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16 UFC fighters past or present who run their own MMA promotions

In the fight game, fighters fight and promoters largely promote. It’s a nearly exclusive rule, but there are some exceptions. While promoters never fight, occasionally a fighter will promote. An increasing trend in recent years, more and more combat sports athletes are testing out the waters of running their...

Off Guard: Dan Henderson recalls conversation with Jon Jones: ‘Get it done and quit screwing up’

nt" TEMECULA, Calif. – Dan Henderson and Jon Jones have history. At UFC 151, Henderson was offered to Jones as a short-notice replacement when scheduled challenger Chael Sonnen went down with an injury. However, Jones turned the fight down and the UFC pulled the plug on the entire event....

New Hall of Famers Dan Henderson, ‘Shogun’ Rua on their UFC 139 all-time classic

Understandably, Mauricio Rua and Dan Henderson had no idea they were making history at UFC 139. At the center of a violent clash, all they could do was keep fighting for a win. “It wasn’t until I got back to the hotel that I heard people saying things like...

Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to wonder if Matt Serra deserves to be a UFC Hall of Famer?

After 11 years as a pro fighter, followed by five more years as a retired fighter, coach and all-around lovable MMA figure, here are the final stats on Matt Serra’s career: 11 wins, seven losses, a record of 7-7 inside the UFC, winner of Season 4 of “The Ultimate...

Today in MMA History: TRT gets banned after years of controversy

For a few years it seemed like it was everywhere, a legalized doping scourge whose synthetic tendrils plunged deeper into the sport with every passing month. Then one day it stopped, just like that. On Feb. 27, 2014, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted to ban the practice known...

Tatsuya Kawajiri joins Rizin FF 7, looking for bantamweight grand-prix spot

Tatsuya Kawajiri is taking a step toward fighting at bantamweight. The 39-year-old Japanese vet, who’s fought at lightweight and featherweight for organizations rankings from the UFC to PRIDE to Strikeforce since his 2000 pro debut, is looking for a spot in the bantamweight grand prix when he fights at...

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