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MMAmania.com spoke to former Detroit Piston and 1989 NBA Finals champion, Rick Mahorn, at Bellator 124 last weekend in Plymouth, Michigan inside Compuware Arena. Not surprisingly, the leader during Detroit's "Bad Boy" era is a fan of the fight game. PLYMOUTH, MI-Back in the late 80s, the Detroit Pistons were known by the moniker "Bad Boys" for their aggressive, rough and rugged brand of basketball. There were fouls aplenty and more than a few scuffles with opposing players that took umbrage to t read news >>

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Video: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight and part-time light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) after a career that spanned nearly 20 years, including a dominant run in the PRIDE FC promotion. read news >>

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Every year the still-blossoming sport of mixed martial arts attracts flocks of new fans who fill arenas, balloon demand and entice promotions like the UFC to saturate the calender with events. And since the days of expecting a few major shows per month have long since passed (the UFC has already had 33 events in 2014), it's only natural that some fans only tend to remember the year's blockbusters. This countdown's not about all the marquee scraps that got the proper pre- and post-fight attention read news >>

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Roy Nelson is hours away from having to survive Mark Hunt's overhand right, but he's still got time to dig at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. According to Nelson, Velasquez has been sheltered, presumably by the UFC, in order to protect him from, well, Nelson. "I think Cain Velasquez has only fought the same guy over and over the last couple of years, because they don't want to change (the champion)," Nelson told FOX Sports. Velasquez hasn't competed since finishing his trilogy with form read news >>

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TOKYO – Roy Nelson knows fans can’t wait to see what happens when he and fellow heavyweight slugger Mark Hunt step into the octagon on Saturday at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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Ryan Couture won his Bellator debut at Bellator 124 last weekend over Tom Bagnasco by rear naked choke in the first round. The son of MMA legend, Randy Couture spoke to MMAmania about the win, and having his father as a "calming presence" in his corner. PLYMOUTH, MI-After being released from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and winning back-to-back fights in the Battlegrounds promotion, Ryan Couture was once again back on a big stage, this time at Bellator 124 on Spike TV (full results here) read news >>

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It's Christmas morning for kickboxing fans as the world's leading kickboxing promotion has granted paywall amnesty to all who follow the sport by announcing the release of the entire back catalog. Not a whole hell of a lot has been going on in the world of kickboxing since GLORY 17 and "Last Man Standing" took place at the end of June. Since that historic night of kickboxing took place, MMAmania.com featured middleweight Joe Schilling in the website's first ever long form article (story here) an read news >>

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Rejoice kickboxing fans, the paywall on one of the internet's biggest fight archives is coming down. When researching and watching old fights, few things have been tougher to get their hands on than Glory content. Unless of course, you were willing to pay as much as $54 for a three month subscription. I mean, I love kickboxing and all, but that could be my next pay per view right there. At least, until now. Glory announced today on it's website, that they would be setting up a new, free YouTube read news >>

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Former commando Martin Stapleton was popular with fans after his appearance on season nine of The Ultimate Fighter but his subsequent competition appearances were sporadic. This Friday he returns to the Bellator cage for a clash with young Japanese featherweight Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 125. This Friday, British featherweight Martin ".50 Cal" Stapleton (13-3) returns to the Bellator cage. The TUF 9 vet faces Goiti Yamauchi (17-2), born in Japan but resident in Brazil. The 21-year old has gone read news >>

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BRASILIA, Brazil – For most MMA fans, Larissa Pacheco is a bit of an unknown commodity, but not to her opponent, Jessica Andrade. After all, they’ve been Facebook friends for years.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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I’d like to think a guy like Krzysztof Soszynski would be set for life. A veteran of nearly 40 fights, Soszynski spent more than eight years in the trenches of professional MMA. He fought for several of the industry’s top promotions, including Strikeforce and the IFL, before mustering a three-year, nine-fight tenure in the Octagon. I’m told it's difficult to measure how long the average UFC career lasts, but with a final record of 6-3, Soszynski was likely more successful than most. He was never read news >>

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