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With UFC 174 win, Rory MacDonald wants champ Johny Hendricks in Canada

QUEBEC CITY – Rory MacDonald is beaming with confidence as he prepares for his UFC 174 meeting with Tyron Woodley this summer.

The UFC welterweight contender has been in the thick of the hunt for a title shot over the past few years, but after some unfortunate setbacks, MacDonald believes now is his time to finally get over the hump. 626 more words


Punching the Clock: The Nate Diaz Approach to Asking for a Raise

Few fighters are as divisive as Nick and Nate Diaz.  For every fan who appreciates their honest, non-canned responses to questions, there are camps dedicated to loathing them for the way they deliver their honesty. 973 more words


UFC 174: Tyron Woodley Excited to Face Rory MacDonald in Vancouver

“I guess this one is a No. 1 contender fight…again,” Tyron Woodley says with a laugh.

Tuesday evening, it was announced that the surging former Strikeforce contender would face off with Canadian Rory MacDonald in the co-main event of UFC 174 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. 1,352 more words

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GSP surgery to be covered by UFC medical insurance

Story by: Elias Cepeda

Well, at least he’s got that going for him. UFC president Dana White has said that Georges St. Pierre’s latest surgery will be covered by the UFC’s fighter insurance, even though “Rush” is not actively fighting at this time. 260 more words


How Team Takedown is changing the approach to building MMA champions

Marc Laimon and Johny Hendricks didn’t exactly hit it off at first. Back when they started working together – way before “Johny vision” and the back-to-back UFC welterweight title fights – the first thing they had to figure out was what time of day they would meet for training sessions. 1,944 more words


MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for March 2014

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best fights from March 1-31. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight of the Month” award for March 2014… 1,205 more words


Johny Hendricks targets fall return, wants division to move forward in absence

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will be on the mend until the latter portion of this year, but while he recovers from a recent bicep surgery, “Bigg Rigg” would like to see the contenders narrow in a crowded division. 735 more words