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Jones: ‘Henderson is an older, slower version of Rashad Evans’

The self-assured Jon Jones has proven to continue evolving, not only in the cage but also in his public relations. After basking in the lime light for the past two years a confident, brash at times champ has emerged in the public eye. Whether receiving the approval of the press or fans, Jones seems to …

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Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos added to UFC 154

Two of the best mid tier 155 fighters are taking each other on when Mark Bocek and Rafael dos Anjos lock it up at UFC 154. The event takes place on November 17th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It’s headlined by a welterweight title fight between UFC champion Georges St. Pierre and …

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Miesha Tate: “I didn’t feel the passion and fire I felt in all my previous fights”

It’s rare for a fighter at the top of their game, male or female, to take a hiatus from the sport that they love. Then again sometimes fighters should take a break when the sport is not their highest priority. So, for Miesha Tate to realize that fighting is not in her blood right now …

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Matyushenko to step in and face Hamill at UFC 152

It was reported earlier today that Roger Hollett, Matt Hamill’s opponent for his comeback at UFC 152, has been forced out of their bout due to an injury. Luckily, Vladimir Matyushenko was able to step in and take his place. UFC made the official announcement today. Hamill will be making his return to the octagon …

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Gray Maynard vs. Joe Lauzon targeted for UFC 155

UFC 155 continues to stack as Joe Lauzon and Gray Maynard agree to a scrap on the year-ending card on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas, NV. Still no venue verified for the event, but you can be assured it will likely be at the MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay events center. The match will be …

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Burglars attempt to break into MMA gym with fighters inside (Video)

And the award for most idiotic place to break into goes to Adrian Sanchez and Karl Rogers. As fighter Caleb Murphy prepares for his upcoming fight on a late night, he hears banging on the wall at 3 a.m. He bangs back to let the late night guests know that the gyms closed and there …

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Rousey vs. Kaufman Fight Video, including callout of ‘Cyborg’

She did it again. In case you missed lasts night action in the hexagon, Showtime Sports has released the full main event for your viewing pleasure. It only took the undefeated champ Ronda Rousey 54 seconds to once again pull off her infamous armbar. Following her sixth straight win in the first round by armbar, …

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MacDonald: “Not only will I win, but I’ll probably kill Penn in process” (Audio)

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It seems Georges St-Pierre’s young apprentice, Rory Macdonald has a different attitude on the martial arts way. During a recent interview with Canada’s Sportsnet 590 – the young talent responded aggressively on the topic of his recent injury and in response to his opponents trash talk. Did Tristar fire the training partner that elbowed you? …

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Ronda Rousey retains title with first round finish of Kaufman

It may be time to change the name of the armbar. Make it 6-0 for the “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey as she makes her first successful defense of the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title. The champ made it look easy as she literally pulled the victory over the former champ, Sarah Kaufman (15-2) in only 54 seconds …

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Jones doesn’t want ‘high risk and low pay’ Machida fight

With Lyoto Machida next in line for the title shot, champ Jon Jones doesn’t have much of a choice, but to rematch ‘The Dragon’ – should he get past Dan Henderson on Sept. 1st. During an interview with ESPN.com‘s Franklin McNeil, Jones admitted that he had zero interest in the ‘low pay’ rematch. “I don’t …

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