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Submission of the Week: CB Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen

CB Dollaway utilizes an improved ground game - and a lot of tenacity - to stop veteran Joe Doerksen at UFC 119.

2 UFC 171 Ex Post Facto: Making Sense of the Wild Welterweight Division | MMAWeekly.com

But in the end, the glory of victory is only temporary, and so too can be a champion’s reign over a division when there’s a long list of hungry challengers waiting for their shots at gold. And while Hendricks is probably living it up on cloud nine right now — as he should because, after all, he finally won the belt after fighting for it twice — a time will come sooner than later where one of the UFC’s 170-pound best tests him for his hardware.

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Go for the Gold with Hill’s® Science Diet.® | Klout Perks

I got a package and couldn't for the life of me remember what I ordered. That's because I didn't. I'd forgotten all about getting a perk from Klout.com. I got a large bag of Science Diet cat food. It also came with a bag of grain free treats and a laser pointer key chain. Samantha will love chasing that little red light. LOL I don't know yet if she'll like the cat food, but she went ape over the treats. :-) Very cool!

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UFC 172: Hear Me Now

UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones is set to defend his title for the seventh time as he takes on No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira at UFC 172. Also on the docket, Anthony Johnson makes his return to the UFC to take on Phil Davis.

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Go for the Gold with Hill’s® Science Diet.® | Klout Perks

I got a package and couldn't for the life of me remember what I ordered. That's because I didn't. I'd forgotten all about getting a perk from Klout.com. I got a large bag of Science Diet cat food. It also came with a bag of grain free treats and a laser pointer key chain. Samantha will love chasing that little red light. LOL I don't know yet if she'll like the cat food, but she went ape over the treats. :-) Very cool!

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Go for the Gold with Hill’s® Science Diet.® | Klout Perks

I got a package and couldn't for the life of me remember what I ordered. That's because I didn't. I'd forgotten all about getting a perk from Klout.com. I got a large bag of Science Diet cat food. It also came with a bag of grain free treats and a laser pointer key chain. Samantha will love chasing that little red light. LOL I don't know yet if she'll like the cat food, but she went ape over the treats. :-) Very cool!

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Carlos Condit's initial diagnosis: potentially torn meniscus and ACL

While severity of that injury remains unclear, the worst-case scenario could mean a lengthy rehab for the former interim welterweight champion. Condit was taken to a hospital shortly after his loss to Woodley, where he was diagnosed with a possible small meniscus tear as well as a potential torn ACL, Jackson’s MMA general manager Ricky Kottenstette informed Sherdog.com on Sunday.

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Where does Nick Diaz legitimately fit in the current UFC welterweight landscape?

That might be the opening Diaz needs. The mercurial ex-Strikeforce champ has been hanging around a lot since his supposed retirement after a unanimous-decision loss to former champ Georges St-Pierre in 2013. According to the record books, he’s riding a two-fight losing streak. But according to Diaz, he might be the only marketable draw available, which could explain why he showed up to the UFC 171 weigh-ins to verbally berate the current champ for initially coming in slightly over the limit.

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Cincinnati's 'UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva' lineup finalized with 13 bouts

The bulk of the May 10 card, including a welterweight headliner between Matt Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and Erick Silva (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC), airs on FOX Sports 1 following a three-bout preliminary-card lineup on UFC Fight Pass.

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Chaos (and liberation) rules UFC’s new 170-pound landscape

In the welterweight free-for-all that went on in Dallas, looting Georges St-Pierre ’s mansion was the fun part. Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks not only took a match to the measured game plans that St-Pierre so beautifully carried out during his five-year reign as the champion, they ran over his Gi, blew their nose with his headband, and chucked the fleur-de-lis at each other like they were Chinese stars. There was nothing safe about what Lawler and Hendricks did at UFC 171. And it was glorious. Glorious in that Hendricks and Lawler stood in the pocket with each other for five rounds of battery, as if the idea self-preservation had not yet found its way to Texas. First it was Hendricks teeing off on Lawler with kicks and hands and elbows in long violent sequences, then it was Lawler who crushed Hendricks with a left and put him on the brink. Glorious in that there were momentum shifts and wits departing and Lawler’s sadistic smiling. There was footwork, head movement, swift counter punching, left hands with vapor trails, variations in high-low combinations, phone booth exchanges, blood splatter and chins moving as mirages.

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Georges St-Pierre denies Dana White's claims, regrets not speaking out against PED use earlier

In the lead-up to UFC 171, White dismissed the role that St-Pierre's grievances over widespread PED abuse played in the Canadian's exit from the sport, stating that "a lot of that stuff got blown out of proportion" and that St-Pierre was gone solely "because of the reason he sat down with me and Lorenzo that night and told us," which White attributed to St-Pierre aforementioned personal issues.

