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  1. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua reportedly rob...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua was reportedly robbed at gunpoint during a recent stay in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2014
  2. Injured Josh Koscheck withdraws from fight against Demian Maia at...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former top welterweight contender Josh Koscheck suffered an undisclosed injury that has forced him out of an Aug. 3 bout with Demian Maia at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, promotion officials announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  3. UFC 163 -- Jose Aldo defeats Chan Sung Jung with 4th round TKO

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC 163: Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  4. Aldo, Santos explain friendship, close bond

    Brett Okamoto

    You can't see Jose Aldo and Leonardo Santos sitting next to each other in Rio de Janeiro -- but you can picture them if you try. Especially when, during an over-the-phone interview recently with, they were asked to relate memories of the...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  5. Knee injury forces Anthony Pettis out of title tilt vs. Jose Aldo...

    Franklin McNeil

    Top-ranked lightweight contender Anthony Pettis suffered a knee injury that has forced him out of an Aug. 3 featherweight title bout with champion Jose Aldo in Rio de Janeiro, UFC president Dana White announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  6. Source -- Lyoto Machida to fight Phil Davis at UFC 163

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight contenders Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis have agreed to fight Aug. 3 at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  7. Thiago Tavares suspended nine months by UFC for failing PED test

    Franklin McNeil

    Lightweight Thiago Tavares tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone, following his Jan. 19 loss in Rio de Janeiro, UFC announced Wednesday on its website.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  8. Anthony Pettis will drop to UFC featherweight to take on Jose Ald...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC lightweight contender Anthony Pettis will drop a weight class and face featherweight champion Jose Aldo on Aug. 3, promotion president Dana White announced on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  9. 'Rampage' requests bout with Teixeira

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson has asked promotion president Dana White for a bout with highly touted Glover Teixeira. Jackson made his request Sunday, several hours after Teixeira called him out at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  10. Silva evolving into an entertainer

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- It's obvious Stephan Bonnar was blithely ignorant of Anderson Silva's plans for him. The American light heavyweight thought he was going to Brazil for a fair fight. In reality, Silva was using him as an unwitting victim in a new...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  11. Anderson Silva makes weight for Stephan Bonnar bout, hopes to 'gi...

    Franklin McNeil

    As expected, middleweight champion Anderson Silva had no difficulty making the 205-pound limit Friday for his bout at UFC 153.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  12. Silva at forefront of training trend: privacy

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- As mixed martial arts fighters approach superstar status, a shift is taking place in their relationship with the media. Middleweight king Anderson Silva, who returns once more to 205 pounds in this weekend's UFC 153 main event again...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  13. Rashad Evans rejected offer to face Glover Teixeira in UFC 153

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans revealed Sunday that he turned down an offer to fight highly touted Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  14. Vitor Belfort can't untangle his past even as he tries to recaptu...

    Brett Forrest

    No straight retelling of Vitor Belfort's story can reflect the frustration he feels when remembering his painful past. To fully understand, you must be willing to share in his confusion.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  15. UFC plans Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira-Dave Herman bout for Oct. 13

    Josh Gross

    Heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Dave Herman are set to meet Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  16. Aldo's 'luck' is everyone else's pain

    Josh Gross

    September hasn't been kind to Jose Aldo, but things could be worse. On the first of the month, a day after agreeing to fight Frankie Edgar in Rio de Janeiro, the UFC featherweight champion suffered scrapes and a swollen right foot when the motorcy...

    Blog | September 13, 2012