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  • 26 days ago
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UFC featherweight contender Frankie Edgar is receiving high praise from fans, reporters and fellow fighters alike after his brutal mauling of Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 57, but the highest praise may have been that given by lightweight staple Diego Sanchez. Shortly after The Answer scored the latest submission in UFC history, tapping Swanson with a neck crank with just four seconds remaining on the clock, Sanchez took to Twitter to evaluate his performance. @FrankieEdgar surpasses gsp as bes read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC legend Royce Gracie explained why he is a fan of Nick and Nate Diaz. With his storied history in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, Royce Gracie can undoubtedly be referred to as the godfather of MMA. That is why when Gracie offers up praise for another fighter, it is regarded by the highest standard - particularly since Gracie has publicly expressed his dismay at the direction that MMA has headed in. In an interview during the Bellator 131 media day event, Graice revealed that there are two a read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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From inside the eye of the hurricane swirling around UFC 177, TJ Dillashaw put on a command performance. Dillashaw had been UFC bantamweight champion for all of 98 days on Saturday, when he was forced into the no-win situation of defending his title against little-known replacement opponent Joe Soto. As anyone reading this story likely already knows, his scheduled rematch with former champ Renan Barao was scrapped a day earlier, when Barao failed to make weight. In essence, what was already a ba read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Rickson Gracie has started a new federation with a new set of competition rules, some of it includes some changes worthy of praise, but does BJJ need more change? Rickson Gracie has recently been doing a press tour pumping up his Jiu Jitsu Global Federation, a new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organization he created. Rickson has attempted to create competitions and organizations in the past, always with an eye towards experimentation with rules to little success, and sometimes to the derision of grappler read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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CINCINNATI – UFC President Dana White is quick to point out poor officiating, but in the case of veteran referee Herb Dean, he’s happy to point good performances, too.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Video: WrestleMania 30 star Brock Lesnar gets a little "Fight Pass" promotional help from his former WWE buddies "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and "The Rock," who talk about the "Best of the Beast" and why Lesnar was a good MMA fighter. read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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The UFC banished Rousimar Palhares for repeatedly holding submissions too long after the tap. He did that against Tomasz Drwal at UFC 111 in New Jersey (and was suspended for it), and he did it again against Mike Pierce in Brazil (and was given the boot). Palhares, who is considered a gentle giant outside of the cage, had, after five years in the UFC, developed a reputation as a brute inside of it. The UFC's parting ways with him had more to do with rule subordination than it did ability. That’s read news >>

  • a year ago
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Praise be unto the MMA gods upon Mt. Xyience, it looks like all the big cable operators will be showing UFC Fight Night 26 on FOX Sports 1, after all. Now Ben Fowlkes can return to bigger Twitter Mailbag queries inside. read news >>

  • a year ago
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American Top Team coach Ricardo Liborio has high praise for former NCAA champion wrestler Bubba Jenkins. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Casual fans may not know of Glover Teixeira, but Kyle Kingsbury has high praise for the Brazilian’s accomplishments. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Carano cracks Cris Cyborg Despite receiving mostly positive reviews from critics, Steven Soderbergh’s movie Haywire flopped with fans at the box office, earning just $8.4 million on opening weekend according to IMDb.com . The film stars former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano, who made the leap into acting with Haywire . Although Carano and Haywire was no match for Kate Beckinsale and Underworld: Awakening, which pulled in $25.3 million the same opening weekend, Carano did earn the respect of co read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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"Haywire" may not be a success at the box office, but former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano's acting debut drew praise from co-star Ewan McGregor. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - It's already earned praise as one of the greatest fights in UFC history - if not MMA history. But Dan Henderson's epic victory over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Saturday's UFC 139 main event could have been disastrous had it aired on FOX instead of pay-per-view, UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com. And if you don't agree, well, you know the drill: You can shut your pie hole. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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For the countless competitors who have a dream to reach the top of the MMA food chain - and those struggling just to make it to the big stage - training is often as much of a gamble as the act of stepping inside the cage. You can work three hard months toward the promise of a big payday and career advancement, but it can all go away in a flash with an injury. And without health insurance, a fighter is not only out of work, but stuck with a potentially massive medical bill. But that's about read news >>

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