The MMA Hour - 243 - Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett looks back at his win at Metamoris and ahead to what's next for him.

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Fight Night Macao: Cung Le - Action Hero

From starring alongside A-listers to working with top directors, Le recounts how his work as an action star has elevated his game, and helped prepare him for his upcoming headliner against Michael Bisping in Macao.

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UFC Fight Night 54 press conference video

At the UFC Fight Night 54 press conference, Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine will discuss their upcoming fight on Oct. 4 at the Scotiabank Centre. The video above will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

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Eddie Alvarez signs with UFC, fights Donald Cerrone in UFC 178 co-main event

Cerrone (24-6, 1 NC) is currently the No. 4 ranked lightweight on the UFC's roster. Nicknamed "Cowboy," the daring 31-year-old has racked up four straight victories over the past 10 months, all of which Cerrone ended via stoppage, and all of which drew post-fight bonuses for his efforts.

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UFC Fight Night 57 heads to Austin, not Istanbul, on Nov. 22

The event, expected to be UFC Fight Night 57, was announced on today’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. A source close to the event subsequently told MMAjunkie the Austin event will replace the planned Istanbul show rather than accompanying it and making it a another UFC dual-event day.

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http://www.cagepotato.com/free-agent-alert-bellator-grants-eddie-alvarez-unconditional-release/

“We’ve granted Eddie his unconditional release. Eddie is free to explore the free agent market, we hold no matching rights, and we wish him the best in the future. We sat down with Eddie and his team a few times, and it became pretty clear early on that he just wasn’t interested in fighting for Bellator in the future. We want guys in this organization that want to be here, and after the history Eddie and the former regime had here at Bellator, we decided to move on. We wish Eddie the absolute best of luck with whatever is next for him. It’s a new chapter for everyone involved.”

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Larissa Moreira Pacheco replaces Valerie Letourneau at UFC Fight Night 51

Pacheco now meets her most experienced opponent yet in 22-year-old Andrade, who returns to action for the first time since a March victory over “The Ultimate Fighter 18″ semifinalist Raquel Pennington. It was the Brazilian’s second straight UFC victory, a run she has built following a UFC-debut TKO loss to Liz Carmouche.

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Fans invited to UFC Fight Night 49 workouts, weigh-ins in Tulsa

The UFC’s busy late summer/early fall slate continues this week with a pair of events, and fans are invited to some of the usual activities when the promotion returns to Tulsa.

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Kickboxing News: Glory Appoints New CEO, Extends Spike TV Broadcast Deal

Jon Franklin has been appointed as the new CEO of Glory Sports International, parent company of the Glory kickboxing organization. Glory announced the move in a Tuesday press release. Franklin is a former vice president and managing director at sports marketing giant IMG Media. He is also president of The Sports and Entertainment Company (Sports-Ent Co.), a sports marketing company which numbers the U.S. national ski team and Golden Gloves boxing organization among its current and former clients. “I look forward to working with Jon in this new capacity. He has been a big part of our incredible success thus far and is uniquely suited to lead Glory into the next phase of development,” stated Pierre Andurand, the oil trader who co-founded Glory and now serves as company chairman. “With Jon at the helm, we are confident that 2015 will be a banner year in the evolution of our brand as a leading combat sports league in the United States and abroad.” Franklin replaces Andrew Whitaker in the CEO role. Whitaker, a former WWE executive, will move to an advisory role on business development and sales of the company’s television content packages.

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Download or stream MMAjunkie Radio #1785 with Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Luke Rockhold, Alberto Mina

Download or stream MMAjunkie Radio #1785 with Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Luke Rockhold, Alberto Mina

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UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant targeting fall return

They also earned Grant a title shot against then-champ Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in August 2013. However, after suffering a concussion, he was pulled from the bout. Then, a planned December 2013 title fight with new champ Anthony Pettis was scrapped when Grant said he still wasn’t medically cleared to fight.

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Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold possible for later this year

The timing of the fight appears to be the only caveat undecided at this point before the UFC could officially offer the bout to both competitors.  Machida's camp seemed to think a date in November in Brazil could happen while Cormier suggested the upcoming UFC Fight Night on FOX card from Arizona in December or as a main card slot at UFC 181 as two possible landing spots for the fight.

