Rory MacDonald has been told he won't get next welterweight title shot

Going into the fight, MacDonald had been promised the winner of UFC 181's main event, with the understanding that his challenge for the welterweight title would take place in his native Canada. Yet the promise was always a little conditional, given the nature of the first Hendricks-Lawler fight back in March at UFC 171. If Lawler won, particularly in a close fight, the trilogy would look attractive. And that's exactly what happened, meaning MacDonald's own rematch with Lawler is now up in the air.

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UFC 182 Full Fight Flashback: Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson From UFC 173 | MMAWeekly.com

Unbeaten Daniel Cormier faced light heavyweight legend Dan Henderson at UFC 173. Watch the performance that earned him a shot at champion Jon Jones at UFC 182.

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Great MMA Debate: The fallout over CM Punk to the UFC continues

"I don't have a problem with the UFC doing it, what I have a problem with is CM Punk being dumb enough to think he can do it," Brown said on the podcast.  "If he wants to come and fight a real man, after I fight Tarec (Saffiedine) on the 14th, I'm the main event so after everybody is gone, so I'll fight him right after Tarec."

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Gray Maynard on new 8 fight UFC contract and the resurgence of Xtreme Couture

UFC lightweight standout, Gray Maynard discusses getting back to his roots with the Grapple at the Garden event, his new 8 fight deal with the UFC, and the resurgence of the Xtreme Couture camp as a serious force to be reckoned with.

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Sqor Sports

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Video: UFC 182 extended preview – you finally ready for Jones-Cormier?

It’s the fight MMA fans have been wanting for months, and it’s one the fighters even tried to have early with a little brawl in August.

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Cody McKenzie vs. Beslan Isaev - M-1 Challenge 54

Cody McKenzie vs. Beslan Isaev - M-1 Challenge 54

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Mike Rhodes: I am Going to Break Erick Silva's Will

Mike Rhodes: I am Going to Break Erick Silva's Will

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Jucao Carneiro

Before his recent slide against the 185lb division's very best, Munoz himself had won four straight, and seven out of eight fights. the Reign MMA team leader will attempt to get back on track against Atlanta's Carneiro, while "Jucao" hopes to prove once more that he can hang in the UFC.

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Jon Bones Jones on Twitter

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Cohen Milstein

According to plaintiffs’ counsel Benjamin Brown, of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, “The UFC was built on the battered bodies of MMA fighters who have left their blood and sweat in the Octagon.  Those fighters are entitled to the benefits of a competitive market for their talents.”

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Mickey Rourke’s Boxing Opponent in Russia: ‘I Was Told Specifically To Go Down in the 2nd’

Mickey Rourke defeated Elliot Seymour via second-round knockout in a boxing match on Nov. 28 in Russia. But according to Seymour, that was planned from the very beginning. In an interview with TMZ Sports , Seymour claims that he was handpicked by Rourke’s management team to lose in the actor’s return to the boxing ring. “I was told specifically to go down in the second [round],” Seymour told TMZ. “They told me to come out in the first round, throw some jabs, feel it out and in the second round catch a body shot and go down.” As far as the 1-10 boxer knew, the 62-year-old actor had absolutely no idea that Seymour was instructed to lose. “As far as I know Mickey [Rourke] had no knowledge of this, he was in the dark. Mickey is a stand up guy, I think he’s a nice man and a great actor,” Seymour said. “He didn’t have anything to do with the fix being in, that was all his people. When you’re a powerful person you have a lot of people kissing up to you for various different reasons.” As far as his future goes in the sport of professional boxing, Seymour hopes to eventually return to the squared circle.

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Reebok Signs Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones to Help Develop New UFC Apparel

Ronda Rousey is one of the new faces of Reebok. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com Following the recent announcement that Ultimate Fighting Championship has partnered with Reebok to make the athletic apparel company its exclusive outfitter, Reebok has signed UFC champions Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones to help spearhead the development process for its new line of products. In a press release on Tuesday, details were laid out for what Rousey and Jones will contribute to the process. The two champions will help to develop and launch the UFC apparel to be worn by its fighters, as well as creating a new collection of footwear and apparel for those who wish to work out via combat sports to stay in shape. “Not only are Ronda and Jon admired by millions of UFC fans, but they also are among the fittest, most disciplined athletes in the world, and an inspiration to the millions of people around the globe who train like fighters,” Reebok President Matt O’Toole stated in a press release. “We’re looking forward to working with each of them and tapping into their insight and expertise to create world-class training products and fight gear.

