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If you're wondering why your Internet didn't slow to a crawl this week, one possibility is that Chael Sonnen didn't fire away at Mauricio "Shogun" Rua much leading up to their headline bout Saturday in Boston on UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1.
Below are the juiciest of Sonnen's work on the conference call from earlier this week. None of them figure to have the type of staying power...Read more »
UFC president Dana White spent 13 or so minutes this week with Boston.com's "Boston Sports Live."
Here's the video, where he talks about coming back to his hometown, Chael Sonnen vs. "Shogun" Rua and more UFC on Fox Sports 1.
White calls Sonnen "still the No. 1 contender at 185 pounds."
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Most people don't use the word "fun" to describe voluntarily walking into a combat session with former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Of course, Manhattan's Uriah Hall is not like most people.
Hall, a finalist on Season 17 of "The Ultimate Fighter," left Tiger Schulmann's MMA in New Jersey to train with Reign MMA in California for his fight this Saturday...Read more »
If you're looking for some hard-hitting fight analysis or investigative MMA report, then this particular blog post isn't for you.
But if you want some light fare on a Friday afternoon about Urijah Faber, then pursue the following few paragraphs ahead of his Aug. 17 bantamweight fight against Iuri Alcantara in the UFC's debut on Fox Sports 1.
We'll begin with a tweet from last April:
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Every now and again, MMA and the rest of the world merge for a moment.
Usually, it comes in the form of sports brawls and we grade their skills using keen MMA analyticals.
This time, thanks to New York City mayoral candidates Anthony Weiner and George McDonald, we compare their standoff at an event to a staredown at weigh-ins.
Here's the clip:
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The word war between Ronda Rousey and Miesha continued Tuesday night with this clip from "UFC Tonight."
Expect the mud to be slung and the muck to be raked plenty war as this season of "The Ultimate Fighter" plays out on Fox Sports 1 leading up to their bout at UFC 168 on Dec. 28.
In the clip embedded below, Tate fires back.
Video: Tate on Rousey: "I'd...Read more »
I'm unsure the last time I watched an MMA pre-fight video feature that included mentions of both Bret "The Hitman" Hart AND the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Thank you, Nick Newell!
Of course, Newell's back story is far more compelling than terrific pop culture references.
Watch the embedded video below to learn more about the Springfield, Mass., native as Newell prepares...Read more »
This much we know: Tito Ortiz will emerge from retirement to fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson inside the Bellator cage on Nov. 2 on pay-per-view. In the nook of the Internet reserved for mixed martial arts, such information caused quite a stir — much of it negative in nature.
Here’s what we don’t yet know, and thus can’t light up the Internet complaining about or championing its cause: how...Read more »
Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler landed a big right hand to drop David Rickels in the first minute of the fight at Bellator 97.
Watch the knockout video below.
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Tyrone Spong and Angel DeAnda headline the fourth offering from the World Series of Fighting on Aug. 10 in Ontario, Calif. (and airing live on NBC Sports Network).
Let's get you started for that bout with a pair of pre-fight videos.
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Newsday's app users can watch these videos at http://www.nbcsports.com/mma/king-ring-brings-buzz...Read more »