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Conor McGregor issued boxing license in California

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Pros react to GSP, others launching the MMAAA

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Paul Daley to face Brennan Ward at Bellator 170

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Five UFC stars launch fighters association

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Max Holloway blasts Jose Aldo for not fighting him at UFC 206

Max Holloway drops a few bombs on Jose Aldo

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UFC 206 Media Call with Anthony Pettis, Max Holloway (6 p.m. ET)

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What to Watch For: Bellator 166

The memories of Oct. 10, 2014 and a unanimous decision defeat to Joe Warren still sting for Eduardo Dantas . Dantas will defend the Bellator MMA bantamweight championship in a rematch against Warren in the Bellator 166 main event on Friday at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Meanwhile, undefeated prospect A.J. McKee will lock horns with Ray Wood in the featherweight co-headliner, as he looks to further his cause at 145 pounds. Anchored at the star-studded Nova Uniao camp, Dantas will enter the cage on a two-fight winning streak. The 27-year-old Brazilian last fought at Bellator 156 on June 17, when he captured promotional gold for a second time with a lopsided unanimous decision against former teammate Marcos Galvao at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. Talent has never been in question for Dantas, and Andre Pederneiras protégé who owns victories over former Shooto champion Shinichi Kojima , onetime EliteXC titleholder Wilson Reis , 1996 Olympic bronze medalist Alexis Vila and ex-Bellator titlist Zach Makovsky .

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GSP, UFC Stars, Bjorn Rebney Promise ‘Industry Redefining’ Announcement on Wednesday Call

Will the sport of mixed martial arts change forever on Wednesday? Some major MMA players think so. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholders Georges St. Pierre , T.J. Dillashaw and Cain Velasquez , as well as fighters “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy will all be a part of what is being called an “industry re-defining” announcement this coming Wednesday, according to a press release sent out by PR firm O’Malley Hansen Communications on Monday. The five fighters will be joined on the Wednesday conference call by Bellator MMA founder and former CEO Bjorn Rebney. The conference call is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Nov. 30. Apart from Cerrone, who is represented by Nascar driver Kevin Harvick’s KHI Management, the remaining four fighters scheduled to appear on Wednesday’s call are represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the chief rival of new UFC ownership group WME-IMG in the world of talent management. Notably, it is a roster of fighters -- especially Cerrone, Kennedy and St. Pierre -- that have been vocal regarding the need for a fighters union in the UFC.

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The Bottom Line: The UFC’s Precarious Hope for Flyweight Momentum

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * The Ultimate Fighting Championship ’s effort to create fan interest in its beleaguered flyweight division has been nothing if not a continual struggle. Now over four and a half years in, the division has yet to produce a single fight that has captured the public imagination. With the 125-pounders needing all the help they can get, the UFC has pulled out the stops to try to get the division moving in the right direction. “The Ultimate Fighter 24” Finale on Saturday is an event the promotion hopes will produce the fruits of that labor. Seeking to raise interest in the men’s flyweight division like it did previously with the women’s strawweight division, the UFC has turned over its longstanding promotional vehicle to a flyweight tournament of champions. The concept felt a little gimmicky when it was announced, but it has turned out well.

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5 can’t-miss fights at The Ultimate Fighter Finale

Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC flyweight title for the ninth time Saturday night when he takes on the winner of the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, which featured MMA champions from around the world. That’s not the only notable fight on this card, however, as the UFC has laced the card with exciting matchups between some of the promotion’s more promising talent. Check out five fights you won’t want to miss this Saturday night

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 9 // AJ Mckee | Kamaru Usman | Duane Ludwig | Marlon Moraes | BJPenn.com

8:15PM ET- AJ “The Mercenary” McKee –   @AJMcKeeJr kicks off tonights show to preview his fight with Ray Wood at Bellator 166 this weekend. AJ is one of the most promising upcoming prospects in MMA and has impressed the fans thus far, finishing all of his opponents as a pro. We will get his take on the last minute change of opponent, his long-term goals in MMA and life with mentor and father, combat sports veteran Antonio McKee.

