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Nick Diaz gives no f*cks and we love him for it

Nick Diaz has absolutely zero ***** to give these days; the fans know it, the UFC knows it, his opponents know it. That is why Diaz has achieved an enviable level of respect, appreciation, and fanfare. In a sport that has quickly seen its participants adopt the bland, non-offensive drivel that leaves questions unanswered and conversations quick to cure your insomnia Diaz stands out...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Legacy 38 Marks Legacy FC Return to North Texas

Legacy Fighting Championship has been heralded as one of the premier organizations fostering the talent of Texas-based fighters.  Having grown from a local entity to a regional powerhouse promotion fans have become accustomed to Legacy FC putting on shows featuring some of the best talent in the Lone Star State and abroad. Though primarily a Houston institution, Legacy has branched...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumble Young Man Rumble

Before we revisit Saturday night’s upheaval of the light heavyweight pecking order I would like to take a moment to say…I told you so. Really looking forward to tonight’s main event. I think Rumble is going to pull off the win with a stoppage. Just my gut. #UFCStockholm — Cage Authority (@CageAuthority) January 24, 2015 Not that I relish in doing the Nelson, “Ha-ha,”...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbery in Boston; Sean Spencer drops decision to Cathal Pendred in worst UFC judging ever

Dallas’ Sean Spencer knew he would have an uphill battle heading into his Sunday bout against Cathal Pendred in Boston. Despite being the betting favorite and establishing himself as a viable prospect in the UFC welterweight division, Spencer was matched as the clear B-side to Pendred who not only was riding the Connor McGregor coattails behind the “Irish Invasion” of Boston...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

DALLAS’ RAY XIMENEZ, JR. DEFEATS JESSE HERNANDEZ IN BANTAMWEIGHT BATTLE AT CKO 5

The much anticipated main event on CKO5 in Fort Worth, Texas gave the crowd what they wanted and more in a battle of bantamweights from Dallas and Fort Worth. Going into this fight, both fighters were undefeated and city bragging rights were one of the topics on the line. But the main topic was which fighter would keep his undefeated record and which one would not. Ray Ximenez, Jr...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Boston: Exclusive Interview with UFC Welterweight Prospect Sean Spencer

North Texas Fisticuffs caught up with UFC welterweight prospect Sean Spencer to talk about his upcoming fight against Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night Boston this Saturday.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

XKO 24: The Return of Shporen

It has been nearly a year since the last time Little Elm’s Lior Shporen climbed the steps to enter the realm of combat that is an MMA cage. The birth of a child and the demands of running his own company leave precious little time to endure the rigors of training. Not that Shporen relished being away from the cage. After all, this is a man who devoted countless hours and miles...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

CKO 5 FINAL RESULTS FROM FORT WORTH TEXAS – DALLAS’ RAY XIMENEZ, JR. DEFEATS JESSE HERNANDEZ IN BANTAMWEIGHT BATTLE MAIN EVENT

Quick results from Saturday night’s CKO 5 card from Fort Worth: Dallas’Ray Ximenez Jr. (12-0, 3KO’s) gets unanimous decision against Fort Worth’s Jesse “The One” Angel Hernandez (4-1, 4KO’s). Bantamweights. Joey Dunmoodie (7-2) wins by unanimous decision against Jeremy Hall (2-4). 165 lbs Francisco Paco Cruz (3-0) defeats Ryan Mar (2-1) in close split decision. 135...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Exclusive interview with CKO 5 Headliner Ray Ximenez Jr.

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23 days ago  |  Discuss

RAY XIMENEZ, JR. HEADLINES CKO 5 IN FORT WORTH AGAINST JESSE HERNANDEZ THIS SATURDAY

Boxing is coming back to Fort Worth, Texas, and once again Jesse Rodriguez and Cavalry Knockout Promotions are bringing CKO5 to the metroplex and it is headlined by two undefeated boxers. The main event will be Fort Worth’s Jesse “The One” Angel Hernandez (4-0, 4KO’s) who will be taking on the undefeated lighting Ray Ximenez, Jr. (11-0, 3KO’s) from Pleasant Grove, a suburb...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Legacy Fighting Championship to launch professional kickboxing promotion Jan. 16 in Houston

Houston-based Legacy Fighting Championship has grown in leaps and bounds in just a few short years.  From being a local promotion to a regional powerhouse in the MMA world, Legacy has always found new and innovative ways to provide fight fans an experiance they will not forget. This is why it come as no suprise that Legacy’s braintrust would take their love of kickboxing and...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

XKO 24 – Meet and Greet/Media Day this Thursday at Sherlock’s Arlington

XKO 24 will take place on January 17 at the XKO Arena in Arlington, TX. The event holds a special level of recognition as it will mark the 5th year anniversary of the North Texas based MMA stalwart. As such the fin folks behind Xtreme Knockout are hosting their first ever promotional meet and greet/media day. Fight fans are encouraged to swing by the Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub in...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

All Hail the G.O.A.T.

