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  1. NY - Stop Fighting This Sport! - by Dana White
    N.Y., stop fighting this sport: Mixed martial arts is safe -- and our economy needs the kick By Dana White If you've paid any attention to mixed martial arts over the past decade, you know the sport...
  2. Strikeforce odds: Josh Barnett vs Brett Rogers
    Most of the Monday morning black belts are still talking about the heavyweight action that took place at UFC 131 last Saturday night in Vancouver. Well fellow Maniacs, I'm here with a "Grim" reminder...
  3. Nearly blind, Shane Carwin was hoping for 'one clean shot' against Junior dos Santos
    Shane Carwin: Engineer, fighter, salesman? The former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion had to convince the cageside doctor not to stop the UFC 131 main event on June 11 in Vancouver after Junior dos...
  4. Following UFC 131 loss, Shane Carwin has broken nose, possible orbital fracture
    Following a UFC 131 main-event loss to Junior Dos Santos, Shane Carwin was unavailable to the media in the post-fight press conference and instead was ushered to the hospital. Carwin, who was badly...
  5. With UFC bringing in flyweights, will Tachi Palace suffer? Luchau doesn't think so
    A unique selling point of Tachi Palace Fights in recent years has been its flyweight division. The California-based promotion has recruited talent aggressively and built a roster that includes...
  6. UFC 134: Anderson Silva motivated to defend Brazil against Yushin Okami on Aug. 27
    Keyword: motivated. This is usually the issue when dealing with a fight genius like Anderson Silva. He's so far ahead of the rest of the class, he often gets himself in trouble for acting out. Like...
  7. Shane Carwin's Post-UFC 131 Blog - 'I Can't Recall Much of the Fight'
    While Shane Carwin wasn't able to come out on top at UFC 131, he answered a lot of questions people had about him. No matter how you view Shane as a fighter, it's pretty obvious he has a ton of...
  8. Bantamweights "Kid" Yamamoto vs. Damacio Page targeted for UFC 135
    A bantamweight bout between Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto (18-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Damacio Page (15-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is in the works for UFC 135. UFC officials today announced that verbal agreements are in...
  9. Dana White Says No Set Plans Yet for Fitch, Penn, and Shields
    In the hoopla surrounding UFC 131, a bit of welterweight news flew under the radar. There has been much speculation about some of the top-level welterweights ever since the rematch between Jon Fitch...
  10. Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt In the Works for UFC 135 in Denver
    A heavyweight match-up is in the works for UFC 135 in Denver as Ben Rothwell looks to return to action as he faces former K-1 fighter Mark Hunt on the card. LINK
  11. Brendan Schaub Believes a Win Over Nogueira Will Make Him Number One Contender
    UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub spent a while campaigning for a fight with former Pride and UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134, and Nogueira accepted. While a win...
  12. Vancouver Commission Comments on UFC 131 Elkins vs. Omigawa Decision
    Judging is currently one of the most heated subjects of debate in the world of mixed martial arts. This past weekend’s UFC 131 in Vancouver only served to fan the flames. Darren Elkins and Michihiro...
  13. Josh Barnett: ‘The Winner of This Tournament is the No. 1 Heavyweight in the World’
    Former UFC champion Josh Barnett says there is no question that whoever comes out on top of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix is the top heavyweight in the sport. LINK
  14. Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine Announced for July 30th Strikeforce Card
    Another day, another potential welterweight war added to the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card. One day after the promotion added Paul Daley vs. Evangelista Santos to the July 30th event in...
  15. Josh Barnett Licensed to Fight on June 18th in Texas
    Josh Barnett has been granted a license to fight in the state of Texas. Barnett, who has faced licensing issues in the past with the California State Athletic Commission, was officially cleared today...
  16. Former Sengoku featherweight champion Marlon Sandro ready to impress at Bellator 46
    s Bellator's Summer Series Featherweight Tournament moves closer to its June 25th kick off date from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the buzz continues to grow around Top 10 featherweight...
  17. UFC 131 'Prelims' ratings average 1.6 million viewers on Spike TV
    Spike TV's "UFC Prelims" special for UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" on June 11, 2011, averaged 1.6 million viewers, up from the 1.3 million it scored for the UFC 130: "Rampage vs. Hamill" undercard...
