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Gamburyan-Nunes, Assuncao-Pearson Added to UFC 141 in December

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The UFC's year-end show in Las Vegas continues to take shape. Not long after announcing a lightweight battle between still-surging contender Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Nate Diaz – who combined...

UFC 137 Medical Suspensions: Nick Diaz, BJ Penn Included on Shelf List

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LAS VEGAS – Ten fighters from Saturday's UFC 137 card have been given medical suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, including one of up to six months for a winning fighter. The NSAC...

Back for More: Donald Cerrone-Nate Diaz Planned for UFC 141

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LAS VEGAS – Someone must have told Donald Cerrone when Chris Lytle retired, the UFC had a job opening for its Bonus King position. The "Cowboy" will go after his fourth bonus of 2011 and will tie...

UFC 137 Fighter Salaries: Nick Diaz, BJ Penn Lead $1 Million-Plus Payroll

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LAS VEGAS – The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the salary figures for UFC 137, which took place Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Former Strikeforce...

GSP vs. Diaz Back On, Likely for UFC's Super Bowl Card

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LAS VEGAS – The welterweight showdown between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz that was supposed to headline UFC 137 on Saturday needed all of about 90 minutes after the card to be back on.UFC...

UFC 137 Bonuses: BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz Earns Fight of Night Honors

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LAS VEGAS – It was one of the most bizarre back stories in UFC history, and on Saturday night Nick Diaz and BJ Penn were rewarded for making the fight live up to the hype. Diaz and Penn were given...

Illinois Commission Reverses Course; Andreas Kraniotakes Back in at ProElite2

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It's nothing short of a soap opera script. Less than 24 hours after main event heavyweight Andreas Kraniotakes was denied a license to fight Tim Slyvia in the ProElite 2 main event on Nov. 5,...

Mirko Cro Cop Gets Philosophical Ahead of Crucial Roy Nelson Fight at UFC 137

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One of the most feared strikers in mixed martial arts history has gotten a little reflective in what is likely the twilight of his career. That doesn't mean he's thinking about retirement,...

Andreas Kraniotakes Out of ProElite 2 Main Event Against Tim Slyvia

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ProElite's second fight card since returning to the major mixed martial arts landscape has hit another snag. Just 10 days after main event heavyweight Pedro Rizzo had to pull out of his fight...

At Long Last, Bart Palaszewski Ready for UFC Debut

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By his own admission, Bart Palaszewski took the road less traveled to the UFC. When the WEC merged into its big Zuffa brother last fall, most of its mainstays ported over to work for the new boss,...

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