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UFC counters Culinary Union with new website

UFC owners, from left, Frank Fertitta III, Dana

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It has become somewhat of a niche market inside a cottage industry for network domain and hosting companies as the Culinary Union 226 of Las Vegas has created several websites to push its agenda against the UFC.

On Monday, the UFC returned the favor with thetruthaboutculinary226.com, a site that aims to expose the Union's "smear campaign," a press release said.

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Chris Weidman's Anderson Silva impression

These are some of the answers UFC middleweight

Chris Weidman was the subject of "Octo Questions," an eight-question segment that aired on the May 14 edition of "UFC Tonight."

In the clip below, the Baldwin resident fields questions on pasta, Long Island and gives his Anderson Silva impersonation ahead of their title fight at UFC 162 on July 6.

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Anderson Silva: 'Sometimes I'm funny'

Middleweight champion Anderson Silva holds the Knockout of

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OK, sure, there was a much juicier quote from this Anderson Silva video clip below, but I didn't want to be accused of going for shock value and cheap clicks. (At least not today, that is.) Besides, you can see it right there in the embedded video.

Silva, the UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound greatest MMA fighter, may have missed a media obligation last week in Los Angeles for...

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Learn a little about Luke Rockhold

Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

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Luke Rockhold wore the Captain Obvious crown when he said in the video below that the toughest thing about fighting Vitor Belfort is trying to make it through the first round. Of Belfort's 22 career wins, 14 have come in the first round.

But this clip from UFC's "Ultimate Insider" goes a bit deeper into Rockhold's back story, so give it a watch now or some time before he fights Belfort...

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UFC and Fox Sports 1 launch schedule

A logo for the new Fox Sports 1

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FS1, the new 24-hour cable sports channel that Fox Sports hopes can compete with ESPN in time, launches Aug. 17 with more than seven hours of UFC programming, including six hours of live coverage, the network announced last Thursday.

Here's a quick rundown:

3:30 p.m.: UFC Ultimate Insider

4 p.m.: UFC Unleashed

5 p.m.: UFC Tonight (live)

6 p.m.: UFC on FS1 prelims (live)

8-11...

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Watch the UFC 160 video preview

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez works out at

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Embedded above is the UFC 160 video preview, featuring Cain Velasquez, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Junior Dos Santos, Mark Hunt and more.

If you've got 10 minutes, give it a look....

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