1. Before UFC 100: The Modern Welterweight Era was Born at UFC 46

    Much hype has been bestowed upon UFC 100 and the title fights which will anchor the most seismic fight card in MMA history—and rightly so. The co-main event will showcase Georges St...

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  2. 2.8 Million Viewers Tune In To See Deigo Sanchez Vs. Clay Guida

    THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: UNITED STATES VS UNITED KINGDOM” LIVE FINALE DELIVERS MORE YOUNG MEN THAN MLB ON FOX AND US OPEN GOLF ON NBC COMBINED ON SATURDAY, JUNE 20 NEW YORK, ...

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  3. Post UFC 99 Welterweight Rankings

    These rankings are based on the fallout from UFC 99. Records indicate UFC records, not full MMA records. 1. George St. Pierre, 12-2 Given that St. Pierre is the champion, the number one spot is a given...

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  4. Dana White Teases Anderson Silva vs. Wanderlei Silva

    Tonight on Spike TV, the UFC brought fans "UFC 99: Countdown." It was the standard fair of background info and compelling plot lines that always leaves this writer a little more hyped for the fight card...

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  5. Forrest Griffin Book Signing: Memoirs and Mini Interview

    Situated next to Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant, in the quaint Long Island city of Huntington, N.Y., stands the family-owned independent book store, Book Revue...

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  6. WEC Rising Featherweight Star Jose Aldo Winding Up For A Title Shot

    Brazil has produced some of the finest mixed martial artists the world has ever seen. From Anderson Silva to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to Mauricio Rua, Brazil has churned out devastating strikers, dangerous grapplers, and vicious finishers...

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  7. An Interview with WEC Featherweight Star Urijah Faber

    A fighter’s mentality is the key to his success. The road less traveled has been the key to success for Urijah Faber. He is known for his laid back California mentality, but his mentality goes beyond the stereotype...

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  8. Total UFC Rankings: Lightweight Division

    After the Sean Sherk-Frankie Edgar fight, it is worth updating the UFC lightweight rankings. Total Rankings incorporate more than just win-loss record. They also incorporate where Dana White & Joe Silva see a fighter in terms of the title equation...

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  9. A Lyoto Machida-Quinton Jackson Title Fight Likely for The Ultimate: 2009

    A little science is in order for such a speculative title. Let’s start with the rumor that Quinton Jackson and Lyoto Machida will be the two coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 10...

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  10. UFC 98 Fallout: Sorting Out the Lightweight Divison

    Frankie Edgar did what only a minority of fans were predicting when he out decisioned Sean Sherk. Sherk was expected by most to win and move one step closer toward another title shot. Edgar had other intentions and impressed both B...

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  11. Cain Velasquez on His New UFC 99 Opponent, Cheick Kongo

    Highly-touted heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez was all set to face the toughest test of his young career, preparing to collide with grizzled MMA veteran, Heath Herring, in the co-main event at UFC 99: “The Comeback” on June 13...

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  12. Fedor Emelianekno, Josh Barnett Verbally Agree to Match

    Affliction's third event, featuring a main event of Fedor Emelianekno vs Josh Barnett and taking place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 1, should be officially announced within days, according to MMA FanHouse...

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  13. Is Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem on the Heavyweight Horizon?

    While the announcement that Andrei Arlovski would be a part of the June 6 Strikeforce show was certainly sudden, it should come as no surprise...

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  14. Reed Between the Lines: An Interview with WEC Executive Reed Harris

    They say big things come in small packages. If you’ve seen Miguel Torres, Mike Brown, or Urijah Faber fight, then you’d be hard pressed to dispute that notion...

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  15. Enter the Dragon: Lyoto Machida UFC 98 Interview Exclusive

    Elusive. Methodical. Unbeaten. There are plenty of adjectives available to describe Lyoto Machida’s style inside the Octagon. One not frequently heard, however, was “aggressive.” That all changed at UFC 94...

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  16. Who Will Be Cung Le's Next Opponent? Four Possibilities for His Return

    Everyone is anticipating the return of Cung Le. In my recent interview with Scott Coker, he let us know that Le will be back in action during the second half of 2009...

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  17. An Exclusive Interview With UFC Middleweight Dan Miller

    If Miller Light was everything you wanted in a beer (and less), then Dan Miller might be everything you want in an MMA fighter (with less hype)...

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  18. Will Urijah Faber Throw Mike Brown A Curveball in Their WEC Rematch?

    Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Stockton Ports-Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game on Friday, May 8. For all you baseball/mma fans, the Ports hit a walk-off home-run to down the Quakes 8-7...

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  19. An Exclusive Interview with UFC Heavyweight Cain Velasquez

    Forget everything you ever knew about heavyweight fighters in the UFC. The days of beer bellies and pear-shaped goliaths that once made a spectacle of the most watched weight class in all of combat sports are mercifully, coming to an end...

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  20. Will Anderson Silva's “Web” Stick to the UFC's 205-Pound Division?

    Unless you have been living under a proverbial rock, then you are familiar with Anderson Silva’s next opponent. It is none other then former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin...

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  21. Why the Business of MMA Needs Strikeforce

    Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover once said, “Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress...

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  22. Shark Fights 4 Results and Recap: Don Frye and Jesse Taylor Victorious

    Regional MMA was on display yesterday (May 2) in the “South Plains” of West Texas when “Shark Fights 4,” the fourth installment from the upstart organization based out ...

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  23. Battle in the Cage, Battle in Life: Shark Fights President Jim Larson

    Brian: Jim, it’s an honor to speak with you. Tell us about your journey into MMA, the Shark Fights, and promotion and why the Children’s Miracle Network is so important to both you and your MMA organization...

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  24. Rex Richards and Jesse Taylor, Two MMA “Shark Fights 4” Fighters, Speak

    Rex RichardsBrian: How have you been able to translate your NFL experience into a practical application for the sport of MMA?Rex Richards: Being in the NFL, I have always been able to tackle ...

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  25. “Shark Fight 4” PPV: Don Frye, TUF 7's Jessie Taylor Ready to Fight

    Tomorrow night, regional MMA will be on display in the “South Plains” of West Texas. Lubbock, Texas will welcome “Shark Fight 4,” the fourth installment from the upstart organization based out of Amarillo, Texas...

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