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Learn more about Ultimate Fighter competitor Rose Namajunas and how mixed martial arts has impacted her life. The new season starts Wednesday, September 10th...

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UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi II fight card

Now that UFC 177 is behind us, we can feast our eyes at what should be a stacked month of great fights that await us in September. We start off the fall season with Gegard Mousasi and "Jacare" Souza engaging in a rematch of their DREAM bout in 2008, which ended in a Mousasi upkick KO. The co-main event pits Alistair Overeem against Ben Rothwell, while the other heavyweight main card bout sees Derrick Lewis face Matt Mitrione.

Bellator 123: Countdown to Curran-Pitbull II full video

Spike TV has produced a "Countdown" style show that previews this September 5th bout in Uncasville, Connecticut. An injury to Curran previously delayed this meeting from June, but a calf problem forced this delay, and now we're just a mere 3 days away from this much-anticipated rematch between two of the sport's top featherweights. The video of "Countdown to Bellator 123" can be played either at the top of the page or below the text.

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Video: Judd Reid's journey to the legendary 100 man Kumite

Now for the cool stuff, a 100-man Kumite was held in Japan on October 22nd at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. The invites were issued well before the event and one man, Judd Reid, filmed his journey en route to the competition. Here's some background on Reid and the tournament:

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UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis Wins NEXT Challenge, Will be on Wheaties Box in 2015

The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

When Ronald M Krauss decided, in 2000, to review all the evidence purporting to show that saturated fats cause heart disease, he knew that he was putting his professional career at risk. Krauss is one of the top nutrition experts in the United States, director of atherosclerosis research at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and adjunct professor of nutritional studies at the University of San Francisco at Berkley. But challenging one of his field’s most sacrosanct beliefs – that the fats in meat, cheese and butter are bad for health – was a near-heretical act.

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, Sept. 2: Ben Askren continues slow rise

While the UFC’s last-second headlining switch left the bantamweight division static, there was a small move in the 170-pound ranks, as Ben Askren  is now the ONE FC welterweight champion.

Submission of the Week: Lauzon vs Varner

Jamie Varner landed plenty of strikes early, but Joe Lauzon used a triangle choke to end the fight midway through round three. Lauzon's last five victories have come via submission.

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Morning Report: Alexander Gustafsson unimpressed with Anthony Johnson, 'Rumble' responds

"We are not in the playground anymore, it's not about who is the toughest, it's about my career, I want to have a long and successful career. You have to think tactically and you can't just go in and swing against the first best opponent."

Federal study on lesbian obesity costs $3 million

They have determined that gay and bisexual males had a “greater desire for toned muscles” than straight men, lesbians have lower “athletic self-esteem” that may lead to higher rates of obesity, and that lesbians are more likely to see themselves at a healthy weight even though they are not, the Free Beacon reported.

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Alistair Overeem calls past training partners 'pathetic' for bad mouthing him in the press

When he bolted from that previous camp, Overeem had to read comments almost daily from former training partners about how he was a bad teammate, how he was selfish and how he went out of his way to injure other fighters when things weren't going his way in a sparring session. As great as he says things have been going lately, Overeem has still had to deal with some backbiting after he was apparently the training partner working with Jon Jones when he suffered his recent knee and ankle injury that forced him out of UFC 178 in September.

REPORTS: Michael Sam Set To Sign With Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad

Michael Sam might not be without an NFL team for long. The Dallas Cowboys plan to bring in Sam, the first openly gay player ever to be drafted into the NFL , for a physical on Wednesday with the intention of signing him to their practice squad, according to multiple reports .

Rankings: Rousey Moves Past Barao on P-4-P List

After being unable to compete at UFC 177 because of an injury suffered while cutting down to 135 pounds, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao has fallen in the latest release of the UFC official rankings. Current women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey supplanted Barao in the No. 8 spot on the pound-4-pound list.

