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  • 15 days ago
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It's a very rare occasion that Dana White and the UFC actively go against the fans' wishes, but they did just that when they passed on former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren. While it's easy to say, and even easier to prove, that MMA fans are the beer-drinking neanderthals they're often alleged to be, they do have an eye for talent. If a fighter is perceived to be an elite-level athlete, they want to see him. Sure, many have called Askren, a former Olympian and quite possibly the singl read news >>

  • a month ago
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DC-ya! Alexander Gustafsson wants his title shot back. "The Mauler" was forced to surrender his rematch against Jon Jones after a knee injury sent him under the knife (details). In his absence, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promoted Daniel Cormier to No. 1 contender (with great results), but now "Bones" is hurt and on the sidelines until 2015. And that's when "The Mauler" will be ready to make his return (via Facebook): I just heard the news that Jones is injured and the fight is reschedu read news >>

  • a month ago
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As "The Dominator" explains, preparing for a three-round fight as opposed to a five-round fight is an entirely different beast, something he learned the hard way earlier this year. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he faces a red-hot Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 on Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada (details). A much-anticipated comeback nearly three years in the making, and one that has been delay read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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DUBLIN, Ireland -- Conor McGregor talks Cole Miller's injury, the favor he's doing for Diego Brandao, why this is a fight "nobody wants," how the fight will end, why he will become champion soon, Cub Swanson, and much more. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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With Bobby Green pulled in favor of a UFC on FOX 12 appearance, Ross Pearson has agreed to step in and face Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 47.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Guilherme Vasconcelos was Chael Sonnen’s last pick on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, but the scenario changed as soon as the fighters entered the house. Vasconcelos, who submitted Markus Perez in the preliminary round of the reality show earlier this year, became one of Sonnen’s closest friends in there. Not every fighter on the cast could speak English, so "Bomba" used that as an advantage. He failed to advance to the semifinals after losing a decision to Ricardo Abreu, but that didn’t change S read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Renzo thinks that five minute rounds in the UFC hurts the grappling in MMA. Member of the family that idealized the UFC, Renzo Gracie isn't satisfied with the current rules of the organization. The Jiu-Jitsu master thinks that grappling exchanges can't develop in a fight because of the time limit and 10 minute round - like in Pride - would be more appropriate, according to his interview to MSN. The MMA of today isn't set for Jiu-Jitsu fighters, I have no doubt of it. What a ground fighter can do read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Because it could be the only way to get Nick Diaz back inside the Octagon. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White once said an Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz "super fight" makes no sense and will never happen. Then again, that was 2012, when "The Spider" was still king of the 185-pound mountain and Diaz was still an active welterweight. Fast-forward to 2014 and the Brazilian is mending a broken leg on the heels of two losses and his Stockton counterpart is retired. But there is read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Will Brooks earned a shot at Bellator lightweight titleholder Eddie Alvarez, but there's no guarantee he'll actually get it. That's because the champ has a contract that guarantees him a Michael Chandler trilogy bout in his next fight. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Stop me if you've heard this one before: a bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York passed through the State Senate today. If you've been paying attention, you've actually heard that multiple times already. Yes, for the fifth straight year, the New York State Senate unanimously voted in favor of legalizing MMA. The vote in favor of the Bill No. S6502 was 44-16 on Tuesday in Albany, down from last year's vote of 47-14. In order for the sport to be legalized in the New York, though, the bil read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock has recently traded in his gloves in favor of some tailored suits, but he still has the option to get physical in his new profession: a bodyguard. Once known as "The World's Most Dangerous Man" inside the pro wrestling ring, Shamrock shared his thoughts on the now infamous elevator scuffle between rap mogul Jay-Z and his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, per TMZ. It's pretty clear that something went off [between Jay Z and Solange] before the fight. The bodyguard sho read news >>

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