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Alan Belcher talks about taking time away from MMA to heal and practice Jiu Jitsu
It's not quite retirement, but Alan Belcher is taking a long break from UFC competition to do something he loves, practice Jiu Jitsu.
Submitted Feb 1, 2014 4:51PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Dana White: 'I used to beat the living s--t out of Tito Ortiz'
Dana White might be (mostly) done with the boxing business, but that doesn't mean he doesn't still love the sport. White treated the media on Wednesday to a screening of his new boxing reality show 'The Fighters', which will air on the Discovery Channel on January 23rd. After the screening, however, White took questions from the media and addressed an old incident with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 4:27PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Rousey: Ugly bone breaks are just part of the game
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ has a blase attitude about broken bones in the Octagon and she wouldn't hesitate to snap the arm of a foe who won't tap.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Hackleman tried to get Chuck to stop banging
John Hackleman of The Pit was Joe Rogan's guest on the Joe Rogan Experience and he revealed that he'd been trying to get Chuck Liddell to change his fighting style before Liddell finally retired.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:23AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Jones: UFC Title Beats Super Bowl Ring
Jon Jones is one of three brothers, all who compete in professional versions of their chosen sport. For Chandler, a member of the New England Patriots, there is no question about who is the most successful member of the Jones' clan.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
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Mayhem Miller threatens to punch Steven Hawking right out of his wheelchair
Former UFC middleweight Jason Miller, who was arrested multiple times last year before getting into a scuffle with Uriah Hall, claims he has "legitimate offers" to return to mixed martial arts (MMA) following his 2012 retirement. To train for his upcoming fight, "Mayhem" plans to punch Steven Hawking right out of his wheelchair and then armbar him, because the paralyzed physicist cannot adequately defend submission attempts. Alllllllrighty then.
Submitted Jan 14, 2014 5:26PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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WSOF’s Marlon Moraes open to proposed Dantas fight, believes UFC challenges may lie in future
Marlon Moraes is quickly establishing himself as one of the top bantamweights in the game. But in order to be considered as the best, Moraes knows he must defeat fighters ahead of him in the rankings, and most of those fighters reside in the UFC.
Submitted Jan 13, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
Sicilia on how Dana White saved him & bar brawl over Juliana Pena
UFC featherweight standout, Sam Sicilia discusses his upcoming fight with Cole Miller, how Dana White saved him, the sponsor landscape, the do or die situation he's found himself in and the tale of a brawl that had teammate, Juliana Pena right at the center of it.
Submitted Jan 13, 2014 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Move over Tim Kennedy, Mark Munoz has 'unfinished business' with Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping may never win a UFC title, but he will undoubtedly retire as the call-out champion of the world (and he says 'thank you').
Submitted Jan 11, 2014 5:06PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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'DB' Admits To Stab-Gate, Says Poirier Got Lucky
UFC featherweight Diego Brandao explains why he threatened to stab Dustin Poirier at the UFC 168 weigh ins and claims "The Diamond" was scared and got lucky with his win at the "Weidman vs. Silva 2" pay-per-view (PPV) last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jan 6, 2014 3:44PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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Anderson Silva says there's a 'great chance' he retires after Saturday night
Anderson Silva talks about whether Saturday night's rematch against Chris Weidman could be his last fight, whether he feels pressure going into the fight, why he isn't sporting Nike for this fight, and more...
Submitted Dec 26, 2013 10:49PM by grappler0000 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Duane Ludwig predicts a clean sweep for four Team Alpha Male fighters at UFC on Fox 9
Team Alpha Male head coach, Duane 'Bang' Ludwig predicts wins for Danny Castillo, Chad Mendes, Urijah Faber and UFC gold for Joseph Benavidez at UFC on Fox 9 on Saturday.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 10:34AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Rory MacDonald: 'I needed to lose'
The Rory MacDonald of 2013 is a very different specimen from the youngster who ran roughshod over the welterweight division throughout his first few years inside the UFC. His ferocity replaced by a measured sense of restraint, MacDonald finally fell victim to his own evolution at UFC 167, where he lost a bruising split decision to Robbie Lawler. Though however damaging it may have been, the loss could ultimately wind up being the best thing for the 24-year-old. "I needed it," a candid MacDonald admitted on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour...
