Anytime, anyplace, anywhere.Those words are thrown around quiet loosely in the fight business as those looking to pick a squabble or land a particular matchup tend to toss the phrase around in the direction of anyone who will listen. While the meaning is self-explanatory, the motivation to use it is to project the idea that a fighter will face anyone put in front of them no matter the circumstance…no matter the situation. Yet there is very much a business side to combat sports and the details of how a fight comes together are the ultimate trump card in any situation. That is u … Read the Full Article Here

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That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for the first autumnal edition of the Downes Side! Way more fun than raking leaves, I dare say it’s nearly twice as enjoyable as apple picking. Sweeter than your favorite pumpkin spiced latte, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday for UFC 178. In the main event of the evening, flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defends his title against Chirs Cariaso. The co-main event of the night brings as much hype as a championship fight as Donald Cerrone tries to make Eddie … Read the Full Article Here

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The Topps Company, Inc. and the UFC® announced today that UFC bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw has been named its brand ambassador for Topps’ UFC products. During his title defense at UFC 177 last month, Dillashaw earned his third straight win of 2014 and received a “Performance of the Night” bonus that etched his name in the UFC record books as the first fighter in UFC history to earn two fifth-round stoppage victories. As the Topps ambassador, Dillashaw’s autographed trading cards will be featured in all upcoming Topps UFC releases including the new Topps UFC … Read the Full Article Here

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Nearly four years ago, Patrick Cote thought he had reached the end of his MMA rope. Physically he felt fine, but what he felt in the gym didn’t translate to his performances on fight night, and after three straight losses to Anderson Silva, Alan Belcher, and Tom Lawlor, the last coming in October of 2010, he was released from the UFC and facing an uncertain fighting future. There was a budding broadcasting career to fall back on, and he could always coach, but he still had to figure out whether there was still some fight left in him. So he walked away to take time and let the dust settle … Read the Full Article Here

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The UFC featherweight contender faces Dustin Poirier in UFC 178 with a potential shot at the title on the line.

McGregor is a phenomenon the likes of which the UFC may have never seen before, but is he really the top tier?


 
“I was born and raised in Kensington and I’m Irish and Puerto Rican. I think I was destined to fight.”By way of introduction, meet Eddie Alvarez. If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with Alvarez, a longtime lightweight standout making his highly-anticipated UFC debut against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in this Saturday’s UFC 178 co-main event.You may not be familiar with Kensington, a section of north Philadelphia that accurately can be described with the cliché “mean streets.” A search of the term “K … Read the Full Article Here

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