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Bellator's use of ex-UFC talent

Tim Burke's recent piece (highly recommended), on the subject of UFC fighters jumping ship to Bellator, got me thinking. There certainly have been some more high profile names in the news lately...

For Shawn Bunch, MMA was always part of the plan


Unlike other elite wrestlers who've transitioned to MMA, Bunch isn't doing it because he's still troubled by the frustrations of his wrestling career. He's wanted to do MMA for quite some time.

Technique Talk: Can the 50/50 succeed in MMA?


Can an esoteric leg entanglement that's growing in the sport of jiu-jitsu and beginning to rear its head in MMA be a viable position to win in a fight? Ryan Hall - ADCC bronze medalist, black belt...

UFC veteran Rich Clementi retires from MMA


After 68 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights, including 10 for UFC, 36 year-old Rich Clementi is calling it a career.

Morning Report: Debate over turning down fights


Should fighters be able to turn down fights? Is it even good for the sport if they do? Or is this Cheick Kongo case one of management trying to get what they want unfairly? We've got the weirdest...