Submitted Nov 26, 2013 8:20AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
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Dana White Suggests MMA Judges and Referees Need Grappling Experience as Job Requirement
If you haven’t done some Brazilian jiu-jitsu or a form of grappling, UFC president Dana White doesn’t find you qualified to officiate MMA. White said on Wednesday evening that referees and judges employed by athletic commissions overseeing MMA events should have experience “rolling” before being considered for their jobs...
Submitted Nov 21, 2013 8:25AM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
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Todd Duffee Recovering from Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, Hopes to Fight Within a Year
The pain woke Todd Duffee in the middle of the night. “It felt like somebody stabbing me in my back,” he told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “I kind of freaked out. Should I go to the ER? What do I do? It was that kind of pain. I just couldn’t move. I could kind of lift my shoulder to a certain extent, but I couldn’t use my hand fully. I could like pulse it, but I couldn’t close it. I couldn’t pick up anything with it or anything like that.”
Submitted Nov 8, 2013 2:44PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Shayna Baszler Talks Strippers, Drunks and more TUF 18
Not sure if this is the right sub forum but here you go....

1. Did you participate in any of the little princess makeovers or fashion shows that Julianna Pena was organizing? Shayna Baszler - We were at practice when those things were happening, just Team Tate was at the house. So we didn’t even get to witness it first hand, we would come back from practice and hear all of the stories. I couldn’t believe that Raquel Pennington was doing that, she is the last person that would be putting on high heels and a dress. So yeah no, luckily I didn’t even have to make a choice of whether to participate. I think more than anything it showed you how desperate we all were in the house for any kind of entertainment. 2. Did Dennis Hallman hand out shorts from his personal collection for Team Tate fighters to wear at practice? Shayna Baszler - [laughing] I am sure you are talking about the sparring session they showed on the episode were Cody Bollinger is wearing some very colorful volleyball looking shorts. He actually stole them from Sarah Moras, she had an entire wardrobe of crazy colored and patterned compression shorts, and he stole them and showed up at practice like that to surprise everyone. So no they didn’t come out of Dennis Hallman’s personal collection but I like your thinking.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 4:32AM by nwowolfpack - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews, General MMA
Caol Uno wants to return to the UFC

PDG: Out of all the great battles you have had with some of the biggest names in the sport, what have been your favorite and why? Caol Uno: All of my fights are memorable, and they all meant something to me. But if I had to pick a fight, it would be my second fight against BJ Penn (Draw at UFC 41). It was very memorable for me. PDG: You are thirty-eight years of age. Some consider this be an older age for fighters. Do you believe you are still at an age to make another run for a title? Caol Uno: I’m not going to say I can take the title, but my challenge is to get back into the UFC for the 3rd time, at this age.
If he wins this weekend that is three in a row including a win over Anthony Avila who was 11-1 when Uno beat him.
Submitted Oct 4, 2013 9:52PM by nwowolfpack - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
Renzo Gracie, Eugenio Tadeu and the riot that got MMA banned in Rio de Janeiro
MMA is a popular sport in Brazil today, but that wasn’t the scenario back after Pentagon Combat in 1997. The sport was still growing, and the events basically matched fighters to defend their martial arts inside a ring. Jiu-jitsu dominated the scene, but the luta livre competitors wanted their revenge for their losses six years before. Pentagon Combat was created to feature more classic battles between jiu-jitsu and luta livre on Sept. 27 of that year, but the night didn’t end well...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:40AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, Other Combat Sports
Urijah Faber: Time to 'have the conversation' about stripping Dominick Cruz of title
While the top of the UFC bantamweight division is in a state of flux, Urijah Faber has been going about his business. Champion Dominick Cruz has been out nearly two years with a knee injury. In his absence, interim champion Renan Barao makes his case for the No. 1 spot with each successive fight...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:37AM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Anderson Silva Says to Expect a ‘New’ Anderson in Rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s longest title reign in UFC history came crashing down as a result of a well-placed left hand by Chris Weidman on July 6 at UFC 162. The way the fight played out didn’t sit well with some people. Silva is known for his showmanship. He taunts and toys with his opponents, but on that night his antics backfired...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:22AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
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