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  • 14 days ago
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It's a very rare occasion that Dana White and the UFC actively go against the fans' wishes, but they did just that when they passed on former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren. While it's easy to say, and even easier to prove, that MMA fans are the beer-drinking neanderthals they're often alleged to be, they do have an eye for talent. If a fighter is perceived to be an elite-level athlete, they want to see him. Sure, many have called Askren, a former Olympian and quite possibly the singl read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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Does Benson Henderson have a legitimate gripe? And did anyone else think it was weird not to mention why Jordan Mein’s father wasn’t in his corner? Some post-fight thoughts from another UFC doubleheader.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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An emotional BJ Penn addressed the press at the post-fight press conference receiving a rare standing ovation from the press. BJ talks about his decision to retire and the fight against Frankie Edgar after their TUF 19 Finale bout at the Mandalay Bay. Follow MMAWeekly.com on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Trilogies are a rare thing to see in the realm of mixed martial arts. While the “immediate rematch” has become a common sight on the current landscape of the sport, the all-important “rubber match” only occurs on a limited basis. Yet, a third fight between two fighters is typically forged when both competitors have split the two previous meetings, and a final bout is scheduled to determine which fighter will take the series. Frankie Edgar had defeated BJ Penn both times they squared off—definiti read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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At RFA 15 in June, the MMA world was given a rare opportunity courtesy of Daniel Aguiar. The Brazilian talks about his DQ loss for “timidity” with MMAjunkie.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In the 197 pound quarterfinals of the 2006 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship, current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman defeated future UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader in a wild 10-7 match. Bloody Elbow has acquired rare footage of this match. In the quarterfinals of the 2006 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Hofstra's unranked and unseeded Chris Weidman pulled off a shocking upset of Arizona State's returning All-American Ryan Bader. Weidman won an action-packed match to advan read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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It was five years ago this summer that lightweight Joe Ellenberger got his first offer from the UFC. Saturday, he finally makes his debut – while battling a rare blood disease.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Mike Beltran isn't just the owner of one of the most celebrated beards in mixed martial arts. He's also a longtime veteran of the Southern California martial arts scene who knows MMA's unified rules inside and out. Friday night, Beltran demonstrated he's not afraid to use even the most obscure corner of the rulebook when warranted. Beltran was the third man in for the featherweight scrap between Sam Toomer and Daniel Aguiar on the main card of RFA 15 on Friday night at the read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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It's a rare day when a fight announcement outside the walls of the UFC and Bellator permeates the ether around Bloody Elbow, but Satoshi Ishii vs. Mirko Filipovic promises to be an interesting scrap. If there's one big "name" heavyweight operating outside the bounds of a major MMA promotion in today's landscape it's Satoshi Ishii. An Olympic gold medal Judoka (no, not Ronda Rousey) for Japan, Ishii has been tabbed for stardom in MMA since his first bouts. In that way that only Japanese MMA seems read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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It's pretty rare to find a non-UFC pay-per-view MMA event these days, but that's what we have in Saturday night's Bellator 120. Originally slated to featured the rubber match between lightweight stars Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez, the card will instead be headlined by a light heavyweight clash between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. So how big a splash will Bellator make by putting on a pay-to-watch card featuring Rampage and Tito Ortiz? Well, you're probably in no read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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With a rare week off between event, the SB Nation crew had some spare time (not really) to tally votes and come up with the 10 best pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Have a look! Adeus, Vitor Belfort. Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya.' It's time again for the great pound-for-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) rankings debate, which is perhaps the most divisive because there is no way to truly validate them unless "super" fights are booked between star read news >>

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