1. Ronda Rousey Needs to Dial Back the Insane-O-Meter a Few Notches

    People say crazy things in mixed martial arts—just like they do in any other sport or walk of life. This is not new, nor is it exclusive to athletes or others involved in different forms of entertainment...

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  2. Tim Kennedy on Machida Miss, Fighting for the Troops and War

    "I will never leave Austin," Tim Kennedy tells me. "You should know better." He has a point. I should know better. I know how much Kennedy loves the quirky Texas state capital, and I know how much he loves breakfast tacos and barbecue...

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  3. Junior dos Santos Somehow Still Hasn't Learned a Thing About Cain Velasquez

    Over the past year, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has twice stepped in the cage with current champ Cain Velasquez for championship fights. Ten rounds...

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  4. Football Manager 14 Review: There Goes My Social Life

    It is 3:32 a.m., and I am still awake. At this moment, I am filled with anger and a little bit of self-loathing. I stopped drinking sodas years ago, but three empty cans sit beside my keyboard...

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  5. UFC 169: A Super Bowl Weekend Event Unlike Any Other, but Is That a Good Thing?

    Tuesday's news that the UFC's traditional Super Bowl weekend event—held not in Las Vegas this time around, but in Newark— would feature a pair of lower-weight title ...

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  6. UFC 169: Super Bowl Weekend Show Adds Cruz vs. Barao, Aldo vs. Lamas

    The UFC's traditional Super Bowl weekend event—typically held in Las Vegas but headed to New Jersey this year to coincide with broadcast partner Fox's coverage of the big game—has a main event...

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  7. Lyoto Machida Wants to Fight Vitor Belfort After Beating Mark Munoz

    All too often, fans of mixed martial arts don't get to see the fights they want because of injuries or contract disputes or because fighters are training partners and don't want to face each other...

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  8. The Buzz List: The 5 Hottest, Most Controversial MMA Topics for 10/28-11/3

    What you'll find in the following slides is not anything resembling fighter rankings. We've got plenty of those already...

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  9. Dana White Ready to Book Jimi Manuwa vs. Big Name Opponent in the United States

    There comes a time in the life of many English mixed martial artists when fighting near home just isn't good enough anymore...

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  10. Cain Velasquez's Camp Denies Reports of Broken Jaw from Texas Commission

    The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is historically known as one of the worst commissions in all of combat sports. This is not a new thing...

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  11. UFC Confirms Returns to Chicago, Vegas; 35 Events Scheduled in 2014

    The UFC's schedule of events in 2014 will be larger than ever before—but only slightly. UFC President Dana White appeared on Fox Sports Live  Wednesday night to detail his promotion's plans for the next calendar year...

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  12. Cain Velasquez vs. Jon Jones in 2014? Don't Hold Your Breath

    Two years ago, the thinking went a little something like this: Jon Jones was so good, and so young, that it was only a matter of time before he'd clean out the UFC's light heavyweight division and move up to challenge the biggest men in the sport...

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  13. The Buzz List: The 5 Hottest, Most Controversial MMA Topics for 10/21-10/27

    Welcome to The Buzz List. First, an introduction (in case you missed the last edition): What you'll find in the following slides is not anything resembling fighter rankings. We've got plenty of those already...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 21,639 reads 38 comments

  14. UFC 166 Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: Phantom Cam Slo-Mo Highlights

    Reliving Saturday's historic UFC 166 event will never get old. If it wasn't the best event in history, as Dana White said following the conclusion of the thrilling card, it will certainly go down as one of the best...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 20,201 reads 24 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 30: Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz Betting Odds & Predictions

    With one of the greatest events in mixed martial arts history in the books, it's time to turn our gaze towards Manchester and this Saturday's " UFC Fight Night 30 : Machida vs. Munoz" fight card...

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  16. Cain Velasquez: What 2014 Could Have in Store for the Heavyweight Champion

    It's safe to say that few people would dispute that Cain Velasquez is the best heavyweight in the world. Not after his UFC 166 performance against Junior dos Santos, anyway...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 38,262 reads 73 comments

  17. UFC 166 Notebook: A Night of Enduring Human Spirit

    HOUSTON — There was a moment, at some point during the fourth round of the UFC 166 main event between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, when I noticed that my internal monologue had changed tone in a drastic way...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 11,173 reads 9 comments

  18. UFC 166 Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: What's Next for Cain Velasquez?

    HOUSTON -- What's next for UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez ? UFC President Dana White said on Saturday night that it will likely be Fabricio Werdum...

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  19. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3: What We Learned from UFC 166 Main Event

    Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos have been billed as opponents who may face each other three, four or five times over the course of their respective careers...

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  20. Anthony Pettis Says Henderson Beat Melendez, Makes UFC 166 Prediction

    HOUSTON — The requirements of a UFC champion has added many a burden to the life of Anthony Pettis . Pettis , who won the title from Benson Henderson at UFC 163, meets me in the lobby of my downtown Houston hotel on Friday morning...

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  21. Gilbert Melendez Discusses Henderson Fight and War with Diego Sanchez

    HOUSTON—Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez came within one judge's decision of becoming the UFC lightweight champion when he faced former champion Benson Henderson earlier this year...

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  22. UFC 166 Video: The Biggest Locks from Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3

    So you're the gambling type? You want to know who the biggest lock is on Saturday's UFC 166 event? You want to know the can't-miss pick so you can impress your friends? We're here to help...

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  23. Daniel Cormier, Roy Nelson Move Past Beardgate and on to UFC 166

    HOUSTON — It was a curious thing. Daniel Cormier , so often viewed as someone who doesn't cause controversy or stir up trouble, surprised plenty of folks last month when ...

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  24. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3 Betting Odds and Predictions

    First, our usual opening disclaimer: Gambling on mixed martial arts, like anything else in life, is about assuming risks. But we have the ability to negate those risks, or at least minimize them, by carefully selecting our plays...

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  25. The Top 5 UFC Breakout Fighters in 2014

    2013 hasn't quite drawn to a close. However, as the nature of sports goes in general, we're always looking to the next big thing. You want to know what's next, and I'm here to tell you...

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