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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 >>

  • 23 days ago
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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 >>

  • 29 days ago
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One day after his second-scheduled opponent withdrew from competition, Diego Sanchez has now withdrawn from UFC 180 due to a knee injury.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 >>

  • a month ago
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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 >>

  • a month ago
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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 >>

  • a month ago
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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 >>

  • a month ago
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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 >>

  • a month ago
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In 2014, with the Nevada Athletic Commission banning the use of testosterone and the UFC enforcing stricter drug testing within its ranks, the sport of MMA has perceivably started to become a more even playing field. Perceivably, because the UFC is only now just beginning to ramp up the process of weeding out cheaters within the sport. As UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta recently told ESPN, Zuffa is currently interviewing companies to enact out-of-competition drug testing to the fighters under contract read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Dustin Poirier is the most decorated fighter Conor McGregor has ever faced. In the eyes of “The Notorious,” though, his UFC 178 foe is hardly a step up in competition.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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After a three-year layoff from competition, Abel Cullum is apparently anxious to make up for lost time.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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For some people MMA competition is enough. Two tough guys, one cage, something has to give. But for many, dare I suggest most, simply inserting two people into the UFC Octagon is not, in and of itself, particularly compelling. We've seen it—dozens, hundreds, even thousands of times. It takes more than just organizing an athletic contest to get our attention. We need context, story or high stakes. Is a championship on the line? Is this a battle between two distinct styles? Best of all, though? Ar read news >>

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