SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For years, mixed martial arts competition was this fun little thing Ramsey Nijem found himself doing. He won some, he lost some, he got his face on television as a part of The Ultimate Fighter's 13th season. Eventually, though, the 26-year old Palestinian-American realized he was going to have to get serious about this if he was going to get the most out of the career opportunity he had been given. "If I'm not going to fight for the title, why am I even here?" Njiem asked at read news >>
The last chapter of Jason Day's athletic career unexpectedly slammed shut on August 4, 2011. An ex-UFC middleweight who once battered Alan Belcher in his Octagon debut, the previous year had not been kind to Day. Just two months prior, he lost his third fight in as many tries, succumbing to a two-minute mugging at the hands of Francis Carmont at some small show in Ontario, Canada. His head wasn't in that one, he'd admit years later, but at least on this bright Vancouver afternoon, he was back ho read news >>
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Khabib Nurmagomedov taught Rafael dos Anjos some good lessons at UFC on FOX 11, and the Brazilian is ready to get back on track Saturday night after losing for the first time in six fights. dos Anjos returns to the Octagon 50 days after a unanimous decision loss to Nurmagomedov and plans to finish Jason High at UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque, N.M., to prove he belongs among the best lightweights in the world. "I will do my best to finish this fight," dos Anjos told MMAFighting.com. "I will do read news >>
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Today in the Advanced Class, a finishing sequence from mount taught by Relson Gracie black belt Robin Gieseler. read news >>
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Early in his epic UFC 157 encounter with Matt Grice, Dennis Bermudez realized he had just received his big career gut check. "He dropped me early," Bermudez told MMAFighting.com, "And I thought ‘damn, I've never been hit like that before. I can't let that happen again." Bermudez got off the mat at Anaheim's Honda Center and didn't, in fact, let that happen again. Bermudez rallied to win a split decision in bout that finished high on most reputable lists of 2013's Fight of the Year. But for Bermu read news >>
It's no small thing to build a new weight class in the UFC. But if what's going on in the 145-pound division these days proves anything, it is that patience pays off. read news >>
Shawn Jordan scored the biggest win of his career June 15 when he stopped Pat Barry with punches at UFC 161. read news >>
Johny Hendricks explains his past work with Martin Kampmann, including how he taught his former teammate how to wrestle. read news >>
Pat Curran taught Joe Warren he wasn't a featherweight.
Following a brutal knockout loss to Curran that stripped him of his belt, Warren, who fights Owen Evinger on Friday at Bellator 80, said his priority is fighting as a bantamweight.
Retirement, though, is not an option.
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For about 10 seconds on Saturday night, the light-heavyweight title bout at UFC 152 seemed competitive.
As Vitor Belfort locked up an armbar off his back and clung to it like a drowning man to a piece of driftwood, you could almost convince yourself that he belonged in a fight with UFC 205-pound champion Jon Jones. Maybe. If you squinted so the size difference wasn't so apparent. And if you didn't stick around to watch the next 15 or so minutes of the fight, which were all Jones, all the wa read news >>
"The Ultimate Fighter 16" cast member Mike Ricci no longer looks at fighting as such a personal thing after his time on the reality show, which returns tonight on FX with the season's second episode (10 p.m. ET/PT)
"A lot of fighters that are young, they're usually emotionally driven," Ricci told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "They want to be upset with their opponents.
"But after 'The Ultimate Fighter' house, you realize how much this sport is just business."
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