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  • 2 years ago
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Brazil has long produced top-level mixed-martial-artists, and it now appears the country will play a big role in the plans of the sport's biggest promotion, the UFC. But while fans around the globe will surely witness televised scenes from the country's beautiful beaches and lavish countryside, near-incomprehensible poverty is rarely but a few steps away. Veteran manager Alex Davis, a Brazilian native and current resident of the country, hopes fans will keep close to their hearts the read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Golden Glory manager Bas Boon is still a little confused as to why his team's relationship with Zuffa imploded so quickly. The manager would nonetheless like to salvage the relationship by returning to the negotiating table to get now-former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem a deal in the UFC - following their rules. "What I want to accomplish is that we all sit at the table, find a deal, and that Alistair will fight the top three in the UFC," the manager today told M read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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Although UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva reportedly told a Brazilian TV station that he will "retire next year ... and within one year put my gloves aside," his manager was quick to downplay the possibility. read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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Ryo Chonan is set to face Brazilian Roan "Jucao" Carneiro at UFC 88. The news comes directly from Jucao's manager Alex Davis courtesy of our good friends over at Tatame.com:

"This is an important fight for the Jucão," said Davis. "It is a fight he wanted for a long time and it didn’t happen at UFC 85 because Chonan got injured. He is now training hard and will be very well prepared for this fight." read news >>

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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will put his title on the line against Chad Mendes on Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro, and he has the whole country of Brazil in his hands. If Mendes stops Aldo’s reign 4-year reign as 145-pound kingpin at UFC 179, Brazil would have no UFC titles for the first time in eight years. Anderson Silva, the man who won the first UFC gold in years for his country in 2006, believes that his countryman recently lost three of the four championship belts because they stopped e read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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Anderson Silva, who dominated the middleweight division inside the Octagon from 2006 to 2013, believes that one of the reasons why fighters like Renan Barao, read news >>

  • 3 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Two years ago today, Brazil had four of the eight UFC titles. Two years have passed, and Jose Aldo is the only Brazilian left at the top. Anderson Silva, who dominated the middleweight division inside the Octagon from 2006 to 2013, believes that one of the reasons why fighters like Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos and himself lost the UFC gold is because they stopped evolving. "It’s natural. Brazilians forgot some things to focus more on other things. We forgot the evolution," Si read news >>

  • 4 days ago
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Faster than a speeding Brazilian! More powerful than a TRT needle! Able to leap pound-for-pound rankings in a single bound! Chris Weidman got to play real-life superhero earlier today (Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014) after rushing to save his elderly neighbor, who was bleeding to death in her driveway and unable to get her confounded phone to dial out. From Instagram: Shout out to this man @chrisweidmanufc who just saved our 92 year old neighbor's life. She fell onto a glass table and had pieces stuck in read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Whoops! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Pitor Hallmann failed his UFC Fight Night 51 drug test for the anabolic steroid drostanolone, according to the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA), following his split-decision loss to Gleison Tibau back on Sept. 13, 2014. Once news of the test result became public, "Pletwal" slammed CABMMA for its "unprofessional" and "unreliable" testing procedures, and went into great detail about how the parties responsible for drawing his blood mis read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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"I'm not gonna call myself the Brazilian Killer, but if somebody wants to name me the Brazilian Killer, you're more than welcome. I'm just staying patient, working on different things. No need to do anything crazy on my training. I just stay focused on what I have to do. I look at [the Johnson loss] as a minor setback, but I think a win down in Rio will put me right back in the title race." Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Phil Davis, tells MMA Fighting he kn read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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The saga continues. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender, Nate Diaz, recently ended his year-long holdout from the promotion and agreed to take on Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13, which goes down on Dec. 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Since Nate is back with the company, that must mean that the Stockton native has straightened out his contract issues with Dana White and Co., right? Wrong. According to Nate's manager, Mike Kogan -- who has voiced his ow read news >>

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