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  1. Jackson: 'No contract has been signed' for Punk fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 21 | BloodyElbow

    ... MMA. "[Brooks is] really getting a crash course, and I feel that, unless you're some crazy prodigy, like a young B.J. Penn , the chances of you picking up different facets of the game to compete with someone - even on my level - it's very slim," ...


  2. Rodriguez Admits To Folding Under Pressure, Vows To Return StrongerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 20 | MMA Mania

    Branded as one of the top prospects for Ultimate Fighting Championship , Yair Rodriguez stormed his way into the spotlight by winning his first six fights inside the Octagon, including a one-sided beatdown over B.J. Penn. At UFC 211, however, "Pantera" ran into his stiffest test to date in the former of former division champion Frankie Edgar.


  3. Yair Rodriguez: 'I couldn't handle the pressure' of being UFC's next top prospectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 20 | BloodyElbow

    Fast-rising prospect Yair Rodriguez was on his way to becoming the UFC's next big name. After an impressive UFC run that was showcased by a decisive second-round TKO victory over two-weight world champion B.J. Penn , the 25-year-old fighter even aimed to surpass Canelo Alvarez and become Mexico's ultimate combat sports superstar.


  4. Why Mayweather v. McGregor II is bad for businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 18 | Double G Sports

    There are many things that deserve a sequel - movies like The Godfather, championship rematches, fights, even slam dunk contests! Who wouldn't want to see Aaron Gordon and Zach Levine go at it again? However, an event last August rocked the combat sports world to its core when boxing's best, Floyd Mayweather, defeated MMA's best at the time, Conor McGregor in a super fight. And while that fight brought the eyes of the watching world to it's television screens, it also brought expectations, the kind that were never going to be met once they exchanged leather.


  5. Colby Covington sets sights on WWE, has message for Ronda Rousey:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 2 | MMA Mania

    Colby Covington sets sights on WWE, has message for Ronda Rousey: 'Don't f-k it up for the MMA fighters' Now that former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has officially made the transition over to World Wrestling Entertainment , other mixed martial artists may eventually follow suit. Rousey has been blazing trails since her UFC takeover in 2013 so it's only natural that other fighters pay attention to her professional ventures.


  6. Undercard Stories: Marlon Vera's steady progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 2 | BloodyElbow

    None of these is the first time two champions have squared off in the Octagon. It was nearly a decade ago that Georges St-Pierre defended his welterweight strap against lightweight king BJ Penn.


  7. Frankie Edgar Got Brain Scan After Gray Maynard Fight, Believes MMA is Safer Than Football and BoxingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 28 | MMA Weekly

    Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has been a professional mixed martial artist for a third of his life. The 36-year-old New Jersey native made his debut in the sport in 2005.


  8. First ever UFC card at Gila River Arena slated for AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 26 | The Arizona Republic

    UFC on Fox is coming to Glendale in April featuring Safford native Justin Gaethje vs Dustin Poirier and Carlos Condit vs Matt Brown Yair Rodriguez celebrates his win over BJ Penn in a Featherweight bout on the Main Card at UFC Fight Night on January 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz. Yair Rodriguez celebrates his win over BJ Penn in a Featherweight bout on the Main Card at UFC Fight Night on January 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz.


  9. UFC historic heavyweight epic: Champion vs championRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2018 | The Mercury

    DANIEL Cormier will fight for Stipe Miocic's UFC heavyweight title at UFC 226 after the pair serve as coaches in The Ultimate Fighter 27 series, a report said on Saturday. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani reported that Cormier would have the opportunity to become just the second simultaneous two-weight champion in UFC history and only the fifth man to win titles in two weight classes by taking on Miocic at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas on July 7 .


  10. Frankie Edgar: Max Holloway is my toughest test in a title fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 26 | BloodyElbow

    Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has been fighting at the elite level for a long time now. Throughout his career as both a titleholder and challenger, he has faced the likes of B.J. Penn , Jose Aldo , and Ben Henderson , and has gone through other top caliber opponents such as Cub Swanson , Chad Mendes , and Jeremy Stephens , just to name a few.


