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In a recent interview, lightweight UFC star, Daron Cruickshank details the long term effects that K.J. Noons' eyepokes have left him with. A couple weeks ago, Daron Cruickshank appeared to be on his way to victory against K.J. Noons at the TUF 20 Finale card in Las Vegas. Then, the most unfortunate thing happened. Noons accidentally poked him in the eye in the first round. Not long into the second round, he managed to poke the same eye again. It was immediately apparent that the last eyepoke had read news >>

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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo surprises Brazilian star Neymar with some flashy moves in a charity football match. Although considered to me one of the pound-for-pound greats on the current UFC roster, Jose Aldo proved to have more skills in his arsenal than simply an impeccable fighting style. Recently, the UFC featherweight champion was invited to compete in a charity football (soccer for North Americans) match with Brazilian star Neymar. What happened then was something few expected fro read news >>

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Step 1: Fire up the DVR. Betting on sports is never a sure thing, especially in the fight business. The unpredictability of mixed martial arts (MMA) though, makes betting on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) an entirely different animal. Just ask Georges St-Pierre! But Hollywood mega-star and avid UFC fan, Mark Wahlberg, has a sure-fire way to make money on fights. "I bet a lot while making the movie on things I wouldn't normally bet on. But, I'm not that big on gambling unless I know I have read news >>

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CM Punk is with the UFC, and now Bellator also in talks with another WWE star in Alberto Del Rio Shortly after CM Punk's move to the UFC, Bellator is now looking to add another former WWE star to their stable as well. According to Scott Coker, Bellator is in discussions with pro-wrestling star and multiple time WWE champion Alberto Del Rio. Unlike CM Punk though, this 37-year-old cross-over star actually has a competitive background in Mixed Martial Arts. He trained under Marco Ruas in the past, read news >>

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The UFC has signed CM Punk, and Bellator MMA might be on the verge of signing its own former WWE star. Bellator president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting on Monday that his organization has been in negotiations with former WWE standout Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio, whose real name is Jose Rodriguez, fought in MMA for nine years, including a pair of bouts with PRIDE. "I think that we did reach out," Coker said. "I'm not sure where that is and by no means is it in the 11th hour, but I know there's some read news >>

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After announcing the return of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the UFC seems poised for a legal battle with Bellator MMA. Is the ex-champ really worth it? And what will you have once you've won the services of MMA's most notoriously disgruntled employee? read news >>

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Bellator star, "King" Mo Lawal weighs in on the UFC lawsuit, why he left AKA, "Black Rob" and his opponent in today's Grapple at the Garden event, Rolles Gracie. Today, the third annual Grapple at the Garden event takes place in New York at the famed Madison Square Garden. The event features wrestling bouts from grade school through collegiate levels and has the team event rematch of Team Joe Warren vs Team Renzo Gracie. Among those on Joe Warren's team is Bellator light heavyweight star, King M read news >>

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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Mitch Gagnon will be the first fighter to face Renan Barao after the Brazilian lost his UFC bantamweight championship, and he feels he got the gold ticket. Following the UFC Fight Night 58 open workouts in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Canadian prospect spoke to MMAFighting.com about his match-up with Barao, why he believes he’s better than Barao "everywhere", what a win over Barao makes for his career, the UFC-Reebok deal and much more. read news >>

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The response to the UFC's recent signing of former WWE star CM Punk has been decidedly mixed, with some fans and fighters celebrating the eyes Punk will undoubtedly to the UFC, and others decrying the sideshow element of allowing an untested 0-0 fighter a free ticket into the big leagues. Safe to say UFC President Dana White has heard both sides of the argument, and he understands where detractors of the decision are coming from. "Some people love it, some people hate it," White told UFC.com. "T read news >>

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Say what you want about former American League MVP and six-time MLB All-Star Jose Canseco, but the man believes in himself. With news that former WWE megastar CM Punk is joining the UFC to kick off his mixed martial arts career, Canseco took to Twitter to offer a challenge: I can beat the crap out of @cmpunk. I am ready @ufc — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 12, 2014 It should be noted that CM Punk walks around at 215 pounds. Even though he's looking to fight at around 185 pounds, Punk is n read news >>

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What you see is what you get. Well, sort of. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 contestant Angela Magana, who battles Tecia Torres later tonight in the live Finale (more on that here), has been causing quite a stir on Twitter, after posting racy photos of herself based on the advice of Cristiane Justino. And as she explained to MMA Fighting, the results speak for themselves. "My motivation wasn't to gain followers. It was just these fucking scumbag losers on Twitter who want to abuse me. I'm not gonn read news >>

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LAS VEGAS -- Movies. Late-night talk shows. Clothing deals. There's much more to Ronda Rousey than just being the UFC women's bantamweight title. Rousey is a mainstream, crossover star. When Rose Namajunas looks into her own personal crystal ball, she sees all the same things for herself. "I feel like I've been doing such a good job at such a young age and so early on in my career, I have a lot of time to really develop myself as a person and getting more experience with it," Namajunas said Wedn read news >>

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For more than seven years, welterweight Jon Fitch built a reputation as one of the UFC's toughest fighters. He fought a who's who of the world's best at 170 pounds—and beat almost all of them. Over the course of his tenure in the Octagon he went 14-3-1 with one no-contest. As records go, they don't get much better. But, in many ways, Fitch failed to make his way. His ground-centric style didn't make him any fans with the UFC brass. He got just a single opportunity at the UFC championship. He fai read news >>

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Becoming a star and gaining a following isn't easy in mixed martial arts, and it isn't always based on pure skill. If skill was the only requirement to get fans to love you, people would be running into arenas during Demetrious Johnson's fights instead of out. Certain fighters, though, have the ability to earn the hearts and minds of the MMA masses and attract a cult-like following. The phrase "Don't be scared, homie" is almost a cliche at this point, ever since Nick Diaz uttered the famous word read news >>

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