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  1. Interview with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker
    When the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) exploded into the mainstream, one-by-one a collection of start-up companies with plans for conquering the world of mixed martial arts began promoting...
  2. Frank Mir getting buff for Brock Lesnar rematch
    “If you train all the time, it’s easy to peak out and get strong. But if you just try to be a weekend warrior at this sport, it ain’t gonna happen…. After the Brandon Vera fight I just really changed...
  3. Mike Swick hopeful ‘exciting win in Germany’ over Ben Saunders will earn him a title shot
    “I think it will be very exciting! He is a tough opponent who is scrappy and likes to clinch and bang. I definitely will want to bang so it should be good!I just fight who they tell me. Ben’s name...
  4. Evans Comments On Silva & Liddell
    UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans can relate to middleweight champion Anderson Silva, if it’s the case that the record-setting fighter is bored with his job. “I’ve been out there and felt...
  5. Lyle Beerbohm vs. Duane Ludwig expected to headline Sho-MMA card on June 19
    FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned from sources close to the bout that undefeated lightweight Lyle Beerbohm is expected to face off with Duane Ludwig in the main event of a Strikeforce event that will...
  6. Ryan Bader: A Force To Be Reckoned With
    As a former All-American wrestler at division I Arizona State, Ryan Bader is no stranger to success. While in high school Bader won two state championships and was ranked as high as fourth in the...
  7. Leites: ''I Deserve To Be Criticised, I Could Have Won''
    Thales Leites says that he deserves to be criticised for his performance against Anderson Silva at UFC 97 last weekend. Both he and Silva have drawn criticism from fans, media and UFC president Dana...
  8. Dan Henderson, Cung Le, ‘Shogun’ Rua, Matt Serra Join Round 5 for Expanded ‘Series 4' Release
    Four of the most popular and accomplished champions in mixed martial arts, Dan Henderson, Cung Le, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Matt Serra, have partnered with Round 5, the leading producer of MMA...
  9. Jon Jones: "Following his Destiny" (interview)
    At 22 years of age, Jon "Bones" Jones has quickly become a rising young star to look out for in the UFC's light heavyweight division. With two wins under the organization's banner—including an...
  10. Aoki vs. Hansen III announced for Dream 10
    Dream has recently announced that WAMMA lightweight champion Shinya Aoki will face off with Joachim Hansen at Dream 10 which is set to take place on July 20 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. link
  11. Easton Retains Title At UWC
    Mike "The Hulk" Easton was successful in defending his Ultimate Warrior Challenge bantamweight championship on Saturday night in Fairfax, Va. At 4:06 into the fight, he submitted Josh "Taz" Ferguson...
  12. Kyle Maynard Loses Unsanctioned MMA Debut
    Kyle Maynard, a congenital amputee that garnered much attention for his successes in wrestling and submission grappling, was unsuccessful in his mixed martial arts debut on Saturday night. Maynard...
  13. Kalib Starnes Continues on Comeback Trail
    "TUF" season three alum Kalib Starnes is expected to return to action again this summer, fighting for Canada-based promotion "Ultimate Cage Wars" in July. A source close to the fight informed...
  14. Coaching Rashad Evans Against Lyoto Machida
    Greg Jackson is facing the biggest coaching test of his career. He has to coach Rashad Evans against Lyoto Machida, and he has to prepare a gameplan for a fighter that has confused and frustrated...
  15. Rich Franklin enduring mixed emotions about UFC 99 contest
    Former UFC-middleweight-champion-turned-light-heavyweight-contender Rich Franklin (24-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC) might need a few more hyphens following a UFC 99 catchweight contest with Wanderlei Silva...
  16. Rib injury healed, Escudero out to prove he's "no scrub" at UFC 103
    The career of undefeated UFC lightweight and "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Efrain Escudero (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) took an unfortunately familiar turn just one month ago. Similar to "TUF 7" winner Amir...
