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Nick Diaz Gears Up to Fight Results of UFC 183 Drug Test

Nick Diaz has hired a law firm to investigate his recent failed drug test, with the apparent goal of minimizing (or staving off entirely) a lengthy suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The popular Diaz lost by decision...Show More Summary

Al Iaquinta Plans to Continue Push Up Lightweight Ladder at Fight Night 63

"Raging" has never been a more appropriate nickname for Al Iaquinta than it is right now. The Long Island-based powerhouse is currently in the midst of an impressive run up the stacked ranks of the UFC's lightweight fold and has made...Show More Summary

B/R MMA Retrospective: Examining the Career of 'GSP,' Georges St-Pierre

With so much talk of which fighter will be the next pay-per-view superstar of MMA and who is really the greatest of all time, people can forget even great fighters of the recent past—unless their name is Georges St-Pierre. It’s beenShow More Summary

After Younger Brother's Abduction and Murder, L.C. Davis Keeps Grinding

On October 24, 2013, Ryan Cobbins left his home and headed toward the barbershop he'd been going to for well over two years, on 39th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City. He had an 11 a.m. appointment scheduled at the shop. It was...Show More Summary

Brock Lesnar Signs New WWE Contract, Dana White Reacts to Star's UFC Retirement

Brock Lesnar announced Tuesday on ESPN that he would be re-signing with the WWE after rumors of contract talks with the UFC had been circling for months. UFC president Dana White weighed in on the signing in an interview with Fox Sports' At the Buzzer: “I’m happy for him,” White said Wednesday, as transcribed by MMA Junkie. Show More Summary

UFC Rankings: Demian Maia Moves Up at Welterweight with UFC Fight Night 62 Win

Now 37 years old, Demian Maia is looking to make one more run at a second UFC title shot. At UFC Fight Night 62, the Brazilian took a step in the right direction. His conditioning left something to be desired, but Maia controlled Ryan...Show More Summary

Is Roy Nelson Even Trying Anymore?

Roy Nelson is a fan favorite. He is articulate, funny and has a crowd-pleasing fighting style. However, he only has one win in his last five bouts. Has Nelson thrown in the towel on being a top-tier heavyweight? Nelson was a noted grappler before he became known for his knockout power. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor Talks Lightweight Move, Says He'll Go 'Right Up to Welterweight'

Conor McGregor is booked to fight one of the most fearsome fighters on the UFC roster on July 11 at UFC 189. He will face 25-1 featherweight champion Jose Aldo. But he's already planning future moves. Speaking with the press during the...Show More Summary

The Fighting Life: The Perpetual Motion of Howard Davis Jr.

Time is a concept of both simplicity and complexity. While the basic structure is of a concrete nature and its passage is measured without flexibility, singular experiences or moments seem to operate free of confinement. Linear timeShow More Summary

Brock Lesnar's Final Exit Leaves UFC Fans with Unanswerable Questions

It’s a testament to Brock Lesnar ’s greatness that anybody even still wanted the guy. That’s not an insult; it’s a compliment. At 37 years old and on the heels of two bouts with a life-threatening disease, most professional athletes would be considered lost property. Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey Demonstrates Her Arm-Destroying Technique on Jimmy Fallon

You may remember a video surfacing earlier this month of Ronda Rousey compacting a web show host’s ribs with a judo throw. It is not a new video—at all—but it made the blog rounds and served as a poignant reminder that Rousey is always one twist of the hips away from pulping your ribs and groin into pink gazpacho. Show More Summary

Report: UFC Doubled Contract Offer in Last Hour, Brock Lesnar Still Declined

Brock Lesnar has made enough money to live several lifetimes. So it only made sense for him to go with his heart when deciding to forgo a second run in the UFC and sign a new contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. In many ways,...Show More Summary

UFC 186: It Would Be a Total Buzzkill If Rampage Jackson Can't Fight on the Card

With T.J. Dillashaw dropping out of the main event, it is now even more important to have Quinton "Rampage" Jackson fighting at UFC 186. The card lacks star power with Rampage off the card. If politics and legalities go through, MMAShow More Summary

UFC 189: The Aldo/McGregor World Tour Parades Through Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Out near the edges of Las Vegas sits Red Rock Resort and Casino, the sprawling, gleaming centerpiece of the Fertitta family's locals-centric casino empire. It is all glass and stucco, rising against the backdrop of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Show More Summary

Jose Aldo Accuses Conor McGregor of Taking PEDs Ahead of UFC 189

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has accused Conor McGregor, his outspoken opponent at UFC 189, of taking performance-enhancing drugs. The usually reserved Brazilian's comments come as a retaliation to McGregor 's usual pre -fight...Show More Summary

Bellator 135: Main Card Preview and Predictions

The UFC is off this weekend, which means the rest of the MMA world will be fighting for viewers and ratings. This includes Bellator, which airs a title fight in the main event of its Bellator 135 card this weekend. Joe Warren will look to defend his title when he rematches Marcos Galvao in the featured bout. Show More Summary

5 Vanquished Contenders Who Could Be Ready for Another UFC Title Shot

UFC title shots don't come around all too often. They are rarely earned without sacrifice and can serve as a fighter's career-defining accomplishment. But as difficult as it is to cement a shot at promotional gold, it's even tougherShow More Summary

The Question: How Will MMA Remember WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar?

After years of speculation, Brock Lesnar finally put MMA fans hoping for his return out of their misery. There will be no second act for Lesnar, at least not in the cage. Instead, the WWE champion told ESPN's Jonathan Coachman he was pulling the plug on his MMA career. "It was a very hard decision at this stage of my career," Lesnar said. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 63's Jorge Masvidal: I Just Hope Al Iaquinta Fights Like a Man

Jorge Masvidal wants a fight, and he doesn't mean a mixed martial arts bout in its strictest sense. He already knows he's getting that. He and opponent "Raging" Al Iaquinta signed on to fight in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 63...Show More Summary

Brock Lesnar Makes Correct Choice in Closing Door on UFC Career

He's been out of action since 2011, but Brock Lesnar has consistently remained one of MMA's big stories. But after his Tuesday appearance on SportsCenter, that will no longer be the case. Lesnar, 37, appeared with Michelle Beadle onShow More Summary

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