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When Emmanuel Walo’s family was dragged from their home in Liberia by armed looters, it resulted in a move to America, a stint as a prison guard in Iraq and eventual success in mixed martial arts.Filed under: News read news >>

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The finish line has been crossed. The "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series is coming to a close. We left off with the flyweights, but now it's time for a whole new gender. The women of MMA have attained more recognition recently due to their inclusion in the UFC. Stars like Ronda Rousey have carved a path for the 135ers, and the 115ers were quick to follow into the company thanks to The Ultimate Fighter 20. The women's roster of the UFC could use some extra faces at this point, as depth is the read news >>

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Conventional wisdom says Nick Diaz probably can’t beat Anderson Silva on Saturday at UFC 183. At least, not the Diaz we’ve all come to know and love during his 11-plus years in the spotlight. Oddsmakers see a mismatch in the offing here, with our partners at Odds Shark posting Diaz as nearly a 4-to-1 underdog. Even those numbers feel a bit conservative, and despite a last-minute promotional push, many spectators are preparing for a one-sided drubbing: Setting aside the obvious—that Diaz is a wel read news >>

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We're back! The "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series is in its second-to-last installment. We left off with the bantamweights and now move on to the flyweights. The flyweights are one of the newest additions to the UFC roster and have been a fine addition at that. They consistently put on great fights, and the division is quickly becoming stacked with contenders. The weight class is under the rule of Demetrious Johnson, but many young competitors are jockeying for position in the division. Guy read news >>

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We left off with the featherweights. It's time for the "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series to continue—this time with the bantamweights. The bantamweight division is stacked with prospects. The weight class has some great fighters, but it could use some new guys to keep the talent pool full. A ton of bantamweights would have made this list, but the UFC has already snagged them. This includes Cody Garbrandt, Rob Font, Yuta Sasaki and Michinori Tanaka. With that, let's take a look at five banta read news >>

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We left off with the lightweights. It's now time for the featherweights. That's right, the Prospects the UFC Should Sign series is back with a vengeance. The featherweight division has recently become one of the deepest divisions in the UFC. Jose Aldo is the champion, but there is a seemingly endless stream of challengers in his way. Jim Alers and Brian Ortega are two guys who would have made the list, but they were signed by the UFC in the past year. That shows the UFC is intent on replenishing read news >>

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Believe it or not, it was Anthony Johnson's granddad, when Johnson was just eight years old, who set him in motion to become Rumble, a UFC title contender. read news >>

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Gregor Gillespie, who fights tonight at Ring of Combat 50, remembers a teammate’s almost flippant piece of encouragement one day in 2012 as he walked around with an IV pump in his backpack. Filed under: News read news >>

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About a year ago, Jeremy Kennedy spotted an ad on Facebook that would end up sending him around the world and building him into a major MMA threat.Filed under: News read news >>

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We let off last time with the welterweights. Now, the "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series moves onto the lightweight division. The lightweight division is a shark tank that is stacked with talent from top to bottom. Anthony Pettis is the champion, but he is always in danger of guys like Rafael dos Anjos, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone, among others, coming for his title. The UFC has always focused on keeping that the lightweight division stacked. In fact, the UFC signed a lot of guys read news >>

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Another week, another continuation of the self-proclaimed best series on the Internet. That's right, the "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series is back with a vengeance. We left off with the middleweights, and now, we move on to the welterweight division. The welterweight division is one of the most stacked and talent-laden divisions in the UFC and all of MMA. The landscape has greatly changed as well, as Robbie Lawler is now the UFC champ and has a bevy of contenders, from Rory MacDonald to for read news >>

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It's time to explore another edition of prospects the UFC Should Sign. We last left off with the light heavyweights. Now it's time to look at the middleweights. The middleweight division has seen enormous competition emerge in the title reign of Chris Weidman. Guys are coming out of the woodwork to challenge for the title, from Vitor Belfort to Ronaldo Souza to Yoel Romero. New faces are emerging in the upper part of the division. Prospects are starting to develop and threaten the old landscape read news >>

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We started the series with the heavyweights, and now we move on to the light heavyweights. That's right—The Beaten Path continues its "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series. The light heavyweight division is in need of bodies due to the small number of fighters in its ranks. To keep matchups fresh and provide different faces, the UFC needs to look at inking some 205-pounders. The UFC already snagged a couple of guys off my radar recently in Corey Anderson, Antonio Carlos Jr. and Hans Stringer. T read news >>

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Last week BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch wrote an article about Conor McGregor's steady regression from strategist into puncher. Now that McGregor has dispatched Dennis Siver in style, there are some things that need to be said. A few days before UFC Boston, I wrote a piece called "The Puncher's Path." It was something of a departure from my usual technical analysis, comprising more of a narrative-driven exploration of the mentality of a puncher. The thesis: that Conor McGregor, a skil read news >>

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