  17. Success against Lawler could spell 185-pound run for Strikeforce's Shields
    As former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields (22-4-1) continues his preparation for an intriguing bout with former EliteXC middleweight title holder Robbie Lawler (16-4), the Cesar Gracie...
  18. UFC 100 video: Fighters talk about significance of historic PPV and evolution of the sport
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  19. Bellator's second season launches this fall, likely on ESPN or ESPN2
    While in Dayton, Ohio, to promote the organization's May 1 event at Hara Arena, Bellator Fighting Championships CEO Bjorn Rebney conducted a handful of interviews this past Friday. And while much of...
  20. Jarrod Card wins title, Bobby Lashley announces signing at XFC 8 on HDNet
    Jarrod Card outlasted Bruce Connors for a unanimous-decision win and picked up the Xtreme Fighting Championships' first-ever featherweight title at Saturday's "XFC 8: Regional Conflict" event....
  21. Ben Askren improves to 2-0 at The Patriot Act II
    Ben Askren is poised to take the world of mixed martial arts by storm in the coming months and years. Unquestionably one of the most phenomenal collegiate athletes in the history of American...
  22. Sport vs. Spectacle
    In 1870, Jem Mace and Joe Coburn were tossed into competition with each other to decide the world’s bare-knuckle boxing champion -- a sport that played host to some horrific injuries. (Death, for...
  23. Rich Franklin to train with Anderson Silva during UFC 99 prep for "Wandy"
    As he prepares for his UFC 99 main-event fight with Wanderlei Silva, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin will spend some time training with a former foe. link
  24. If Randy Can Do It, So Can Chuck
    John Hackleman, long-time trainer of Chuck Liddell, doesn't necessarily agree with Dana White that Liddell's done. For one, it's Chuck's call-not Dana's. And considering Liddell has one fight left on...
  25. Hermes Franca Talking September Return
    Although the exact date isn't set, UFC Lightweight Hermes Franca says he's planning to return at UFC 103 in September, although a DUI case is still pending against him. Franca was to have fought Joe...
  26. Silva Wants To Go Big, Before Going Home
    The debate on who is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world wages on with only a handful of names considered: Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, Fedor Emelianenko, and Miguel Torres. But make...
  27. Brett Rogers planning to lay on top of Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem
    "All I know is (Werdum) loves to stay on the ground. He’ll stand up and try to pretend like he want(s) to fight. As soon as someone hit him- light- he’s gonna want to take you down … If I know for a...
  28. Bellator Fighting Championships Week 3-4 fighters salaries
    The complete payouts included: Jared Hess: $25,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Daniel Tabera: $10,000 Dave Menne: $25,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Norman Paraisy: $10,000 Damien...
  29. Bellator VII at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom to feature welterweight semis; debut of Eddie Sanchez on May 15
    Bellator Fighting Championships continues its 12 week nationwide world championship series with its seventh event taking place at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on May 15, 2009. The Chicago event will...
  30. Nick Diaz vs. Scott Smith, Brett Rogers vs. Alistair Overeem added to June 6 Card
    The Strikeforce June 6th card featuring Robbie Lawler vs Jake Shields just got a major dose of Northern California flair. Scott Smith of Elk Grove, CA is set to fight Stockton’s Nick Diaz, at a...
  31. Silva to face Jardine, Maia to face Marquardt
    It looks like Anderson Silva’s next fight will be at light heavyweight against Keith Jardine. If Anderson Silva had beaten Thales Leites in exciting fashion, it would have been Demian Maia that was...
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  32. Joey Villasenor vs. Evangelista Santos "85 percent" likely for June Strikeforce
    Former EliteXC champion Joey Villasenor (26-6) is approximately "85 percent" likely to meet fellow middleweight Evangelista Santos (16-12) at Strikeforce's June 6 show in St. Louis. link
  33. Ten bouts now official for "WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber II" in June
    The full card now includes: MAIN CARD * Champ Mike Brown vs. Urijah Faber (for WEC featherweight title) * Jose Aldo vs. Cub Swanson * Donald Cerrone vs. James Krause * Josh Grispi vs. Jens Pulver...
