And when you constantly fight the best in the world, picking up a win is easier said than done. After dropping four consecutive fights, many believed Frank Mir's time inside the Octagon was near an end. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, however, isn't ready to call it a day just yet, as he has been booked to take on Antonio Silva at UFC 184, which goes down from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 28, 2015 (details). Still, the thought of retire read news >>
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If success in MMA hinges greatly on hard work and dedication, it seems almost farcical to assume that good fortune plays a major role in the outcome of any high-profile fight. But for some, like the fighters on this countdown, their careers were made or salvaged because of providential breaks. In the most opportunistic instances, these fighters enjoyed lopsided matchups, benefited from favorable calls from judges or referees or received forgiveness for typically unforgivable offenses. Here's a g read news >>
DULUTH, Ga. – To say Luke Rockhold is in a critical situation Wednesday against Constantinos Philippou at UFC Fight Night 35 might be an understatement.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Luke Rockhold, UFC Fight Night 35, Vitor Belfort read news >>
The UFC is reportedly planning a heavyweight title eliminator for this spring, but before that happens, one of the contenders has to sign a new contract.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC Tagged: Fabricio Werdum, Travis Browne read news >>
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"The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" veteran Renee Forte is one of many fighters taken under the wing of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Five months ago, he accepted an invitation from the ex-champ to live and train with Team Nogueira in Rio de Janeiro.
But unless he beats Sergio Moraes at UFC 153, the move might be temporary.
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BIRMINGHAM, England - A little more than a week ago at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the venue was nearly empty for UFC 137's first preliminary-card fight.
A week later, a raucous crowd filled LG Arena in Birmingham, England, and gave every UFC 138 bout a main-event feel.
So why is the UFC much more likely to visit Sin City than other European locales?
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British slugger Paul Daley is currently situated near the very top of the Strikeforce welterweight ladder. His brutal December knockout of Scott Smith made him the unofficial No. 1 contender at 170 pounds and put him in line for a crack at the winner of Saturday’s Nick Diaz-Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos title match. read news >>