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WWE wrestler turned executive Paul Levesque aka Triple H explains why he doesn't consider the UFC and WWE to be competitors. It shouldn't be a surprise by now: Triple H is not much of a fan of the UFC. Irregardless, the WWE wrestler turned executive took the time of divulge into the details as to why he does not see the top MMA promotion as a competitive threat. When contrasting the two categories of entertainment in a "fireside chat" with senior business analyst Laura Martin at the Needham Inte read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Around the time of his amateur career’s first loss, Matt Wagy noticed something about the way he was fighting that needed to be changed. The Team Alpha Male fighter was backward.Filed under: News read news >>

  • a month ago
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From wrestler, football player and stuntman to boxer and professional mixed martial artist, Paul Cheng has challenged stereotypes in pursuit of one dream after another. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Justin Gaethje has studied Nick Newell in advance of their lightweight title fight at WSOF 11, and he believes Newell isn’t ready to meet an opponent like him. Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

  • a month ago
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This week Dave Branch's BJJ class at Edge Hoboken had a special guest, Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith. Smith won two Olympic golds, and four World Championships as a wrestler, but this was his first ever BJJ class. John Smith, the greatest wrestler in the history of the United States of America, recently attended his first Brazilian jiu jitsu class. This past Wednesday (July 2, 2014) the Oklahoma State legend stopped by Edge Hoboken and sat in on a session taught by current World Seri read news >>

  • a month ago
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LAS VEGAS -- UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks about his special UFC 165 guest, six-year-old legless wrestler from Long Island, Isaiah Bird. For more on Bird, click here. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Buvaisar Saitiev is freestyle wrestling's GOAT. During his career he claimed gold medals at three Olympics and six World Championships for a staggering nine world-level championships. Recently Russia's mat magician showed off his wizardry by demolishing a pint-sized challenger. These days Buvaisar Saitiev seems to wear a suit more than a singlet, his hair has gone grey, and his final wrestling match, where he won his third Olympic gold medal, sits six years in his past. Nevertheless, the six-tim read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chris Dempsey was a 275-pound heavyweight wrestler when his college coach came to him with an unusual opportunity.Filed under: News read news >>

  • a month ago
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But will the talented wrestler be able to hang with one of the best submission specialists in the world in a straight up jiu-jitsu match? Shortly after retiring from mixed martial arts (MMA) -- thanks in part to a failed drug test -- former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender, Chael Sonnen, agreed to face Andre Galvao in the main event of the upcoming Metamoris 4 jiu-jitsu tournament, which goes down on Aug. 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. A surprising read news >>

  • a month ago
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Ben Askren believes in himself. And as a world-class wrestler who is constantly smoothing the rough edges of his MMA game, he should. Askren is 13-0 as a professional mixed martial artist, and he's barely been touched in those 13 fights. While he is currently decimating the competition in One FC, Askren was a free agent and one of the hottest prospects in the world just six months ago. While he ultimately did not sign with the world's premier MMA organization, the UFC, talks of how Askren would read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Isaiah Bird doesn’t have a leg to stand on or a place to call home, but on the wrestling mat he has the heart of a gladiator and an infectious smile that can bring even a UFC champion to his knees. This six-year-old gladiator, who was born without legs, lives in a shelter in Freeport, New York, with his mother and two-year-old brother. The mountainous adversity thrown upon him could break any normal man, but there is something to be said about the pure and innocent heart of a child, yearning onl read news >>

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