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Anthony Pettis plots the course for three fights in 2015

The top contender in the division would likely be Khabib Nurmagomedov, who beat dos Anjos earlier this year, but he's currently sidelined with a knee injury and according to his manager Ali Abdel-Aziz the Russian prospect probably won't be ready until at least May.

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WSOF 17: Jake Shields vs. Brian Foster

After circling around one another for the last several years, two of the world’s most decorated welterweight (170 pounds) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstars and submission experts – Jake Shields (30-7-1, 1 NC) of San Francisco, Calif. and Brian Foster (22-6) of Sallisaw, Okla. – will finally square off in a high-stakes World Series of Fighting 17 (www.wsof.com) main event, live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), as well as in over 100 countries worldwide, from The AXIS Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, on Saturday, Jan. 17. Priced from $29.99, tickets for “WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster” go on sale Friday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. PST at Ticketmaster.com and WSOF.com. “We are thrilled to bring in the New Year with an incredible showdown between two of the world’s top Mixed Martial Artists,” said WSOF President, six-time world kickboxing champion and two-time Hall of Famer Ray Sefo. “This is a matchup that MMA fans have been anticipating for quite some time,” continued Sefo, “so to be able to deliver it in the fight capital of the world, at a venue that is part of one of the most historic fight destinations in history in Caesars Entertainment, makes the magnitude of this matchup that much bigger.

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Derrick Lewis set to meet Ruan Potts in heavyweight bout at UFC 184 in Los Angeles

Potts will be looking to get on track after losses in his first two UFC fights. In May, he was knocked out in the first round by Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati. At UFC 177 in late August, Anthony Hamilton stopped him with a first-round TKO. Prior to signing with the UFC, the South African had won eight of his first nine pro fights, all by stoppage.

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‘TUF 20’ Finale Medical Suspensions: Medeiros, Clark Face Potential 6-Month Layoffs

Yancy Medeiros suffered a toe injury during his win last Friday. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com Of the 22 fighters that fought at “The Ultimate Fighter 20” Finale last week, only nine were given medical suspensions. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released the full list of medical suspensions to Sherdog.com. The card took place at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and was headlined by Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas vying for the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s strawweight title. Esparza not only walked away from the event with the title in tow, she also avoided any substantial damage that would have warranted the commission issuing a medical stay. “Thug” was equally unscathed, only being handed a suspension of one month. Yancy Medeiros wasn’t as lucky in his first-round submission victory against Joe Proctor , as he may have suffered a broken toe that could result in six months away from the Octagon. The same goes for Heather Clark , who picked up a unanimous decision win against Bec Rawlings , but must be cleared by a doctor for a fractured orbital before she can return to action.

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Come And Get Your Love Redbone 1974

Redbone - one of the first Native-American rock bands. Taking its name from a Cajun epithet for "half-breed," Redbone boasted members of such Native American tribes as Cherokee, Yaqui, Apache, and Shoshone. Remembered primarily as the first commercially successful American Indian rock group, the band attained brief success in the early 1970s for two bona fide pop singles, "Witch Queen of New Orleans" and "Come and Get Your Love..... read more here http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note... "Come and Get Your Love" 1974, #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Come and Get Your Love", written by Lolly Vasquez stayed in the Billboard chart for 24 weeks, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. on 22 April 1974. "Come and Get Your Love" was the most commercial -- and least Indian -- of all the Redbone recordings. Their strained vocals were perfectly suited to the song, which was cast in a Marvin Gaye mold. The single took off in January 1974, and on April 22 was certified a million-seller. Hey (hey) What's the matter with your head? yeah.

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Rudimental - Free ft. Emeli Sandé [Official Video]

Official music video for Rudimental's 'Free', featuring Emeli Sandé. Click here to subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToRudimental Listen to the Free Remix EP: http://bit.ly/FreePlaylist Listen to Rudimental's album, 'Home': http://bit.ly/HomeOfficialPlaylist Buy Rudimental's album, 'Home': http://smarturl.it/Rudimentalstnd The video features real-life wing suit flier and extreme sports athlete Jokke Sommer gliding through the air around the Eiger mountain in the Alps. The visual was directed by Stu Thomson and required no post-production for the stunts with Sommer displaying his real ability on film. Follow Rudimental: http://www.rudimental.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/rudimentaluk http://www.twitter.com/rudimentaluk http://www.youtube.com/user/rudimentaluk http://www.soundcloud.com/rudimentaluk Director: Stu Thomson Director of Photography: Ben Fordesman Assistant Direction: Jonathan Sidwell Commissioner: Dan Curwin Producer: Poss Kondeatis Executive Producer: Chris Baker Production Company: Mind's Eye Swiss Team: Samuel Gyger for samcam.

