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Hioki hoping to inspire fellow Japanese fighters

Great expectations followed Hatsu Hioki (Pictured) when the featherweight signed with the UFC. Little did fight fans know, the Japanese star is attempting to revitalize an entire nation’s future in mixed martial arts. With that amount of pressure resting on his 145 pound shoulders, perhaps that explains why the former Shooto standout was less than … Continue Reading

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Nick Diaz Is a Punk and Why That Is Great for the UFC

Moments after Nick Diaz’s hand was raised, he dropped an F-bomb. He called out Georges St-Pierre and insinuated one of the greatest fighters in the world was a sissy. He scowled, talked some more trash, mean-mugged the UFC 137 audience and scowled some more. “I don’t think Georges is hurt,” Diaz said in the octagon … Continue Reading

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Japanese Women Kick and Punch Out a Space for Themselves in Sports

By DANIEL KRIEGER Published: August 21, 2011 OSAKA, JAPAN — The first women’s World Judo Championships held in New York in 1980 was itself a victory for judo’s female participants, who had overcome fierce opposition from officials and sectors of the public who believed it was inappropriate for women to partake in fighting sports. While … Continue Reading

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U.F.C. Lands a Seven-Year Deal With Fox Sports

By RICHARD SANDOMIR Published: August 18, 2011 Fox Sports is adding the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the dominant brand in mixed martial arts, to its collection of sports programming. The seven-year deal will include four fights a year on broadcast television in prime time and will pay the U.F.C. at least $100 million annually. In addition … Continue Reading

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UFCFeatherweightHatsuHioki

Hioki hoping to inspire fellow Japanese fighters

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Great expectations followed Hatsu Hioki (Pictured) when the featherweight signed with the UFC. Little did fight fans know, the Japanese star is attempting to revitalize an entire nation’s future in mixed martial arts. With that amount of pressure resting on his 145 pound shoulders, perhaps that explains why the former Shooto standout was less than … Continue Reading

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Nick Diaz Is a Punk and Why That Is Great for the UFC

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Moments after Nick Diaz’s hand was raised, he dropped an F-bomb. He called out Georges St-Pierre and insinuated one of the greatest fighters in the world was a sissy. He scowled, talked some more trash, mean-mugged the UFC 137 audience and scowled some more. “I don’t think Georges is hurt,” Diaz said in the octagon … Continue Reading

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Japanese Women Kick and Punch Out a Space for Themselves in Sports

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By DANIEL KRIEGER Published: August 21, 2011 OSAKA, JAPAN — The first women’s World Judo Championships held in New York in 1980 was itself a victory for judo’s female participants, who had overcome fierce opposition from officials and sectors of the public who believed it was inappropriate for women to partake in fighting sports. While … Continue Reading

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U.F.C. Lands a Seven-Year Deal With Fox Sports

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By RICHARD SANDOMIR Published: August 18, 2011 Fox Sports is adding the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the dominant brand in mixed martial arts, to its collection of sports programming. The seven-year deal will include four fights a year on broadcast television in prime time and will pay the U.F.C. at least $100 million annually. In addition … Continue Reading

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