1. Hidden Genius: Vitor Belfort's Insane Post-Fight Rant Against UFC's Chael Sonnen

    As soon as Vitor Belfort stopped talking, I knew one thing: Either he was crazy or I was. There's no other explanation for how two men could have two such divergent world views...

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  2. UFC on FX 7 Results: Michael Bisping Pays the Price for Sport's Lowest Fight IQ

    Many expected that Michael Bisping would prove too much for aging slugger Vitor Belfort , even in Belfort 's home country of Brazil...

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  3. UFC on FX 7 Results: Bisping vs. Belfort and the Real Winners and Losers

    It all came down to the final bout. Going into the main event at UFC on FX 7 , Brazilian fighters were 3-3 against foreign opponents...

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  4. Bellator Spike Debut: The Real Winners and Losers from Hawn vs. Chandler

    Bellator and Spike TV had more than a year to plan their first event together. That was the waiting period required by Spike's previous broadcast partnership with the UFC...

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  5. Spike Exec: Bellator Less Risky Than "Being in Business with Somebody Like UFC"

    Everywhere Bellator President Bjorn Rebney turns, there they are. The same for Spike TV Senior Vice President Jon Slusser . Three little letters that carry a lot of weight in their chosen industry—UFC...

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  6. 6 Bellator Fighters You Need to Know Before Spike TV Debut

    For almost four years, the men and women of Bellator Fighting Championships have floated just beneath the radar of most casual MMA fans...

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  7. WWE Raw Results & Report Card 1/14/13: Grading Raw's 20th Anniversary

    Twenty years ago the WWE debuted a brand new flagship program, a live wrestling show designed to take the wrestling industry into the modern era...

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  8. UFC Bound: The Real Winners and Losers from Strikeforce's Final MMA Event

    This week has been like a giant wake for our beloved Strikeforce. Once the little MMA promotion that could, it's been terminally ill for some time now. That doesn't make it any less hard to say goodbye...

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  9. The Death of Strikeforce: The Oral History of the UFC's Great Alternative, Pt. 2

    Strikeforce is on its death bed. Its final event , held in Oklahoma City Saturday night, is imminent. How did the promotion that once fancied itself the Pepsi to UFC's Coke get to ...

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  10. The Rise and Fall of the Pepsi to UFC's Coke: A Strikeforce Oral History

    Strikeforce runs its final show this weekend to little fanfare. The promotion that once packed raucous crowds into the HP Pavilion in its home territory of San Jose, Calif...

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  11. Can 2012 UFC Fighter of the Year Benson Henderson Be the Best of All Time?

    UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was in the last place you would expect him in the days after his dominant title defense against Nate Diaz last December...

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  12. WWE Raw Report Card (1/7/2013): Letter Grades for the Rock's Return

    What can you say about the first WWE Raw of the year? The ratings competition was fierce, as the nation's attention was focused on the BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame...

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  13. The Best MMA and UFC Events of 2012

    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), more than ever, is a global enterprise. All over the world, from China to Brazil, fighters are combining martial arts techniques in dazzling fashion, introducing the sport to a brand new audience of soon to be rabid fans...

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  14. The Best UFC and MMA Fights of 2012

    We didn't always get the fights we expected in 2012. A string of injuries and misfortunes saw to that, knocking out dozens of potential masterpieces over the course of the year. But that didn't stop the fights we did get from being something special...

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  15. A UFC Fan's View: What We Find So Appealing About MMA

    There's a lot I could say about the sport of mixed martial arts. To me, the UFC is athletic competition at its purest. Two men (or thanks to the great Ronda Rousey, two women) step into the Octagon and the world melts away...

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  16. The 10 Best MMA and UFC Knockouts of 2012

    Hardcore MMA fans talk a lot about the "casual fan." What does he or she like? What is their heart's desire? Which fighters are they willing to put money down to watch and who will ...

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  17. Ranking the 10 Greatest MMA Heavyweight Slugfests of All Time

    Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos at UFC 155 doesn't qualify as a slugfest. For that to have been possible, dos Santos would have needed to, you know, do some slugging...

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  18. UFC 155: Junior dos Santos Shows the True Face of Courage in Cain Velasquez Loss

    Thirty minutes after entering the cage against challenger Cain Velasquez , Junior dos Santos was smiling. His face may have been grotesquely swollen. He may have just endured a five-round beating for the ages...

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  19. UFC 155 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Velasquez vs. Dos Santos

    A lot of sports fans are all too familiar with heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, or at least as familiar as you can be after just 64 seconds...

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  20. UFC 155 Fight Card: Velasquez, Dos Santos, and the Appeal of the Big Boys

    My curmudgeonly friend Alan was skeptical today when the topic of UFC 155 came up in conversation. Skeptical not just of the heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and ...

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  21. Second Time Is the Charm: Can Cain Velasquez Beat Junior Dos Santos at UFC 155?

    Last time they stepped into the cage, it took Junior dos Santos just 64 seconds to irrevocably change not just the heavyweight landscape, but our entire perception of deposed champion Cain Velasquez ...

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  22. UFC 155 Preview: Kountermove Picks for Junior Dos Santos Versus Cain Velasquez

    When it comes to making MMA picks, I'm bad. Notoriously bad. Epically bad. The problem, I think, comes from my background as an amateur historian...

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  23. UFC 155's Erik Perez, Lucha Libre, and MMA's Continuing Pro Wrestling Connection

    Thousands lined the streets of Mexico City one cold February morning in 1984 to pay tribute, one final time, to their hero...

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  24. 5 Ways Ultimate Fighter Winner Colton Smith Is a Bad Representative of Our Army

    Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., then commander of the Army's III Corps and the top man at Fort Hood in Texas, must have seen an opportunity for the entire Army when he released Staff Sgt...

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  25. Why Do UFC Middleweight Stars Like Hector Lombard All Hate Michael Bisping?

    Rousimar Palhares made himself easy pickings for former Bellator champion Hector Lombard in Lombard's adopted homeland of Australia, circling into the powerful Cuban's power hand time after time and paying a steep price for his low fight I...

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