1. MMA: The Role of Promoters, Managers and Trainers in the Sport

    If you ask most MMA fans what the role of a manager to a fighter consists of, most would not know, but happily hazard a guess: “To get a fighter signed to the UFC...

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  2. Rich Franklin vs. Michael Bisping Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Even though Rich Franklin is seeing his storied career wind down, there are still some good fights waiting to be made for him, and one in particular—a bout against Michael Bisping —has the former middleweight champion smiling...

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  3. An In-Depth Look at What Prevents Teammate vs. Teammate Fights in MMA

    At UFC 145, Jon Jones faced and defeated former teammate Rashad Evans in a fight that came into realization when Jones stepped in for the injured Evans to face then-light heavyweight champion, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua...

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  4. UFC: Hold Your Breath…It's Time to Appreciate Dana White

    Perhaps one of the most noted (and quoted) figures in the sport of MMA is the man who helped drag the UFC—sometimes kicking and screaming—into the limelight of professional sport, Dana White ...

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  5. 15 Biggest Title Fight Mismatches in UFC History

    There may be nothing as anticlimactic as a title fight in which one of the combatants is proven to be so woefully out of his depth in the bout, be it for any reason, that there is ...

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  6. Will UFC on Fox 8 Be a Tough Sell with Johnson vs. Moraga Main Event?

    The flyweights will be front and center once again for the UFC on Fox 8 card, as champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against John Moraga in the headlining slot on July 27...

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  7. 10 MMA Fighters That Need a Change in Training Camps

    Before I start, I have a kind of odd confession to make. I’ve been a boxing fan for about as long as I’ve been walking; it’s just how our house was, and I am grateful for it...

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  8. How the UFC Can Make Fox Sports 1 Must-See TV

    With the announcement that the Fox network was going to be revamping their programming lineup, it seems as if the UFC is getting a second chance to make a first impression, at least ...

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  9. UFC: Why Nate Diaz's Idea to Add Three New UFC Weight Divisions Makes Sense

    It wasn’t all that long ago that fans and critics were calling for the UFC to add more weight classes to the lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions; and thankfully, they did...

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  10. MMA: 20 Bouts Pitting Yesteryear vs. Yesterday vs. Today

    There has always been something about the combative sports that seems to transcend the notion that today is better than yesterday, or today will be better than tomorrow; let’s ...

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  11. MMA: Why Judges Need to Have Round-by-Round Statistics Provided

    If there is any job in the world of combative sports that goes unappreciated, it is that of a judge. Such men take it upon themselves to watch, critique and, as their namesake suggests, judge which fighter has proven superior in the contest...

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  12. UFC: What Happened to Jon Jones as 'Superstar Crossover MMA Fighter'?

    Last Friday, Nike shoe apparel announced that the first release of their Jon “Bones” Jones line had sold out in under five minutes—quite a shocking accomplishment ...

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  13. UFC: How Does Anderson Silva Compare to Other P4P Greats of Past and Present?

    Very soon—at UFC 162—we will get to see the greatest MMA fighter of our generation, Anderson Silva , attempt to defend his middleweight title, yet again, against Chris Weidman...

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  14. Is Rashad Evans' UFC Job as Safe as He Seems to Think It Is?

    Coming off of a disappointing loss to Jon Jones in 2012, Rashad Evans seemed to shoot himself in the foot at UFC 156, dropping a lackluster decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira...

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  15. MMA: Who Will Be the Next Breakout MMA Star from Europe?

    Right now, fighters like Michael Bisping , Ross Pearson and others are enjoying a good deal of success in the world of MMA , but as fans of an ever-changing and evolving sport, we always have our eyes peeled for the next big thing...

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  16. 20 of the Most Infamous Moments in MMA History, Part II

    As we continue our look at infamous moments in MMA history, we see that, save for a few instances, they have a kind of equality about them that speaks to the notion of a moment being the master of men, instead of men mastering the moment...

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  17. UFC: If Tito Ortiz Were 13 Years Younger, How Would He Fare Today?

    For a very long time, Tito Ortiz was the biggest recognized name in the sport of MMA , synonymous with the UFC and their brand...

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  18. 20 of the Most Infamous Moments in MMA History, Part I

    Perhaps it is nothing more than inevitability that a sport acquires some moments of infamy as it grows large, acquiring new fans and spreading to new countries...

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  19. MMA: The 15 Most Artistic Performances in the Sport's History

    JUNE 25, 2005—Atlantic City, New Jersey. In what was perhaps one of the defining moments in his career, Floyd Mayweather Jr. battered Arturo Gatti in one of the most one-sided fights the sport of boxing had seen in the past 20 years...

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  20. MMA: 10 Fighters Who Could Be Great Were It Not for 1 Flaw

    In every sport in the world, athletes evaluate their strengths in addition to their weaknesses, constantly working to become the best they can be. After all, no one is the complete package—there is always room for improvement...

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  21. Why UFC Fighters Are Severely Underpaid

    When people daydream about the life of a figure of interest in the world of professional sport, they imagine incredible fame and a great deal of money based upon their undeniable ...

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  22. UFC 158 Results: Why Nick Diaz Was Never a Serious Threat to GSP

    Now that the fight is over, the results shouldn ’t surprise anyone—especially fans of Nick Diaz , who have been beating their war drums ever since the bout was announced...

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  23. UFC: Diego Sanchez vs. Nate Diaz Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    When Diego Sanchez called out Nate Diaz on Twitter, for those who remember the epic fight Sanchez had with the elder Diaz, Nick, it instantly seemed like an excellent fight. After a little time has passed, those feelings remain...

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  24. MMA: 12 Apps Every MMA Fight Fan Needs to Own

    A lot has changed since the days of waiting by the magazine rack for the latest edition of Black Belt , where you would flip through the pages to see a small write up, the results of the last UFC event and maybe even a picture...

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  25. UFC 158 Primer: 3 Reasons to Root for Nick Diaz

    At UFC 158, Georges St-Pierre will be squaring off against Nick Diaz in a tale of two very different men with different personalities but one goal: to be the UFC welterweight champion...

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