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  • 13 days ago
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LAS VEGAS -- Travis Browne talks about his UFC 181 fight against Brendan Schaub, how his new camp went, Schaub's criticism of his move, why he's thankful for his loss to Fabricio Werdum in April, and more. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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Ronda Rousey and many other fighters, MMA personalities and even a journalist or two tell what they're most thankful for this year. Today, many Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving with their families and loved ones, and most likely, a giant plate of food or three. Around the holidays, I try to reach out to our beloved sport's athletes and personalities to find out what they are thankful for this year. I conducted this process via text, so each answer is fairly short and easily digestible. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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With Thanksgiving only a day away, there are several UFC fighters who should be a little more grateful this year. You hear it time and time again: never leave the fight in the hands of the judges. Apparently that message hasn't resonated with Diego Sanchez. Like Sanchez, there have been a number of fighters this year who have been the recipients of controversial split decisions and questionable stoppages. Yoel Romero, Johny Hendricks and Rafael dos Anjos have seen their stock rise, albeit withou read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Brazilian standout Lucas Martins is probably thankful he’s headed back to featherweight after a recent UFC appearance at 135 pounds.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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The first time Miesha Tate fought Ronda Rousey, a technical and emotional mistake got her caught in the champ’s famed armbar. Now, she doesn’t worry about the mind games. In fact, Tate says she’s “really thankful” for her rival.Filed under: (...) read news >>

  • a year ago
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"I wanted to talk a little bit about an organization that is really making an effort to take care of its fighters, and, in my case, went far and above what was required." ~Phil Baroni read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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You might be tempted to question the wisdom of taking two of the biggest names from Bellator's Season 7 welterweight tournament and matching them in the opening round. Why guarantee you eliminate one of the tourney's marketable fighters after just one round? Lyman Good, the first-ever Bellator welterweight champ, doesn't really care. He's just happy to face a tough opponent like Jim Wallhead. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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In 2004, Vanessa Porto finally got around to entering a jiu-jitsu gym after years of watching MMA in her home country of Brazil. The master, Pedro Iglesias, noticed Porto's talent and worked to develop it. Within a year, she was fighting regularly and launching a career that had a challenging beginning. The fact that she walked into that gym at that time changed her life in two big ways, both of which have led her back to a live United States audience for the first time since December read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Bantamweight Francisco Rivera said "a different mentality" accompanied him on his first trip to the octagon at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. Whatever that mindset was, it was the wrong one; opponent Reuben Duran tapped him out in the third round. After multiple improvements in camp - and two first-round KO wins on the regional circuit that bolstered his confidence - he's raring to prove himself right out of the gate at tonight at UFC on FUEL TV 3. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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John Lineker's UFC debut had the potential to be a major flop. And though the Brazilian flyweight suffered a loss to Louis Gaudinot at Saturday's UFC on FOX 3 event after failing to make weight the day prior, he's nonetheless going home happy. A $65,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus has a way of putting things into perspective, he told MMAjunkie.com. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Now that Maiquel Falcao is in Bellator, he can't imagine going elsewhere. After a successful debut delayed by a health scare, Falcao advanced to the semifinals of Bellator's season-six middleweight tournament, where he's scheduled to face Vyacheslav Vasilevsky tonight at Bellator 66. "Bellator shows a lot of care for their athletes," Falcao told MMAjunkie.com. "Anyone who participates in a Bellator event probably wouldn't want to work elsewhere. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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STOCKHOLM - As UFC middleweight Francis Carmont walked into Stockholm's Pancrase Gym, no one was paying attention. It wasn't really meant as a sign of disrespect. It's just that when Georges St-Pierre is walking right behind, the UFC welterweight champion tends to draw the attention of the room. And so it is for Carmont as he prepares for his UFC on FUEL TV 2 bout with Magnus Cedenblad. "Relentless" credits St-Pierre for turning his career around, but can he get out from under the s read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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LAS VEGAS - In 2007, Ed Herman's UFC future looked bright. Despite falling short in the finals of "The Ultimate Fighter 3" and then subsequently losing to Jason MacDonald, Herman then rattled off three-straight wins, scoring three bonus checks in the process. But Herman's career then took a horrible detour, with "Short Fuse" going 1-3 and spending nearly two years out of the cage. Despite being one of the worst periods in Herman's life, the 31-year-old admits it helped him value what read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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This weekend past was definitely a weekend that MMA fans should have been thankful for. We got to watch some MMA fights that weren’t just good, they were great -- true classics. The UFC 139 card in San Jose ended with some bombs between “Shogun” and “Hendo.” You can easily argue that it could be the “Fight of the Year” for 2011. In a bloody fight that went back and forth, Henderson and Rua gave us a fight that showed why the UFC wanted five-round non-title fights in main events. I’m not ev read news >>

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