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Hofstra alum Chris Weidman wins UFC middleweight championship

By Jim Sheehan Hofstra Sports Information Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Wrestling alumnus Chris Weidman captured the UFC middleweight championship Saturday night by knocking out Anderson “Spider” Silva at the 1:18 mark of the second round of UFC 162  before a capacity crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the most anticipated fight of 2013, Weidman, ...

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Daniel Cormier on STRIKEFORCE matchup with Frank Mir

Former Cowboy Wrestling standout Daniel Cormier recently returned to Stillwater to preview his upcoming fight with former two-time UFC champion Frank Mir. Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, reflects on his time at Oklahoma State and how his past experiences on the wrestling mat have translated into his successful mixed martial arts career. The Chesapeake Energy Arena will ...

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MMA Rumors – 12.13.2011

By Sean McNie, Special to The Open Mat A lot has gone down this past year, and with only weeks away from 2012, we’re still seeing major, historical things happening in mixed martial arts. I’ll talk about a few of these things here—namely the introduction of the flyweight division in the UFC, the current troubles with Alistair Overeem, and the ...

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MMA Rumor Mill 11-29-2011

Before you start reading this week’s installment of rumors about Nick Diaz, Brittney Palmer, TUF 15, and Minowaman, do yourself a favor and YouTube “Timex Social Club – Rumors.” Set it up in another tab. Press play. Get funky. Start reading. You’re welcome. Nick Diaz Training with Mayweather Sr. Nick Diaz is already one of the best boxers in mixed ...

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MMA Rumor Mill 11-23-2011

By Sean McNie – Special to TheOpenMat In the wake of one of the most action packed weekends in mixed martial arts, it seems like we’ve hit a bit of a rut. Sure, there won’t be any fights this weekend, but the hangover (both literally and metaphorically) from this past weekend gives us just enough water cooler talk to tide ...

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MMA Rumor Mill – 10-19-2011

By Sean McNie – Special to The Open Mat Hello again, fight fans! Back again with another batch of rumors involving the K-1 Grand Prix, Tyson Fury and Brock Lesnar, and more. So without further adieu, here’s what’s being speculated upon in the world of MMA. K-1 GP is Done Many sources are claiming that the K-1 2011 World Grand ...

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MMA Rumor Mill – 10.11.2011

By Sean McNie – Special to The Open Mat MMA fans are spoiled. We get multiple live events practically every week. The media is fresh with news and interviews on a daily basis. It’s not uncommon to talk with a fighter through a message board or on Xbox Live. No other sport has a similar fan experience. But being spoiled ...

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MMA Rumor Mill 9-27-2011

The only time you’ll hear me use the terms “juicy” and “bits” in the same sentence is when discussing MMA rumors. So don’t judge me. This week we’ve got some juicy bits about Alistair Overeem’s new camp, Nick Diaz on Inside MMA, and the debut of wrestling star Bubba Jenkins. Overeem to Blackzilians? Last week the news broke that Alistair ...

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MMA Rumor Mill 9.20.2011

By Sean McNie, Special to The Open Mat Hello again, everybody! Time for another dose of rumors, so let’s not waste any time. This week we talk about Gina Carano and the WWE, why Arlovski-McCorkle won’t happen, and much more. Gina Carano, WWE Diva? Numerous pro wrestling news sites are reporting the WWE is expressing interest in women’s MMA star ...

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MMA Rumor Mill 9.7.2011

Happy Wednesday! There’s another weekend of big fights coming up and we’ve got some speculation to go along with the anticipation. This week’s batch of rumors talks about Fedor, Ben Hendo, Tyrone Spong, and more. Let’s get started! Tyrone Spong FTW The most compelling rumor this week was supplied by Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal on TapouT Radio. The always boisterous ...

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