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What Ronda Rousey Needs to Do to Return to the Top of the UFC

After beginning her MMA career with 12 consecutive victories, all of them inside the distance and 11 inside the first round, Ronda Rousey has now lost her last two fights. Actually, it's an understatement to say Rousey lost. Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm shellacked her. Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey's Latest Loss Leaves UFC Women's Divisions in Uncharted Waters

There can be no doubt that Ronda Rousey gave everything she had to MMA. Before her, UFC President Dana White once famously quipped that women would "never" fight inside the Octagon on his watch. Not only did Rousey single-handedly change...Show More Summary

Brock Lesnar Suspended 1 Year by USADA for Doping: Latest Details and Reaction

Brock Lesnar's brief return to the UFC last July has cost him once again, as the former heavyweight champion has been suspended for one year by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Per Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting, Lesnar's USADA suspension stems from failing two drug tests leading into his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Show More Summary

Amanda Nunes' Beautiful Violence Lost in a Sea of Ronda Rousey Hate

Amanda Nunes is the UFC women's bantamweight champion. You can be forgiven if you didn't know that. None of the pre-fight promotion for UFC 207 on December 30 bothered to give Nunes the time of day. Ronda Rousey's return was the only...Show More Summary

After Another Domestic Violence Arrest, Time to Ban Cody East for Life

What, exactly, does an MMA fighter have to do to receive a lifetime ban? It's tough to say. There's precedent for it, but the intricacies of the legal system, athletic commissions and fight promotion game make the action unusual. As it stands, Cody East is an interesting test case. Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey Reportedly Didn't Spar in Training for UFC 207 Loss to Amanda Nunes

Just days after Ronda Rousey 's emphatic 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, some insight was shed as to why the fight was so one-sided. On Tuesday, UFC commentator Kenny Florian stated during his podcast with Jon Anik that Rousey " didn’t really spar leading up to this fight," via Anton Tabuena of Bloody Elbow. More to follow. Read more MMA news on

Ronda Rousey Sidelined Until at Least Mid-February After UFC 207 Beating

It is anybody's guess whether Ronda Rousey will ever fight again. But if she does return, she'll first need to wait until February 14 to do so, thanks to the damage she sustained in her knockout loss to Amanda Nunes Friday at UFC 207. The...Show More Summary

Love Her or Hate Her, Ronda Rousey Shattered the Ultimate Glass Ceiling

“How was your New Year’s Eve party?” “Pretty good.” “That’s good, did you have fun?” “I did, yeah.” “That’s good too. Did you like everyone there?” “No, the host is the worst.” “Oh, yeah that’s unfortunate. Why are they the worst?” “He’s...Show More Summary

The Question: Was Ronda Rousey Ever That Good to Begin With?

In the wake of her second straight lopsided defeat, Ronda Rousey left the Octagon with an uncertain fighting future. With both Hollywood and Madison Avenue beckoning, the prospect of suffering the bumps, bruises and blows of mixed martial...Show More Summary

Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov Spar over Terms of Potential Blockbuster

Khabib Nurmagomedov is putting considerable money where his considerable mouth is, but Tony Ferguson isn't backing away from what he says he needs for their fight to happen. Nurmagomedov, who is known across the MMA world for his brash...Show More Summary

UFC 207 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into 2017

UFC 207 is in the books. The results are as follows: Amanda Nunes def. Ronda Rousey by KO at 0:48 of the first round Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-47, 48-46) T.J. Dillashaw def. John Lineker by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) Dong Hyun Kim def. Show More Summary

UFC: Don't Forget, Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw Is Fixing to Be Seriously Interesting

We all got kind of caught up there for a few minutes, didn't we? UFC 207 was mostly on the radar for Ronda Rousey's return, and once she spent 48 seconds serving as Amanda Nunes' punching bag, it felt like there almost wasn't room to...Show More Summary

Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson Agree: Ronda Rousey Should Return to the UFC

Much like when Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in 2015, there was a fair bit of schadenfreude on display following her UFC 207 defeat at the hands of Amanda Nunes. People ranging from anonymous preliminary card fighters to...Show More Summary

UFC 208: Holly Holm vs. Germaine De Randamie Full Card Preview and Predictions

UFC 207 capped 2016 with a bang, and now the UFC gets to kick off what could be the single most important year in the promotion's history. The UFC is still reeling from its jam-packed Autumn and actually keeps its schedule off pay-per-view...Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey Comments on Future in UFC

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey announced that she would take some time to contemplate her future in the sport after being knocked out by Amanda Nunes in 48 seconds at UFC 207. Rousey spoke about her pending decision in a statement to ESPN,...Show More Summary

UFC 207 Technical Recap: How Nunes and Garbrandt Came out on Top

UFC 207 is in the books, and we have a brand-new men's bantamweight champion to go along with what looks like a dominant women's bantamweight champion after Cody Garbrandt upset Dominick Cruz to take his belt and Amanda Nunes brutalized...Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey's Mom Comments on Star's Potential Retirement After UFC 207 Loss

Following Ronda Rousey's stunning 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes in Las Vegas at UFC 207 on Friday night, Rousey's mother, AnnMaria De Mars, expressed hope her daughter would consider retirement. As seen in this video courtesy of TMZ...Show More Summary

UFC 207 Nunes vs. Rousey Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

Amanda Nunes made a statement at UFC 207, and Ronda Rousey was the pulpit. Nunes ousted the former dominant figure in just 48 seconds. The victory leaves a giant question mark on Rousey's future as well as her legacy. In the co-mainShow More Summary

LeBron James Comments on Ronda Rousey After UFC 207 Loss vs. Amanda Nunes

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James had words of support for MMA fighter Ronda Rousey after she lost her second straight fight on Saturday night, this time a 48-second knockout against Amanda Nunes. James sympathized with Rousey,...Show More Summary

Can Judo Star Kayla Harrison Be the Next Ronda Rousey?

Kayla Harrison knows the questions are coming. She doesn't know when and doesn't know exactly what form they will take. But in any interview she does about her burgeoning mixed martial arts career, Ronda Rousey will make an unscripted...Show More Summary

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