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UFC interim champion Fabricio Werdum is already in training for his unification bout with heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez, and he has a date in mind. The UFC has yet to announce when Velasquez and Werdum will finally meet, but Werdum expects it to take place June 13 in Mexico City, the same place where he knocked out Mark Hunt to win the interim championship last November. "It’s not 100 percent official, but I think June 13 I’ll fight Cain Velasquez," Werdum said on Monday’s edition of The MM read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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While it doesn't come as a surprise considering his Team Alpha Male affiliation, go ahead and count UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw among those who are put off by Conor McGregor's brash and theatrical style. The fighting pride of Ireland, McGregor sealed his UFC title shot with an easy second-round TKO victory over Dennis Siver at Sunday's UFC Fight Night 59 card. With a perfect 5-0 Octagon record, McGregor is now tentatively slated to challenge featherweight champion Jose Aldo this May read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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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 >>

  • 26 days ago
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The Roufusport head coach and former kickboxing champion spoke with MMAmania.com about taking on the challenge of preparing CM Punk for his Octagon debut. "High tide raises all ships." That is a favorite quote of Duke Roufus. And one the highly-touted coach of Roufusport feels rings true when it comes to his fight academy and all who are a part of it. Whether it's UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren, or a teenager getting dropped off after school for read news >>

  • a month ago
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Cole Miller doesn't just think CM Punk will be adequate as a UFC fighter, he thinks the former WWE star will be a winner. "This guy doesn't just have a chance," Miller told MMA Fighting. "He's gonna kick somebody's ass." Miller, a UFC veteran of seven years and 16 fights, has trained with CM Punk on multiple occasions and vouches for the divisive signee's skills on the ground. Miller is coming from a base of knowledge, too -- he's a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and one of the best grapplers read news >>

  • a month ago
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And he doesn't sound too worried about passing. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had a little visit from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) ahead of his upcoming UFC 182 title fight against Daniel Cormier, which takes place on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas (more on that here). "Bones" even recorded the process. A video posted by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:10am PST The Nevada State athletic commission just stopped by my house and h read news >>

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No surprise here, but if you're fighting on The Ultimate Fighter, it's better on your wallet to make the finals. UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza handily out-earned the rest of her fellow TUF 20 castmates at Friday's The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, pocketing $50,000 for her main event win according to figures released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Despite being the tournament's No. 1 overall seed and reigning Invicta FC champion, Esparza entered her finals bout agai read news >>

  • a month ago
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Surprise, surprise, Rousimar Palhares did a leglock again and here's the video. read news >>

  • a month ago
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It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that mercurial lightweight Nate Diaz skipped today's open workouts ahead of UFC on Fox 13. You never know what you're going to get with the Diaz brothers, and today was yet another example of that. Nate Diaz, who is scheduled to return at UFC on Fox 13 after an extended layoff, was scheduled to take part in today's open workouts ahead of the event. But guess what? He didn't show: Nate Diaz missed his scheduled open workout slot today. No official reason gi read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC 181 purse payouts are in and to no one's surprise, new welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler tops the payroll at $220K. Saturday night's UFC 181 card was an action-packed extravaganza of violence. The entertainment value of this card was well worth the price of the pay-per-view, if only for the Pettis/Melendez and Lawler/Hendricks fights. We saw a new welterweight champion crowned and saw the lightweight champion perform as though there hadn't been 15 months of inactivity on his resume. The t read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC 181 defined the promotion's capabilities in the surprise department each time out. There were grisly knockouts. Cringe-inducing submissions. Upsets and favorites putting it all together to make serious statements. There was even a special announcement from a guy named CM Punk: All kidding aside, "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler's performance against Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks even proved two things: The division is wide-open, and rematches are actually allowed to flirt with the quality of the origi read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC announced six undercard fights for the Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale on Wednesday -- including one surprise debut. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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"You know who was the smartest ever, to really fuck with me in the staredown? Liz Carmouche. I've had girls try to get in my face, I've had girls try to smirk with me, stuff like that. Liz Carmouche just started spitting game right then. I was totally distracted. I don't want her girlfriend to get mad at me or anything. Let's just say it was the most thrown off I've ever been. Liz, I think she started singing her own walkout song and she started to dance and everything and I was like I can't, I read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Cub Swanson said the isolation of fight week was a bit of a surprise when he arrived in Texas for tonight’s UFC event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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