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  • 2 months ago
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Jon Koppenhaver, a.k.a. "War Machine," tried to end his life on Tuesday evening (Oct. 14, 2014), but that effort was halted in-progress by a Las Vegas, Nevada, corrections officer. According TMZ, law enforcement officials said the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator fighter -- who is awaiting his fate after allegedly assaulting ex-girlfriend Christy Mack back in August -- was found by his bed in his cell with a piece of linen around his neck that was tied to the bed. The off read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Brazil's Nova Uniao camp boasted three champions between the UFC and Bellator at the start of 2014, but they could be down to none should Jose Aldo lose to Chad Mendes. Nova Uniao has built itself up as one of the top camps in MMA, particularly following the rises of Jose Aldo and Renan Barao, who established themselves as UFC champions and two of the unquestioned top fighters in the sport. In Bellator, Eduardo Dantas was widely considered to be the best bantamweight not in the UFC, and aside fr read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Chael Sonnen appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday via telephone to answer for the failed drug test that resulted in him being removed from UFC 175. read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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With UFC Fight Night 42 on the horizon, we take a closer look at perhaps the toughest out in all of mixed martial arts (MMA). Ben Henderson has fought nine times for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and six times for World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), dating back to January of 2009. And in that span of 15 mixed martial arts (MMA) fights, the only man to defeat him has been Anthony Pettis. Nate Diaz couldn't do it. Neither could former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, or ex-Strikeforce read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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Albuquerque, N.M. — One of the brightest prospects in mixed martial arts may soon be on her way to the UFC. Holly Holm, the undefeated former world champion boxer who has lived her entire life here in Albuquerque, is currently in negotiations with the world's largest mixed martial arts promotion and, if all goes well, could make her debut this summer. Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez met with UFC executives in Dallas during UFC 171 over the weekend. Holm told Bleacher Report on Sunday evening that read news >>

  • a year ago
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At 37, Canadian Sean Pierson is growing into comfort inside the octagon. Now, he needs to get moving before he hangs up his gloves. "I can't be selfish forever," he told MMAjunkie.com. "I'm going to have to end that soon." read news >>

  • a year ago
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Rick Hawn may very well have his eye on the future, and the future for him, he hopes, holds another shot at Bellator's lightweight title. But first, an old judo rival is up next for him. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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It's been a roller coast ride of a year for Jon Jones. The UFC's light heavyweight champ, arguably the No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, had more spotlight on him than ever before, fought a former friend in the most heavily promoted grudge match in MMA history, had a previously sterling reputation tarnished with a DWI arrest and guilty plea and, most recently, signed a landmark (at least in MMA terms) endorsement deal with Nike. UFC President Dana White said his champ seems read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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There may be Strikeforce fighters out there longing for a chance to slide over and fight in the UFC. Roger Bowling isn't one of them yet. Not when he's still got business to attend to. "I want to get that Strikeforce belt first - that's my goal," Bowling recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio. Bowling meets Tarec Saffiedine on Aug. 18 at "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" in San Diego. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Over the course of two years, Hector Lombard fought eight times for Bellator Fighting Championships, won the promotion's middleweight title and became one of its biggest stars. But Lombard's contract is now expired, and he could hit the open market in spring. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney today confirmed to MMAjunkie.com Radio that Lombard is in the midst of an exclusive negotiating period with the promotion. A source close to negotiations tells MMAjunkie.com that lawyers for Bellator and read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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ROSEMEAD, Calif. - When he walked into the UFC's Rosemead, Calif. gym some 13 months ago, Cain Velasquez was the best challenger the promotion had to offer heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar. Now Velasquez is the champ, and Junior Dos Santos sits on the horizon waiting to dethrone him. Oddsmakers still see Velasquez as a slight favorite leading into his headliner with Dos Santos, which takes place Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., as the main event of UFC on FOX. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Pat Curran is already a Bellator tournament winner, but his ultimate goal has eluded him. "I just want to be the champion and be considered one of the best featherweights in the world," he today told MMAjunkie.com Radio. He's but one step away from another shot at a belt. On Saturday he meets Marlon Sandro in the finals of Bellator's "Summer Series" featherweight tournament, and he believes he has an edge that will put him in position for a fight with current champ Joe Warren. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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With just 10 professional fights and a still-developing standup game, Aaron Simpson often appears to be your everyday, up-and-coming UFC prospect. However, with just three-and-a-half years as a pro, it's easy to forget he's actually 36 years old. But don't put too much stock in that number. As Simpson - who meets Brad Tavares at Saturday's UFC 132 event - today told MMAjunkie.com Radio, he's got plenty of competitive years ahead of him. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Junior Dos Santos said it's the only way fans could get to know the real him. UFC president Dana White believes it's one of the main reasons Dos Santos has become a truly marketable heavyweight contender. Soon after a No. 1 contender's victory over Shane Carwin in the headliner of Saturday's UFC 131 event in Vancouver, the fighter and fight exec discussed the importance of Dos Santos' speedy learning of the English language. read news >>

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