Title shots in the UFC can be tricky business, and Chris Cariaso is determined to make the most of his opportunity to get his hands on championship gold.
On Tuesday, the UFC announced the long-time bantamweight veteran turned surging flyweight would be the next opponent to face Demetrious Johnson at UFC 177 on Aug. 30. The call to compete for the flyweight strap came as a surprise to the 33-year-old Californian—and news of the bout sent a shockwave through the MMA community—but the door to the c read news >>
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Picking a weight division as a fighter shouldn't be just about comfort, but about opportunity as well and fighters seem to be missing a major one.
I am essentially the last person to ever recommend a fighter change weight classes outside the first few years of his or her career. In fact, not long ago I wrote a whole article about how it's one of the most useless things a fighter can do. But, in the examination of that article, and more time spent considering its ramifications, one thing became c read news >>
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva puts his 17-fight winning streak and title on the line at UFC 162 on July 6 against Chris Weidman and says he’s prepared to fight. read news >>
Czar Sklavos didn't have to go far to find his first exposure to martial arts and combat sports. Just to the living room, pretty much. read news >>
Gilbert Melendez makes his long awaited UFC debut on April 20, fighting for the UFC lightweight title against champion Benson Henderson. read news >>
Ring rust is real.
So said UFC middleweight Patrick Cote, who, in breaking down a welterweight title-unification match between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit, framed the central issue of UFC 154's headliner.
It's been 19 months since St-Pierre stepped into the cage to compete in real time, and his ability to adjust to that shift will shape the fight.
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Andy Ogle was perhaps the unluckiest fighter in this year's The Ultimate Fighter Live series, but his fortunes have turned for the better as he fights on home turf at UFC on Fuel TV 5 on Saturday. read news >>
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Francis Carmont watched Anderson Silva's second-round TKO of Chael Sonnen on Saturday, and he knows just how good the UFC's middleweight champion is.
But for the French fighter whose nickname is "Limitless," he takes the moniker to heart. There's no reason, Carmont believes, that he can't one day be where Silva is - with a belt around his waist.
With seven straight wins and two straight in the UFC, Carmont gets his next test Wednesday against Karlos Vemola on the mai read news >>
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TORONTO - Few people were caught as off guard to UFC 140's announced main event as one of the guys in it.
With Rashad Evans again injured, UFC officials booked UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones against-ex-titleholder Lyoto Machida in this weekend's pay-per-view headliner.
As Machida today told MMAjunkie.com, you can count him among the initially surprised parties.
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The UFC's decision to scrap Carlos Condit's promised title shot to capitalize on the buzz of Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz obviously struck a nerve with fans.
To some, it was genius. To others, it was a testament to all that is wrong with the sport.
Readers weight on on both sides of the argument in The Sunday Junkie, our weekly reader-feedback feature. And this week's winner, New York's Ryan Busuttil, argues that Diaz is getting rewarded for the same exact behavior that cost him his tit read news >>
On top of all the bad luck that's befallen Rashad Evans in the past 12
months, he has a lot to lose going into his next fight - far more than
When Evans meets Tito Ortiz a second time in the main event of UFC 133, he will put his title
aspirations on the line against a man who just this past month was one
foot outside the promotion.
Ortiz, on the other hand, has little to lose. After stepping in for an
injured Phil Davis on late notice, he's gone from perpetual whipping read news >>