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  1. UFC 136's Brian Stann: In 2012, 'I want to fight for a title or be ready for a title'
    As in his former life, Brian Stann is always looking for objectives – and how to trample them. Next, he'd like to put his boot on a middleweight title shot, and Chael Sonnen is the obstacle he must...
  2. Champ Edgar seeks definitive UFC 136 win, ready to put Maynard rivalry behind
    When Saturday night's UFC 136 event hits Houston's Toyota Center, it will have been three-and-a-half years since UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) and his nemesis, Gray...
  3. Despite hectic turn, UFC champ Jones insists Evans no distraction for Machida bout
    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been on quite the whirlwind adventure in the past 14 days. After defeating Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Jones was planning to take a little vacation. Then...
  4. UFC 136's Melvin Guillard promises knockout on undersized Joe Lauzon
    Melvin Guillard (29-8-2 MMA, 10-4 UFC) is grateful to Joe Lauzon (20-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) for fighting him at UFC 136 because, apparently, the line of willing opponents was pretty short. "A lot of guys...
  5. Jon Jones Says Rashad Evans Ducked UFC 140 Fight
    Did you tell the UFC that since Evans wasn't ready to fight in December that you would rather wait a month or two to fight him so you can finally put this beef behind you? Well, Dana White basically...
  6. UFC Calendar to Grow to 34 Events in 2012
    HOUSTON -- Saturday night's UFC 136 marks the fourth event in four weeks for the Las Vegas-based promotion. Get used to it. The schedule continues to grow at an exponential rate, according to UFC...
  7. Undefeated Mendes predicts Aldo win at UFC 136, wants next crack at champ
    Chad Mendes (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is excited to watch UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defend his title against challenger Kenny Florian at Saturday night's UFC 136 event in Houston. That said,...
  8. After fearing for career, Josh Koscheck moving to UFC's 'moneyweight' division
    After returning from a nine-month layoff on short notice to defeat Matt Hughes at this past month's UFC 135 event, perennial welterweight contender Josh Koscheck (16-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) is currently...
  9. UFC 140 tickets on sale next week, fans invited to Wednesday presser in Toronto
    Tickets for December's UFC 140 event go on sale next week, and fans are invited to a Wednesday press conference in Toronto to promote the event. As UFC president Dana White announced this past week,...
  10. Grishin replaces champ Gugenishvili in Showtime's M-1 Challenge 27 headliner
    An injury has forced heavyweight champion Guram Gugenishvili (11-0) out of next week's M-1 Challenge 27 headliner. In his place steps Maxim Grishin (9-5), who now meets Kenny Garner (7-3) for an...
  11. Jiu-jitsu instructor at heart, Gabriel Gonzaga still happy to fight again
    Onetime UFC heavyweight title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga (11-6) admits he wasn't really sure what he wanted to do. An October 2010 loss to Brendan Schaub dropped Gonzaga to just 1-3 in his previous...
  12. Middleweight champ Anderson Silva named cover athlete of 'UFC Undisputed 3'
    UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will grace the cover of "UFC Undisputed 3." On the main stage of UFC Fan Expo Houston 2011, UFC president Dana White today revealed the winner of a fan-driven...
  13. For UFC 136, 'Chael Sonnen Show' takes a break
    For most fighters, the path from the cage to the dressing room to the press conference to the hotel to the airport, and finally, the deafening quiet of home is like a space shuttle in reentry –...
  14. Strikeforce champ Melendez wants next crack at UFC 136's main-event winner
    Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (19-2 MMA, 8-1 SF) attended this weekend's UFC Fan Expo Houston 2011 representing his longtime employer, but he hopes to leave the city with a...
  15. UFC 136 Results: Dana White Says Frankie Edgar Is Top 2 Pound-for-Pound, Wants Him to Face Jose Aldo
    Dana White spoke to the press following Frankie Edgar's monumental comeback KO victory over Gray Maynard. He complimented the lightweight champion for his performance, and says that he thinks Edgar...
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  16. UFC 136 bonuses: Edgar, Lauzon, Phan and Garcia earn $75,000 awards
    Frankie Edgar, Joe Lauzon, Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia each earned $75,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 136 event. Edgar earned the night's "Knockout of the Night"...
  17. UFC 136 winner Chael Sonnen offers Anderson Silva rematch, calls Vitor Belfort a fool
    Consider Chael Sonnen's silence broken. After a pre-UFC 136 buildup largely void of any of Sonnen's famed trashtalking and epic rants, the top middleweight contender wasted little time in further...
