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For a very long time, fans of the combative sports have been waiting (or even dying) for the UFC to go to Mexico. The reasoning is simple: Mexico is home to some of the greatest fighters in the world, hands down, and MMA fans would love to see fighters like them in the Octagon. To think that the next generation of great MMA fighters may come, at least in part, from Mexico—if they are inspired—is terribly exciting. But we knew that was never going to happen until Zuffa decided to go all-in when i read news >>

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Dana White wants you to go see a movie if you're not happy with Joe Soto in a UFC main event. Dana White is none too happy with MMA fans who are criticizing the UFC product. Today, his anger is aimed at fans who said that UFC 177 should have been moved to "free" status and put on Fox Sports 1 following Renan Barao being forced out of his main event title rematch against T.J. Dillashaw. The main event now features Dillashaw defending against promotional newcomer Joe Soto. When asked about that li read news >>

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Fans have wondered whether any of the talented 170lbers training at American Top Team would fight each other. The UFC head honcho says one of the highest-ranked members of the team has said 'no problem'. Hot on the heels of his destructive first round knockout victory over Dong-Hyun Kim in Macau this past weekend, fans speculated who Tyron Woodley (17-3 MMA/4-2 UFC) would face next in the Octagon. Woodley, ranked third in the official UFC welterweight rankings, said earlier this week that he'd l read news >>

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While fans may be bitterly disappointed over the latest injury to Chan Sung Jung, the UFC has found a highly suitable replacement against Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night Sweden. Max Holloway is just a few days removed from a 2nd round TKO over injury replacement Clay Collard, and now "Blessed" finds himself playing the role of short-notice opponent. With Chan Sung Jung out of the UFC Fight Night Sweden co-main event, Holloway will now face Akira Corassani on October 4th in Stockholm. Fresh of read news >>

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I guess Ryan Bader won't be available by October, so it's straight to Plan B! Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson, wants to go to the head of the light heavyweight class. And he knows the fastest way to do that is by cutting in front of Alexander Gustafsson, who happens to be next in line for a 205-pound title shot. "Rumble" goes public with his request: @AlexTheMauler I respect you as a fighter but this is business. @danawhite said our fight mak read news >>

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Up until now, Anthony Johnson has allowed his thunderous fists and feet to do his talking for him in this second UFC stint. But on Wednesday, stuck in limbo without a fight on the docket, "Rumble" finally took to Facebook to lob a challenge towards one of the light heavyweight division's top dogs. Johnson's target: Alexander Gustafsson. "@AlexTheMauler I respect you as a fighter but this is business," Johnson wrote. "@danawhite said our fight makes sense. There's nobody left for us to fight plus read news >>

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It appears the Strikeforce import is not, in fact, "The Chosen One." Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender, Tyron Woodley, recently said mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were hoping to see him move on to fight Matt Brown after putting away Dong Hyun Kim last Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees. That includes Brown, who told FOX Sports (via MMA Fighting) that he is more interested in a fight against former interim w read news >>

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Fans waiting for the return of Chan Sung Jung are going to be waiting a little longer. Any time you hear Chan Sung Jung and injury in the same sentence, it's bad news. MMA-in-Asia reports that the Korean Zombie has been pulled from his upcoming bout with Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Jung was planning to make his comeback after just over a year on the sidelines, following a shoulder dislocation at the hands of Jose Aldo in their title fight last year. Fortunately, it doesn't soun read news >>

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Mixed martial arts fans collectively cheered on Saturday when UFC president Dana White yanked Howard Hughes as a judge, but they should be wary of such a power play. read news >>

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Being one of the best mixed martial artists on the face of the planet probably gets you a ticket into the UFC. Being one of the best mixed martial artists on the face of the planet doesn't make you an automatic qualifier as a fan favorite, though. If Brock Lesnar and Tito Ortiz proved anything in their illustrious fighting careers, it was that no matter how dominant they could possibly be, they always managed to rub a good portion of the MMA community the wrong way. Lesnar was hated because of h read news >>

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UFC president Dana White and UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey answered questions from fans Friday before UFC Fight Night 48. White discussed Alvarez signing, while Rousey talked about her new movie, breaking her mom's wrist in training and making a $5,000 bet with her coaches. read news >>

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