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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two weeks ago, on a balmy winter night in the desert, Jamie Varner unceremoniously knocked himself silly while fending off the advances of a kid who'd still been a cage virgin at the time of Varner's championship heyday in the WEC. It wasn't the first time things failed to go his way, but this time there would be no coming back. Varner lost just seconds later, his fifth such speed bump over his last six tries, and promptly retired from the sport of mixed martial arts at the read news >>

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It’s looking more and more likely: Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC. His present employers in the world of staged combat are preparing to lose the former heavyweight champion back to MMA if reports are to be believed, and it’s most likely that will entail another run in the biggest promotion going. Sure, Bellator will be in the mix, and they might even land him. But until that happens, one would have to think he has his eyes on a return to the Octagon. With the talk of his return reaching read news >>

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Quinton Jackson has signed a new deal with the UFC after three straight wins at Bellator, and one light heavyweight has offered himself to welcome "Rampage" back to the Octagon. Fabio Maldonado, who won his past four light heavyweight bouts in the UFC, most recently a TKO victory over Hans Stringer at UFC 179, is hoping to be the first to get in a cage with "Rampage" in 2015. "I think this fight is interesting not only for me, but for a lot of people. It’s an exciting match-up," Maldonado told M read news >>

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Twin grinches Kid Nate and Eugene S. Robinson look back at 2014 in MMA and ahead to the UFC's packed January 2015 schedule. read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil -- Marcos Rogerio de Lima was one of the favorite fighters to win The Ultimate: Brazil 3 season, but came up short against season winner Antonio Carlos Junior in the semifinal. With two fights inside the Octagon, he proved his talent. "Pezao", who scored a 20-second knockout over Richardson Moreira as a heavyweight in May, cut down to 205 pounds to meet Igor Pokrajac at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20, and again scored a quick TKO victory. "I came here ready to read news >>

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The majority of notifications on his Twitter might be talking about retirement, but that was never a consideration for Dominick Cruz. The former UFC bantamweight champion said on a media conference call Tuesday that he is completely confident he will be able to return from a third ACL surgery and he never once thought about hanging up the gloves. "Why can't I do it?" Cruz said. "Why can't I come back and be stronger than ever? There's no question I can do it, in my mind." Cruz will have surgery read news >>

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Renan Barao wants his belt back, and after Monday's bantamweight contender collapse, he may just be the last man standing who should get a shot at TJ Dillashaw. read news >>

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There may be a battle brewing between the UFC and Bellator MMA over Rampage Jackson's return to the Octagon, but that's not stopping the UFC. read news >>

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Former champs Lyoto Machida and Renan Barao both got wins over opponents they were expected to beat, so where does that leave them now, and how far do they still have to go to get back to where they were?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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Quinton Jackson is back in the UFC. Probably. It’s all a little confusing.During the telecast of UFC Fight Night 58 on Saturday night it was announced that the one-time light heavyweight champion Jackson was headed back to the UFC. This was a total shock to everybody except for the untold millions on Twitter, where his re-signing was being discussed casually as a foregone conclusion.The only hitch that people could come up with was a niggling one that went like this: Hey, wait, isn’t he still un read news >>

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Following his third round submission victory over Mitch Gagnon, Renan Barao revealed that his main goal in the coming year is to bring the bantamweight title back to Brazil. Following a turbulent year in the UFC, Renan Barao is delighted to put 2014 behind him with a win on Saturday night. Having watched the division pass him by over the past few months, the Brazilian vowed to regain the title in the coming months. "I'm focused on my goals, and I'm going to bring this belt back to Brazil," Barao read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil – Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao is starting to get a little more vocal bout the things he wants in his career. And another shot at the belt is priority No. 1. “I’m focused on my foals, and I’m going to bring (...) read news >>

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Quinton Jackson is apparently headed back to the Octagon. Just how long it takes him to get there could be the real battle. read news >>

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MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes reacts to the Saturday news that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is back in the UFC. Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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