Unexpected UFC bantamweight title challenger Joe Soto discusses the “surreal” experience of going from the prelims to a main event title fight in less than 24 hours. Friday's twist of fate brought with it new fortune for former prelim fighter Joe Soto. Yet to make his official UFC debut, Soto, a former Bellator and Tachi Palace champion, was scheduled to kick start his UFC tenure against Anthony Birchak on the preliminary portion of the UFC 177 fight card. That plan stayed intact until Friday af read news >>
Wanderlei Silva's fate for running from a random drug test is still up in the air as the NSAC agreed to table it for a later date. The most exciting item on today's Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting agenda was Wanderlei Silva's disciplinary hearing. Silva is likely in a world of trouble with America's most influential commission, having ran from his gym to avoid a random drug test. He seems to be operating under the illusion that the situation is more or less nothing and has repeatedly ta read news >>
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Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves tempted fate inside the dangerous guard of Mamed Khalidov for just a little too long. read news >>
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Yet again, the fate of MMA in New York rests with the state’s assembly. New York’s state senate today passed a bill to legalize the sport, setting up another showdown in the houseFiled under: News read news >>
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Black swan health problems can be the worst thing in an athlete's life, arresting or ruining careers and lives. Giving MMA athletes better healthcare to mitigate the effects of black swan problems doesn't need a union. It needs selective targeting of promoters, managers, commission members and coaches with education and information about better options for athletes. Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove. - P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good Jeeves!, pg. 421 A read news >>
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An investigation is underway into the home invasion of a New Mexico-based MMA fighter that left one man dead, and prosecutors will decide before the end of the month whether he faces criminal charges.Filed under: News, Only on Junkie read news >>
There isn't an MMA fighter out there hasn't disagreed with a decision made by a referee or judge, and Bellator MMA featherweight Patricio Freire is no different. He just refuses to let it happen again. read news >>
Jeremy Stephens talks about the bizarre twist of fate that saw him end up in jail prior to his last scheduled fight and how he's now fighting like never before as he heads into UFC on Fox 5 read news >>
Tyson Steele is well aware of the fate that might have awaited him if he didn't find jiu-jitsu in his spare time and continue to an MMA career.
Steele's hometown of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, is filled with people who work in the oil industry. That brings plenty of jobs, like the one working on an oil rig that the Canadian fighter held for several years after he finished high school.
But they're not all the most appealing jobs. And Steele learned that firsthand.
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The attention being heaped on ex-Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez isn't wearing on the man who took his belt, Michael Chandler.
The current lightweight titleholder today told MMAjunkie.com Radio that the hubbub over Alvarez's next move is par for the course with a star-driven media.
"That's how every sport is," Chandler said. "That's how football is. Look at Tim Tebow and (Matt) Sanchez. I was just watching 'SportsCenter' today, and the media is whatever."
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RIO DE JANEIRO - As far as Cristiano Marcello is
concerned, his UFC 153 opponent Reza Madadi has two
It's up to him how things are going to go.
"He was so disrespectful to me, so I told him, 'You choose how you want
me to submit you: triangle or armbar,'" Marcello told MMAjunkie.com. "He ran away, so let's see now. It's two years
later. We're in the UFC and in my hometown. It's going to be great."
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