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Paige VanZant dazzles in first 'Dancing with the Stars' appearance

UFC strawweight Paige VanZant foxtrotted her way into a standing ovation during her first 'Dancing with the Stars' performance

Ben Affleck: Batman fights like Conor McGregor

Ben Affleck describes his fighting style in "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" as something akin to featherweight champion Conor McGregor

UFC Full Fight Download: Watch the First Bout Between Jon Jones & Daniel Cormier

Watch the incredible first battle between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier in its entirety. The pair will rematch at UFC 197.

Sara McMann vs. Jessica Eye added to UFC Fight Night 88

A woman's bantamweight bout between Sara McMann (8-3) and Jessica Eye (11-4- NC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas.

Michael Page vs. Jeremie Holloway Completes Bellator 153 Main Card

A welterweight pairing pitting Michael Page (9-0) against Jeremie Holloway (7-1) completes the main card of “Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson” on April 22.

Ben Affleck: Batman fights like Conor McGregor

Ben Affleck describes his fighting style in "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" as something akin to featherweight champion Conor McGregor

Opinion: New York Assembly’s Theater of the Absurd

Common sense prevailed over the ignorance of some, but the worst of democracy was on full display in the New York Assembly, writes Andreas Hale.

Boxing Greats of the States | Georgia: Evander Holyfield

The former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion won over a legion of fans with his determination and warrior spirit.

Opinion: Terence Crawford in Difficult Position

Something has to give so the 28-year-old budding superstar can realize his potential, writes Andreas Hale.

Nate Diaz: Conor McGregor's trash talk seemed like 'a lot of scripted stuff'

Conor McGregor had a lot to say about Nate Diaz before UFC 196 and Diaz didn't think it was very organic.

Audio: UFC Executives & Chris Weidman Host Call to Address Passing of New York MMA Bill

Ultimate Fighting Championship Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, Executive Vice President and COO Lawrence Epstein, Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner and former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman held a conference call open to the media.

Video: Top 5 Closest UFC Title Fights

Kenny Florian and Kelvin Gastelum count down their Top 5 closest title fights in this segment of UFC Now.

Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery added to UFC Fight Night 87 slate

A battle of flyweight contenders will go down in the Netherlands when Kyoji Horiguchi takes on Neil Seery.

Daron Cruickshank signs with Rizin FF, set to debut in April

Former UFC fighter Daron Cruickshank has found a new home.

Jon Jones cleared of traffic violation, donates $100 to New Mexico Animal Humane Society

UFC light heavyweight title challenger Jon Jones was recently cleared of a January traffic violation. See what the former champ donated in return here.

Yoel Romero to appeal USADA suspension for anti-doping policy violation

UFC middleweight Yoel Romero is appealing a suspension from USADA after being hit with an anti-doping policy violation.

WSOF Power Rankings: Fitch Goes For Welterweight Gold, Zeferino Seeks 2-Division Glory

Updated Mar. 24, 2016 Rankings are constantly debated in MMA, and fighters are often confused as to their standing within their own promotion. World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo has decided to alleviate that concern in his own organization in an unprecedented way. Earlier this year, S

Boxing: Andre Ward Aims at Big 2016, Starting with Unbeaten Sullivan Barrera

Andre Ward will climb back into the ring again this Saturday, when he meets undefeated Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” (9:45 p.m. ET). It will be only the fourth time in the last four years that the U.S. Olympic gold medalist -- and one of the truly good guys in boxing -- will fight.

George Lockhart talks 'fat free' misconceptions, frozen meals & low calorie options for dieters

The 19th installment of The Weight List with George Lockhart features discussion on "fat free" foods, prepared diet frozen foods and the best low calorie options for dieters.

Nate Diaz Talks Potential Rematch Against Conor McGregor (Video)

Nate Diaz says he wants to fight in the biggest fights with the best fighters and that he'll take on Conor McGregor at 155 or 170 pounds in a possible rematch.

UFC Fight Night 85 medical suspensions: Frank Mir, Hector Lombard given potential 180-day suspensions

Frank Mir and Hector Lombard headlined a list of seven fighters to be given extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of the recent UFC Fight Night 85 event in Brisbane, Australia.