New deal in hand, Josh Burkman says 'World Series of Fighting is good for the sport'

“When I signed my deal, there were certain things in my contract that I didn’t like,” Burkman said. “So I asked Shawn and I asked Ali (Abdelaziz) to add certain stipulations in my contract and they let me do that to protect myself. I think that’s what fighters and managers need to do: They need to step up and work on contracts that are good for both sides. With Shawn, I told him, ‘Listen, at the end of these three fights, I want to be able to make some real money because I’m going to win these three fights and I’m going to be a champion. I need to make some real money.’ Sean said, ‘If by that point we’re not at a place where I can give you an opportunity to make some real money and you let me know you want to go to another organization, I will let you go.’

ONE FC's Ben Askren: 'I've got more skill in my pinky finger than half the damn UFC roster'

Former Bellator and current ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren went on The MMA Hour to unleash some more golden quotables, including his thoughts on the quality of the UFC roster.

After canceled fight, UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak arrives home to robbery

Derrick Lewis didn’t even know what MMA was until he saw it on TV after being released from prison in 2008. But now the UFC heavyweight is trying to make up for lost time, and Matt Mitrione seems like as good a target as any, he says.

UFC 177 Medical Suspensions: Joe Soto, Danny Castillo Face 6-Month Layoff

Joe Soto could be sidelined for six months. | Jeff Sherwood/ UFC 177 consisted of eight fights, and of the 16 fighters involved, only half received medical suspensions longer than the seven day mandatory rest period. obtained the full list of medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday. Leading the list of medical suspensions is debuting Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Joe Soto , who could face a layoff of up to six months resulting from a potential right-hand fracture and nose laceration. The injuries sustained occurred during Saturday’s pay-per-view main event, which saw Soto lose via fifth-round knockout to bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw . The co-main event between Danny Castillo and Tony Ferguson was the only bout where both fighters involved were dealt suspensions longer than seven days. Below is the list of medical recommendations for eight of Saturday’s participants. UFC 177 Medical Suspensions: Joe Soto : suspend

UFC fighter rankings: Joe Soto ranked at bantamweight despite KO loss to TJ Dillashaw

Joe Soto may have come up short against bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw, but he's good enough to be ranked in the latest UFC rankings update.

Great MMA Debate: Conversations with Joe Lauzon and Michelle Waterson

Ahead of their fights this weekend, Joe Lauzon and Michelle Waterson sit down for a special conversation with the Great MMA Debate podcast while we also discuss the fallout from UFC 177 and make our picks and predictions for this weekend's card from Connecticut.

UFC Minute: Tuesday, September 2

Host Lisa Foiles gets you up to date on every thing from T.J. Dillashaw's first UFC title defense to all the action heading to a TV screen near you this weekend with UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi in today's UFC Minute!

Anthony Birchak had home burglarized while away for failed UFC 177 debut

All told, however, Birchak seems to be taking the losses in stride, as he also was quick to make it known that he was most happy that his "family is 1000% safe." Still, it's a terrible way to end an already bitter weekend for the UFC newcomer. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow, as we'll be sure to keep you updated with more news and information as it becomes available.

Fight Night Mashantucket Free Fight: Jacare Souza vs. Yushin Okami

Dangerously powerful middleweight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza looks to use his hands against UFC vet Yushin Okami. Watch Jacare take on Gegard Mousasi in the main event at UFC Fight Night Mashantucket.

What to Watch For: Bellator 123

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has suffered two losses in his career, both by split decision. | Photo: Will Fox/ Patricio Freire has spent more than a year waiting for another chance. “Pitbull” will challenge Pat Curran for the Bellator MMA featherweight championship in the Bellator 123 main event on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The five-round clash will serve as the sequel to their memorable Bellator 85 encounter, which resulted in a split decision for Curran in January 2013. A deft counter striker and opportunistic submission fighter, Curran has rattled off 11 wins over his past 13 appearances. The 27-year-old last fought at Bellator 112 in March, when he reclaimed the company’s featherweight crown with a dramatic fifth-round rear-naked choke submission on Daniel Straus ; the tapout came with just 14 seconds remaining in the match, with Straus clinging to a lead on the scorecards. Curran has recorded 10 victories since arriving in Bellator in April 2010, second only to reigning middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko ’s 11.

