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  •  TUF: Brazil 3 coach Chael Sonnen recently gave a tour to fans of the gym he and rival coach Wanderlei Silva's teams trained and fought in for a UFC contract. Sonnen also gave a brief glimpse at the TUF house where the fighters spent week after week, without contact with their families back home or many modern technologies.

    Chael vs. Wanderlei TUF gym tour:

    Chael vs. Wanderlei TUF house tour:

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    According to a report from MMA Fighting, Johny Hendricks tore a bicep two weeks before his UFC 171 welterweight title main event against Robbie Lawler. Hendricks considered pulling out of the fight but fought on and, despite breaking his right shin in the first round, managed to secure a decision win and the 170 pound title belt in an all-time classic battle.

    According to the report, Hendricks will have surgery on his right bicep Monday. If the surgery is a success, Hendricks' manager Ted Ehrhardt says that the fighter will be able to start physical therapy in four weeks.

    That would be followed by four more weeks of rehab. All in all, if everything goes well for Hendricks, he could begin to train again in two months. The fractured shin, however, will reportedly demand a long recovery period.These pre-existing and early-developing injuries of Hendricks make his gutsy come-from-behind win all the more impressive. We wish the new champ a speedy and full recovery.

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  • Anthony Pettis still has a long ways to go before he'll be back in action after repeatedly injuring his knee, but eventually he will take on Gilbert Melendez. First, the pair will coach a season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite one another and then, they will lock up for the 155 pound title.

    “Gilbert’s going to be a good fight,” Pettis told fans late last week at the UFC 171 Q&A session.

    “I’m excited to coach ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ It should be a fun show, and no, I’m not a wrestler, so I’m looking for the knockout.”

    It's a teammate and friend of Melendez that Pettis truly wants to hit in the face, however. Because of his ceaseless taunting, Pettis relishes the opportunity to get even with Nate Diaz.

    “To be honest, the guy I really want to fight right now is Nate Diaz,” Pettis admitted.

    “I think the fans want to see that one, so Nate Diaz is on the radar for sure. For me, Diaz is a good fighter. He could be one of the next guys I fight, but he’s the one that talks the most. So I want

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  • Former boxing champion and rising MMA bantamweight Holly Holm has a fight scheduled April 4 (against Juliana Werner at Legacy FC 30 in New Mexico) but her management was busy this past weekend negotiating to bringing her to the UFC.

    “Offers went back and forth,” Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez told MMA Junkie.

    “We already had guidelines of what we were going to agree on and what we weren’t going to agree on. We’re still a little ways [apart] and there’s still a couple of items. We’re very excited about getting Holly into the UFC. It’s just my job to put Holly in the right hands.”

    Fresquez says that it's his goal to get Holm a title fight against UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, and to get her paid well for the privilege. The manager also claimed that the UFC is indeed considering former Strikeforce champions Gina Carano and "Cyborg" Justino as possible opponents for Rousey.

    “I asked them, ‘Who’s Ronda going to fight?’” Fresquez went on.

    “They said, ‘She could fight ‘Cyborg’ or fight

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  • New UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks says that he won't call out future opponents, except for...Georges St. Pierre. The former welterweight kingpin won a controversial decision over Hendricks late last year and then took a leave of absence from competition shortly after.

    St. Pierre, perhaps weary of hearing his name come out of Hendricks' mouth, recently reacted to his rival's egging him on to come back and rematch him.

    "Listen, stick around for a bit and keep the title," Georges St. Pierre said during an interview with MMA Fighting.

    "We'll see what's going to happen in the sport. If some things change, maybe we'll get together again."

    Lest that chiding be misinterpreted as a tease of a sure and soon-coming return for St. Pierre, GSP went on to clarify that he's happily retired at the moment. "For now, I don't want to do it," he said.