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Congress Effectively Ends The Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

"Sec. 538. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana. Sec. 539. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used in contravention of section 7606 (``Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research'') of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-79) by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration."

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Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

Paper face masks have been common here for a long time, but now the heavy-duty kind with purifying canister filters – of the sort you might wear for a day of asbestos removal – are frequently seen on the streets. On bad days, bike lanes are completely deserted, as people stay at home or retreat to the conditioned environments of hermetically-sealed malls. It’s as if the 21-million-strong population of the Chinese capital is engaged in a mass city-wide rehearsal for life on an inhospitable planet. Only it’s not a rehearsal: the poisonous atmosphere is already here.

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Amal Clooney married down. She's way more fascinating than George.

Amal Alamuddin Clooney is a human rights activist and lawyer. She has had an incredibly successful professional career. Yet when Barbara Walters named her the "Most Fascinating Person of 2014," she didn't do so for Clooney's great work in her field, but for marrying a movie star.

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WSOF on Twitter

Have you entered this week's FREE Gear Giveaway Contest yet? You have 2 days left! Enter at http://goo.gl/ooxwKv  pic.twitter.com/zqYESjsj1o

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Say What Again!!

another clip from pulp fiction. Some truly great lines. Note this does have some strong language not sutable for children.

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Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Music video by Steve Earle performing Copperhead Road. (C) 1988 MCA Nashville, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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http://www.bodybuilding.com/

"I've been using Bodybuilding.com for all my supplements since I was 18 and I still use them to this day. ” Mbranda80 | BodySpace Profile

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Parents Cheer as Fourth Grader Tells School Board: ‘I Don’t Want to Deal with this’ Common Core ‘Nonsense’

Ten-year-old Elizabeth Blaine waited over two hours to deliver her smack-down of the Common Core curriculum that left parents cheering: “I love to read, I love to write, I love to do math but I don’t love the PARCC.”

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UFC 182: Extended Preview

On January 3rd the wait is over, as Daniel Cormier challenges the pound-for-pound king, Jon Jones, in the main event of UFC 182 in Las Vegas. It’s an epic clash of 205-pound superstars who have declared war on one another, and this score will be settled in the Octagon. Plus, Donald the Cowboy Cerrone takes on Myles Jury in a lightweight battle.

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Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry file antitrust lawsuit against the UFC

Three current or former UFC fighters — Cung Le, Nate Quarry and Jon Fitch — filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a San Jose, Calif., court against Zuffa LLC, parent company of the UFC, alleging the promotion holds a monopoly in the mixed martial arts market.

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Bellator MMA on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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XBOX ONE Sweepstakes

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Mobb Deep - Shook Ones

Music video by Mobb Deep performing Shook Ones. (C) 1995 BMG Music

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Big Pun, Fat Joe - Twinz (Deep Cover 98)

Music video by Big Punisher;Fat Joe performing Twinz (Deep Cover 98). (C)1998 Loud Records LLC

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, Dec. 17: Welcome, Matt Mitrione, Rousimar Palhares

Thanks to impressive stoppage wins this past weekend, the latest edition of the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings has a pair of new entrants.

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The Fighter & The Kid

This podcast has jumped to the top of my UFC/MMA podcast list - but c'mon, once a week?. I really feel like Brendan and Bryan should be able to do at least 2 eps a week, or maybe 2 hours a pop - I mean, what else do these guys have to do during the day? Brendan habitually mispronouncing every major UFC fighter's name on the roster is a nice touch, too. I also want to hear more about Bryan's mad greco skills. I think he should do each episode shirtless.

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WANDERLEI SILVA INVITES YOU TO HIS SEMINAR IN TORONTO DEC 17

Wanderlei Silva will be at the Evolucao Thai gym in Toronto for a great Seminar, December 17th 6PM at 1381 Dufferin Ln All ages and All Level welcome!

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UFC, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) News, Results: MMA Fighting

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Sublime (April 26,1992)

Classic Sublime song about the L.A. Riots!

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Holly Holm sparring again, hopes to face Ronda Rousey in 2015

"I think I'm just numb to it by now. Last year I had six fights in 12 months. And this year, one. A broken arm and a herniated disk. So what can you do? I've gone 16 years without an injury so I guess I really can't complain. I'm just trying to heal, not get too frustrated. But I've been a very active fighter. There was a lot of anticipation for that first fight in the UFC, so it was a huge letdown, especially because I was already three-quarters of the way through a full training camp and I'd already put so much hard work in. It was very much a letdown.

