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  • 3 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 >>

  • 18 hours ago
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Not cut, just mad. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Nate Diaz, who was rocked and socked by Rafael dos Anjos earlier this month in Phoenix, Arizona (watch it), has not been released from his ZUFFA contract, despite a recent post on social media that had some of his fans sweating bullets. when u do everything they tell u and still get released that's fuked up .. #lettemstay #T... http://t.co/s6dkgCwCU9 pic.twitter.com/N8r0nCFnl3 — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 20, 2014 When read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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While Caio Magalhaes (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was initially announced as Mark Munoz’s opponent for UFC 184, he was quickly pulled in favor of Roan Carneiro. As it turns out, impending dental surgery is to blame.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 days ago
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Apparently not. UFC just went full Bellator. That's according to longtime welterweight contender Matt Brown, who's still scratching his head over the promotion's decision to sign former professional wrestler Phil Brooks (more on that here). Brown, who battles Strikeforce import Tarec Saffiedine in February (details), expects the rest of the keyboard army to sit up and take notice when "CM Punk" gets demolished. From the MMA Great Debate podcast (via MMA Fighting): "I thought the sport, the UFC, read news >>

  • 4 days ago
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Nate Quarry made his name competing on the historic first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” and eventually was able to challenge for a title in the Octagon. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
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Reaction to today’s class-action lawsuit against the UFC is still weighted toward MMA observers, media, and fighters no longer contracted by the industry leader. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Brazilian middleweight Caio Magalhaes was set to face Mark Munoz on February 28th, but those plans have since been put on hold. UFC officials announced earlier today a middleweight bout between Brazil's Caio Magalhaes and Mark Munoz for UFC 184 in Los Angeles. Munoz is on the first losing streak of his career, while Magalhaes has rattled off four consecutive victories. But as has been the standard thing to read in 2014, someone had to pull out with an injury/illness, and MMA Fighting confirmed t read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Two fresh Brazilian faces have been added to the UFC ranks, with the arrival of a new featherweight and a new welterweight fighter. The stream of young talent in MMA, at times, seems unending. It's remarkable how unremarkable it's become to see young, skilled fighters coming in to the UFC. Guys with strong winning records out of decent camps, just waiting in the wings for their opportunity to shine. Two such Brazilian fighters have gotten that opportunity, on the back of injuries to their peers. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Rafael dos Anjos wants to win a UFC belt, and there’s some recent evidence to suggest he can make it happen. Filed under: News read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Fabricio Werdum became the third Brazilian to ever win the UFC heavyweight championship, and the people of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, gave their fellow countryman a hero’s reception on Monday. Werdum, who traveled from the United States to Porto Alegre to promote the UFC Fight Night card that takes place Feb. 22 in the city, was welcome by several fans at the Salgado Filho International Airport. The city also had a fire truck waiting for the UFC champion, who was celebrated by the people d read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Francisco Rivera was executing his game plan, landing strikes and, despite entering his UFC 181 bout with Urijah Faber as a heavy underdog, appeared to have won the opening round. Then, a finger to the eye ruined his night. read news >>

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