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LAS VEGAS — Just over one year ago, Anderson Silva was on the Octagon floor, holding his leg and screaming in pain. Silva, perhaps the greatest fighter in the history of mixed martial arts, had suffered a broken leg while attempting to leg-kick Chris Weidman. But Weidman blocked that kick, and Silva's leg broke, and I wrote that night about how it was probably the last time we'd see him in the Octagon and about how it was a horrible way for a career to end. It is not the way we wanted to see Sil read news >>

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After more than a year away due to injury, Anderson Silva will make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he faces Nick Diaz at UFC 183 Saturday night, but MMA fans have plenty more to be excited about as well. In addition to Silva and Diaz locking horns, 11 additional undercard bouts will take place on pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. Although there will be no titles on the line, every UFC 183 fight will be hugely important in terms of sorting out the contendership pic read news >>

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Coming off a lethargic year for business, the last few months have shown clearly that the fans are still there. But they aren't watching unless it's something promoted well. The last few months have shown, with the Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar fight in Bellator, the Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier pay-per-view at UFC 182 and Conor McGregor's show in Boston, that some of the lackluster MMA numbers of 2014 were not because people turned away from the sport. The fan base is clearly still there, but t read news >>

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Stepping back into the Octagon after more than a year off, Anderson Silva is back and with his return comes predictions of shocking devastation and artistic annihilation. A while back, I listed Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz as a “Superfight” and predicted an outcome of a Silva win, via stoppage. Like nearly everyone with a set of functioning eyes and a long history of following the combative sports, I used adages like “styles make fights,” and so on. Truth be told, I wasn’t wrong in that notion; read news >>

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Tennessee's biggest fight this year won't be in a cage or ring. It'll be in the political arena. Tennessee Athletic Commission executive director Jeff Mullen confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Monday that the commission will be disbanded by July 1. New legislation needs to be introduced by next month to save the commission -- and MMA, boxing and kickboxing in the state. If not, all those combat sports will be illegal and unregulated in Tennessee. "If nothing is done, if new legislation isn't pass read news >>

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FOX is having a pretty good month. Not long after Conor McGregor led the FOX Sports 1 channel to record-breaking numbers (more on that here), the FOX network released overnight ratings that mark its best return in nearly two years, thanks to UFC on FOX 14 from Stockholm, Sweden (full results here). MMA Fighting has the report: The last show to beat the figure was on the same weekend, the January 26, 2013, show headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson for the flyweight title with Anthony P read news >>

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Alexander Gustafsson laughs when you ask him what life is like for him in Sweden these days. About to headline the 30,000-seat Tele2 Arena in Stockholm in a fight against Anthony Johnson... read news >>

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About a year ago, Jeremy Kennedy spotted an ad on Facebook that would end up sending him around the world and building him into a major MMA threat.Filed under: News read news >>

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UFC featherweight Conor McGregor emerged from UFC Fight Night 59 without a scratch, though his opponent is now benched for two months following a second-round TKO loss.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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What is an MMA superfight? Is it one that crosses over promotional barriers, like Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva? Is it one that involves champions defying weight classes, as BJ Penn and Georges St-Pierre once did? Is it one that spans generations, like Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie? Is it one that captures the imaginations of people outside the exclusive sphere of MMA fandom, like Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier? Who's to say? Either way, 2015 is a year where numerous incredibly interesting figh read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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This past Friday, Legacy Kickboxing put on their inaugural event. How did it go? Find out right here, along with full results and video highlights. It was a busy weekend in the combat sports world. Between Conor McGregor's ongoing ascension and Deontay Wilder reclaiming Heavyweight boxing glory for the US, there was much to watch and much to take in. But for my money, the big highlight of the weekend was the inaugural show of a very promising organization - Legacy Kickboxing. Legacy has been pro read news >>

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Voting is closed and the results are in for the Bloody Elbow 2014 Year-End awards. The BE 2014 Year-End Awards are in the bank. Sorry about them dragging out for so long - such is the nature of 10,000 UFC events a year. I changed up the awards a bit this year, and will probably add some different stuff for the half-year awards for 2015 as well. If you would like a new category, or don't like one of the current ones, mention it in the comments. And yes, the "Biggest Loser" one will definitely be read news >>

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Another year, another edition of the notorious "5 Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series. We as MMA fans are a little older and a little wiser. We're getting accustomed to more and more MMA popping up in the mainstream. It wasn't long ago that the UFC and Bellator were seemingly the only options on TV. Now, in addition to the UFC being featured on the Fox networks and Bellator on Spike TV, CBS Sports has Titan Fighting Championship and NBC Sports has World Series of Fighting, among other things. read news >>

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Remember last year when Joe Soto took a title fight with TJ Dillashaw on 24 hours notice? This time the weight cut isn't to blame, and it's not the main event of the evening, but some MMA fans will feel deja vu all the same. In the most bizarre of circumstances, Brian Cobb was injured on a treadmill the day before the weigh-in, and pulled out of the co-main event of WSOF 17 "Shields vs. Foster" due to a blown knee. The glitch in the matrix comes courtesy of lightweight prelim fighter Joe Condon, read news >>

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