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Video: Cain Velasquez Trains at WWE Performance Center

Two-time former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was spotted training at the WWE Performance Center earlier this week, and appears to be brushing up on his Lucha Libre …read more

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M-1 Challenge Announces Partnership with UFC to Focus on Russian MMA Talent

M-1 Challenge has announced a partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship that could help the Las Vegas-based promotion establish a stronger foothold in Russia. …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Colby Covington Could Set The Trend For Other Fighters Looking to Self-Promote

Love him or hate him, Colby Covington has transformed himself from a relatively unknown wrestler into one of the most talked-about fighters on the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster. Fellow …read more

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Brendan Schaub Rips Dana White for Fighter Bashing: ‘Why Continue to S—t on People?’

Dana White has long been known for delivering harsh public criticism to fighters under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner who fail to live up to his standards in some shape …read more

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Brendan Schaub Rips UFC President Dana White for Fighter Bashing: ‘Why Continue to S—t on People?’

Dana White has long been known for delivering harsh public criticism to fighters under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner who fail to live up to his standards in some shape …read more

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Chad Mendes on Alexander Volkanovski’s Callout: Come Back to Me When You’re Ranked

Returning former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight challenger Chad Mendes took on the dangerous Myles Jury on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho. …read more

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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Warns That Amanda Nunes Fight Could Be Her Last UFC Appearance

Last week, news broke that the Ultimate Fighting Championship was targeting Dec. 29 for a superfight between featherweight queen Cristiane Justino and bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes. …read more

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Betting Odds Released for Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes Superfight

The betting odds for a Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes superfight have been released, with Bovoda putting Cyborg as a moderate favorite over the Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight queen. …read more

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Frankie Edgar: Brian Ortega Should Have Accepted Jeremy Stephens Fight at UFC 226

Last weekend’s co-main event at UFC 226 was supposed to feature a 145-pound championship bout between Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega. …read more

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Junior Dos Santos Says Brock Lesnar Likely Won’t Be Clean For UFC Return

The MMA world was turned upside down by the profane in-cage promo cut by Brock Lesnar after Daniel Cormier knocked out Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in their …read more

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Dual-Division UFC Champ Daniel Cormier Says he’s Faster at Heavyweight

Daniel Cormier became only the second fighter in Ultimate Fighting Championship history behind Conor McGregor to hold two UFC titles simultaneously after his knockout of former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic …read more

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Two More Felony Charges Added to Domestic Violence Case Against Nick Diaz

The case continues to mount against controversial Ultimate Fighting Championship star Nick Diaz. …read more

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Yoel Romero’s Manager Confirms Move to Light Heavyweight, Wants Cormier Fight

It appears that Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will get his wish and not have to fight Yoel Romero again, as the Cuban’s manager confirmed that the middleweight …read more

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Tina Lahdemaki, Part of UFC’s First-Ever Female Strawweight Bout, Announces Retirement

Tina Lahdemaki, who competed in the first-ever women’s strawweight bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has officially announced her retirement from mixed martial arts. …read more

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‘TUF 27 Finale’ Salaries: Middleweight Prospect Israel Adesanya Earns Event-High $103,000

Israel Adesanya may be early in his Ultimate Fighting Championship career, but he is already bringing home some pretty decent-sized paychecks for his work in the Octagon. …read more

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Former Champion Anthony Pettis Looks for Respect Following UFC 226 Win Over Michael Chiesa

On Saturday night, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis took on submission specialist Michael Chiesa in a 155-pound bout on the main card of UFC 226 inside the …read more

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Former Champion Anthony Pettis Looking for Respect Following Win Over Michael Chiesa at UFC 226

On Saturday night, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis took on submission specialist Michael Chiesa in a 155-pound bout on the main card of UFC 226 inside the …read more

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Israel Adesanya Envisions Eventual Title Bout vs. Robert Whittaker in New Zealand

Friday night was Israel Adesanya’s coming out party as a talent to watch in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight division. …read more

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‘TUF 27’ Finale Prelims: ‘Violent Bob Ross’ Guillotine Ensnares Richie Smullen

Luis Pena felt right at home under the bright lights of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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Max Holloway Speaks Out For the First Time Since UFC 226 Removal

Two days after the stunning news of his removal from the UFC 226 lineup, Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway has broken his silence. …read more