  18. "UFC on Versus 4: Marquardt vs. Story" weigh-ins set for June 25th
    Weigh-ins for this month's "UFC on Versus 4: Marquardt vs. Story" event take place Saturday, June 25, at the Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center. The same venue hosts the following night's...
  19. Bustamante’s Return Tops Slew of Brazilian Fights
    Brazilian MMA icon and former UFC middleweight champion Murilo Bustamante will fight again. Bustamante, 44, this week told Sherdog.com that he will return to the ring to headline a July 20 card from...
  20. Rick Story on Fighting Nate Marquardt on Short Notice: 'No Hesitation'
    Rick Story hadn't even yet gotten over the soreness of his May 28 win over Thiago Alves when the phone rang. On the other end was an offer to fight Nate Marquardt, a former middleweight No. 1...
  21. UFC's Fabio Maldonado: 'Americans Will Take MMA Over'
    UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado opened up an interesting line of thought in an interview with Brazilian website R7.com recently (article translated by Eduardo Cruz of Fighters Only). Basically,...
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  22. Jose Aldo expects a 'tough' fight against Kenny Florian in October
    Perhaps the third time will indeed be the charm for Kenny Florian. Fresh off his winning 145-pound debut over Diego Nunes at UFC 131 this past weekend, the former two-time lightweight number one...
  23. Five-round UFC non-title fights? Clay Guida says bring on the bonus checks
    What would two more rounds have brought to Clay Guida vs. Anthony Pettis? Would Guida (29-11 MMA, 9-5 UFC) have controlled Pettis (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the mat? Would Pettis have submitted Guida...
  24. NAAFS Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic signs with UFC
    Undefeated NAAFS heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is taking his talents to the UFC. The Ohio-based MMA promotion recently announced the signing, though UFC officials haven't made...
  25. Duffee/Gaston and Osawa/Fujiwara added to DREAM 17
    Two new fights are official for next month's DREAM.17 event: heavyweights Todd Duffee (6-2 MMA, 0-1 DREAM) vs. Nick Gaston (5-0 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) and a Japan bantamweight grand-prix third-place fight...
  26. Heavyweights Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton expected for UFC 135
    Fresh of an impressive "Knockout of the Night" win over Stefan Struve, heavyweight Travis Browne (11-0-1 MMA, 1-0-1 UFC) will return to the cage against Rob Broughton (15-5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC). LINK
  27. As expected, champ Jon Jones and challenger "Rampage" Jackson headline UFC 135
    As expected UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (13-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will attempt to make his first title defense when he meets Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-8 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 135. LINK
  28. UFC 131 winner Dave Herman still making it up as he goes along
    Why did Dave Herman (21-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) keep smiling as Jon Olav Einemo (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) punched him in the face? "I guess I was just in a good mood that day," he told MMAjunkie.com Radio...
  29. Josh Barnett's Strange Journey to the Strikeforce Cage
    Eight hundred seventy-two. That's the number of days since Josh Barnett last fought on U.S. soil (when he forced Gilbert Yvel to tap to strikes). In the interim, we've seen three Super Bowl...
  30. Injuries scratch Antwain Britt vs. Danillo Villefort from Strikeforce Challengers 16
    Injuries have forced the cancellation of a Antwain Britt (11-5 MMA, 1-2 SF) vs. Danillo Villefort (13-3 MMA, 0-0 SF) bout planned for this month's Strikeforce Challengers 16 event. MMAjunkie.com...
  31. Noons-Masvidal winner a "frontrunner" for title shot with Strikeforce champ Melendez
    DALLAS – The next challenger to Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez's title likely will come from Saturday's "Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum" event. But it won't necessarily be the...
  32. UFC 134 Rio Special Press Conference, Live Stream Thursday at 2 PM ET
    Watch the special UFC 134 Rio press conference video streaming live on MMAWeekly.com at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, featuring Dana White, Anderson Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Antonio...
  33. Strikeforce CEO on Cris "Cyborg" Santos negotiations: No deal but "We're dancing"
    DALLAS – Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, who's arguably the top female fighter in MMA today, still is without a contract. The management team for Strikeforce current women's middleweight champion hasn't...