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Never Wanted To Dance ~ By: Mindless Self Indulgence (with lyrics)

Never Wanted To Dance ~ By: Mindless Self Indulgence (with lyrics)

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Complete UFC on FOX 14 card announced

The event, which will be headlined by Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson , will take place at the 30,000-seat Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Jan. 24. If all goes to plan, it will be the second-biggest event in UFC history behind 2011's UFC 129 , which drew 55,724 fans.

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Ingesting marijuana

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Texts from last TUF: Finale edition

With the assistance of comedian Adam Hunter of MMA Roasted , FOX Sports has obtained the transcript of a private group text message that transpired Friday night during The Ultimate Fighter Finale.

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Sqor Sports

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Report: ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira Wants 2 UFC Fights in 2015 Before Retirement

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s storied career could end next year. | Photo: Alan Oliveira/Sherdog.com Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has a plan for the rest of his mixed martial arts career. The UFC heavyweight recently told Brazilian media outlet Combate that he would like to compete twice more inside the Octagon in 2015 before he retires from the sport. “I’m fine now, coming back from a previous injury, already training slowly, doing the physical part. I returned slowly to technical training, but I want to be good next year,” Nogueira told Combate. “I want to fight again in April or May. I’m thinking of ending my career next year. I want to have two more fights, although there’s no one specific yet to face. I’m ready to fight anyone. We’re elite athletes, high-performance, so I can fight anyone, but there’s no specific fight that I want.” Nogueira, who underwent surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in June, said he expects to be near 100 percent early next year. “Minotauro” tore his ACL in training three days before his last bout, a first-round knockout loss to Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi on April 11.

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Rory MacDonald will not get the next welterweight title shot

As for MacDonald, there's no word on when he will return or he will return against but with a shark pit atop the welterweight division, there's a long list of potential fights for him to take in 2015 while still hoping to earn the next shot at the belt.

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Jon Bones Jones on Twitter

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New Year's Eve with JOE ROGAN

Doors open for General Admission Seating without Dinner at 9:30PM Seating is at 9:30pm and will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis. Purchase on-line and pre-print your tickets to avoid a wait in the will-call line. Must bring paper ticket to be admitted.

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Jon Bones Jones on Twitter

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Fight Night Barueri: Brazil Octagon Girl Photo Shoot

Octagon girls Jhenny Andrade and Camila Oliveira take to the beaches of Sao Paulo, Brazil to take some stunning photos in this Brazil photo shoot.

51 Dissecting the UFC fighter antitrust lawsuit, part 1
52 Bloody Elbow on Twitter
53 Unregulated green-lighting: A look at fight gym culture and unsanctioned bouts
54 MMA History Today on Twitter
55 #TheTimeIsNow on Twitter
56 2 Year Old Kid Flip Judo Instructor and Armbars Him - Big Country's Kid
57 'WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster' official for Jan. 17, tickets on sale Friday
58 Joe Rogan Experience - Fight Companion - Dec. 16, 2014
59 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway - Idiot's Guide and Preview to FS1/Fight Pass Prelims
60 Sqor Sports
61 MATT BROWN THINKS ABOUT STUFF!!!
62 Sponsor pay troubles in UFC? How about signing a modeling gig like Alan Jouban?
63 William Bergamo on Twitter
64 Renan Barao unwilling to address title situation ahead of current fight
65 Miesha Tate on Twitter
66 MMA History
67 Fight Motion: UFC Fight Night - Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic Slow-Motion Highlights | MMAWeekly.com
68 Support My Road To Rio | JD Bergman at Pursu.it
69 BANGMuayThai.com on Twitter
70 Bruce Buffer on Twitter
71 Rankings Report: Week of 12/15/2014
72 Erick Silva: More Motivated than Ever
73 Champ Jon Jones on revealing UFC 182 promo: 'I was a little offended by it'
74 Roan Carneiro makes improbable UFC return 6 years after being cut
75 Desmond Green Ready to Show Off News Moves from GSP's Gym at Titan FC 32 | MMAWeekly.com
76 CM Punk Describes Soccer-Kicking Fan in Head During Stint on Indy Wrestling Circuit
77 Sqor Sports
78 UFC Fight Night Barueri free fight: Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader full video
79 :) on Twitter
80 UFC 182: Extended Preview
81 And then this happened... ⛄️❄️ - Official Website of Arianny Celeste