1. Deja Vu: The UFC on Fox and a History of MMA on Television, Part 1

    The entire MMA world was buzzing when the announcement came, sudden as a heart attack, that the Ultimate Fighting Championship would soon make a huge leap forward into the mainstream...

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  2. Manny Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 Knockout: Why Floyd Mayweather Is the Real Winner

    It took Juan Manuel Marquez 39 rounds to drop Manny Pacquiao to the canvas for the first time in their epic quartet. When he knocked him down again three rounds later, it was more than Pacquiao's unconscious body that plummeted to the ground...

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  3. The Real Main Event: Why BJ Penn Is the Fighter Who Matters Most at UFC on Fox 5

    When UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson stepped to the scales in Seattle the day before the UFC's fifth event on Fox, the reaction from the fans was best described as "polite...

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  4. Family Matters: High Stakes Behind the UFC's Shogun Rua vs. Alex Gustafsson Bout

    Last year Alexander Gustafsson , a kid from Aborga , Sweden—a town of just 10,000 souls famous for almost nothing at all in its 900 years of existence—found himself on a luxury boat...

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  5. Ronda Rousey, Nick Diaz UFC Title Shots Show MMA More Entertainment Than Sport

    If any questions remained about whether the UFC brass awarded title shots based on merit, they were answered—and answered definitively—by president Dana White at a pre -fight press conference in Seattle...

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  6. Nate and Nick Diaz: 10 Most Controversial Moments from the UFC's Diaz Brothers

    It's no secret that I love the Diaz brothers. Maybe it's because I come from a place as far from Stockton, California as you could possibly imagine? Maybe it's because my brother ...

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  7. Most Overrated Champs in UFC History

    When you think of overrated champions, Matt Hughes doesn't usually come to mind. After all, many people consider him the greatest welterweight of all time, or, at the very least, the second best behind Georges St-Pierre...

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  8. UFC on Fox 5 Fantasy Preview: How to Score Big with Your Henderson-Diaz Picks

    Sure, they are stigmatized as a haven for nerds and misfits. They are mocked widely by athletes, television commentators, even by soft drink commercials (how dare you Dr. Pepper)...

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  9. BJ Penn: The 10 Most Memorable Moments from the Career of the UFC 'Prodigy'

    BJ Penn 's story, in many ways, is the story of modern MMA . His debut back in 2001 was on the undercard of the first UFC event completely masterminded by Zuffa and UFC president Dana White ...

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  10. Spike TV and Bellator Make Their First Move in Upcoming War with the UFC and Fox

    There's a chill in the air when the man formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver steps out of prison, tasting fresh oxygen for the first time in nine months...

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  11. Riots, Racists and More: The Worst of MMA Fandom

    Don't get me wrong— MMA is the greatest sport in the history of the world. It was great when the Greeks created it for the ancient Olympics, was great when the Gracies brought it to Brazil and is still great today all over the world...

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  12. Does UFC on Fox 5's BJ Penn Really Still Have What It Takes to Win?

    There's a running joke among members of the MMA media that pokes some gentle fun at UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The champ may be arguably the greatest fighter of all time, but he's not the most creative interview...

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  13. Top 10 Freakshow Fights in MMA and UFC History

    You could make the argument that every fight in the first few years of the UFC was a freakshow fight. After all, the action was raw and unhinged, the concept itself unpredictable and unprecedented...

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  14. Fight of His Life: Hector Camacho, Edwin Rosario and a Memorable Night in NYC

    Draped in a glittery, Puerto Rican-flag-inspired red, white and blue robed sartorial splendor that was said to have cost $8,000 in 1986 money, Hector "Macho" Camacho walked to the ...

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  15. An MMA Thanksgiving: The UFC Lightweights and Other Things We Are Thankful For

    While you enjoy your turkey and pretend to enjoy fellowship with your extended family, we here at Bleacher Report have been slaving away in our own proverbial kitchen, bringing you yet another list...

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  16. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen and the Sweetest Revenge Moments in UFC History

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. When it's served in the UFC, I recommend cold, with a side of face punching. Since the very first show in 1993, revenge has consistently been one of the UFC's top storylines ...

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  17. Thiago Silva and the UFC's Phony Drug Suspension

    When the UFC travels to a foreign locale, they are often treading virgin ground, introducing the sport to a brand new group of potential fans...

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  18. Are Dana White's Attempts to Bully UFC Fighters Like Cheick Kongo Backfiring?

    That noise you hear? The one that sounds like a mixture of primal scream and hysterical, uncontrollable laughter? That's the sound of Dana White as he slowly loses control of his beloved UFC—and, perhaps, his mind...

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  19. UFC 154 Results: Georges St-Pierre Wants No Part of Anderson Silva

    After four years and countless aborted attempts at bringing the bout to fruition, UFC president Dana White remains bullish about a potential superfight between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and middleweight boss Anderson Silva...

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  20. What's Next for Georges St-Pierre?

    Georges St-Pierre dominated interim champion Carlos Condit for five rounds en route to a unanimous decision at UFC 154 ...

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  21. What's Next for Carlos Condit?

    After UFC 154 , Georges St-Pierre called Carlos Condit his toughest fight in the Octagon. It was a nice sentiment from a nice guy, but Condit hung his head for a reason—he knows it isn't close to being the truth...

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  22. UFC 154 Results: GSP Should Be Afraid of Johny Hendricks

    Georges St-Pierre fought Jon Fitch for 25 brutal minutes. Martin Kampmann took Carlos Condit to the limit, winning a 15-minute split decision. Johny Hendricks? He put them both on the mat...

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  23. UFC 154 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from GSP vs. Carlos Condit

    All of Canada seemed to be abuzz as UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre stepped into the cage for the first time in 17 months to do battle with interim champion Carlos Condit...

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  24. What the What? UFC 154's Tom Lawlor Channels the Shockmaster at Weigh-Ins

    Tom Lawlor is a character. Or is that "character™"? The UFC fighter and former pro-wrestling message-board fanatic is a walking, breathing version of the Wacky Waving Inflatable ...

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  25. UFC 154 Preview: A Fantasy Guide to Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit

    For years, mixed martial arts fans have been left out in the cold. Virtually ignored by the mainstream, we didn't even have a fantasy sports league of our own to inevitably infuriate us and make us cry...

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