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http://www.cagepotato.com/ufc-178-lineup-finalized-dominick-cruz-vs-takeya-mizugaki-gets-shafted-to-prelims/

UFC 178 Lineup Finalized, Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki Gets Shafted to Prelims

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Cain Carrizosa vs. Chris Wade opener is late addition to UFC 177 card

UFC 177, a fight card ravaged by injuries, has a new bout with a pair of UFC newcomers, who will kick off the event.

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When You Apply Sunscreen To Your Skin, This Is What It REALLY Looks Like

Artist Thomas Leveritt asked these people to apply some sunscreen to their faces and look at themselves under an ultraviolet light. What they saw left them astonished.

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Joe Rogan Live

The weekly Joe Rogan and friends extravaganza, live from the Talking Monkey Studio

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Bellator MMA Moment: Pat Curran Knocks Out Marlon Sandro

Bellator MMA Moment - Aug. 20, 2011: Pat Curran connects with a devastating, highlight-reel roundhouse kick to the head of Marlon Sandro to win $100,000 payday and a future title shot for the Bellator featherweight championship. For more information: http://www.spike.com/bellator http://www.Bellator.com/ https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA https://twitter.com/SpikeSports

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KKK raising money for Ferguson police officer

KKK raising money for Ferguson police officer A Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is holding a fundraiser this weekend for the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1oNct8T

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Here's What Happens When Gay Men Read '50 Shades Of Grey' (NSFW)

Danny Rose set a new precedent for gay grooms-to-be with his amazing proposal video. Titled "What Are We Waiting For," the video features a dance-pop soundtrack and "Glee"-style choreography, along with a number of slick costume changes to boot. "I started writing the song in December and took me a month to complete," said Rose. "Then I prepped the music video for a few weeks and shot it all in one day...After the video I got down on one knee and asked him to make me the happiest person in the world and spend his life with me! He said of course and it was a great moment. But wanted to watch the video again 30 more times. There are a lot of inside jokes and even some wardrobe choices in there designed to experiences in our history."

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TUF Latinoamérica - Dónde ver

Esta es la lista de sistemas donde podrán ver The Ultimate Fighter Latinoamérica a partir del 20 de Agosto.

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DolceDiet

Thiago "Pitbull" Alves shows us what he's eating and how he feels just one day before he makes his long anticipated comeback to the UFC after a 25 month layoff. Here the Pitbull is the lightest and...

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Eddie Alvarez: 'It's my turn now'

Eddie Alvarez laughs when you ask him about blowing up the internet today, but it was a valid question considering that from the time he was released from his Bellator contract to the moment his signing with the UFC was announced, the lightweight star’s name was on the mind of every mixed martial arts fan and media member. That’s good publicity for anyone, but at the same time, the hours in between those monumental events in his career were certainly interesting ones. “You’re sort of in limbo,” Alvarez said. “You’re holding your breath a little bit, hoping that you’re not hit with any surprises, but it’s much like a fight. Your adrenalin’s going, you’re excited, there’s a lot going on, but I had my mind made up. I knew what the goals that I want to accomplish within the next couple years are and what’s going on with the UFC and the guys that they have in the division that I want to get my hands on. The goals with UFC and my goals are congruent and it only made sense.” With his signing, the best 155-pound fighter who was not with the UFC joined the organization and quickly became the most popular man on the roster, with a co-main event against real-life action hero Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 178 on September 27, only heightening anticipation for the Philadelphian to finally strap on the gloves with U-F-C on them.

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Coach Duane “Bang” Ludwig Tells Us Why UFC Champ TJ Dillashaw Will Beat Barao Again

MMA H.E.A.T’s Karyn Bryant talks with former UFC fighter-turned-coach Duane “Bang” Ludwig and hears why he believes TJ Dillashaw will retain the Bantamweight title when he fights Renan Barao at UFC 177.  Formerly the head coach at Team Alpha Male, Duane still works with TJ and discusses the success TJ had the first time he faced Barao.  He also gives his thoughts on Chad Mendes vs Jose Aldo and more. Also be sure to check out http://www.glc2000.com or http://www.actistatinproathlete.com , the only joint support company that has combined all 4 forms of Glucosamine to create full spectrum joint formulas. GLC 2000 and Actistatin are both trusted and highly recommended by MMA greats: Bas Rutten, Don Frye, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, etc. Be sure to visit http://www.MMAHEAT.com for more interviews and Boxing and MMA content. Nós falamos Português! * We're on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMAHEAT * Follow MMAHEAT on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MMAHEAT * Follow Karyn on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KarynBryant

