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MMA Fighting
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LOS ANGELES — Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko are not exactly known for pre-fight trash talk. Both come from traditional martial arts backgrounds — Nunes in Brazilian jiu-jit..
When reporter L. Jon Wertheim asked the UFC flyweight champion about the gravity of his winning streak and the possibility of losing, Johnson brought up Rousey. The former dominant..
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one win away from tying the record for most title defenses in UFC women’s history, but does that mean she’s the greatest WMMA fighter of all-time? Jedrzejczyk..
UFC 211, thought to be the company's biggest event of 2017, got early good news as the prelims on FX averaged 1,148,000 viewers. It was the best prelims number so far this year, be..
Maybe one day we’ll look back at the UFC’s springtime visit to Dallas as the weekend the promotion woke up from its deep slumber. It was one big return to the glorious dysfunctiona..
Sporting News
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Every great fighter in mixed martial arts has lost. You can go down the line: Demetrious Johnson, Anderson Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones, Ronda R..
Looking at what Demetrious Johnson has done for the UFC, it's hard to fathom that he isn't one of the highest-paid fighters in the sport and not a mega-star.  Last month at UF..
Women's MMA began in the sport's infancy and started to gain national recognition in the late 2000's because of the popularity of Gina Carano. Then, four years ago, the UFC saw the..
Conor McGregor won't be pulling a Ronda Rousey and dipping into acting. The MMA fighter turned down a role in the action movie “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” to focus on his fi..
Bleacher Report
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Immediately following the conclusion of UFC 211, pundits did as pundits do, looking for ways to quantify and contextualize the impressive achievements of UFC heavyweight champion S..
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson did not mince words about Ronda Rousey when he was discussing how easy it is to lose in a sport like mixed martial arts.  In an inter..
If you still haven't figured out how to say Joanna Jedrzejczyk's name, it might be time to figure it out. The Polish striker successfully defended her title at UFC 211 with a unani..
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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson is on the verge of breaking a pretty important UFC record: most title defenses by a champion. Held by Anderson Silva for ye..
Another day, another upset fighter shut down by the UFC. At this point, with more and more fighters dismayed at their pay either from the company or the weak sponsor that is Reebok..
Blake Lively is becoming a mixed martial arts fighter. No, not in real life, unfortunately. Rather, she’ll be starring in the upcoming Nick Cassavetes film Bruised, which follows t..
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10:17 AM ET Close When UFC president Dana White was on "Inside the NBA" on Wednesday after Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, it came as no surprise which UFC fighter and whi..
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's May 29 issue. Subscribe today! Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson tied one of the most prestigious records in combat sports -- Anderson Sil..
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Rory MacDonald has insisted his nose is fully healed after Paul Daley revealed he would be targeting the Canadian’s previous injury at Bellator London this Friday. Watch: Ronda Rou..
Ronda Rousey has been showing off her scars amid unconfirmed reports she has retired from fighting. Rory MacDonald: My destiny is my own again, welcome to chapter three of my story..
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Johnson has won 12 straight fights -- but says if he does get defeated, he does NOT want to handle the loss the way Ronda did after getting her face kicked in by Holly Holm.  ..
Nunes is facing "Bullet" at UFC 213 -- and after things got physical at the big UFC announcement last week, we wanted to know if Amanda was planning a quick beatdown of her new riv..
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May 18 (UPI) -- UFC's top pound-for-pound fighter isn't holding back on his opinion of Ronda Rousey. Rousey hasn't fought since her December loss to Amanda Nunes in UFC 207. She ea..
Stipe Miocic didn't waste much time avenging his most recent loss. The UFC heavyweight champion, who dropped a December 2014 decision to Brazil's Junior dos Santos, needed only 2:2..
Washington Post
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Walking out of his dressing room and into the arena, Stipe Miocic presented no body language that would suggest he was about to be locked in a cage with a trained fighter. He could..
Still without its two biggest stars as Conor McGregor enjoys new fatherhood and Ronda Rousey remains practically retired, the UFC has struggled to gain momentum in 2..
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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson did not mince words about Ronda Rousey when he was discussing how easy it is to lose in a sport like mixed martial arts.  In an inter..