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Wait, Why Did GSP Leave the UFC?

Did longtime welterweight king Georges St. Pierre exit the confines of the UFC spotlight because he was tired of the rigors of championship-hood and needed a break? Or was there another reason? The passage of time since GSP’s sudden and shocking announcement of semi-retirement has enabled the dust to settle a bit, and now more information is surfacing.
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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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