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Cutting Through The Bullshit: UFC 178 Edition

Low and behold, the answer to all of our political problems. (Photo by Esther Lin of MMA Fighting) UFC 178 is in the books, and it was arguably the best UFC event of the year. Leading up to the extravaganza at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the fight card looked promising, even though the cancellation of Jon Jones vs. Show More Summary

Next matches to make for UFC 178 main card winners in Las Vegas

After an exhilarating UFC 178: "Johnson vs. Cariaso" event, MMAmania.com ponders what is next for the main card winners who picked up victories Saturday (Sat., Sept. 27, 2014) on pay-per-view (PPV) inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in...Show More Summary

Dominick Cruz: Fights for Him to Take Next? Only One Fight Makes Sense

For Dominick Cruz, it would appear the hard part is over. Just making it into the cage at UFC 178 was a victory for the former bantamweight king. After then going on to steamroll Takeya Mizukagi within a matter of seconds, it almostShow More Summary

Conor McGregor: Ricky Hatton or Naseem Hamed, Babyface or Heel?

After dispatching Dustin Poirier inside of two minutes at UFC 178, even Conor McGregor ’s most cynical critics would have to concede that he has something a little bit special. The Irishman isn ’t all talk. The hype would appear to be...Show More Summary

UFC 178 results: Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw next fight for 'Dominator' according to Dana White

Three years, 61 seconds, and now it's time to get the belt back. Because of how long he was out of action -- he missed almost three full years due to various injuries and setbacks while attempting to recover from those injuries -- it's easy to forget that Dominick Cruz was once one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Show More Summary

Tim Kennedy Confronts Yoel Romero in Locker Room Following "StoolGate"

While Tim Kennedy may have suffered a scary knockout loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178, he found more than enough energy to rip the Cuban wrestler for what he viewed as gamesmanship backstage following the fight. You can check out someShow More Summary

Dominick Cruz, Cat Zingano Earn Title Shots with UFC 178 Knockouts

UFC 178 wasn't just a great card tonight. It left us with a lot to look forward to. Speaking at the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White minced no words in declaring that Dominick Cruz and Cat Zingano are the two top contenders in the men's and women's bantamweight divisions. Show More Summary

McGregor vs. Poirier: Bluster Notwithstanding, UFC 178 Is Conor's Biggest Test

"He's a journeyman fighter, and that's what I see." And with that nugget on opponent Dustin Poirier to MMAjunkie's Mike Bohn, The Conor McGregor Show was officially in full swing. The lead-up to UFC 178 has been one of typical bombast...Show More Summary

What Your Favorite Fighter Says About You: 2014 Edition

It’s been quite a while since we first penned our “What Your Favorite Fighter Says About You" lists and a lot has changed in the time since. While some of our choices are even more relevant now than they were when the list was originally published, most of them seem either inaccurate or simply out of date in light of current circumstances. Show More Summary

Friday Links: The Dana White/Gina Carano Romance Goes Sour, Chael Sonnen Gets His Own Podcast, Girls With Dimples + More

(UFC 178 media day highlights, via YouTube/UFC. Sadly, Paulie G is nowhere to be found.) Cat Zingano to Receive Ronda Rousey Title Fight With UFC 178 Victory (MMAJunkie) Tim Kennedy: ‘Smaller and Fatter’ Vitor Belfort Has 'No ChanceShow More Summary

Dana White Says Wanderlei Silva Has Been 'Pete Rose'd,' No Hall of Fame Offers

Following his dramatic exit from the UFC, Wanderlei Silva has officially been blackballed from the Hall of Fame, according to UFC President Dana White. The legendary MMA fighter took aim at the UFC a week ago in a YouTube video, butShow More Summary

Carano's Plan to Co-Star with De Niro and 'Batista' Likely Ends Rousey Talks

At least for the moment, widespread rumors that Gina Carano plans to return to MMA and challenge UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey have subsided. That's because the former Strikeforce women's featherweight title challengerShow More Summary

UFC's Joe Rogan on 'ridiculous' NSAC ban: Wanderlei Silva not beating kids with sticks or punching women in elevators

Why is Wanderlei Silva being treated like Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson? That's what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan wanted to know on his official podcast, slamming Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC)...Show More Summary

Renzo Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (!!!!) to Headline Metamoris 5, Rory MacDonald Also Scheduled

You gotta hand it to the folks over at Metamoris; in two short years, Ralek Gracie & Co. have managed to book some of the most intriguing Jiu-Jitsu matches outside of an ADCC tournament. Bringing guys like Chael Sonnen, Josh Barnett,...Show More Summary

Felice Herrig: Is Her Sexed-Up Image Good or Bad for Women's MMA?

The Ultimate Fighter 20 is now entering its third week and appears to be picking up some momentum in the ratings. One of the more polarizing figures in the TUF house is Felice Herrig. Herrig has made a name for herself by putting together...Show More Summary

WSOF Announces PPV Plans, 50 Percent of All Net Revenue to Go to Fighters

The World Series of Fighting is entering the pay-per-view business in 2015 with a plan that could, according to officials, “forever change the earning potential” for MMA fighters, per MMAJunkie.com. WSOF officials announced on Tuesday...Show More Summary

Tomiki's murky past

I posed the question the other day, just because I was curious... When Tomiki went to study with Ueshiba (in 1926), did he take some ukes with him to practice with, or did Ueshiba already have a bunch of other students for Tomiki toShow More Summary

Even with Win over Eddie Alvarez, 'Cowboy' Cerrone Won't Wait for Title Shot

(Warning: Video above contains NSFW language.) Former WEC title challenger and perennial UFC contender Donald Cerrone could probably get a title shot if he defeats Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 on Saturday. However, if that means waitingShow More Summary

Freak Show Fight of the Day: James Thompson vs. Houston Alexander Added to Bellator 129

As the hilariously self-aware promotion of James Thompson vs. Eric Prindle (see above) already showed us, Bellator has shifted gears from the "toughest tournament in sports" to a more freakshow-centric form of MMA under The Coker Era, one which fans both casual and hardcore can enjoy. Show More Summary

Eddie Alvarez Faces Instant Must-Win in UFC 178 Debut Against Donald Cerrone

UFC 178 was a long time coming for Eddie Alvarez. It took nearly two years of legal wrangling, followed by wholesale regime change to disentangle the Bellator lightweight champion from his previous place of work. When Alvarez entersShow More Summary

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