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Gracie Breakdown by Rener Gracie)

Rener Gracie accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but he takes it to the next level in this special edition Gracie Breakdown! He was nominated by Haylee H, Matt M, Tony D, Darius S, and Eve Gracie and now he challenges Brian Ortega, Lyoto Machida, and Brendan Schaub! Join the movement and make a donation at http://www.ALSA.org #ALSIceBucketChallenge http://www.Twitter.com/RenerGracie

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TUF Latinoamérica - Dónde ver

Conozcan un poco más de lo que nos espera en el estreno de TUF Latinoamérica este 20 de Agosto por la Barra PM de Canal 5 a las 10pm, y su repetición en UFC NETWORK el Jueves 21 a las 10pm.

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Benson Henderson: "I'm never going to be ashamed to wear my faith on my sleeve"

"I definitely think about quite a bit. It's something I take pride in being as real as possible. I love Christ, I love being a Christian.  It's very hard sometimes making the right choice or making the right decisions, but I enjoy it and I like it.  That's who I am.  I'm not going to be ashamed to wear my faith on my sleeve," Henderson told FOX Sports.

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Mike Dolce's 20-Minute Morning | The Dolce Diet

When I walk into my office, I sit down in my chair, close my eyes and MEDITATE / VISUALIZE for 5 minutes to clear my mind and bring focus to my day. In this time, I often start by counting backwards from 300 and focus on deep inhales and forceful exhales. I set my alarm to a quiet, calming concerto from Johan Sebastian Bach to gently transition me from my bliss when the 5 minutes is up.

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Dana White: Pettis-Aldo is a 'super fight,' but GSP-Jones is 'a stupid fight'

“Any super fights that we’re looking at right now in my opinion would be like an Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo. Even though Pettis has been injured for a while and hasn’t defended the title, he beat Ben Henderson, who is a guy who had annihilated that whole division. He beat him, and he beat him easily, and Jose Aldo and Pettis have been talking about moving back and forth to take each other’s belts. So really, that’s the only one I can think of that would be a super fight.”

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34 UFC Fight Night Bangor Fight Motion: Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux in Super Slo-Mo | MMAWeekly.com

UFC Fight Night Bangor Fight Motion: Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux in Super Slo-Mo

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Dominick Cruz has no issue with being placed on UFC 178 FOX Sports 1 prelims

"My team at FOX Sports has been with me through this entire injury ,witnessing me go crazy watching each and every fight card," Cruz said. "Now I get to go show them, alongside the rest of the world, how I can fight. It's not a downfall in any way at this point in the fight world to be on prelims anymore with these kind of views that FOX gets. It's my pleasure, and I'm absolutely PUMPED to just compete again!"

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UFC.TV - Bisping vs. Le

The UFC returns to China for the second time this year on Saturday, August 23rd. Fists and feet will be flying in the five-round main event as perennial contender Michael 'The Count' Bisping squares off with 185-pound superstar Cung Le, owner of some of the most unforgettable highlight-reel-worthy moments ever seen in the Octagon. Plus, top welterweight standouts Tyron 'The Chosen One' Woodley and Dong Hyun 'Stun Gun' Kim meet in a bout guaranteed to produce its own set of fireworks. UFC Fight Night Macao: Michael Bisping vs Cung Le - Saturday, August 23rd 9am/6am ETPT, live from The Venetian in Macao, China.

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Cage Warriors - 4oD

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship is Europe's leading martial arts competition, which sees fighters from across the continent competing at a variety of weights

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UFC Conor magregor says P DIDDY is up his own ass funny interview

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Sources: Donald Cerrone-Eddie Alvarez Lightweight Bout Targeted for UFC 178

Eddie Alvarez could finally make his long-awaited UFC debut on Sept. 27. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com A loaded UFC 178 lineup could get even more interesting, as a bout between streaking lightweight Donald Cerrone and Bellator MMA 155-pound kingpin Eddie Alvarez has been targeted for the Sept. 27 event. Sources close to the bout who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matchup had not yet been finalized confirmed the news to Sherdog.com. The bout is contingent on the UFC acquiring Alvarez’s services from Bellator. Negotiations are ongoing because Alvarez currently remains under Bellator contract at the time of this writing. UFC 178 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 27 and is headlined by a light heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier . The card also includes a key featherweight tilt pitting Conor McGregor against Dustin Poirier . Alvarez has spent the last four years competing for Bellator MMA. He captured the promotion’s lightweight title for a second time in his most recent outing with a split-decision triumph over Michael Chandler at Bellator 106 this past November.

