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Opinion: Five Years on a Heavyweight Road to Nowhere Really

On the five-year anniversary of the Strikeforce grand prix, it is stunning to see how short a distance the heavyweight division has covered since.

Video: Watch King Mo knockout Brett McDermott, advance to Rizin semis with violent right hand of doom

This was the mixed martial arts (MMA) equivalent of tee ball. Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal advanced to the semifinals of the Rizin Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament with a violent, first-round knockout over Brett McDermott on Tuesday (Dec. Show More Summary

Rizin weigh in results video: King Mo stares down sleepy beard man

RIZIN Fighting Federation (Rizin FF), the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion headed by former PRIDE boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara, recently held its weigh in event for day one of its upcoming eight-man heavyweight grand prix tournament. Stateside...Show More Summary

Rizin fight card, full line up for heavyweight grand prix, return of Fedor Emelianenko in Japan

RIZIN Fighting Federation, the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion headed by former PRIDE boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara, will make its combat sports debut next week with its eight-man heavyweight tournament, as well as the return of...Show More Summary

Video: Mark Coleman has a special message for UFC fans who donated to his medical expenses

Former (and first-ever) UFC heavyweight champion Mark Coleman, who also captured the PRIDE Open Weight Grand Prix Championship in 2000, was forced to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) following hip replacement surgery. "The Godfather...Show More Summary

Daniel Cormier Pleads for Title Shot, Jon Jones Says He's Not Interested

It’s going to take a lot more than knocking out Patrick Cummins for Daniel Cormier to convince Jon Jones that he’s ready for a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion has sacrificed everything, including Popeyes chicken, to drop down to 205 pounds. Show More Summary

Side-by-side pic: UFC 170's Daniel Cormier 'before' and 'after' drop to light heavyweight

For the first time in his career, Strikeforce import and heavyweight grand prix champion Daniel Cormier will try his luck at light heavyweight. Here's what the difference looks like. Daniel Cormier will be making his 205-pound debut in the co-headliner of tomorrow night's (Feb. Show More Summary

Pat Barry Returns to Kickboxing, Slated to Make GLORY Debut in May

(Pat Barry vs. Gary Goodridge at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Quarterfinals in Hawaii, just because.) Less than a week after announcing his indefinite hiatus from MMA, former UFC heavyweight Pat Barry has revealed his next move — he'll be competing as a kickboxer again, beginning next month. Show More Summary

Copa Podio: Alan Belcher draws Faisal Alkitbe in opening round of jiu-jitsu grand prix on Feb. 1 in Brazil

Top UFC middleweight Alan Belcher will put his grappling chops to the test in a grand prix tournament next month in Rio. Here we go... The brackets have been revealed for the upcoming Copa Podio heavyweight (98kg/189.6 lbs.) jiu-jitsu tournament, scheduled for Feb. Show More Summary

UFC 170 odds: Daniel Cormier calls betting line against Rashad Evans 'ridiculous'

Daniel Cormier is a big favorite for his UFC 170 fight against Rashad Evans... perhaps too big. Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier will be making his 205-pound debut in the co-main event of the upcoming UFC 170 pay-per-view (PPV), which is booked for the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. Show More Summary

Rashad Evans Vs. Daniel Cormier To Headline UFC 170

Daniel Cormier will make his light heavyweight debut against Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 170. Cormier, a former Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion, confirmed in early October that he planned to drop to 205 pounds after his bout with Roy Nelson in the co-main event of UFC 166, which he won by... Show More Summary

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Wants UFC To Adopt Pride Rules

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua believes the promotion should adopt the rules from the defunct Pride FC. Rua won the 2005 Pride middleweight Grand Prix championship, defeating Ricardo Arona by first-round KO at Pride Final Conflict on August 28, 2005. Show More Summary

UFC 166 results: Daniel Cormier gameplans his way past Roy Nelson, but generates little buzz for impending drop to 205

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Daniel Cormier just fought his last fight at 265 pounds. The former Strikeforce Grand Prix Champion is headed down to light heavyweight for his next fight, though a potential title shot, by his own admission, will not be waiting. Show More Summary

History in the making: Roy Nelson wins IFL Heavyweight Grand Prix by smashing Antoine Jaoude

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing an unusual heavyweight showdown to its upcoming UFC 166: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (Oct. 19, 2013) from the Toyota Center...Show More Summary

'Sad' Jon Jones can't find African-American bond with a 'hater' like Daniel Cormier

Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier, who made his Octagon debut at UFC on FOX 7 earlier this year in San Jose, California, holds wins over three of the world's 10-best heavyweights, and could add a fourth...Show More Summary

Shogun Rua releases statement after UFC Fight Night 26 loss: 'I still want to be world champion again'

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion and 2005 Pride FC Middleweight Grand Prix winner, Mauricio Rua, still wants more hardware for his mixed martial arts (MMA) trophy case. Even if the 31-year-old legendary...Show More Summary

Daniel Cormier moving to 205 pounds regardless of whether Cain Velasquez defends belt at UFC 166

Former Olympic wrestler and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier has routinely used his friendship with teammate and current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez as a prime reason why he isn't sticking around in...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 26 headliner Shogun Rua not a fan of Chael Sonnen's treatment of fellow Brazilian fighters

In most cases, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion and Pride 2005 Grand Prix champion Mauricio Rua would rather let his fists do the talking than have anything negative to say about an upcoming opponent. But Chael Sonnen isn't just...Show More Summary

Shock the world: WSOF 4 headliner Angel DeAnda interview exclusive with

Tyrone Spong is perhaps one of the most intimidating fighters on the planet right now. Look not further than his recent performance, dropping down a weight class to win the Glory Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, finishing two of his opponents...Show More Summary

Jon Jones on Daniel Cormier: "Short Reach, Bad Cardio" and "Not Relevant to Me"

It looks like UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn't even a little intrigued about a possible showdown with Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier. When MMA Junkie asked the champ what he thought about "DC's"...Show More Summary

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