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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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The UFC's signing of WWE star Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, easily ranks among the biggest stories of the year in mixed martial arts. However, there is still a lot up in the air regarding his MMA debut, including what gym will bring aboard "The Best in the World." Well, if Twitter is any indication, the race is on. Numerous fighters and coaches reached out to the professional wrestler, angling to have him join their gym's fight team. That list includes light heavyweight title contender D read news >>

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LAS VEGAS – Phil Brooks, the UFC’s hottest new signee, is 36, has no MMA bouts to his credit, and is best known by a stage name – “CM Punk” – that he used while working as a professional wrestler.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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LAS VEGAS -- Former WWE star CM Punk discusses why he joined the UFC, his journey, why he left the WWE, how he has been received by other UFC fighters, when he first talked to Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta, how long he expects to compete, where he might train, when he might debut, and more. read news >>

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Fighters react to the UFC 181 announcement that former WWE star CM Punk had been signed to a multi-fight UFC deal via Twitter. read news >>

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LAS VEGAS -- Former WWE star CM Punk says how he ended up in the UFC, why he's staying off Twitter, the comparisons to Brock Lesnar, his weight class, and much more. read news >>

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Check out the reactions on social media after it was announced that former WWE superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has signed with the UFC. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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Former WWE champion CM Punk, aka Phillip Brooks, has inked a deal to fight in the UFC. Brooks announced the news Saturday night on UFC 181's pay-per-view. Brooks, a student of Rener Gracie, has been flirting with mixed martial arts since departing the WWE in 2013. The 6-foot-2 wrestler is currently undecided which weight class he'll aim for, but said on the broadcast that he'll likely target middleweight, although welterweight could be an option as well. "This is my new career, 100-percent," sai read news >>

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