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Daniel Cormier: ‘The Only Way Miocic Can Win is to Knock Me Out’

This Saturday night, the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title is on the line as champion Stipe Miocic takes on light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the headliner at UFC 226, …read more

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Ilir Latifi Injured; UFC Seeking Replacement for Glover Teixeira in Hamburg

The injury bug struck the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the third time this week, as an injured Ilir Latifi was forced out of his UFC Fight Night 134 co-main event …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Derrick Lewis Threatened to Knock Me Out Backstage

As if this year’s International Fight Week weren’t dramatic enough, a new blood feud emerged between Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis during …read more

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Daniel Cormier Limps Off Stage After Tripping Over Speaker; Claims Fight Not in Jeopardy

The curse of International Fight Week continued on Thursday, just a day after Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced out of the co-main event of UFC 226 …read more

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Matt Serra Subdues Alleged Drunk on Eve of UFC Hall of Fame Induction

Soon to be Ultimate Fighting Championship hall of famer and former welterweight champion Matt Serra has been keeping busy since retiring from mixed martial arts back in 2010. …read more

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Daniel Cormier Questions Stipe Miocic’s Previous Strength of Schedule Ahead of UFC 226 Showdown

It’s been relatively civil between the two men who will be headlining Saturday’s heavyweight spectacle at UFC 226 between current Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and his challenger, …read more

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Heavyweight King Stipe Miocic Feels the UFC is Finally Paying What He’s Worth

It seems Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has finally won over Dana White regarding his long-standing issue regarding compensation. …read more

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Conor McGregor’s Trainer John Kavanagh Blasts UFC for Not Covering Fight Week Expenses

John Kavanagh, the head coach for SBG Ireland, which has produced the likes of Irish superstar Conor McGregor and grappling ace Gunnar Nelson has blasted the Ultimate Fighting Championship for …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir Pulled from UFC Hamburg Headliner, Meets Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227

At long last, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has found an opponent for Alexander Gustafsson. …read more

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Daniel Cormier Says Alexander Gustafsson Doesn’t Deserve to Fight for 205-Pound Interim Title

It seems the bad blood between current Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson continues. …read more

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Max Holloway: Move to Lightweight ‘Just a Matter of Time’

Eyebrows were raised after Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway was deemed medically unfit to fight lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov on short notice at UFC 223. …read more

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Paul Felder Replaces Yancy Medeiros Against Mike Perry at UFC 226

It has been a dizzying day or two of “musical chairs” for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s summer schedule. …read more

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Paul Felder: ‘The UFC Slapped Me in the Face for the Second Time This Year’

Most of the mixed martial arts world nodded its collective head in approval after the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that James Vick would be replacing Al Iaquinta against Justin Gaethje …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Says Lyoto Machida Left the UFC to Avoid Being Drug Tested by USADA

Last Friday, former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida made a surprising switch from the UFC to Bellator MMA. …read more

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Conor McGregor’s Coach Prefers Trilogy with Nate Diaz Over Fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

John Kavanagh, who is the long-time head coach of former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, has weighed in on who he believes his star pupil should …read more

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UFC Company Man Donald Cerrone Wants to Continue Fighting for ‘At Least Five More Years’

One of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most active fighters in Donald Cerrone has stated he would like to continue fighting for at least another five years, despite his recent struggles …read more

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Holloway vs Ortega Biggest Featherweight Fight Since Conor vs Aldo

Thanks to Ultimate Fighting Championship’s massive bankroll used to promote the Featherweight title fight between former division champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor back in 2015, the bout was one …read more

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Former Heavyweight Champ Josh Barnett Releases Statement Confirming UFC Departure

Josh Barnett has officially confirmed that he is no longer an Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete. …read more

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Kevin Lee Lobbies for 165-Pound Division in UFC, Title Fight vs. Georges St. Pierre in New York

Kevin Lee is one of the most talented contenders in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight division, but he envisions a more lucrative future for himself in a newly-created weight class. …read more

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Ex-Heavyweight Champ Andrei Arlovski to Face Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Moscow

Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will meet Shamil Abdurakhimov when the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its maiden voyage to Russia on Sept. 15. …read more

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Donald Cerrone Admits to Nearly Pulling Out of UFC Singapore Headliner Due to Illness

For the first time in his Ultimate Fighting Championship career, Donald Cerrone nearly called out of work. …read more