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Joe Rogan at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on Apr 03, 2014

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UFC 171’s Tyron Woodley baffled by injury reaction, answers Joe Rogan’s criticism

“I just think it’s hilarious how the fans and some of the media try to diminish a great moment for me, and I just won’t allow it,” Woodley said. “Carlos Condit’s the No. 2 guy in the world. I took him on when nobody else would. I went out there to win, I was winning the fight, I was going to take it up to the next level, and I just think I should be in line for the next world title shot.”

14 Twitter / JonnyBones: Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Time ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Time to bring out the green pic.twitter.com/MAikXIdb0U

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UFC 171: Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights

UFC president Dana White announces post-fight bonuses and fighters Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler, Myles Jury and Tyron Woodley reflect on their performances.

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The regrets of Robbie Lawler: Five ways of looking at UFC 171

But as good as this fight card was, seems like the UFC had trouble reaching outside the bubble to tap those elusive “casual fans” on the shoulder and let them know it was happening. This was one of those events where the non-hardcores I know seemed completely uninterested, right up until I told them who was fighting. Once they heard the names all at once, sure, they were all about it. It’s just that there’s a UFC event almost every weekend, which produces such a constant, low-level static that it becomes difficult to hear the messages worth paying attention to.

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Invicta FC Signs Prospects Jinh Yu Frey and Amanda Bobby Cooper Breakdown

Invicta FC has announced the signings of two new exciting prospects. Jinh Yu Frey (apparently her husband would be sad if she went with 'Jinh Yu') and Amanda Bobby Cooper, who quite frankly has one of, if not the most, badass name I've ever heard. Let's get to it.

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Ovince St. Preux on UFC 171: No move up ladder, but Von Flue choke gets attention

“(I’m) definitely happy because it got me $50,000,” St. Preux, who won a “Performance of the Night” bonus, said. “I really wanted to stand up in this fight, but coach wanted me to take him down, because I could take advantage of him on the ground. But the minute he grabbed my head, I was like, ‘This is a move I learned, like, five years ago.’ And I stuck to it and finished with that.”

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The Soundtrack to UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler

There's virtually no one that can year the drum track to 'We Will Rock You' and not immediately know the song that's playing.  The song was written and performed in unison with another Queen hit "We Are the Champions".  The duo written by Brian May was in response to a 1977 concert in which the band played their set, but for the encore instead of the crowd chanting or cheering, they instead sang 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and the emotional gesture moved the band to write the new tracks.

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UFC 171: Who did most to finish in Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler?

Looking at which fighter did the most to finish the fight in my subjective opinion, I ended up with a score of 47-45 for Robbie Lawler. Lawler was by far the better boxer of the two in the fight as a whole, but let down in the final round by fatigue which caused his technique both offensively and defensively to plummet. I thought Lawler landed the better and cleaner strikes in Round 1 which plays more into damage and working toward a finish, while Hendricks shouldn't be awarded simply for moving forward, not landing as cleanly, and being aggressive but ultimately unsuccessful with takedowns and scoring any damage from cage clinching. Unified rules, or rather how judges typically score in MMA I can see giving the round to Hendricks/

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With Sanchez win, UFC 171's Myles Jury crosses off one-half of his wish list

Lightweight Myles Jury isn’t sure whom he wants to fight next after beating onetime title challenger Diego Sanchez at this past Saturday’s UFC 171 event. He’s already crossed one wish off his list.

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Starting with UFC 171, all bonus winners are eligible for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle via fan vote

Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference that as of this past weekend that all bonus recipients (starting with last weekend's show) are now eligible to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle via fan vote on the UFC's official Facebook page. This is part of a sweepstakes series where fans who cast their vote on FB and then tweet their vote become eligible to win various Harley-Davidson prizes (but not a motorcycle). As of this publish date, the voting process has ended and Hendricks has won by a landslide over Lawler (2nd), Bermudez (3rd), and St. Preux (4th).

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Hindsight: UFC 171 in retrospect

Disclaimer Time: I don't gamble, but this is sort of a gambling post (kinda). For such a great card, this was a pretty bad night for me, fight picking wise. As I said above, I couldn't really give a damn this time around. I'll take a few bad beats for the amount of enjoyment I got just from watching. There were several fights that were incredibly hard to predict going in (although I'm sure more than a few of you will talk about how easy it was to get them all right) and a couple of fighters who pulled out big and unexpected upsets. As always I'm using BestFightOdds for the over/under and taking the mode for each fighter. So, here's what I learned.

