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Why I Fixed Fights

According to the heroicizing ethic, boxers should fight only the toughest possible opponents, engage in fair play, maintain the moral integrity of the sport, perform courageously, make sure the fans get their money's worth, and not flaunt their success unduly. From this perspective figures like Roy Jones and Floyd Mayweather—or before them, Ray Robinson and the pre-hegemonic Muhammad Ali—are seen as agitators who have no business making rules for themselves.

This is really interesting boxing story from DeadSpin.com

How about we just watch fights?

Fans like to get caught up in the economics of the fight business and discuss things like ratings and pay-per-view buy rates. Here’s an idea: How about we just watch fights? You can call them major league, minor league or anything else you want. A rose by any other name is just as sweet, and an inverted heel hook is just as brutal. - Danny Downes

Danny Downes on Bellator and WSOF

Apparently, we're a "karate sports magazine"

ARMSTRONG: Actually, I've gotten emails just from the press releases. I got an email from the FBI. I've gotten an email lots of sports magazines, including a karate magazine that took my secretary aback. She said you got an email from BloodyElbow.com. She had no idea what that was. Turns out it was a karate sports magazine.

New Test Improves Detection Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs : NPR

Tecia Torres on Carla Esparza's title going into TUF

You know, it is not Carla’s title anymore, this isn’t Invicta anymore. I am ready to take my title home with me.

http://fansided.com/2014/01/03/tecia-torres-carlas-title-anymore-isnt-invicta-anymore-ready-take-title-home/

Quin Mulhern Retires From MMA

Hey guys. First, just let me express how grateful I am for the love and support of a whole community of people. Especially those folks who have been with me from the beginning of my MMA career. I love you all, thank you. The dust hasn't settled exactly so I wouldn't normally do this now...but it feels like it's the right time: I am retiring from MMA. This camp was as perfect as they come. Everything fell into place, mentally, physically...my weight cut was a success. I got to a place of mental focus where I have never been before. But when I got in the cage I just didn't have it. It wasn't nerves, I didn't freeze...I just didn't have the physical gifts or skill the win. Bottom line is that I could put in years of continued work but I won't be competitive at this level. Perhaps I'd get quite a bit better, but I think if rather spend that time on something new. I feel this in my bones. So this is not a tantrum of self-pity. In fact, I feel very clear and good about this decision. I'm so grateful to have done what I've done. I've gotten to travel all over the world and to fight professionally over twenty times. But this is it. Now what to do next is the question. I'll leave that alone for a while. But I'm hopeful and excited for the next step. The phrase that was the theme of my training camp was "All in due time." I think that phrase is quite fitting, even now. Love. Quinn

https://www.facebook.com/QuinnMMA/posts/639985162726996

Stop What You're Doing And Watch This

Speaking of The KFC King, a documentary about Hunto is airing right now on @FOXSports1. Had no idea. Heard good things about it.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 18, 2013 Twitter

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If you're worried about Penn fighting at 145 pounds, I'm told from sources close to him that he currently weighs 165 pounds. That's great.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 12, 2013 https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/status/378001673089994753

In Nevada, GSP would also have made weight

According to Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer on Tuesday, officials in the state "go by half-pounds so I round down to the nearest half-pound." In Nevada, added Kizer, the scales used go up and down by .2 pounds, so 170 pounds, 170.2 pounds and 170.4 pounds would be rounded down to 170 pounds and be considered to have made weight in the welterweight division. A fighter at 170.6 pounds or 170.8 pounds would round down to 170.5 pounds and be given up to one hour to lose the necessary weight.

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Ryo Chonan thinks KZ should stop whining

All the people complaining about the Rising Sun flag is an idiot. Learn history! Even though that might be too much for you idiots." I don’t care about the comfort women (girls and women essentially held captive in a life of enforced prostitution in the Imperial Japanese Army), go make more statues in Korea. Japan is too busy." There is a lot of exaggerations and anti-Japanese education in regards to Japanese involvement in World War II." Japan actually helped Korea and made it a developed country. Also when Japan was there Korea was not divided between North and South.

http://samurailife.net/deep-champion-pride-fc-star-ryo-chonans-explosive-views-on-the-rising-sun/

Chad Griggs Nick Penner Marcus LeVesseur John Cofer Joey Gambino Jeff Hougland Jared...

Chad Griggs Nick Penner Marcus LeVesseur John Cofer Joey Gambino Jeff Hougland Jared Papazian Yasuhiro Urishitani Henry Martinez

MMA Opinion reports that the following fighters have been released from the UFC.
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