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UFC 131: Mark Munoz prioritizing, delegating and fighting

  by Jason Kelly Middleweight Mark Munoz realizes that with a win Saturday at UFC 131 against former No. 1 contender Demian Maia, he could be in the now familiar position of  fighting a friend in the future.  In his previous two outings, Munoz has faced friends C.B. Dollaway and Aaron Simpson.  The former two-time All-American wrestler views it as ...

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Henry Cejudo: The Return of the King

The champ has returned. United States Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo has not stepped onto a mat in competitive fashion since becoming the youngest American wrestler to capture Olympic gold during the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. At one time it looked as if Cejudo had grappled for the final time at just 21 years of age, but in late ...

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Strikeforce Recap: Henderson KO’s Feijao, Coenen Rallies to Keep Belt

Taking place from Columbus, Ohio, Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson coincided with the Arnold Sports Expo and featured two title fights. Dan Henderson knocks out Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante In a battle for the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship, MMA legend Dan Henderson looked to add yet another belt to his mantle against current champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. The champion delivered the first ...

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Counterpunch: UFC 127

It’s back to the great Down Under for UFC 127, a card lacking a title fight, but filled with bouts that hold title implications. Jon Fitch and B.J Penn will square off with the winner getting in line for a welterweight title show, while lightweight George Sotiropoulos and welterweight Chris Lytle look to move one step closer to title contender ...

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Jake Ellenberger: I can’t choose who I fight

For rising welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger, one thing is clear about the sport of mixed martial arts. “It’s a selfish sport.  It’s not a team sport.   I can’t choose who I fight,” proclaimed the Nebraska native. Coming off a victory over Carlos Eduardo Rocha on the pay-per-view portion of UFC 126 on Feb. 5, Ellenberger took some time to sit ...

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Out of Obscurity: Looking Ahead (Feb. 21 – Feb. 27)

Every Monday, MMA DieHards takes a look at the upcoming week’s schedule of small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans as well as consensus-ranked fighters. Here’s what’s going down between Feb. 21 and Feb. 27: READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Alexis Vila: “Give me a chance, and I’ll prove I’m the best”

Ask Alexis Vila who he wants his next opponent to be and you will get an answer that could not be more to the point. Anyone.  Anywhere.  Anytime.  So long as it puts him on a fast track to winning a championship in a major promotion. That has been Vila’s battle cry for as long as people have been willing ...

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