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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its traditional pre-fight media day for the upcoming UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (Jan. 31, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Silva vs. Diaz" features the return of former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, as he looks to re-establish his dominance at the expense of welterweight import Nick Diaz, who hasn't seen action since going to war with Georges St. Pierre back in 2013. At the co read news >>

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Up, up, and awayyyyyy! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is raising its pay-per-view (PPV) prices by $5 to offset the rising cost of producing live events. That means the increase for UFC 182, UFC 183, and UFC 184 will remain in effect indefinitely, despite this past promise. UFC provided a statement to MMA Junkie: "In an effort to provide UFC fans with the best possible matchups and highest quality programming, we have maintained the same suggested retail price for our U.S. pay-per-view even read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday announced its inaugural UFC Fight Night Manila event, marking the promotion’s first trip to the Philippines. read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship will plant its flag in the Philippines when it travels to Manila for a Fight Night event on May 16. read news >>

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Sometimes a coach has to talk tough to their fighters to get them to listen. While Conor McGregor has quickly risen up the UFC ranks to a title shot and MMA stardom, his career wasn't always so clear cut. Back in his teen years he stopped going to the gym and stopped training, to the point that his mother was apprently calling up his coach, John Kavanagh, and asking him to get Conor motivated to get back in the gym again. He did, and judging by the results, it must have been a hell of a phone ca read news >>

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Alexis Dufresne entered the Ultimate Fighting Championship undefeated, but after two straight losses, the bantamweight has been released by the Las Vegas-based promotion. read news >>

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Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran and winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season one, Diego Sanchez, will be putting his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) on hold after going under the knife this week for a broken collarbone. From his official Twitter account: Mma is a rough sport I sustained a broken collar bone Monday during mma training. Surgery was a success praying for a fast recovery. — Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) January 28, 2015 Ouch. Talk about read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is no dummy. He expected a certain amount of "backlash" from the promotion's surprise acquisition of former professional wrestler Phil Brooks, who is expected to make his Octagon debut later this year. But as far as choosing a first opponent, rest assured Fertitta won't recruit "some guy off the street." Probably because he already did that when he signed CM Punk. Zing! Fertitta elaborates to ESPN: "I think it has to be somebody with some read news >>

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To close out 2014, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had about 550 fighters under contract, according to statements made by company president, Dana White. That roster is now, at least, four fighters lighter, according to MMAFighting.com. The most notable name to appear on the cut list is Igor Pokrajac, a 36-year-old Croatian mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran who had 12 opportunities to prove himself inside the Octagon since 2009. "The Duke," however, couldn't get it done, amassing a lackluster read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has cut ties with five fighters including 12-time Octagon veteran Igor Pokrajac and “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 1” alum Rodrigo Damm. read news >>

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz's triumphant return to the Octagon in September of 2014 was short-lived. While Cruz was able to dominate Takeya Mizugaki in a way few expected, he was robbed of the chance to build on the momentum. Despite returning to the division with authority, the Alliance MMA standout tore his ACL again, this time in his previously uninjured knee. In all likelihood, Cruz would be out up to another year, bringing the total amount of injury time in his career whe read news >>

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After winning her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2013, Julianna Pena suffered a devastating knee injury while training and has been on the shelf ever since. read news >>

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Cris Cyborg headlines as Invicta Fighting Championships on Tuesday released the full fight card for Invicta FC 11, which takes place alongside UFC 184 in Los Angeles. read news >>

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The best two women in mixed martial artists will be fighting in Los Angeles on the last weekend in February. Only, they won't be fighting each other. While UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her belt against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 at the Staples Center, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino will be competing a night prior just a mile-and-a-half down Figueroa St. at the Shrine Auditorium. The Invicta FC featherweight champion will defend her title against Charmaine Tweet on Friday read news >>

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