Every fighter reacts to setbacks differently. After more than 15 years competing on the biggest stages in the sport, Alistair Overeem isn’t one to let the stinging effects of a loss linger or have too great... read news >>
For the first time since becoming involved with Titan Fighting Championship in December 2013, Jeff Aronson finds himself battling some public backlash toward the promotion. Usually regarded as a professional organization by any definition of the word, Titan FC gained some critics in recent weeks, beginning at Titan FC 31 on Oct. 31. That event was scheduled to feature a main event showdown between former UFC fighters Mike Ricci and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, but the fight never materialized after Ricci read news >>
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Relatively quiet since his 2012 retirement, former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko granted a rare, lengthy interview with AXS TV's Michael Schiavello. The son of an amateur boxer and a gymnast, Emelianenko began training in Sambo at age 11, but says he only started realizing his potential after serving in the Russian Army from 1995 to 1997. When he arrived in PRIDE in 2002, no one could have predicted the sort of run Emelianenko would put together. Despite an unblemished record of 1 read news >>
The USA Freestyle Wrestling Team suffered a series of setbacks at the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent. Bloody Elbow's Mike Riordan takes a look at the entire American performance, and necessary changes needed to ensure better results in freestyle wrestling. The USA Freestyle wrestling team entered the 2014 United World Wrestling World Championships with high hopes, and left with disappointment. In freestyle competition, the USA only notched two top-five finishers, no finalists and a ninth-p read news >>
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Kenny Florian recently visited Pepperdine University to share the story of finding his passion, overcoming setbacks and the mindset needed to succeed at the highest level. Paul Gift was there and shares his message. Former UFC fighter, three-time title contender and current FOX commentator, Kenny Florian, is a man of many interests and talents. A quick look at his website reveals his thoughts on entertainment, food, health, observation, style, technology and travel. "The Hair," as we’ve come to read news >>
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Following three straight losses, and four setbacks in his past five fights, the UFC has cute ties with Ivan Menjivar.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC Tagged: Ivan Menjivar read news >>
Rafaello Oliveira knows his UFC 162 loss to Edson Barboza wasn’t his best effort. But even at a disappointing 1-3 in his past four appearances, “Tractor” hasn’t changed his goals.Filed under: News, Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: Rafaello (...) read news >>
They've seen setbacks, but Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald undoubtedly are on a roll in the welterweight division. But whether or not either is in line to meet Georges St-Pierre is a question for after they fight next week, according to the fighters and UFC President Dana White. read news >>
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Barring any further setbacks, Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao could happen this summer, and no one is more ready for it than Cruz, as he dismantles Barao's fighting style. read news >>
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Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Ben Saunders. read news >>
Rafaello Oliveira's record outside the UFC is good. Great, in fact. But in the UFC, he's staggered.
Although he's 0-2 in his second octagon stint and faces a likely pink slip with a loss to Yoislandy Izquierdo at Saturday's UFC 148 event, Oliveira doesn't seem the least bit worried.
"I'm really grateful to be back in the UFC, and I plan to stay here," Oliveira told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "I want to be champion in the UFC one day. That's my dream."
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LAS VEGAS - After setbacks kept him from "The Ultimate Fighter" glory in two seasons, Myles Jury put his first pro UFC win in the books.
More active with strikes than striker Chris Saunders, Jury showed himself to be a versatile threat with a guillotine choke at the 4:03 mark of the first round.
The bout took place at The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. It aired on the preliminary card on FUEL TV prior to the FX-televised main card.
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LAS VEGAS - There was a time in the not-so-distant past when Brazilian
youngster Charles Oliveira was considered the next
big thing in the UFC's lightweight division.
However, a pair of losses, coupled with
a no-contest result against Nik Lentz, forced "do Bronx" to reinvent
himself as a featherweight.
Relegated to the prelims for his first fight at 145 pounds, Oliveira now
returns to the spotlight at Friday's The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale
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The start to British bantamweight Brad Pickett's UFC career hasn't exactly gone as expected.
A back injury forced him to withdraw from a planned matchup with former
WEC champ Miguel Torres, and when he did debut against Renan Barao at
this past November's UFC 138 event, Pickett was submitted in the opening
But Pickett is anything but discouraged by his recent luck. In fact, as
he prepares to take on the always tough Damacio Page, Pickett said he's encouraged that the organizatio read news >>