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When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced that it had signed former WWE superstar Phil Brooks, also known as CM Punk, to a contract to fight inside the Octagon, the reaction from the mixed martial arts (MMA) community was, well, mixed. Some welcomed the signing of a man with little-to-no experience fighting in MMA, while others openly defied the move. Now, UFC President Dana White recently offered his take on the reaction from the MMA community, saying that he understands the apprehens read news >>

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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 heavyweight winner Antonio Carlos Junior returns to the light heavyweight division after dominating in his reality show bouts, and he’s confident going into his UFC Fight Night 58 clash with Patrick Cummins on Saturday night. In an exclusive interview with MMAFighting.com, the Brazilian grappler explains why he’s called "Shoeface", says why he will fight better at 205 pounds, breaks down Cummins’ game, his decision to train at Nova Uniao and mu read news >>

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Following six losses in nine fights, former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Cody McKenzie has retired from mixed martial arts. read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut of undefeated bantamweight Holly Holm was put on hold earlier this month, after "The Preacher's Daughter" suffered a neck injury and was forced to withdraw from her Raquel Pennington fight at UFC 181 in Las Vegas, Nevada (more on that here). Pennington went on to submit Ashlee Evans-Smith in her place. But despite the "huge letdown," Holm is gearing up for her second chance at making a first impression in early 2015, and if all goes according to pla read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has already assured in an interview with ESPN that CM Punk, the iconoclast former WWE Champion turned UFC hopeful, will be pitted against competitors who share the same level of mixed martial arts experience.When Punk first enters the cage in 2015, however, he will bring far more to the Octagon than just that. Round OneThe Chicago native began his fighting career as a backyard wrestler, putting on popular shows with his brother and teenag read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday issued an official statement in response to news of a class action lawsuit filed against the MMA juggernaut. read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is not going down without a fight. That's according to a statement from the promotion's official website, which came just hours after a media press conference in San Jose, Calif., where past and present UFC fighters Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry announced a class action lawsuit against the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. UFC responds: The UFC is aware of the action filed today but has not been served, nor has it had the opportunity t read news >>

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ZUFFA LLC, parent company of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has been named in a formal complaint led by former headliners and longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry, among others, filed on Tuesday in United States District Court. "Because of the UFC's coercive practices, competitive market forces have been strangled, future earnings power of the athletes is stripped away, and purses to the fighters are artificially depressed," said Le, who is still read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is going to be hearing from some familiar faces over the next few months, as mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and former UFC headliners Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry have been named as "identity class plaintiffs" in the upcoming class-action lawsuit against the promotion. Somebody call Sean Sherk! The lawsuit, which was announced earlier today at a special press conference in San Jose, California, accuses UFC of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, aft read news >>

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A wrap-up of salaries and medical suspensions from last weekend's Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in Las Vegas. Carla Esparza was the big winner last Friday night, taking home both a title and the second-biggest payday of the night (not including performance bonuses) at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in Las Vegas. The biggest check went to Charles Oliveira for his decision win over Jeremy Stephens. On the injury side of things, Yancy Medeiros and Heather Jo Clark picked up the longest medical suspens read news >>

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Following the recent announcement that Ultimate Fighting Championship has partnered with Reebok to make the athletic apparel company its exclusive outfitter, Reebok has signed UFC champions Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones to help spearhead the development process for its new line of products. read news >>

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Yancy Medeiros and Heather Clark scored wins at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale on Dec. 12, but they could be out of action until June. The Nevada Athletic Commission released the list of official medical suspensions following the Friday night event in Las Vegas, and "The Kid" and "Hurricane" were handed the longest suspensions. Medeiros, who submitted Joe Proctor in the first round, need clearance of the left third toe, while Clark must have left orbital fracture clearance by an ophthalmologist read news >>

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UFC on FOX 13 and The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale offered a lot to like. There were standout performances, a new champion was crowned, fighters showed tremendous development, a prospect proved his worth and more. Yet, there were fights with ugly health consequences, an overstatement of success and more. It's time separate the good from the bad, the winners from the losers and the signal from the noise from the UFC weekend. 1. Best Fighters on the Cards: Rafael dos Anjos, Carla Esparza The Fighter read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has a looming legal fight on its hands outside the Octagon (read more about that here), but it's unclear exactly who is leading the charge and the reason(s) behind it. That all changes today (Tues., Dec. 16, 2014) at 4 p.m. ET. There is a news conference planned in San Jose, Calif., this afternoon to reveal specific details of the legal action from a collection of mixed martial arts (MMA) professionals -- who could potentially be UFC veterans, current fighter read news >>

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