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  • 8 days ago
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Sam Alvey’s stoppage of Cezar Ferreira may get lost in the shuffle of a crazy night of upsets and shocking knockouts, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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It's not surprising that Nick Diaz has been busted for pot, again. But, In a statement, the UFC has revealed taht Anderson Silva failed a pre-fight drug test for an anabolic steroid. A storm is brewing. Kevin Iole broke the news on Tuesday, over Twitter that both the headliners at UFC 183 failed drug tests surrounding the event. According to Iole, Anderson Silva failed a pre-fight drug test, and Nick Diaz failed a post fight screening. Reportedly, Diaz tested postitive for Marijuana metabolites read news >>

  • a month ago
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An analysis of historical PPV performance and what it means for the UFC going forward. The UFC recently announced a price increase for their Pay-Per-View events, citing "rising costs" as the primary reason for the increase. The data available suggests a more likely reason is the sharp decline in buy-rates since 2010, with 2014 being especially poor. 2014 had the fewest buys overall, and per event, since 2005. This wasn’t a small discrepancy. The UFC is thought to have drawn a total of 3.15 milli read news >>

  • a month ago
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If we're being honest with ourselves, UFC 182 will likely be remembered for one thing and one thing alone—Jon Jones' unanimous decision over Daniel Cormier. Quite frankly, the rest of the event wasn't terribly compelling. But that doesn't mean there weren't highlights or surprising results. Far from it. Jones' victory over Cormier wasn't without its surprises. Despite the fact that Cormier was a two-time Olympic wrestler and based his game plan on trying to break Jones' guard and keep the fight read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC President Dana White and Bellator President Scott Coker wasted little time responding to the UFC's surprising signing of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on Twitter following the official announcement on Saturday night. A former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jackson is still believed to be under Bellator contract... which should make the next few months rather interesting. Let us be clear that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is under an exclusive contract with #BellatorMMA. We will protect our contract read news >>

  • 2 months 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 >>

  • 2 months ago
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It's time to vote for the best of the best from the worst of the worst old school UFC fights! Not surprising to anyone, this is the biggest category in our entire award show. In my opinion, it also might be the toughest one to vote on. Think about it - you are voting on which fight is the best of the best out of the worst of the worst in an era where tapping out from just being on the ground was not uncommon. The fights we have selected are the ones that made you groan, made you fast-forward VHS read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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In a surprising war of words on twitter, fellow countrymen Conor McGregor and WWE’s Sheamus disputed who would win a hypothetical match-up. While Conor McGregor has put the entire UFC featherweight division on notice with his constant banter, it appears he is expanding his potential targets to heavyweights...in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). On Thursday evening, Sports Illustrated's daily talk show 'SINow' tweeted fans a question asking them who would win in a fight between McGregor and Sh read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Though surprised by call out, Anthony Perosh is interested I a potential match-up against Ovince St. Preux. Following his staggering 34-second upset victory over former UFC champ ‘Shogun' Rua, Ovince St. Preux surprised fans and pundits when he - in uninspired fashion - called out fellow light-heavyweights Fabio Maldonado and Anthony Perosh, instead of focusing on a fighter inside the division's Top 10. "It is something I have to discuss with my coaches," OSP told Jon Anik immediately following read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Following his surprising third round submission loss to ‘Jacare’ Souza in the main event of Friday night’s event in Foxwood, Connecticut, Mousasi admits he lacked focus ahead of the fight. The UFC's return to Connecticut was a successful endeavor for all those involved except Gegard Mousasi. The Dutch middleweight was unable to make it 2-0 against Ronaldo Souza, and lost the lopsided main event via third round submission. ‘Jacare' was in command of the bout from the get-go and maintained control read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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LEDYARD, Conn. – While he entered the night as a surprising underdog, John Moraga proved his No. 8 slot in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings is justified, choking out honorable mention Justin Scoggins.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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In a perhaps surprising change in stance, UFC officials are giving Thiago Silva another chance.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Well what do you know? It turns out UFC 177 might have actually been worth the cost of the pay-per-view. But does that mean every so-called “crappy” card will ultimately deliver on entertainment?Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, (...) read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Following a variety of surprising twists and turns, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle explore the surprising storylines heading into the UFC 177 PPV event, including Joe Soto's astonishing leap from prelim fighter to title challenger. read news >>

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