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  • Extraordinary day: Thiago Silva cut, Anthony Johnson suspended, Wanderlei Silva retires

    Two cases of domestic violence, an athlete holding a gun, allegations of drug use and an unhappy fighter ripping his organization highlighted the news that happened Friday in the UFC. Iconic light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva, one of the most popular fighters in mixed martial arts history, announced…

  • Wanderlei Silva rips the UFC, announces his retirement

    Wanderlei Silva will never fight again. More than a year after his last fight inside the Octagon, and still involved a controversy with the Nevada Athletic Commission, the former PRIDE champion has announced his retirement on YouTube. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again," he said.

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  • Cris Cyborg fires back at 'uneducated' Ronda Rousey, tells 'Rowdy' to 'grow up'

    Cris Cyborg fires back at 'uneducated' Ronda Rousey, tells 'Rowdy' to 'grow up' Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was in Brazil last weekend as part of the UFC Fight Night 51 festivities (video here). Naturally, the Brazilian media wanted to know more…

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  • Roy Nelson contemplates 'White Pride' tattoo, thinks UFC is protecting Cain Velasquez

    Roy Nelson contemplates 'White Pride' tattoo, thinks UFC is protecting Cain Velasquez "Big Country" suggests UFC matchmakers have given Velasquez the same opponents over his last five fights in order to preserve him as division champion. Roy Nelson has said some pretty interesting things during his…

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  • Ronda Rousey: "'Cyborg' can't beat me, even on drugs"

    UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was asked to talk about former Strikeforce featherweight queen Cris "Cyborg" Justino again, recently. Conventional wisdom holds that Rousey, the grappling specialist, would have an advantage over the larger Justino if she could get a hold of her and wrest her…

  • Famous wrestling announcer Jim Ross going 'legit'

    Jim Ross will leave his trademark cowboy hat home when he makes his mixed martial arts commentating debut on Oct. 3. The hat symbolized the pro wrestling character of "Good Ol' JR," made familiar to millions of fans who tuned into World Wrestling Entertainment broadcasts over the past two decades.

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  • UFC once again releases Thiago Silva, while Anthony Johnson is placed on an indefinite suspension

    The UFC has placed light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson on an indefinite suspension, while Thiago Silva is once again out of the organization. It did not take long for the UFC to act on recent developments surrounding Thiago Silva and Anthony Johnson.

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  • Rin Nakai, The Queen of Japanese MMA, Plans to Become the Queen of the UFC

    Making your UFC debut can be an overwhelming emotional experience for fighters. Known as the Queen of Japanese MMA, Rin Nakai takes on former Strikeforce champion and UFC title contender Miesha Tate at UFC Fight Night 52 in Saitama, Japan and has no intentions of losing in front of the Japanese…

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  • Andrei Arlovski coach talks 'greatest open workout in UFC history'

    Andrei Arlovski punched his way back into the top-ten last week with a knockout of Antonio "Pezao" Silva, but before he did that, he conducted what the UFC called "The greatest open workout in UFC history," with his Muay Thai Coach. The light-hearted open workout, which featured Arlovski's coach…

  • The Cut List: UFC Fight Night - Hunt vs. Nelson

    A half dozen fighters may be fighting to avoid a pink slip this weekend, including Amir Sadollah and Yoshihiro Akiyama, who'll be squaring off in probably the most high-risk fight of the evening. Likely Cut Regardless of Outcome Kazuki Tokudome

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  • Ronda Rousey Reveals Her Toughest MMA Fight Thus Far, and It Wasn’t Miesha Tate

    Since transitioning to mixed martial arts from a traditional Judo background, Olympic Judo Bronze Medalist Ronda Rousey has been an unstoppable force. The only time she’s faced adversity in a fight was for a few seconds in her first UFC title defense against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157. Seconds later,…

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  • UFC Fight Night 52: Mark Hunt wants one chance at a title shot before calling it a career

    Mark Hunt recently announced that once he fulfills his remaining fights on his new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract, he would retire from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). The heavy-hand brawler bounced back with an impressive showing against Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night 33 in…

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  • Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga added to UFC on Fox 13

    It looks like the final UFC on Fox show of the year will be heavily focused on the heavyweight division. Some more heavyweight action is slated for UFC on Fox 13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Fox Sports reports that Matt Mitrione (8-3) will look to cap off

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  • ONE FC Hits Mainland China for the First Time with Beijing Event in October

    ONE FC plans to put on 10 events in China over the course of the next two years and its first stop will be Beijing on Oct. 31 with the date being confirmed for the first time on Friday by the promotion’s official twitter account. ONE FC: Dynasty of Champions will be the organization’s first ever…

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  • Melvin Manhoef Plans to Make an Impact at Bellator 125, Then Shoot for the Title

    After spending the last few months focusing on his kickboxing career, veteran multi-sport fighter Melvin Manhoef makes his return to MMA this Friday with his debut bout in Bellator. With his focus shifted back to MMA, Manhoef has made some changes in his training to hopefully make more of an impact…

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  • Roy Nelson on Strategy Against Mark Hunt: “I Prefer To Knock People Out”

    Two of the biggest hitters in the heavyweight division, Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt, headline UFC Fight Night 52, and both men hope to crack the granite chin of the other and finish with a knockout. It’s a match-up that fans have wanted to see for years, and Nelson is surprised the two hadn’t been…

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  • Sam Sicilia Finally Knows How to Play the Game, but Won't Sacrifice Excitement on Road to the Top

    Sam Sicilia Finally Knows How to Play the Game, but Won't Sacrifice Excitement on Road to the Top “When I first got into the UFC, it was really challenging, trying to find my balance between a fight and a sport,” Sicilia told before he caught a plane for this weekend’s fight in Japan.…

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