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NY Senate Committee Reports MMA Bill
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ALBANY, NY February 28, 2013 – Lorenzo Fertitta, The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Chairman & CEO, today thanked the members of the New York State Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation for overwhelmingly – 11 to 3 – approving S.2755, which would authorize the New York State Athletic Commission to add Mixed […]

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Brian Stann: So I'm Fighting an Axe Murderer
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At some point or another, every fighter has found themselves in a difficult position. Whether that comes in the heat of battle with their opponent on the attack, or at a juncture of a career where there is no longer room for a back step; an athlete competing in the competitive world of mixed martial […]

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UFC 130 Excuse-Watch: Roy Nelson Had ‘Walking Pneumonia’
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(We would have also accepted ‘extreme-constipation’. Photo courtesy of HeavyMMA.) Breaking away from his usual “fat guy who can throw down” persona, Roy Nelson just looked like your garden-variety fat guy last weekend at UFC 130, wheezing through three rounds, too exhausted to do anything besides absorb blows from Frank Mir. Was it a sign […]

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The Potato Index: UFC 131, TUF 13 Finale, and UFC 130 Edition
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(Clay Guida‘s party-animal status: Unchanged. Photo courtesy of CombatLifestyle.com) Now that we’re halfway through a six-week stretch featuring a UFC or Strikeforce event every weekend, it might be time to take a deep breath, drag out a semi-retired recurring feature, and assign some totally meaningless scores to some of the notable trends and fighters we’ve seen lately. […]

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And Now He’s Fired: Kendall Grove
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Just think of the captions that a lesser journalist would come up with. Seriously, just think it this time. You had to see this one coming. Three weeks out from his unanimous decision defeat to Tim Boetsch at UFC 130, the UFC has decided to part ways with TUF 3 winner Kendall Grove. After defeating […]

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And Now He’s Fired: Jorge Santiago
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File this one under “least surprising info of the day.” Following back-to-back losses to Brian Stann and Demian Maia at UFC 130 and 136, repectively, word has it that Jorge Santiago has been released by the UFC for the second time. The American Top Team standout’s original run took place back in 2006, where he […]

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Take a Look at the Welterweight Version of Sexyama
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(I have come for your women.)  As promised, Yoshiro Akiyama has already completed his transformation to 170 pounds, and besides looking a little gaunt in the face, it’s safe to say that he has taken this “Sexyama” thing to a whole ‘notha level. I mean, first the music video and now this? You are making […]

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Wanderlei Silva + Japan = the Perfect Combination
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There is nothing like seeing (and hearing) a fighter cheered on in his home arena. Georges St-Pierre in Canada, Anderson Silva in Brazil, Wanderlei Silva in Japan. Wanderlei Silva in Japan? Yes, despite being a native of Curitiba, Brazil, Silva’s second home, and most likely his first fighting home, will always be in the Land […]

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