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New champion Johny Hendricks ‘thought about’ backing out of UFC 171 with elbow injury

Turns out the classic UFC 171 title fight between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks comes with an additional twist -- as in, the man who emerged victorious and now holds the UFC’s welterweight belt thought about pulling out of the fight with a bum elbow. The UFC’s new 170-pound champion Hendricks appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour and, though reluctant to get into too much detail until he had it checked out, divulged that an injury suffered in training nearly sidelined him. Turns out while everybody was talking about big left power bombs, Hendricks was nursing his right elbow, an injury that effectively prevented him from taking Lawler down. "Realistically, it’s my elbow," he told host Ariel Helwani. "It happened actually a week-and-a-half before, and it happened in the first round."

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Michael McDonald indefinitely sidelined with hand injury

"Believe it or not, it was actually kind of satisfying," he said. "Fighting is a 24-hour a day job. Even your rest is for your work. Your food is for your work. Everything you do is for your work, so there is literally no rest when you're fighting. I'd had like 6-7 months of work straight and I kind of knew if I beat Faber, I'd be pushing through four more months of straight working. Of course it sucked to lose. I'm not saying it was nice to lose, but it is nice to have a little bit of a break. I never like to lose. Not when it comes to building my career, but in building my life, it's nice to have a breath of fresh air and relax a little bit." The time away has given him opportunity to analyze what went wrong last time out. In a surprise, Faber out-struck then powerful McDonald (16-3), knocking him down once en route to the submission win. McDonald said that prior to the fight, he was so concerned about Faber's guillotine choke that he ended up customizing his game plan around it. The end result, of course, was Faber by guillotine choke, but it's not so much the finish that bothered McDonald as everything that led to it.

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Fight Destiny: UFC 171 Edition

Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.

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UFC 171: Lawler vs. Hendricks re-watching, re-scoring, detailed round by round look

Eriksson Lau re-watches and re-scores the glorious Lawler vs. Hendricks main event from UFC 171 with a detailed round by round account of why he scored it as such.

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Georges St. Pierre calls for UFC random drug testing from independent organization: 'That's how it is in all other sports'

Georges St. Pierre calls for UFC random drug testing from independent organization: 'That's how it is in all other sports'

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New UFC champ Johny Hendricks taking belt to bank vault, wants GSP next

“I want to remember what it felt like to get it, and I want to feel what it feels like to get the next one,” he said. “I’m still 0-0. Yeah, I was able to do something great on Saturday, but realistically, I’ve got to turn right back around and do it again if I want to stay champ. I want to get back and see how my body is doing and start moving forward.”

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Chris Weidman on breaking Anderson Silva's leg: 'I just knew I checked it really good'

On Checking the Kick I just knew that I checked it really good. I knew that, I've checked guys legs and... With this whole camp after the first fight, I got leg kicked a lot. My leg was bothering me for like, two, three weeks. So, man, I did not want to get leg kicked again. Anderson Silva was going to come at me with leg kicks, so every single day... I was never big into shadow boxing, even showing checks and stuff like that. It's just everything in my mindset changed. "I'm not letting this guy kick me anymore."

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Dana White reacts to judge Douglas Crosby's 10-8 and 10-10 scorecards

Kevin Iole, I believe, tells Dana about the Douglas Crosby scorecards. Dana starts making this bewildered face (closing his left eye) and just starts blinking like he's trying to understand how those scores are even possible. He doesn't say anything for a good 10 or so seconds, while still putting on the face you put on when you can't solve a math equation. All Dana can do is give out a chuckle-smirk and finally lets out, "They (the judges) never cease to amaze me... They never cease to amaze me. There were a couple of real goofy ones tonight."

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BE Advanced Class: Fabrício Werdum's Triangle from the Closed Guard

Fabricio Werdum stopped by Cobrinha's school to show some advanced details on setting the triangle choke, and ended up choking someone out.

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Morning Matchmaker: Trying to figure out what's next in the welterweight division

UFC 171 was supposed to hash out some kind of welterweight hierarchy. Instead, like an episode of True Detective, it left us with more questions than answers. Tyron Woodley beat Carlos Condit, but only after Condit blew out his knee. Hector Lombard outclassed Jake Shields, but couldn'€™t finish him. Who's a better option than Lawler? Some people thought he even beat Hendricks on Saturday night. It was one of the best title fights in UFC history. Let's do it again.

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MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Johny Hendricks, Tyron Woodley, Laimon, Johnson, Burkman

Hendricks won the vacant UFC welterweight title this past Saturday at UFC 171, where Woodley was victorious in the co-headliner. Veteran trainer Laimon cornered Hendricks for the fight. Johnson, meanwhile, recently won at UFC Fight Night 37, and Burkman fights at WSOF 9 on March 29.