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Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - The Middle Gets Even Thicker

Over the last two years, the middleweight division steadily has gotten deeper, more competitive and more compelling. Yoel Romero looks like he is next for champion Michael Bisping , while Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo Souza are still waiting in the wings; the UFC does not need another 185-pound power player right this second. Gegard Mousasi and Robert Whittaker clearly do not care. In recent days, the perennial standout Mousasi and the upstart prospect Whittaker racked up first-round stoppage victories that have them on the move up the Sherdog.com divisional rankings, as well as toward UFC title contention. Mousasi, who spent 14 months haunted by his shocking knockout loss to Uriah Hall , exorcised those demons on Nov. 19 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he punched out Hall in the first round for his fourth straight win since being upset. A week later, Whittaker was thrust into headlining duties in Melbourne, Australia, and used his powerful left hand to knock out Derek Brunson and signal his own emergence as a middleweight contender.

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Demetrious Johnson to Defend Title Against Tim Elliott Saturday at TUF 24 Finale

It’s been nearly five years since Demetrious Johnson last tasted defeat. Since then, “Mighty Mouse” has gone on such a tear in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has proven that he has no equal inside the Octagon that his bosses had to resort to assembling a reality TV show in order to find a suitable man to be his next challenger. Granted, the UFC didn’t create “The Ultimate Fighter” just for Johnson, but the Las Vegas-based promotion flipped the script on the long-running reality show for Season 24 in that a collection of 16 flyweight champions for smaller promotions across the globe vied for a chance at whom many consider the best fighter on the planet pound-for-pound. After several weeks cooped up in the TUF house and winning four bouts, it was UFC veteran Tim Elliott who arose from the heap of titlists to try his hand at “Mighty Mouse.” Elliott opened his stint on TUF 24: Tournament of Champions by dominating Charlie Alaniz by first-round bulldog choke and then was nearly as flawless against Matt Schnell by subbing him in the first courtesy of a front-naked choke.

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Kelvin Gastelum has suspension lifted, cleared to fight at UFC 206

Now Gastelum will be able to return to action Dec. 10, where he faces Kennedy in a middleweight bout after UFC president Dana White declared that he's no longer allowed to fight at 170 pounds following the weight-cutting disaster at UFC 205.

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BJJ Techniques: Leandro Lo teaches how to surmount the lasso guard by @gallerr

Leandro Lo teaches a lasso guard pass. He emphasizes that the most important detail of this move is the position for breaking the grip of the right sleeve. Check out this technique and others in www.gallerr.com. #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #leandrolo

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Fact Check: Bellator 167

Darrion Caldwell wants a second look at the man who introduced him to defeat. “The Wolf” will meet Joe Taimanglo in a potential Bellator MMA bantamweight title eliminator, as they headline Bellator 167 on Saturday at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Taimanglo stunned the previously unbeaten Caldwell in July, when he submitted the Rahway, New Jersey, native with a third-round guillotine choke and slowed his rise on the 135-pound ladder. Flawless outside of his failed encounter with Taimanglo, Caldwell has compiled a 6-1 record since arriving in Bellator a little less than three years ago. His run of success includes his March 4 rout of former two-division champion Joe Warren , a leading contender for “Beatdown of the Year.” Caldwell savaged Warren for some three minutes before choking him unconscious. He was thought to be on the brink of a title shot before Taimanglo inserted himself in the discussion. Taimanglo, 32, will enter the cage on a four-fight winning streak. His upset of Caldwell was preceded by consecutive victories over Sirwan Kakai , Antonio Duarte and Michael Parker .

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A.J. McKee’s Technique of the Week: Throw to Armbar

Bellator MMA featherweight contenders A.J. McKee and Anthony Taylor demonstrate a throw to armbar transition in this edition of Technique of the Week.

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After Sterling Injury, Raphael Assuncao Removed from UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany

Raphael Assuncao will not remain on the UFC Fight Night Albany card in Albany, N.Y., after proposed opponent Aljamain Sterling withdrew from the contest last week due to injury. According to a release from the Las Vegas-based promotion, Assuncao has elected to wait and face Sterling at a future event once the Serra-Longo Fight Team representative returns to full health. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place at the Times Union Center on Dec. 9 and is headlined by a heavyweight tilt pitting Derrick Lewis against Shamil Abdurakhimov . The card will stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass. Assuncao had a seven-fight winning streak snapped in his most recent outing at UFC 200 on July 9, when he dropped a unanimous verdict in a rematch against ex-bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw . The 34-year-old Brazilian owns wins over the likes of Dillashaw, Bryan Caraway and Johnny Eduardo during his Octagon tenure.

