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  1. Dave Herbert: So, Jeremy Stephens is next up. Are you happy with the matchup? Cub Swanson: I am but I also really wanted the title fight. Unfortunately they said I need to win another fight first so they put Jeremy in front of me. I'm happy because it's a main event bout and an opponent that likes to throw down. I literally couldn't ask for a better number one contender fight. DH: So, needless to say you're expecting some fireworks in this fight. Do you feel this is a fight where you need a game plan or this kind of fight better with the "adapt and overcome" approach where you go out there wing it? Cub: Oh, there will be fireworks for sure. With Jeremy, I know it's going to be a fast-paced, crazy fight and game plans tend to go out the window in fights like that. I like to throw down and would rather not be taken down but I'm ready to win no matter where the fight goes. Hopefully, he'll want to stand and bang it out with me but you never can tell. DH: What would you say is the biggest threat he presents stylistically? Cub: I don't think I have anything to worry about as long as I'm on my game. Stephens is the kind of guy that goes a hundred percent all the time and he doesn't seem to slow down. I just need to make sure I'm properly prepared to go hard for five rounds. A fight like this can end at any moment so I just need to remain alert and stay on my toes. DH: Are you happy that this fight will be a five round main event? Cub: Absolutely. It's something that me and camp have been really excited about. A chance to go for five rounds is great preparation for a title fight. This will be my first time in a five round fight so I'm excited for it. I'm not saying this fight will go the distance but if it does, I'll have that under my belt. That's good because if I win, my next fight should be a title fight and I'll be more than ready. Source - http://www.buddhasport.com/mma/buddhasport-article/2014-05-07/cub-swanson-sees-5-round-main-event-with-stephens-as-preparation
  2. Another year has come and gone and with it a new wave of the sport's next generation of talent. Including the introduction of the flyweight division, 2012 has heralded the coming of some of the most promising up-and-comers we have yet to see in mixed martial arts, many coming from other countries such as Russia, England, Germany, Iceland and of course, Brazil. With the UFC venturing futher into the world and planning future events in France, Italy, India and Russia, 2013 should be bringing a whole new tsunami of prospects. There's a reason MMA has been dubbed the fast growing sport in the world and is the only sport, outside of soccer & boxing that has taken to so many different cultures. Compiled here is a list of the top UFC prospects in each division as we head into the new year. Flyweight (125): John Moraga -- 12-1-0 (Arizona Combat Sports) Runner up: Louis Gaudinot -- 6-2-0 (Tiger Schulmann) Bantamweight (135): Azamat Gashimov -- 7-2-0 (Greg Jackson's) Runner up: Edwin Figueroa -- 9-1-0 (Saekson Janjira Muay Thai/Mohler MMA) Featherweight (145): Hacran Dias -- 21-1-1 (Nova Uniao) Runner up: Marcus Brimage -- 6-1-0 (American Top Team) Lightweight (155): Khabib Nurmagamedov -- 18-0-0 (Red Fury) Runner up: Abel Trujillo -- 10-4-0 (Blackzilians) *FULL LIST HERE*
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    Is johny the hendricks the man to beat gsp?

    LOL the title was doubled THE
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    What kind of talent is the UFC getting from Strikeforce??

    I think Melendez will easy be in the top 5 at UFC LW div.
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    What kind of talent is the UFC getting from Strikeforce??

    Luke Rockhold (10-1) (Middleweight) Biggest Strength: Luke Rockhold has been very successful using his grappling skills to smother his opponents. Biggest Weakness: While Rockhold's striking seems sufficient, it it not elite. Where He Stands: Luke Rockhold is Strikeforce's middleweight champion, therefore the UFC will give deference to his title and put him against a top 10 fighter. This, of course, is if he is successful in defending his title against Lorenz Larkin in January. Full article here
  6. Josh Barnett (31-6) (Heavyweight) Biggest Strength: Josh Barnett is a former UFC heavyweight champion, who has a personality that would make Vince McMahon proud. His strongest skill set is undoubtedly his grappling ability. He has won over half of his fights by way of submission, has a very dangerous top game, and is adept at using his wrestling to supplement his jiu-jitsu. Biggest Weakness: Striking. Though Josh Barnett has a solid chin, and mediocre striking, there are many heavyweights who can out strike ?the war master.? Where he stands: Josh Barnett is a top ten heavyweight, generally ranked between six and ten to be more exact. If he goes to the UFC, expect Barnett to face a well respected opponent on a main card. He will need to win his first fight to be considered ?in the mix? for a title shot. If he wins two in a row, a title shot is a very real possibility. Full Break down Here
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    Movember .... What is it?

    eople of the world, this is a month for men's health, mustaches, and prostate exams. In the words of the Movember movement, ?knowledge is power and the mustache is king?. So grow your Mo for the world to see, and be proud that your facial hair can stand for something of such importance. Read full article..
  8. The American Top Team disciple is hoping for a strong return and another run at the welterweight title as he clarifies in an official statement regarding the respite, "Following my chest surgery, my management and myself have decided to tke this year off to fix my left knee as well as all my other little injuries to come back stronger than ever in 2013 to make another run for the title and get it this time. I should be back by June 2013". Full Story Here
  9. Yeah.. but he won that fight ... he got robbed in it..
  10. The final discussion was that of the swirling GSP/Silva superfight rumors floating around. It was immediately obvious that Kampmann was not a fan of the matchup. "I'm not interested in watching GSP get knocked out by Anderson Silva. If he wants to be knocked out he can just fight me. The super fight I wanna see is Jones vs Anderson. I don't quite understand why Silva says he won't fight Jones. If he wants to be the best, he will have to take Jones out. It's that simple." A superfight between the two champions would also mean that Kampmann would have to wait, depending on the outcome of both his and St. Pierre's next bouts. "Of course I want my title fight but at the end of the day, the UFC makes the decisions and they are going to put on big money fights that people want to see and I'm sure they would sell alot of tickets for that fight but I'm not a fan of it. If you guys want to see GSP get knocked out, I'll do it!" Full Interview Here
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    Fights to make after ufc on fuel 5

    Stefan Struve vs. Daniel Cormier T.J Grant vs. Matt Wiman Charlie Brenneman vs. John Maguire Eddie Wineland vs. Brad Pickett Che Mills vs. John Hathaway Read why here..
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    Fights the ufc should make after ufc 152

    it would be a fun fight to see.. I would like to see hamil improve his stand up for this one..
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