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  • 3 years ago
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SAN DIEGO - It's amazing how much a single phone call can completely change the stakes of a fistfight. For the past few weeks, it was generally assumed that Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez was taking part in what amounted to a UFC qualification bout against sometimes welterweight Jorge Masvidal. But on a Thursday media conference call, UFC president Dana White revealed Melendez would be staying put, win or lose. Has the rapid turn of events proven distracting for Mel read news >>

  • a year ago
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Gilbert Melendez is no longer the big fish in the small pond. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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UFC fans will have to wait a little longer to see Gilbert Melendez inside the Octagon. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The man prepared to promote a Nick Diaz boxing contest now says the Strikeforce welterweight champion will not be entering the squared circle anytime soon. Don Chargin today announced via press release that Diaz has determined it's in his "best interest to focus on his primary combat sport and profession." Chargin also referenced a potential "opportunity of a lifetime" for Diaz, fueling further speculation of a pending matchup with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. However read news >>

  • 4 years ago
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Eddie Alvarez had a hotel room, but he decided to go home Wednesday and sleep in his own bed. read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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After months of training with Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez and Nate Diaz, jiu-jitsu wizard Kron Gracie finally made his MMA debut. Son of legendary fighter Rickson Gracie, the multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion fought for the first time under MMA rules at Tuesday’s Real Fight Championship 1 in Tokyo, Japan, against fellow MMA newcomer Hyung Soo-Kim, and scored a 65-second armbar after pulling guard. Also on the card, Roberto "Satoshi" de Souza, who recently battled to a draw with Jake read news >>

  • 3 days ago
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Sometimes it’s go big or go home. In MMA, more often than not, that attitude sees something spectacular happen in the cage. Other times, it happens in negotiations between fighter and promoter, usually on those rare occasions when a guy’s star power is enough for him to hold out for a little cash and a little exposure. That’s exactly what happened early in 2014, when Gilbert Melendez was ready to walk from the UFC. Bellator had offered him a big deal, and the only way the UFC could hold onto him read news >>

  • 4 days ago
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Quinton Jackson is no longer under contract with Bellator MMA -- at least as far as "Rampage" is concerned. Jackson said Saturday night on FOX Sports Live that Bellator did not honor his deal and, after 45 days of his manager trying and failing to fix things, he terminated the pact. The UFC announced Saturday night during the UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway broadcast that "Rampage" had re-signed with the organization. "I haven't been happy with my contract at Bellator for awhile, since aft read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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BARUERI, SAO PAULO, Brazil – Twenty-two fights into his professional career, Darren Elkins believes he’s finally figured out the recipe for success. The old cliche – “train smarter, not harder” – well it turns out there may be something to (...) read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Approximately two months ago, UFC President Dana White said that Rory MacDonald was the logical No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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We may need to resort to Plan B. When Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino was spotted at the UFC on FOX 13 event last Saturday night (Dec. 13, 2014), the mixed martial arts (MMA) community speculated that "Cyborg" was perhaps in negotiations to (finally) fight Ronda Rousey. Yeah, no. "I will not fight anymore in the bantamweight (division), just in my weight or weight married to the fight that everyone expects," Justino told Damma De Ferro. "I believe that the sacrifice has to be read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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Although The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 20 ended with a bang this past Wednesday evening, much of the discussion afterward was frustration with the contestants bickering during the "TUF Talk" reunion hosted by Karyn Bryant on FOX Sports 1. MMAmania.com spoke with Bryant to get her point of view, and her comparison may surprise you. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 20 comes to a rousing conclusion tonight, as either Rose Namajunas or Carla Esparza will leave Las Vegas as the inaugural UFC str read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Check out a recap of episode No. 12, the regular-season finale, of “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” the first all-female season of the UFC’s long-running reality series.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Second-ranked Gilbert Melendez tried to contain the sensational striking chops of Anthony Pettis with bell-to-bell pressure in their lightweight title tilt at UFC 181 on Saturday. Unfortunately for El Nino, his pressure-at-all-cost approach landed him in a precarious position in the second round, which ended with him tapping out for the first time in his career. He may have been slightly impressed with Pettis' performance, but the way top-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov sees it, he won't have the sam read news >>

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