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2011 14 Mar

For decades the mantra “Yes we can!” and its Spanish equivalent “Si se puede!” have served as rallying cries for union workers, civil rights organizations and rabid Mexican soccer fans and players. Those three empowering words even became a the…

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2011 11 Mar

How obsessed is Ian Loveland with fishing? Enough to get a gigantic rainbow trout tattooed across his entire back. The extraordinary choice of body art naturally piques the curiosities and prejudices of cageside observers. Today, however, the bewilderm…

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2011 3 Mar

By now you’re probably still struggling to come to grips with the shocking news: Diego Sanchez is no longer the “Nightmare.” Further proof, indeed, that all good things come to an end. The mercurial New Mexican’s recent shedding of his moniker – replacing the nickname, astonishingly, with its polar opposite and much sunnier “The Dream” [...]

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2011 1 Mar

Steve Cantwell holds high standards not only for himself, but also his 125-pound Rottweiler.“If I see an ugly dog,” the Las Vegan said, “I won’t let my dog breed with her.”Cantwell’s four-legged friend, who has won several dog shows, has an…

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2011 28 Feb

Facing off against a crushing leg lock specialist like Rousimar Palhares is fraught with risk, but it’s a cakewalk compared to UFC fighter David Branch’s previous job. The gregarious New Yorker endured more than four years as an iron worker, widely…

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2011 20 Feb

Until now, Poland has been vastly under appreciated in MMA circles. But the central European nation is quietly emerging as a hotbed for the skyrocketing fight sport. Do not be surprised if, within the next few years, UFC president Dana White starts pub…

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2011 19 Feb

At an advanced age when most fighters have either retired, or are being urged to retire by those around them, 41-year-old Jason Reinhardt finds himself on the cusp of finally “making it” in the UFC. Much of the fuel for Reinhardt’s fire can be tr…

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2011 16 Feb

Phil Baroni isn’t just Riki Fukuda’s close friend and longtime training partner. Baroni also moonlights, rather proudly, as Fukuda’s English teacher. So while Fukuda, a Tokyo native, relied on an English translator for a recent UFC.com interview,…

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2011 15 Feb

I have never played rugby, but I enjoy watching it on television every once in a blue moon. Or so I thought until I chatted with Anthony Perosh. A little background: I remember a few occasions, after midnight, laying in bed studying “Aussie” rules …

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2011 12 Feb

Sometimes a man is faced with only two choices, neither of them good. That was the case for Chris Camozzi last year when he reluctantly consulted a doctor about extreme pain in his jaw and an inability to chew on anything. The doc gave the pro fighter …

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