    "I needed to step out and stay out of the radar. That's one of the things I said. I didn't know if it was going to be six months, a year, a year

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  • Dan Henderson has been granted one more therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for his fight this Saturday against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and isn't all too happy about the prospect of doing without the treatment. The 43 year-old says that the recent banning of TRT by athletic commissions will do nothing to solve illicit performance-enhancing drug use among fighters.

    Like Georges St. Pierre, Henderson believes that a more effective strategy would be to increase and randomize testing of athletes.

    "The biggest issue is that it didn't solve any problems by taking it away. It doesn't really address the real issue of tackling the problem of performance enhancing drugs," Henderson told Damon Martin.

    "I think if they really wanted to make a statement they should have done more drug testing and implemented no advance notice in drug testing. Show up at guys' houses at odd hours and make them give blood and pee in a cup."

    Henderson recently signed a new

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  • Our friends at CagePotato brought a nasty, and nasty-quick, fight from the UK to our attention today. The WCMMA 14 fight between Mike Garret and Sam Heron Saturday night in London (video above) very well may have ended quicker than any other MMA fight on record. Check out the time at the bottom right of the screen for yourself.

    From the time the referee began the fight to the time Heron was knocked out, cold, with a head kick, just 1.13 seconds elapsed. That will likely not be the official time listed for the ending, however, because it nearly took more time (understandably) for the referee to run in and officially wave off the fight as it did for the fight itself to take place.

    Have you ever seen a faster ending than this nearly "one-second KO" in MMA? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • Johny Hendricks says that he considered pulling out of his UFC 171 welterweight title bout against Robbie Lawler Saturday because of a serious elbow injury suffered before the fight. Lawler and Hendricks engaged in an all-time great fistic war with Hendricks earning the close decision and vacant UFC welterweight title.

    The fight almost didn't happen, according to Hendricks.

    "We thought about [pulling out]," he told MMA Fighting this week.

    "But that world championship means a lot more."

    The biggest factor Hendricks' elbow played in the fight was that the wrestler's take downs were rendered less effective against Lawler.

    "It was whenever I tried for takedowns, I could not get it," Hendricks claimed.

    As a result, the former two-time NCAA division I wrestling champ was forced to stand and trade punches, kicks, knees and elbows with the dangerous Lawler for five grueling rounds. In rounds three and four, it appeared as if Lawler was moments away from finishing the rocked Hendricks.

    "I was

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  • Despite comments from UFC president Dana White that he "knew for a fact" that former champion Georges St. Pierre would return from his self-imposed UFC exile, an interview with St. Pierre this week makes it seem a if the fighter and promotion are further apart than ever. In addition to expressing certainty that GSP would come back, White also dismissed St. Pierre's earlier comments that part of the reason he took a leave of absence from MMA competition was because of concerns he had for illicit performance enhancing drug and treatment use among fighters and lax testing by the promotion and regulatory bodies.

    That's not why he's gone," White claimed.

    "He's not gone because of TRT or any of that stuff. He's gone because he had personal problems that he needed to deal with. A lot of that stuff got blown out of proportion. He's gone because of the reason he sat down with me and Lorenzo that night and told us."

    White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta have also expressed public astonishment

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  • Despite his owning a twenty fight win-streak and going unbeaten since 2005, not many pundits are giving Glover Teixeira much of a chance to dethrone UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones when they face off in Baltimore, April 26th. The Chuck Liddell protege, however, himself feels like the favorite heading into the big bout.

    "I have the power to beat him," he recently told Inside MMA (video below).

    "I have to believe that my skills will work against his skills."

    Glover went on to say that he hasn't spent much effort finding sparring partners who could imitate the rangy and dynamic Jones because, well, the Brazilian simply isn't all that worried about what the champ can do to him. "I don't really worry about him," Teixeira claimed.

    "In my mind, man, he has to worry about what I'm going to do to him...I believe that April 26th, I'm going to go over there and knock this guy out."

    Do you believe that Teixeira has a shot at beating Jones? Let us know in the comments section.

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