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By: Marcelo AlonsoA week of crazy twists and turns culminated in a duel between phenoms, past and present, and it is all covered in PVT Mag 34.
After Dan Henderson’s knee injury and Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Rua declining to face Jon Jones, Vitor Belfort accepted the challenge for... Read More
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On Sept. 22, Joseph Benavidez will vie to become the UFC's very first flyweight champion. Despite the gravity of the opportunity, he's as mellow and clear-headed as ever. His teammates call him an "old soul" because of this quieted nature, which is reflected in his love for board games, breakfast cereal, and dated music.
He became this person as part of a quest to stop drinking and abusing drugs, as the other men in his family did.
The 16-2 Benavidez had a similarly intense sense of purpose when he shipped out to California to train with Urijah Faber. Not only did he...
By: Jeff Sherwood
Junior dos Santos will defend the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight crown at UFC 155 on Dec. 29, when he collides with Cain Velasquez -- the man from whom he took the belt -- in Las Vegas. Still, many MMA fans desire to see the Brazilian battle suspended former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem, and some of them believe the Dutchman would have the upper hand in a matchup with dos Santos.
Other topics on the Sherdog.net forums include the longshot hope to resurrect a Fedor Emelianenko-Brock Lesnar showdown and more fallout from the UFC 151 cancellation fiasco, highlighted by thoughts from embattled light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, trainer Greg Jackson and... Read More
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By: Jordan Breen
Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Wall Street Journal sports columnist and The Classical.org co-founder Tim Marchman.
Breen and Marchman examine the... Read More
By: Jeff Sherwood
Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ignited a firestorm by forgoing a potential matchup with late replacement Chael Sonnen after Dan Henderson withdrew from their scheduled bout with a knee injury. Jones drew the ire of many fans, some fellow fighters and UFC President Dana White once the promotion decided to cancel UFC 151, scheduled for Sept. 1 in Las Vegas. Jones will now defend the belt against Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 on Sept. 22 in Toronto.
Many of the topics on the Sherdog.net forums were related to the UFC 151 fiasco and the forthcoming Jones-Belfort matchup. In addition, fans weighed in on a potential showdown between Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and suspended former 145-pound champion... Read More
Debuting on Brazil’s largest website (UOL, over one billion page views per month on the domain) in July, Sherdog.com’s Marcelo Alonso and Gleidson Venga are part of a team producing a new MMA program titled “OSS, About Martial Artists.”
The first two editions have gained more than 250,000 visitors.The premiere episode had an exclusive interview with Anderson Silva ahead of his fight against... Read More
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Greg Jackson, on “The Jordan Breen Show,” discussing Chael Sonnen’s willingness to fight Jon Jones on short notice:
“It was actually a... Read More
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