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Werdum To Dos Santos: ‘I’m Not Against Homosexuals, But ‘Cigano’ Needs To Get Out Of The Closet’

Former UFC Heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum may have landed himself in trouble after he implied that compatriot Junior ‘Cigano’ Dos Santos was a closeted homosexual. Werdum’s remarks come in the wake of accusations from Dos Santos that Werdum turned down a rematch with him at UFC 207 after it was confirmed that Cain Velasquez had withdrawn from his scheduled bout with …

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Cain Velasquez Out Of UFC 207 Rematch With Fabricio Werdum

Cain Velasquez is out of UFC 207 and his rematch with Fabricio Werdum, after the Nevada Athletic Commission(NAC) refused to issue him with a licence to compete. During the conference call which was used to announce the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association(MMAAA) late last month, Velasquez admitted that he was already scheduled to undergo back-surgery after the …

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MMA Athletes Association Launched By St-Pierre, Cerrone, Kennedy, Velasquez, Dillashaw And Rebney

It didn’t exactly come as a huge surprise when Tim Kennedy proudly announced the launch of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association(MMAAA) during the early stages of a conference call on Wednesday. When a press release promising an “industry re-defining” announcement from Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney, Georges St-Pierre, Donald Cerrone, Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy and TJ Dillashaw was sent around …

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Bellator Founder And Host Of MMA Stars Promise ‘Industry Re-Defining’ Announcement

Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney, whose association with that promotion ended in 2014, along with Georges St-Pierre, Donald Cerrone, Cain Velasquez, T.J. Dillashaw and Tim Kennedy are scheduled to make a significant announcement during a conference call on Wednesday. In fact, significant is an understatement if a recent press release is to be believed. What the group is actually promising …

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Video: Promotion For UFC 200 Is Well Under Way

The first episode of the UFC 200 tour has been released, and it includes Frankie Edgar, Jose Aldo, Cain Velasquez, Travis Browne, Amanda Nunes, Miesha Tate and  new headliners Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. UFC Embedded has become an integral part of the build up to big UFC PPV cards and it gives us a remarkable insight into life behind the …

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UFC Fight Night Zagreb: Predictions – Part 2

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 13: Junior dos Santos celebrates before defeating Stipe Miocic (not pictured) by unanimous decision in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the at U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The UFC is hosting its very first card in Zagreb, Croatia this weekend and they have packed the card full of exciting fights.  With five of the 13 bouts taking place in the heavyweight division, the card is reminiscent of UFC 146, which also had five heavyweight bouts. On that night none of those fights went the distance as the …

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UFC’s Biggest Heavyweights Set To Clash At UFC 200

The much-anticipated UFC 200 scheduled for July 9th may finally have its first official fight. Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is reportedly set to face Travis Browne at the event, which will be the first show held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sources close to Fox Sports and a report on UFC Tonight confirmed the fight, …

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5 Super-Fights The UFC Must Make

What fight fan doesn’t want to see champion v champion? The two best in the world in their own weight division clashing to see who the true champion is. After missing several opportunities in the past, the UFC look more likely that ever now to to cash in on these potential fantasy match-ups. With Conor McGregor and Rafael Dos Anjos …

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The Curious Case Of Cain Velasquez

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 10, 2013: UFC fighter Cain Velasquez poses for a portrait during his media day workout at American Kickboxing Academy to promote his October 19, title fight with Junior dos Santos on October 10, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images)

The news of Cain Velasquez’s injury and decision to step out of his upcoming title fight with Fabricio Werdum will not come as a major shock to avid followers of mixed martial arts. Indeed, Dana White’s Facebook post to announce the news was so drab and straightforward that he seemed almost expectant of the situation. Cain Velasquez is out with a …

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Fabricio Werdum Gets New Opponent For UFC 196 As Cain Velasquez Withdraws Through Injury

The highly-anticipated UFC heavyweight title rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez will no longer take place on February 6th, as the former champion has withdrawn from the bout due to a back injury. UFC president Dana White broke the news of the Californian’s withdrawal via Twitter on Sunday, and simultaneously announced that Stipe Miocic would be stepping in to …

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Video: Fighters Make Their Picks For UFC 194 Co-Main Event Between Chris Weidman And Luke Rockhold

In the video below, a number of esteemed MMA pro’s share their opinions on the UFC 194 co-main event – Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold. The UFC 194 middleweight title fight, pitting defending champion Chris Weidman against Luke Rockhold, may have been left somewhat in the shadows by the headline bout between featherweight claimants Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, but …

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MMA Vs Boxing: A Brief History Of Crossover Clashes

Seamus Raftery examines the history of crossover clashes between boxers and mixed martial artists. Conor McGregor is the most headline hogging athlete in the world today. This week, he has been all over the news due to the chaos surrounding UFC 189. Yesterday, he was grabbing the limelight for a different reason, however. Whilst a guest on, American chat show, …

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