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"The Pfist" of the Lone Star State comes to the UFC The UFC has handed another fighter their ticket to the big show. An injury has forced Jake Lindsey out of his planned bout with James Moontasri at UFC Fight Night: Thatch vs. Thompson on February 14th. But, Zuffa already has their fingers on a replacement for Lindsey. Lightweight newcomer Cody Pfister will slide in as a late notice addition on the Broomfield card, just under 3 weeks away. MMAJunkie reported the change following an official UFC read news >>

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Anderson Silva is a major star within mixed martial arts. His status as a legend was cemented with a title reign that included 10 defenses of the UFC Middleweight Championship and 16 straight wins in the Octagon. However, returning to competition at UFC 183 has created an interesting wrinkle. Even though Silva is a name that the sport has come to love, he should not be granted a title shot with a victory over Nick Diaz. In an interview on UFC Tonight, UFC President Dana White mentioned Silva's n read news >>

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If seeing is believing, then the MMA world can no longer refute the fact that Conor McGregor is a star. According to MMAFighting.com, the viewership numbers from UFC Fight Night 59, which was headlined by McGregor and Dennis Siver, drew an average of 2,751,000 viewers. Those record-breaking numbers peaked at 3,162,000 when McGregor stepped into the cage for the main event. The previous record was held by the UFC’s debut event on FOX Sports 1, which featured a light heavyweight bout between Chael read news >>

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Up until Saturday, all the talk of how big Conor McGregor was as a star was more theoretical.Sure, he was a good fighter and he was one of the most charismatic personalities the UFC had ever had. His appearance at UFC 178 undoubtedly helped the pay-per-view greatly, as the show topped 200,000 buys, probably about double what a Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso fight would do on its own. But those are still nothing out of the ordinary for lower level pay-per-view show numbers.Sunday's UFC Figh read news >>

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Retired UFC star B.J. Penn was arrested late Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a friend during an altercation at a Maui hotel.The arrest was first reported by MauiWatch.com and later confirmed by Steph Daniels of Bloody Elbow. The Maui County Police Department declined to give any specifics about the case when contacted by Daniels, as did members of Penn's camp. MauiWatch.com's report indicates Penn "severely assaulted" a friend at the Four Seasons Maui. Alcohol is believed to be involve read news >>

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It was a night designed for one thing, and for one thing only: To cement Conor McGregor as a superstar and to set up the biggest featherweight championship fight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. McGregor received unprecedented promotional hype leading up to the fight. His visage dominated UFC airwaves, with very little mention of opponent Dennis Siver. He was all over Sunday's NFC Championship game on Fox, which is pretty much the kind of advertising you cannot buy. His face read news >>

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UFC star Jon "Bones" Jones was fined $25,000 Saturday for violating the mega MMA promotion company's athlete code of conduct policy. An official news release through UFC.com confirmed the report of Jones' punishment: The UFC announced today that it has fined light heavyweight champion Jon Jones $25,000 for violating the organization's Athlete Code of Conduct policy. Jones tested positive for cocaine during an out-of-competition drug test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Dec. 4, 201 read news >>

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Conor McGregor has become the latest UFC star to sign a deal with Reebok. read news >>

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T.J. Dillashaw is a champion in a very precarious position. The 135-pound division has long awaited a star who can push the division to mainstream fans, and T.J. seems to be that type of competitor. Unfortunately, the UFC finds itself at a point where very few men are viable contenders for his strap.Since winning the title at UFC 173, Dillashaw has sat atop a division that has been plagued by injuries to the men who would be inserted as challengers. Dominick Cruz and Raphael Assuncao were two me read news >>

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Fresh from a December finish of Abel Trujillo, rising lightweight star Tony Ferguson will seek his fifth consecutive victory on February 28 when he faces Hawaii's Yancy Medeiros at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. read news >>

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine a month before defending his title against Daniel Cormier on Jan. 3. A few days after the fight, the test results were revealed and Jones announced he was heading for treatment. However, he left the rehab program after a single night. Travis Eldridge of WBNG in Binghamton, New York, spoke with his mother, Camille Jones, who said she was happy the UFC star was caught before it became a major issue. "When he tested positive, my f read news >>

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As a reminder, a new special highlighting Irish star Conor McGregor premieres tonight on FOX Sports 1.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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In less than one week, the fastest-rising star in mixed martial arts today will attempt to earn a long-awaited UFC featherweight title shot. But in order to cash in on a golden opportunity, Conor McGregor mustn't overlook divisional mainstay Dennis Siver when the two lock horns this Sunday at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston. With powerful kickboxing and formidable grappling skills, Siver is arguably McGregor's toughest task to date. It will be up to the young Irish sensation to attack with diligenc read news >>

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Duke Roufus says CM Punk 'is a sponge' as they discuss the former WWE star's first week of training in Roufusport Duke Roufus and CM Punk appeared at Inside MMA to talk about their first week of training together at Roufusport. According to his new head coach, the former WWE star is very coachable and has the right mindset about training. "I think he's very good," Roufus said of Punk's ability, "What's impressed me the most about the Punk is his attitude, his hunger, and his work ethic. The guy read news >>

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