Martin Nguyen vs. Li Kai Wen Featherweight Fight Completes ONE: Global Rivals

ONE: Global Rivals is set for the Mall of Asia Arena on April 15 and a tenth fight was added to the card on Thursday.

Three Amigos: Angela Hill, Alessio Sakara, Kevin Ross, George Lockhart

The Three Amigos are back with a fantastic new episode featuring Invicta FC strawweight star, Angela Hill, Bellator light heavyweight attraction, Alessio Sakara, Bellator Kickboxing standout, Kevin Ross & weight cutting specialist, George Lockhart.

Who Does Nate Diaz Want to Fight: Conor McGregor, Rafael dos Anjos or Georges St-Pierre? (Video)

If given the choice, who would Nate Diaz fight at UFC 200: Conor McGregor, Rafael dos Anjos, or Georges St-Pierre?

World Series of Fighting Releases Statement on MMA Legalization in New York

New York State passed landmark legislation on Tuesday, becoming the final U.S. state to legalized mixed martial arts competition.

Konstantin Erokhin suspended one year for positive steroid test at TUF 22 Finale

Former UFC heavyweight Konstantin Erokhin received a one-year suspension for his failed drug test at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.

Diego Brandao issued temporary suspension for UFC 195 failed drug test

The Nevada Athletic Commission issued a temporary suspension to UFC featherweight Diego Brandao following the Brazilian's failed drug test for marijuana metabolites at UFC 195.

Brian Stann: Jon Jones makes heavyweights look bad in the gym (Heavy Hands)

Connor Ruebusch and Patrick Wyman interview UFC color commentator Brian Stann and recap UFC Brisbane on the latest episode of Heavy Hands.

Chris Weidman responds to 'ridiculous' statements made by New York State Assembly members

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman had plenty to say about bizarre comments about MMA made by members of the New York State Assembly on Tuesday.

Rumors of potential UFC sale reveal their deep connections to financial world

Unconfirmed rumors may or may not indicate that the UFC is for sale but do show how deep their connections are to major players in the financial world.

Three Amigos: Angela Hill, Alessio Sakara, Kevin Ross, George Lockhart

The Three Amigos are back with a fantastic new episode featuring Invicta FC strawweight star, Angela Hill, Bellator light heavyweight attraction, Alessio Sakara, Bellator Kickboxing standout, Kevin Ross & weight cutting specialist, George Lockhart.

Barao says reason for move up to featherweight was weight cutting: 'It was too wearing'

Renan Barao explains how his excruciating weight cutting rendered his body unable to remain in the bantamweight divison and explained his preparation for his fight against Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 88.

The MMA Beat on Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2, MMA in New York, more

On this week's episode, the panel will talk about MMA getting legalized in New York, McGregor vs. Diaz 2 and much more.

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Daniel Cormier objects but Herb Dean will referee UFC 197 main event

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2’s Top 10: Fighters Who Lost Their Pro Debuts - Top 10

Even elite mixed martial artists usually experience defeat at least once in their careers, some of them in their professional debuts. Boxing’s gold standards in this category will always be middleweight great Bernard Hopkins and all-time pound-for-pound legend Henry Armstrong. Plenty of accomplished MMA competitors have seen their first fights go sideways. The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series examines the top fighters who lost in their professional MMA debuts. *** HONORABLE MENTIONS: Caol Uno, Mark Hunt, Glover Teixeira, Travis Fulton, Alexis Davis, Cub Swanson, Glover Teixeira, Mike Pyle, Dan Hardy, Masakatsu Funaki, Akihiro Gono, Sam Stout, Ross Pearson, Shonie Carter, Brian Ebersole, Johnny Case *** Continue Reading » Number 10

UFC owner teases 'epic, massive' event for debut in New York

"I think it's going to be an epic moment for the sport and for our company," Fertitta said. "Obviously, right now all of our focus is on trying to put together the matches for UFC 200, but when we go to New York and we eventually debut at Madison Square Garden, me and Dana (White) and the rest of the team are going to be very focused on delivering for the fans. We're going to put together the best available matches that we can. You'd have the biggest names that we can possibly put on, the biggest names that are available at the time. Believe me, we want to knock it out of the park and we want to deliver to New York in a big way.

