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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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Georges St-Pierre talks new book on CNN's Starting Point

UFC welterweight champion gets ready for another title

Georges St-Pierre spent part of Friday morning on CNN's Starting Point show talking about his new book and how he was bullied as a kid.

The UFC welterweight champion's book is a fascinating so far (follow the #GSPbook hashtag on my Twitter account for my thoughts as I read it.)

GSP is looking pretty gangsta with that goatee and "long" hair, but hearing him, in his French accent,...

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UFC 159 video roundup, part 1

Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against

UFC 159 comes to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., this Saturday, and you need some videos to watch.

So, the UFC 159 full video preview is above, and four individual fighter videos are below.

(Newsday's app users can watch those four videos at

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Tate talk: Miesha Tate after TUF Finale weigh-ins

Miesha Tate reacts after losing her Strikeforce women's

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Miesha Tate talks about why she trained more with female fighters than in the past leading up to her bout against Cat Zingano at Ultimate Finale 17 on Saturday night.

Newsday's app users can watch this video at

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TUF Finale weigh-in interviews: Uriah Hall, Kelvin Gastelum

TUF 17 finalist Kelvin Gastelum.

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Hear from Season 17 "Ultimate Fighter" finalsts Uriah Hall and Kelvin Gastelum after weigh-ins in the video embedded below.

The two will fight Saturday night at 9 p.m. on FX.

Newsday's app users can watch the video at

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LI's Ryan LaFlare at ease for UFC debut

Ryan LaFlare poses for a photo at Long

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Folks speak of the "UFC jitters" when it comes to fighters making their promotional debuts inside the Octagon.

For Lindenhurst native Ryan LaFlare, that may not be the case.

Yes, this Saturday, the undefeated welterweight fights in Sweden on the prelims for UFC on Fuel TV 9. But for a 29-year-old whose previous seven fights were in the regional promotion Ring of Combat, the...

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Michael Bisping says something nice about Chris Weidman

British fighter Michael Bisping gestures during the weigh-in

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Michael Bisping has done his share of bashing Long Island's Chris Weidman in the public sphere when there's a camera available.

Well, here's a video where Bisping actually says nice/positive things about Weidman's chances against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in July.

(Newsday's app users can watch the video at

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Still amazed at Chonan def. Silva

Anderson Silva, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Stephan

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I happened to be looking at Anderson Silva's fight record Tuesday morning for a refresher on his various win streaks.

I've seen that loss -- you know, the one to Ryo Chonan on Dec. 31, 2004 -- before, but every time I see it, I'm amazed. Some times, I think it's a typo. Some times, I wonder why Chonan isn't tweeting every day "I beat Anderson Silva."

And some times, the shock...

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Chael Sonnen's sonnet for UFC 159

UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen is a coach

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Chael Sonnen has a fight coming up, which means you'll be seeing plenty of outlanding headlines and sound bites from him.

Jon Jones will be the subject of most Sonnen's rants as their UFC 159 title fight in Newark approaches.

Here's the latest from Sonnen, who gets poetic on "UFC Tonight."

Newsday's mobile app users can view the video at

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Nick Diaz wants to retire and to rematch GSP

Nick Diaz flexes during the weigh-in for

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Watch and enjoy the Nick Diaz UFC 158 post-fight interview on Fuel TV as he talks about retiring and getting a rematch with Georges St-Pierre in the same interview.

I believe Ariel Helwani asked one question in the first three minutes and didn't need to do much else beyond hold the microphone.


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Against whom will Ronda Rousey next defend her UFC title against?

Cat Zingano Gina Carano Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Holly Holm Miesha Tate Someone else

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