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With Help from Meditation and Sokoudjou, Jesse Taylor Ready to Upset Hector Lombard

With Help from Meditation and Sokoudjou, Jesse Taylor Ready to Upset Hector Lombard

Sometimes people get the chance to make themselves great. And sometimes those same people blow that big opportunity. Jesse Taylor was one of those people, but he's found new ways…

Diego Sanchez – Once Surrounded by Alcohol, Drugs, Thieves – is Back on Track

TUF season 1 winner and UFC welterweight Diego Sanchez recently opened up on some intimate details of his life, including drug and alcohol usage, and expressed his thoughts and feelings…

UFC 134 Rio Fighter of the Night: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Not Done Yet

A rejuvenated and renewed Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was greeted with open arms by the home crowd in Brazil, and he responded with a first round TKO of Brendan Schaub. …

UFC 134 Rio Post-Fight Bonuses: No Subs, but Three Fighters Nab $100,000 Each

UFC 134 Rio Post-Fight Bonuses: No Subs, but Three Fighters Nab $100,000 Each

UFC 134 took place in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night and Brazilians surely held their home turf, winning 10 of the 12 fights, with a few of them getting…

UFC 134 Rio Results: ‘Shogun’ Rua Avenges First UFC Loss, Knocks Out Forrest Griffin

UFC 134 Rio Results: ‘Shogun’ Rua Avenges First UFC Loss, Knocks Out Forrest Griffin

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua knocked out Forrest Griffin in the co-main event at UFC Rio on Saturday night. Rua finished his opponent in the first round of the affair, earning…

UFC 134 Rio Results: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Scores Knockout In First Fight in Brazil

UFC 134 Rio Results: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Scores Knockout In First Fight in Brazil

Nogueira, who hadn't seen action since early 2010, made sure he didn't walk away from his first professional fight in Brazil with a loss, upsetting the favored Schaub with strikes…

UFC 134 Rio Results: Tavares and Palhares Score Wins on Spike TV Prelims

UFC 134 Rio Results: Tavares and Palhares Score Wins on Spike TV Prelims

Rousimar Palhares and Thiago Tavares didn't disappoint, making their fellow countryman proud by winning their bouts in their homeland and on the Spike TV prelims.…

UFC Rio: Underdog Forrest Griffin Can’t Seem to Get Away From Tough Fights

UFC Rio: Underdog Forrest Griffin Can’t Seem to Get Away From Tough Fights

Ask UFC Rio participant and former Ultimate Fighter winner Forrest Griffin a question about fighting in Brazil and he's not going to give you a broad answer. Rather, he'll explain…

After a Career in Japan, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is Excited for UFC Fight at Home

After a Career in Japan, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is Excited for UFC Fight at Home

After nearly 40 fights, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is finally fighting at home. The former Pride champ explains his excitement at the UFC 134: Rio press conference.…

Just a Matter of Time? Zuffa Execs Plan on Reevaluating Strikeforce

Just a Matter of Time? Zuffa Execs Plan on Reevaluating Strikeforce

Is it just a matter of time for Strikeforce? Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Ferttita speaks with MMAWeekly.com and gives his thoughts on the future of the promotion.…