1. Wrestling Legend Iron Sheik Targets UFC Star Nick Diaz with Quasi Racist Tweet

    Former WWE champion the Iron Sheik has catapulted back into the limelight in recent years, trading a dignified obscurity for a second round of fame, if not fortune...

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  2. Bellator 93 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Jansen vs. Held

    Things didn't go exactly as planned for Bellator at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. The scheduled main event, a welterweight tournament final between Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima, had to be postponed after Lima broke his hand...

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  3. Undertaker and the End of an Era: The Death of the Gimmick in WWE

    It says something about the state of professional wrestling in 1990 that Kane the Undertaker 's debut on Nov. 19 at the War Memorial in Rochester, N.Y., didn't really stand out...

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  4. Kotetsu Boku on Japanese MMA, Tattoos, and the Highs and Lows of the Fight Game

    For most sports fans, prize fighting is something truly glamorous, a battle of wills playing out before thousands in densely packed casinos with millions more watching in real time all over the world...

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  5. Nick Diaz's Poor Training Camp Shows UFC Hasn't Quite Arrived in the Big Time

    Nick Diaz must keep a lot bottled inside. All that pain, the anger and what feels like sheer terror of the world around him is carefully controlled and cultivated—a process ...

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  6. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 3/18/13: Undertaker, CM Punk and HHH Signs

    Raw was live in Pittsburgh with WrestleMania 29 just three weeks away. More than 15,000 Steel City fans had to be intrigued to see what Undertaker was going to do to the dastardly ...

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  7. UFC 158 Preview: The Complete Nick Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre Timeline

    UFC 158 is a study in contrasts. In one corner is UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. GSP is the sport's ultimate good guy, a smooth-talking corporate pitchman who always seems to say and do the right things...

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  8. Zeb Colter, Xenophobia in Wrestling and WWE's WrestleMania 29 Media Play

    Zeb Colter is on television every week saying absolutely nothing you haven't heard before. A self-proclaimed patriot, Colter has staked out a position on the far right of the immigration debate and he's not budging...

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  9. Bellator 92 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Sandro vs Frodo Khasbulaev

    Frodo Khasbulaev is the best kind of young fighter—fearless. The 26-year-old from Dagestan was stepping in against one of the all-time featherweight greats. But rather than give Marlon Sandro too much respect, he seemed to give him none at all...

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  10. Bold Predictions for UFC Star Ronda Rousey's Future

    Ronda Rousey 's performance at UFC 157 solidified her status as one of the very best young fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts. Not one of the best female fighters. One of the best—period...

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  11. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 3/4/13: CM Punk, Undertaker and Old School Raw

    It was a blast from the past in Buffalo, N.Y., as Raw went "old school" in front of more than 16,000 fans...

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  12. Dear Wanderlei Silva: My Public Apology to the UFC Legend

    Sorry, Wanderlei . I really am. It was never you, it was me. I let doubt creep into my heart, to blind me. An insidious thing, doubt. You never allowed it to take root...

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  13. UFC on Fuel 8 Results: How in the World Did Wanderlei Silva Beat Brian Stann?

    Brian Stann was supposed to fly out of Japan with a legend's designation newly printed at the top of his resume. A check mark establishing his bona fides , a way to bolster his own legacy...

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  14. UFC on Fuel 8 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Silva vs. Stann

    Saitama Super Arena has been the home of some legendary fight cards. This, UFC on Fuel 8 , however, was not one of them. It wasn't that way by design...

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  15. The Most Dangerous Man in MMA: One FC's Shinya Aoki Is Ready to Break Bones

    Sitting on the subway, at a noodle stand or even training in the gym, you wouldn't give Shinya Aoki , the Japanese lightweight once considered by many the single best fighter in his weight class, a second look...

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  16. Bellator 91 Results: The Real Winners and Losers on Spike TV

    Bellator continued its first season on Spike TV in New Mexico with the semifinals of the lightweight tournament and a title fight between champion Christian M'Pumbu and Attila Vegh...

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  17. UFC on Fuel 8: Wanderlei Silva and the Sad Demise of an MMA Legend

    This weekend in Saitama, Japan, the UFC will trot out Wanderlei Silva to the cage to fight Brian Stann on Fuel TV. Fans, no doubt, will roar their approval...

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  18. WrestleMania 29 Preview: The 29 Best Matches in WrestleMania History

    They call WrestleMania the "showcase of the immortals." And for more than 25 years, it's lived up to that name, hosting professional wrestling's very best...

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  19. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 2/25/13: Cena vs. Punk, Brock Lesnar and More

    We are officially on the road to WrestleMania now, and the action is picking up in a major way. This was an odd edition of WWE Raw . The filler and comedy material was awful and soul sucking for the most part...

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  20. MMA Fighters Who Can Back Up Their Trash Talk in the Cage

    Chael Sonnen is the master of trash talk. Even his biggest detractors admit it, giving credit where it is due. But Chael better hold tight to his title—because another UFC star has her eyes on the prize...

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  21. Playing Politics: Which UFC Star Is Being Overlooked for a Title Shot?

    UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby manage the promotion's roster of more than 400 fighters superbly, keeping matchups fresh and deserving fighters on an upward path to contention...

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  22. Danica Patrick: Sprint Cup Rookie Gives NASCAR, Daytona 500 Breath of Fresh Air

    Danica Patrick didn't make any waves at the Daytona 500 , remaining cautious on the way to an eighth-place finish. With speeds at times approaching 200 mph, sometimes that's a good thing...

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  23. Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche and the Upset That Nearly Rocked UFC's World

    Ronda Rousey was in wholly unfamiliar waters. After completely dominating six professional mixed martial arts fights, Rousey faced the bitter taste of adversity for the first time...

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  24. UFC 157 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    It was a historic night in Anaheim, as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche became the first women to compete in the UFC Octagon. It was a milestone that didn't escape notice...

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  25. UFC 157 Results: Ronda Rousey Solidifies Status on World's Biggest Stage

    The Honda Center in Los Angeles was packed to the brim with thousands of fans, all of them cheering wildly as UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey officially ascended to the top of the sport with her armbar win over Liz Carmouche...

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