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  • 4 months ago
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At UFC 173 T.J. Dillashaw put on a scientific performance against Renan Barao, dominating the former champion for almost an entire five rounds before putting him away in the middle of the last round. Barao was thought to be unbeatable, and Dillashaw beat him with near-impunity. The rematch is set for the main event of UFC 177 on August 30, but there are other fights that may have been a better option for Dillashaw’s first bantamweight title defense. Because of Barao’s previous 33-fight unbeaten read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Patrick Cote didn’t get his preferred matchup, but he got a solid opponent for his next outing.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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Even after a defeat, Michael Bisping is a preferred opponent for many UFC middleweights. But it appears “The Count” has found one he’d like to fight.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC Tagged: UFC 172 read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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Flyweight Zach Makovsky has kept a fast pace in the past three months of his MMA career, with three fights in four months, including his UFC debut. Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: UFC 170, Zach Makovsky read news >>

  • a year ago
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BRISBANE, Australia – UFC heavyweights Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt know that fighting each other is a chance — perhaps their last — to keep in the running for the title.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC Tagged: Antonio Silva, Mark Hunt, UFC Fight Night 33 read news >>

  • a year ago
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Ali Bagautinov’s nickname, “Puncher King,” leaves little question as to his preferred plan of attack. But as the Russian flyweight walked to the cage on Saturday night, a quick observation led him to take a different approach.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: (...) read news >>

  • a year ago
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Chael Sonnen is never one to shy away from a challenge, but even “The Bad Guy” admits he’d have preferred to avoid a conflict with former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.Filed under: MMA Rumors, Only on Junkie, UFC, Videos Tagged: Chael Sonnen read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Georges St. Pierre’s camp believes he’ll be fully recovered from tearing his ACL when he climbs into the Octagon Nov. 17 against Carlos Condit, but a little more time would have been preferred. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Nate Diaz watched the UFC 150 lightweight title fight Saturday between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar knowing that he would be fighting the winner. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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LOS ANGELES - Joe Lauzon would have preferred a full camp to train for his opponent. Who wouldn't? But Lauzon realizes short-notice opponents are sometimes the nature of the beast in MMA. And besides, for his Saturday fight with Jamie Varner at UFC on FOX 4, Lauzon doesn't consider himself in a lose-lose situation, even if Varner is thought to be in win-win territory. "I'm not training for the fighter - I'm training for the bonus," Lauzon on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com after a workout read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua said today that he turned down a fight with Glover Teixeira at UFC 149 because Texeira didn't offer the kind of name recognition that would advance his career. "Since Teixeira has only one fight on his UFC record, my crew didn't think that was interesting to fight him at this time," Rua told MMAjunkie.com through a translator. Rua denied telling UFC president Dana White he would rather be cut from the UFC than take the fight. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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SUNRISE, Fla. - To hear Dana White tell it, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua really doesn't want to fight Glover Teixeira. That news came out earlier this month. But on Friday, White expanded on Rua's decision to turn down a fight with the new UFC light heavyweight prospect - saying the former champion was even willing to be released from the organization rather than take a fight with Teixeira. "He would rather be cut than fight him," White told a small group of reporters following Friday's pos read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Matt Manzanares grew up in a town that hosts what the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association named the Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year. The rodeo, called the "Daddy of 'em All," is part of the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo. The 10-day festival in July is an annual event in the town, something that has drawn Manzanares since his youth and to which he now takes his nephew and two daughters annually. But ride a bull? That's not something he ever really considered. read news >>