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Melvin Manhoef not worried about damage or retirement: 'I'll decide when I want to stop'
Despite just two victories in his past six fights and a pair of horrific knockout losses, noted striking specialist Melvin Manhoef said he’s nowhere near ready to retire. Manhoef (29-12-1, 1-1 BMMA) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his MMA debut in early December, not long after he’s scheduled to fight Hisaki Kato (5-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) in the main event of Bellator 146 on Nov. 20...
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 6:07PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Cruz on injury criticism: I'm out 4 years and I'm still going to beat Dillashaw, then what?
DOMINICK CRUZ ON TJ DILLASHAW AND BEING A CHAMPION Dominick Cruz has dealt with numerous injuries that have kept him out for a long time. The once dominant bantamweight king had won 5 title fights, before being forced out the sidelines and stripped of his title due to inactivity. He was out three years before completely dominating top ranked Takeya Mizugaki, and will lose another year following another ACL injury.
Submitted Oct 21, 2015 5:09PM by GDPofMPG - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
Report: UFC champ T.J. Dillashaw leaves Alpha Male to train in new MMA team in Colorado

TJ Dillishaw said: "In regards to my upcoming fight camp, I will be doing my training in Colorado. The last six years at Team Alpha Male have been irreplaceable and my brothers there will forever be family to me. I thank each and every one of them for helping me along the way and being a part of this journey we've shared. This is not the end of being a part of the Team Alpha Male family, but a new chapter in my career. "I will be spending my next full training camp with Elevation Fight Team as they've offered me an opportunity that I couldn't pass up, with an incredible coaching staff and state-of-the-art facilities. "I want to thank everyone for the continued support as this has not been a decision I've taken lightly."

Uriah Faber said: "We are sad to see [Dillashaw] go, but we're excited about the next set of champions being developed at Team Alpha Male."
Dillashaw's striking coach Duane Ludwig isn't a part of the team, however, Dillashaw will still be training with him since he also lives in Colorado. In addition to Ludwig, Dillashaw's new coaches will be Leister Bowling (head coach), Elliot Marshall (jiu-jitsu), Christian Allen (striking) and Loren Landow (strength & conditioning). The team, which already includes the likes of Matt Brown, Clay Guida, Neil Magny, Brandon Thatch, Cat Zingano, Drew Dober and others, is based out of the MusclePharm Sports Science Center & Research Institute in Denver. It's exclusive to professional fighters. Original Post: Report says he is going to Colorado to train with Duane Ludwig and open a new gym named MP Elevation.
Submitted Oct 6, 2015 1:54PM by GDPofMPG - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA
PARLAY/BETS ALERT: Legacy FC 45 main event canceled after injury to Andrew Todhunter
Just in case some of you had either of these fighters in your parlay or made wagers for the underdog, now's your chance to update your wagers...
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 2:59PM by Auntie_Razor - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
Kampmann set to leave Team Alpha Male
Citing personal reasons, Martin Kampmann is set to step down as head coach of Sacramento's Team Alpha Male gym.
Submitted Aug 6, 2015 11:12AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Jury, Chandler among group leaving Alliance MMA
UFC star Myles Jury and former Bellator champion Michael Chandler are among five fighters leaving Alliance for Power MMA in Arizona.