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5 Boxing Giveaway: Manny Pacquiao & Timothy Bradley Signed Glove!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Enter for the opportunity to win a signed glove by Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr., as well as trainers Freddie Roach and Teddy Atlas, courtesy of our friends at HBO Boxing. Pacquiao vs. Bradley happens Saturday, April 9 on HBO PPV.

Jim Genia Joins Press Row

Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the blog. This week, Breen is joined by veteran New York-based MMA journalist Jim Genia . Tuesday ended the most difficult chapter in the eight-year odyssey towards sanctioned MMA in New York, as the State Assembly voted 113-25 to legalize the sport. Breen and Genia, who has expertly covered the push toward regulation in the state, talk about the farcical and amusing political show that took place on Tuesday, what bureaucratic steps come next to clear the way for the UFC to run at Madison Square Garden, and when that card comes, what fighters might find themselves on it, from Jon Jones to Chris Weidman to Jimmie Rivera . Breen and Genia also discuss whether Bellator MMA will beat the UFC to the punch by running the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, if Zuffa will stay true to its word of delivering four events per year to New York state and for how long. As well, Genia, the author of ”Raw Combat: The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts,” reminisces on the greatest moments in underground, unsanctioned New York MMA, including early bouts from Frankie Edgar .

MMA’s Greats of the States | Hawaii: B.J. Penn

Mixed martial artists come from every corner of the globe, bearing a variety of styles. Sometimes, fighters are products of their environment, favoring disciplines prevalent in the country or state from which they hail. Various regions of the United States are considered factories for great fighters, though that certainly is not the case with each state. In this weekly series, the spotlight will shine on the best mixed martial artist of all-time from each of the 50 states. Fighters do not necessarily need to be born in a given state to represent it; they simply need to be associated with it. For example, reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Robbie Lawler may have been born in San Diego, but few would recognize him as a Californian.

Nate Diaz wants something even bigger than a title fight

"I think that title thing's a fairytale," Diaz said on "UFC Tonight". "All these guys are like 'I want the belt, I want to be the champion' but the best fighters in the world are getting paid the best money. That belt thing, as far as I'm concerned, is a fairytale. That might piss a lot of people off, but money talks. If the best fighters aren't getting the most money then why are they getting paid that money for?"

VIDEO | Nate Diaz says he bought 'a big bag' after winning prize fight against Conor McGregor | UFC Fight News & Videos

“Big bag of cookies,” Diaz said while motioning with his hands trying to show the size of the bag. “Big ‘ol bag. But, besides that I haven’t really bought much. The check just went through. I was wondering if they were gonna like, cancel the check.”

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Miesha Tate didn't get in the sport just to fight Ronda Rousey

"I think that what I've decided as the champ that I need to have the mentality that I can be ready to beat anybody in the world at any time," Tate told "UFC Tonight" on Wednesday. "I'm not trying to look past anyone because I feel like there's so many top contenders out there right now. I could name obviously Ronda (Rousey), Holly (Holm), Cat Zingano, Amanda Nunes, even Julianna Pena -- those are all really solid competition and I don't want to think 'well I'm set on just this one person.' I've got a contract signed and it's not really my job to pick who's next.

Nate Diaz More Interested in Money Than Titles: ‘The Belt is a Fairy Tale’

Nate Diaz doesn’t harbor dreams of UFC gold. For the Stockton, Calif., native, career accomplishments are best measured by the zeroes in the bank account, not the hardware in the trophy case. That’s why, if the rematch with Conor McGregor takes place at UFC 200 as rumored , Diaz won’t care that a championship is not at stake. “I think that title thing is a fairy tale,” Diaz said Wednesday on UFC Tonight. “The best fighters in the world are getting paid the best money. The belt is a fairy tale, as far as I’m concerned. That might piss a lot of people off.” Diaz is only now realizing his earnings potential within the Las Vegas-based promotion in the wake of his second-round submission triumph against McGregor at UFC 196. For that bout, Diaz earned a disclosed payday of $600,000 (including $100,000 in bonuses). And UFC President Dana White has hinted that the Cesar Gracie protege took home quite a bit more than that. The event was a box-office hit as well, doing in the neighborhood of 1.5 million pay-per-view buys , according to White. That success could very well be the promotion’s impetus behind booking a rematch.

