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Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson suffered the first defeat of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career when he came up short against Rick Story at the UFC Fight Night 53 event last October in Stockholm, Sweden. Following the loss, there was dialog from armchair experts about how well "Gunni" will continue to perform against the top half of the 170-pound contender list (see it here), considering the ease in which the grappling ace can hit the welterweight l read news >>

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No. 1 contender Daniel Cormier and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones spoke to UFC color commentator Joe Rogan during UFC on Fox 13 on Dec. 13. read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Hector Lombard is just a few days ahead of his Josh Burkman showdown at the UFC 182 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Jan. 3, 2015 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hopefully the win can bring "Showeather" good tidings and cheer. That's because the former Bellator middleweight titleholder is feeling more like the Grinch than Kris Kringle, and is hoping to start fresh in 2015. Following a win over "The Peop read news >>

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Raphael Assuncao joins fellow UFC bantamweight contender Dominick Cruz on the sidelines, as the Brazilian has injured his ankle in training. With yesterday's news of UFC bantamweight contender and former champion Dominick Cruz's latest ACL injury, this time on his right knee, it was expected that Raphael Assuncao would immediately be in the running to take Cruz's spot against T.J. Dillashaw at some point in 2015. Unfortunately, Assuncao posted this announcement on Twitter that confirms he's also read news >>

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Renan Barao wants his belt back, and after Monday's bantamweight contender collapse, he may just be the last man standing who should get a shot at TJ Dillashaw. read news >>

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UFC bantamweight contender and former champion Dominick "The Dominator" Cruz suffered an injury to his right knee that will keep him out of action for the foreseeable future. Posting to his social media properties on Facebook and Twitter, Cruz alerted his fans of the unfortunate news. Cruz's injury history is lengthy, and this most recent setback is especially inopportune. After sitting out for almost three years with two injuries to his left knee and a groin tear—a hitatus so long he had to vac read news >>

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The bantamweight division takes another hit. It hasn't been a good day for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight division. Not long after it was revealed that former 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz had suffered yet another ACL injury -- this time on the other knee -- which will sideline him indefinitely, Raphael Assuncao revealed via Twitter that he will be benched for a few months after he broke his ankle during training. I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will b read news >>

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Undefeated welterweight Ryan LaFlare aims for an early 2015 fight with former middleweight and welterweight contender Demian Maia. Ryan LaFlare is 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the UFC, with wins over Santiago Ponzinibbio, Ben Alloway, Court McGee, and John Howard. An injury prevented him from facing Gunnar Nelson back in July, and it ultimately sidelined him for the rest of 2014. In an interview with MMA Fighting, LaFlare expressed interest in taking on Demian Maia once the New Yorker is cleared to c read news >>

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The #6 ranked UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier is moving back up to lightweight. After 3 years and 11 fights at 145 lbs, Dustin Poirier has decided to move back up to the lightweight division. Currently the #6 ranked featherweight, Poirier has been competing at the weight class since he made his UFC debut in 2011. As he announced the news on his twitter account, 'the Diamond' will head back to 155 lbs, where he has competed earlier on his career, up until his WEC days in 2010. The 25-year-old read news >>

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Dustin Poirier's featherweight days are over. The former 145-pound contender confirmed to MMAFighting.com that he has decided to resume his fighting career as a lightweight. "I'm big," he wrote via text message. "The cut made me hate the process of getting ready for a fight. I was focused on how to make weight instead of how to beat my opponent. It's sucks to drop out of the rankings, but it has to be done. I'm 180 right now and in great shape." Poirier most recently lost via first-round TKO to read news >>

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Less than two months after he was promised the next UFC welterweight title shot in his native Canada, it appears now that Rory MacDonald won’t get the next crack at the gold.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Sorry, Rory MacDonald, but you're going to have to wait. The UFC welterweight contender was recently told by UFC brass that he will not get the next shot at the 170-pound title, according to "UFC Tonight." read news >>

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No. 4-ranked contender Lyoto Machida meets No. 10-ranked CB Dollaway in the UFC Fight Night 58 headliner. The middleweight clash will send the winner into title contention. Dollaway has a chance to silence his critics and establish himself as one of the elite in the division. He started his career 6-0 before joining the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. The Arizona State wrestler made the finals against Amir Sadollah, where he would suffer his first career loss. Dollaway had an up-and-down read news >>

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UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor seems a bit torn over the promotion's decision to allow a retired professional wrestler with no competitive experience whatsoever to compete alongside him in the sport's premier organization. McGregor understands the appeal of wrangling the elusive and dreaded 'casual fan,' but would have preferred for 36-year-old CM Punk to first prove himself elsewhere. "I don't have no problem with it," McGregor told Severe MMA. "If you bring something with you to th read news >>

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