  11. Frankie Edgar Acknowledges Fight Against Max Holloway...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 25 | MMA Weekly

    ... putting everything into his training camp to ensure he finally becomes the fifth person in UFC history - alongside B.J. Penn, Randy Couture, Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre - to hold two titles in two different divisions. "I mean yeah, it ...


  12. Hawaiian delegates meet with UFC officials to plan 2018 event in HalawaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 24 | MMA Mania

    After watching Ultimate Fighting Championship win its longstanding battle against "The Empire State" and finally stage its first-ever live event inside New York City's Madison Square Garden, I'm convinced the world's largest mixed martial arts promotion can find a home anywhere in the world. That includes Halawa, Hawaii, as delegates from "The Aloha State" recently traveled to UFC headquarters in Las Vegas to discuss the possibility of hosting a late summer or early fall event, according to KHON2 , corroborating this recent report .


  13. UFC's Frankie Edgar says opioid crisis 'scares the hell out of me' during awareness eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | BloodyElbow

    ... 67 (where he beat Tyson Griffin ). 'The Answer' was crowned lightweight champion at 2010's UFC 112, after he beat B.J. Penn . Edgar is currently on a two-fight winning streak with victories over Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez . Edgar's ...


  14. MacDonald fights for titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2018 | Castanet.net

    McDonald, who trained at Toshido MMA in Kelowna, will face Douglas Lima for the world welterweight championship on Paramount TV. MacDonald made his professional debut at the age of sixteen, winning against Terry Thiara, at an Extreme Fighting Challenge event.


  15. Up close with 'The Art of Eight Limbs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | ABS-CBN News

    I began watching MMA back in 2009, around the time that stars like Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn were at their peak, and immediately got hooked, and it's actually that fandom that got me to where I am now todaya sportswriter. It's also that appreciation for the sport that got me to try and get into combat sports, and I've been practicing on a regular basis since then.


  16. Stephens vs. Choi pulls biggest Fight Night numbers in almost two yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | MMAFighting.com

    ... defending the bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz , the event drew 2,280,000 viewers. Last year, with a B.J. Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez main event, the date did 1,090,000 viewers. While viewership was up across the board, the show had far more ...


  17. Will Georges St-Pierre Ever Make Another UFC Return? Should He?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | MMA Weekly

    Georges St-Pierre returned to the Octagon at UFC 217 in November, capturing the UFC middleweight title from Michael Bisping. But now, two months later, what's next? Weeks after he won the middleweight belt, St-Pierre vacated it, citing a medical issue called ulcerative colitis.


  18. Matt Hughes Makes Emotional Walk to the Octagon at UFC St. LouisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 | MMA Weekly

    The UFC honored Hall of Famer and former welterweight champion Matt Hughes on Sunday night in St. Louis with an emotional tribute, as he continues to battle through the biggest fight of his life. Hughes was hospitalized for several weeks last summer after his truck collided with an oncoming train in Illinois on June 16, 2017, and he was airlifted for treatment because of severe head injuries.


  19. Video: Watch Matt Hughes make emotional UFC return seven months after near-fatal train wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2018 | MMA Mania

    ... most respected legends in the game. Prior to walking out, UFC shared a tribute video with Georges St-Pierre and B.J. Penn talking about Matt's legendary career and its importance to their own. Matt then enjoyed the rest of the evening's action cage ...


  20. Girl, 10, took punch that banned youth pankrationa s boxing-wrestling...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | LA Daily News

    Pankration fighter Aalijah Pineda, 10, works out at a UFC gym in Cypress in hopes that the ban on youth pankration fighting will be lifted. Young Aalijah found herself at the center of youth pankration's ban in California because of an edited video showing her being illegally punched in the face during a fight.