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Nick Diaz, Henry Cejudo, Demetrious Johnson & happy endings

Things don't usually go this well. On Saturday, it was announced that Henry Cejudo would challenge Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight UFC title in Las Vegas.That's good news for the sport, as Cejudo is a compelling challenger for the dominant champion. It's good for Cejudo, and he does deserve the shot.And, though the fight could be a tough one for him, it's a good thing for Johnson...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Georges St-Pierre explains in detail why he left the UFC

When Georges St-Pierre first started competing in mixed martial arts, he did it for the love the competition and the thrill of the fight.But by the end of his run in the UFC as welterweight champion and arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, St-Pierre was no longer fighting for enjoyment and he wasn't competing because he loved it.He was there because it was required...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 1 on 1: Welterweight contender Tyron Woodley

Exclusive content from Woodley's appearance on UFC 1 on 1. 
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Favored Over Rafael Dos Anjos At UFC 196

As Conor McGregor (pictured) says, “Gods recognize Gods,” and the Gambling Gods are recognizing Mcgregor as the UFC’s impending lightweight champion. Despite what Dos Anjos has done to Anthony Pettis to capture the crown and to Donald Cerrone to retain his title, the powers that be believe McGregor will make a successful lightweight debut to become the UFC’s first two-way...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos excited to shut Conor McGregor’s mouth at UFC 196

If we have learned anything about UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor since he burst onto the scene in mixed martial arts, it is that he likes to make predictions and to make them come true. When the tickets went on sale for UFC 196 — where McGregor will move up a weight class to challenge for the lightweight title — the Irishman was back to his trash-talking ways and was...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 196: Dos Anjos vs. McGregor’ Official Trailer (Video)

It’s no secret UFC 196 is centered, and outtered (I’m perfectly aware that’s not a word), around Conor McGregor despite the fact his featherweight title will merely be a footnote in the March 5 event. Just take a look at the first UFC 196 promotional video, it starts and ends with McGregor. It has his quotes echoing throughout the ad. However, let’s not forget lightweight...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn is still planning on coming out of retirement, however, it just won’t be at UFC 196 as originally planned. Instead, Penn announced on his website that there has been a slight change of plans and he will now square off against an unnamed opponent at UFC 197 on April 23. Penn said that he was certain that he would return at UFC 196, but that the UFC...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

UndercarDVR: UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson

  Welcome to another installment of UndercarDVR, where we review what you need to see from this week in combat sports. We go fight by fight to see whether it needs to be watched, saved, deleted, or watched in fast forward. The once and former UFC 196 nee, Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson was on basic this Saturday with a slate that was ….iffy.  Some nice prelims fights, however...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yoel Romero PED Saga Plays Familiar Song

We’re exactly three days shy of one month since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced UFC middleweight Yoel Romero (pictured) “potentially” flunked an out-of-competition drug test, and the 38-year-old is still without a resolution as he awaits a likely two-year suspension. The USADA did, however, provide some clarity as to Romero’s positive result by stating a “prohibitive...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones: I'm 'about to win a world title' and 'they're talking about tickets?'

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones landed in the news this week after it was revealed that he recently got cited on a traffic stop for not having his license, no proof of insurance or registration.Considering Jones is serving 18 months probation for a hit-and-run accident last April, it seemed like a big deal, especially if the Bernadillo County District Attorney's office...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn’s Comeback Fight Pushed Back To UFC 197

BJ Penn’s guarantee that he would be competing at UFC 196 on March 5th appears to have been a little premature, as it turns out his comeback fight has now been pushed back to UFC 197 on April 23rd instead. “I thought the fight guaranteed was going to happen because the UFC, they set up […]
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fighters of the Week

  1. Stephen Thompson: Disposed of the former welterweight champion in breathtakingly easy fashion and is now due for a title shot or damned close. Or he can get ragged-dolled and beat up by Matt Brown again. That’d be my choice. 2. Justin Scoggins: I didn’t agree with him being an underdog against Ray Borg, and he proved my skepticism correct by manhandling Borg and cutting...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

