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On Saturday, December 6, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks defends his title for the first time against the man he won it against, Robbie Lawler... read news >>

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With Jon "Bones" Jones set to take on former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier on Jan. 3 at UFC 182, much more is at stake than hardware. Before Jones makes his eighth title defense—he's currently three behind tying Anderson Silva for the most in UFC history with 10—he caused a stir at the UFC 178 media day by inciting a brawl with Cormier that led to Nike dropping Bones from his sponsorship. Now, it's easy to speculate who caused the brawl, as both men should share the blame, but read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, one of the most notable members of Milwaukee's Roufusport fight camp, is defending team founder Jeffrey "Duke" Roufus in the aftermath of the death of one his fellow gym goers. Ever since the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article about the death of Dennis Munson, Jr., a Roufusport amateur kickboxer, in March, former Roufusport team members have lashed out against the coaching methods of the gym, per Bloody Elbow. On Wednesday, "Showtime" did an read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is preparing for his title defense against Gilbert Melendez, but was recently faced with questions surrounding a teammates death. read news >>

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Duke Roufus and the environment at his Roufusport gym have been surrounded by controversy ever since the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel released an investigative piece on the death of kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr. read news >>

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UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defends longtime coach Duke Roufus from the recent accusations levelled against him. After details began to arise regarding Denis Munson Jr., a Roufusport kickboxer who died hours after making his amateur debut at Duke Roufus' American Fighting Championship promotion last March, several notable fighters began to air their grievances about the now-controversial coach and his allegedly brutal coaching staff. However, several of the top fighters at Roufusport read news >>

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Roufusport star pupil and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has managed to avoid being roped into much of the controversy surrounding his camp this week. After the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published its investigation into the death of 24-year-old amateur Roufusport kickboxer Denis Munson Jr., the camp's patriarch, Duke Roufus, has come under fire by several high-profile former students over his coaching methods. Just weeks out from making his Dec. 2 title defense to Gilbert Melendez at U read news >>

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In the wake of a report on the tragic death of a Roufusport kickboxer, UFC featherweight Erik Koch has stepped forward to defend his coach. Following a Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal investigation into the death this spring of Roufusport amateur kickboxer Dennis Munson, Jr., controversy has enveloped the team with ex-coaches and fighters coming forward to rip coach Duke Roufus and his team. One fighter who is standing by his coach is UFC Featherweight Erik Koch. He took to MMA.tv to post in Roufus' read news >>

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In this week's BtO, Trevor Prangley continues his undefeated run through King of the Cage, Rambaa Somdet returns from an injury layoff, and would-be UFC heavyweight Geronimo Dos Santos looks to keep his career momentum going following his return from hepatitis treatment. Can we talk about event names for a minute? The UFC sold out and just started titling their pay-per-views based on what the main event is, and this is bogus. Where's the creativity? The je ne sais quoi? Event titles were essenti read news >>

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Jessica Aguilar (18-4), who defends her strawweight championship against Kalindra Faria (15-3) in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, has two messages to the women's MMA world. First, she's happy where she is, fighting for the World Series of Fighting and flying the flag for women's MMA on NBC sports. "They've given me this opportunity" Aguilar told Bleacher Report in an exclusive interview. "They believe in me. They are treating me like a champion. They are just two years in, and they've come so far. read news >>

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World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has a new title fight scheduled for Dec. 13, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif., at the McClellan Conference Center. Welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares will put his belt on the line against longtime veteran Jon Fitch. Fitch takes a two-fight win streak in WSOF into the bout, having last fought 70+ fight veteran Dennis Hallman in the co-main event of WSOF 11 at middleweight. He returns to the weight class where he was a perennial No. 1 contender in UFC before his unce read news >>

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