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With the weigh-ins just hours away, Mark Hunt has nearly 20 pounds to shed if he's to avoid missing the heavyweight limit for his main event bout vs. Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night Japan. It's not often that you have to worry about a fighter failing to make the heavyweight limit, but with approximately 12 hours until the UFC Fight Night Japan weigh-ins, Mark Hunt could be unable to cut to 266 lbs. Yahoo's Kevin Iole reports that Hunt, who started his training camp at 340 lbs, is presently 284 lbs read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has released Francis Carmont. From his official Facebook page: "I announce that after 6 win and 3 defeat, I am no longer a UFC fighter. However it is with determination that I will continue my career in combat sports. A friend told me, after my loss against Thales, " You will come to understand it is the best thing that could've happen for your career, it'll make you stronger." At that moment i did not quiet understand, and after reflecting i came to auto-cri read news >>

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BRASILIA, Brazil -- Leonardo Santos returned to the win column on Saturday night in Brasilia, Brazil, but his victory over fellow The Ultimate Fighter winner Efrain Escudero was tougher than he expected. The Nova Uniao lightweight didn’t look well during Friday’s official weigh-ins at the Nilson Nelson gymnasium, and after his unanimous decision victory he told MMA Fighting that he barely slept the night before he stepped on the scale. "I had cramps all night and couldn’t sleep, that was a big i read news >>

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This Saturday, former Top 10 welterweight Paulo Thiago is likely fighting to keep his spot on the UFC's roster. Likely Cut With a Loss Paulo Thiago (15-7, 5-7 UFC) - Thiago made a big splash in the division with finishes of Josh Koscheck and Mike Swick, wins which saw him rocket up the rankings. That seems like ages ago, though; Thiago hasn't won consecutive fights in four years, and his record since then is 2-6. It'd be a shock if his UFC career could withstand another loss. Possibly Cut With a read news >>

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In an interview with the UFC Fox crew, Dana White stated that Alistair Overeem won't be cut, and mouthed off on Ben Askren, saying that the Olympic wrestler is an 'absolute moron'. Fighters turned Fox Sports analysts Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and Brendan Schaub interviewed Dana White at a segment of UFC Tonight. The UFC addressed several topics including news that Alistair Overeem will be able to keep his job despite a hefty price tag and losing three of his last four bouts by knockout: "He' read news >>

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Alistair Overeem entered the UFC in late-2011 lugging around a trio of prestigious titles -- heavyweight belts in Strikeforce, DREAM, and even K-1 -- plus a superhero physique to boot. At the time he was effectively a marketer's dream, the man who retired the UFC's cash cow in a vicious two-minute long Octagon debut, and the man who was, supposedly, the next great heavyweight champion of this era. How quickly things change. Following his loss to Ben Rothwell on Friday, Overeem has now lost three read news >>

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Henry Cejudo is one of the very few competitors in MMA who has won Olympic gold, which made him a prospect to watch as he got set for his UFC debut a couple of weeks ago at UFC 177. Cejudo -- who won gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in the 121-pound class -- never made it to the scale for his fight with Scott Jorgensen, though.Cejudo fell ill during his weight cut just hours before the weigh-ins in Sacramento. Exactly what happened wasn’t known at the time, but what as known was that read news >>

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Even if UFC and local commission officials hadn’t learn how ill he was, Charles Oliveira said he was in no shape to fight this past Friday at UFC Fight Night 50.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Things got heated when One FC welterweight champ Ben Askren started to talk about "push back" against the "UFC monopoly" and Inside MMA host Kenny Rice wasn't having it and cut him off mid-interview. Former Olympic wrestler Ben Askren has been a lightening rod for controversy ever since left Bellator. Askren had hoped to sign with the UFC, but when they turned him down he declined the UFC's suggestion that he sign with the World Series of Fighting and instead chose to sign with One FC. Recently read news >>

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Michael Chiesa got "a nasty ax wound, right across his eye, and that was the end of the fight" with Joe Lauzon last night at UFC Fight Night 50, which took place at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Indeed, Lauzon drilled "Maverick" with a knee to the face, splitting his skin wide open and forcing a premature end to the "Fight of the Night" in round two. It was fun as hell while it lasted, and if everything is right in the universe, we'll probably see these two roll it back sometime read news >>

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The Joe Lauzon who engaged in two of the most memorable fights of recent years, against Jamie Varner and Jim Miller, was back in the house on Friday night. And Michael Chiesa once against proved himself capable of an exciting scrap, himself. Lauzon and Chiesa put on a tremendous seven-minute lightweight scrap to kick off the main card of UFC Fight Night 50 at Foxwoods Casino. Just as it was about to turn into a Fight of the Year contender, it was waved off, as a nasty cut cut above Chiesa's righ read news >>

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