1. UFC 92 Live Gate Brings in $3.47 Million

    www.RearNakedNews.com The UFC continues to defy the economy with another strong showing at the gate. Last night's PPV, UFC 92, brought in an attendance of 14,103 for a total of $3...

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  2. Frank Mir Is Now A Cerebral Fighter

    www.RearNakedNews.com Frank Mir not only defeated one of the icons of MMA last night, he also dramatically changed the perception most fans have of him...

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  3. UFC 92 Results

    www.RearNakedNews.com PicksGriffin by third Rd TKONogueira by second Rd TKOSilva by Unanimous DecisionKongo Wins by first Rd KODolloway Wins by Unanimous DecisionPreliminary Quick ResultsPatrick ...

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  4. Wanderlei Silva and Rampage Jackson: A History of Violence

    CLICK HERE FOR UFC 92 LIVE RESULTSAs UFC 92 approaches, the fight I am looking forward to the most is Silva/Rampage III. The only negative with this one is that it's not scheduled for five rounds...

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  5. Jon Fitch Gets Undercarded

    When Jon Fitch and the UFC made up, it appeared cooler heads had prevailed. Fitch signed over his likeness and the UFC took him back into the family. Well, a month later it's getting hot again...

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  6. Anyone vs Anderson Silva

    It looks like the UFC has decided it's better to put Anderson Silva in the cage with anyone rather than no one. MMAJunkie is reporting the proposed bout with Thales Leites is back on and will be scheduled for a PPV in April...

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  7. Could Keith Jardine Be Chuck Liddell's Next Opponent?

    www.RearNakedNews.com Take it for what it's worth...I have heard from two sources this week about a rematch between Chuck Liddell and Keith Jardine being seriously considered. Apparently Liddell is campaigning pretty hard for the bout...

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  8. Sanchez and Stevenson

    On February 21, the UFC will return to London, England and we now know Diego Sanchez and Joe Stevenson will face off in the co-main event. Personally, I think the UFC throws around the term "co-main event" way too much...

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  9. MMA Fighter Justin Levens and wife Found Dead

    Justin Levens, who has fought for the UFC, WEC, IFL, and other promotions, was found dead in his Orange County apartment along with his wife, Sarah McLean-Levens...

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  10. Tito Ortiz Joins Affliction...Sorta

    Well, we should have know things would not turn out exactly as we thought. It appears the Tito Ortiz free-agency saga still has not come to a close...

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  11. Head to Head

    The news keeps getting worse for Affliction. First, their supposed partner Golden Boy Promotions scheduled a major boxing match for the same night as "Day of Reckoning" (and only 30 miles away)...

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  12. Troops Get $4 Million

    According to the press release in my email box, the UFC and Spike TV raised over $4 million dollars with their December 10th "Fight for the Troops" MMA event. It also drew roughly 2 million viewers...

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  13. UFC: Weird Night on the TUF Finale

    Following one of the most violent MMA events ever, the TUF Finale had big shoes to fill. Rather than go the violent route, it went for a more surprising theme...

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  14. Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Day of Reckoning?

    In typical fashion, Affliction "announced" then quickly sort of "unannounced" a major bout for its Jan. 24 "Day of Reckoning" PPV—Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou...

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  15. Fight for the Troops Notes

    It turned out to be an interesting show. Here are my thoughts.-I told you Miller was going to be good. To dominate like that on short notice makes me think two things. First, he is a legitimate contender in the coming years...

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  16. Huerta Is Back

    Roger Huerta and the UFC have agreed on a new five fight contract. The two sides had been at each other's throats since Huerta spoke out against the company this summer. It did not help that he went on to lose his fight with Kenny Florian a week later...

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  17. MMA Troops Preview

    I don't think I could be less excited for an MMA event. There are two things that could make this worth watching: Wiman and Miller have an all-out brawl, Yoshida puts on a judo clinic and Koscheck is cut the next day...

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  18. ProElite Returns?

    According to MMAJunkie, we might be seeing a resold and packaged EliteXC in 2009. It seems they have some serious bidders who intend to return the defunct promotion to action...

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  19. Bits and Pieces

    -Golden Boy is trying quite hard to ruin Affliction's second PPV. First, they scheduled a marquee boxing match for the same night...

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  20. Ultimate Fighter 8 Thoughts

    I've remained mostly silent on this season because I can't stand when MMA sites spoil the episodes for fans. Here are my thoughts on the season. The pranks are boring. If I wanted to watch that crap, I'd buy some Punk'd DVDs...

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  21. Torres Wins Easily

    Miguel Torres continued his dominance with an easy 2nd Round TKO of Manny Tapia. Torres never appeared to be in trouble, as he controlled the action in the 1st Round then stepped up the pace to finish it in the 2nd...

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  22. Blog Layoffs

    I have received quite a few emails asking me about the layoffs at MMARated. Other than "Post more!" emails, this has been the number one topic in my Inbox. I can't say I have much first-hand knowledge of the situation other than what has been reported...

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  23. Jim Miller: His Big Chance

    Way back in July, a reader asked me what underrated fighters I thought would be a champion in the next three years. My answers were Michael Bisping and Jim Miller.Bisping is well on his way to a shot at the Middleweight Title...

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  24. Affliction Gets Serious

    Since Affliction got into the promoting business, they have not been the best at releasing information. I was seriously questioning whether "Day of Reckoning" was going to happen up until the recent surge of fight announcements...

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  25. GSP/Penn 24/7

    Details about the UFC's much talked about preview shows for GSP/Penn 2 have started to leak out. The idea was to model them after HBO's successful 24/7 Boxing programs, which have generated a huge amount of interest from fans...

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