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Senior MMA Editor — USA Today
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@USATODAY senior MMA editor and @MMAjunkie editor-in-chief. Mizzou grad. Reds fan. Grump.

UFC’s Nate Diaz: I’m ‘underappreciated, underpaid, under-all-kinds-of-sh-t’

mmajunkie.com — Now that Nate Diaz 's UFC return is set, the lightweight contender has decided to open up about his lengthy contract dispute with the organization. Diaz hasn't graced a UFC cage since a second-round knockout win over Gray Maynard at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale a year ago.

The Speed Bag: ESPN hiring Chael Sonnen? Didn’t see that one coming

mmajunkie.com — Four months after the UFC and FOX Sports cut ties with admitted PED user Chael Sonnen, ESPN hires him as an MMA analyst? Sure didn't see that one coming. In his latest edition of "The Speed Bag," MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes discusses the peculiar hiring, which coincides with this weekend's UFC 180 event in Mexico, and explains why it caught most of us by surprise.

He lives in crappy apartment, but at least Marcus Brimage’s no longer a ‘regular person’

mmajunkie.com — Ask Marcus Brimage to expand on what he meant when, after kicking Jumabieke Tuerxun in the face for a first-round knockout win at UFC Fight Night 55 this past weekend, he made reference to a horrible year that he'd rather put behind him, and he'll tell you.

Dan Henderson returns to 185, meets Gegard Mousasi in UFC on FOX 14 co-headliner

mmajunkie.com — Dan Henderson is returning to the middleweight division and will co-headline UFC on FOX 14 in January. UFC officials today announced the MMA legend will meet fellow ex-Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi at the recently announced event. UFC on FOX 14 takes place Jan. 24 at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm.

UFC Fight Night 56 bonuses: Saint Preux, Leandro Silva, Almeida, Gorman win $50,000

mmajunkie.com — UBERLANDIA, Brazil - Ovince Saint Preux, Leandro Silva, Thomas Almeida and Tim Gorman each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 56 event. Saint Preux and Silva won "Performance of the Night" bonuses, while Almeida and Gorman earned "Fight of the Night" honors.

UFC Fight Night 56 play-by-play and live results

mmajunkie.com — UBERLANDIA, Brazil - MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from tonight's UFC Fight Night 56 event. The card, which features a light heavyweight headliner between former champion Mauricio Rua and Ovince Saint Preux, takes place at Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

John Lineker on canceled fight: Ian McCall was going to the hospital anyway

mmajunkie.com — UBERLANDIA, Brazil - UFC flyweight John Lineker is understandably disappointed he won't be fighting tonight, but as he sees it, Ian McCall 's wild ride was pretty much inevitable. "Obviously I feel bad for Ian," Lineker told MMAjunkie through an interpreter. "I wouldn't expect anyone to fight sick, so I hope he gets well very soon.

Video: Meet Luciana Andrade, the UFC’s newest octagon girl

mmajunkie.com — The UFC has added a third Brazilian octagon girl to its ranks ahead of Saturday's "UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. Saint Preux" event. Luciana Andrade joins existing Brazilian octagon girls Jhenny Andrade and Camila Oliveira. She's expected to serve at future Brazilian shows, as well.

UFC Fight Night 55 staff picks: Rockhold a unanimous nod over Bisping

mmajunkie.com — MMAjunkie's writers and radio hosts have but one unanimous pick for Friday's UFC return to the land Down Under, and it's in the main event. Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the choice of all eight MMAjunkie writers and radio hosts over perennial contender Michael Bisping (25-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) in the UFC Fight Night 55 main event.

For one-legged fighter Matt Betzold, no such thing as an insurmountable obstacle

mmajunkie.com — Matt Betzold lost his left leg after eating poisoned candy as a child, but he gained the spirit of a fighter who wouldn't back down from anyone or anything. Now signed with WSOF, he's just trying to find someone with the guts to face him in the cage.
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Nov 22, 2014

@buffaloblue Yup, opening week/weekend. Gonna be there this year? First beer's on me.

Nov 22, 2014

@DamonMartin Maybe ask the UFC and @Sholler_UFC if they'll move fight week for you. You're not asking too much.

Nov 22, 2014

Just booked a trip to Vegas for March Madness. (Have I mentioned how nice it is to have the 2015 UFC schedule in advance?)

Nov 22, 2014

@MikeBohnMMA @MMAjunkieJohn Turns out USA Today won't let me fire you so I can take over first place. Guess I'm going to have to earn it.

Nov 19, 2014

RT @benfowlkesMMA: Rose Namajunas explains why she spoke up about Roufusport concerns, and why she wishes she'd done it sooner: mmajunkie.com/2014/11/rose-n…

Nov 19, 2014

Stupid idea. Would totally watch MT @brentbrookhouse OK, so it's so obvious. Bellator needs to do tourney of Lesnar-Kimbo, Lashley-Batista

Nov 19, 2014

Good to see Ashlee Evans-Smith get a UFC shot. Rough crowd when she beat Fallon Fox, but Ashlee was pure class. wp.me/p3WzJ0-yX9

Nov 19, 2014

@DennyBurkholder @jeremybotter That's in like MTV4 Standard-Definition On-Demand territory.

Nov 19, 2014

@jeremybotter That channel undoubtedly lives up to its name. It's as 'Merica as it gets.

Nov 19, 2014

Home of 'Deep Fried Masters' RT @jeremybotter LOL TNA is going to air on something called Destination America. I don’t even know what it is

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