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Legacy Fighting Alliance Debuts with Bantamweight Title Bout on Jan. 13

A matchup of champions Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance titlists will highlight the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance card on Jan. 13. Legacy FC king Steven Peterson will meet RFA ruler Leandro Higo in a bantamweight championship unification bout in the LFA 1 main event at the Bomb Factory in Dallas. The card will air on AXS-TV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Legacy FC and RFA announced a merger of the two promotions earlier this year after Legacy President Mick Maynard was hired by the UFC to fill a matchmaking position. Peterson enters the matchup on a six-fight winning streak. The Plano, Texas, native last appeared at Legacy FC 56, where he submitted Manny Vazquez with a rear-naked choke 3:08 into the fourth round to capture 135-pound gold. Peterson is 14-4 as a professional, with 10 victories coming inside the distance. Higo, meanwhile, is riding a seven-fight winning streak that includes three straight finishes under the RFA banner. Most recently, the Brazilian submitted Joey Miolla with a first-round rear-naked choke at RFA 37.

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UFC’s Felice Herrig Just Gave Herself A Massive Wedgie & Filmed It — You’re Welcome!

UFC’s Felice Herrig Just Gave Herself A Massive Wedgie & Filmed It — You’re Welcome!

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UFC’s Felice Herrig Just Gave Herself A Massive Wedgie & Filmed It — You’re Welcome!

UFC’s Felice Herrig Just Gave Herself A Massive Wedgie & Filmed It — You’re Welcome!

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Cyborg Sets The Record Straight — ‘Ronda didn’t beat anyone Gina Carano wouldn’t have’

The ongoing feud between two of MMA’s top females has been brewing for years now.  Ever since Cris Cyborg and Ronda Rousey were in the Strikeforce promotion back in 2011 this was a fight fans have been calling for. However, Ronda has always maintained a position that she would only face Cyborg at 135lbs, which to many seemed strange considering Ronda had been fighting in the same 145lb division Cris fought in, and even higher when competing in Judo.

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Watch Game Recognize Game In New Hallway Scuffle Footage Between Faber And McGregor

Conor McGregor’s rise to the top of mixed martial arts has been so rapid that it’s easy to forget how far along things have come.  Back in July of 2015, the UFC announced that Urijah Faber and Conor McGregor would be coaching opposite of one another on the reality series “The Ultimate Fighter” 22 and despite the fact that they were not schedule to fight one another at the conclusion of the show, it didn’t stop them from having a few face off’s during the season.

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Kelvin Gastelum has suspension lifted, cleared to fight at UFC 206

Now Gastelum will be able to return to action Dec. 10, where he faces Kennedy in a middleweight bout after UFC president Dana White declared that he's no longer allowed to fight at 170 pounds following the weight-cutting disaster at UFC 205.

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24 Ariel Helwani on Twitter

Breaking: Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, per his manager @AudieAttar .

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Joe Rogan Experience #879 - Steven Rinella

Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, author, and television host. He currently hosts "MeatEater" on the Sportsman Channel & Netflix, and a podcast also called "MeatEater" available on iTunes & Stitcher.

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Report: New UFC Owners Eyeing Removal Of “Hype Master” Announcers Joe Rogan And Mike Goldberg — Here’s Why

In a shocking new move, the all knowing Dave Meltzer is reporting that at least one T.V. network has requested the removal of what they are calling the “Hype Master” announcing style of Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg. Meltzer also says that the UFC is willing to make the change, should it land them the $450 Million per annum they are seeking.

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Power Test? Watch Conor McGregor Beat Jon Jones In Punching Machine Challenge

Conor McGregor is a true one punch knockout artist, and Jon Jones, well… he’s not. Which is why it should come as no surprise that despite their size difference, in a gun fight Conor takes out Jon Jones with ease.

