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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Phil Davis discusses his upcoming fight at UFC 179 against Glover Teixeira, his latest trip to Brazil, and much more during UFC 179 media day Thursday. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Fabricio Werdum will still get to vie for an Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title at UFC 180, only it won’t be the one held by Cain Velasquez. read news >>

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The UFC Featherweight champ is focused on his UFC 179 title defense against Chad Mendes this weekend but he's aware of Conor McGregor....and not impressed. Irish fighting and talking sensation Conor McGregor has built up a big buzz in his four-fight UFC career. But if you think the champ is losing sleep worrying about him, you'd be mistaken. At least that's what Jose Aldo told MMA Junkie this week as he heads into his UFC 179 rematch with top contender Chad Mendes. "I make it a point to observe read news >>

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Few fighters in the history of mixed martial arts can match resumes with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The MMA legend has won both Pride and UFC titles over the course of his storied career and traded leather with a collection of top-ranked talents and icons of the sport along the way. During the height of his popularity, Rua was widely recognized as the best middleweight fighter on the planet and one of the pound-for-pound best in the sport. And he had a violent highlight reel to back it up. In the fo read news >>

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Rory MacDonald's rise to title contention has been something special to watch. When the Firas Zahabi-trained fighter emerged onto the UFC scene back in 2010, he did so with buzz and excitement surrounding him. At just 20 years old, and working alongside welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, the expectation for the British Columbia native to become the next big thing in the 170-pound weight class was as high as it's been for any prospect to come along in recent memory. Granted, there would be setb read news >>

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Raphael Assuncao isn't sure how title shots are doled out in the UFC, but he is confident he's going to get there eventually. The surging bantamweight contender has won all six of his bouts since dropping down into 135-pound waters in 2011, including a victory over the man who now holds the divisional strap in T.J. Dillashaw. Last October, Assuncao edged out the Team Alpha Male staple in a gritty affair where each fighter had his fair share of moments. Nevertheless, it was the savvy Brazilian wh read news >>

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Demetrious Johnson isn't one to get hung up on labels. While in the midst of his dominant reign atop the UFC's flyweight division, Mighty Mouse has gained solid recognition across the mixed martial arts landscape as being one of the sport's pound-for-pound best in addition to being heralded as the fastest fighter on the planet. Naturally, that caliber of praise is going to come when a fighter goes on a six-fight winning streak and leaves a collection of top-ranked talent wrecked in his wake, but read news >>

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While the future could hold big things for Chidi Njokuani, whose brother Anthony is in the UFC, he is currently focused on the task at hand at Friday's RFA 18. read news >>

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Alistair Overeem is focused solely on Friday’s UFC Fight Night 50 showdown with Ben Rothwell, but he can’t ignore the fact a fight with former Blackzilian teammate Anthony Johnson might be imminent.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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When you're intently focused or on a mission or devoted to a cause, you simply don't have time for many distractions. That's the position UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald, 25, finds himself in today. After rebounding against Tyron Woodley at UFC 174 with a sensational unanimous decision victory, MacDonald tangles with former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine in October at the UFC's first show in Halifax, Canada. In fact, part of the reason the two are matched-up is because Saffie read news >>

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T.J. Dillashaw isn't thinking about the past. Granted, the date (May 24, 2014) will forever be burned in his brain as the night he shocked the MMA world by doing the unthinkable and upsetting and dethroning the reigning bantamweight king. It will be remembered as the night he transitioned from a prospect filled with potential to a certified UFC title holder—and in doing so—brought a tremendous sense of pride to his Team Alpha Male brethren and ended the gym's seemingly never-ending and highly pu read news >>

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