The epic family behind the Gracie jiu-jitsu dynasty

Grantland's David Samuels profiles the Gracie family, including generations of combat and betrayal, from the Amazon to Hollywood to the UFC.

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Mayweather to Rousey: 'Big bank take little bank'

The verbal feud between boxer Floyd Mayweather and the UFC's Ronda Rousey continued into Wednesday, when Mayweather issued a response to comments Rousey had directed at him a day earlier.

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Charles Oliveira released from hospital

Charles Oliveira was released from the hospital on Tuesday, two days after suffering a left shoulder injury in his loss against Max Holloway.

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Edgar, Mendes to headline TUF 22 Finale

A non-title featherweight bout between former UFC title contenders Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes will headline The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas.

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Dos Santos-Overeem set for Dec. 19 UFC card

A long-anticipated fight between former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem has been added to UFC Fight Night on Dec. 19 in Orlando.

MMA Live Extra: Holloway wins seventh straight (2:11)
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Johnson to attend counseling after rant at woman

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson has agreed to undergo counseling and make a donation to a women's charity following a social media outburst directed at a female at his gym.

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Henderson-Alves to headline UFC's Korea debut

Former lightweight champion Ben Henderson will welcome longtime welterweight Thiago Alves to the 155-pound division on Nov. 28 in South Korea.

Rousey: 'I feel like I'm a victim of my success' (1:19)
Why Rousey will face Holm next (1:58)
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Rousey to defend UFC title vs. ex-boxer Holm

Undefeated UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will seek her seventh title defense against former world-champion boxer Holly Holm on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas.

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Nurmagomedov's layoff to end at TUF 22 Finale

Undefeated UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will return from a 20-month layoff to face Tony Ferguson at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas.

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ESPN vs. Frank Mir

Did Anderson Silva's punishment fit the crime? Which current UFC champion is most vulnerable? Heavyweight Frank Mir squares off with Brett Okamoto to debate these topics and more.

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Doing something: Rousey trademarking phrase

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has filed for a trademark to the phrase "Do Nothing B----" and the shortened version of that "DNB."


Lesnar: Vince McMahon better than Dana White

Former UFC heavyweight champ and current WWE superstar Brock Lesnar responds to UFC president Dana White's Twitter comments that wrestling is fake and explains how wrestling and MMA follow the same business model.

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Teixeira, Cummins to meet in Fight Night event

Fresh off victories earlier this month, UFC light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Patrick Cummins have agreed to meet Nov. 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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UFC 194 books Souza-Romero for 3rd try of 2015

A middleweight bout between UFC title contenders Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Yoel Romero has been added to UFC 194 for Dec. 12 in Las Vegas. The two will attempt to fight for the third time.

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P4P rankings: Rockhold makes his move

With four straight wins, Luke Rockhold earned a shot at Chris Weidman's UFC title in December and a chance at making a serious leap in the ESPN.com pound-for-pound rankings.

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Velasquez the favorite in Werdum rematch

Despite coming up empty in their first meeting, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is favored by oddsmakers against Fabricio Werdum.

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Sonnen'€™s take on Silva's suspension

Retired UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen believes his old foe Anderson Silva could have saved himself some embarrassment had he simply told the truth.


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"Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes. She will never be at my status." Floyd Mayweather fires back at Ronda Rousey es.pn/1NXTEIS

Mayweather responds to Rousey

After Ronda Rousey told TMZ that she makes 2-3 times what Floyd Mayweather does per second, Mayweather released a statement to TMZ saying: "Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes. She will never be at my status. Keep trying to get publicity." 'Big bank take little bank'

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Ronda Rousey rips Mayweather again

Rousey told TMZ: "[Floyd] said 'You make $300 million a night, then you can give me a call.' … I think I actually make 2-3 times more than he does per second ... so when he learns to read and write, he can text me." Their history

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