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  • 4 days ago
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In a startling and completely unexpected confession, Elliot Seymour, the 1-9 pro boxer who fought actor Mickey Rourke in Russia last month, has admitted that their bout was fixed. When 62-year-old actor and former amateur boxer Mickey Rourke obliterated Elliot Seymour in their exhibition match in Russia, boxing aficionados were immediately quick to point out that Rourke could potentially be the superstar at heavyweight who could immediately threaten Wladimir Klitschko and "curbstomp" Deontay Wil read news >>

  • a month ago
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MEXICO CITY -- For the most part, Alejandro Perez and Jose Quinonez agree on what happened in their first fight. It was three years ago, in an unsanctioned Mexico brawl that slipped through the Fight Finder cracks, and "El Diablito," as Perez is known, was a few weeks removed from suffering a nasty cut in another fight. He definitely wasn't ready, and perhaps was more than a little overconfident, but Quinonez was new to the game and Perez needed money, so hey, what the hell? He figured it'd be a read news >>

  • a month ago
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Anderson Silva may not have been fighting at UFC 179, but the former middleweight champion still got the walkout treatment as he entered the legendary Maracanãzinho arena in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night. Check out video of the warm reception Silva received from his Brazilian countrymen above. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Bellator welterweight and UFC vet Josh Neer didn’t have the best role model growing up, and so he got in with the wrong crowd. He wasn’t pushed, either. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Houston Alexander prides himself on being flexible in all kinds of ways. That’s one of the reasons why he has a lot of respect for his Friday opponent at Bellator 129, Virgil Zwicker. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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After a loss in a “Fight of the Year” candidate, UFC featherweight Dustin Poirier went looking for a new home. He found it at Florida’s American Tom Team, but he also found an unexpected mentor in the form of an ex-champion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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News that Bellator MMA light heavyweight Joey Beltran would be getting a shot at Emanuel Newton’s title was met with a roll of the eyes from many MMA insiders. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Unexpected UFC bantamweight title challenger Joe Soto discusses the “surreal” experience of going from the prelims to a main event title fight in less than 24 hours. Friday's twist of fate brought with it new fortune for former prelim fighter Joe Soto. Yet to make his official UFC debut, Soto, a former Bellator and Tachi Palace champion, was scheduled to kick start his UFC tenure against Anthony Birchak on the preliminary portion of the UFC 177 fight card. That plan stayed intact until Friday af read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Alexander Gustafsson’s unexpected exit from his highly anticipated rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 178 left a huge void in the MMA universe, which was quickly filled with the announcement that Daniel Cormier would be stepping in as a replacement. It was announced on Wednesday that the Swedish No. 1 contender was forced to withdraw from the title bout after suffering a torn meniscus in his knee during training. Little was left up to the imagination of the UFC, who quickly went to the next man in li read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Unexpected UFC Flyweight contender Chris Cariaso discusses his upcoming title fight against Demetrious Johnson and whether he was surprised to get the call from the UFC so soon. The latest scheduled Flyweight title fight may have come as a surprise to the vast majority of MMA connoisseurs, but it was something that Chris Cariaso had envisaged for a long period of time. "When they gave me the call I was excited," Cariaso told The MMA Hour's Ariel Helwani. "I was ready to take that. I was like ‘ye read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Bruno Pucci started his MMA career in late 2011, and he’s already making some noise. A black belt in jiu-jitsu from Curitiba, Pucci moved from Brazil to Singapore to train at Evolve MMA when he was 2-0 in MMA. Months later, the Brazilian made quick work of Bashir Ahmad in his One FC debut. Ready to take on Majee Overall on Friday at One FC 16 in Singapore, Pucci eyes the top of the featherweight division. "My camp couldn’t be better," Pucci told MMAFighting.com. "We did a complete work with seve read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Kenny Monday talks about his unexpected release as wrestling coach of the Blackzilians. Rashad Evans later revealed it was an ongoing rift that was brewing between Monday and the camp's management that ultimately lead to the move. You often hear of fighters leaving their mixed martial arts (MMA) camps due to rifts and/or other reasons, but lately, it seems that trend has been leading to coaches doing the exact same thing. A few days after Urijah Faber declared that Duane Ludwig's departure from read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Chris Weidman’s unexpected double knee surgery and withdrawal from UFC 173 has forced UFC officials to shake things up, according to company President Dana White.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: UFC 173, UFC 175 read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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Following Thursday’s unexpected and bold move banning testosterone replacement therapy by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, fighters took to Twitter to react. read news >>

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