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Jake Ellenberger Knows He’s Not Done Fighting, Targeting Late August Return

When Jake Ellenberger first appeared in the Ultimate Fighting Championship back in 2009, the then-newcomer nearly took out established welterweight Carlos Condit in his Octagon debut. …read more

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It Seems UFC is Still Interested in Artem Lobov Despite Record, ‘McGregor Massacre’ Involvement

It seems the Ultimate Fighting Championship still want to be in business with featherweight Artem Lobov despite his 14-14 record, which includes two losses in his past two fights as …read more

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UFC Contracts Awarded to Record Four Fighters on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

Anthony Hernandez could not have done more to impress the powers that be with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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David Branch Says ‘Jacare’ Souza Declined Bout at Upcoming UFC Event in Brazil

It appears that David Branch is still on the hunt for his next opponent in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

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Al Iaquinta Preparing for ‘Absolute Hell’ Against Justin Gaethje at UFC Lincoln

Fight fans rejoiced when the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that lightweights Al Iaquinta and Justin Gaethje would lock horns at UFC Lincoln on Aug. 25. …read more

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Rorion Gracie, UFC Origins Biopic In the Works as Feature Film

A feature film is in the works that will detail the history of Rorion Gracie’s life and document the origins of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
According to Deadline, “Gracie” will be …read more

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Bellator Fighter, Reality TV Star Aaron Chalmers Trades Jabs with Mike Jackson on Twitter

If Mike Jackson’s days in the Ultimate Fighting Championship are indeed numbered, he won’t have to look far for a potential foe outside the Octagon. …read more

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19-Year UFC Veteran Cutman Leon Tabbs Dies at 86

Leon Tabbs, who worked as the lone cutman at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s inaugural event, died on Friday in Atlanta at 86 years old. …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Eviscerates Neil Magny, Kamaru Usman While Looking for Fight

Jorge Masvidal is having trouble getting a fight, and now “Gamebred” is targeting every Top 5 welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in order to get one. …read more

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Chris Weidman, Kelvin Gastelum Trade Words Over Next Title Shot

Now that Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight king Robert Whittaker has defeated Yoel Romero for the second time at UFC 225, the remaining Top-5 middleweights are jockeying for position to secure …read more

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Michael Bisping Explains Tense FS1 Interview with Colby Covington, Ensuing Fallout

Clearly there’s no love lost between former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion and Fox Sports 1 desk analyst Michael Bisping, and newly-minted interim welterweight champ Colby Covington. …read more

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UFC Veteran Erick Silva to Headline LFA 45

After being released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in March, Erick Silva has found a new professional home in Legacy Fighting Alliance. …read more

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Conor McGregor’s Legal Team Negotiating Plea Deal; Next Hearing Set For July 26

The ongoing saga of Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor’s legal troubles resulting from his now infamous bus attack isn’t going to be over until late July at the earliest, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Believes Curtis Blaydes is a Future Champion

Last Saturday night on the preliminary card at UFC 225, surging Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Curtis Blaydes took on the veteran Alistair Overeem in a much anticipated heavyweight bout. …read more

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Joe Rogan: CM Punk Doesn’t Have the Talent to Fight in MMA

After losing his second professional mixed martial arts fight, Phil Brooks’ time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship has likely come to an end. …read more

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Middleweight Champ Robert Whittaker Not Interested In Trilogy Against Yoel Romero

Last Saturday at UFC 225 in Chicago, Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Robert Whittaker won a unanimous decision over top contender Yoel Romero in a rematch that many are calling …read more

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Alistair Overeem Releases Statement Following Loss to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 225

On Saturday night Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight veteran Alistair Overeem took on the surging Curtis Blaydes in the headlining bout of the Fox Sports 1 preliminary card for UFC 225 …read more

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Dana White Addresses Greg Hardy Controversy: ‘Everybody Deserves a Second Chance’

On Tuesday, troubled former NFL star Greg Hardy will get a shot at earning an Ultimate Fighting Championship contract when he faces Austen Lane on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender …read more

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CM Punk Issues Statement After Second UFC Defeat: ‘You Win Some, You Lose Some’

CM Punk may be 0-2 as a mixed martial artist, but that didn’t prevent him from having a positive outlook following his second Ultimate Fighting Championship appearance. …read more

