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Joe Warren ruled ineligible to compete at Bellator 98 by Mohegan Sun athletic commission

Joe Warren ruled ineligible to compete at Bellator 98 by Mohegan Sun athletic commission | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
The athletic commission of the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, CT has ruled former Bellator featherweight champion and coach of 'Fight Master' Joe Warren 'ineligible' to compete 'after reviewing medical documentation'.
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Sad news.

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Justin Bieber: Send Me a Pirate Copy of UFC Event | TorrentFreak

Justin Bieber: Send Me a Pirate Copy of UFC Event | TorrentFreak | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
According to estimates Justin Bieber is worth a cool $110 million, but that didn't stop him from strapping on an eye patch this past weekend. After learning of the huge drama taking place during Saturday's Ultimate Fighting ...
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"By the time Bieber had asked for a pirate copy the event was already over so live PPV wasn’t really an option." Think again, pirates. You can order an event anytime after it starts...including after the event has ended.

 

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UFC's featherweight division packs a punch - USA TODAY

UFC's featherweight division packs a punch - USA TODAY | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
UFC's featherweight division packs a punch
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It's no small thing to build a new weight class in the UFC. But if what's going on in the 145-pound division these days proves anything, it is that patience pays off.
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WEC - Never Die!

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The Ultimate Fighter 17: Cast Follow-Up

The Ultimate Fighter 17: Cast Follow-Up | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
The cast of contestants for season 17 boasted over 200 wins between competitors, as well as 7 undefeated fighters, and a wealth of talent that The Ultimate Fighter had not seen for a long while.
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Nice follow-up from the season.

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UFC 162: Mark Munoz Batters Tim Boetsch (Video Highlight)

UFC 162: Mark Munoz Batters Tim Boetsch (Video Highlight) | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
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Even if you're not a Munoz fan, great fight to watch. 

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Dana White on how Vegas landed UFC 167, restructuring fighter pay and more

Dana White on how Vegas landed UFC 167, restructuring fighter pay and more | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
Mixed martial arts fans in Las Vegas are going to get as spoiled this year as a child whose grandparents hit the lottery during holiday season.
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Dana has never been shy about telling us his feelings. But I think his frustration is bubbling over in this article.

 

Fans: be careful what you ask for. Elimination of fighter bonuses could take away one of the exciting aspects of watching a card (KOTN, SOTN, FOTN).

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Bellator MMA ratings rebound on Spike TV with episode two of 'Fight Master'

Bellator MMA ratings rebound on Spike TV with episode two of 'Fight Master' | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
Bellator MMA's "Fight Master" ratings rebounded on Spike TV with episode two of the combat sports reality show, pulling in 545,000 viewers for a 0.4 rating, up from 432,000 in last week's season premiere.
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Fight Master has been an interesting show to watch. Fighters picking their own coaches from four gyms was intriguing.

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Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt would be a bloody brawl - Cage Pages ...

Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt would be a bloody brawl - Cage Pages ... | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
For Nelson, this would be a start to another successful UFC run. For Hunt, defeating Big Country would not only set him back on the winning track, but also get him in the good graces of UFC President Dana White, whose ...
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Like many other striker-on-striker matches, this also has the potential to be a snoozefest as they both demonstrate respect for each other's abilities. I'd give it a chance but it's not something I'm clamoring for, either.

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Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar from The Ultimate Fighter Finale 1 - MMA Fighting

Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar from The Ultimate Fighter Finale 1 - MMA Fighting | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
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Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar from The Ultimate Fighter Finale 1 MMA Fighting The UFC has made the first meeting between former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 1 finalist Stephan...
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It's video of the fight that serves as the cornerstone for today's MMA. I dare you to watch and not get hooked.

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Plenty at Stake for the Major Players at UFC 162 - Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report Plenty at Stake for the Major Players at UFC 162 Bleacher Report Las Vegas is built upon the idea that dreams can be made and broken in one quick turn, and no shortage of risk will be involved for the major players when the UFC...
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Great article. 

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UFC on FOX 8: Melvin Guillard sentenced to probation, community service following assault charges in Albuquerque

UFC on FOX 8: Melvin Guillard sentenced to probation, community service following assault charges in Albuquerque | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
UFC on FOX 8's Melvin Guillard has been sentenced to supervised probation for the next two years, as well as community service, following assault charges in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "The Young Assassin" next fights Mac Danzig on July 27 in Seattle.
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Yet another exciting MMA fighter that appears to be little more than a common punk.

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UFC announces launch The Ultimate Fighter: China - MMA Fighting

UFC announces launch The Ultimate Fighter: China - MMA Fighting | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
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UFC announces launch The Ultimate Fighter: China
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While no English-language announcement was made available, the UFC has reportedly announced their intention to launch their reality fighting series in China.
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This could be a lot of fun to watch.

