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Why sports fans should like pro wrestling

Sports fans are often quite snobby about professional wrestling. “It’s just fake fighting!” is the familiar refrain. “Why don’t you watch MMA instead? That’s real.” Well, the lines are becoming increasingly blurred. Brock Lesnar and Da...

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UFC needs Georges St. Pierre, not vice versa

The absurd pressure on Georges St. Pierre to come back to the Octagon tout suite and defend his title against Johny Hendricks one more time sounds like the act of a desperate Ultimate Fighting Championship. The overwhelming consensus is that GSP sh...

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UFC: Your unofficial guide to survival as a reporter

Dana White can make things very difficult for those who cross him in any way. Rival promotions are left in the dust. Fighters are cut. And reporters, even entire news organizations, can be tossed into the cold. The funny thing … Continue readi...

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Leaving the UFC: It’s the money

John Cholish is leaving MMA, saying he lost money on his last fight. It’s not really a function of the recently exposed fighter contract, which only accounts for a small part of the problem — Cholish had to pay out of … Continue r...

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UFC contracts laid bare, marginally fair

Ever see something that used to be top-secret, then wondered why it was so secret? That’s what happened today when Bleacher Report flexed its investigative muscle (No, I don’t mean that sarcastically — they’re making progress)...

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The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 3: Second-biggest KO in TUF history

Given all the hype about the knockout we know will take place at the end of the episode, it’ll be a challenge to keep us interested for the first 45 minutes. Frank Mir somehow thinks Sonnen blundered by picking Team … Continue reading &r...

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MMA weekend: Jan. 17-19

You may have noticed that I’ve just finished creating “ladders” for each weight class: flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, heavyweight and women’s bantamweight. T...

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Strange things about the Unified Rules of MMA

The legend says that Ken Shamrock has long had a beef about UFC 1, griping that he wasn’t allowed to bring his wrestling shoes into the cage because they were deemed a “weapon,” while Royce Gracie was allowed to wear … Contin...

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