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Holly Holm on Potential Matchup with ‘Very Tough’ Amanda Nunes: ‘Every Fighter Can Be Beat’

Holly Holm has carved out a spot as a contender at both bantamweight and featherweight during her Ultimate Fighting Championship tenure. …read more

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UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

New Zeland’s Robert Whittaker (185) has made championship weight to meet Yoel Romero in one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest pay-per-views in 2018 to date. Unfortunately, Romero did not …read more

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UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight on First Attempt

New Zeland’s Robert Whittaker (185) has made championship weight to meet Yoel Romero in one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest pay-per-views in 2018 to date. Unfortunately, Romero did not …read more

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Mickey Gall Picking CM Punk over Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago

On Saturday night, former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Phil Brooks — better known as “CM Punk” — makes his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In his second appearance inside …read more

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Coach Duke Roufus Impressed with CM Punk’s Instincts, Progress as a Fighter

On Saturday night, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Phil Brooks — better known as “CM Punk” — will make his second appearance inside the Octagon against Mike Jackson to kick off …read more

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Micky Gall Picking CM Punk over Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago

On Saturday night, former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Phil Brooks — better known as “CM Punk” — makes his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In his second appearance inside …read more

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Anthony Smith Hopeful of Competing in August at UFC Fight Night Lincoln Card

On Saturday June 9, Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Anthony Smith is slated to take on former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans as part of the prelims at UFC 225 …read more

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Brad Tavares Withdraws from Israel Adesanya Fight, Thiago Santos Offers to Step In

The main event of “The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale” is set to change, as Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Brad Tavares will be forced to withdraw due to injury. …read more

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Kamaru Usman Confident a UFC Event Held in Africa Would Sell Out a Stadium

If the Ultimate Fighting Championship is looking to tap into new markets then they should look no further than Africa, according to UFC middleweight contender Kamaru Usman. …read more

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Report: Justin Gaethje-Al Iaquinta Fight Booked a Day After Dana White Said it’s Off

It seems a potential Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Al Iaquinta has been confirmed, according to reports. …read more

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Fear of Blindness is What Led Michael Bisping to Retirement Decision

Last week, former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight king Michael Bisping officially announced that he was retiring from mixed martial arts after a hugely successful 14-year professional career. …read more

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Jon Jones’ Manager Eagerly Awaiting Final Decision from USADA

Abe Kawa who is one of the managers of former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently appeared on ”The MMA Hour” and talked with host Ariel Helwani …read more

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Anthony Smith Wants to Battle the Old Rashad Evans, Not the ‘Mentally Broken One’

On Saturday June 9, Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Anthony Smith is slated to take on former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans as part of the prelims at UFC 225 …read more

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Robert Whittaker: Michael Bisping is a ‘True Warrior’

Last week, former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Michael Bisping announced that he was retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts on his “Believe You Me” podcast. …read more

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UFC Flyweight Contender Henry Cejudo Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Before he became one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s top flyweight contenders, Henry Cejudo was a decorated wrestler at the amateur level. …read more

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Marlon Moraes Now Feels ‘At Home’ in UFC, Wants Bantamweight Title Shot Next

As a World Series of Fighting titlist riding a 13-fight winning streak, Marlon Moraes entered the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a considerable amount of hype behind him. …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Calls Out Colby Covington for Stealing Conor McGregor’s Pre-Fight Jokes

On June 9 at UFC 225, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Rafael dos Anjos will lock horns with Colby Covington for the interim welterweight belt. …read more

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight Sara McMann Puts Career on Hold After Announcing She’s Pregnant

Former Olympian and Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight contender Sara McMann has announced via Instagram that she is expecting a second child. …read more

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Stephen Thompson Says Judges were Influenced by Home Crowd at UFC Liverpool

On Sunday night, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contenders Stephen Thompson and Darren Till locked horns in the main event of UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool England. …read more

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Elias Theodorou Calls Himself a ‘Poor-Man’s Lyoto Machida’

On Sunday at UFC Fight Night 130, Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Elias Theodorou took on Trevor Smith in a preliminary contest inside the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Theodorou was …read more

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Dana White: ESPN Deal ‘Most Monumental Thing to Happen in the History of This Sport’

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship signed its seven-year contract with Fox back in 2011, it felt like a pretty big deal. …read more

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