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  • 3 months ago
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Either no one wants to fight Gunnar Nelson, or he's the cage-fighting equivalent of a black cat in the road. On Wednesday, streaking welterweight Ryan LaFlare became the fifth opponent in less than two years to call off an engagement with the Icelandic submissions ace. LaFlare cited a knee injury, according to a report from Newsday, as his reason for the withdraw. Zak Cummings replaces LaFlare in the bout, which happens July 19 at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin, Ireland. The UFC's official United read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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After a few days to think on it, and amid some continued fan outcry, Dana White has stepped up to bat for Jon Jones and his open handed defense. It's amazing how a little remove and an outpouring of fan dissent will change a man's tune. Immediately post UFC 172, Dana White was echoing the voice of the people when he told Ariel Helwani that "we've got to stop that stuff," in response to Helwani's questions about Jones' open hand strategy and the eye pokes resulting from it. He's not exactly going read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares has withdrawn from a scheduled July 5 title defense due to personal issues. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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UFC president Dana White reacts to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' allegations that his phone was hacked leading to a series of homophobic comments on Instagram. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Both men had their backs to the wall at UFC 154, but it was Pablo Garza that dominate Mark Hominick en route to a unanimous decision victory. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Junior dos Santos is not a fighter that backs down from challenges, and any fighter willing to step into the heavyweight division will find that out very quickly. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Whether it's WWE or UFC, Paul Heyman believes Brock Lesnar is a hall of famer. Lesnar's four-year stint in MMA seemingly challenges the UFC Hall of Fame's undefined, intangible standards. It included three consecutive million pay-per-view buy rates with half of his eight career bouts having a UFC title at stake. Can a fighter be a hall of famer with fewer than 10 career outings? With a UFC record that's one loss short of the .500 mark? read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra sees a future champion in 185-pound pupil Chris Weidman. Of course, the New Yorker is biased toward Weidman. But as the only fighter to defeat Georges St-Pierre - despite 10-to-1 odds - in the last eight years, Serra's ability to spot long shots isn't something to be taken lightly. He believes Weidman has what it takes to snap Anderson Silva's historic streak of 10 straight title defenses and 15 straight UFC wins. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Rich "Ace" Franklin never backs down from a fight, which came in handy at UFC 147 when the promotion desperately needed a big name to fill in for the main event. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Jon Jones' coach, Greg Jackson, is the latest to publicly throw his support behind the fighter after his arrest for DWI. Jackson says Jones is "trying to do the right thing." Retweet this Share on Facebook • E read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Following a busy weekend loaded with MMA action, MMAjunkie.com Radio takes a look backs at UFC on Versus 4, Bellator 46 and Strikeforce Challengers 16. Additionally, UFC on Versus 4 winner Ricardo Lamas calls in to recount his octagon debut victory. MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from 12-2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino's Race & Sports Book. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio, or watch it live on select read news >>

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