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Tony Ferguson Goes Full Blast — “Khabib’s a B**ch”

The two top UFC lightweight contenders might be on a collision course for early next year as they each try to get their crack at UFC gold.  Tony Ferguson is currently riding a nine fight win streak with big wins over some of the best fighters in the division including his most recent victory over the former champ Rafael dos Anjos.  Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov is boasting an unblemished 24-0 resume and has won eight straight fights since entering the promotion in early 2012.  Tony isn’t very impressed though, and is growing tired of Khabib’s campaign for a title opportunity.

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REPLAY! Watch The First Man To Ever KO Lawler (Nick Diaz) Get The Job Done

Robbie Lawler’s toughness in the octagon is legendary and definitely something to behold. Throughout his career Lawler has had some very memorable performances in the cage with his ability to absorb shots from some of the most lethal strikers in the game, like in his fight with Melvin Manhoef.

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‘D.C. Hasn’t Defended His Belt In 14-Months, But Conor Gets Stripped’

This week’s hottest news topic is the featherweight title stripping of Conor McGregor. It seems like everyone but Conor himself has an opinion on the matter, and most are not good.

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Demetrious Johnson will care about rankings when it adds zeroes to his paycheck

"I told people the other day, Conor can blow right past me. I'm not really concerned about the mythical pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, the No. 1 ranked fighter," Johnson told FOX Sports. "The only person that can probably take advantage of being the actual No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world is Conor McGregor because he can attach it to his name and he can go out and land some big business deals because he can say he's the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world."

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Holloway Says ‘Murky’ Featherweight Division Now Clear Heading Into UFC 206

Max Holloway isn’t too fond of current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and he has no desire to speak about former king at 145 pounds, Conor McGregor . The red-hot Hawaiian will take on former WEC and UFC lightweight monarch Anthony Pettis in the main event of UFC 206 in a few weeks and that’s really all he is focused on. “I got Pettis in front of me,” Holloway said during Tuesday’s conference. “I’m not going to be looking past him. I’m not trying to stumble. Pettis is on my radar. I’m only focused on him and after Dec. 10, then I can answer these questions.” Holloway faced his fair share of questions regarding McGregor and Aldo on Tuesday. But while “Blessed” didn’t have much to say about the polarizing Irishman, he didn’t hold back on his criticism of “Scarface,” who said he is planning on defending his title in February or March. “We’ll see what happens; he’s been diagnosed with p—-y-itis,” he said in reference to Aldo’s injury history. “I have a tough task ahead of me and we’ll see when Jose Aldo wants the shot.

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Tim Elliott Wins Tonight’s Ultimate Fighter Finale, Will Face “Mighty Mouse” For The Belt This Saturday

Tim Elliott has won season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter, earning him an opportunity to fight UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson for the championship at The Ultimate Fighter Finale on Dec. 3.

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Brendan Schaub on Twitter

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Sage Northcutt on Twitter

This is for Chrissy Teigen's Birthday! Who can crush an Apple like this? Happy Birthday @chrissyteigen pic.twitter.com/wswNd1V4Ut

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Cyborg Sets The Record Straight — ‘Ronda didn’t beat anyone Gina Carano wouldn’t have’

The ongoing feud between two of MMA’s top females has been brewing for years now.  Ever since Cris Cyborg and Ronda Rousey were in the Strikeforce promotion back in 2011 this was a fight fans have been calling for. However, Ronda has always maintained a position that she would only face Cyborg at 135lbs, which to many seemed strange considering Ronda had been fighting in the same 145lb division Cris fought in, and even higher when competing in Judo.

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Ronda Rousey Is “Furious With Joe Rogan… She’s VERY ANGRY!”

“I went to this place and bumped into this guy — I’ve met this guy a few times, he’s a big time MMA guy — and he pulled me over to say how mad Ronda Rousey was at Joe Rogan. Not only Joe Rogan, but anybody in that time period that she got knocked out, anybody who said anything of a negative air… she’s just furious, and she has a long list, and she’s very angry. …You know, it doesn’t pertain to me, I really don’t give a fuck.”

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Watch Sage Northcutt rip an apple in half with his bare hands

Northcutt took to Instagram on Tuesday to see which of his fans could, “rip an apple apart” before using his bare hands to shred one himself.

