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Coach Mike Riordan culminates his epic ranking of the 20 greatest wrestling matches between future MMA stars by providing the rankings in their entirety, along with links to the posts that described them. It's over. I have completed my rankings of the 20 greatest wrestling matches between future MMA stars. This project took on a life of its own, ballooning beyond its planned size to the point of overwhelming the author. In the beginning, I intended to catalog this ranking in a maximum of four po read news >>

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UFC 178 is a big deal. With names like Conor McGregor, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Dominick Cruz on the marquee, the debut of Eddie Alvarez, and a flyweight title fight, it's the type of event that hearkens back to the glory days of utterly stacked events. Fans are excited in a way that they don't often get to be anymore, as there's a level of saturation with the UFC product that often makes following the fight game a joyless mulch of unknown names fighting in unknown places. That's not the case read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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In the final entry of the ranking of the 20 greatest wrestling matches between future MMA stars, Bloody Elbow takes a look back at the 2001 wrestle off between Matt Lindland and Dan Henderson. Dan Henderson and Matt Lindland picked a strange object of their athletic devotions. I’m not talking about MMA, I’m speaking of the almost universally misunderstood sport of Greco-Roman wrestling I can’t prove it with numbers or any other reliable evidence, but my experiences tell me that the vast number o read news >>

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James Krause’s past two UFC fights have ended in unconventional fashion, but he isn’t pleading for any do-overs.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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At long last, the ranking of the 20 greatest wrestling matches between future MMA stars comes to an end. The final installment discusses the 1992 NCAA final match between Randy Couture and Mark Kerr. One glance at the photo of Randy Couture and Mark Coleman wrestling in the 1992 NCAA Finals inspired this entire rankings. Photos like this give us a quick peek into a tiny slice of the past, and looking back into the past of famous mixed martial artists is fascinating. In this particular look back, read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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The presence of a sturdy chin, or lack thereof, always has and always will be predicated on a fighter's genealogical makeup. And since a chin can't be strengthened through hard work and dedication, those seemingly blessed with jaws of granite bring an attribute to the cage that many fighters can only dream of possessing. The opening portion of this two-part slideshow details the most rock-solid chins in MMA history—those that withstood countless beatings before ever giving into an embarrassing i read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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The UFC 145-pound title holder doesn't think that he should be behind Jon Jones or any other fighter in the pound for pound ranking. Jose Aldo, the No. 2 fighter in the pound for pound rankings, feels like he should be in the top of this list, according with his interview to Ag. Fight. The UFC Featherweight champion is only behind Jon Jones in the list, and is positioned ahead of other dominant champions like Cain Velasquez, Chris Weidman, Demetrious Johnson and Ronda Rousey. "If you talk about read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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UFC President Dana White discusses the upcoming match-up between Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone at UFC 178, as well as the former Bellator lightweight champion’s debut in the UFC rankings. Following his recent signing with the UFC, Eddie Alvarez has already made his debut in the UFC lightweight rankings, even though it is one of the bottom spots in the Top 15. Although UFC President Dana White was startled by Alvarez's low ranking, he understands why that is the case and expects his upcoming f read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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It has been exactly one year since I wrote the last one of these (see it here) and it has been a big few weeks for Asian mixed martial arts (MMA) with UFC Fight Night: "Bisping vs. Le" in Macau and ONE FC: "Reign of Champions" in Dubai, so this seemed like the right time to take a look at which have been the most successful camps in the region over the course of the last 12 months. Evolve MMA It has been a very good few months for Evolve MMA in both UFC and ONE FC with Shinya Aoki defending his read news >>

  • a month ago
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But you know, "politics" and stuff. In the view of many, Urijah Faber included, the official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings (see them here) "don't mean crap." Still, they exist and if not for anything else, they make for a good conversation piece. So going into this weekend's (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 48 bout against Dong Hyun Kim in Macua, China -- which you can see exclusively on Fight Pass -- Tyron Woodley knows "Stun Gun" is a much better fighter than the number be read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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If this was a list ranking mixed martial arts' top pound-for-pound self-promoters, we'd likely talk about how Irish featherweight Conor McGregor has taken over the top spot in the wake of Chael Sonnen's retirement. But rather, this is a compilation of the current top 10 featherweights in the sport, as determined by the SB Nation panel. And as of now, the bombastic McGregor doesn't yet make the cut. McGregor finished Diego Brandao in the first round of their July 19 bout in Dublin, capping one of read news >>

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