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Jose Aldo Doesn't Care What Dana White Thinks

Posted on September 1, 2014, 07:00 PM by Mike Drahota
Longtime UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has won all six of his fights in the Octagon dating back to his debut win over Mar Hominick at UFC 129 in April 2011. He’s looked largely unstoppable in the process; never really being in any serious trouble in any of his title fights. But he hasn’t exactly harnessed the thunderous all-out knockout...
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POLL: Who Will Win The UFC Fight Night 50 Main Event?

Posted on September 1, 2014, 05:30 PM by Mike Drahota
This coming Friday night (September 5, 2014) the UFC will roll into the East Coast for UFC Fight Night 50 from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. Stacked up with a long list of potentially entertaining bouts, the event features a pivotal middleweight main event between No. 4-ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and No. 7-ranked Gegard...
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UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone came under some pretty heavy fire from his new found rival Bobby Green this week; “King” claimed that “Cowboy” had groped female fans in front of their significant others, and also made racist wisecracks while in Green's presence. The two were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 178, but the fight fell apart when Eddie Alvarez bumped “King” from the card. With Cerrone welcoming the former Bellator champion to the UFC, and Green still keeping...
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UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem has been under the spotlight in the past few weeks, as reported injuries inflicted on Andrei Arlovski and Jon Jones have hit the headlines. All three men train over at Jackson's MMA together, and the famed coach Greg Jackson recently disclosed that Overeem was sparring with Jones when the champion was injured and subsequently scratched from UFC 178. UFC president Dana White was not pleased with the fact that Overeem was even sparring with Jones, see here, and it seems that...
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Thales Leites Looking For A Bout With Michael Bisping Next

Posted on September 1, 2014, 12:31 PM by Buster Evans
Thales Leites picked up arguably the biggest win of his career last month at UFC Fight Night 49 when he handed top middleweight contender Francis Carmont his first knockout loss in the UFC. The former middleweight title contender is now on one of the best runs of his career with a seven-fight win streak; which includes four-straight wins inside the Octagon. Speaking to MMAFighting.com, Leites told how his bout against Carmont went just as his camp had planned and said he feels like his evolution as a fighter...
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UFC 177 got turned upside down this weekend when Renan Barao was forced to drop out of the main event against T.J. Dillashaw. A lot of blame has been put on the former champion and he has been criticized for not making weight. UFC president Dana White revealed yesterday that Barao would not be making any money for pulling out this weekend and advised the former champion to consider moving up a weight class. According to Barao’s coach Andre Pederneiras; that’s not actually necessary. Barao was...
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UFC light-heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson was being called out on a regular basis by Anthony Johnson recently. After absolutely obliterating Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC on FOX 12, “Rumble” called out “The Mauler” at every opportunity. Gustafsson had recently been dropped from his title shot at UFC 178 due to a torn meniscus. Many fans of Alexander Gustafsson still felt he deserved the next title shot, and were deiappointed when Daniel Cormier still got the shot at UFC 182, after...
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It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White and ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren don’t really like each other. Bellator’s undefeated 170-champion when the promotion released him, White shunned the idea of signing the smothering wrestler Askren, who won two consecutive national championships at the University of Missouri. Askren countered with some outspoken trash talk of his own, making it seem the possibility of him signing with the UFC was slim to none. But after Askren recently picked...
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Last night’s (Sat., August 30, 2014) UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California, elicited a colorful spectrum of emotions from hardcore MMA fans everywhere (not many casual ones were supposed to have tuned in). After all, the card, which once featured two title fights until Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso was moved to September 27’s UFC 178, was on life support after former bantamweight champion Renan Barao was forced out of his main event rematch with...
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UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw defended his title for the first time against at UFC 177 last night (August 30, 2014), defeating very late replacement Joe Soto with a fifth round head kick (watch highlights here). The champ was prepared for a rematch against former bantamweight king Renan Barao, but when Barao became ill cutting weight Soto stepped in on just 24 hours notice. This put a lot more pressure on Dillashaw as he had to prepare very quickly for a new opponent. However, he got the job done...
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao cost his employers dearly this weekend when he was forced to pull out of his rematch with T.J. Dillashaw and it looks like it's going to cost him more than just a chance to reclaim his belt. Barao dropped out of UFC 177's main event against Dillashaw less than 24-hours before the fight was set to go down after he blacked out due to dehydration just prior to the weigh-ins. Luckily, the card was saved when Octagon newcomer Joe Soto stepped up from his preliminary...
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Renan Barao's fall from grace in 2014 has been sudden and rather surprising. Against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173, Barao lost his title in the biggest upset of 2014 so far. He was dominated throughout the fight, and finally finished in round five. This was just the start of the now former bantamweight champion woes. After such an impressive streak, having been unbeaten in 33 fights, the Brazilian Nova Uniao fighter was offered an instant rematch. UFC 177 was the date, and “Baron” would get his chance...
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UFC 177 went down in Sacramento, California last night (Sat. August 30, 2014) in what turned out to be a surprisingly decent event. It turned out that former bantamweight champion Renan Barao's withdrawal from the event wasn't as impactive as first thought. Challenger Joe Soto put in a game effort for his part, especially seeing as it was his promotional debut. Elsewhere on the card, the women's bantamweight story continued to evolve, as Bethe Correia took on Rond Rousey's team mate Shayna Baszler on the...
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UFC 177 Aftermath: Don't Judge An Event By Its Poster

Posted on August 31, 2014, 11:04 AM by Rory Kernaghan
Devoid of the original championship rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao, UFC 177 transpired in front the champion's home crowd in Sacramento, California. The event looked to limp in to action with the withdrawal of the Brazilian ex-champ, and Olympic wrestler Henry Cejudo but, as we saw, it isn't always about the names. With such a 'weak' card on paper, the show was fairly solid throughout and had some thoroughly impressive finishes. So what points are there to mull after last night's (Sat. August...
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