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Is The Spider Silva One of the Best MMA Fighters?

When it comes to Mixed Martial Arts, there are some fighters who are the best of the bunch. When you search online for anything, whether it is a list of the best games available at Red Flush, you get a lot of top 10 list, top 5 lists and top 3 lists. So it makes sense that whenever you search ...

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Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice – Seven Years in the Making

On Friday, June 19th, an MMA bout nearly seven years in the making will take place. MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock will face off with street fighting icon Kimbo Slice at Bellator’s ‘Unfinished Business’ event, in St. Louis. Once the headliner for a burgeoning company’s (Elite XC) foray into prime-time network programming, the original bout was scrapped due to a cut ...

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UFC Boss Dana White says Ronda Rousey Won’t Return to WWE

There was plenty of buzz coming out of WrestleMania 31 after UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared side-by-side with The Rock and got the best of both Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. It was easy to suggest that this was to set Rousey in a match at next year’s event either against McMahon 1-on-1 or a mixed tag match. ...

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Brock Lesnar at UFC 184 means WWE better ante up

Not even a week after Brock Lesnar reportedly got into a heated argument with Vince McMahon before Monday Night Raw, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion watched Saturday night’s UFC 184 from the second row. The Wrestling Observer‘s Dave Meltzer, in last night’s Observer Radio show (subscription required and recommended), cautioned against reading too much into Lesnar’s appearance other than the ...

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UFC 184 Will Test Ronda Rousey’s Drawing Power

Ronda Rousey is arguably the biggest star in mixed martial arts today, but her ability to capture the public’s pay-per-view dollars will be tested as never before on Saturday. Rousey will main event a UFC 184 event that features one of the weakest undercards in company history from a box office standpoint, including a semi-main event featuring UFC newcomer Holly ...

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Looking Closer At The UFC’s Anti-Doping Plan

The UFC held a press conference on Wednesday that could, potentially, be either historically significant or historically phony. The recent onslaught of performing-enhancing perpetrators in the world of MMA has been alarming for pundits and fans, but not so much for the UFC, who sits as the clear front-runner in the mixed-martial arts landscape. As long as pay-per-view numbers were ...

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UFC Conference Call with Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White Talking Drug Testing

Listen to the complete UFC conference call with the media with CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White as they talk with the media about new measures for the promotion regarding drug testing going forward and their hopes in working with various state athetic commissions. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and ...

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UFC – NSAC Corruption and Its Effect On MMA

For quite some time, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has drawn the ire of combat sports fans. The athletic governing body has, in a way, become just as big a part of the show as the fighters, and the techniques they employ inside the cage/ring. Inept judges and referees are continually assigned high-profile fights in The Silver State, effectively ...

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Man or Spider-Man? The Return of Anderson Silva

UFC has employed some particularly strong hype videos in advance of Saturday’s UFC 183.

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UFC Fight Night Stockholm Could Shape UFC’s Future

Fight Night Stockholm will set the table for the rest of 2015 atop the light heavyweight division in UFC, but the card could also end up influencing the heavyweight division as well. With a win over Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in Stockholm on Saturday (Sunday morning in Sweden), Alexander Gustafsson will earn a future title bout with champion Jon Jones, a ...

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Jon Jones’ On Air Interview Full Of Hot Air

UFC President Dana White promised that Monday night’s Jon Jones interview on Fox Sports 1 would “clear all that up,” in regards to Jones’ cocaine use, and subsequent 24 hour stay in a drug rehabilitation facility. Instead, we got a dose of rhetoric from the UFC light-heavyweight champion that raised more questions than gathered answers. The lack of direct answers ...

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Conor McGregor is Talking, But is Anyone Listening?

Had Conor McGregor come along during UFC’s 2005-2010 boom period, he would have been one of the promotion’s biggest stars, right there with Chuck Liddell, Georges St-Pierre, Brock Lesnar, Randy Couture and the like. Unfortunately for the Irish fighter, his ascent to the main event picture is taking place during an undeniable popularity slump for the company. With McGregor set ...

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Josh Barnett on New Japan Pro Wrestling Coming to AXS TV, Wrestling for the Group and Crossover with MMA

UFC fighter Josh Barnett joins the podcast the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-episode series debuting this Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, being part of the broadcast team with Mauro Ranallo, starting his pro wrestling career with NJPW years ago, the hard-hitting style and if he was worried that would ...

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Questions Come About from Jon Jones Fallout

“With the support of my family, I have entered into a drug treatment facility.” These were the words of UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, earlier this week. Ahead of his successful title defense against Daniel Cormier, Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine. Still, Jones was allowed to compete in the huge January 3rd matchup with Cormier, because the test ...

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UFC 182 Recap: Jon Jones Still Champ, Defeats Daniel Cormier

UFC 182 came to us from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The main card was kicked off by a welterweight battle pitting a returning Josh Burkman against former Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard. Lombard, the heaviest-favored fighter on the card, was expected to steamroll Burkman in this fight, with many expecting a first-round finish. ...

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UFC 182 ‘Jones vs. Cormier’ Conference Call – December 29, 2014

Listen to the complete UFC 182 conference call featuring light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier less than a week before they square off in the octagon in what is one of the most anticipated fights in MMA history. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and make sure to give us your ...

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Jim Ross Talks Wrestle Kingdom 9, Brock Lesnar and Opportunities That Would Interest Him

Hall of Famer Jim Ross drops in to talk about calling the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9” show from the Tokyo Dome presented by Global Force Wrestling on Jan. 4 live on pay-per-view, working with Matt Striker, the differences in doing play-by-play for this show compared to WWE as well as MMA and boxing, what intrigues him about ...

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Chael Sonnen On his Dislike for Trash Talk, Saying No to Pro Wrestling, CM Punk and if Brock Lesnar will Fight Again

ESPN MMA analyst and podcast host the “American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen joins the podcast as he talks about the build up to the Jon Jones — Daniel Cormier fight, why he dislikes the term trash talking, hyping fights he was in the emotion he felt at the time, being the bad guy, what he liked first between amateur and ...

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UFC Fighter Tom Lawlor Talks Fighting, CM Punk, Watching Wrestling and Burgers

“Filthy” Tom Lawlor is back on the podcast to talk about, well, everything! Tom and Brian discuss the latest UFC shows including the UFF Fight Night in Australia which he was at, his reaction to CM Punk signing with the company, if he has asked for that fight, working for Ring of Honor earlier this year, if he still hopes ...

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CM Punk signs with UFC, and there’s reason to be concerned

CM Punk has signed on as a fighter with the UFC. The career move isn’t a complete surprise. There had been rumors of Punk heading to the UFC, but nothing came to fruition until last night during UFC 181. There are a lot of unknowns about the 36-year-old’s new trade. But the most important question has nothing to do with ...

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