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The Jekyl & Hyde interviews of Ronda Rousey

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey attends the

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The MMA community on Twitter had its share of commentary Saturday night after Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate provided host Jon Anik with one of the more awkward interviews you'll see on TV.

Rousey then turned back into her charming self Monday night during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Below are both interviews.

 

 

 

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Oooh, another Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate staredown

Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, left, and

(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Hard to really understand the point of staredowns beyond photo ops and content creation for video players.

Alas, here's the video of the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate staredown from the "TUF" 18 final episode.

(Newsday's app users can watch at http://foxs.pt/IvWubE)...

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MMA Platinum Gloves tourney fight card

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Prince Uchegbu trains

(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Here's the fight card for the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge.

Welterweights

Stuart Gordon (1-0) vs. Zac Rosado (0-0)

Steven Haynes (0-1) vs. Ricky Pigatti (0-0)

Salvatore Dicristo (0-0) vs. Jude Paulemon (0-0)

Lightweights

Nick Fiore (0-0) vs. Alexander Capogna (0-0)

Antonio...

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NYFE Amateur MMA fight card in Queens

nyfe fight poster

New York Fight Exchance will host its first amateur MMA event on Friday (Oct. 4) at the Amazura Concert Hall in Jamaica, Queens.

Nine Long Islanders will be featured on the card, which is sanctioned by the WKA. NYFE's Facebook page says the event includes "full ground and pound" rules.

Here's the fight card:

Main Event

Jerome Mickle 8-0-0, 170 lbs from MMA University,...

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TUF's Raquel Pennington on being a gay athlete

Undefeated Cat Zingano, left, at weigh-ins against bantamweight

(Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Raquel Pennington, a contestant on the current season of "The Ultimate Fighter," talks about what it's like to be a gay fighter and the struggles she faced telling her family.

Watch the clip embedded below.

Video: Being a gay athlete

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Jon Jones on fight day

Jon Jones elbows Rashad Evans during a light

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Weigh-ins for UFC 165 in Toronto (watch them live here) are a few hours away now, which will conclude with main-eventers Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson hitting the scales.

The day of weigh-ins before a fight is the busiest day of fight week, said Jones. This during a week filled with media obligations, cutting the remaining few pounds to hit 205, workouts, and throwing out the first pitch...

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BJJ video: Master Mansur, 9th degree red belt

Master Francisco Mansur

(Credit: KiotoBJJ.com)

If you’re a fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its history, here is a video you must watch. It’s about 9th degree red belt Master Francisco Mansur and his student, fourth degree black belt Milton Regis. They run the Kioto Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools in Port Jefferson and Sayville.

Of course, 9th degree red belt is impressive enough. But perhaps more impressive is that Mansur is one of only 22...

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Miesha Tate: 'Ronda is so crazy'

Miesha Tate submitted Julie Kedzie with an armbar

(Credit: Showtime Esther Lin)

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...

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Live to Fight

Live to Fight Inc., started by Kristen Brown

If you pay close enough attention to the banner behind Chris Weidman this Saturday at UFC 162, you might see this logo.

It's a heart with a fist for a right curve and it represents Live to Fight Inc., a non-profit organization of which Weidman is a board member.

The non-profit based out of Centereach was founded by Kristen Brown, a cancer survivor and martial arts fan and practitioner....

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Anderson Silva attached to indie MMA film 'Monday Nights at 7'

From left, "Monday Nights at Seven" creater Marty

Whether or not this becomes an interesting film is up to you and your penchant for movies.

But Marty Sader and Laura Keys have created a somewhat compelling video on Kickstarter.com to get you interested in contributing to the making of "Monday Nights at Seven."

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and retired MMA legend Frank Shamrock are both attached to the project,...

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