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What happens in the gym, stays in the gym. That's according to Iowa Athletic Commission Executive Director Joe Walsh, after closing the case against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Josh Neer, who was under investigation for the unsanctioned beat down of a Facebook troll. "We've determined that we don't have anything in our rules that covers incidents that take place in a gym," Walsh told TMZ. "Because of that, there will be no further investigation. We've closed the case read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Francisco Rivera will remain with a loss on his record despite getting poked in the eye en route to defeat. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) ruled that it could not overturn the result of Rivera's fight with Urijah Faber from UFC 181 during its monthly meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas. Because referee Mario Yamasaki missed the eye-poke and didn't misinterpret a rule, the NAC could not change the bout to a no contest, per commission regulations. "I would phrase it that we're powerless to change t read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Former ADCC champion Demian Maia was once known for his submission savvy inside the Octagon but in recent years, his submission victories have been scarce and Maia believes he knows why. Demian Maia started his UFC career in exciting fashion,with five straight submission victories. His victims included former number one contenders, Nate Quarry and Chael Sonnen. Since then however he's submitted only one of his 14 opponents. Maia, a former ADCC champion, hasn't submitted anyone but Rick Story sin read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Ben Henderson doesn't get what all that "Toothpickgate" talk is about. When Benson Henderson finished Brandon Thatch this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 60, he did it impressively. And he did it with a toothpick in his mouth again, causing critics to go off and call for better supervision by the sports commissions. Meanwhile, Henderson himself doesn't really get what's the hitch. Talking to MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani, Henderson evaluated the danger of having a toothpick in his mouth while bei read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Joe Schilling has been helping to prep Nick Diaz for his UFC 183 showdown with Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Through studying, the Brazilian and helping Diaz get ready, Schilling believes he has a good idea of Silva's striking abilities. Speaking to John Joe O'Regan of BloodyElbow.com, Schilling didn’t heap the praise MMA fans are used to hearing in regards to Silva’s striking. “I think it would be embarrassing for him in there with me,” Schilling said. “The more I have studied Anderson Silva for read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Joe ‘Stitch Em Up' Schilling is one of the world's top middleweight kickboxers. Based in Los Angeles and a longtime friend of Stockton's finest, it was only natural that Nick Diaz would call upon him to help him prepare for his UFC 183 showdown with Anderson ‘The Spider' Silva. With Silva being a top contender for the ‘Greatest of All Time' title in MMA and one of the best strikers in the sport, Schilling has put together a killer line-up of sparring partners for Diaz to deal with in training, i read news >>

  • a month ago
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I guess that rules out a Travis Browne fight. After a 25-minute war against Stipe Miocic, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White warned the mixed martial arts (MMA) community that it would be awhile before Junior dos Santos was able to make his way back into the Octagon. He wasn't kidding. Dos Santos (17-3) suffered a lateral collateral ligament injury in his right knee and underwent surgery for a deviated septum, according to MMA Fighting, and does not yet have a timetable fo read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Three of our writers look at some of the rules in MMA – both in and out of the cage – that really draw our ire as viewers and reporters.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Rickson Gracie, one of the greatest names in jiu-jitsu and vale tudo history, is a fan of Metamoris. The legendary Gracie, who is undefeated in MMA and jiu-jitsu matches, was always critical of what jiu-jitsu has become over the years, with the change of rules and the way BJJ fighters compete today. With submission-only 20-minute matches, Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie got his attention. "I think it’s a progressive idea," Rickson Gracie told MMAFighting.com. "Metamoris tries, by removing the rul read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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A new fighting promotion with some noteworthy names behind it is set to debut in February in Japan, and the rules are pretty unique to say the least. Is the world ready for a new Japanese fighting promotion? Well, it's getting one. And while it's not even really MMA, the names involved and the crazy rules (along with a major TV deal) means that it should get some eyes on it right away. It's called "Ganryujima", and Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer newsletter (subscription required) shared a lot read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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I've been thinking about championships lately. More specifically, I've been thinking about championships and how, given the multiple injuries suffered by UFC title-holders in recent years, we are nearing a time when the Ultimate Fighting Championship should create set-in-stone rules on how to deal with champions who are on the shelf for an extended period of time. Call it the Dominick Cruz Rule. It is no fun, the idea of stripping a champion of the belt he fairly won. And I don't make this sugge read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Former UFC light-heavyweight competitor Stephan Bonnar explains why Tito Ortiz is costing him money in the stock market. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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The UFC announced on Monday that Charles Rosa will step in to face Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 53 after the SMMAF ruled Taylor Lapilus an unsuitable opponent. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Veteran UFC featherweight Dennis Siver has a new opponent for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 53 card.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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