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Following six losses in nine fights, former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Cody McKenzie has retired from mixed martial arts. read news >>

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On Thursday, Brazilian outlet Globo reported that a bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira has been verbally agreed upon for the main event of UFC Fight Night 61 on Feb. 22 in Porto Allegre, Brazil. However, Teixeira's manager, Jorge Guimaraes, has called the report premature. Guimaraes says that Teixeira, who was medically suspended after his UFC 179 loss to Phil Davis, has yet to be cleared to return to competition by Brazil's athletic commission. " read news >>

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Former WWE champion and newly contracted UFC fighter CM Punk was interviewed on ESPN’s MMA Live Extra Wednesday and talked about Brock Lesnar, the transition from WWE to mixed martial arts and more. Punk has been stealing headlines recently, first with his controversial interview on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast and then with his blockbuster announcement that he will be joining the UFC as a competitor. While Punk has no traditional fighting background, he has spent the majority of his c read news >>

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Former UFC fighter Pablo Garza says that UFC fighters were asked to sign a petition that the UFC is not a monopoly and treats its fighters well. Pablo Garza finished his UFC career with a record of 3-3, picking up a few pretty impressive wins over names like Mark Hominick and Yves Jabouin. He was released from the promotion after a loss to Diego Brandao, but still left after what has to have been considered a reasonably successful run. Now, Garza is speaking up about the UFC's treatment of fight read news >>

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After six years outside the organization, a fighter has made his way back to the big show. It's something of a remarkable statement against the odds that Roan Carneiro is back in the UFC. Cut in 2008 after a 2-3 stint in the UFC, Carneiro has been wandering the regional wastelands for the past half decade, in search of a way back to the top. Stints in Shine Fights, United Glory, and Road FC eventually led him to one of the biggest US regional shows of 2014, Battlegrounds MMA 5: One Night Elimina read news >>

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Fighter retirement has become an ongoing topic in MMA, as fighters from 00's continue to age out of the sport. Now, fighters are responding. It's incredibly easy for fans to treat their favorite athletes like they know and understand them intimately. Personal and professional decisions become open season for comment, when a figure lives even a small portion of their life in the public eye. Few decisions seem to draw as much public interest or advice as when a fighter should hang up his gloves. E read news >>

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Fans, media, and even UFC fixtures like Joe Rogan and Dana White have been known to urge fighters to retire. Whether they appreciate that or view it as “completely patronizing,” they don’t always hear what we want them to. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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In a two-part series, Bloody Elbow’s resident economist and former antitrust practitioner takes readers through the complete ins-and-outs of the fighter lawsuit against the UFC. Two weeks ago we had a big day in MMA with the announcement of the UFC/Reebok sponsorship deal. Now we've got two big days in the span of two weeks as a group of current and former fighters officially filed an antitrust lawsuit against the UFC yesterday under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. What does it all mean? What's an read news >>

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You can tell a given point in time is momentous when a simple date won't suffice. When you bring exact times into it, you're probably in red-letter territory. It thus felt appropriate that when legal reps for three elite MMA fighters announced they had officially filed suit against the UFC in a case that could change MMA forever, they added the hour and minute: 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, December 16. It felt like a line in the sand, and that's exactly what it is. Brought by UFC middleweight Cung Le, f read news >>

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MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC Fight Night 58 headliner CB Dollaway, who will look to potentially earn a title shot this Saturday (Dec. 20, 2014) inside the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 7 runner up, CB Dollaway, is set to battle with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, this Saturday (Dec. 20, 2014) inside the Ginasio Jose Co read news >>

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Tuesday afternoon, current UFC fighter Cung Le, as well as former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry, filed a class action lawsuit against ZUFFA LLC, the parent company of the UFC, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Following a press conference to formally announce the lawsuit, the UFC released the following statement: "The UFC is aware of the action filed today but has not been served, nor has it had the opportunity to review the document. The UFC will vigorousl read news >>

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We're joined by our 2014 Fighter of the Year, Robbie Lawler. read news >>

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The antitrust lawsuit against the UFC has been filed, you can read the full document right here at Bloody Elbow. We know far more about the lawsuit against the UFC as filed by fighters now, with the press conference currently taking place. We know that Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry are the fighters named on the initial suit. The suit accuses the UFC of a lot of different aspects of anti-competitive behavior, ranging from sponsorship control to buying of competitors to the control of fighter read news >>

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Former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry, as well as current UFC fighter Cung Le, are among the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court in Northern California, MMAjunkie has learned. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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