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Of the thousands of fighters to pass through the UFC ranks, Frank Mir's story is one of the few that exudes all the necessary components of a Hollywood drama. Mir has been a champion—but also a loser—and in the midst of all the chaos one goes through to ascend the ranks in the world's most prestigious fight promotion, lies a man who at one time was very troubled. As a brilliant Brazilian jiu-jitsu tactician, Mir debuted inside the Octagon as a 22-year-old heavyweight prospect, with a lot of conf read news >>

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It looks like Ronda Rousey already has her next film project lined up, now that Cat Zingano and UFC 184 are firmly behind her. Reports are that Ronda Rousey was going to take some time off to work on another film project, before she starts looking at a return to the Octagon, or her next title challenger. Fans looking for more that 14 seconds of action out of the bantamweight title holder, may be forced to get it from the big screen instead. But, at least they won't have to wait too long for that read news >>

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Matt Hamill, who achieved widespread fame and admiration as a successful hearing-impaired fighter, will return to pro MMA this year after signing with the World Series of Fighting promotion. The news came Wednesday night via Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting. Hamill will compete in a four-man tournament to determine the inaugural WSOF light heavyweight champion. Also in the bracket is Thiago Silva, the controversial fighter who has also signed with WSOF and who defeated Hamill by unanimous decision i read news >>

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There may be more controversy headed Jon Jones' way. The story of fame and money attracting people and those people attracting problems is not a new story. For every story of incredible success and wealth there invariably seems to be a seedy side, reports of trouble. MMA has been no different, it's stars no more averse to the potential problems that wealth and fame can bring. The latest of those is, of course, Jon Jones, who's recently failed out of competition drug test for cocaine prompted a t read news >>

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Tom Speer, who won MMA fame as a finalist on “The Ultimate Fighter 6,” just turned 30 and wants to give the sport another push.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News read news >>

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UFC bantamweight women's champion, Ronda Rousey wants her financial earnings to stay private. UFC bantamweight women's champion, Ronda Rousey's meteoric rise to fame has been nothing short of amazing. With a professional record that spans a little over three years, she has risen to the top of not only the UFC roster, but is routinely mentioned as the P4P best of any woman currently competing in mixed martial arts. Boasting a perfect 10-0 record, she has defended her belt five times and every sin read news >>

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He wasn't always like this. Seventeen years ago, Dan Henderson made his MMA debut at the 1997 Brazil Open. He finished two opponents within six minutes before branding himself as one of the toughest dudes on the planet. He'd go on to make his UFC debut (no, not that UFC debut) six months later, capturing the UFC 17 tournament title when he defeated Carlos Newton via split decision. Over the course of the 16 years that followed, Henderson would share a fighting platform with some of the best figh read news >>

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Officials today announced that UFC 1 tournament winner and 2003 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Royce Gracie has joined Bellator as a nation brand ambassador. read news >>

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"The Godfather of MMA" has jumped ship ... sorta. Royce Gracie will soon join his fellow Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame brethren, Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar, at Bellator MMA as the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion announced that submission guru would join the Viacom-led team. While the retired 47-year old legend won't be fighting, he will serve as a Promotional Brand Ambassador for the promotion, with his duties comprising event promotion, as well as helping Bellator incr read news >>

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Another UFC Hall of Fame member is heading to Bellator MMA, but this one won’t be entering the cage to compete. Winner of three of the first four UFC one-night tournaments, Royce Gracie was announced on Wednesday as the new official brand ambassador for Bellator. According to the promotion, the MMA legend "will host seminars, be involved in autograph and promotional appearances, as well as aiding in the international expansion of Bellator around the world," and also "be involved in a co-branded read news >>

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The UFC Hall of Fame is having an increasingly bigger presence with rival Bellator MMA.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

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Would the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame be incomplete without the inclusion of storied mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran and former PRIDE FC champion Wanderlei Silva? It may not matter. "The Axe Murderer" doesn't want anything to do with the promotion's hallowed halls, after a bitter falling out with the sport he helped make famous. While his unceremonious exit is partly due to his run in with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), Silva is not looking back. From his convers read news >>

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Latest UFC Hall of Fame inductee suggests that he hopes Barack Obama contracts Ebola. After years being on the outs with the promotion, Pat Miletich was recently inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame a couple of months ago. Today, the former lightweight champion may be getting the wrong kind of attention as he ranted on twitter about his political views. This time, Miletich even went so far as suggesting that he hopes Barack Obama contracts Ebola: Ebola lands in D.C. and we can only hope a White Hous read news >>

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On Friday UFC president Dana White said Wanderlei Silva has been blackballed from induction in the Hall of Fame. read news >>

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