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There is starting out at a high level of competition and then there is being thrown to the proverbial wolves. Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann had been facing the best the world had to offer... read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is not convinced Khabib Nurmagomedov can handle a 25-minute fight against him. Although Khabib Nurmagomedov can certainly talk a big game, Anthony Pettis is not convinced about his potential threat to the lightweight title. While aware that the Dagestan native is an undefeated professional fighter and a Sambo champion, Pettis does not believe Khabib's striking prowess is anywhere near the necessary level to challenge him. "I feel like his striking is like read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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Anthony Pettis is focused on his upcoming title defense with Rafael dos Anjos. But with Khabib Nurmagomedov lurking in the background, “Showtime” admits the Dagestani’s constant lurking is getting a little tiresome.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Ultimate Fighter alum Gilbert Smith is looking to take his career to the next level in Friday's shot at the title at RFA 22 in Colorado Springs. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Every fighter reacts to setbacks differently. After more than 15 years competing on the biggest stages in the sport, Alistair Overeem isn’t one to let the stinging effects of a loss linger or have too great... read news >>

  • a month ago
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LAS VEGAS -- Todd Duffee talks about his UFC 181 fight against Anthony Hamilton, his two-year layoff, his recent talk with Randy Couture, why he's not too worried about Hamilton, and more. read news >>

  • a month ago
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"It adds that extra level of professionalism. It takes it to the next level where it's not every guy out there hustling for this and that sponsor, and half of them are joke companies you've never really heard of. We become like major sports teams with that one sponsor. It cuts out a lot of the legwork, a lot of the hustling. You know you're getting X amount of money, so that's guaranteed money. You're not depended on maybe you get it, maybe you don't when you deal with sponsors. Guys like myself read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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When Nick Diaz retired in March 2013 fresh from dropping a lopsided unanimous decision to then-UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he told reporters that the only fights to could coax him back into the cage would be a rematch against the Canadian or a superfight against Anderson Silva. At the time, Diaz's requests were largely scoffed at. This was a guy who'd lost two straight outings; he wasn't exactly in the position to barter for another big opportunity. But a funny thing happened in read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Rory MacDonald will face the winner of Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler for the UFC title in 2015, but he won’t sit and wait for his next MMA fight. The UFC welterweight contender is set to challenge grappling wizard J.T. Torres at Metamoris 5 in Long Beach on Nov. 22, and Torres wants to ruin MacDonald’s perfect year. Torres, who fought to a draw with Victor Estima at Metamoris 2, wasn’t expecting to face MacDonald at the upcoming Metamoris event. "I was a little surprised when Metamoris offer read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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"Almost everybody at the UFC level can fight through an injury. We're all hurt by the time the fight comes. I'm starting camps off with the injuries that I haven't properly addressed and that's affecting the way I train, movements we're using and what we can do on a certain day. I've got Forrest Griffin making jokes about it like, ‘It's time to retire when I train like Mir.' I'm like, ‘what are you saying?' He's like, ‘Well you walk in the gym, what doesn't hurt?' So I was like, ‘well, you're ri read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Any given combat sports organization is built upon its champions, and the UFC is no different. A lengthy tenure as a division's top dog can immortalize a fighter, as we have seen with Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva. A brief reign, however, can leave a fighter in a position no different than any other lifelong contender, as we have seen with Ricco Rodriguez and Evan Tanner. The name of the title game is longevity and for the first time in a long while, the UFC's belts are held by a blend of read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Former UFC lightweight lightning rod, Melvin Guillard says he's an "A list fighter in the B league" and feels the UFC has lost a lot of it's prestige due to the lack of quality in their signings. This weekend will bring us another WSOF card, made especially nice by the fact that the always exciting Justin Gaethje will be fighting again. His opponent, UFC lightweight veteran and crowd pleaser, Melvin Guillard will be his toughest test to date, and provides a good litmus test of where he stands in read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Undefeated bantamweight prospect Luke Sanders is fighting for the RFA belt on Friday night. He plans to win it and follow in the footsteps of several other RFA champions. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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For a fighter competing at the highest level of mixed martial arts, time for anything outside of his direct career path can be difficult to come by. Every showing inside the cage carries important implications; therefore, an athlete has to commit to a rigorous training schedule to ensure he is in peak condition come fight night. With this process being consistently repeated, there isn't a ton of room in a fighter's life to take on many endeavors beyond his immediate career. Mark Munoz is making read news >>

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