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EA Sports apologizes to Khabib Nurmagomedov after religious error in game

Я мусульманин.Алхамдулиллагь. Я не имею ничего против Христиан, у каждого человека свой путь в этой жизни, а мой путь это - Ислам. Разработчики этой игры сделали ошибку, но давайте будем честны, все мы ошибаемся в этой жизни и я не держу на них зла, они извинились и пообещали исправить это. Надеюсь следующий раз они учтут какая религия у каждого бойца и не допустят таких ошибок в будущем. I'm Muslim, Alhamdulilah. I have nothing against Christians. Every man in this life has his own way, and my way is Islam. Developers of the game made mistake. Let's be honest, every human being made mistakes, and I'm not holding a grudge. They apologized and promised to fix it. Hopefully, next time they wouldn't make mistakes like this, and take account everybody's religion. @easportsufc @ufc

WrestleMania Season: Reflections as MMA Rages On into Big Apple

It’s time! No, not for Ultimate Fighting Championship announcer Bruce Buffer’s trademark introduction to a main event fight (at least not yet). It’s time for the UFC’s last barrier of entry into the mainstream -- New York City, and the combat sports mecca in its midst, Madison Square Garden. Mixed martial arts were banned in New York for 19 years. Countless legal battles and one corrupt imprisoned Sheldon Silver later, MMA has finally arrived in the world’s media capital thanks to the New York State Assembly surpassing the required approval mark, 76 votes, with 113. Only 25 opposed it (although the absurd speeches too extensive to get into here made it seem like it’s still 1993-level ignorance about the sport). The news is long overdue -- a sigh of relief for anyone who loves thin pizza slices and sanctioned combat sports just the same. The UFC’s lobbying dollars and media campaigns should receive the lion’s share credit for the sport crossing the last hurdle (MMA media sites and New York-based journalist Jim Genia too). The UFC last brought the Octagon to New York in 1995 when MMA was still no holds barred.

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Floyd Mayweather's uncle rips Conor McGregor, Dana White, and Ronda Rousey | UFC Fight News & Videos

“Everybody listening to Dana White talking that stupid (expletive) about Ronda Rousey beating up men and now they jump on Conor McGregor’s bandwagon, they don’t got no (expletive) wagon no more. That (expletive) is over with,” Mayweather said. “They don’t got nothing else to talk about. It shows that they need Floyd to promote their sport. They want to talk (expletive) about the man, but it just shows how much they truly need Floyd to promote their company. “Floyd has never ever said that he wanted to fight one of them. He never said, “I’ll beat Ronday Rousey,” or “I’ll beat Conor McGregor.” Like I said, they had they little moment of fame. McGregor’s lasted almost a year and Rousey’s lasted about a year and a half. That (expletive) is over with now. They can shut the (expletive) up about that dumb (expletive). They can shut the (expletive) up about what a MMA fighter can do to Floyd Mayweather because ain’t (expletive) going to happen to Floyd.”

Nate Diaz answers fan questions - Fighters Only Magazine

Nate Diaz answers fan questions

Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen, Joey Beltran vs. Chase Gormley set for Bellator 155

Beltran (17-12 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) returns to the heavyweight division after a four-year run bouncing around between the light heavyweight and event middleweight divisions. He meets Gormley (12-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), who made his promotional debut in September but suffered a knockout loss to Dan Charles, ending a five-fight winning streak.

UFC 197 Free Fight: Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones defended his belt successfully against Daniel Cormier in their first meeting at UFC 182. Now it's Cormier who owns the 205-pound belt, as he looks to avenge that loss against Jones at UFC 197 on April 23 live on Pay-Per-View.

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Rob Font vs. John Lineker added to UFC 198 in Brazil

Featuring a heavyweight title fight between current champ Fabricio Werdum and top contender Stipe Miocic, UFC 198 takes place at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports and UFC Fight Pass.

