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Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort possible for Memorial Day weekend

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman

The decision isn't official but UFC President Dana White has said that the much anticipated matchup between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort is likely to take place on Memorial Day weekend. The date is May 24, and would be the second title defense for Weidman since dethroning Anderson Silva at UFC 162, and beating him again last month at UFC 168. Read More »

Leo Frincu: What is the definition and purpose of a fitness/athletic trainer/coach?

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you. Read More »

Roy Nelson as head of the NSAC?

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson

UFC Heavyweight standout Roy Nelson told Bloody Elbow recently that he was serious about filling the position of executive director of athletics in Nevada. Keith Kizer vacated the position and it became open to "all qualified applicants". Nelson has always been an outspoken person and would be a polarizing figure in that position for sure. He was up front about his intentions and dead serious to boot. Read More »

Watch the UFC on FOX 10 weigh-ins LIVE on ProMMAnow.com at 5 p.m. ET

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It's the most fantastic time of fight camp. Weighing in and then getting to eat and drink after suffering through the weight cut. At least that's what I think it's like. The fighters of UFC on FOX 10 will take to the scale in Chicago today to see if their cut went good, bad or just as they had planned. Tomorrow night we see the return of both Benson "Smooth Henderson and Josh Thomson. Thomson put a beating on Nate Diaz and Henderson is looking to rebound from a loss to Anthony Pettis. Both men want a shot at Pettis but it seems only Thomson will get that opportunity with a win. Read More »

Watch Brock Lesnar’s meltdown on WWE’s RAW | VIDEO

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar had a complete freakout on WWE Monday Night Raw this week. The NCAA wrestling champion tried shooting a double-leg on Big Show but got stopped in his tracks and thrown out of the ring. This prompted a tantrum from Lesnar who smashed up the announcer's table and monitors. He grabbed a metal folding chair and tried to climb back in the ring as his manager Paul Heyman distracted Big Show, but it didn't work and only upset Brock even more. Read More »

Dana White: ‘I used to beat the living sh*t out of Tito Ortiz’

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UFC President Dana White's new show on Discovery debuts tonight. "The Fighters" features gym owner and former fighter Peter Welch as he enlists Boston'’s top boxing trainers in an effort to revive boxing in Boston. The man who helped build the UFC (and by default, MMA) into the highly-popular sport it is today, is hoping to pump new life blood into another sport dear to his heart. In a recent talk with media members about "The Fighters" and his own boxing roots, White expounded on the time when he and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz were going to have a little boxing match of their own. Read More »

TUF Nations episode 2 promo | VIDEO

TUF Nations

The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia returns this evening with episode 2 on FOX Sports 1. Coaches Patrick Cote (Canada) and Kyle Noke (Australia) try and lead their teams of middleweights and welterweights into becoming the next Ultimate Fighter and winning that UFC contract. Take a look at this promo for episode 2 and get a glimpse of what's in store on this season's long-running UFC reality series. Read More »

Video | TUF Nations: The Final Word

TUF Nations

The Ultimate Fighter: Canada vs. Australia (TUF Nations) kicks off this evening on FOX Sports 1 following UFC Fight Night 35 in Atlanta. Take a look as coaches Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke explain why they feel their respective teams will have the upper hand and ultimately bring home the title of The Ultimate Fighter. Read More »

Exclusive | “Doomsday” Howard recaps victory over Bahadurzada, talks title aspirations for 2014 and more

John Howard makes his return to the UFC on August 17th. (Photo by Joshua Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images)

Following a dominant victory over Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 168, John "Doomsday" Howard continues to climb the rankings since returning to the UFC back in August of 2013. With a career resurgence and an ever-improving skill set, "Doomsday" is highly focused and motivated on marching towards the title in his second campaign with the worlds biggest MMA promotion Read More »

MMA legend Ken Shamrock now bodyguard for rapper 50 Cent

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Where do mixed martial arts superstars go once their professional fight career begins to decline? Some hit the regional circuit. Some go to Japan. Some go to pro wrestling. UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock has done all of the above, but now “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” has a new gig --protecting gangster rapper extraordinaire 50 Cent. Read More »

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