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Like in any sport, mixed martial arts' progression is fueled by a regular injection of young talent. While the UFC's mainstream popularity is established by the promotion's lionized champions, its heartbeat is stabilized by the annual inflow of promising prospects. From brawlers in their mid-20s to international dynamos, potential is demonstrated each and every time one of these organizational newcomers enter the cage. But some possess the tools and talent to surpass the rest. Their promise and read news >>

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Mixed martial arts is a chaotic sport where two athletes step into a cage to battle for physical supremacy, and it is the competition of it all that drives Chad Mendes. The Team Alpha Male standout and current No. 1 contender to the featherweight crown has been in some form of athletic competition since the age of five, and he's grown up adhering to a belief in sportsmanship and an appreciation for those he has competed against. That courtesy does not extend to Jose Aldo. While the mutual respec read news >>

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Watch Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes trash talk each other in a recent interview for BT Sport, during which both Featherweight contenders collide in a war of words ahead of UFC 179 this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's so "Money." read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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After covering the sport of MMA for several years, Spencer Lazara decided he’d like to trade in his microphone for a pair of gloves, at least for one night. It turned out to be a wise decision.Filed under: Featured Videos, News read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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It’s well known that Dan Hardy doesn’t agree with UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ lifestyle choices, but the UFC commentator isn’t opposed to giving Hughes the chance to convince him that sport hunting is a noble pursuit. Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, (...) read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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In a sport that can wear the body down in a hurry, not many MMA fighters have the durability to last more than a decade at the highest level. The remaining The Ultimate Fighter 1 participants are six months away from reaching that milestone, but they are dropping quickly. Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Kenny Florian and Chris Leben have all been removed from the UFC roster over recent years, leaving Diego Sanchez, Josh Koscheck and Mike Swick as the only three TUF 1 competitors remaining. Wher read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey can't escape questions about featherweight standout Cris Cyborg, especially while on a media tour of Brazil. Reaffirming she still wants the grudge match with her nemesis, Rousey says Cyborg is an embarrassment to not only women's MMA, but to her home country of Brazil. "I'm the champion," Rousey told Combate. "I fight whoever comes up. She's the one who has options, not me. I'm exactly where I was when she left and she can come back and give it a t read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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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 >>

  • 28 days ago
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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 >>

  • 30 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 >>

  • a month 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 >>

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