  18. Florian undecided on fighting future, but UFC promises he'll remain with promotion
    To the casual MMA fan, Kenny Florian's name might not immediately seem like it belongs next to those of Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes. It might not even seem right nestled next to Forrest Griffin and...
  19. UFC boss says Dallas stadium show still possible, Silva-Sonnen II to headline?
    After hosting a another successful show in the Lone Star State, the UFC could return to Texas with an even bigger event. It fact, the state could host the UFC's next major stadium show. And following...
  20. Despite massive upset, UFC 136's Joe Lauzon doesn't consider it his greatest hit
    Sure, it was an especially sweet victory. He upset a fighter who was on his way to a title shot and turned the lopsided fights odds on their head. It's surely a performance for his greatest-hits...
  21. Chael Sonnen Calls Anderson Silva a 'Coward' After UFC 136 Win
    HOUSTON -- MMA Fighting caught up with Chael Sonnen following his UFC 136 win over Brian Stann. Sonnen discusses the victory, his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, if he felt any ring rust and if...
  22. 'UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida' main card set
    The five-fight main card for December's UFC 140 event is now set. As officials announced this past week, the Toronto shows features a light-heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (14-1...
  23. Returning Jeff Curran says UFC 137 is his final shot at big-show success
    This is it for Jeff Curran (33-13-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC). After 13 years in MMA, he's made a decision: If he can't get it done against Scott Jorgensen (12-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), he's hanging up his big-show...
  24. Maia: Sonnen obviously training BJJ
    Guilherme Cruz: I’ve heard you and Sonnen were on the same locker room (at UFC 136). How was it like? Demian Maia: Yeah, we did... I met him many times before and it wasn’t any different, he was...
  25. Dana White Says if NSAC Licenses Floyd Mayweather, They Should License Chael Sonnen
    It's possible that the biggest fight the UFC can put on right now (that doesn't involve weight class jumping) doesn't involve Brock Lesnar or Georges St. Pierre. It just might be the rematch between...
  26. Women's MMA Report: Honchak submits Modafferi, Young stops Carreiro
    Missouri native Barb "Little Warrior" Honchak (5-1) picked up the biggest win of her pro career in the main event of "BlackEye Promotions 5: Breast Cancer Beatdown" in Fletcher, N.C. Honchak...
  27. In addition to tourney semifinals, Bellator 55 adds M'Pumbu-Wiuff non-title fight
    In addition to the semifinal round of Bellator's season-five bantamweight tournament, this month's Bellator 55 event also will feature a non-title fight between light-heavyweight champion Christian...
  28. Silva's camp: Sonnen crossed a line, not in position to determine champ's return date
    Chael Sonnen is funny, sure. But he's crossed the line, manager Ed Soares today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "First the guy gets in trouble for fraud, then he tests positive for steroids,...
  29. After UFC 136 loss, Kenny Florian undecided on fighting future, taking 'some time' off
    After a UFC 136 loss and an unsuccessful third bid at a UFC title, Kenny Florian isn't sure what's next. In a statement released today, the 35-year-old said he's taking some time away from the sport,...
  30. Thiago Santos replaces injured Mike Hayes in tourney semifinals at Bellator 56
    As officials feared, a broken orbital bone has forced Mike Hayes (16-4-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC) out of Bellator's current season-five heavyweight tournament. In his place steps replacement Thiago Santos (9-1...
  31. UFC 136 medical suspensions go to five fighters, Maynard gets longest with 60 days
    The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation issued medical suspensions of more than 10 days to just five UFC 136 fighters, and defeated main-event fighter Gray Maynard got the longest one with...
  32. Exhausted Dana White: 'I will [expletive] die' making sure UFC gets to next level
    All told, the UFC has booked 27 events this year. In 2012, it's aiming to put on 34 shows, a 22 percent increase. In 2005, the year in which the promotion broke onto basic cable, 10 events filled the...
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  33. MMAPlayground Interview Series - Vol. 7 (Brian Foster)
    As with any successful professional, mixed martial artists eat, sleep and breathe their craft. They put everything on the line when they wake up, hit the gym and pour their blood, sweat and tears...