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Glory Vet Dustin Jacoby Plans on Utilizing Kickboxing vs. ‘King Mo’ at Bellator 123

Dustin Jacoby plans on making “King Mo” stand with him at Bellator 123. | Dave Mandel/ Dustin Jacoby makes his Bellator MMA debut next weekend, and he’s going right in at the top. His first fight for the organization is a showdown with former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammad Lawal at Bellator 123 . Jacoby is both a UFC and Glory veteran. Over the past two years he has concentrated entirely on professional kickboxing, but he made his return to MMA in triumphant fashion on Aug. 22 with a stoppage win over Lucas Lopes late in the first round of their fight at Titan Fighting Championships 29. The fact that the win came by way of head-kick KO has not gone unnoticed, and Jacoby himself says it was no coincidence. He credits his Glory adventures with sharpening his striking skill, and he is looking to deliver the same treatment to “King Mo” on Friday. “After doing kickboxing and then watching all these MMA fights I have noticed that the leg kicks are wide open in MMA. That’s something I sort of already knew but never really felt it and saw it the way that I do now,” he said.

UFC fight bookings roundup - 8/26 – 9/2

Since the UFC has decided to produce 50+ events in 2014, there is a remarkable amount of fighter signings and new match-ups being set up throughout any given week. Many of these new signings are for match-ups that take place on the undercard, or on the Fight Pass portion of a PPV, so we are going to continue with a new weekly (or bi-weekly if needed) series of articles where we take a brief look at each and every bout booked by the promotion in one place.

Shabulat Shamhalaev among three fighters signed by Titan FC

Winner of the season 7 featherweight tournament in Bellator, Shamhalaev (12-3-1) has signed a contract with Titan Fight Championship. The featherweight is set to make his promotional debut at Titan FC 31 in October, Titan FC president and CEO Jeff Aronson told’s Ariel Helwani.

Bellator newcomer Bobby Lashley: I never should have signed with Strikeforce

“Most fighters don’t just go straight pro then face guys with 30 or 40 fights under their belt in their first fight,” Lashley said. “It’s something I had to do for whatever reasons. I would never tell anyone to go pro right away. I would advise guys to do a lot of muay Thai fights, jiu-jitsu tournaments and amateur fights before so they can get more experience. I didn’t have that.”

UFC Fight Night on FS1: Souza vs. Mousasi Crystal Ball Predictions

No one has come out and made it official yet, but this very well could be a title eliminator. Souza, especially, can make a case for a middleweight title shot if he beats Mousasi on Saturday night. Coming in, he has won six straight between the UFC and Strikeforce and he's ranked No. 4 among 185-pound contenders. Mousasi is No. 7 and has won five of six. He's still just 29 years old and has looked great since moving down from light heavyweight.

WSOF 11: Guillard defeats Cavalcante by TKO

Texas A&M swapped places with South Carolina in the first in-season AP Top 25, jumping from No. 21 to No. 9.

Anthony Johnson: Alistair 'Oversh-t' is the biggest pussy in the heavyweight division

UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson has some harsh words about his former teammate in Alistair Overeem.

UFC 177 medical suspensions: Joe Soto potentially out six months with fractured hand

By surviving nearly five rounds with the champion despite having little more than a day to prepare, bantamweight newcomer Joe Soto made quite an impression on fight fans at UFC 177 . Unfortunately, though, it may be his last one for a while, as Soto's 180-day suspension led the California State Athletic Commission's UFC 177 post-fight medical suspension report.

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UFC 178 Poster Released

(+ Enlarge) | Photo: UFC Click to enlarge poster. The official art for Sept. 27's UFC 178 has been released. Reader comments are active below.

UFC 177 salaries: T.J. Dillashaw pockets $100,000 for first title defense over Joe Soto

Dillashaw was initially expected to fight former champion Renan Barao in the pay-per-view's main event, however complications cutting weight led to Barao's hospitalization as well as his last-second removal from the card. UFC newcomer Joe Soto stepped up to fill Barao's shoes on one day's notice, and because his willingness to accept the fight, Soto earned $20,000 for his losing efforts -- a salary that more than doubles the usual $8,000 show/win split for promotional rookies.

