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  1. One-on-one with Rickson Gracie

    Marcelo Alonso

    Brazilian legend Rickson Gracie opens up about the impact of UFC 134 on his country, the role of jiu-jitsu in modern MMA and the desire to compete again. The 52-year-old walked away from the sport undefeated, with all 11 of his victories coming via s...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  2. Jones now Machida's problem

    Marcelo Alonso

    Lyoto Machida will challenge reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the UFC 140 main event on Dec. 10 in Toronto. The former titleholder thinks he has the style and tools to unseat Jones and reclaim his position atop the 205-pound division....

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  3. Putting Big Nog together again

    Marcelo Alonso

    Physiotherapist Angela Cortes has helped Brazilian legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira recover from three surgeries -- one on his knee and two others on his hip -- as he eyes his first fight in more than a year. The 35-year-old will face Brendan Schaub i...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  4. Lyoto wanted big bucks, not to burn bridges

    Marcelo Alonso

    Lyoto Machida has confirmed he wanted "Anderson Silva-type money" to step in on short notice and fight Rashad Evans. And while he stands by his decision not to fight at UFC 133, he also hopes he hasn't drawn the ire of Dana White. Sherdog »...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  5. Aldo open to 'dream' fights at 155, 135

    Marcelo Alonso

    Jose Aldo currently sits alone atop the featherweight division, but the UFC's second-youngest champion has a dream: a possible move in weight that could result in a super-fight against a fellow UFC champ, such as Frankie Edgar or Dominick Cruz. A...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  6. Dos Anjos needs a few years to reach top

    Marcelo Alonso

    Rafael dos Anjos rejoined the ranks of the UFC's top lightweights at UFC 132 with a 59-second clubbing of George Sotiropoulos, and the Brazilian credited his first knockout win to skills honed far from home. After undergoing surgery to repair a ...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  7. Schaub bolsters BJJ on Rio training trip

    Marcelo Alonso

    Brendan Schaub is preparing to neutralize Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's main weapon. The 28-year-old American heavyweight took some time to polish his Brazilian jiu-jitsu during a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, the site of his Aug. 27 meeting with "...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  8. Dos Santos proceeds with caution

    Marcelo Alonso

    Junior dos Santos respects the one-punch knockout power of Shane Carwin, the man he will face in the UFC 131 main event on Saturday in Vancouver. Carwin has finished five opponents in less than a minute. More »...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  9. Trainer touts Dos Santos' ground skills

    Marcelo Alonso

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach Yuri Carlton has supreme confidence in Junior dos Santos' ground skills, which remain unproven in the UFC. The Brazilian contender may get to showcase them when he squares off with Shane Carwin on Saturday in the UFC 131 mai...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  10. Show me the money

    Marcelo Alonso

    Jose Aldo is sidelined at the moment, but the UFC's 145-pound ace will have no shortage of challengers lined up to meet him upon his return to the Octagon this fall. More »...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  11. Junior's senior moment comes Saturday

    Marcelo Alonso

    Brazilian knockout artist Junior dos Santos will meet Shane Carwin in the UFC 131 main event on Saturday in Vancouver. The 26-year-old heavyweight details his preparation for the bout and discusses the opportunity to coach on "The Ultimate Fighter." ...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  12. Big Nog always saw potential in dos Santos

    Marcelo Alonso

    Junior dos Santos has enjoyed a rapid rise up the UFC's heavyweight ladder. Longtime mentor Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira saw superstar potential in Dos Santos the first day he walked in the gym. More »...

    Blog | June 05, 2011
  13. Silva questioning Okami's alliances

    Marcelo Alonso

    UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva does not hold challenger Yushin Okami's taste in training partners in high regard. Okami has worked alongside embattled middleweight contender Chael Sonnen in advance of his five-round title fight with Silva a...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  14. 'Ninja' on retirement: Life goes on

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    With three simple but profound words, former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo "Ninja" Rua embraced retirement from mixed martial arts. "Life goes on," he told The decision no fighter wants to make came in wake of Rua's third...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  15. The legend that almost never was

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    What would the landscape of UFC's middleweight division look like without Anderson Silva? It's a vision that takes on a different reality when Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira says that the sport's most dangerous striker nearly called it quits before making ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  16. Dos Santos predicts KO at UFC 131

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    Junior dos Santos found out that Brock Lesnar was out of their UFC 131 headliner at the same time as the rest of the world: Thursday afternoon, when UFC President Dana White announced it during an emergency media conference call. Dos Santos, who ...

    Blog | May 12, 2011