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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is looking to become the most dominant champion in lightweight history, and wants to be a a big PPV player for the UFC as well. Anthony Pettis is set to defend his UFC lightweight title for the second time in a few months when he meets Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 185 on March 14th. Pettis has battled injuries for large chunks of his young career, but feels like he's healthy now and is working towards becoming one of the greatest lightweights read news >>

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UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones discusses his failed drug test for cocaine metabolites and how he felt about the handling of the tests. read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has only defended his title once since taking it off Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in 2013, but he's already planning out his legacy in the division. "Me getting that belt was the first goal," Pettis told FOX Sports. "Now it's time to set this legacy in place and make sure people remember my name for a long time. When you look at the lightweight division, the biggest name that sticks out is B.J. Penn. He's an icon and he's been around a long time and he was read news >>

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones talks about his renewed interest in Cain Velasquez and the belief there was "foul play" regarding his positive drug test. read news >>

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The next challenger for GLORY middleweight champion Artem ‘The Lion’ Levin will be produced by a four-man “Middleweight Contender Tournament” at GLORY 20 DUBAI on Friday, April 3. Levin, who recently formed part of Nick Diaz’s training camp for his fight with Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva, will be keeping a close eye on the tournament. Two fighters in particular have his attention, but for very different reasons. Levin (50-4-1, 33 KO's) is from Kuzbass in Siberia, Russia but moved to San Diego, Ca read news >>

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UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is up for a champion vs. champion superfight against flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and would even drop down a weight class to make it happen. UFC flyweight titlist Demetrious Johnson made waves recently by hinting that he would like to fight bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw for a purse of 2 million dollars. Dillashaw now responded to that statement and said he would be more than happy to do that fight for such an enticing purse, but that he wou read news >>

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Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino responds to Rener Gracie’s public comments that she is given “too much credit.” Monday's edition of The MMA Hour saw Rener Gracie make an appearance to discuss women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey's remarkable 14-second submission at UFC 184. It began as a regular interview until Rener decided to incorporate a comparison to Cris ‘Cyborg' Justino. Instead of focusing his examples on Rousey, Rener went off on a tangent about how Cyborg read news >>

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After UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s mom poked fun at Cristiane Justino on Tuesday, the Invicta FC featherweight titleholder has fired back.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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With UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and top featherweight Cris Cyborg both earning dominating wins this past weekend the inevitable talk of a showdown has been in full force. Rousey defeated No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds in the main event at UFC 184, while Cyborg took just 46 seconds to dispatch Charmaine Tweet at Invicta FC 11. Joining our own Ariel Helwani on Monday's MMA Hour, Rousey's Jiu Jitsu coach Rener Gracie said he believed Cyborg was being given 'more read news >>

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MONTREAL – UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has said he’ll only move up in weight to face bantamweight titleholder T.J. Dillashaw for a firm price tag of $2 million. Dillashaw, meanwhile, is willing to go down to 125 pounds – $2 million or (...) read news >>

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Jiu-jitsu star Gabi Garcia won’t be making her mixed martial arts debut this month. The nine-time jiu-jitsu world champion and two-time ADCC gold medalist signed a contract with Brazilian promotion Jungle Fight to fight on March 28 in Sao Paulo, but decided to postpone her MMA debut to a future date. Jungle Fight president Wallid Ismail confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com. Garcia was originally set to compete for the first time in MMA on Dec. 23 in Tokyo, Japan, but Real Fight failed to find a read news >>

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Bellator MMA middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will look to defend his title for the first time when he meets Kendall Grove at Bellator 137.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

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Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson talks about why he doesn't find Paige VanZant attractive and how he doesn't like to tell new acquaintances that he is a fighter. UFC champion Demetrious Johnson has always struggled with mainstream popularity. While his in-cage exploits are a joy to behold, his mic and promotional skills leave a lot to be desired, which played a part in UFC 174's abysmal PPV buy rate. The Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov main event garnered the promotion's lowest amount of pay-per read news >>

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Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin recently commented on the media firestorm surrounding the recent failed drug tests of pound-for-pound great and one-time Octagon adversary Anderson Silva. The Spider was given a temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission in a February hearing and will face further discipline at a commission meeting later this month. Franklin, who lost his title in lopsided fashion to Silva at UFC 64, told Submission Radio that the positive tests overshad read news >>

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