  34. 'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal' official for Dec. 17 in San Diego
    Is Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (19-2 MMA, 9-1 SF) is moving to the UFC, it won't be before a Dec. 17 title fight with top contender Jorge Masvidal (22-6 MMA, 4-0 SF) . UFC...
  35. UFC Reportedly Switching PPV Start Times Back to 10 p.m. ET
    Over at F4WOnline, Dave Meltzer is reporting that the UFC will be changing the start time of pay-per-view broadcasts back to 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. This will be starting with UFC 141 this December....
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  36. Jeff Curran's last chance
    I am 35-13-1 and I think its still a pretty good record. When you look at the losses, aside from the Uriah Faber glitch, every fight I had was competitive. A record it just that, a record. Talk about...
  37. Brock: I'll have one more match in WWE
    Jon Robinson: Do you have any regrets about leaving WWE? Brock Lesnar: I don't have any regrets. If I had any regrets, it would have been that I wish I enjoyed my time there a little bit better. I'm...
  38. Is Tim Kennedy Moving Over to the UFC?
    The UFC's dismantling of Strikeforce looks to have continued with Tim Kennedy. Kennedy recently added the Ultimate Fighting Championship to his employers on Facebook: Kennedy could be referencing the...
  39. Vinny Magalhaes eyes first M-1 Global title defense on heels of ADCC gold
    The year 2011 has been a banner one for "The Ultimate Fighter 8" finalist Vinny Magalhaes. So far he's registered four straight MMA wins (all finishes), captured the M-1 Global light-heavyweight...
  40. Cage Warriors implements mandatory blood testing, steroid testing possible in future
    With no regulatory body present, the U.K.-based Cage Warriors organization has implemented its own mandatory blood testing for all fighters. Officials announced the plans on Tuesday. Currently, the...
  41. Shark Fights 21 features Lashley-Schoonover, Bonello-Roberts title fights
    The Texas-based Shark Fights promotion has announced a pair of championship bouts for next month's event. Shark Fights 21 feature former WWE performer and Strikeforce vet Bobby Lashley (6-1) vs....
  42. With undefeated 2011, Aaron Simpson open to another UFC fight before year's end
    By the end of 2010, Aaron Simpson was stuck in a two-fight losing skid, and his UFC career was in jeopardy. Twelve months later, he's riding a three-fight win streak and even willing to take a...
  43. K.J. Noons vs. Billy Evangelista targeted for 'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal'
    A welterweight bout originally planned for "Strikeforce: Miami" has materialized again for the promotion's next major event. Multiple sources today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that onetime...
  44. UFC 140's Jon Jones knows the only way to Rashad Evans is through Lyoto Machida
    Rashad Evans is still hanging over Jon Jones' head. Today during a press conference in support of UFC 140, Jones' eyes widened at UFC president Dana White's mention of Evans and a recent proclamation...
  45. Champ Eddie Alvarez meets Michael Chandler at November's Bellator 58
    While injury forced a short delay in Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez's planned title defense with season-four tournament winner Michael Chandler (8-0 MMA, 5-0 BFC), fans won't have to...
  46. DREAM Veteran Hong Man Choi Booked With Assaulting Female Customer
    Seven-foot-two K-1 World GP in Seoul Champion and DREAM "Super Hulk" Hong Man Choi has been booked with assault following an October 8 altercation with a female customer at a bar he owns and operates...
  47. Gable vs. Tirloni promoted to Bellator 55 main card, Steinbeiss among prelim additions
    Two-time EliteXC fighter Steve Gable (5-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and Brazilian lightweight prospect Ricardo Tirloni (13-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) have been elevated to main-card status at next week's Bellator 55 event....
  48. Michael Bisping: I'm the number one contender, not Chael Sonnen
    "Chael Sonnen had his chance, put on a great performance but lost. Got tapped out, got finished, and then after that he failed a steroids test. As far as I can see he had his chance and he blew it. I...
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  49. Dana White: Nick Diaz Will Get a Title Shot if He Beats B.J. Penn at UFC 137
    Maybe we'll get to see Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre after all. Dana White confirmed to MMA Weekly that, should Diaz defeat B.J. Penn at UFC 137, he will indeed get a shot at the Welterweight...
  50. Fedor Emelianenko Planning to Train With Vinny Magalhaes to Prepare for Jeff Monson
    It's been a long fall for Fedor Emelianenko. From a long reign as the best fighter on the planet and a position where he and his camp could afford to not bow to the UFC's demands in contract...
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