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Jorge Masvidal: The Bigger, the Better

The bigger the opponent and, apparently, the bigger the weight limit makes everything better for Jorge Masvidal.After going 5-2 as a UFC lightweight, the 12-year pro out of South Florida decided the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze to keep scrapping at 155 pounds. “It was like running through a desert to get to a fight,” Masvidal said of his previous weight cuts. Only three months following his controversial split decision loss to Al Iaquinta, Miami’s Masvidal returned to the Octagon in July as a welterweight against The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner Cezar “Muta ... Read the Full Article Here

Benson Henderson: I'm Your Huckleberry

Benson Henderson already has a fitting nickname that he’s carried with him throughout his UFC career. “Smooth” not only embodies the way the former lightweight champ moves inside the Octagon, shifting between phases and never looking rattled, but it also speaks to the 32-year-old’s mellow nature and the down-to-earth, approachable personality he displays outside of the UFC cage as well.It works, and while there are no plans to change his nickname, Henderson’s approach to the game might prompt him to switch monikers at some point in the future.If you’re eve ... Read the Full Article Here

Forty is the New Thirty for Yoshihiro Akiyama

Yoshihiro Akiyama doesn’t have an answer when asked why his level of popularity has remained untouched over the years. But he is appreciative of the fan support.“I’m delighted,” he said, “but I don’t know where my popularity comes from.”We could start with his acting and modeling gigs or his “Sexyama” persona, but what it really comes down to is his fighting style, which is centered not on a particular martial arts base, but on entertaining those who are watching. Yes, Akiyama has a judo black belt, but those skills often go out the windo ... Read the Full Article Here

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