  34. Nogeuira: ''My Knee Displaced Several Times Against Mir''
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira says he will be "100 per cent" fit for his fight with Randy Couture at UFC 102, a far cry from his condition going into his last fight with Frank Mir. Nogueira was stopped...
  35. Michael Bisping Is a Better Coach, Fighter, and Lover Than Dan Henderson
    Okay, maybe he hasn't said he's better in bed. But Michael Bisping has been laying into his Ultimate Fighter rival coach Dan Henderson lately, for a number of other reasons. First there was this...
  36. Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva (not Thiago Silva) targeted for UFC 101
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship will apparently scrap a UFC 101 bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and top contender Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1...
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  37. Cote Eyes Late Summer Return, Wants Silva
    UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is currently receiving heavy criticism for his two most recent performances, but at least he is able to practice his chosen craft in front of an audience. The...
  38. Pat Barry Looking To Stay In His Element
    For enthusiasts who want to know what it feels like to get kicked by Pat Barry, the advice is: don’t do it. The former Sanshou and K-1 kickboxer still gets paid offers to strike suspecting tourists,...
  39. Dana White & Chuck Liddell at Talladega (Video Blog)
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  40. Joe Stevenson Joins Greg Jackson's Camp, Looking for Change
    Joe Stevenson will be leaving Cobra Kai and head trainer Irvin Bounds to join the Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting Gaidojutsu School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Stevenson makes the decision as he...
  41. The ’sources close’ to Anderson Silva apparently never told him …
    … that he would help prepare former two-time foe, Rich Franklin, for his upcoming fight against his old Chute Boxe training partner, Wanderlei Silva, at UFC 99: “The Comeback” on June 13, according...
  42. Fedor Emelianenko's next fight could be at a summer event in Japan
    Although he'll first meet lightweight Shinya Aoki in a special exhibition match at Wednesday's M-1 Challenge event, famed heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko could next strap up for an MMA fight this...
  43. Paul 'Semtex' Daley Added To BFC Launch Show
    Paul 'Semtex' Daley will be competing under K-1 rules in the opening instalment of the newly-formed British Fighting Championships league, which kicks off on May 16th. Daley is one of the UK's top...
  44. Minotoro defends Silva: “Anderson was smart”
    Training partner of Anderson Silva at Minotauro Team, Rogério "Minotoro" Nogueira saw his friend defend the UFC middleweight title one more time at UFC 97, reaching the record of nine consecutive...
  45. Forrest Griffin to face Anderson Silva @ 205
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship will apparently scrap a UFC 101 bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and top contender Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1...
  46. With torn ACL, UFC welterweight Dustin Hazelett expects early 2010 return
    After suffering a torn ACL in his right leg prior to a scheduled UFC 96 bout with Ben Saunders, UFC welterweight Dustin Hazelett said it could be up to a year before he returns to competition....
  47. Sean Sherk not overlooking Frank Edgar at UFC 98 en route to another title shot
    He’s got a pretty good name. He’s done real well in the UFC; I’ve seen him in the top 10 before. I think it’s another step closer to a title shot, which is my main goal … I’m not looking for an easy...
  48. Keith Jardine and Thiago Silva agree to meet at UFC 102 in August
    When one door closes, another opens. Brazilian slugger Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) woke up this morning believing he would be facing Forrest Griffin on Aug. 8 at UFC 101. He'll go to sleep...
  49. UFC Adds Official Japanese Website
    To add to the UFC's growing market, they have added a Japanese website. This adds to their American, Spanish, British, and German websites. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=misc.JP
  50. Ricardo Arona To Possibly Fight For Strikeforce In July
    Two years ago Ricardo Arona (13-5) fought Rameau Thierry Sokoukjou at defunct PRIDE 34 “Kamikaze” in Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The African Assassin shocked the MMA world with a 1:59 first round...
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