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UFC 173 Preview

Renan Barao

UFC 173 is the most exciting card of the year so far. Bantamweight champion Renan Barao puts his title and his nine-year unbeaten streak on the line against up and coming TJ Dillashaw. In the co-main event, 43-year-old light heavyweight, Dan Henderson is looking for a second straight win over another title contender, Daniel Cormier. While ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler is …

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Where does former UFC Bantamweight Champ Dominick Cruz go from here?

Dominick Cruz

One has to go all the way back to October 2011, to see former UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz’s last victory over current Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson. In December of 2011, Dominick Cruz was selected to coach in The Ultimate Fighter opposite fierce rival Urijah Faber, with the grudge match between the two fighters to take place in July 2012. In May, …

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Ben Forsyth Blog: Final Thoughts Before The Fight

Ben Forsyth

In the final blog post before his hugely-anticipated debut fight for SBG, Be Forsyth discusses his final thoughts as he makes the step into the unforgivable abyss known as the octagon. I’m just over one week away from my first fight for Straight Blast Gym Ireland.  Anyone that has been following the blog will know that it’s been a long …

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Stewart Dollery Blog: Battle Zone 11

Stewart Dollery

Battle Zone 11 is going to be a pretty special event. Most Battle Zone events are and the promotion has been an integral part of the rapid rise of Irish MMA. This event however has me, Stewart Dollery, especially excited with three of the fights determining the welterweight, lightweight and bantamweight slots on Team Ireland travelling to Vegas at the …

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Jon Jones OK with proposed uniforms

Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has stated he is OK with the planned introduction of official UFC fighter uniforms. In an interview with MMAjunkie.com he said that he hoped the move would mean that fighters who struggle to get sponsorship would be looked after. “I think it will be good for the mass, for all the fighters who aren’t …

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Ben Forsyth Blog: The Sport of Art

Ben Forsyth

The term ‘Martial Arts’ is used to describe the methods of self defence and combat.  This term stems from ‘Mars’ the god of war and essentially means the art of war or combat.  Today, however, Martial arts has become an elite competitive sport as much as a traditional form of combat.  An ongoing conflict I have is in which manner …

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UFC – Ultimate Fight Night 39

UFC Octagon

The massive expansion the UFC has undergone in recent years has resulted in more and more lacklustre cards. Take Ultimate Fight Night 39 for example. Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira headline the April 11th card. With the exception of Clay Guida, they are the only fighters with real name recognition. Clay Guida may well be fighting to keep his …

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Cyborg loses more than just a fight

Cris Cyborg

Last Friday night Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino was defeated in a kickboxing bout. Her opponent was Jorina Baars, an undefeated Dutch standout. Cyborg gave her opponent all she could handle as the two battled to become the inaugural Lion Fight champion. Justino came forward relentlessly as she always does, but the veteran of thirty-eight fights used superior timing and movement to …

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Ben Forsyth Blog: Learning to Learn

Ben Forsyth

Ben Forsyth’s popular blog continues this week with a look at learning and how it is important to remove egos and negativity if you are serious about reaching your full potential. The ‘process’ is something that I like to refer to often when speaking about the path to success.  It essentially refers to the process of learning and how you …

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Johny Hendricks can wear the crown

Johny Hendircks TV

The post GSP era began in style this past weekend. The main event at UFC 171 featuring Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler couldn’t have been more different from what we had become accustomed to during the reign of the former champion. Indeed, Lawler and Hendricks couldn’t be more dissimilar to the Canadian. With the vacant championship up for grabs, the …

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