Ronda Rousey: ‘We changed what it means to fight like a girl’ (video)

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In an exclusive sitdown interview, pioneering champion Ronda Rousey talks to Megan Olivi about her induction into the UFC Hall of Fame, her relationship with UFC President Dana White, and the mark she hopes to have left on the world.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked, security detail drops the ball (video)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California, former bodybuilder, actor, and all around superstar, was recently attacked while visiting the Arnold Classic in Africa. 

Schwarzenegger was Snapchatting video of some of the athletes when someone attacked him from behind, landing a dropkick to his back. The Governator was rocked forward, but brushed off the incident.

“Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot,” Schwarzenegger tweeted. “I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

While the seven-time former Mr. Olympia took the incident in stride, former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy did not. He had some harsh criticism for Schwarzenegger’s security detail.

“This is infuriating. I have spent a bit of time with Governor Schwarzenegger. He is an incredible human,” Kennedy wrote.

“Unforgivable lapse by his protective detail.”

This isn’t simply a fan spouting off either. Aside from having been a professional fighter in the sporting world, Kennedy is one of the more decorated members of the United States military. He is a Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper with multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

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With his specialized training, Kennedy has worked numerous security details. In short, he knows what he’s talking about, so Schwarzenegger’s security detail may want to be concerned for their own hides after the incident in Africa.

Dana White Looking for a Fight: Season 4

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Dana White Lookin’ For a Fight – Season 4, Episode 1

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Dana White, Matt Serra, and Din Thomas are back with an all new, fourth season of the popular Dana White Lookin’ for a Fight series.

Dana, Matt and Din venture to Austin, Texas to hang with craftsman Jesse James and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. They’re also going to check out the famed food truck scene and then scout a loaded LFA fight show.

Watch Sage Northcutt get face planted in ONE Championship debut (fight highlights)

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Former UFC poster boy Sage Northcutt got face-planted by Cosmo Alexandre in his ONE Championship debut at “Enter the Dragon” on Friday, May 17, in Singapore.

The day after the fight, Northcutt posted an update, admitting that he suffered eight fractures and had to endure a nine-hour surgery to repair the damage.

In the ONE: Enter the Dragon main event, rising star Christian Lee upset two-time ONE lightweight champion Shinya Aoki to capture the 155-pound belt.

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ONE: Enter the Dragon Results (Singapore, May 17, 2019)

  • Christian Lee def. Shinya Aoki via TKO (Punches) at 0:51 of R2 (Wins Lightweight Title)
  • Regian Eersel def. Nieky Holzken ‏via Decision (Unanimous) (Wins Lightweight Kickboxing Title)
  • Petchmorrakot Petchyindee def. Giorgio Petrosyan via Decision (Split) (Featherweight Kickboxing Grand Prix Quarter Final)
  • Samy Sana def. Yodsaenklai Fairtex via Decision (Unanimous) (Featherweight Kickboxing Grand Prix Quarter Final)
  • Cosmo Alexandre def. Sage Northcutt via KO (Punch) at 0:29 of R1
  • Saygid Arslanaliev def. Amir Khan (Lightweight Grand Prix Semi Final)
  • Geje Eustaquio def. Kim Kyu Sung via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Miao Li Tao def. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke via KO (Punch) at 4:00 of R1
  • Jo Nattawut def. Sasha Moisa via TKO (Punches) at 1:25 of R3 (Featherweight Kickboxing Grand Prix Quarter Final)
  • Yoshitaka Naito def. Alex Silva via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Garry Tonon def. Yoshiki Nakahara via Submission (Heel Hook) at 0:54 of R1
  • Dzhabar Askerov def. Enriko Kehl (Featherweight Kickboxing Grand Prix Quarter Final)
  • Mei Yamaguchi def. Laura Balin via Submission (Armbar) at 3:45 of R1
  • Iuri Lapicus def. Shannon Wiratchai via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:20 of R3
  • Daniel Dawson def. Brown Pinas via Decision (Split) at 3:00 of R3 (Featherweight Kickboxing Grand Prix Alternate Bout)
  • Rahul Raju def. Richard Corminal via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:43 of R1

Rashad Evans joins UFC Hall of Fame; check out his career retrospective video

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A veteran of 33 professional fights during his 14-year career, Rashad Evans compiled a record of 24-8-1 (14-8-1, UFC), which included wins over UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson, former UFC middleweight champion and 2019 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Michael Bisping, UFC 17: REDEMPTION middleweight tournament champion, and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson and former WEC light heavyweight champion Jason Lambert.

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Now, Evans joins the ranks of the UFC Hall of Fame as the “Modern Era” inductee for the class of 2019. He’ll be inducted alongside Michael Bisping in July during International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

Rafael Dos Anjos: ‘I’m on a mission… I want to be a two-division champion’ (video)

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Rafael Dos Anjos had to go deep into the fourth round to finish Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, New York, on Saturday, but that’s exactly what he did. 

He weathered an early storm from the younger fighter, but at 34 years of age and 40 fights into his professional career, Dos Anjos proved that experience pays off. 

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So what’s next for Dos Anjos? He wasn’t exactly ready for a direct callout, but the Brazilian is on a mission, one that involves becoming a two-division UFC champion.

Sage Northcutt suffered 8 fractures in 29-second loss in ONE Championship debut

Sage Northcutt hospital after ONE debut

Sage Northcutt says he suffered eight fractures and had to endure a nine-hour surgery following his ONE Championship debut on Friday.

Northcutt was one of several recent high profile North American signings by ONE Championship, but his promotional debut did not go as planned at all. 

On a night of massive upsets, the headline news was arguably Northcutt (11-3) getting knocked out 29 seconds into his ONE Championship debut. The American was under the impression he could stand and strike with Muay Thai veteran Cosmo Alexandre (8-1).

The Brazilian quickly set him straight on that point. The contest had barely got going when a right hand from Alexandre connected clean with the chin of the former UFC poster boy, who face planted into the ONE Championship canvas.

Twenty-four hours later, Northcutt posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed, x-rays looming over both shoulders, saying that Alexnadre inflicted eight fractures on him, requiring a nine-hour surgery to repair the damage.

“Fresh out of surgery… I had 8 fractures and a nine hour intense operation. Feeling blessed for the amazing care and all the support from ONE Championship, my family/friends and fans!” Northcutt wrote on Instagram.

No word yet on how long Northcutt will be sidelined or when he might be expected to return under the ONE Championship banner.

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