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Edson Barboza has never been one to fight at a leisurely pace. From start to finish he’s throwing punches and kicks with the intent of getting his opponent out of there and going home early.This Saturday, he really wants to go home early.Matched up with fellow lightweight contender Bobby Green in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas, Barboza isn’t just fighting for himself and his wife Bruna anymore. In early December, the couple is expecting a son, yet while that’s the expected date of the youngest Barboza’s arrival, kids have a way of making their o … Read the Full Article Here

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With five post-fight bonuses in his UFC career thus far, Brad Pickett isn’t known for his patience in the Octagon. As far as he’s concerned, when it’s time to fight, it’s time to fight, and if his opponents don’t feel the same way, it can lead to frustration on the part of the London native and the fans.Unfortunately though, the former bantamweight contender is in a position in his flyweight run where patience is going to be necessary, as he’s only 1-1 in his fairly new weight class leading up to his Saturday bout against Chico Camus, meaning that a shot a … Read the Full Article Here

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We’ve all heard the stories from the Hawaiian fighters who graced the UFC roster over the years, from Penn to Holloway, Grove to Tavares. They all spoke of Hawaii having a fighting culture that didn’t necessarily confine itself to the gyms and rings. That was the male version of matters. So, Kailin Curran, first female fighter from Hawaii to be signed to the UFC, is it the same way for the ladies?“It is,” she laughs. “Unfortunately, as much as there are guy fights out of the cage, there are a lot of girl fights too. I’ve never been in one outside of the cage, but … Read the Full Article Here

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So start off by letting us know what it felt like when Anthony Pettis asked you to be an assistant coach?
It was awesome. When it was brought to my attention that I was going to be an assistant coach, I thought it was an awesome opportunity and great learning experience. I’ve never done anything like this. I remember watching the show and now I’m coaching it. I love giving the knowledge I have, to other people, especially if I’m helping them further their career. One of these girls is going to be champion after this, so the opportunity to help with that is awesome. W … Read the Full Article Here

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Every athlete that steps into the Octagon has his or her own set of reasons for competing. When it comes to Bobby Green, his motivations are both simple and complex.Though three words can sum up the factors that propel the lightweight contender back into action this weekend – God, family, community – they also fall dramatically short of capturing exactly what it is the 28-year-old who bounced around through foster care as a child is trying to accomplish under the bright lights in the UFC.“(This fight) keeps my mind busy a little bit so that I’m not sitting with all th … Read the Full Article Here

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The UFC Fight Night card headed for Austin, Texas this Saturday features a preliminary card filled with prospects, including two serious knockout artists from the heavyweight division.  Ruslan Magomedov makes his second appearance in the UFC after a successful debut as he looks to build upon his 12-1 overall record against an undefeated newcomer by the name of Josh Copeland, who is 9-0 as a pro with finishing power in both hands and a slick submission game as well.  Also on the prelims, popular former Ultimate Fighter competitor Luke Barnatt takes on Roger Narvaez in an interesting … Read the Full Article Here

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