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Tyson Nam was brought in to lose the first time he fought in Brazil. Two years later, he wants another upset. Nam was an 11-4 prospect from Team Quest when he was booked to fight Eduardo Dantas, the then Bellator bantamweight champion. The Nova Uniao fighter, who had dominated his past seven opponents going into that bout, was waiting for the next Bellator tournament winner to put his title on the line, so the promotion let him compete in Brazil under the Shooto banner to stay active. It couldn’ read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Nate Diaz's recent 12-month hiatus wasn't of his own choosing, if the Stockton native is to be believed. Diaz was presumed to have spent the better part of the year languishing on the sidelines in protest of his UFC contract, but when asked about his absence on Thursday, Diaz told MMAFighting.com that his lengthy time off was the UFC's own doing, and that he never said he didn't want to fight. "It's about time," Diaz said of his co-main event slot against Rafael dos Anjos at UF read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Good Ol' JR delves into the CM Punk signing in his FOX Sports column. On Saturday night, the UFC made a startling announcement that included the signing of former WWE superstar Phil "CM Punk" Brooks to a multi-fight contract. The decision understandably caused a rift in the MMA fanbase, with many referring to it as a desperate move from MMA's top promotion. However, others, including former WWE announcer and VP of Talent Relations Jim Ross believe the move emphasizes what a "brilliant promotiona read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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Merry Christmas from Wanderlei Silva. In the MMA legend's latest video, he announces his plan to help young fighters who stand to lose out on sponsorship money with the UFC's new uniform contract with Reebok. Silva said he will open up his social media accounts to UFC athletes who send him videos pitching their sponsors. "What can a young fighter offer to his sponsors, if not the space on their shorts?" Silva said. "To help, I am giving space on all my social media, which reaches millions of peo read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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LAS VEGAS – One of the lesser talked about fighters heading into Saturday night’s UFC 181 pay-per-view is Francisco Rivera, who fights Urijah Faber in the headlining prelim spot. After coming off a loss against Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 173, Rivera drew Faber next due to a unique set of circumstances: Namely, the perennial contender Faber needed to fight somebody, and Rivera just happens to be that somebody.And sometimes the most dangerous fighters are the ones who genuinely feel like they have not read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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Win, lose, or draw, the mixed martial artist former known as Jon Koppenhaver is doing time. That's because Clark County District Judge Valerie Adair slapped "War Machine" with an existing prison sentence that was suspended in February 2012, after the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator fighter skipped town in an attempt to evade authorities last August. Las Vegas Sun brought word of the update on Wednesday. That parole violation guarantees Koppenhaver up to four years in the read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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Jacksons MMA Head Coach Greg Jackson delves into the newly announced Reebok uniform sponsorship deal and how it will cost him extra income. Once the UFC announced their new uniform sponsorship deal with Reebok on Tuesday afternoon, fans and pundits quickly scrutinized the six-year deal to determine the benefits and costs entailed for the current roster. Few, however, considered the effect this new contract may have on the respective fighters' coaching staffs. According to the UFC's announcement read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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On Tuesday, the UFC announced that its long-rumored fighter uniform policy deal with Reebok will officially take effect during International Fight Week on July 6, 2015. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chris Weidman has no plans to lose his title to Vitor Belfort and still doesn't think very highly of Belfort as a person. Vitor Belfort's next shot at winning the UFC middleweight crown has been a long time coming. Aside from a late notice replacement fight hiccup against Jon Jones, Belfort has been perfect since getting knocked out in highlight reel fashion by Anderson SIlva in February of 2011. While running up a string of exciting finishes, Belfort was also the poster boy for the anti-testost read news >>

  • a month ago
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Sometimes, you find yourself in a pretty good spot. You know it might not break your way, but even if it doesn't, you're no worse off for the ordeal than you are sitting here, right now, today. Chances are, if you sat down with Mark Hunt and asked him about his experience in Mexico at UFC 180, he would tell you something pretty close to that. Prior to Saturday, the last time the world saw Hunt, he was scoring a devastating knockout of long un-knockout-able stalwart Roy Nelson. After that, he ret read news >>

  • a month ago
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Nam Phan wasn’t sure he’d ever get another opportunity to compete on a large stage. But when Scott Coker took over the role of Bellator MMA president, Phan knew he could get one last shot.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • a month ago
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The clock has started for UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. If the Californian wants to keep the most coveted belt in MMA, then company president Dana White claims he must return to the Octagon healthy by March. Velasquez, who last defended his belt in October 2013, had to pull out of UFC 180 (what would have been his third straight title defense) after spraining his medial collateral ligament and tearing his meniscus in his right knee in mid-October. As a result, the company's brass had to read news >>

  • a month ago
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Wait, what? The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut of Eddie Alvarez didn't go as planned, as Donald Cerrone took it to him and walked away with a unanimous decision victory at UFC 178 back on Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Full video highlights here. While the former Bellator champion's first-ever showing inside the eight-walled cage was spoiled, it may have been a good thing for him. According to Eddie, the fact that he knows what it feels like to lose again after not having done read news >>

  • a month ago
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No one ever wants to lose a job, but for Invicta FC 9’s Amanda Bell, her recent split from her longtime employer has produced only positive results. Filed under: News read news >>

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