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

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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

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“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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Mauro Ranallo Talks New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV, His Style Calling the Action and the Wrestling Landscape

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Combat sports announcer Mauro Ranallo joins the podcast to talk about New Japan Pro Wrestling coming to AXS TV with the 13-epidsode series premiering on Friday, Jan. 16 at 9pm ET, his return to calling professional wrestling, what has always drawn him to NJPW, teaming with Josh Barnett to call the shows and what the sessions were like, if he ...

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

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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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