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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 …

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Rumble Johnson and Alexander Gustaffson exchange words over hypothetical fight.

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Weeks ago Anthony Johnson revealed that the UFC was trying to set him up with a new opponent. After Johnson teasing a reveal for a while, he eventually outed Alexander Gustaffson as the man he was offered.  Alexander Gustaffson responded to the fight request with this to Swedish publication Expressen : “I have fought both worse and better opponents. Had that (Johnson) fight taken me somewhere, I would have been the first to accept. Since his return to the UFC after …

Robi VioRumble Johnson and Alexander Gustaffson exchange words over hypothetical fight.
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Dana White on Stephan Bonnar to Bellator: “I’m Down with That…”

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UFC president Dana White was making his rounds after the weigh ins today and the subject came up of Bellator FC, and more particularly the UFC hall of famer Stephan Bonnar who just made the jump in hopes of facing Tito Ortiz. White was quick in his response and seemed like he wasn’t bothered at all: “I released him to do it, He was under contract to us. We released him to do it, and I wish him the best…He …

Robi VioDana White on Stephan Bonnar to Bellator: “I’m Down with That…”
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Did Benson Henderson fight with a toothpick in his mouth…AGAIN?!?! (VIDEO)

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When Ben Henderson faced Nate Diaz, a legend was born. The legend of the Bendo toothpick has been making rounds for over a year now, and he is the reason that fighters have to open their mouths for a thorough check when they go into the cage now. The security on the outside of the cage is something anyone involved in the sport can attest to, but it seems that Bendo has given us yet another security breach. Did he …

Robi VioDid Benson Henderson fight with a toothpick in his mouth…AGAIN?!?! (VIDEO)
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ONE FC Reign of Champions Results: Did Askren claim another title?

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ONE Fighting Championships presented  “Reign of Champions” today and this card was set to answer some big questions. Could James McSweeney get his much needed W? Can Roger Huerta show us some of his past glory? Can Jadamba Narantungalag capture the featherweight title? Will Ben Askren become a champion in another promotion? and one of the weirdest questions, how many times can Shinya Aoki make you tap  before a referee will stop the fight? Answers are: yes, yes, yes,yes, and …

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Ultimate fighters Overeem, Cerrone, Kennedy and champ Jon Jones take in a game of Ultimate Frisbee with the rest of the Greg Jackson Camp.

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Sometimes a group of fighters have to take a break from punching each other in the face and have some chill time of tossing a frisbee to one another. Luckily their fight shorts doubled over a adequate Frisbee wear. . . Tim Kennedy prefers to get a running start. . . .  But nothing tops Overeem’s Flying Finish. . . . It’s nice to see guys who spend most of their time beating the hell out of each other, taking …

Robi VioUltimate fighters Overeem, Cerrone, Kennedy and champ Jon Jones take in a game of Ultimate Frisbee with the rest of the Greg Jackson Camp.
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“…That’s Not My Style.” – Jose Aldo

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UFC  featherweight champ Jose Aldo spoke up on a media day in Sao Paulo regarding a shoving incident with UFC 179 title challenger, Chad Mendes during a media event in Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro. He admitted that he and Andre Pederneiras were talking about how they could improve promotions for the fight. Numbers have shown that Barao does not generate a lot of buys, so they decided to spice things up a bit. According to Aldo, the actual shove …

GCP“…That’s Not My Style.” – Jose Aldo
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Cerrone a Racist? Yes according to Green

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Some BIG accusations are coming out from Bobby Green, in regards to an incident that happened with Donald Cerrone at the UFC Fan Expo.  Here is what he told The MMA Hour: “He just said some racist stuff.  He said stuff like, random racist stuff like ‘we gotta check him, we gotta check him, you know how black people like to steal.’ I’m like ‘what the,’ and I’m getting hot in front of thousands of people, all these people are …

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Kevin Iole: “(Dana White) needs to know what he did was wrong” , TNS: “How?”

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In the MMA media there are certain cliques and the like who debate every aspect of every action that takes place in and around the cage, and though I am glad that we have these circles and are able to talk about all the ins and outs of the industry, it also leads to a problem with sometimes over looking some things in order to make a point. This came to be the case with an article from Yahoo Sports …

Robi VioKevin Iole: “(Dana White) needs to know what he did was wrong” , TNS: “How?”
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Grice receives Courage Award

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If you do not know who Matt Grice is, let me take a second to explain to you, who he is: Grice is a former 4-time Oklahoma State Wrestling Champion, winning Outstanding Wrestler 3 times, a feat which has never been accomplished by any other competitor.  After which, he was the most recruited wrestler of his weight class, and went to the University of Oklahoma, but he never saw any career highlights at that point, due to multiple injuries. Grice then …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Appreciating MMA

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So you’ve stumbled upon a UFC event on TV, or a clip on Youtube. You may have even started watching a few more fights and have remembered some of the fighters’ names. Good for you. With a little more guidance, you’ll be able to really enjoy the wonderful world of Mixed Martial Arts! 1) Know Your Fighters So you liked it when this John Dodson guy knocked out this TJ guy on youtube. Great! But did you know that he …

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UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos Results and Fight Bonuses

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WOW!!!!!!!!! Seriosuly, that was one of the best main cards this year. Only one fight went to a decision and it was still a slobber knocker of a fight. Mad props to all involved and a special mention to Clay Collard for being one tough SOB. Here are your fight results: Main Card (Fox Sports 1) Weight class Method Round Time Lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos def. Benson Henderson TKO (flying knee & punches) 1 2:31 Welterweight Jordan Mein def. Mike …

GCPUFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos Results and Fight Bonuses