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Joe Rogan claims he was misquoted in Jon Jones racism debacle:”it’s a subject for debate and discussion”

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UFC commentator Joe Rogan found himself in an interesting position following backlash from comments made on his podcast about the possibility of Jon Jones lack of popularity being due to racism.  Rogan Tweeted the following: “I’ve been misquoted left & right about Jones lack of popularity, I said ‘I wonder how much of it is racism’ key words WONDER & HOW MUCH.” “I didn’t say Jones isn’t more popular because everyone who dislikes him is racist. It’s a subject for debate …

Robi VioJoe Rogan claims he was misquoted in Jon Jones racism debacle:”it’s a subject for debate and discussion”
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The elephant in the UFC’s room – Weight cutting

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It’s safe to say that the desire among MMA and UFC fans for “spectacle” fights featuring large height and weight differences between the fighters has diminished greatly from the hearts and minds of even the least educated of fight fans. Sure, the occasional mismatch still takes place (think Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko), but if the general reaction to that bout is anything to go by, and it should be, then it’s pretty clear that the majority of fight fans …

Jonny WynneThe elephant in the UFC’s room – Weight cutting
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Bellator President Coker on possibility of Fedor vs Couture: “We’re in talks with M-1″

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Following Bellator 123, president Scott Coker was able to drop hope on all those fans who miss Fedor Emelianenko and Randy Couture, when he began to hint at them possibly fighting under the Bellator banner in their fight that has been waited on for over a decade.  Coker told the media: “All I can say is that we’re in dialogue with M-1, but that’s all I have to say at this time about that, You know, that’s a fight I …

Robi VioBellator President Coker on possibility of Fedor vs Couture: “We’re in talks with M-1″
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Why you sound stupid when you compare Bellator to WWE, but not UFC.

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In the brief history of MMA there have been many attempts to market different things and people in Different ways. One of those ways was to play up certain aspects of their fight record by saying they were a “master” of something, or a specialist. . . but what if that isn’t the case?  Early in MMA’s history we saw the UFC, Battlecade, Cage Rage, and many others go for more of a Pro Wrestling way of selling things and …

Robi VioWhy you sound stupid when you compare Bellator to WWE, but not UFC.
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UFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs. Mousasi Results and Fight Bonuses

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After a sluggish start with a slew of decisions, the card got on its finishing streak with the rest of the fights ending in either KOs or submissions. Some amazingly good fights with a bunch of quick finishes as well. Let’s hope the good fights keep rolling in for the next event as well. Here are your UFC Fight Night 50 results:   Main Card (Fox Sports 1) Weight class Method Round Time Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Gegard Mousasi Submission …

GCPUFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs. Mousasi Results and Fight Bonuses
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* GRAPHIC CONTENT * Uncle Creepy’s hand infection

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Not for the squeemish, folks. UFC Flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall has had a rough hand injury for a few months, dating back to his bout with Iliarde Santos at UFC 163 which started off his issues. A knuckle broken in 4 places, to be exact. Roughly two weeks ago, he finally took the steps needed to have it surgically repaired and get himself back to 100% for a potential run at the title beginning in 2015. Unfortunately, things don’t …

Pat* GRAPHIC CONTENT * Uncle Creepy’s hand infection
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Cheick Kongo: UFC threw me away after treating me like sh*t

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Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo is returning to the cage this weekend as he prepares to take on Lavar “Big” Johnson at Bellator 123.  and though everything is finally “good” in his career, The Parisian opened up about how badly he felt the UFC treated him towards the end of his time there. In an interview with SciFighting.com, Kongo said.. “You know some things happen unexpectedly in your career but no matter what happens you can get everything you want, …

Jonny WynneCheick Kongo: UFC threw me away after treating me like sh*t
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Henry Cejudo is moving to Bantamweight!!!

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Henry Cejudo, after having to withdraw from his UFC debut fight last Friday in Sacramento, CA., due to medical complications arising from his weight cut, has accepted an offer made to him by Dana White and the UFC to move up and compete in the bantamweight division, according to his manager. After failing make the 126lb weight limit on the day before UFC 177, Dana White let the media know Cejudo had two options left: either compete at bantamweight or …

Jonny WynneHenry Cejudo is moving to Bantamweight!!!
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Chris Leben has adverse reaction to his surgery and is back in the hospital. (PHOTOS)

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Former UFC Middleweight and competitor on the Ultimate Fighter Season 1, Chris Leban, is back in the hospital after a bad reaction to a surgical procedure he had. Chris took to facebook to address his fans on the matter: “Apparently just a freak surgery side affect. There was nothing we could have done to prevent it. 40k votes running through my body and now my heart rates back to normal. I feel like electrode…” He posted this picture to accompany …

Robi VioChris Leben has adverse reaction to his surgery and is back in the hospital. (PHOTOS)
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Seize the Moment! The NYFE is seeking TWO 185lb Amateur MMA fighters (One for a TITLE SHOT) for NYFE 4 on September 20 in New York City!

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The New York Fight Exchange has set the bar extremely high for how an amateur organization should be run. They have sold out their previous three shows, and this one will be no different. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the promotion is seeking two 185lb amateur MMA fighters for the upcoming September 20th show in Jamaica, Queens. One fighter will be fighting for the NYFE title against it’s champion who is 3-0. The other fight will be against a middleweight who …

THELAW@TNSSeize the Moment! The NYFE is seeking TWO 185lb Amateur MMA fighters (One for a TITLE SHOT) for NYFE 4 on September 20 in New York City!
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A Day of Pre-School Martial Arts.

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I was invited to teach a Judo class for preschool students by a friend of mine. It was their school’s annual sportsfest, and they wanted the kids to experience different kinds of martial arts. I’ve had previous experience teaching Judo, coaching PE classes in college during the off-season from my varsity days. I was lucky to have had an athletic batch of students, ones who eventually got the team championship at the end of the term. And now I have …

GCPA Day of Pre-School Martial Arts.