  34. Strikeforce's Brett Rogers: "Healthy is going to get you wealthy"
    DALLAS – Who's that guy sitting at the Strikeforce podium? It's heavyweight Brett Rogers. You might do a double take after you see him – not just for the bright yellow T-shirt and fire-engine red...
  35. Hatsu Hioki to Train with Georges St-Pierre and Andre Benkei While UFC Negotiations Continue
    While former Sengoku and Shooto fighter Hatsu Hioki hasn’t officially signed with the UFC yet, he’s going to do some training in the U.S. and Canada just to help him prepare if it does happen. Hioki,...
  36. Jose Aldo Expects to Defend Title Against Kenny Florian in October
    The last few weeks have seen a lot of strange stuff coming from the UFC featherweight division. After featherweight champion Jose Aldo defeated Mark Hominick at UFC 129, Dana White made it clear that...
  37. UFC 134: Antonio Carvalho (not Mackens Semerzier) to face Yuri Alcantara on Aug. 27 in Rio
    It's about time. Featherweight standout Antonio Carvalho, fresh off a decision win at the Score Fighting Series, has been signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and booked to face former...
  38. Despite quick rise, Dustin Poirier still "three of four years" away from UFC title shot
    With fast, hard punches and kicks and an aggressive style, Dustin Poirier certainly looks the part of someone who could give UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo trouble. Of course, if it holds true...
  39. UFC 138: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Planned for November in San Jose
    After Junior dos Santos beat down Shane Carwin in a #1 contender's match at UFC 131, it was only a matter of time before his shot against heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez would be scheduled. The...
  40. Nevada to Increase Out-of-Competition Drug Testing
    The state of Nevada will ramp up random, out-of-competition drug testing for combat sports athletes after Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday signed a bill into law that will increase the amount of...
  41. Court Denies Summary Judgment Motions in Affliction M-1/Fedor Litigation
    On June 7, 2011, Judge Margaret M. Morrow denied the parties cross-motions for summary judgment in the Affliction v. M-1/Fedor litigation. I have previously posted about the litigation — most...
  42. Strikeforce Enacts Sponsor Tax Right Before 'Overeem vs. Werdum' Card
    In 2009, the UFC enacted a sponsorship tax for companies to sponsor fighters. Now, that tax is coming to Strikeforce. Now word has come out via The Underground and Fighters Only Magazine that the UFC...
  43. Strikeforce's Masvidal plans to remain patient, send Noons scrambling for doctor
    DALLAS – Jorge Masvidal might have lost the foil-shirted, metal-loving, intoxicated market of MMA fans, but that's a price he's willing to pay. He's going to stick to what he knows best, no matter...
  44. "Overeem vs. Werdum" official weigh-in results
    MAIN CARD (Showtime) -Alistair Overeem (256) vs. Fabricio Werdum (246) -Josh Barnett (256) vs. Brett Rogers (258) -Daniel Cormier (239.5) vs. Jeff Monson (234) -Chad Griggs (234) vs. Valentijn...
  45. Bonnar Injured; Newcomer ‘Markes’ in for UFC Live 5
    Stephan Bonnar has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be unable to compete as scheduled at UFC Live 5, the promotion announced Friday. Octagon newcomer Ronny Markes will get the call to confront...
  46. Kendall Grove cut by the UFC
    "Da Spyder" is going to have to find somewhere else to weave his web. That's because Kendall Grove (12-9) has been released by the UFC following a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Tim...
  47. TUF 13's Chuck O'Neil Released by the UFC
    More trimming has been done from the UFC roster. Shortly after the news that Kendall Grove has been released, another TUF alum has received his walking papers. Season 13's Chuck O'Neil announced it...
  48. UFC 134: Rio Sells Out in Little More than an Hour
    There are more than two months left until UFC 134: Rio takes place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the event can already be called an unabashed success. LINK
  49. Following lackluster Overeem win, Silva promises he'll win Strikeforce Grand Prix
    DALLAS – Strangely enough, one of the biggest winners of Saturday night's "Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum" event might have been a heavyweight that didn't even step in the cage. By virtue of a...
  50. Strikeforce boss: Melendez-Masvidal not yet official, Wilcox-Cavalcante II possible
    DALLAS – With an impressive decision victory this past Saturday at "Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum," it looks like Jorge Masvidal has stolen K.J. Noons' thunder. The American Top Team product swept...
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