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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 >>

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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 >>

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For many athletes, when their career ends is a personal choice. They sit down with their family and survey the landscape, weighing out options and considering factors like age, health and opportunity... read news >>

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In the latest edition of Strikes and Serves, Karim Zidan delves into the various reasons why tennis and MMA have become prominent sports for female athletes. After centuries of struggle, women have nearly succeeded in earning a place in every professional sport. Female professional athletes are Olympic medalists, world champions, and star-studded celebrities, and many rival their male counterparts in almost all aspects. However, while women participate and compete professionally in almost all sp read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder and UFC 184 co-headliner Ronda Rousey thinks Ronaldo is the world's hottest male athlete. No, not Ronaldo Souza -- though "Jacare" is definitely a beefcake -- but rather soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid. As for the hottest female athlete? None other than former Strikeforce star and future fantasy fight Gina Carano. No arguments here! read news >>

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Dublin-born MMA fighter Aisling Daly, going for TUF 20 glory in December's Finale, calls for stigma of sport being uncool for girls to be banished so more of them can thrive in Ireland read news >>

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Professional athletes fall off of the radar quite often. Numerous factors, such as injuries and personal situations, push competitors out of their sport before they had the opportunity to make a true impact. Todd Duffee was once considered such an individual, yet he has slowly made his way back into the world of professional fighting. Looking at his story opens up an interesting chapter in the development of mixed martial artists that is very unique in its own right. Travel in a time machine fiv read news >>

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Think about some of the greatest American athletes who have represented the U.S. in world championships and the Olympics. Some names that come to mind are Michael Phelps, Michael Jordan and Michael Johnson. Even more than the male athletes, there have been incredible female athletes such as Mia Hamm, Lolo Jones and Shawn Johnson. Even Ronda Rousey, UFC champion and Olympic bronze medalist, was one of the most recognizable faces of female international competition when she was a judoka. However, read news >>

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With the spotlight of his upcoming title fight with Chad Mendes at UFC 179, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo again brings up the issue of fighter pay. Aldo said he felt 'devalued' by the UFC earlier this year and is again asking why the athletes aren't taking home a bigger slice of the $1.65 billion pie. "I ask for financial valorization not only for me, some other fighters should have too," Aldo told Combate (via Bloody Elbow). "We give a lot for the company. I've seen this happening in the read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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What is it about athletes and the nightlife? Something about the siren song of hedonism seems very difficult to resist for young men who find themselves famous, in elite physical shape and with perhaps a little extra change in their pockets. Your guess is as good as mine. But it continues unabated, and it goes across all sports. No, it's not just MMA. It's all sports. Imagine what would happen if a fighter at the club shot himself in the foot or rode an inflatable swan? Bedlam. The issue for cag read news >>

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UFC athletes Conor McGregor, Aisling Daly, Cathal Pendred and Paddy Holohan photographed outside Murray’s Bar on O’Connell Street are the faces of the UFC’s Fighting Irish. read news >>

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As evidenced once again with the news that middleweight Cung Le had tested positive for human growth hormone (HGH), the UFC is ramping up its drug testing practices in 2014. Le, who lost his UFC Fight Night 48 bout against Michael Bisping, was the latest fighter to test positive for a performance enhancing drug (PED). The 42-year old Le was suspended by the UFC for a year for the violation. And that fight took place in Macau, where the UFC was acting as its own commission. On Wednesday, UFC CEO read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Athletes often complain about the repetitive nature of the media's questions. Normally, it's hard to sympathize with such celebrity problems, but in the case of UFC 178, going down Saturday in fabulous Las Vegas, I'm starting to feel their pain. How will Dominick Cruz fare after a three-year injury layoff? Does Conor McGregor have the MMA chops to match his megawatt personality? Are Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez going to put on the fight of the decade or just the fight of the year? And what o read news >>

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One FC champion Ben Askren appeared on The MMA Hour Tuesday afternoon to discuss his opinion on Dana White’s recent change of heart regarding his potential signing. read news >>

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