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Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos: Mike Drahota: Henderson has looked like a man on a mission since losing his belt at UFC 164, and I think he’s fully deserving of his No. 1 ranking. He’ll always be criticized for his fighting style that many fans deem boring, but the bottom line is that he wins more often than not. Dos Anjos has been stellar as well, winning six out of his past seven with the only loss coming to No. 3-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov. Although dos Anjos is a longtime Brazilian...
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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre left his long-held title and status as greatest 170-pounder alive behind earlier this year. The move sent shockwaves through the sport of MMA, as did his reasoning behind the vacation of the strap. GSP has said multiple times that the lack of firm drug testing in combat sports was a big factor in his semi-retirement. Things have got better in the time since late 2013 when “Rush” beat Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision at UFC 167,...
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Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le: Mike Drahota: This is an interesting enough match-up for the UFC Macau main event. Bisping is coming off an ugly loss to Tim Kennedy in a fight he said he rushed back for. We’ll see if he’s back. I expect Bisping to push the pace with his kickboxing, while Le looks to use his flashy kicks and power to disrupt “The Count’s” flow. Having been out of the Octagon since the very first UFC Macau in 2012, Le is a huge question mark, but judging from his...
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Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been embroiled in a feud with Michael Bisping since joining the UFC back in 2013. Now with a 2-1 promotional record, “Rocky” is being linked to a burner with former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. All this, and it appears that Rockhold still has his mind on “The Count”. Bisping is set to face off against Cubg Le in the UFC Fight Night 48 main event tomorrow (Sat. Aug 23, 2014) and Rockhold...
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UFC middleweight Wanderlei Silva chose not to attend his scheduled hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) yesterday, choosing to go on a tour around Canada instead. "The Axe Murderer" was set to face the NAC to discuss his failure to submit a random drug test in May ahead of his planned bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. Sonnen submitted two random test which both came back positive for banned substances, he subsequently retired the following day. Silva decided not to attend the meeting but...
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With six straight wins in the talented UFC featherweight division, No. 3-ranked Cub Swanson is on the hunt for an elusive title shot. After defeating tough knockout striker Jeremy Stephens in the main event of June’s UFC Fight Night 44 from San Antonio, UFC president Dana White said that Swanson was “going to get what he wants.” But when featherweight champion Jose Aldo went down with a neck injury that forced him out of his UFC 177 main event rematch with No. 1 Chad Mendes, the fight was...
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Yesterday (August 20,2014), UFC president Dana White was in Hong Kong doing a Q & A session along side women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. White was answering many questions from many local fans and a question came up regarding one of the most talked about topic in MMA history. This topic was super fights. Super fights have been talked about for years. A super fight is almost like a fantasy fight so to say, putting the best fighter in one division up against the best fighter in another for...
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is one of a long list of absent talent from the promotion's roster, and has served the longest on the injury list with a near three-year sit. The news that 'The Dominator' would return at UFC 178 to face fellow WEC veteran Takeya Mizugaki was music to the ears of Cruz's fans. Then came the news that the former champion would be fighting on the FOX Sports prelims, which was met with a few raised eyebrows. For Cruz though, that cloud has a very silver lining. Check...
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Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will make his long-anticipated return from injury in 2015, as he faces off against fellow MMA absentee Nick Diaz at UFC 183. “The Spider” has been sat out after a pretty horrendous 2013, which saw him knocked out cold by Chris Weidman at UFC 162, and badly injured in his rematch at UFC 168. Silva lost his title and then broke his leg in December, but Diaz's reasons for not fighting were much different. Indeed, the Stockton bad boy has been sat due...
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Gray Maynard Plans On Fighting At Least One More Time

Posted on August 20, 2014, 09:06 PM by Mike Drahota
After controlling much of the early action in his co-main event bout against Ross Pearson at last Saturday’s (August 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 47 from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard suffered his third straight knockout loss when “The Real Deal” turned the tables with a thunderous flurry of punches. Many had called for Maynard to retire after his The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 Finale loss to Nate Diaz late last November, but...
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Heading into his UFC Fight Night 48 main event bout from the Cotai Arena in Macau this Saturday (August 23, 2014), middleweight veteran knows a thing or two about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). After all, he lost to Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, and Wanderlei Silva, three fighters who have all come under scrutiny for banned substances lately, and the losses were all at crucial points in his career. While Sonnen, Belfort, and Silva didn’t fail their drug tests when they fought Bisping (both Sonnen...
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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s (August 19, 2014) announcement that former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had signed with the UFC and would face Donald Cerrone in the co-main event of September 27’s UFC 178 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, another top-level match-up could be headed our way soon. Speaking on tonight’s UFC Tonight, No. 1-ranked light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier revealed that a bout between his teammate Luke Rockhold and former light...
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This Saturday (August 23, 2014) Michael “The Count” Bisping will face off against Cung Le in the main event of a UFC Fight Night Card in Macao, China, airing live on UFC Fight Pass. Bisping currently sits at No. 8 in the middleweight division, while Cung Le is currently unranked. The two men will cap off a four-fight main card with a five round battle. This fight is a very interesting one for both men. Cung Le has not fought since November of 2012 when he viciously knocked out former middleweight...
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Former UFC and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will make his long-awaited return to fighting, after a near three-year absence from the sport. 'The Dominator' last competed at UFC Live: Cruz vs Johnson, where he defeated the current flyweight champion 'Mighty Mouse' to make the second defense of his unified 135-pound title. Cruz was expected to return earlier this year against Renan Barao, but was forced to vacate the title due to yet another injury. Now scheduled to face Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178,...
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