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  1. Dana White Calls Yushin Okami the Best Japanese Fighter Ever
    UFC President Dana White is fond of saying that the only way to prove you're the best fighter in the world is to do it in the UFC. It's not that there aren't any good fighters in other promotions,...
  2. Sam Stout: Autopsy Showed Shawn Tompkins Died of Heart Attack
    Shawn Tompkins, the renowned mixed martial arts trainer that died on Sunday morning, passed away of a heart attack, according to his brother-in-law, UFC fighter Sam Stout. Under Ontario law, privacy...
  3. Kampmann versus Story on tap for UFC 139
    A bout between welterweight contenders who are looking to get back in the win column is in the works for UFC 139. UFC officials today announced Martin Kampmann (17-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Rick Story...
  4. Fabio Maldonado vs. Aaron Rosa slated for UFC on Versus 6 prelims
    A pair of light heavyweights looking to return to the win column collide in October with Fabio Maldonado taking on Aaron Rosa. UFC officials today announced the contest, which takes place at UFC on...
  5. FOX Schedules Major Press Conference for Thursday, Several UFC Fighters Head to LA
    On Tuesday, news reports first began to surface that the UFC had struck a deal with FOX on a new multiyear agreement to move over to the network in 2012. It appears now the two companies are just...
  6. Chael Sonnen Responds to Lyoto Machida and Jose Aldo's Criticisms
    Ask people about Chael Sonnen's mic work, and you're bound to receive a list of polarizing adjectives in return: funny, racist, xenophobic, mean, unprofessional, over-the-top, entertaining, rude,...
  7. Diego Nunes Wanted to Fight Manny Gamburyan Due to 'Unresolved Issues'
    Manny Gamburyan was forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC 135 bout with Diego Nunes yesterday due to an injury, and it appears that no one is more disappointed than Diego himself. Nunes has...
  8. Brock Lesnar Announces 'I'm Back!' - 100% Healthy and Wants to be Champion Again
    "What's new in the life of Brock Lesnar? Well, recently I went under the knife and had surgery for my diverticulitis. I feel like a new man, I feel great, healthy, strong - I feel like I used to...
  9. UFC announces seven-year deal with FOX, debuts live fights on Nov. 12
    As expected, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is heading to FOX. UFC and FOX officials today announced a new seven-year, multimedia-rights agreement that includes four live event broadcast in prime...
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  10. "TUF" changes include live fights beginning with season 15 on FX
    After 14 seasons, "TUF" is going live. Among many of the changes forthcoming in the wake of the UFC's new deal with FOX, the promotion's flagship reality show is undergoing a major overhaul for its...
  11. Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza Announced as First Bout for FOX Fight Night Nov 12
    Just hours after the UFC announced their inaugural event for FOX, the first bout has been announced as featherweights Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza are set to meet. UFC officials announced the new...
  12. Dan Henderson Wants a Title Unification Fight in UFC
    Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson is in a pretty good position right now. He's now a free agent after defeating Fedor Emelianenko in the last fight of his Strikeforce deal, and it...
  13. Jon Fitch Cleared to Compete, Changes Stance on Who He'll Fight
    Jon Fitch has been out for a long time after shoulder surgery, but he finally got the green light from his doctor to return to training yesterday. While Fitch has been on the shelf, all of the big...
  14. FOX head: We'd love to have Gus Johnson cover UFC
    After today's press conference, MMAHeat's Karyn Bryant interviewed MMAFOX Sports Media Group chairman. The interviewed touched on a number of subjects, but perhaps non as notable to the hard core...
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  15. 1st UFC on show on Fox will only televise two bouts
    The UFC on FOX card begins at 6 p.m. and will feature two fights. It will last one hour and be completed before the start of Pacquiao's bout. “We’ll be out of there before Pacquiao even walks to the...
  16. 'Mayhem' Miller arrested for assault charge for head locking sister
    UFC fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller was arrested last week for assault ... TMZ has learned -- after the fighter allegedly put his sister into a headlock and refused to let her go. Law enforcement tells...
  17. Bellator target Rasul Mirzaev reportedly arrested for death of Russian student
    Rasul Mirzaev's next fight will apparently take place in court rather than a Bellator cage. Multiple Russian news outlets are reporting that Mirzaev was recently arrested in his native country and...
