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Roger Gracie campaigns for shot at ONE Championship vacant light heavyweight title
Roger Gracie wants to become the first ONE Championship 205-pound champion. The Brazilian grappler scored the first knockout of his MMA career in his ONE debut in December, stopping James McSweeney in the third round, and told MMAFighting.com that he hopes to be back in action in a five-round fight for the light heavyweight gold.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
Video: UFC veteran fights man with Down syndrome, loses by second-round submission
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight veteran Nate Quarry, who burst onto the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene as part of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 1, retired in 2012 after 16 professional fights and countless battles with injuries.
Submitted Apr 20, 2015 3:36PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Matt Hughes: 'All it would take is a phone call from Dana and I would be back'
It's been two years since Matt Hughes, UFC Hall of Famer and pioneer in the welterweight division, retired from active MMA competition. Since then, the landscape of the 170-pound weight class has changed drastically, from the long reign of his successor Georges St-Pierre to the now ultra-competitive Top five, where virtually everyone could be a worthy champion. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Apr 16, 2015 2:15PM by Wez - 20 comments
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Varner suffered more than 30 concussions in career
Jamie Varner said he retired from the UFC in December after doctors told him he had suffered more than 30 concussions in his career and recommended he didn't fight anymore.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 2:01PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Scott Coker: Former PRIDE boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara planning MMA return in 2015
Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the man who once headed PRIDE before the promotion sold to the UFC in 2007, is planning a comeback this year, according to Bellator MMA President Scott Coker.
Submitted Apr 2, 2015 4:55PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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MMA Lawsuit Dismissed on Technicality
Judge Kimba Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on UFC® and other Plaintiffs’ claim that New York’s mixed martial arts (MMA) law is so vaguely written that reasonable people could not understand what it prohibited. While avoiding ruling on the legality of New York’s MMA statute on technical grounds, the judge advised UFC to “consider filing new vagueness claims.” She said that the Attorney General’s “recent statements that the Ban prohibits sanctioned MMA” were made “despite [the law’s] plain language to the contrary.” The Court’s decision confirms that New York law allows sanctioned professional MMA and that the AG is wrong in prohibiting it. UFC is a responsible corporate citizen and has chosen not to act contrary to the AG’s position, even though that position is legally unsustainable. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 31, 2015 8:44PM by Wez - 5 comments
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Varner: Too much sparring led to early retirement
Last year, former UFC fighter and WEC champion Jamie Varner called it a career at the relatively young age of 30. Now he reveals, that too much sparring over the years led to his early retirement.
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 10:11PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Coach: Rousey beats Cyborg in striking
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s head coach Edmond Tarverdyan explains why his pupil would beat Cris Cyborg in striking.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 4:01PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Now a free man, former UFC fighter Reza Madadi details past ‘two years of hell’ in Swedish prison
On a lazy afternoon in May 2013, three masked men parked a black Audi outside of a Bottega Veneta in Stockholm, Sweden, smashed the front door with a sledgehammer, then looted the luxury handbag store before peeling off to a garage in nearby Akersberga. Three months later, then-UFC lightweight Reza Madadi received an 18-month prison sentence for his alleged role in the aggravated burglary, losing his freedom, his career, and his status as a beloved national figure overnight. Madadi was the only person imprisoned for the crime.
Submitted Mar 17, 2015 10:03AM by Wez - 6 comments
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Boxer Andre Berto won't rule out MMA crossover
Andre Berto, who headlines Premier Boxing Champions' first Spike TV event Friday, has a family full of MMA fighters. And he has considered becoming one, too.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 4:16PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Mike Dolce calls out Cris 'Cyborg': She's creating barrier so she can't fight Rousey
Nutritional consultant Mike Dolce thinks Cristiane Justino isn’t really telling the truth when it comes to her desire to fight Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:47PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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A Sneak Peek at CES 28
A piece over at HOV-MMA about CES 28 tonight on AXS TV. The main event features a well-known fighter in Rick Hawn, but there are a few rising powers on the card that won't be far from UFC after this.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 10:34AM by Svartorm - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Struggling to meet post-career medical bills, Mark Coleman thankful for GoFundMe support
Mark Coleman, “The Godfather of Ground and Pound,” seeks help to pay for doctor bills, health insurance and living expenses as he prepares to undergo his second hip replacement surgery.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 9:44PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Fedor Emelianenko on female fighters: 'MMA is for men. It’s a man sport'
Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy as one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA is cemented. He may well be the last fighter who was able to establish his greatness without ever setting foot in the UFC. But his conservative take on women’s MMA could have an impact on the way Emelianenko (34-4) is thought of by a new generation of fans who didn’t see him dominate the heavyweight division during his days in PRIDE. Emelianenko ran roughshod on the heavyweight division from 2001-2009 with a 28-fight unbeaten streak. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 10, 2015 1:16PM by Wez - 19 comments
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Lab Work: Inside John Crouch's blossoming super camp with Drakkar Klose
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Not too long ago, it seemed The MMA Lab in Arizona was generally known only as the home base of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
Submitted Mar 10, 2015 3:05AM by RacingHartPurple - 0 comments
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CES MMA 28 headliner Rick Hawn hopes to end career with UFC
Aware the tail end of his career is rapidly approaching, Rick Hawn is beginning to think about what he’d like to achieve before it’s all over. Near the top of the list is a fight under the UFC banner.
Submitted Mar 10, 2015 2:59AM by RacingHartPurple - 1 comment
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UFC Faces New Set of Battles
The women's bantamweight title bout continued the fast-paced Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to form after an injury-riddled 2014 that saw bad news on the revenue and credit rating fronts. Now, the once high-flying UFC is trying hard to put last year behind it. "It put in a level of volatility to our business that we've never seen. To be honest with you, it was kind of an outlier year. We've had injuries we've had to deal with, but nothing to that magnitude," UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told CNBC...
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 11:05PM by NE-1 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Rogan: High Possibility Fedor Was Using Steroids
Now that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva has been popped for steroids, no mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter is beyond reproach when it comes to speculating who is (or was) on the juice.
Submitted Feb 25, 2015 10:37AM by FastKnockout - 37 comments
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Josh Neer under investigation by Iowa Athletic Comission
After posting a shocking video, UFC and Bellator veteran Josh Neer is being investigated by the Iowa Athletic Commission over the incident at his gym.
Submitted Feb 25, 2015 10:33AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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CSAC's Foster: PED problem in MMA is exaggerated
It's easy to look at MMA's endless stream of positive drug tests and assume that everyone in the sport is competing dirty -- though CSAC executive director Andy Foster believes that's not the case.
Submitted Feb 24, 2015 11:56AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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