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Ben Askren's reply to UFC: 'I have a hard time with how Dana White treats people'

"Him saying I'm not good enough for the UFC? I've got more skills in my pinky finger than half the damn guys in the UFC," Askren said. "Have you seen some of these guys fighting lately? It's ridiculous. Having the letters UFC behind my name is not the be-all, end-all it is for someone. Some people think once they get into the UFC, that's it. I think with having more large organizations in the word, it's going to be great for the fighters, because the right now the fighters are being underpaid greatly, in my opinion, and I was one who was able to step outside that box and go find a great paycheck somewhere else."

John McCarthy on Benson Henderson stoppage: 'I'd make the exact same decision 100 times'

Big John McCarthy last officiated a UFC bout in Nevada in 2007, a long time for one of MMA’s most revered referees to stay out of the "fight capital of the world." That will all change on Sept. 27, when McCarthy will join the rotation of officials at UFC 178 at the MGM Grand. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole reported that McCarthy was coming back in mid-August. McCarthy had been vocal about his distaste for the Nevada Athletic Commission and its former head, Keith Kizer. But with a new regime in place, and plenty of changes underfoot, McCarthy likes the new direction of things. On Monday, the tenured referee appeared on The MMA Hour and talked about returning to Vegas. "For me it’s very nice that they even considered me," he told Ariel Helwani. "I just look at it as it’s a great opportunity to go work with the best fighters there are in the world, fighting in a place that is the fight capital of the world, and I’m just lucky that I got this opportunity again." Asked how fences were mended, or how he ended up on UFC 178, McCarthy said that Iole actually knew about it before he did. "Eventually I received a call from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and they asked me if I would want to come back," he said.

Video: Jacare Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi 2 UFC Countdown Show

UFC Fight Night 50 happens this weekend, and Zuffa released their traditional Countdown show to preview the stacked Fox Sports event headlined by the intriguing rematch between 'Jacare' Ronaldo Souza and Gegard Mousasi .


Alistair Overeem on Anthony Johnson's criticism: 'That’s like p-ssy behavior'

“All this talking to the media? I don’t get,” Overeem said. “Where I come from, if I have a problem, I’m coming directly to you and I’m asking you what’s up. For me, that’s like p-ssy behavior. Maybe I’m missing something and I’m just crazy. On the other hand, I do feel honored people are saying my name in the media. It must mean I have some sort of importance.”

Watch the Al Batal MMA reality show trailer, premiere set for September 27th

Arab MMA reality show Al Batal has released the trailer for the second season of their show, which is set to begin in September on FOX Movies.

Watch Mastering Boxing MMA & Boxing Fit (2013) online - Amazon Instant Video

On this unique instructional DVD, Olympic Gold Medalist and former WBO Heavyweight Champion Ray Mercer shows his own personal workout and how he gets in shape for a fight, including everything from skipping rope to sit-ups and much more. Plus he also teaches you what he experienced and used in MMA, UFC, and K-1 bouts.

UFC 177 salaries: Champ T.J. Dillashaw ($100K) earns biggest payout

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. Additionally, they don’t include any pay-per-view revenue some top fighters receive.

Dan Severn on PEDs: ‘Today, if you wanted to make Frankenstein, you really could make Frankenstein’

"To start a career at the age I did, with the success ratio that I had; and the fact is, I can claim lifetime chemical free status. You find another heavyweight that can claim that, he does not walk this planet. I know most of these groups and organizations. I probably know most of their suppliers, only because I'm also involved in the gym industry for quite a few years and I've been around steroids, growth hormones all my entire life, I just never bothered to cross the line to go into it, cause I've had some groups approach me and say ‘Dan Severn on your national physical shape and size, we can take your 260 pound frame and we could probably put you up to about three and a quarter (pounds), ripped at about six percent body fat, you'd have 25 to 30 percent more power.'

Jacare Souza: "I'll be next" to face the winner of Weidman vs. Belfort

Fast forward four months later and Souza is set to fight in the main event of this weekend's UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1 card from Connecticut against Gegard Mousasi, who happens to be ranked No. 7 in the world. As Jacare tells it, he was never all that concerned about only gunning for the fighters ahead of him in the rankings or demanding a title shot.

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