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SecondhandMMA

  • joined Oct 02, 2012
  • last login Aug 19, 2014
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I enjoy Mixed Martial Arts.

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Chavez vs. Cedeno Added to Ailing UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 has a four fight main card at the moment, and five fights spread out across Fox Sports 1 and Fight Pass platforms. Injuries and negotiations have reduced the card in name value and overall...

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Jose Aldo: Hardcore Mode

Jose Aldo is one win away from having 14 straight victories while fighting inside the UFC/WEC octagons. He's the reigning UFC 145lb champ, got nine knockouts to his credit throughout that time,...

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UFC Fight Night 35: Men on the Cusp

While looking for something to define this fight card, there were a few trends to be found. A few cases of prospects, a few stories of redemption, and fighters in desperate need of a win. If...

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Just Saying: James Thompson

In the heavyweight division, there are a few key characteristics that set it apart from its smaller counterparts. 1) Extreme power: a one punch knockout can occur anywhere, in any fight, and...

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The End of Another MMA Era

This calender year, there have been several ground shaking things that have kept the mixed martial arts world on its toes. The meat of this article will discuss just what those items were, but...

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Bellator: The New Pride FC

Since the demise of Pride in 2007, the UFC's greatest rival promotion, many different organizations stepped up to try and fill the void. Several Japanese promotions picked up Pride's hometown...

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UFC on FOX 8: Cut List

The UFC returns to Demetrious Johnson's stomping grounds of Seattle Washington with several intriguing fights on the main card. Demetrious Johnson takes on hard hitting John Moraga for the...

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The Corrosive Hubris, The Power of Timing, and The Importance of Will

Anderson Silva had done it all. He'd shattered records, he'd dominated world class opponents, he'd done the impossible. Front kicking opponents, knockout jabs, hail Mary armbar triangle combos...

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UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman

The UFC returns to the fight capital of the world, and brings with it a middleweight title bout. Chris Weidman looks to dethrone the longest reigning UFC champion in history. Anderson Silva looks...

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Josh Barnett: The Losses Have Made Him, Not The Wins

There have been few people as polarizing as The Warmaster, Josh Barnett. The man formerly known as the Baby Faced Assassin has done it all, fought in Pride, captured the UFC heavyweight title,...

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April in Review: UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has just wrapped a whirlwind tour, completing four events in four weeks, and leaving fight fans everywhere relatively happy with what they'd witnessed. An...

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Cesar Gracie, and the shortcomings of his team

This past Saturday, Nick Diaz unsuccessfully bid for the UFC’s welterweight strap, and lost a clear cut decision to welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre. The decision was decisive, the...

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Big John McCarthy: Model Ref

There is a reason "Big" John McCarthy is the model referee in the sport. Does he make mistakes every now and again? Of course he's human. But those mistakes happen less often than not, and in a...

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Looking Ahead! Faber vs. Jorgensen Breakdown

With UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson out of his The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale bout with John Moraga, the Ultimate Fighting Championship scrambled to find a replacement. They found one...

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UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann Predictions

With the UFC commandeering the Saitama Super Arena, and Wanderlei Silva headlining the event at 205lbs, feelings of nostalgia begin to cross the minds of fight fans who remember Pride in its...

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Wins and Losses: The Meaning of both for UFC on FuelTV 8

With the UFC’s second return to Japan under Zuffa ownership less than a week away, the fight card is packed with intriguing matchups and exciting possibilities. However, with Dana White and...

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The Poor Perspective

Pay-per-view is exactly that: paying a monetary fee to view a motion picture, or live entertainment. With the UFC running an average of three shows a month and at least one of them on...

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UFC's Prospect List: Early 2013

Dana White has said that every member of this seasons TUF will get to pay their dues in the Octagon, so the prospect list may sit on the shelves of the UFC scouters. Once the TUF alum begin to pick...

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UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald Predictions

The UFC returns to the UK with a fight card that can guarantee fireworks, and some deceivingly important fights between fighters just shy of being on the big stage. While Renan Barao retain the...

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UFC Stacking Cards

Is the UFC watering down fight cards? At one point in time last year, roughly around the time I saw Fabricio Camoes submit Tommy Hayden in the first round of their lightweight bout; you would have...

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It's an Underdog Year

With the UFC 156 card having produced 2 major upsets, and 2013 off to looking like the Year of the Upset (as opposed to its predecessor, The Year of the Injury), I've decided, with the magic...

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A Bad Fight (for two reasons)

Tonight, Thursday, January 24th, Bellator Fighting Championships hosted it's 86th event in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event so far has consisted of welterweight tournament semifinals bouts, a...

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Middleweight Contender's Picture

Last night, the middleweight title picture got a little bit more muddled. Michael Bisping suffered a second round knockout to longtime UFC mainstay Vitor Belfort. The most clearcut contender for A...

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Life in Japanese MMA, the Established and the Prospects

With all the gloom of Strikeforce closing up shop and being pulled into the competing MMA promotions hearse that is Zuffa, the legal drama between Bellator and Eddie Alvarez, and that dead horse...

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UFC 155: Future of the Fighters

This past Saturday night, the UFC Heavyweight title was wrested from one champion and returned to a former, a trio of middleweights made statements about their place in the division, and a whole...

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UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz Fight Predictions

This weekend the UFC returns to FOX with a fight card wracked by injuries and fight cancellations. The Lavar Johnson-Brendan Schaub bout was scrapped when Schaub was pulled from the bout, Ultimate...

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UFC's Prospect List

With the UFC’s continued expansion, one thing will need to addressed (from the fans perspective): putting on fights for the viewer that have compelling and, more importantly, name combatants. ...

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UFC Middleweight Tom DeBlass Announces Retirement

Tom DeBlass announced his retirement via Twitter today. The news was retweeted by Ariel Helwani. Deblass most recently competed on UFC on Fuel TV 6 in Macau, China, where he lost a unanimous...

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UFC 154 Fight Predictions

The UFC returns to Montreal, bringing another Georges St. Pierre title fight in tow. The UFC welterweight champion, after being sidelined for more than a year due to knee surgery, will meet...

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UFC Macao Review and Look Ahead

The Ultimate Fighting Championship wrapped up a successful debut in China over this Saturday, and despite 7 of the 9 fights going the distance, we saw a nights worth of excitement and action. Now...

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