Trainer: ‘Anderson Silva as Motivated as He Was at Beginning of MMA Career’

Anderson Silva has already arrived in Rio de Janeiro to begin his camp for Uriah Hall , whom he will face at UFC 198 on May 14 in Curitiba, Brazil. Although “The Spider” is now 40 years old and hasn’t officially won a fight since October 2012, his passion for the sport is still strong, according to physical trainer Rogerio Camoes. “Anderson is motivated like he was in the beginning of his career. For a long time I didn’t see him that way,” Camoes told “Actually before the Bisping fight he was already so excited to take part in the first UFC event in Curitiba. Now he will have the opportunity to fight for his people where he started his story, so he’s really happy. He is physically in shape, focused. “I really like to see Anderson that way. Of course Hall is a great opponent, a top of the division [talent] who deserves all respect. Besides being a new guy with lots of physical strength, he is also very technical. It is definitely going to be a great battle.” Camoes said that Silva will train with his usual group of coaches, an experienced team that will include same Thailand-based muay Thai coach who helped him prepare for Nick Diaz at UFC 183.

Chris Weidman 'embarrassed' by 'ignorant' comments made by NY assembly

"A lot of this stuff you might have heard when you went into the offices and you'd be shocked then, but for them to be actually saying it on a public forum was very surprising and I was actually embarrassed for them," Weidman said during a media conference call after the bill was passed. "I think it just kind of made them look ignorant with their comments and they're reaching as far as they possibly can to stop this from happening for whatever reason.

Nate Diaz: Conor McGregor would have been 'weeded out' fighting the guys I fought

"I've been fighting since I was 18 and I'm 30 now. I have more fights than anyone in the UFC. I have 25 fights. Sometimes people pick and choose but I never picked and choose, I just fought everybody all the time. I've been fighting top 10, top 5 guys since my third or fourth fight in the UFC. So I've got 23 fights with top 10 contenders," Diaz explained when speaking to "FOX Sports Live."

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Daniel Cormier concerned with Herb Dean refereeing UFC 197 main event | UFC Fight News & Videos

As we get closer and closer to Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier II on April 23rd, where Jon Jones will look to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight championship belt he never lost inside the Octagon, Daniel Cormier has a concern regarding Herb Dean being the referee for the bout.

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Chris Weidman: ‘Vision Even Stronger’ to Regain UFC Title with MMA Legalized in New York

New York native Chris Weidman has long been one of the prominent figures behind the UFC ’s push to legalize MMA in the Empire State. With that dream now a reality, the former middleweight champion has some business to handle on the opposite coast. Weidman is scheduled to rematch Luke Rockhold in the UFC 199 headliner at the Forum in Los Angeles on June 4. Weidman lost the 185-pound strap to the American Kickboxing Academy product via fourth-round technical knockout at UFC 194 on Dec. 12. While Weidman is a virtual lock to be on the UFC’s first card at Madison Square Garden, the moment would be that much sweeter if gold was wrapped around his waist during his walk to the Octagon. “The vision gets even stronger now. I had to get my belt back, but now just the fact that I’m going to get to defend my belt in Madison Square Garden in front of all of New York is crazy to even start to think about,” Weidman said during a recent conference call. “It definitely gets me more excited.” Rockhold, of course, had a decidedly different perspective on Tuesday’s monumental news: Glad to see NY on the menu now.

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Referee Herb Dean to Officiate Daniel Cormier-Jon Jones Rematch at UFC 197

Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage when Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones square off in the UFC 197 headliner on April 23. The assignment was revealed during Wednesday’s Nevada Athletic Commission meeting. Meanwhile, Sal D’Amato, Junichiro Kamijo and Chris Lee will serve as cageside judges for the light heavyweight title rematch. Dean was the referee when Cormier and Jones first fought at UFC 181 on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas. Jones won that fight via unanimous decision, receiving identical 49-46 scorecards from Marcos Rosales, Cardo Urso and Tony Weeks. Cormier registered a minor complaint regarding Dean during the hearing, as he claimed that the veteran official allowed the contest to slow down in the later rounds instead of restarting the action when it stalled. The NAC made note of the complaint, but Dean will remain the referee for the UFC 197 headliner. UFC 197 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will see Demetrious Johnson defend the flyweight strap against Henry Cejudo in the co-main event.

