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Trading Shots: Why the sudden sympathy for 'Cyborg' Justino's tough weight cut?

  • 3 days ago
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Why did 'Cyborg' Justino's struggle to get to 140 pounds for her UFC Fight Night 95 bout generate so much more sympathy than most fighters get when they struggle to meet the contracted weight? Downes read news >>

Trading Shots: On Anthony Pettis, precipitous falls, and jumping to conclusions

  • 5 months ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, were we too quick to write off Anthony Pettis after his third consecutive loss at UFC 197, or were we too quick to proclaim his greatness when he became UFC lightweight read news >>

Trading Shots: What can we learn from a death in MMA?

  • 5 months ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, Danny Downes and Ben Fowlkes look at a recent tragedy in the MMA world, along with comments from the UFC President suggesting such things are preventable with the right read news >>

Trading Shots: Why can't anyone agree on why Miesha Tate is fighting Amanda Nunes?

  • 5 months ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, differing accounts of why Miesha Tate’s first title defense will be against Amanda Nunes – not Holly Holm – raise questions about how it all came together, and what it t read news >>

Trading Shots: When to fight – and when to pass – on a short-notice call

  • 5 months ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, the former champion who once famously said no to a short-notice fight now eagerly says yes. Is that because he’d painted himself into a corner, or because not all short- read news >>

Trading Shots: Is that title thing a fairy tale, man?

  • 6 months ago
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Nate Diaz said he thinks the “title thing” is a fairy tale. Is there something to this newest Diaz-ism, and if so, what can other fighters learn from it? Danny Downes and Ben Fowlkes discuss in this read news >>

Trading Shots: Is a Diaz-McGregor rematch good fun, or a lazy sequel?

  • 6 months ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, rumors are swirling that Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will run it back at UFC 200. Is it a smart move to make a fun fight, or a cheap play for quick cash? Danny Downes a read news >>

Trading Shots: When is taking chances the same as courting disaster?

  • 6 months ago
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All fighters must invite a little risk into their lives to make it in this sport, but where’s the line between taking chances and being reckless with their careers? Danny Downes and Ben Fowlkes discu read news >>

Trading Shots: With Conor McGregor's loss, another UFC star goes down

  • 6 months ago
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In this week's Trading Shots, Conor McGregor became the latest UFC star to lose in dramatic fashion. Now Ben Fowlkes and Danny Downes discuss what it means for an unpredictable sport built around ind read news >>

Trading Shots: When should wins and losses be difference between staying and going?

  • 7 months ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, should one number on one judge’s scorecards really be the thing that determines whether you keep fighting or hang up the gloves? Danny Downes and Ben Fowlkes discuss.Fil read news >>

Trading Shots: Are bad fights necessarily bad for the sport?

  • 7 months ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, are bad fights – such as Kimbo Slice’s ugly, sloppy win over Dada 5000 at Bellator 149 – actually bad for the sport as a whole? Danny Downes and Ben Fowlkes discuss.File read news >>

Trading Shots: Where's the line between redemption and exploitation?

  • 7 months ago
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With troubled MMA vets like Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Chris Leben both looking to make their returns, this week’s Trading Shots looks at the fine like between giving fighters a shot at redemption and read news >>

Trading Shots: 'CM Punk' has an opponent, and we have some questions

  • 7 months ago
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The “CM Punk” sweepstakes came to an end on Saturday, with Mickey Gall earning the right to fight the former WWE superstar. In Trading Shots, Danny Downes and Ben Fowlkes debate whether that’s a good read news >>

Trading Shots: What can we learn from gleeful reaction to Sage Northcutt's loss?

  • 7 months ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss the fallout from Sage Northcutt’s submission loss, and what it tells us about f read news >>

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