All 5 Rounds-MMA news, rumors, and headlines

Welcome to the first edition of ”All 5 Rounds”, our weekly look at some of the biggest mma news, fight announcements, past results, and upcoming events taking place within the sport’s top promotions. Thompson Ready For A Title Shot? This past weekend, welterweight contender Stephen Thompson shocked the masses by knocking out top-five fixture Johnny Hendricks in the main event...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Shrugs Off Driving Tickets After Being Handed 3 Days Community Service

It’s emerged that Jon Jones probation and title fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 are not under threat after it emerged that he had been cited for driving without a license, registration and and proof of insurance at the end of January. Jones will attend court tomorrow over the matter, but it’s already been […]
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos is ready to shut Conor McGregor's mouth at UFC 196

Conor McGregor is well known for his trash talk and mental warfare leading up to all of his fights, but he's going to have to do more than push a few buttons to get to lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.Actually, if McGregor wants dos Anjos to even know what he's saying he might want to get a translator ahead of their fight on March 5 at UFC 196.The first near altercation between...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Thompson faces possible six-month medical suspension

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson picked up the biggest win of his UFC career on Saturday night with a first round knockout over former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks but he'll have to get a possibly ankle injury checked out before returning to the Octagon.Thompson was issued a mandatory 30-day medical suspension with no contact for 20 days following his win over Hendricks, but...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones mocks reporters for covering his probation story

Jon Jones mocked the media for covering a story about him potentially breaking his probation terms. Jones was cited on Jan. 31 for allegedly driving without a license, proof of insurance or proof of registration. He is currently on 18 months of probation stemming from a felony hit-and-run incident in April, meaning he cannot break the law. In response to stories about the matter...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Early Look: Breaking Down Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo

So, we've got a new flyweight world title contender, and he happens to be a great one. Former Oympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo has earned a shot at the belt with an undefeated record of 10-0, and four-straight wins in the UFC.More interesting than that, however, is that he is a real threat to dominant champion Demetrious Johnson. While "Mighty Mouse" should certainly be...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn says his return has been pushed back to UFC 197 in April

It looks like BJ Penn's return to the Octagon has hit a slight delay with the former two-weight world champion now targeting UFC 197 on April 23 for his comeback fight.Penn has been training in Albuquerque as part of the Jackson-Winkeljohn fight team for the past few weeks in preparation for a proposed slot on the UFC 196 fight card on March 5 in Las Vegas.On Monday, Penn released...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson’ Salaries Released

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for Sunday’s “TUFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson” event. “Big Country” Roy Nelson (pictured) was the night’s biggest earner. The heavyweight made $125,000 for beating Jared Rosholt. How much did Stephen Thompson pocket for TKO’ing former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the show’s...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Caught Driving Without A License

Jon Jones is back in trouble with the law again as it’s emerged that the former light-heavyweight champion was cited for driving without a license, registration and insurance on January 31st. Jones is due in court on Wednesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico regarding the matter, coming just a few months after he plead guilty to […]
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones In Trouble With Law … AGAIN

Somebody call Jon Jones (pictured) an Uber, because Jones and driving simply don’t mix. According to KRQE News 13, Jones was cited by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy on January 31 for driving without a license, registration and insurance. Jones is due in traffic court Wednesday to address his latest charges. Of course, this isn’t Jones’ first incident behind the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones cited for driving without a license, insurance or registration

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones is due back in court this week on a traffic violation after he was recently cited for driving without a license, proof of insurance or registration.Online documents show that Jones was stopped and cited on Feb. 3 and is due back in traffic court on Feb. 10. KRQE first reported Jones' recent traffic citation on Sunday after the documents...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos

UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos When: April 10th, 2016 Where: Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia How: Fox Sports 1 Who: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Bojan Velickovic Damir Hadzovic vs. Mairbek Taisumov Timothy Johnson vs. Marcin Tybura Jan Blachowicz vs. Igor Pokrajac Nicolas Dalby vs. Bartosz Fabinski Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Hot Ben Rothwell Battles Junior Dos Santos At UFC Fight Night 86

Former UFC heavyweight champion and all-around good guy Junior Dos Santos needs a win to get back on track after December’s TKO defeat to Alistair Overeem. The Brazilian’s bosses didn’t do him any favors with his next assignment. On Monday, it was announced Dos Santos will return to the cage against red hot Ben Rothwell (pictured) at UFC Fight Night 82. The 265-pound affair...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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