  18. Kenny Florian Takes Over Commentary Duties for UFC 134 While Rogan Films ‘Fear Factor'
    UFC featherweight contender Kenny Florian will take a break from his training camp in preparation of facing Jose Aldo at UFC 136 to head to Brazil for commentary duties at UFC 134: Rio. Florian, who...
  19. 'Minotauro' Nogueira Would Not Train With Gay Student
    Way back in 2009, Dana White addressed the issue of a gay fighter in the UFC in a video blog for UFC 98. White, hopefully correctly, said it would be no big deal (transcription by MMA Fighting): "I...
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  20. John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke targeted for UFC 140
    John Cholish and Mitch Clarke are the latest newcomers headed to the octagon. The lightweights have been targeted to meet at UFC 140, which takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto....
  21. Lyoto Machida Is Not Apologetic for Asking for 'Anderson Silva Money'
    For almost 24 hours, it looked like Lyoto Machida would step in for Phil Davis to fight Rashad Evans a second time at UFC 133. Tito Ortiz ended up taking the fight instead. After announcing the news,...
  22. Charles Oliveira signs new four-fight deal with UFC
    Despite an official two-fight losing streak in the octagon, Charles Oliviera (14-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will remain on the UFC roster. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from sources close to...
  23. Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal targeted for December
    An expected lightweight title bout between Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez (19-2 MMA, 9-1 SF) and Jorge Masvidal (22-6 MMA, 4-0 SF) has been targeted for Dec. 17. Sources close to the event today...
  24. War Machine planning Oct. 15 return against Gideon Ray
    With a one-year jail sentence over, War Machine is ready to get back in the cage. The former cast member of "The Ultimate Fighter 6" (known then as Jon Koppenhaver) recently announced via Twitter...
  25. Brazilian MMA Fans Welcome Chael Sonnen With 'Lynching' Facebook Event
    It was bound to catch up with him. Chael Sonnen has been spouting off about Brazil for the past year and it seems that finally MMA fans have had enough. Over 2500 Brazilian fans have "RSVP'd" to a...
  26. The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX Promo
    The UFC's new partnership with Fox promises to not only bring new opportunities for the fighters but also to breath new life into a stagnant Ultimate Fighter Product. While at the press conference...
  27. Dana White: ESPN Always Hated the UFC
    At the UFC on Fox press conference, UFC President Dana White told the media that the UFC negotiated with "everyone." Every network you could think of, the UFC talked to. (His words, not mine.) LINK
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  28. UFC Vet Vladimar Matyushenko Wants Third Fight With Rogerio Nogueira, Return Expected by Year’s End
    Vladimir Matyushenko wants a third go-around with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, according to his management. And he’d like it to be before the calendar turns away from 2011. LINK
  29. HDNet airs Shooto Brazil's BOPE fundraiser on Friday, Teixeira vs. Eastman headlines
    A solid four-fight lineup will be part of Friday's HDNet broadcast of "Shooto Brazil: Fight for BOPE" event. The event airs via one-day delay (at 10 p.m. ET) and serves as a fundraiser for Batalhao...
  30. Spike TV Executives Spotted at Bellator 48
    Rumors of Bellator moving to Spike TV have circulated since the latter's broadcast deal with the UFC came into question. That move now looks like a forgone conclusion after the UFC's move to the Fox...
  31. Josh Koscheck Returns at UFC 139, Possibly Fighting at Middleweight
    The long road back to the Octagon for former welterweight title contender Josh Koscheck appears to have a destination. Link
  32. Karo Parisyan Trying to Put the Past Behind Him, Hoping to Fight Sakuraba Next
    UFC veteran Karo Parisyan (19-7) will look to reinvigorate his career after back-to-back losses to Dennis Hallman and Ryan Ford, quite possibly by facing legendary Japanese fighter Kazushi Sakuraba....
  33. Ronny Markes to Drop to Middleweight for Next UFC Fight
    Ronny Markes is coming off a very impressive win over Karlos Vemola at UFC on Versus 5 last weekend, but that doesn't mean he has long-term plans for the light heavyweight division. It has been...
  34. Chael Sonnen Not Attending UFC 134, Lynch Mob Has to Wait
    Yesterday I posted about a Facebook event calling for the "Lynching of Chael Sonnen" in Rio. While the event was made as a joke by the creators, it is very much possible that some of those...
