1. UFC 112: Demian Maia, Not Chael Sonnen, Will Face Anderson Silva

    Jeremy Botter at Heavy.com broke the news first, and the UFC has just confirmed it. Demian Maia, an Abu Dhabi grappling champion and five-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion, will replace ...

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  2. UFC President Dana White Reaches One Million Followers on Twitter

    "It’s good to be King and have your own world." Dana White reached 1,000,000 followers on his Twitter account, @danawhite, on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Fewer than 250 of Twitter's millions of users have broken the one-million mark...

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  3. UFC 109 Aftermath: Will Randy Couture Fight Again before a Title Shot?

    The burning question in the light heavyweight division after last night: Did Randy Couture lock in one last title shot with his victory over Mark Coleman? Dana White did not go as far as to say he did, but did confirm Couture was in the mix...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 1,358 reads 24 comments

  4. UFC 109 Update: Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen Winner Gets Title Shot

    Dana White made it official at today's UFC 109 pre-fight press conference: The Nate Marquardt-Chael Sonnen winner will get a title shot which will come against either Anderson Silva or Vitor Belfort...

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  5. WEC 48: Will the Organization's First-Ever PPV Receive Additional Star Power?

    The WEC officially announced their first venture into the world of PPV in what could be their most explosive card ever...

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  6. Randy Couture Reflects On Career, UFC 109 Fight With Mark Coleman

    The name Randy Couture has become synonymous with the sport of mixed martial arts. Along with Chuck Liddell, whom he has battled three times, Couture is universally credited with launching MMA into the mainstream of American pop culture and sports...

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  7. MMA: Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler, Melvin Manhoef vs. Scott Smith Would Rock

    After letting the stink pretty from last night's Strikeforce event seep into the deeper recesses of my MMA mind, two potential matchups arrested my development. Let’s start with the rematch that has to happen at some point in time...

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  8. Lavar Johnson Returns To Strikeforce "Challengers" After Cheating Death

    Six months ago, Lavar Johnson lay in a hospital bed, clinging to his life after he was gunned down while attending a family barbecue during the July 4 holiday...

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  9. B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre: Do Both Rank No. 2 at the Next Division Up?

    ESPN MMA Live Anchor Jon Anik asked the question on his Twitter account, “Is B.J. Penn a Top 5 Welterweight?” On today’s MMA Live Chat Wrap Anik added, “I think a lot ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 1,541 reads 28 comments

  10. Anderson Silva's Manager: "He's Got a Good Eight or Nine Fights Left in Him"

    More from Anderson Silva's mouthpiece, manager Ed Soares, courtesy of MMA Weekly : "I think the important thing is to really create the biggest fights possible. I think Anderson's got a good two, three years probably...

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  11. Anderson Silva Wants Biggest Fights Possible: Silva vs. Brock Lesnar?

    Manager Ed Soares updated mixed martial arts fans with the latest on what Anderson Silva wants today on "Inside MMA" on HDNet . "He wants to be in the biggest fights possible: where it's [Georges St...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 3,253 reads 24 comments

  12. Brock Lesnar: Will He Fight the Shane Carwin-Frank Mir Winner First?

    Brock Lesnar put his division on notice earlier this afternoon, declaring that he is back and “100 percent.” Dana White confirmed that Lesnar will be back in action this summer and ...

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  13. UFC 111: Keep Talkin' Trash Dan Hardy, It Pumps George St. Pierre Up

    Heavy.com caught up with George St. Pierre's head trainer, Firas Zahabi, who gushed about just how much St. Pierre is progressing; he also talks about why he likes it when opponents talk trash to “Rush...

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  14. Will MMA Fighters Start Setting Up Their Own Fights Via Twitter?

    Watch out Joe Silva—Twitter could make your job obsolete. Diego Sanchez, who is coming off his devastating loss to B.J...

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  15. Herschel Walker, Michael Jordan, and Red Grange Digress

    Fifteen years ago one of the greatest players to ever live traded in the basketball court for the baseball diamond. His new community cried foul ball...

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  16. Herschel Walker and Strikeforce: Significance To MMA

    Unless you’ve been living under a sports rock, you’re fully cognizant that former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL legend Herschel Walker will be making his mixed martial arts debut on January 30 at Strikeforce: Miami...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 3,743 reads 26 comments

  17. Gray Maynard or Frankie Edgar: Should Either Get B.J. Penn Next?

    The big question heading into Ultimate Fight Night 20 was whether or not Gray Maynard would secure a title fight with Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn, or would Nate Diaz steal his thunder allowing Frankie Edgar to take Maynard's spot...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 1,269 reads 76 comments

  18. UFC 111: If Brock Lesnar Retires, Shane Carwin Must Beat Frank Mir

    Brock Lesnar has set a new standard for how a Heavyweight Champion should be built and how they should dominate inside the octagon. While some bemoan that Brock is all size and no skill, his wins inside the cage speak for themselves...

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  19. UFC 108 Results & Fallout: Rashad Evans Won the Battle; Did He Lose the War?

    Rashad Evans implemented a near-flawless game plan for two rounds, chock-full of striking, grappling, and clinching. In the third frame, however, Evans wasn't nearly as attacking and it almost cost him the fight...

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  20. UFC 108 Results & Fallout: Paul Daley Vs. Josh Koscheck Should Be Booked Next

    Paul "Semtex" Daley didn't show us anything we didn't already know about him in his UFC 108 with Dustin Hazelett. After a tepid start of checking each other with kicks, Daley clobbered Hazelett ...

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  21. UFC 108: Can Rashad Evans and His Drawing Power Save The PPV Buyrate?

    Much has been made about the perceived disaster that is UFC 108. Some have said that if the UFC had a little more foresight they should have canceled the event all together, folded it into ...

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  22. Brock Lesnar, BJ Penn, and Frank Mir Are Top Three UFC PPV Draws

    MMAPayout published their 2009 Power rankings today, revealing which UFC fighters brought home the most bacon for their organization. It should come as no surprise that Brock Lesnar tops the list...

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  23. Sorting Out the UFC Welterweight Division Heading into 2010

    Yesterday we took a look at the state of the lightweight division. Today we will do so for the welterweight division. At the top of the mountain, things are similar given that we have a title holder who appears unsolvable...

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  24. Sorting Out the UFC Lightweight Division Heading into 2010

    Champ B.J. Penn's downright destruction of number one contender Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 left the lightweight division in a state akin to George St. Pierre’s welterweight and Anderson Silva’s middleweight division...

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  25. Fedor Emelianenko Should Beat Fabrico Werdum, but Can He Actually Submit Him?

    Strikeforce President Scott Coker recently put the MMA world on notice: Fedor Emelianenko will return for his sophomore Strikeforce effort in April on their “Saturday Night Fights” primetime extravaganza on CBS...

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