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Stuart O'Shaughnessy

35 Years of Age, avid Liverpool and MMA Fan.

BJ Penn: A Polarizing Prodigy

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: BJ Penn of the USA watches the big screen after his drawn fight against Jon Fitch of the USA during their welterweight bout part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

MMA fandom could accurately be described as a passionate yet highly fickle endeavour. Fighters are loved and hated in simultaneously equal amounts and fan allegiances are about as solid as a soup sandwich. It is an environment that cultivates a tribal level of support which consequently results in popular fighters becoming exceptionally polarizing figures. Perhaps there has been no fighter …

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The Curious Case Of Cain Velasquez

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 10, 2013: UFC fighter Cain Velasquez poses for a portrait during his media day workout at American Kickboxing Academy to promote his October 19, title fight with Junior dos Santos on October 10, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images)

The news of Cain Velasquez’s injury and decision to step out of his upcoming title fight with Fabricio Werdum will not come as a major shock to avid followers of mixed martial arts. Indeed, Dana White’s Facebook post to announce the news was so drab and straightforward that he seemed almost expectant of the situation. Cain Velasquez is out with a …

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