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Cody "The AK Kid" McKenzie (15-6) retired from the sport of mixed martial arts Thursday evening. The former The Ultimate Fighter competitor and UFC lightweight/featherweight was 2-3 in his past five contests, most recently losing to Beslan Isaev via first-round knockout at M-1 Challenge 54. McKenzie cited poor fighter pay and unfavorable working conditions, extending back to his time with the UFC, as the primary impetus behind this decision. In the wake of his retirement, Bleacher Report caught read news >>

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Fabricio Werdum, the Interim Heavyweight Champion, is the only fighter hailing from a Sport Jiu Jitsu to have UFC gold around his waist. Meanwhile six current UFC champions hail from the ranks American folk-style wrestling. T.P. Grant takes a deeper look on why this is. Where have all the Jiu Jitsu fighters gone? It is a topic that gets tossed around MMA forums and in gyms. There a myriad of reasons that are given for the decline of BJJ fighters in MMA: gloves inhibiting grappling, shorter round read news >>

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Ariel Helwani spoke to the UFC LW before his co-main event against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on Fox 13. Nate talks about the UFC uniforms deal with Reebok, CM Punk coming to the UFC and missing the work outs. read news >>

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Former professional wrestler Phil Brooks has never participated in a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight. In addition, he does not belong to a fight camp (his words), and doesn't even know what weight class he expects to compete in, until first completing a "test cut" to see how he feels. These are the kinds of things you have to worry about when you're a 36-year-old fighter with no experience. Not that it stopped him from signing a multi-fight contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the read news >>

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With the entire sport of MMA in a never-ending search for mainstream acceptance, a ho-hum event for the NBA or NFL can warm the UFC to its bones. Well, the UFC is feeling snug as a bug in a rug right now, with Wheaties officially unveiling its first box featuring a mixed martial artist—lightweight champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis. The box was revealed earlier today and fans were given a preview on the official Wheaties Twitter account: The champ is here. pic.twitter.com/wmsevy9ds4 — Wheaties ( read news >>

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Scientific Wrestling’s Jake Shannon discusses the influence of catch wrestling on MMA, the year the sport has had, and the future of the Scientific Wrestling community. read news >>

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The World Championships of International Sport and Combat Sambo took place in Tokyo, Japan last month and the full videos are up online, so enjoy! Here are three days of finals from the Sport and Combat Sambo World Championships that took place two weeks ago in Tokyo, Japan which were posted to the Sambo Fias YouTube channel a few days ago. Sambo, particularly Combat Sambo is becoming an increasingly important talent feeder to MMA. So enjoy the matches, A quick summary of the rules of Sambo: Onl read news >>

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There are two changes happening simultaneously today in the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. First, it's popularity has grown and continues to expand. There have never been more competitors at more age ranges and in more geographical locations than there are today. YouTube is filled with grappling tutorials, competition footage and even documentaries about the sport. There are clothing lines and an entire economy of small businesses making training gear or other supplemental content. Jiu-jitsu is a read news >>

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Canadian comedian Russell Peters discusses various concerns regarding the modern UFC product. read news >>

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Pedro Gonzalez is by all accounts a newcomer to the sport of muay Thai. Yes, he has been fighting professionally for several years and practicing the art for almost as long, but he has just two professional muay Thai fights under his belt. His reward: an experienced Thai fighter with 75 pro bouts to his credit. read news >>

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Anyone following the sport of mixed martial arts knows that I’ve interviewed Frankie “The Answer” Edgar more than any other fighter on the UFC’s roster over the past several years. read news >>

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Nate Diaz’s manager Mike Kogan explains why Bellator 131 “blew away” his expectations. read news >>

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In a sport where adversity is a built-in requirement, fighters are equipped to travel a path filled with obstacles and challenges. With every step taken up the ladder toward the end goal of becoming... read news >>

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Stephan Bonnar says that Tito Ortiz did not plant any secret agents in his camp, and it doesn't matter if they did. Stephan Bonnar isn't buying Tito Ortiz's claim that he planted a spy deep within Stephan Bonnar's camp. Ortiz claimed that Paul Herrera, Ortiz's old wrestling coach who is working with Bonnar for the fight, is actually serving as an Ortiz spy and feeding Tito information about Bonnar's camp. Bonnar addressed the situation in a recent interview (which you can watch above). MMA Fight read news >>

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