MMA History

GRAPHIC: Bas Rutten skips ER & stitches himself up

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Bas Rutten takes matters into his own hands with an injury he sustained at home, skips the emergency room and stitches himself up.

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OSMMA Review - Ultimate Ultimate 1996, Part 2

The epic finals to the most epic one-night tournament in UFC history, plus Scott Ferrozzo thinks he is Ric Flair and Dan Severn hype packages (yes, plural). Plus, what is next for the UFC and the...

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Old School MMA Review - UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996

The best of the best-of-the-best UFC tournaments is finally here, featuring the rematch between Don Frye and Gary Goodridge, and the returns of Ken Shamrock and Tank Abbott!

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Frank Shamrock: 'Rousey bigger star than Jones'

Shamrock explains why Ronda Rousey is a bigger draw for the UFC than Jon Jones, plus why Frank never fought in Pride FC and never got the chance to fight Pat Miletich.

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Art Davie on Steroids in Old School UFC

The original creator of the UFC explains what his company did to deal with steroids & drug testing in the early UFC events, plus his thoughts on if a fighter's union could ever be a reality.

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Art Davie explains the worst fight in UFC history

Davie explains the infamous Severn VS Shamrock 2 fight, and how Olympic gold-medalist Mark Schultz, fought at the same event and why he never fought again. Plus, his thoughts on Women's MMA and if...

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Video of the wildest press conference brawls

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier may have gotten into an ugly press conference brawl earlier today, but they were simply following in the footsteps of some of the greatest fighters in history.

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"Tank Abbott" brawls & John Wayne Bobbitt in UFC?

Art Davie talks about the time that "Tank" Abbott beat up Pat Smith outside of the cage and John Wayne Bobbitt almost signed with the UFC, all in the same day! Plus, Joe Son starts trouble at UFC 3!

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Old School FightMetric UFC 7: Shamrock vs Taktarov

From the Fanposts: There were no judges at the time, so the bout ended in a draw, but here's a detailed look at the numbers from the classic fight between Ken Shamrock and Oleg Taktarov.

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Old School FightMetric: UFC 5: Gracie x Shamrock 2

From the Fanposts: There are no judges at the time, so the bout ended in a draw, but here's a detailed look at the numbers from the classic fight between Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie.

Lost Arts: The European Longsword Part II - Armor

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Lost Arts continues its look at the art of the European Longsword, this time looking at a vital military skill, fighting an enemy in armor.

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3-Way: The fighters that got us hooked on MMA

Kid Nate, Dallas Winston & Eugene S. Robinson discuss the first fighters who got them hooked on the sport of mixed martial arts.

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Art Davie tells the whole story about Jimmerson

What else did Art Jimmerson do before UFC 1 that made him wearing one glove at the fight even more bizarre? Plus, Davie's thoughts on how fast the sport evolved and whether or not that was a problem!

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The story of Chuck Norris & the first UFC

UFC creator Art Davie reminisces about what big name fighters he tried to go after for UFC 1, which commentators were ready to get into the octagon, and how Chuck Norris almost became a commentator...

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Art Davie on why Rickson Gracie was never in UFC

UFC creator Art Davie discusses the origins of the UFC, why Rickson Gracie never fought in the UFC and why the Gracies ended their relationship with the company after UFC 5

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Liddell on open-weight division & old school MMA

In this final part of the lost interviews, Chuck Liddell gives his thoughts on Women's MMA, if he has interest in being a pro-wrestler, and how he would fare against the old school UFC fighters and...

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Chuck Liddell talks Couture trilogy

In this lost interview from 2011, Liddell talks fighting teammates, his trilogy with Randy Couture, and MMA in NYC!

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Chuck Liddell on who hit him hardest in a fight

Just what exactly did Chuck Liddell do for Zuffa when he retired and took a desk job with them? Find out in this lost interview from 2011, as well as his thoughts on Overeem and who Chuck wanted to...

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Chuck talks his fallout with Tito

In part two of this video series from 2011, Chuck discusses the Strikeforce & UFC merger, his favorite opponents to beat up, and if movies are in his future!

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Dana White and Sakuraba talk about Pride

Dana White recently sat down with MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba to talk about his experiences fighting under the Pride banner.

The immeasurable BJ Penn grows old

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Just how great was he really? Looking back at MMA's Peter Pan

BJ Penn: A Brief History on his Legacy Part 3

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In this final installment of the 'objective retrospective', we'll look at B.J. Penn's dominance at Lightweight in the UFC, and what to make of his legacy.

BJ Penn: A Brief History Part 2

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In part two of the objective retrospective, we reflect on BJ Penn's journey to Japan, and his bout the members of the Gracie family. Was this where Penn lost the allure, or strengthened it?

BJ Penn: A Brief History Part 1

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B.J. Penn's career is as unusual as it is distinguished. Today is the first of a three part journey into Penn's erratic but prodigal introduction into the sport of mixed martial arts.

Davies recalls: 'Rickson wanted a million dollars'

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Art Davies recalls trying to bring Rickson Gracie into the UFC 1 tournament field, and the massive salary request that closed negotiations quickly.

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