with them," Silva said, who also announced a deal with Viber during the press conference. "We will s read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Darren Elkins has won seven out of nine fights since cutting down to the featherweight division, but Hacran Dias is not a fan of his fighting style. Elkins, who recently defeated Lucas Martins at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 25, returns to Brazil on Dec. 20 to face Dias at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, and the Nova Uniao fighter expects Elkins to do what he always does. "I will be aggressive all the time. My goal is not let him do his game," Dias said. "I’ve se read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Renan Barao had the chance to regain his UFC title in August, but passed out while cutting weight for his UFC 177 main event with T.J. Dillashaw. Four months later, the Nova Uniao fighter returns to the Octagon against Mitch Gagnon, and he's implementing some changes for his pre-fight routine. The former UFC bantamweight champion -- who was riding a 33-fight unbeaten streak until losing his belt to the heavy underdog Dillashaw at UFC 173 -- Barao has always struggled to make 13 read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Undefeated strawweight Claudia Gadelha improved to 12-0 in MMA with a unanimous decision over Tina Lahdemaki in her UFC debut in July. Besides the win, Gadelha’s abs were one of the most discussed topics that night. Making her return against fellow undefeated prospect Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC on FOX 13 on Dec. 13, Gadelha says her abs will look even better on weigh-ins. "I don’t think about my abs that much, it’s just consequence of my hard work," Gadelha said with a l read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- T.J. Dillashaw ended Renan Barao’s reign as UFC bantamweight champion with a fifth-round TKO in May, and the Brazilian hasn’t forgotten that loss. Barao makes his return to the Octagon against Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20, and he’s excited to fight in Brazil for the first since signing with Zuffa. "Fighting in Brazil for the first time is amazing," Barao said. "I’m well trained, doing an excellent camp. Every fight is important. Just to have read news >>

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All 24 fighters who participated on Oct. 25's UFC 179 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were tested for steroids and drugs of abuse and passed the screenings, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced Friday. The event, the only UFC pay-per-view card in Brazil in 2014, took place at Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his UFC title for a seventh time against Chad Mendes in the main event. Phil Davis improved to 3-0 when f read news >>

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MMA prospect Aaron Pico spoke to BloodyElbow.com’s John Nash about his recent signing with Bellator, as well as his plans for the coming years. read news >>

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Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was rushed to a hospital Monday morning in Rio de Janeiro, following a training session. read news >>

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Anderson Silva was recently hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro, but his return to the Octagon is not in jeopardy. Silva, who is scheduled to meet former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, was rushed to the hospital on Monday morning after a training session at X-Gym in Rio. According to a report from Combate, Silva felt severe back pain while trying to stand up after training jiu-jitsu, and went back to the floor in pain. "The Spider" got desperate when he realized read news >>

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