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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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Watch former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva ignite the crowd in Rio with a surprise walkout at UFC 179. Although featherweight champion Jose Aldo is the main Brazilian attraction at UFC 179, he was faced with some competition at the start of the Pay-Per-View portion of the fight card. Anderson Silva was given a hero's reception as he entered the legendary Maracanãzinho arena in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night for a surprise walkout. The former middleweight kingpin is scheduled to head read news >>

  • 8 hours ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight bonus machine Joe Lauzon suffered an injury in training camp and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) fight against Diego Sanchez, originally scheduled for Nov. 15, 2014 in Mexico City. Not long after, "Nightmare" went down with an injury of his own. While it was undoubtedly a mighty blow for Mexican mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, the one silver lining is that neither fighter is expected to go under the knife. In fact, Jackso read news >>

  • 9 hours ago
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In case you were wondering, no, Conor McGregor did not fear for his safety during yesterday's raucous Q&A session from Brazil (watch it) ahead of the UFC 179: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" weigh in event (results). In fact, the "Notorious" troublemaker goes as far as to say that any Brazilian fan who had the balls to try to step up would have been put right to sleep. Hear more from the feisty featherweight regarding tonight's 145-pound title fight (results here), as well as his decision to face Dennis Siv read news >>

  • 11 hours ago
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Brazil’s only UFC champion could be dethroned tonight if Chad Mendes upsets featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo, but is it a sign that American MMA has overtaken Brazilian MMA?Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

  • 15 hours ago
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The UFC is back in Brazil, this time on pay-per-view with the last remaining Brazilian champion in the organization in Jose Aldo putting his title up for grabs against Chad Mendes. This is the second meeting between the two, the first taking place at UFC 142 in January of 2012, also in Rio. In the co-main event, top light heavyweight contenders Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira, both coming off of losses, look to get back on the winning track. Will Aldo successfully retain his featherweight title? read news >>

  • a day ago
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Check out the always entertaining and confident Conor McGregor as he does pretty much the opposite of making friends at a UFC Fight Club Q&A in Brazil. Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • a day ago
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UFC featherweight competitor Conor McGregor was present at the Fight Club Q&A session in Brazil, yet it quickly devolved into a shouting match against the entire Brazilian contingency in the stadium. Faced with a slew of hostile fans in an inhospitable environment, Irish star Conor McGregor fielded questions at at Q & A session ahead of the UFC 179 weigh-ins on Friday afternoon. While these events were generally considered to be an opportunity for fans to ask fighters questions, it appeared as t read news >>

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