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WSOF Weighs In: Who's Your Favorite Superhero?

My favorite superhero is well… Me. But if I can’t pick myself, it’s got to be Night Owl a.k.a Hollis Mason from Watchmen. Not only did he take a real approach to the superhero game, but he also trained in boxing. (This comic takes place in the 1940s so no MMA.) He beats bad guys with his brains and skills no superpowers. I know, I know. Sounds like Batman. But, over the years he’s gotten more and more ‘skills’ that seem like superpowers to me.

The Fighter & The Kid by FOX Sports on iTunes

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.

Still Under WSOF Contract, Rousimar ‘Toquinho’ Palhares Signs with Venator FC

With Jason “Mayhem” Miller already in tow, Venator FC is attempting to sign another controversial fighter. The Italian mixed martial arts promotion announced on Tuesday that it has booked Rousimar Palhares to face Emil Meek on May 21 at Venator FC 3 in Milan. Palhares will fight Meek for the Venator FC welterweight title, but there could be some complications along the way. Palhares remains under contract with World Series of Fighting , and according to a report from , any attempt by the Brazilian to compete for another organization would be a violation of that deal. Apparently that agreement is of little concern to Venator President Frank Merenda, who issued a colorful statement on the situation via Facebook . “Anyway, we don’t give a f--k about WSOF. He will fight for us because we love him, Italian fans love him and he has a family and deserves to make a living,” wrote Merenda, who previously blasted media for criticizing the promotion’s recent signing of Miller. “I’m sick with organizations that try to ruin other people’s [lives].

Jon Jones settles traffic case with donation, faces no further penalty

Jon Jones can focus on UFC 197 and Daniel Cormier after putting his traffic stop in February behind him after appearing in court on Wednesday.


2) The man who wielded extraordinary power for decades, Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver was arrested in January 2015 on federal corruption charges, later found guilty on all. Silver routinely delayed the previous bills on MMA so they never got to a full vote. With Silver out of the way proponents thought the bill was a done deal last year. It wasn’t. However Silver’s arrest brought such attention to his anti-MMA stance, ironically it might’ve finally persuaded the governor to not let the sport try to make it as a stand alone any longer.

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2168 with Bermudez, Sterling, Anik and Gomez

Bermudez and Sterling, both native New Yorkers, shared their thoughts on the legalization of MMA in The Empire State. Neither has a fight booking as of this moment. Anik discussed the tattoo he recently inked after picking Conor McGregor to defeat Nate Diaz at UFC 196. Gomez, who co-hosted the entire show, gave his thoughts on whether or not he will continue fighting, and also broke the news of an impending book deal revolving around mistakes made in his career.

You won't believe the arguments made against MMA being legal in New York

"This one -- throwing two people in a cage, personally as an African-American we've been in cages fighting on the plantations and other places and people bite off each other's ears and do all kinds of things until they regulated that and made it something different. But throwing two human beings in a cage and you know how we used to say in our neighborhoods how you should have a fair fight, even when the man is knocked down when I grew up, you're supposed to step back, let him get up and let's start all over again.

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Luke Rockhold down to 'shut up' Michael Bisping again

Luke Rockhold sounds interested in giving Michael Bisping a rematch with the UFC middleweight title on the line.

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MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #72: UFC Brisbane Victory Party For Jouban! Hunt KOs Mir, Magny Beats Lombard

All podcasts (video+mp3) can be found here: . On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast With Karyn Bryant, Karyn and UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban discuss the action that went down at UFC Brisbane, where Mark Hunt delivered yet another walk-off KO: this time against Frank Mir. They also discuss Neil Magny’s impressive win over Hector Lombard, the exciting Jake Matthews / Johnny Case bout and Case’s subsequent Twitter attack on Karyn. And, of course, the pair also celebrate Alan’s dominant win over Brendan O’Reilly! * Join us on Facebook: * Follow Karyn on Twitter: * Follow Alan on Twitter: * Follow Wade on Twitter: Please remember, you can also find our content using these domains: * HD video coverage * iTunes * pro-MMA techniques and instruction * essential nutrition and discounts Nós falamos Português!

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