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OMFG: Renan Barao Withdraws From UFC 177 After Botched Weight Cut, Joe...

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Barnburner Alert: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier a Go for UFC 178

Will Poirier be able to halt the rise of Conor McGregor, or is he destined for the Irishman's highlight reel?

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Fitness Motivation: 21 Photos of Sexy Women Holding Dumbbells

This week's batch of fitness motivation photos focuses on the humble dumbbell — the training equipment of choice for sexy ladies staring pensively off into the distance.

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Update: Khabib Nurmagomedov Out Until January 2015 With Torn Meniscus

We wanted to pass along a quick update on Khabib Nurmagomedov, who made history on Friday by pulling out of a fight against Donald Cerrone just 20 minutes after he agreed to it. (Beat that, Lil' Nog!)

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Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez *Tentatively* Booked for UFC 181 on December 6th (Tentatively.)

Let us have just this one, TUF coaches curse...

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Video: Leonard Garcia Drops Legacy FC Title in Submission Loss to Damon Jackson; ‘Bad Boy Era’ Comes to an Abrupt End

Jackson increases his undefeated record to 9-0, with all wins via stoppage within the first two rounds. So maybe we should keep an eye on this guy.

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Help Wanted: What Was Your Worst Experience at an MMA Gym?

Were you suckered into training poison-hand techniques at a McDojo? Did you catch a gnarly staph infection from unwashed mats? Did a friendly sparring session with Hector Lombard leave you with a debilitating injury? Were you slapped around for selling steroids out of the locker room? (Hey, it happens.)

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Our Prediction…Pain: Bellator Signs Melvin Manhoef (!) and Re-Signs Paul Daley

I pray for the poor locals who get matched up against these guys for their big debuts.

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Quote of the Day: Tim Kennedy Goes Nuclear on Vitor Belfort’s (Alleged) Drug Use, Says Belfort Won’t Be Able to Compete Clean

"I don't care if he's like, drinking Jesus' blood like he says he is or whatever, it doesn't work that way. Like, he's been using steroids for like 15 or 20 years, and he still is using them."

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NBD, But CagePotato Was Just Quoted By THE F*CKING NEW YORKER

Let it be written that on this day, validation was spelled C-A-G-E-P-O-T-A-T-O.

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CagePotato Ban: Saying You Don’t Care If Your Opponents Are Using PEDs

You think it makes you look like a badass. Instead, it makes your sport look like a joke.

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Is MMA About to Enter a New Golden Age?

MMA was headed for a perplexing time when it was simultaneously bigger than ever but smaller than ever, when the fighters were more talented but less popular than ever. A series of fortunate events and circumstances can change all that.

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UFC Fight Night 46 Results: Conor McGregor Tears Through Diego Brandao

Conor McGregor wowed the Irish audience with his destruction of Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46.

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UFC Fight Night 46: McGregor vs. Brandao — Live Results & Commentary

Round-by-round results for the King of Dublin's UFC homecoming and the rest of the main card scraps will be right here beginning at 3 p.m. ET / noon PT.

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Dana White Enters the “Public Burial” Phase of His Break-Up With Nate Diaz

Maybe White will eventually figure out that the common denominator in all of his hostile relationships is himself. Nah, he won't.

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Friday Links: A Day in Dublin With Conor McGregor, Dana White Hoping for Ronda vs. Gina in December, Kids Swearing in Movies + More

Some must-see highlights from our friends around the Internet.

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CagePotato Roundtable #33: What is the Greatest One-Minute Fight of All Time?

How good can a fight *really* be if it ends quicker than Michael Bisping's prom night? That's just the question we're trying to answer in this week's CP Roundtable.

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Barnburner Alert: Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reportedly Booked for UFC 178 in September [UPDATE: GOD DAMN IT]

Not only is it a fantastic matchup, it could potentially produce a title contender, as both men are currently hovering around the top of the 155-pound division.

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Video: Dana White and Kazushi Sakuraba Discuss the Bad Old Days of PRIDE

The sociopathic matchmakers at PRIDE wanted Sakuraba to fight Fedor Emelianenko at one point; that was the only fight he ever turned down.

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Non-MMA Video of the Day: Stuart Scott’s Beautiful, Inspiring Speech At Last Night’s ESPYs

"When you die, it doesn't mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

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UFC Fight Night 45 Video Highlights: Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller, Edson Barboza’s Nasty Body Kick TKO + More

If you didn't tune in to UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller last night, slap yourself in the face.

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Jessamyn Duke’s Fight Night 45 Loss Was Due to a Broken Hand, Not Getting KTFO, According to Shayna Baszler

"Lost due to a cut, IMO."

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Ronda Rousey Wins ‘Best Female Athlete’ at 22nd Annual ESPY Awards

Sure, it's just a silly cable TV sports award. But Ronda winning "Best Female Athlete" is kind of a big deal.

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Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller — Liveblogging the Fights You Actually Care About

Round-by-round updates and results for the two or three essential fights on tonight's Fight Night card.

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Bellator 123 Adds Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson, King Mo vs. Tom DeBlass, And the Debut of Bobby Lashley [#FridayNightWars]

On September 5th, Southeastern Connecticut is going to host way more top-notch MMA than it deserves, honestly.

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CagePotato Ban: Calling For “Superfights” That Are Anything But

If Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva taught us anything, it's that the only matchups good enough to actually warrant the "superfight" moniker are never going to happen.

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TUF 8 Winner Efrain Escudero Gets Another Ticket Back to UFC, Will Face Francisco Trinaldo

If you put together a list of the most successful Ultimate Fighter winners in the show's history, TUF 8's Efrain Escudero would definitely not be on that list.

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Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso Booked for UFC 177 Co-Main Event

Cariaso is 4-2 as a flyweight, he just made his very first appearance on a UFC main card, and the combined UFC record of his last three opponents is 1-6. And he's getting a title shot because times are getting hard, boys.

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Quote of the Day: Floyd Mayweather Does Not Know Who Ronda Rousey Is, And Incorrectly Guesses Her Gender

Guys, the MMA vs. boxing debate is over, and we lost.

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Fitness Motivation: 18 Photos of Sexy Women Stretching

Well, it's a slow news day (so far), and you know what that means — it's time for your virtual personal trainers at CagePotato.com to inspire you towards you health goals with another batch of fitness motivation photos.

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GIF of the Day: Takuya Eizumi’s Epic Victory Trollface

There are only two appropriate reactions to winning an MMA fight. You can either find the nearest camera and do the throat-slitting gesture. Or, you can point at a random member of the crowd, lean to the side, and...sorry, I have no idea what the hell this is.

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