1. UFC 111 B/R Roundtable Discussion: Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy

    After tackling the now-cancelled Jon Fitch / Thiago Alves fight , and offering their insights on the UFC Interim Heavyweight title tilt as well, our intrepid trio of Featured Columnists turns its attention to the main event of the evening...

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  2. Jon Jones Is a Better Brandon Vera Than Brandon Vera

    Brandon Vera knows all about highly-regarded rising stars in MMA, having been one not that long ago. But in less than four years, Vera has gone from a sure-fire future champion to ...

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  3. Miguel Torres: The Beginning of the End or Just a Glitch?

    In a sport of constant evolution, there are times when we look back and revise the histories and legacies of fighters, turning import figures into mediocre combatants once success is replaced with failure...

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  4. WEC 47: The Return of The Weigh-In

    After a brief hiatus, The Weigh-In is back in action for WEC 47 Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. Here's the way it works: The day before the event, the fighters step on the scales for the weigh-in...

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  5. No Fedor: April Strikeforce Event on CBS Won't Feature Emelianenko

    The long-rumored return of Strikeforce to CBS has been confirmed for April 17 in Nashville, Tenn. Speaking with Ken Pishna of MMA Weekly, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker acknowledged the location ...

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  6. Verbal Sparring with Strikeforce Title Contender Sarah Kaufman

    There are many reasons why I love the sport of mixed martial arts. Call this Reason No. 486. While you can't drive up to the Staples Center and gain access to Kobe Bryant or drop into Foxboro ...

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  7. MMA Not a Priority for Ontario, According to Premier Dalton McGuinty

    Earlier today, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced his government has "other things on the go" and that legislation for mixed martial arts is "not a priority right now...

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  8. UFC 110: Australian MMA Pioneer Elvis Sinosic Excited for UFC's Debut Down Under

    On paper, the UFC 110 matchup between Australians Elvis Sinosic (8-11-2) and Chris Haseman (20-16-0) may look like a meaningless battle; a meeting between two aging competitors who have spent ...

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  9. Bellator Fighting Championships: The Home of Tomorrow's Top Stars

    If you're a fan of mixed martial arts, you need to be paying attention to the Bellator Fighting Championships. It's as simple as that...

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  10. Mixed Martial Arts Should Become an Olympic Event

    Boxing? Check. Judo? Check. Tae Kwon Do? Check. Wrestling? Double check: one for freestyle, one for Greco-Roman. Mixed Martial Arts? GASP! SCOFF! Such is life for the world's fastest growing sport...

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  11. Next Stop, UFC? Gegard Mousasi Leaves M-1 Global

    Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi announced today that he has parted ways with M-1 Global, both from a management and promotional standpoint: “After careful consideration, ...

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  12. Stephan Bonnar's Lifetime Exemption is Bad for Business

    Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting's titular question regarding "The American Psycho" Stephan Bonnar 's career as he heads into his upcoming UFC 110 match is familiar to me...

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  13. UFC Light Heavyweight Forecast: Couture Competes for the Title

    Following Randy Couture's triumph over Mark Coleman at UFC 109, Dana White proclaimed that "The Natural" is "in the mix with the top five and can fight any of those guys at any time"...

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  14. Fedor Emelianenko: The Numbers Don't Lie

    I'm not going to spend more than a moment addressing what was an obvious attempt to fire up the Fedor faithful by resident fire starter Stoker over the weekend...

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  15. UFC 109: 10 Things We Learned on Saturday

    1. Randy Couture Fights for the Title While there was no formal announcement came from Dana White, one line of thinking going into last night's main event was that a stellar performance would ...

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  16. UFC 109: Punch Drunk Predictions

    Saturday is upon us, which means two things: (1) it's Fight Night, and (2) it's time for another edition of the Punch Drunk Predictions. No-no, don't all applaud at once. Try to keep it to a dull roar...

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  17. UFC 109 Preview: The Weigh-In

    No matter if it's the UFC or a small regional promotion in the middle of East Jesus, Nowhere, the day before the fights always includes one thing: the weigh-ins. Now, the same applies to the day before the fights here at Five Knuckles...

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  18. UFC 109: Couture and Coleman Helped Make All This Possible

    Randy Couture and Mark Coleman deserve your thanks. While some sit and lament the combined age of the two warriors meeting in the main event of UFC 109 this weekend or sarcastically offer a year ...

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  19. Tyson Griffin, Evan Dunham: The Great MMA Teammate Debate

    With Xtreme Couture teammates Tyson Griffin and Evan Dunham agreeing in principle to meet at UFC 115 in Vancouver this summer, The Great Teammate Debate is bound to heat up again...

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  20. Creature vs. Creature: Why Paulo Thiago Wins His AKA Rubber Match

    The UFC certainly isn't making life easy for Paulo Thiago. Not that anyone would expect or anticipate the biggest name in the sport to offer up tomato cans to Top 10 fighters, but from the moment ...

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  21. Demian Maia: Professor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Philosophy

    When Demian Maia steps into the Octagon, class is in session. The soft-spoken Brazilian is the foremost Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scholar in the UFC, perhaps the sport...

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  22. UFC Stands Clear of the Competition

    My fellow Featured Columnist Andrew Brining wrote a great piece following Saturday's Strikeforce: Miami event, stating that the excitement level of the card and the growing number of names on ...

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  23. Strikeforce: Miami—10 Things We Learned

    1. That One Round Was a Great Fight A round of applause for Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis. In under five minutes, the two combatants for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title put on quite ...

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  24. WEC 48: Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber Coming to Pay-Per-View

    Earlier this week as a guest on The Dave and Mahoney Show (X107.5 Las Vegas), World Extreme Cagefighting General Manager Reed Harris confirmed that former Featherweight champion and company poster ...

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  25. Strikeforce: Miami Punch Drunk Predictions

    Tonight marks the first fight card since officially joining the team at Five Knuckles , and to celebrate the occasion, I'm giving myself a clean slate. Over the eight months of making picks at Keyboard Kimura (R...

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