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GSP, Cerrone, Kennedy, Dillashaw And Velasquez Launch Fighters Association For UFC Fighter Rights

While not a union, and not for all fighters, Georges St-Pierre, Tim Kennedy, TJ Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone and Cain Velasquez have formed an organization specifically designed to look out for the well being of athletes who compete for the UFC.

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Johnson Explains His Decision To Turn Down A Title Fight With Mousasi

Perhaps no one was more disappointed than Anthony “Rumble” Johnson when the news broke that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was forced to pull out of their title fight at UFC 206 on December 10th.  Johnson was not only looking to win his first world championship in the sport, but was also wanting to avenge an earlier loss to Cormier at UFC 187.

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Jones Opens Up: “I do poke my opponents in the eyes. It’s highly illegal and I do it anyways…”

In a new clip released from the hit MMA documentary “The Hurt Business”, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones discusses his highly-controversial and often criticized eye-poking tactics. He’s not remorseful… At all!

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Report: New UFC Owners Eyeing Removal Of “Hype Master” Announcers Joe Rogan And Mike Goldberg — Here’s Why

In a shocking new move, the all knowing Dave Meltzer is reporting that at least one T.V. network has requested the removal of what they are calling the “Hype Master” announcing style of Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg. Meltzer also says that the UFC is willing to make the change, should it land them the $450 Million per annum they are seeking.

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Ronda Rousey Is “Furious With Joe Rogan… She’s VERY ANGRY!”

“I went to this place and bumped into this guy — I’ve met this guy a few times, he’s a big time MMA guy — and he pulled me over to say how mad Ronda Rousey was at Joe Rogan. Not only Joe Rogan, but anybody in that time period that she got knocked out, anybody who said anything of a negative air… she’s just furious, and she has a long list, and she’s very angry. …You know, it doesn’t pertain to me, I really don’t give a fuck.”

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Jose Aldo slams Conor McGregor's title reign after giving up featherweight belt

While McGregor ultimately gave up the featherweight title, it was move precipitated by the UFC needing a championship main event for the Dec. 10 card in Toronto more so than actually wanting to take the belt away from him.

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DanMcV on Twitter

Now that's a beauty notification! For sure get your keisters to Toronto soon @BrendanSchaub @bryancallen ! #TFATK pic.twitter.com/5XaY2ExBQs

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51 Report: Jimi Manuwa-Glover Teixeira Bout Targeted for UFC 208 on Jan. 21 in Anaheim
52 Daniel Cormier suffers torn groin muscle but hopes to return in early 2017
53 Bellator MMA Returns to Kansas, David Rickels-Aaron Derrow Features at Jan. 27 Bellator 171
54 The Walkmen: UFC Fight Night ‘Whittaker vs. Brunson’
55 MMAFighting.com on Twitter
56 Joseph Benavidez on Twitter
57 GSP’s Truth — ‘Unfair Contracts Are Keeping Me Out Of The UFC — It’s Time For Change’
58 Sage Northcutt on Twitter
59 Cerrone’s Truth — ‘I’m Scared To F***ing Death [of the UFC]’ — It’s Time For Change
60 Dana White on Twitter
61 UFC stars including St-Pierre and Cerrone, former Bellator boss Rebney announce MMA Athletes Association to challenge UFC
62 Close Up Photo Of Cerrone’s Healing Eye FINALLY Revealed… About Next Week’s Fight Though…
63 Cung Le on Twitter
64 #TUFFinale on Twitter
65 Bellator MMA on Twitter
66 JRE #879 - Steven Rinella
67 Tommy Toe Hold on Twitter
68 Cain’s Truth — ‘I’ve had 7 surgeries and one scheduled for after my UFC 207 fight’ — It’s Time For Change
69 These Guys Urge All UFC Fighters — Don’t be scared of the UFC. Stand Up With Us, It’s Time.
70 MMAjunkie's 'Submission of the Month' for November: A short-notice heel hook
71 #TUFFinale on Twitter
72 Brand New Image Of Donald Cerrone’s Eye Reveals How Bad It Really Is — Just Released
73 EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn on his drive to fight despite the setbacks: 'I miss the confrontation' | BJPenn.com
74 Instagram photo by Kenny Florian • Nov 30, 2016 at 11:28pm UTC
75 GSP: ‘Hey Conor, You’re No Coward, But The UFC Isn’t Giving You Your Share’