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  35. "The Ultimate Fighter 14" cast unveiled with 32 bantamweights and featherweights
    Spike TV has unveiled the group of 32 fighters who appear on the upcoming season debut of "The Ultimate Fighter 14." The reality show, which is the final season to air on Spike TV before a move to...
  36. Bellator 48 victory staves off Seth Petruzelli's secretly planned retirement
    He kept it quiet from all but those closest to him, but Seth Petruzelli probably would have retired had Ricco Rodriguez beat him at Bellator 48. When he instead knocked out the former UFC champ, he...
  37. Miller vs. Palhares to UFC 134's Spike TV card, Thiago vs. Mitchell to Facebook
    One fight has been promoted to the Spike TV card for Saturday's UFC 134 card, and one bout has been demoted to the night's Facebook stream. The preliminary-card switch puts middleweights Dan Miller...
  38. UFC 137 gets "UFC Prelims" special on Spike TV
    The one-hour special precedes the night's pay-per-view main-card broadcast, and it'll feature two preliminary-card bouts. UFC 137 takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas....
  39. Kyle Noke Receives Good News From Doctors Following Heel Hook Loss at UFC on Versus 5
    Following a scary submission at UFC on Versus 5 that saw his leg twisted in a very wrong direction, former Ultimate Fighter competitor Kyle Noke received good news after visiting his doctors. LINK
  40. Josh Neer vs. Keith Wisniewski targeted for UFC on Versus 6 on Oct. 1
    Two former UFC fighters are likely on their way back to the organization. Following recent win streaks by both fighters, welterweights Josh Neer and Keith Wisniewski are expected to fight at UFC on...
  41. Clay Guida Talks Who’s Next, His Interest in Moving to Featherweight, and Gilbert Melendez
    Clay Guida talks about several subjects including his interest in a potential move to featherweight, a rematch with Gilbert Melendez, and who is on his radar for his next fight. LINK
  42. Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury added to UFC 139 in San Jose
    Stephan Bonnar will fight at UFC 139, but it won't be against Josh Koscheck. After the light heavyweight and welterweight clashed over Bonnar's "Trash Talkin Kids" business venture, rumors of a...
  43. Report: UFC Targeting Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson for Fox Debut
    Following the UFC on Fox press conference last week, Matt Bishop asked me about potential matchups the UFC could put together for the debut show on November 12. I came up with Lyoto Machida and Brock...
  44. Josh Thomson scratched from "Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov"
    The injury bug has bitten Josh Thomson (18-4 MMA, 9-2 SF) once again. The former Strikeforce champ has been forced to withdraw from a fight with Maximo Blanco (8-2-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) at "Strikeforce...
  45. UFC on Fox: Dana White Credits Chuck Liddell for Growth, Expects Big Boom
    When thinking about the fighters that brought the UFC to the point it’s at now, a few names come to mind. Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, and even Ken Shamrock are a few that helped propel the promotion’s...
  46. Former TUF Competitor Andy Main Out of Bellator 49 Due to Injury
    Former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Andy Main has been forced out of his upcoming bout at Bellator 49 against Kenny Foster due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. LINK
  47. John Howard Returns Against TUF Veteran Charlie Rader at CFA 3 in Miami
    Former UFC welterweight John ‘Doomsday’ Howard has his first post-Octagon fight booked as he takes on former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Charlie Rader in the main event of Championship Fighting...
  48. UFC Announces Amazon Event for 2012 Brazilian Return
    With the UFC's return to Brazil rapidly approaching with Saturday's UFC 134, the promotion has already set its sights on its next trip to the birthplace of vale tudo. The promotion is targeting...
  49. Lozenzo Fertitta talks UFC Rio, Silva vs Henderson on FOX
    UFC owner Lorenzo Ferttita landed in Brazil and already got to work. After a trip to Manaus, where he met the governor, Fertitta went to Rio de Janeiro for the UFC Rio hype, and he spoke to TATAME...
  50. Sonnen: UFC 134 trip to support Okami canceled due to sponsor intervention, police threat
    TUALATIN, Ore. – Chael Sonnen wanted to be in Yushin Okami's corner for UFC 134, and he still has a plane ticket to Rio de Janeiro. It's Brazil that doesn't want him there. Sonnen said a major...
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