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The UFC doesn't book many Sunday shows during NFL season, but their decision to book their January 18th Fight Night in Boston is almost certain to go up against the famed New England Patriots. The UFC's return to Boston is just three weeks away, with Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver taking part in the main event on Sunday, January 18th. It's due to be a busy day in the world of North American sports, because the NFL's Conference Championships will determine the two participants in Super Bowl XLIX read news >>

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Former UFC fighter Cody McKenzie officially retired from MMA on Thursday following his KO loss at M-1 Challenge 54/ACB 12. Following a disappointing first round KO loss to Fight Club Berkut standout Beslan Isaev, Cody McKenzie has officially retired from MMA competition. McKenzie finishes his career with a 15-6 record in professional competition and a 3-4 run during his tenure with the UFC. He also ends his career on a two-fight losing streak. I'm done fighting I would call it retiring but I nev read news >>

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The UFC anti-trust lawsuit that has been widely speculated became a reality on Tuesday when a legal team representing Cung Le, Jon Fitch, and Nate Quarry filed the suit. read news >>

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The competition is stiff, and it’s a tall task to outshine some of MMA’s bigger organization. But Hex Fight Series in Australia – and one of its top prospects – just entered the mix for “Knockout of the Year.”Filed under: Featured, Featured (...) read news >>

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If Gina Carano is planning a return to MMA competition, she certainly isn’t slowing her acting career in preparation.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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UFC Fight Night 57, which faced strong sports competition on Saturday, led FOX Sports 1 to a strong Saturday night in the ratings.The Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson main event, pitting two of the company's top four featherweights in its rankings against each other, led the main card to drawing 903,000 viewers, up 11 percent from the usual Fight Night average. The show's peak quarter hour was 1,021,000 viewers. For a comparison, the Nov. 8 Fight Night show did 699,000 viewers, and the prelims befo read news >>

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Now that jiu-jitsu tournaments have become a big deal again, thanks to the emergence of Metamoris and grappling "super fights" (like this one), fans of the ground game have been wondering if the man, the myth, and the legend -- Rickson Gracie -- would consider jumping into the fray. Don't hold your breath. "I don’t see myself competing anymore because I've completely lost interest in competition," Gracie told MMA Fighting. "My injuries wouldn't allow me to perform the way I would like. It’s not read news >>

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Metamoris works in mysterious ways. It’s a jiu-jitsu competition that features underworld greats like Rodolfo Vieira and André Galvão, but at the same time offers a platform for Brendan Schaub, who ran hot laps around Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu for 20 straight minutes one time back in 2013. In the specific martial arts just as in the mixed, a refusal to engage can technically be called tactical (and vice versa). When Schaub peeled away, the Los Angeles crowd didn’t boo in drunken Neanderthal unison; read news >>

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Bucking monstrous sports competition, the UFC 179 prelims did 536,000 viewers, the second-lowest audience for that type of show for prelims since the move to Fox Sports 1.The two-hour show was without a marquee star on the undercard with William "Patolino" Macario vs Neil Magny as the main event. But the difference was more the competition with a World Series game and two major college football games going head-to-head. It fell from the 698,000 on the Sept. 27 show which had Dominick Cruz's retu read news >>

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One day after his second-scheduled opponent withdrew from competition, Diego Sanchez has now withdrawn from UFC 180 due to a knee injury. The UFC announced the news Thursday night, but Mexican outlet Indiscutido was the first to report the news. Indiscutido reports Sanchez suffered a curciate ligament injury to his knee on Thursday during practice. "Two days after UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of his UFC 180 bout against Fabricio Werdum on November 15 due to injury, ligh read news >>

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Undefeated heavyweight Jared Cannonier will take a big step up in competition when he meets Shawn Jordan in his octagon debut at UFC 182.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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Undefeated welterweight Greg Parker feels he’s ready to step up in competition, which is exactly what he’ll do at BAMMA USA: Badbeat 13 on Friday. read news >>

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Mitch Gagnon was looking forward to taking another step up in competition, but he knows he can't overlook last-minute replacement Roman Salazar. read news >>

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The budding counter-programming competition between the UFC and Bellator has taken another turn. Saturday night, Spike TV will air both of Eddie Alvarez's classic matches against Michael Chandler. The bouts will air at 10 pm ET - which just happens to be the start time of the UFC 178 pay-per-view, which features Alvarez's UFC debut against Donald Cerrone. While counter-programming is as old as television itself, there's been a notable increase in such activities between the two biggest MMA compa read news >>

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