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Middleweight Brandon Halsey put his name on everyone's radar Friday night by not just winning the Bellator championship, but also finishing champion Alexander Shlemenko in just 35 seconds.Halsey (8-0), a former college All-American wrestler at Cal State Bakersfield, immediately took Shlemenko (50-9) down and took advantage when Shlemenko turned his back to him. Halsey got the choke immediately. Shlemenko, for the second fight in a row, refused to tap, and was choked unconscious before it was sto read news >>

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Wanderlei Silva's 18-year-career as an MMA fighter saw him spend more than a decade as one of the most popular fights the sport has ever seen. And it may have ended this past week, in disgrace. Few fighters in history will end up having as complex a legacy as Wanderlei Cesar da Silva, who announced his retirement on Friday in a videotaped interview that came across a bitter attack on the UFC and, four days later, may have shut the door on a return. The Nevada Athletic Commission’s indefinite sus read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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The Bloody Elbow Staff discuss what Wanderlei Silva's legacy in the sport of MMA is, following his lifetime ban by the NSAC. Wanderlei Silva has become a complicated figure in the MMA landscape. What was once one of the heroes and all-time beloved figures of Pride has become something of a pariah at the end of his UFC run. His second stint as a coach on the Utlimate Fighter Brazil did less than nothing for his popularity and, in fact, many claim that it turned Wandy's own Brazilian fanbase again read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Every year the still-blossoming sport of mixed martial arts attracts flocks of new fans who fill arenas, balloon demand and entice promotions like the UFC to saturate the calender with events. And since the days of expecting a few major shows per month have long since passed (the UFC has already had 33 events in 2014), it's only natural that some fans only tend to remember the year's blockbusters. This countdown's not about all the marquee scraps that got the proper pre- and post-fight attention read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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In a sport that rolls on nearly every weekend, year-round, physical and mental burnout are very real threats. But if MMA won’t hit the pause button, could fighters benefit from carving out a break for themselves?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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It was true when the sport first started to flourish, and it’s equally true now: Being an MMA fighter can be a tough way to make a living.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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'Shogun' revealed that he will not retire even though his wife and mother regularly urge him to do otherwise. Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua revealed several harrowing details regarding his approach to fighting, particularly his decision to ignore his family's urges to retire. According to ‘Shogun,' his mother has been keen to have him stop fighting for several years now, yet the Brazilian simply never considered otherwise. "My mother asks me ‘you really have to fight?'" Rua read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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The sport of mixed martial arts has a plethora of tough guys. Very few participants in MMA are viewed as anything other than tough. Some fighters stick out as being especially tough and can give and take what seems like immeasurable amounts of punishment. Other fighters may not be the very best but are willing to fight anyone, anytime. If we were to assemble a team of the toughest fighters in MMA today, what would it look like? The definition of a tough guy is “a menacing man.” One of the criter read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Josh Burkman has often been one of WSOF’s biggest critics. But with a new three-fight deal in place, he wants to make sure the world knows he’s excited about his fighting home.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Ronda Rousey has certainly created the sport's most polarizing persona, but there's no denying the UFC women's bantamweight champ always takes care of her own. Bethe Correia stopped Shayna Baszler to score her second straight win over a member of Rousey's team, The Four Horsewomen, on Saturday at UFC 177. Minutes after the fight, the former Olympic judoka naturally contacted UFC president Dana White to demand a showdown with the unbeaten Brazilian striker, per Yahoo Sports. As soon as (Correia) read news >>

  • a month ago
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Every sport has sleepers. In mixed martial arts, a sport defined by its depth, sleepers exist in the darkest of corners. They are the lurkers in the night. The unseen forgers of violence and beauty. Unheralded souls capable of doing the impossible just to be noticed. Whether it's an undefeated rising star looking for his breakout performance or a veteran five years removed from a world title shot who has now found his true groove, the UFC offers plenty of sleepers. Here is one for each weight cl read news >>

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