Submitted Aug 6, 2015 11:10AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Drug Free Sport Issues Statement on Jose Aldo Drug Test Situation in Brazil
The organization that attempted to take a urine sample from Jose Aldo last month only for its representative to get in trouble with Brazilian authorities is saying it did nothing wrong. Drug Free Sport sent Ben Mosier to Rio de Janeiro to conduct a urine test on Aldo, the UFC featherweight champion, on June 11 on behalf of the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC). When Mosier arrived at Aldo’s Nova Uniao gym a, Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras phoned police and the Brazilian MMA Commission (CABMMA). Aldo complied with the urine test, but the sample was thrown out when authorities determined that Mosier did not have the correct work visa to conduct business in Brazil. Aldo was tested the next day by a collector accredited by WADA alongside a CABMMA official. The sample was sent to WADA-accredited Sports Medicine Research & Testing Laboratory in Salt Lake City In a statement issued by Drug Free Sport COO Chris Guinty on Friday, the organization is denying any wrongdoing or unethical behavior. In early June 2015, Drug Free Sport was engaged by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (“NSAC”) to conduct a single urine test for an athlete in Brazil. Drug Free Sport’s preparation and execution of the testing event in Brazil complied with ethical best practices in anti-doping collections. Proper work visa applications detailing Drug Free Sport’s job functions were submitted to the Brazilian Consulate in Chicago, Illinois on June 18, 2012, and a ten year work visa was issued by the Consulate and relied upon by the Drug Free Sport collector in subsequent testing events. Drug Free Sport does not comment on client program specifics related to any collection event, but the NSAC, the UFC and Drug Free Sport were diligent in their effort to ensure a fair and ethical collection event in Brazil.
Submitted Jul 5, 2015 11:56AM by emfleek - 4 comments
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Joe Schilling committing to MMA, planning permanent move to American Top Team
Bellator MMA and GLORY star Joe Schilling is planning on moving his family to South Florida so he can continue his work at American Top Team.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Pederneiras will retire as head coach, cornerman
One of the best coaches in MMA today, Andre Pederneiras will no longer be seen in fighters’ corners in 2016.
Submitted May 21, 2015 3:50PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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‘Shogun’ Rua, Nogueiras Returning to United States for UFC 190 Training Camps
‘Shogun’ Rua, Nogueiras Returning to United States for UFC 190 Training Camps.
Submitted May 5, 2015 10:53AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Gegard Mousasi's camp reveals lawsuit against John Makdessi, Fear the Fighter
On Saturday, John Makdessi meets Shane Campbell on the pay-per-view main card of UFC 186. But that’s apparently not the only fight he’s got on the schedule.
Submitted Apr 24, 2015 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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White: AKA still in the ‘stone ages’
UFC President Dana White suggested that certain MMA gyms are to blame for the injury plague.
Submitted Apr 21, 2015 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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'Shogun' could train with Cordeiro for UFC return
Following back-to-back stoppage losses, former light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua wants to move to Los Angeles and train with Rafael Cordeiro at Kings MMA.
Submitted Mar 28, 2015 3:51PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Watch Donald Cerrone Stiffen Sparring Partner With Head-Kick Knockout (Video)
Doesn't look like Donald Cerrone was going full speed, so perhaps his sparring partner is a little glassy in the beard department, or just got hit in that magic spot. Either way, you can bet this is the ending "Cowboy" is hoping for when he fights Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 187 in May.
Submitted Mar 27, 2015 12:25PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Ex-coach questions Paige VanZant's morals, honesty
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant's former coach Rick Collup took to Facebook to write a lengthy and rather bitter post about his former student.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 12:57PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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RDA & Werdum lead the charge for Rafael Cordeiro
Rafael dos Anjos' dismantling of Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 is the latest chapter in the emergence of Kings MMA Rafael Cordeiro as one of the premier coaches in all of MMA.
Submitted Mar 18, 2015 1:46AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC 185 winner Jared Rosholt still wants to train with opponent Josh Copeland
DALLAS – UFC heavyweight Jared Rosholt met Josh Copeland by chance a few months ago as he was training for his return to the promotion’s octagon.
Submitted Mar 18, 2015 1:34AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Nelson not keen on 'point & run' Jackson MMA style
Ahead of his UFC 185 showdown with Alistair Overeem on Saturday night, heavyweight Roy Nelson had some interesting things to say about his opponent and his thoughts on the style of Greg Jackson's fighters.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Rick Story training partner abuse allegations re-emerge
UFC welterweight Rick Story has been accused of abusing training partners before, and a new story has brought those allegations back into the spotlight.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Johny Hendricks explains why he did not work with Mike Dolce for UFC 185
DALLAS -- Johny Hendricks talks about his UFC 185 fight against Matt Brown, why he took this fight instead of waiting for a title shot, losing the belt, why he did not work with Mike Dolce for this fight, his weight cut, and more.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 12:40AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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