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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

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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

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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

Brock Lesnar sat cageside behind Dana White at UFC 184.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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