MMA

Donald Cerrone looking to continue recent turnaround

Donald Cerrone

When Donald Cerrone first joined the UFC in early 2011 after posting an impressive 6-3 record in the now-defunct WEC, ”The Cowboy” was widely considered to be amongst the world’s best 155-pounders and on the short list of potential challegers to the sport’s most elusive lightweight title. Armed with speed, versatility, and some serious knockout power, Cerrone had earned a ...

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UFC terminates Thiago Silva’s contract

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Friday that they have terminated the contract of Thiago Silva. Silva remains in police custody without bond for aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to the Sun Sentinel and the police report: Shortly before 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, according to the report, Thiago Silva drove to the Popovitch Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ...

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UFC, Bellator begin hectic schedule with Fight Night 36

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Now that UFC 169 and the craziness of Super Bowl weekend is in the books, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look at the upcoming MMA calender and the events scheduled by the UFC and Bellator. While it won’t be easy to replicate the success that the sport’s top two promotions experienced during a busy 2013, the combined schedules ...

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Lyoto Machida set for run at 185-pound title

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Over the past decade, the UFC’s light heavy weight, welterweight, and lightweight divisions have been the sport’s best due to their overall depth, talent, and seemingly endless number of legitimate contenders. But after former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida (20-4-0) dropped to 185 pounds with a first-round, knockout win over Mark Munoz in October of 2013, the middleweight division ...

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Vitor Belfort faces obstacles prior to 185-pound title shot

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After losing his shot at Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title in September of 2012, Vitor Belfort was forced to reevaluate his current position in one of the UFC’s deepest and most talented divisions. Choosing to again draw upon his versatility and move to the middleweight division in hopes of gaining another opportunity to compete for a UFC title, Belfort wasted ...

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Alistair Overeem earns UFC reprive

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Entering Saturday night’s clash against fellow UFC big-man Frank Mir, the fact that Alistair Overeem may be making his final trip into the octagon only added to the desperation that the two former champs must’ve been feeling. On the heels of a two-fight losing streak that most recently included a first-round, knockout loss to Travis Browne in August of 2013, ...

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Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem equally desperate for win

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Looking back at it now, it’s hard to imagine the struggles that Frank Mir (16-8-0) must’ve endured in order to climb back into the octagon after breaking his femur and tearing all of the ligaments in one knee in a life-threating motorcycle accident that occurred not long after taking the UFC heavyweight title from Tim Sylvia in 2004. Despite reaching ...

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Urijah Faber looks to end title fight drought

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From the moment that Urijah Faber first broke into the WEC with a second-round, KO- victory over Cole Escovedo in March of 2006, “The California Kid” has undeniably been one of the sport’s best pound for pound fighters while earning a reputation for his ability to stay in “fighting shape” nearly 365 days a year. But considering that Faber’s not ...

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MMA Promoters say fighter faked his death

Mixed martial arts promoters Christos Piliafas and Scott DiPonio thought one of their fighters, Charles Rowan, had died in a February car accident, but when the 25-year-old fighter was named as a suspect in the holdup of a Michigan gun shop this week, the promoters were completely shocked. Rowan’s girlfriend, Rosalinda Martinez, claimed Rowan had died in a car wreck ...

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