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Looking Back at The Ultimate Fighter Coaches


The 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter ends tonight with the final two semifinal bouts in the first season to feature bantamweights and featherweights. For only the second time in series history the coaches will square off at the finale this Saturday alongside their fighters.

Not ready to retire, whats Next for the Axe Murderer?

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Wanderlei Silva was reborn a week ago today in San Jose. His impressive TKO finish of film and television star Cung Le was reminiscent of the Wanderlei who went undefeated in 18 straight fights under the PRIDE Fighting Championships banner.

UFC Veterans that could give Strikeforce a Boost

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As the current Zuffa roster changes with additions and deletions of fighters, the one time big names (Arlovski, Pulver, Henderson) have gone on to fight for smaller promotions and find success there. Right now there are men under contract who have underperformed or just cannot hang with the world-class level most of the fighters in the UFC bring into the octagon. Instead of subjecting those to a smaller pay for lesser known venues, here are a few examples of fighters that could go to Strikeforce and find success while helping re-build the promotion as its own force.

Boost Mobile Wants you to bring a UFC Fighter to Work!


There is bring your kids to work day, bring your pet to work day and now Boost Mobile want to add “Bring a UFC fighter to work day”. As the official wireless partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Boost mobile wants to help you resolve your problem at work with a UFC fighter.

UFC 133 Injury Bug Bites Again, Gets Nogueira


Earlier this week, Phil Davis injured his knee and was forced out of the main event at UFC 133 in Philadelphia, PA on August 8th.  Tito Ortiz stepped in and took that fight to save the main event.  Now, the co main event has been stricken as Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been forced off the card with an undisclosed injury.

Phil Davis out of UFC 133 with Knee Injury


Phil Davis is out of UFC 133 with a knee injury, this according to MMA Fighting who broke the story.   At this point, it is unclear as to how this will affect Rashad Evans, but it won’t be easy to find a suitable replacement on some three weeks notice.  Tito Ortiz just fought and wasn’t injured, perhaps he’d like a shot to redeem himself against Evans.  Not to beat a dead horse, but this could also open the way for a fight between Champion Jon Jones and number one contender Rashad Evans at UFC 134.