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Author: Patrick Auger

Hot Take: Chael Sonnen Knocks Out Fedor at Bellator 208

Chael Sonnen defeated Quinton Jackson in their heavyweight tournament bout at Bellator 192 at The Forum on January 20, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) Chael Sonnen has all the tools to follow Matt Mitrione’s path to victory against Emelianenko This Saturday, one of the greatest fighters in MMA history attempts to further his legacy and prove he still belongs in the cage by advancing to the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. A legend of the sport, his dominance is known to hardcore fans around the world, and though he may no longer be...

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The Business of MMA: UFC won’t be the next NFL, in a league of its own

Las Vegas , United States – 6 October 2018; Conor McGregor prior to facing Khabib Nurmagomedov in their UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images) MMA Business: The UFC has abandoned traditional sports practices to focus on entertainment value, and it’s paying off big time Once upon a time (specifically back in 2008) Dana White proclaimed that MMA, with the UFC at its helm, would eventually be the most popular sport in the world. Over the next couple of years, he reiterated that statement...

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The Violence Queen: Why Ariane Lipski Could be the UFC’s Next Breakout Star

“Violence Queen” is also a social media queen. (@arianelipski on Instagram) The UFC attempts to find their next crossover star by signing the former KSW champion while adding depth to their newest division    This past weekend, buried amid the endless “reaction” videos of the McGregor/Nurmagomedov press conference and the heated debates regarding USADA’s arbitration deal with Jon Jones, KSW quietly released their women’s flyweight champion Ariane Lipski, who promptly signed with the UFC. She will make her debut on November 17, when she steps in for an injured Veronica Macedo to face Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night...

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