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Hendricks-Lawler Trilogy? Rory MacDonald Won't Get Next Welterweight Title Shot

In an announcement that may pave the way for a blockbusting rubber match next year, UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald confirmed Wednesday that he is not the next challenger for new champion Robbie Lawler. The news came via broadcaster...Show More Summary

Renan Barao Believes There Is "Nothing to Prove" Heading into UFC Fight Night 58

There was a lot of hype and expectation the last time Renan Barao's name was on a fight card. After the Brazilian striking phenom had been shockingly dethroned by surging upstart T.J. Dillashaw in their first meeting at UFC 173 backShow More Summary

Winner's Circle! UFC Fight Night 58 preview for 'Machida vs Dollaway' in Brazil

What could victory mean for Lyoto Machida, CB Dollaway, Renan Barao, and Mitch Gagnon ahead of their respective headlining bouts this weekend (Sat., Dec. 20, 2014) at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil? MMAmania.com ponders the...Show More Summary

Video: CM Punk reveals target date for UFC debut, compares himself to Brock Lesnar on ESPN MMA Live

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar doesn't care what you think about him. And for that matter, neither does fellow WWE import CM Punk, who expects to make his Octagon debut in late 2015 after signing a multi-fight contract just last month (more on that here). Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 58 fight card: Antonio Carlos Junior vs Patrick Cummins fight preview

Antonio Carlos Junior and Patrick Cummins look to build win streaks inside the Octagon this Saturday (Dec. 20, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 58 inside the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil. In a match up of jiu-jitsu vs. wrestling, what...Show More Summary

Cody Mckenzie Claims He Fought for Free, Hopes UFC Gets Sued for Millions

The UFC, which is currently in the middle of a class-action lawsuit, won’t get any sympathy from former UFC fighter Cody McKenzie, who claims he was ripped off and taken advantage of during his three-year tenure with the ZUFFA LLC- owned...Show More Summary

Nate Diaz: UFC made me look like an 'a--hole' because I refused to 'talk sh-t'

Nate Diaz isn't one to bite his tongue when it comes to promoting a fight or giving his opinion on topics that affect his livelihood. Just look at his reaction to the recent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) deal with Reebok, as well...Show More Summary

UFC Heavyweights in 2015: Making Sense of the 265-Pound Logjam

The UFC’s heavyweights have never really found their stride. For a brief time during the Brock Lesnar Administration, the 265-pound division felt fresh and vital. It felt—for lack of a better word—big. But first diverticulitis and then...Show More Summary

Today in Head Trauma: Gray Maynard Signs 8-Fight Extension, Jens Pulver Unretires AGAIN + More

(Woah, hold on a second, Nate. We both see those tiny Christina Aguilera monsters scurrying around on the canvas, right? Photo via Getty.)  Thanks in part to Joe Rogan's heartfelt and brutally honest call for UFC heavyweight and close...Show More Summary

ONE FC: 'Dynasty of Champions' preview

ONE FC: "Dynasty of Champions" represents the promotion's first foray into mainland China and the card consists mainly of local fighters which, with another show already booked in the country for February 6th, is probably a sign of things...Show More Summary

Lyoto Machida and the 5 Most Awkward Styles in the UFC Right Now

If variety is the spice of life, then these fighters are very, very spicy. And we should be thankful for these guys (spoiler: and gal). If we just had a bunch of wrestle-boxers and jiu-jitsu and muay thai, then, well, things would become a little blander. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 58: CB Dollaway says win over Lyoto Machida warrants shot at middleweight title

Because a win over "The Dragon" more than proves he's ready to vie for a championship. It's been a pretty successful year for C.B. Dollaway, reeling off two straight victories over Cezar Ferreira and top contender Francis Carmont. Those...Show More Summary

SadGIF of the Day: Cody McKenzie Gets Knee-KO’d at M-1 Challenge 54

(Homeless man takes dive at Russian MMA ev--oh wait no, that's just Cody McKenzie. GIF via caposa) After a promising start, Cody McKenzie's MMA career has turned into one extended shrug emoticon. In just 12 months, the former UFC lightweight/featherweight...Show More Summary

Martial Arts Terminology

Caveat: this post is my interpretation of readings and studies therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. It is highly recommended one fact check the data for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. Show More Summary

Hot Potato: 17 Photos of Smokin’ Cage Wars Ring Girl Chelsie Aryn

Just in time for the holidays, Babes of MMA has once again come through with the gift that keeps on giving, that of T-n'-A. Chelsie Aryn is a 22-year-old model and ring girl for Cage Wars, an amatuer MMA promotion out of...Albany, NY?! By gawd, that's less than an hour's drive from my hometown! Check out 17 of our favorite photos of Ms. Show More Summary

Video: CM Punk responds to Matt Brown, talks UFC debut on ESPN SportsCenter

We didn't get any new information pertaining to the UFC debut of CM Punk, but we did find out the WWE import was not offended when Matt Brown referred to him as a "dumb athlete" (see those comments here) and hopes to prove "The Immortal" wrong when he makes his Octagon debut in 2015. Show More Summary

UFC on FOX 13 'Fight Motion' video: Watch 'Dos Santos vs. Miocic' highlights in super slow motion

BOOM! Watch every powerful punch -- or kick, in the case of Rafael dos Anjos -- from last weekend's UFC on FOX 13: "Dos Santos vs. Miocic" mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Phoenix, Arizona (results here). While the final two fights did not produce finishes like the first two, there was certainly no shortage of carnage (proof). Show More Summary

UFC Releases Statement in Response to Class-Action Lawsuit

Past and current UFC fighters came together on Tuesday afternoon to file a class-action lawsuit against Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the UFC. Cung Le, a current UFC fighter, joined former UFC veterans Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry at...Show More Summary

Knife Defense Rules

Caveat: this post is my interpretation of readings and studies therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. It is highly recommended one fact check the data for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. Show More Summary

Following 'huge letdown,' Holly Holm targets return to UFC -- and Ronda Rousey fight -- in 2015

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut of undefeated bantamweight Holly Holm was put on hold earlier this month, after "The Preacher's Daughter" suffered a neck injury and was forced to withdraw from her Raquel Pennington fight...Show More Summary

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