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The UFC Is Making the Exact Same Mistakes The NFL Made Regarding Domestic Violence

Republished with permission from Cage Potato By Seth Falvo Watching Dana White’s recent appearance on “Fox Sports Live” paints a very clear picture: Dana White does not want you to compare him to NFL Commissio...
 
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Tamikka Brents Criticizes Fallon Fox for Exploiting Trans Status, Then Exploits Fox’s Trans Status

Fallon Fox fights Saturday night at the Capital City Cage Wars in Springfield, Illinois. She’s fighting Tamikka Brents, who went on a doofy rant last year in a bid for publicity, apparently not realizing the flagrant hypo...

 
 
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The UFC is an Embarrassment & We Can’t Call Thiago Silva a Domestic Abuser for Legal Reasons

Photograph by Ryan Loco But if it weren’t considered libel, we would. Thiago Silva was cut from the UFC back in February after he had a standoff with a SWAT team. According to police reports, the standoff was spurred beca...

 
 
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The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Strawweight Ultra Preview Extremely – Final Part

The final part of our four-part series on the athletes of The Ultimate Fighter 20 (see Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here) brings us four very high profile fighters, including a former Champion, a former title contender,...
 
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White-washing: Sexism, Misogyny, and Domestic Violence in MMA, Part 2

In the first part of this series, I discussed casual sexism among the biggest names in MMA, the types of MMA stories that reach mainstream media, and touched on how Dana White’s stubbornness is the bullet he’s putti...

 
 
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The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Strawweight Ultra Preview Extremely – Part 3 of 4

Part 3 of our four-part series on the athletes of The Ultimate Fighter 20 (see Part 1 here and Part 2 here) brings us three prospects and a veteran. But all of them may be capable of breaking into the upper-echelon.   The ...

 
 
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The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Strawweight Ultra Preview Extremely – Part 2 of 4

In part 2 of our Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Strawweight Ultra Preview Extremely (see Part 1 here), we profile a champion, a veteran, a high profile dark horse, and a prospect. Getting right to it: The Athletes – Part 2 &n...
 
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The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Strawweight Ultra Preview Extremely – Part 1 of 4

The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Strawweight Ultra Preview Extremely – Part 1   The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 will be crowning the UFC’s first ever Strawweight Champion of the world, coming right on the heels of...

 
 
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The Rising Cost of Indifference: Sexism, Misogyny, and Domestic Violence in MMA, Part 1

Misogyny and sexism have found strongholds in professional sports. They’re similar to athlete’s foot; they have an environment in which to thrive, often go unchecked at the source, and are treated as minor, fleeting...
 
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TUF 20 Promo Released; Is Almost Entirely Disappointing & Sexist

First, the women themselves are, of course, not disappointing. This isn’t a criticism of them. But the way the UFC has chosen to present the fighters, from the very first word we see and hear, is disappointing. BEAUTY, we...

 
 
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Invicta Bantamweight Champ Lauren Murphy is About to Step into the Octagon.

Invicta Bantamweight champ Lauren Murphy makes her UFC debut Saturday at Fight Night 47: Bader vs. Saint Preux, against Sara McMann. If you’re not familiar with Lauren, her compelling history is detailed on Fightland in a...

 
 
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Lauren Murphy: Fight Camp

In just ten days, undefeated Invicta Bantamweight Champion Lauren Murphy makes her UFC debut at Fight Night 47: Bader vs. Saint Preux, against Sara McMann. We asked her what the lead up to a fight was like, and she shared her t...