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  • [VIDEO] Ronda Rousey and Gilbert Melendez spar

    UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is all healed up from a broken hand and got back to training recently with a Jiu Jitsu sparring session against No. 1 UFC lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez. Check out the video above for a beautiful display of good-natured but speedy grappling between…

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  • Is TUF 20 fighter Rose Namajunas the next Ronda Rousey?

    UFC superstar and bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey isn't close to being done, but she's already picked out her successor. Twenty two year-old Rose "Thug" Namajunas (2-1) is a contender on this season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and, according to the "Rowdy" one, she's also "The Next Ronda…

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  • UFC releases Francis Carmont

    Francis Carmont's UFC run has come to an end for now. The Frenchman announced on his Facebook page that he is no longer in the UFC after a record of 6-3 inside the Octagon as a middleweight. A friend told me, after my loss against Thales, " You will come to understand it is the best thing that…

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  • Report: Junior dos Santos expected to return at UFC on Fox 13 against Stipe Miocic

    Report: Junior dos Santos expected to return at UFC on Fox 13 against Stipe Miocic After a prolonged recovery from a hand injury suffered in training, it looks like JDS may have his return fight. This has been a bad year for premiere UFC talent.

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  • UFC fighters often don't know what size cage they'll fight in

    UFC fighters often don't know what size cage they'll fight in The UFC doesn't proactively tell fighters what size cage they'll be fighting in, leading to many athletes not knowing what size cage they'll compete in until event night. One of the new talking points heading into UFC events is the size…

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  • Ronda Rousey rips Cris Cyborg: ‘The best she has isn’t good enough, even on drugs’

    Ronda Rousey has strong words for Cris Cyborg. The UFC bantamweight champion spoke to the Brazilian media on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and attacked the Invicta FC’s featherweight champion. According to Rousey, Cyborg, who is expected to make her 135-pound debut later this year, asked to be…

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  • Tito Ortiz says Stephan Bonnar crossed a line with trash talk

    UFC Hall of Fame members Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar were involved in a bizarre incident inside a Bellator cage recently, to promote their fight against one another in November. Ortiz swung and missed with a shove directed at "RoboCop" after Bonnar insulted him with some very personal attacks and…

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  • UFC Fight Night 52 Fight Card: Hunt vs. Nelson

    UFC Fight Night 52 Fight Card: Hunt vs. Nelson MMA Fighting has the UFC Fight Night 52 fight card for the Hunt vs. Nelson event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.In the main event, Mark Hunt squares off against Roy Nelson. Myles Jury faces

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  • UFC champ Jose Aldo: 'I am the best in the world'

    Everyone's got a different set, and sometimes the most dubious ones (*cough* the UFC's "official" rankings *cough*) actually end up influencing important decisions. Long-time featherweight world champ Jose Aldo is never shy about expressing his opinions and recently said that, regardless of what…

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  • UFC champ Johny Hendricks might not be back until March 2015

    Saying he's 85% recovered from surgery for a torn bicep, the Welterweight champ isn't planning on fighting again until 2015. Johny Hendricks claimed the vacant UFC Welterweight belt by beating Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 in March of this year. Unfortunately he did it with a torn bicep and had to book…

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  • Nevada Athletic Commission Schedules Hearing to Review Brawl Between Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier

    The Nevada Athletic Commission has scheduled a hearing to review the recent press-conference brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, and both fighters have been asked to attend the hearing, according to a report on Wednesday afternoon. Jones and Cormier have been asked to attend the Las Vegas…

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  • Ahead of UFC Fight Night 52, Roy Nelson insists there is no 'greatest MMA heavyweight of all time'

    Ahead of UFC Fight Night 52, Roy Nelson insists there is no 'greatest MMA heavyweight of all time' For all intents and purposes, Fedor Emelianenko is widely-considered to be the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) heavyweight fighter of all time. Just ask this UFC champion.

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  • Battlegrounds MMA loses Dennis Hallman and Chris Honeycutt, gains Jesse Taylor and Joe Ray

    Battlegrounds MMA loses Dennis Hallman and Chris Honeycutt, gains Jesse Taylor and Joe Ray TULSA, OK (Sept. 16, 2014) - Submission ace Jesse "JT Money" Taylor (27-10) and red-hot finisher Joe Ray (11-3) have entered the highly-anticipated BattleGrounds

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  • UFC Fight Night 52: Miesha Tate calling for Cat Zingano rematch following Rin win in Japan

    UFC Fight Night 52: Miesha Tate calling for Cat Zingano rematch following Rin win in Japan Sounds like Miesha Tate is still "pissed" about losing to Cat Zingano. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 135-pound No. 1 contender was popped

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  • UFC Fight Night 52 'Prelims' preview and predictions, Pt. 1

    UFC Fight Night 52 'Prelims' preview and predictions, Pt. 1 More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network this weekend (Sat., Sept. 20, 2014) when UFC Fight Night 52: "Hunt vs. Nelson" kicks off from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg kicks off the…

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  • Frank Mir on when -- or if -- he'll ever fight in UFC again: 'I really don't know'

    Frank Mir on when -- or if -- he'll ever fight in UFC again: 'I really don't know' Good thing Brendan Schaub has no trouble finding opponents. Despite being called out by "Big Brown," former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Frank Mir is no closer to making his Octagon…

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  • Ronda Rousey Cleared of Injuries, Wants to Fight Alongside Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier

    Following her 10th win last July, Ronda Rousey found herself heading to the sidelines with a need to repair some battered extremities. One part of her body that needed medical attention was her knee, and the other was reportedly her thumb, which she recently revealed she broke in her UFC 175 win…

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