Shane Burgos' matchmaking philosophy: 'If they're ranked, cool. If not, I don't give a (expletive)'

BOSTON – Ranked opponents? Sure, that sounds nice. But Shane Burgos isn’t too hung up on the idea. If he beats Calvin Kattar (17-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on Saturday, Burgos (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will have added a fourth straight win to his unbeaten UFC run. The number might not say that much – but it’s how Burgos has put his streak together that’s impressive. Burgos had only a week’s notice...
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January 19, 2018

Charles Rosa wants to fight BJ Penn: 'It isn't going to work out well for him'

UFC featherweight prospect Charles Rosa wants to be the man to fight returning former two-division world champion BJ Penn next month at UFC 199. Penn is one of the sport's all-time greats but hasn't fought since coming back from his first retirement in 2014 and getting dominated by Frankie Edgar."The Prodigy" has not won a fight since 2010, and is winless in his past four bouts....
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May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Despite turbulent fight week, Charles Rosa insists he is dialed-in

Timing has a lot to do with how well an opportunity can be appreciated. Take, for example, the afternoon UFC featherweight star had the other day.The UFC's PR team took Rosa to the well known Filippo Italian restaurant on Boston's North End. In many ways, it was phenomenal and fitting.After all, Rosa is a Bostonian who is thrilled to be back home to fight this Sunday. He's also a...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles Rosa vs. Jim Hettes set for Jan. 17 in Boston

As a young Boston area hockey player, Charles Rosa (10-2) dreamed of growing up and winning in the Boston Garden as a Bruin. Though he ended up becoming a top MMA fighter in the UFC instead of a Bruin in the NHL, Rosa got to make his Boston Garden dream come true last Jan. when he notched his first big league win in front of his hometown fans in the Garden.Now, Rosa says he's returning...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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