Arms lifted in defiance, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones retained his title Saturday night in the most braggadocios manner possible, by belittling the patented grinding mindset of his opponent cum hated rival Daniel Cormier. Was the action perceived as gloating by Cormier and nearly every fan watching? You bet it was, but it was also a liberating moment for Jones...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Xtreme Knockout Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary; Announce Fight Card for XKO 24

North Texas’ Xtreme Knockout Promotions has long-held the title of most active fight promotion in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, but it still seems hard to believe that 2015 will mark the MMA promotion’s fifth year in existence. It is a testament to the promotions commitment to the local fight scene that despite the financial uncertainties professional fight promotion presents...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Johny Hendricks Lose Title to Weight Cut?

The prevailing image of UFC 181’s main event war between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler was that of Hendricks hugging for dear life the leg of Lawler in the fourth and fifth round of their title fight. After starting the fight strong it appeared that Hendricks simply stopped fighting. Gone was the fire and tenacity that we have grown to expect from Hendricks, in its place was...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MEDIA DAY FOR CKO 5 IN FORT WORTH TEXAS BY JESSE RODRIGUEZ AND CAVALRY KNOCKOUT PROMOTIONS

Jesse Rodriguez and Cavalry Knockout Promotions is bringing CKO 5 to Fort Worth, Texas after a successful boxing event at CKO 4. It is Media Day on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 and that is the place to be to meet and greet the fighters as the final lineup for CKO 5 will be announced. CKO 5 will be held on Saturday January 10, 2015 once again at the Guys and Dolls Ballroom in Fort Worth...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Crusade Combat’s Hal Brock discusses UFC/Reebok deal and its impact on MMA apparel companies

The dust has far from settled from the impact of this week’s announcement that the UFC would enter into an exclusive apparel/uniform deal with Reebok but there are already ripples being felt in the MMA world. Whether this deal is a boon or a bust for UFC fights remains to be seen. Additionally, it is not yet known how this agreement will impact the numerous apparel companies and...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Njokuani headlines Legacy 38 in Allen, Texas

Former WEC and UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani will make his Legacy Fighting Championship debut on the Legacy 38 card taking place February 13 at the Allen Events Center in Allen, TX. The main card will be broadcast live on AXS TV. Njokuani, fresh off of being released from the UFC, will return to his North Texas roots (Njokuani is from Garland, TX) when he takes on Thomas Gifford in...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the UFC’s deal with Reebok will force fighters to be more “fan-friendly?”

When the UFC announced yesterday that they had entered into a six year deal that effectively makes Reebok the official outfitter of the UFC and its fighters many were left to speculate how this would impact the finances of the fighters. Would these new found uniforms and agreement benefit the roughly 500 fighters currently on the UFC roster? Or, as some have suggested, is this a...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 181 ticket averaging nearly $500 for Hendricks vs Lawler

This Saturday, the UFC returns with an intriguing card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  UFC 181 will be the organization’s 300th event and will feature a five fight card with two world titles on the line.  In the co-feature, reigning World Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2, 9 KOs) will be making the first defense of his title against...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MAURICE “MIGHTY MO” HOOKER STOPS BERGERON BY TKO TO GET TO 16-0 IN DALLAS, TEXAS

It has been o­­ver a year since undefeated Light Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (16-0-2, 12 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas has stepped into the ring in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He came back to the circled square after stopping his last two opponents in the first round to continue his climb in the ranks of the welterweight division. Fighting out of the Maple Avenue...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Weights for Saturday Night’s “Undercard” at the Dallas Convention Center

Official weights for the Undercard boxing promotion at the Dallas Convention Center: Maurice Hooker 144.5 vs Gary Bergeron 147 Tony Mack 164.5 vs Codale Ford 164.75 Enver Halili 146 vs Adam Ealoms 146 Frankie Agnew 126 vs Marco Alcarez 126 Fernando Garcia 129 vs Heath Cline 132 Thomas Smith 127.25 vs Carlos Adame 127.5
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MAURICE “MIGHTY MO” HOOKER RETURNS TO THE RING IN DALLAS, TEXAS FOR “FIGHT NIGHT LIVE”

It has been over a year since undefeated Light Welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (15-0-2, 11 KO’s) from Dallas, Texas has stepped into the ring in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He comes back to the circled square after stopping his last two opponents in the first round to continue his climb in the ranks of the welterweight division. Fighting out of the Maple Avenue Boxing...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Garcia Promotions brings Cage Combat 17 to Dallas on November 15

Houston-based MMA promotion, Garcia Promotions, is bringing their brand of MMA fights to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for the first time in the company’s existence. On November 15, Cage Combat 17 will take place at the Fair Park Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds in Dallas. Bolstered by literally a who’s who of local ammy fighters, Cage Combat 17 looks to be one of the most...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 128 Weigh-In Results From WinStar World Casino & Resort

Thackerville, Okla. (October 9, 2014) – The Bellator weigh-ins have been completed from MIST Nightclub at the WinStar World Casino & Resort (777 Casino Ave, Thackerville, OK 73459) in preparation for Bellator MMA’s October 10th event. Bellator MMA will take place from the WinStar World Casino & Resort on Friday, October 10th with the first fight taking place at 6 p.m...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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