1. Randy Couture: Three Final Rounds Of A Legendary Career In And Out Of The Cage

    There is a lot that can be said about the career of Randy “The Natural” Couture, most of which pertains to a legendary run that played a vital role in defining the culture of mixed martial arts...

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  2. UFC LHW Ryan Bader Talks Jon Jones and Tito Ortiz with Hurtsbad MMA

    The career of Ryan Bader has known little more than absolute success. From his collegiate wrestling pedigree to his near perfect run in mixed martial arts, "Darth" Bader has represented excellence every step of the way...

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  3. If B.J. Penn Wants To Be Known As The Best Ever Is He Going The Wrong Direction?

    “I only want to be known as the best ever. Is that too much to ask?”—B.J. Penn The recent career of B.J. Penn has been mired in adversity and surrounded with questions...

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  4. Bellator 41 Cageside Recap: Scorching AZ Heat and Scorching Fights

    Bellator Fighting Championships put on their very first show for fight fans in the Arizona desert this past Saturday night...

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  5. Forrest Griffin: Meet the Former UFC LHW Champion and MMA Legend Saturday

    It is not everyday that a fight fan has the opportunity to shake hands with one of the most iconic figures in the sport. MMA has gripped an entire generation by storm...

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  6. Fighter Aggressive: The Finisher Is a Rare Breed in MMA

    There was a time, not very long ago, when perceptions of hand-to-hand combat were limited heavily to what fight fans had seen inside the boxing ring and on the silver screen...

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  7. Eddie Jackson vs. Lee Henry Lilly: 1 of 2 Title Fights at Tuff-N-Uff April 8th

    The names Eddie Jackson and Lee Henry Lilly may not mean much to the average fight fan. Sounds like just two more names in a long list of fighters they have never heard of...

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  8. Bellator 39: Alvarez Retains Title, Hawn and Freire Advance, Saunders Shines

    Somewhere out there, Bjorn Rebney is smiling. The man and his Bellator Fighting Championships may be the last left in the Royal Rumble with the UFC, but his show is putting up a great fight...

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  9. The Ultimate Fighter Not What It Once Was, Personality Watering Down Competition

    It is amazing sometimes how time can change perceptions, how what once was revered as a catalyst for rising talent can later become a sideshow geared at luring bubble gum fanatics...

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  10. Bellator Champion Ben Askren Talks Fight Game with Hurtsbad MMA

    There was a time in this sport that saw jiu-jitsu dominate the landscape. When the masses saw the undeniably effective nature of submission grappling, the wise instantly began to implement it into their repertoire...

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  11. Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos: The Time Is Now for the UFC To Consider Women's MMA

    The world of mixed martial arts got just a little bit smaller this month as the groundbreaking and historical news was broke that UFC parent company Zuffa had purchased its closest competitor, Strikeforce...

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  12. Is Bellator Backed Into A Corner Going Head To Head With The UFC?

    Bellator Fighting Championships have done a great job of delivering a unique flavor of mixed martial arts to fighting fans...

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  13. Georges St-Pierre Featured on Cover of Men's Health April Edition

    For a sport like Mixed Martial Arts—a sport that still struggles to gain acceptance and has a history mired in poor practices and perceptions—the evolution to improve is paramount...

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  14. AKA's Javier Mendez Talks Cain Velasquez and Penn vs. Fitch

    Sometimes mixed martial arts fans see the sport at face value. They run their perceptions and opinions cold without thought or consideration for those who live, eat, and breathe MMA...

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  15. UFC 128: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Once a Phenom, Now a Veteran, Still a Champion

    The road to the top of any division in mixed martial arts is a long and grueling journey. Achieving such heights in this sport is a goal many fighters will never see come to fruition no matter how desperately they may want it...

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  16. Jon Jones on UFC 128: 'I Know Shogun Is a Wolf, I Feel I Am a Wolf as Well'

    When a fighter starts making big waves in the sport of mixed martial arts there is a common result that almost becomes inevitable. Fans and writers alike load up the furnace and stoke the fires, and that hype train starts chugging away...

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  17. UFC 128: Urijah Faber And Eddie Wineland On Upcoming Bout

    UFC 128 will showcase an absolutely riveting lineup of top shelf mixed martial arts. One of the main components of such a compelling fight card is a Bantamweight showdown between former WEC champ Urijah Faber and the up-and-coming Eddie Wineland...

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  18. MMA: Accountability Only Way to Improve Judging, Current Methods Failing

    Some questions seem to echo timelessly without answer. Was it the chicken or the egg that first showed up on the scene? What exactly is Charlie Sheen talking about? Would I drink ...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 3 years ago 447 reads 13 comments

  19. Dana White Says Michael Bisping Is 'In Trouble': Is He Strikeforce Bound?

    In one of mixed martial art's lowest moments of recent memory, bad blood boiled over the edge as Paul Daley and Josh Koscheck aired their grievances in a court forum known as the Octagon...

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  20. UFC Continues To Blaze MMA Trail, Offering Sanchez vs. Kampmann in 3-D

    For the Ultimate Fighting Championships, being on the cutting edge of the sport's growth is not unfamiliar territory. MMA is approaching its 20th birthday as a mainstream sport in 2013, and the UFC has been the tip of the spear from day one...

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  21. UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Talks Game Plans, Urijah Faber, Supporting The Troops

    It doesn't happen often, sometimes it is hard to identify as it is happening, but every now and then the winds of change blow through the sport of MMA ...

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  22. UFC 127: BJ Penn Vs. Jon Fitch Has the Potential to Be a Fight for the Ages

    Roaming the landscape of mixed martial arts are many variations of mixed martial artists. The spectrum of talent, legend and star power is broad to say the least...

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  23. Tuff-N-Uff Headlines Xtreme Couture vs. Team Quest With 155-Pound Title Fight

    Legendary is a word that gets thrown around quite casually in the sport of mixed martial arts, and for a sport that has not even breached its second decade of mainstream existence, it seems to be used all too often...

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  24. Hurtsbad Exclusive: Chad Griggs Talks Villante and Strikeforce HW Grand Prix

    Working as a firefighter and paramedic in Tucson, Arizona, Chad “The Gravedigger” Griggs shoulders an intense and demanding schedule while serving his community. Those commitments alone provide a full plate for any schedule...

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  25. After UFC 126 Are Anderson Silva And Jon Jones On A Collision Course?

    When super fights come to mind the talk of the town is Anderson Silva vs. George St. Pierre. That is the kind of fight that can literally determine a world pound for pound champion...

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