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Bellator’s bantamweight champion Joe Warren got ready for the holidays with a wrestling match against his good friend and training partner Scott Jorgensen. The two met not once but twice at the Grapple at the Garden event on Sunday. The former All-American from the University of Michigan wrestler got the better of Jorgensen both times, and he joked after that Jorgensen got a little confused on the mats, forgetting that it was strictly wrestling."I’m the best on these mats here," Warren said. "Sc read news >>

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Not too many changes were made in the UFC's final rankings of 2014, but two winners from UFC Barueri made their debut in the top 15. For the final time this year, the UFC official rankings have been updated, and there weren't too many notable changes to be made. UFC Barueri didn't feature a lot of ranked fighters, although a couple of unranked winners from Saturday night ended up appearing on this list in Monday's update. At the top of the card, Renan Barao's win over Mitch Gagnon didn't affect read news >>

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Legendary grappler 'Judo' Gene LeBell discusses whether Muhammad Ali would have been a successful MMA fighter in his day. read news >>

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Moments after dispatching his opponent, Dusan Dzakic went to work saving the man’s life.Dzakic, a Serbian MMA fighter, won his bout at Serbian Battle Championship 4 in December by submitting Croatian fighter Sebastijan Emini with a chokehold. Emini’s tap-out came not a moment too soon, as the Croatian was literally choking to death in Dzakic’s grasp.Deadspin’s Kevin Draper spotted footage of the scary moment (tap-out occurs around the 4:15 mark). Dzakic released Emini, recognized the danger befo read news >>

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Dutch MMA legend Bas Rutten offers his thoughts on the class action lawsuit leveled against the UFC and whether fighters are legitimately underpaid in the UFC. read news >>

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If Dominick Cruz wasn’t already the unluckiest fighter in the UFC from an injury standpoint, he pretty much has to be now. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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Under normal circumstances, the question of which fighter deserves the next shot at Anthony Pettis' UFC lightweight title would seem pretty much cut-and-dried. Rafael dos Anjos has been on a fine run over the past three years, winning eight of his past nine fights, with the most recent win a one-sided victory over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13. But then there's the matter of that loss, which was to the American Kickboxing Academy's Khabib Nurmagomedov, a unanimous decision back on April 19. Not onl read news >>

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2014 was a rocky year for high-level mixed martial arts. While there were spots of excitement and transcendent glory, for the most part, it was a year marked by loss. First came the disappearance of the UFC's two biggest stars, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre, victims of injury and ennui, respectively. Then its two remaining brightest lights, Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez, were also lost for months to injury. What remained were a collection of fights, some great and some forgettable, spread read news >>

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In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss the class-action lawsuit against the UFC, and fans’ tendency to side with management over labor in pro sports disputes.Filed under: News, (...) read news >>

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This might be the weirdest "injury" that has ever occurred during an MMA fight.During an amateur bout, Alan Grays went down after taking a kick to the head from Jose Johnston. The blow to the dome was so severe that Grays' glass eye popped out.As the video shows, the official—unknowingly—nearly stepped on the prosthesis. Luckily, the eye just missed the ref's foot.[mmaUNDERGROUND, h/t Complex]Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil – For “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3? winner Antonio Carlos Junior, it looks like he’ll soon be fighting in his third weight class in just three octagon appearances.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The UFC handed out four Performance of the Night bonses following UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway in Brazil on Saturday. read news >>

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Fighter pay in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has long been a hot topic, and with the recent class action lawsuit filed by Jon Fitch, Nate Quarry, and Cung Le against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the talks have heated up as of late. While some fighters added fuel to the fire, such as UFC veteran Cody McKenzie and the disgruntled Wanderlei Silva, one top-tier MMA fighter decided to go against the grain, telling fighters to stop complaining about money they do not deserve. Bellator read news >>

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Mac Danzig and Cody McKenzie are going after each other over the UFC's treatment of fighters. The recent UFC lawsuit has touched a lot of nerves for fighters. Some are eager to jump in on criticism of their former (or current) promotion, others are rushing to defend it. Michael Bisping categorized the plaintiffs in the UFC lawsuit as "disgruntled ex-fighters" whose "careers didn't pan out." It's the kind of issue that is quickly causing a lot of division in the fight community. Most recently, re read news >>

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