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Statement regarding Stefan Struve's heart condition

Statement regarding Stefan Struve's heart condition | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
Stefan Struve's manager Lex McMahon gives a detailed statement on the heavyweight's future.
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Sad news for a fighter that seems to be one of the good guys. 

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Dana White on fighting in the UFC: 'This isn't a long-term f*cking job'

Dana White on fighting in the UFC: 'This isn't a long-term f*cking job' | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
Fighter pay has been a central part of the larger discussion of the UFC in the last few weeks leading up to this past weekend's UFC 162.
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Well said.

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UFC 162: Referee Herb Dean thought Anderson Silva may have been faking after hit from Chris Weidman

UFC 162: Referee Herb Dean thought Anderson Silva may have been faking after hit from Chris Weidman | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
Anderson Silva came into UFC 162 sporting the most impressive record of any champion in the promotion's history. He'd successfully defended his title 10 times and gone undefeated in 16 fights in the Octagon.
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Silva even fooled Herb Dean. Now THAT'S an accomplishment.

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White says big rematch in '13 unlikely - ESPN

Bleacher Report White says big rematch in '13 unlikely ESPN A rematch between newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva will be "the biggest fight in UFC history," according to UFC president Dana White, but it's...
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Silva Weidman II will probably be next year.

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After looking at career earnings UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt says he was 'cheated again'

After looking at career earnings UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt says he was 'cheated again' | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
The issue of the relatively low level of fighter pay has been getting more and more attention recently.
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Not entirely sure how I feel about this. One the one hand, the Fertitas and Dana built this sport up from nothing and made it what it is today - and should enjoy the rewards without this type of complaining. On the other hand, fighters complaining - even if unjustified - makes for a negative image for the UFC.

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UFC 162: Chris Weidman Knocks Anderson Silva Out Cold (Video Highlight)

UFC 162: Chris Weidman Knocks Anderson Silva Out Cold (Video Highlight) | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
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I understand how it looked like the fix was in. Nonetheless, I can't think of any reason for Silva to throw away the belt and the streak. I'm not certain any amount of $$$ would have caused The Spider to throw the fight. I firmly believe he just got caught.

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Urijah Faber, Phil Davis hope MMA Draft, combine help boost amateur MMA

Urijah Faber, Phil Davis hope MMA Draft, combine help boost amateur MMA | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
Included in this week's UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas will be an event a pair of UFC elite fighters hope takes MMA to the next level.
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Wonder how much this will eat into UFC's answer for the amateur draft, TUF.

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New City, New Team, New Leben | UFC ® - News - UFC.com

New City, New Team, New Leben | UFC ® - News - UFC.com | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
For a while, Chris Leben's move to Hawaii in 2007 was the ideal situation for the Ultimate Fighter season one veteran.
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Great article about the engimatic but exciting Chris Leben.

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UFC 162 'Behind the Numbers:' Closer look at Anderson Silva's sensational career stat sheet

UFC 162 'Behind the Numbers:' Closer look at Anderson Silva's sensational career stat sheet | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
Prior to his UFC 162 collision with Chris Weidman, MMAmania.com gives you a run down of the accomplishments made thus far in the UFC career of middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
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Lots of facts about Anderson Silva, including this gem: 

Of his 16 UFC victories, has defeated opponents by 12 different methods.

 

If that's not overwhelmingly impressive, you ain't payin' attention.

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A night at the office with Stitch Duran

A night at the office with Stitch Duran | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
Jacob 'Stitch' Duran is an awesome human. I know this from experience, as I've interviewed him many times. Most men (and a few women, too) would trade a kidney to be in his shoes.
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Stitch has been on MMA Junkie numerous times. If you're an MMA fan, you could listen to this guy all day long.

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UFC's Travis Browne on pay disputes: Don't complain after you sign the deal - MMAjunkie.com

UFC's Travis Browne on pay disputes: Don't complain after you sign the deal - MMAjunkie.com | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
UFC's Travis Browne on pay disputes: Don't complain after you sign the deal
MMAjunkie.com
Since a lackluster draw against Cheick Kongo at UFC 120, Browne is 4-1 in the promotion and has earned an extra $185,000 in performance bonuses.
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I don't know if I'm qualified to say what is and is not fair pay for a UFC fighter. All I know is this: no one is forcing these guys to sign UFC contracts. If they don't pay enough, and you get a better offer...sign it. Otherwise, stop acting like you're a slave.

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UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft | MMA and UFC | Scoop.it
UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt could be back in the hospital next week and may need plastic surgery after a skin graft to repair his injured leg -- blown apart by infected hematoma -- did not survive the transplant.
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Best wishes to Mark Hunt, getting treatment for an infected hematoma. 

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