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UFC returns to Austin for Nov. 22 Fight Night card

The company, which has been to Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio over the past 10 months, will hold a card on Nov. 22 at the Frank Erwin Center on the campus of the University of Texas, it was announced on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight.

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Мотоциклист сбил дорожного рабочего и скрылся с места ДТП г. Владимир

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MetroPCS Move of the Week: Dong Hyun Kim vs Erick Silva

A crushing left hand from Dong Hyun Kim knocks Erick Silva out in the Move of the Week.

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Ari Shaffir - Tickets - The Bell House - Brooklyn, New York - August 21st, 2014

Only Time Ari is doing his full hour in New York! Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. Ari hosts the increasingly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank and is a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Ari’s standup album “Revenge for the Holocaust” went to number 1 on itunes and amazon.com the week of its premier. This year Ari also released his uncensored comedy special “Passive Aggressive” and can be seen alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the feature film “InAPPropriate Comedy.” Look for Ari as the host of the Comedy Central’s new digital storytelling show “This is Not Happening.” Ari grew up orthodox Jewish and spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel before coming back to America to lose his religion. He has performed standup on HBO and comedy festivals including at the Just for Laughs, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, Bridgetown, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in Austin, TX. Shaffir’s satirical shorts “The Amazing Racist” for National Lampoon were a viral sensation garnering millions of views.

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Daniel Cormier (belatedly) burns UFC champ Jon Jones following Olympics joke

Cormier, who meets the dominant UFC light heavyweight champion at UFC 182 on Jan. 3, (belatedly) took umbrage with the comments Jones made during an Aug. 6 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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Real Life "Super Smash Brothers" on "Inside MMA's" WTF Moment of the Week

The folks at the3gi.com bring "Super Smash Brothers" to life in this week's WTF Moment of the Week on "Inside MMA." AXS TV is Your Home for MMA every Friday Night! Find AXS TV HERE: http://bit.ly/WtTUDr

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Men who make virginity pledges often suffer from sexual confusion, even when married

Studying a group of 15 young evangelical Christian men, Diefendorf learned that support groups and open discussions about sex with trusted companions were key in helping the men during their pre-marital years. But once married, they faced trouble. Instructed by the church to keep problems "in the dark" after marriage, the men reported feeling like they couldn't discuss sex with their friends and didn't know how to comfortably broach the subject with their wives. The newly wedded men also expressed surprise that sexual temptations continued to taunt them.

51 Stephan Bonnar, Firas Zahabi, Lloyd Woodard Steve Montgomery on Alchemist Radio
52 Live Chat: Eddie Alvarez to UFC, UFC Fight Night weekend and more
53 Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
54 Henderson vs. Dos Anjos Breakdown: Powerful Kicks and Knockout Power
55 Fans Rejoice, Eddie Alvarez Is Here | FIGHTLAND
56 USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, Aug. 19: Ryan Bader on the move
57 Kevin Randleman knee
58 The Karyn Bryant Podcast
59 TUF: Brazil winner Warlley Alves returns to welterweight, eyes late 2014 UFC return
60 For Chas Skelly, were broken bones, torn ligaments the recipe for UFC success?
61 Eddie Alvarez on his goal for the next year: '3-0 in the UFC and the UFC lightweight champion'
62 UFC boss and champ Ronda Rousey discuss 'Cyborg,' Carano and Holm
63 Joby Sanchez Would Have Retired From MMA Had He Not Reached UFC by Age 25
64 Six years and 15 fights later, Rafael dos Anjos finally gets a UFC headliner
65 Interview: Hong Kong's Alberto Mina on the UFC debut that almost wasn't
66 Photo shoot fresh 👀 @dominiqueletoullec 🏀 - Official Website of Arianny Celeste
67 Desire to compete in home state ultimately cost Texan James Vick a year
68 29 Baby Goats That Are Here To Stomp All Over Your Heart
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70 Manager: Gray Maynard intends to continue his fighting career
71 Gray Maynard not retiring, still wants to fight in the UFC