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  • 2 days ago
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The head of an influential regulatory body is endorsing the UFC’s plan to bulk up its anti-doping efforts, and his colleague is calling on member commissions to honor the results of drug tests funded by the promotion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 9 months ago
  • News caught up with "Bazooka" Joe recently and talked to the Canadian kickboxer about his upcoming welterweight title fight at GLORY's "Last Man Standing" event on June 21st at The Forum in Inglewood, California, his loss to Nieky Holzken at GLORY 13 in Tokyo and the amount of support he gets from the North American fans. It didn't take long for "Bazooka" Joe Valtellini to get the call to face Marc de Bonte for the GLORY welterweight title at GLORY: "Last Man Standing" on June 21, 2014 a read news >>

  • a year ago
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Longtime Nevada boxing head Keith Kizer suddenly resigned Friday, giving the influential commission two weeks before he will step down as one of the most prominent regulators in combat sports.Filed under: News Tagged: Keith Kizer read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Being a legend in any sport means champions, future champions - or simply everyone to come after - are inspired by the legacy left behind. Such is the case for UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. On July 7, the 37-year-old retired after 15-years following a unanimous decision defeat in his UFC 148 trilogy bout with fellow former champ Forrest Griffin. Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Joseph Benavidez, who battles for the UFC's inaugural 125-pound belt on Sept. 22, are tw read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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ATLANTA - When you're as big and influential as the UFC, simple desire often is the only thing needed to get what you want. So, take note Bellator fans; the UFC clearly wants two of its rival organization's biggest stars: ex-lightweight champ Eddie Alavarez and current middleweight titleholder Hector Lombard. UFC president Dana White suggested the UFC soon will make a play to sign both Bellator veterans. read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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“Undefeated kickboxing champ Gina Carano upped her profile in her turn as Crush on ‘American Gladiators,’ then later made television history in the first primetime female fight. The TV venue died within a few months, but Carano’s appeal proved she was unstoppable…like so many other women in 2008.” read news >>