Fighters break out all the time. Sometimes, they pan out; other times, they come up short. But whatever the outcome may be, the process of breaking out is not one full of sunshine and sugarplums. It is a tough road traveled—one that may very well push a fighter to the absolute brink. In order for a fighter to escape mediocrity and reap the benefits of full-blown mixed martial arts stardom, he must meet a variety of requirements, including skill, finishing ability, marketability and appetite for read news >>
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Bummer. On the cusp of another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title fight against division kingpin Demetrious Johnson, John Dodson will now find himself on the sidelines for up to a year on the heels of a very unfortunate setback. "The Magician" told FOX Sports that he recently had to undergo ACL surgery to repair a blown knee, as well as a torn meniscus. A reoccurring problem that was aggravated during his most recent victory over John Moraga at UFC Fight Night 42. Dodson delive read news >>
- 5 months ago
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From Yahoo Sports: From the brink of losing his job to the cusp of a possible title shot, the welterweight has fought back from injury and is set to fight Erick Silva on Saturday in Cincinnati. read news >>
Undefeated Justin Gaethje is on the cusp of a World Series of Fighting lightweight title shot, but he knows no to look too far beyond the fight that is immediately in front of him. read news >>
To say Washington-based women’s 125-pound fighter “Relentless” Hadley Griffith stepped up in her pro debut might be an understatement. read news >>
Soa Palelei picked up his first UFC victory despite carrying broken ribs into his fight at UFC 164 on Saturday night in Milwaukee. read news >>
Rory MacDonald could find himself on the cusp of a title shot with a win on Saturday – and that could complicate things with his teammate, champ Georges St-Pierre. But their trainer shot down a rumor of why the two aren't training side by side these days. read news >>
NEWARK, N.J. – UFC 159 main event winner and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones broke some major ground in 2012 when he signed a sponsorship deal with Nike. But Nike soon could have some in-octagon competition from one of its biggest competitors. read news >>
On the cusp of his UFC return, Nate Marquardt is hopeful to get back in the Octagon, but won't look past his Strikeforce title defense against Tarec Saffiedine. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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TORONTO - There's daydreaming about being a world champion one day, and then there's what Joseph Benavidez does.
But Benavidez, the fantasy may just be a little too all-consuming at times. But to him, "fantasy" isn't the right word to use because that implies it's a far-fetched dream.
For Benavidez, the plan is clear as crystal - and that's to become the UFC's first flyweight champion Saturday night.
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Renan Barão heads into UFC 149 to face Urijah Faber to declare the interim UFC bantamweight champion. The battle for the belt, however, is only but a symbol of a much deeper accomplishment.
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