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TUF, Episode 10 Recap: Jessica Penne, Aisling Daly Battle to a Decision

The Ultimate Fighter is in the quarter-finals now, and this week's fight was between No. 4-seed Jessica Penne and No. 5-seed Aisling Daly. Penne defeated Lisa Ellis in the first round, and Daly beat Angela Magana to advance. When the...Show More Summary

UFC Star Conor McGregor, Bellator and More: An MMA Thanksgiving

It hasn't been the easiest year to be an MMA fan. Between the UFC's precipitous financial decline, decimated fight cards and what seemed to be a bizarre crime ring made up exclusively of fringe fighters, 2014 was far from a banner year. But you know us—here at B/R MMA we look for the slightest glimmers of hope and hang on with both hands. Show More Summary

Matt Brown: 'What the F--k Has Conor [McGregor] Done' to Get a Title Shot?

UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown isn't boarding the Conor McGregor hype train any time soon, saying it is clear as day Frankie Edgar should get the next title shot at 145 pounds. Of course, "The Immortal" used a little more colorful...Show More Summary

The Biggest MMA Turkeys in 2014

Gobble gobble. I love the holidays. The story ideas are so easy. I can just name a bunch of things about MMA I don't like and, boom, biggest turkeys. And it's a recurring thing, too. But this Thanksgiving, it's more than a mere gimmick. Show More Summary

Renan Barao Is in No Position to Demand Fight with T.J. Dillashaw in Brazil

Renan Barao wants to fight T.J. Dillashaw in Brazil. You can't blame a fighter for seeking a home-court advantage, and Brazil offers just such a thing. Tune in to any of the multiple UFC cards held in various Brazilian towns, and you'll see local fighters experiencing plenty of success. Show More Summary

Healed Up and Hungry, Johny Hendricks Aiming for Dominant Victory at UFC 181

When Johny Hendricks heard his name announced as the new UFC welterweight champion following his battle with Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 back in March, he fell to his knees under the weight of the moment. The former two-time NCAA Division...Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald: I'd Never Stab GSP in the Back

For Rory MacDonald, fighting longtime friend and training partner Georges St-Pierre would be the same as stabbing him in the back. On paper, a potential UFC title fight between St-Pierre and MacDonald screams dollar signs. How couldShow More Summary

Lightweight Joe Lauzon Set to Face Al Iaquinta at UFC 183

Joe Lauzon is a virtual lock to improve the entertainment factor of any UFC card. And it should be another doozy when he hooks up with fellow streaking lightweight Al Iaquinta at UFC 183 on January 31. The news was first reported Wednesday...Show More Summary

Eminem Raps About UFC Champ Ronda Rousey in New Song

It seems like Eminem is an MMA fan, at least if a verse from one of his new songs is any indication. The famed rapper calls out UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, referring to her as a "slaughterhouse in a blouse." Rousey,...Show More Summary

One-Legged Fighter Matt Betzold Signs with Legacy Fighting Championship

Flyweight Matt Betzold, whose left leg was amputated when he was six years old, has signed a professional contract with Legacy Fighting Championship. The signing, which was first reported Tuesday by Sherdog, represents an unprecedented...Show More Summary

5 UFC Fighters Who Should Be More Thankful

With Thanksgiving only a day away, there are several UFC fighters who should be a little more grateful this year. You hear it time and time again: never leave the fight in the hands of the judges. Apparently that message hasn't resonated with Diego Sanchez. Show More Summary

KID Yamamoto Returns at UFC 184 Against Roman Salazar

Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto (18-6, 1 NC) will return to the UFC for the first time in three years when he steps inside the cage on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184. KID's return was posted on the UFC's Japanese website on Tuesday evening, and his return is slated to come against Roman Salazar (9-3). Show More Summary

Anthony Johnson: Alexander Gustafsson Is as Deadly as Jon Jones

The second chapter of UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson's career is one full of determination and redemption. Equipped with scintillating athleticism and natural punching power, Johnson is easily one of the toughest outs in mixed...Show More Summary

Frankie Edgar Wants Jose Aldo Rematch at UFC on Fox 15 in Newark This April

UFC featherweight contender Frankie "The Answer" Edgar believes he's earned another crack at champion Jose Aldo after one of the best performances of his career, and he wasn't shy about letting his bosses know how he feels. Following...Show More Summary

Nik Lentz and Thiago Tavares Agree to Rematch in February 2015

More than five years since they battled to a draw, Nik Lentz and Thiago Tavares are set to meet again inside the Octagon. The booking was announced via UFC.com on Tuesday. Pegged to appear at a UFC Fight Night event on February 14, it's likely Lentz and Tavares will land spots on the main card. Show More Summary

MMA Fighter Creates App, Hopes to Bring Excitement to Fans, Money to Fighters

Professional MMA fighter Joel Thomas learned a valuable lesson when he strapped a shock collar around his neck, hopped across the yard's boundary and got zapped into another dimension. People will do some crazy stuff when money is on...Show More Summary

UFC Flyweight Tilt Pitting John Lineker vs. Ian McCall Rescheduled for UFC 183

A UFC flyweight scrap between No. 7-ranked John Lineker and No. 3-ranked Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall has been rescheduled for UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, according to a report from MMAJunkie.com. McCall originally withdrew from their...Show More Summary

UFC: Matt Wiman Compares 'Sleazy' Sponsorship Managers to Drug Dealers

Let it be known that any potential sponsors wishing to discuss business with UFC fighter Matt Wiman had better come prepared to be up-front and honest. Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour on Monday, Wiman explained the lack ofShow More Summary

UFC 184: Vitor Belfort Believes He Is a Better Fighter Without TRT

While everyone seems to think Vitor Belfort will be unable to compete at the same level that he did while using testosterone replacement therapy ( TRT ), the Brazilian believes he’s actually better off without it. Speaking to SporTVShow More Summary

Chris 'Huggy Bear' Barnett: The Heavyweight You Should Be Talking About

For a grown man in a teddy bear costume, Chris Barnett may be the most unassuming heavyweight fighter on the planet. Physically, the man who goes by “Huggy Bear” is a walking contradiction to everything the common fan might associate with being an MMA fighter. Show More Summary

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