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Anderson Silva, soccer star?


(Credit: Getty Buda Mendes)

Good comedy can transcend nearly any language barrier.

This video, in Portuguese with no subtitles, attempts to answer this basic question: What would have happened if UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva became a soccer star instead?

Whether or not you can understand Portuguese is irrelevant to the amusement you'll get from watching this video that hit YouTube on Wednesday, 24 days...

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Watch 'The DNA of GSP' trailer

Georges St-Pierre, left, lands a blow to Nick

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There's a feature documentary on the horizon about UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Directed by Peter Svatek and Kristian Manchester, "The DNA of GSP" promises to be a "look at the human being behind the legend."

No release date has been announced yet, but here's the trailer:

(Newsday's app users can watch it at

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The Gian Villante eye safety PSA

Gian Villante argues with the referee after a

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At UFC 159 last month in New Jersey, Gian Villante lost by technical decision when he was poked in the eye by Ovince St. Preux and the referee stopped the fight.

On Tuesday, Gamma Labs posted this humorous PSA on eye safety in the workplace starring Levittown's Villante.

Watch and enjoy.

(Newsday's app users can watch the video at

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Prepping for Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3

Cain Velasquez grapples with Junior dos Santos during

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The events of UFC 160 on Saturday night have set into motion affirmative talk of the heavyweight fight most fans wanted in the first place: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3.

The two first fought at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011, with Dos Santos taking Velasquez's title in 64 seconds. Velasquez then took the title back in December 2012 with a five-round classic.

With Velasquez stopping...

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UFC 160 video roundup, part 1

Cain Velasquez during his UFC 155 heavyweight championship

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Here's the first installment of the UFC 160 video roundup heading into Saturday's fight.

This one includes an overview of the main and co-main events, plus more from Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva....

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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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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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