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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...Read more »
Jon Jones is better suited keeping his strikes inside the cage. His first pitch at the Blue Jays-Yankees game on Tuesday was a smidge or two out of the strike zone.
But at least he reached the plate, and did so from the mound, two things many celebrity first-pitch throwers rarely do.
Jones, who is in Toronto to defend his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165,...Read more »
Enjoy this edition of phantom cam highlights from Fox's super slo-mo camera at UFC 164, embedded below.
Wantagh's Al Iaquinta (pictured above) is featured in the early portion of the video. He beat Ryan Couture by unanimous decision.
(Newsday's app users can watch the video at http://youtu.be/_0OzBjzoqlU)...Read more »
Watch highlights from Rafael dos Anjos' unanimous decision victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 27.
Video: UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos/Cerrone
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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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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 »
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 »
UFC president Dana White rarely, if ever, minces his words.
After UFC on Fox 8 on Saturday night, White had nothing but positive things to say about flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, but welterweight Rory MacDonald did not get the same treatment.
MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger went three rounds, with MacDonald winning the decision in a very uneventful fight.
Hear what White...Read more »