LAS VEGAS -- Tim Kennedy is fighting in two days and hasn't been drug tested. This is a problem for Tim Kennedy, because as he'll be the first to tell you, Tim Kennedy could be pumped full of steroids this very second and you'd be none the wiser. But that's not to suggest Kennedy has aired his concern purely for public consumption. On several occasions he's even attempted to cut out the middleman and call the Nevada Athletic Commission directly, informing them that he'd really, really enjoy it i read news >>
Chances are you probably did a double-take when you saw Ben Rothwell and Alistair Overeem take center of the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 50 earlier this month. The heavyweight fighters, already gargantuan in size, seemed bigger. A lot bigger. No, Rothwell and Overeem didn't balloon in size before this fight (Overeem actually came in smaller than he usually does). This Octagon was smaller—exactly five feet smaller. Towering in at 6'4'' and hitting the scales just within heavyweight confines, you t read news >>
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This is likely going to ruffle a few feathers. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight contender Josh Thomson has never been shy to speak his mind ... even if it does draw the ire of his boss at times. Staying true to character, Thomson recently told FOX Sports that the bigger guys who compete at Middleweights, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight are not true mixed martial artists (MMA) and are not as good as the guys who fight in lower weight classes. No, really: "This is what I say -- w read news >>
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The stars of UFC 175 meet the press and size up their opponents at Ultimate Media Day. Middleweight champ Chris Weidman faces a ground and pound onslaught from a much smaller opponent. read news >>
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Michael Page has wowed audiences on smaller stages in his short career in MMA, but Bellator is giving him prime placement on Saturday for the promotion’s inaugural pay-per-view.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News, Only on Junkie read news >>
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Match a UFC vet with a fighter groomed in smaller promotions, and most fans will pick the former. WSOF champion Steve Carl is no longer an unknown, but the promotion’s president said he still struggles to be taken seriously. Filed under: News, World Series of Fighting (...) read news >>
BARUERI, Brazil – Chris Cariaso might have been the smaller fighter, but he was the more accurate striker against Iliarde Santos. read news >>
Bellator 101 drew a slightly smaller overall audience on Friday, Sept. 27, than Bellator’s previous show, but also had an upside to its TV ratings. read news >>
JARAGUA DO SUL, Brazil – Here's how little known the Brazilian city of Jaragua do Sul is: UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik how to tell even the organization's Brazilian partners where it's located when he first began discussing UFC on FX 8, which takes place Saturday in the city, with them. read news >>
Chad Griggs hadn't lost a fight in five years when he submitted to an arm-triangle choke from heavyweight contender Travis Browne at UFC 145.
Now trying his hand at light heavyweight, the 34-year-old Arizona native is glad to have been humbled.
"It gives you that hunger to train hard again and put on a good show,"
Griggs told MMAjunkie.com Radio.
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Japan will host a smaller UFC event series in 2013.
The series likely will include four shows in 2013, Mark Fischer, executive vice president and managing director of the UFC's Asian Operations division, told Nikkan Sports.
The shows are targeted for smaller 5,000-seat arenas and won't use the UFC's traditional event numbering, likely similar to UFC on FX and UFC on FUEL TV.
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