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Insight into Foreign UFC Events

From the vantage point of the fan watching at home, a UFC event taking place in Las Vegas looks pretty much the same as a UFC event taking place in Singapore. Well, that’s by design, and there’s a lot that goes into making that the case.

The Las-Vegas Review Journal talked to the UFC about this very topic.
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Sara McMann’s Life Has Sucked Hard

Remember when the hype machine was in full-effect for Ronda Rousey’s UFC debut opposite Liz Carmouche, and we were inundated with Countdown shows that featured her sobbing about the death of her dad? Well, to Sara McMann, that would’ve been small potatoes at the buffet of sadness known as life. Since McMann has thus far shied away from the spotlight, and since she will be taking on Rousey for the belt at UFC 171 so screw hiding from that spotlight now, Marc Raimondi of FOX Sports did some digging. What did he find? McMann’s life has sucked. HARD.
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Anderson Silva’s Damage Worse Than Suspected, Includes Brain Injury

Anderson Silva broke his leg in the cage in horrifying fashion at UFC 168, and as Chris Weidman’s hand was raised in victory and the middleweight championship belt placed around waist, the Brazilian was left screaming as the doctors set his fractured tibia and fibula and strapped him to a gurney for a hasty Octagon exit. Sadly, while initial reports indicated that Silva had only broken the bones of his shin, it’s become clear the legendary fighter also suffered some sort of serious brain injury.

In other words, that cat is out of his damn mind.
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Don’t Be Scared, Homie

First Gilbert Melendez bailed on him, and undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was left dangling in the wind. Now it seems the list of fighters who want no part of the Russian is growing. According to Dana White’s Twitter, Nate Diaz was offered the opportunity to scrap with Nurmagomedov – but the TUF winner and Stockton badboy turned the match-up down.
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Modern Medicine is Great

It’s been less than two weeks since Anderson Silva suffered a horrifying leg break in the Octagon at UFC 168, but the progress of the former champ in his recovery is astounding. Thus far, we’ve seen him grinning with his family around him, and we’ve seen him undergoing some physical therapy. And then there’s the latest pic, posted to manager Jorge Guimaraes’ Instagram and featuring the Brazilian upright and smiling with Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White beside him. If Silva’s recovery continues at this dramatic pace, he may be back in the Octagon by the end of the month!

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