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Will Chope thought the past was just that ... the past. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight prospect was less than 24 hours away from his UFC Fight Night 38 bout against Diego Brandao in Brazil, when an online report surfaced that brought to light a five-year-old domestic dispute with his then-wife, which ended with his discharge from the military. And as a result, his discharge from UFC, as well. "I wish they would have talked to me and my ex-wife before they made thei read news >>

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UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez has destroyed every opponent he’s ever faced. He holds a record of 13-1, and has beaten the likes of former champions in Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Junior dos Santos. He is an intelligent fighter, whose superb boxing and endless cardio have driven him to become one of the UFC’s most popular combatants. At UFC 180, Velasquez faces the formidable Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Fabricio Werdum. Provided the champion defeats his opponent on November 1 read news >>

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Metamoris 4 is poised to occur on Saturday, August 9 and this offering from the promotion has the possibility to be their biggest event yet. With this card show organizers have presented a blend of popular mixed martial artists competing against key names in the grappling world. As fighters such as Chael Sonnen and Josh Barnett are set to participate, one must wonder if this type of cross promotion is what the organization needs to continue to flourish in today's age of combat sports. Since its read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Fighters come and go. Titles change hands, contenders drop off and this cycle that we tag as mixed martial arts repeats itself on cue. But sometimes—and this doesn't happen too often—a group of ultra-talented fighters escape divisional purgatory. They defy the odds, cultivating only the skills they need to claw their way back to the top. Whether it is an ex-champion or the best finisher in promotional history, the line is never drawn. In association with this unpredictable track record, here are read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Following his dramatic second-round comeback victory, Singaporean Radeem Rahman is poised to emerge as one of his country's brightest stars. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Chris Weidman is set to defend his UFC middleweight title against Lyoto Machida later this year at UFC 175. It will be the first time he is in a title bout against someone other than Anderson Silva. Weidman had a quick rise to the top and is undefeated at 11-0. His rise has been similar to Jon Jones'. Jones burst onto the scene in the UFC and quickly ran his way through the light heavyweight division. Save for a questionable disqualification loss to Matt Hamill, Jones is unblemished. Both had a read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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It was a quiet week for the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA Power Rankings, but the feeling could be very different seven days from now.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF Tagged: Erick Silva, Matt Brown read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones is poised to retain his title in Saturday night's UFC 172 main event when he goes head-to-head with the surging Glover Teixeira. Although some are doubting the legitimacy of Jones' most recent victory over Alexander Gustafsson, the 26-year-old certainly hasn't turned in six consecutive successful title defenses by accident. Watch for Jones to look to make a statement on Saturday in Baltimore. According to MMAjunkie (via USA Today Sports' read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Tatsuya Kawajiri has seen a lot during his MMA career, and not just in a "he's been around a long time" sense. Since 2001, Kawajiri has twice seen lighter weight classes nearly die out only to roar back to the forefront of the sport. He has seen Japanese MMA rise to the top and fall by the wayside. He has risked life and limb for a few hundred fans at a local hall, and in front of thousands at the Saitama Super Arena. Only recently has he seen what it is like to fight in the UFC, but it's someth read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Paige VanZant looked to be poised as a breakout star for the upcoming 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter, but that will not happen. The 20-year-old fighter will not be allowed on the show due to her young age. She turned 20 in March, and one must be 21 before they can enter the TUF house to compete on the show. It was unfortunate news for VanZant and fans alike. While she would not have been a favorite on the show, VanZant had a title opportunity ripped away from her. The TUF finalists will bat read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently banned therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy. Is the TRT ban poised to become a standard across the U.S.? read news >>

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