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Exclusive interviews with the top UFC, Strikeforce, boxing and combat sports stars.

UFC On FX's Mike Easton: 'I Hit Harder Than Anyone In The Division'

UFC bantamweight Mike Easton tells MMA Nation Radio on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, DC he hits harder than any other UFC bantamweight.

UFC 142's Anthony Johnson: No Longer Starving, 'Rumble' Is Hungrier Than Ever

Anthony Johnson tells MMA Nation radio now that he can eat and properly train after his move to middleweight, he's got nothing but energy for Vitor Belfort.

UFC 142: Urijah Faber Explains Chad Mendes' Path To Victory Over Jose Aldo

Urijah Faber talks to MMA Nation about Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo and coaching alongside arch rival Dominick Cruz on The Ultimate Fighter on FX.

Brock Lesnar's Absence, Olympic Crossovers, Jon Jones' Star Potential With Dave Meltzer: Part 2

In part two of MMA Nation Radio's interview with Dave Meltzer, Brock Lesnar's contribution is MMA is discussed as is the reason why there will never be another Lesnar ever in the sport.

Brock Lesnar's Legacy, Diverticulitis' Impact, UFC 141 Talk With Dave Meltzer: Part 1

Dave Meltzer and Luke Thomas discuss the legacy of Brock Lesnar's career in MMA in this two-part interview from MMA Nation Radio.

UFC 141: Frank Mir Predicts Brock Lesnar To Defeat Alistair Overeem, Talks Nogueira Arm Break

Frank Mir talks to MMA Nation about breaking Nogueira's arm and why he believes Brock Lesnar will defeat Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.

UFC 140's Mark Hominick: Chan Sung Jung's Instincts To Brawl Will Kick In

Mark Hominick tells MMA Nation Radio Chan Sung Jung may be trying to clean up his game, but when he gets hit at UFC 140 his brawling instincts will kick in.

Fedor Emelianenko, Vadim Finkelstein Talk Vladimir Putin Booing Incident, Moscow Success And M-1's Future

The great Fedor Emelianenko returned to form in Moscow last week for M-1 Global. The Russian champion opens up to Jonathan Snowden about Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's appearance on the show, his much needed win, and a return to Japan.

UFC 139's Dan Henderson Willing To Overlook Immediate UFC Title Shot Snub For Worthy Adversaries

UFC 139's Dan Henderson wanted a title shot when he returned to the UFC, but is willing to wait his turn as long as he's fighting opponents like Shogun Rua.

Jordan Burroughs: 'I Definitely Want To Fight After I'm Done Wrestling'

USA Wrestling's Jordan Burroughs tells MMA Nation's Luke Thomas when he's done wrestling he plans to make the move to mixed martial arts.

UFC's Cain Velasquez Acknowledges Post-Shoulder Surgery Struggles, But Back To '100 Percent'

Cain Velasquez told the media today his shoulder surgery rehab was long and tedious, but he's back to being 100 percent before UFC on Fox 1.

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UFC Pay-Per-View Performance, 2012 Schedule And Lesnar Vs. Overeem Preview With Dave Meltzer

MMA Nation presents a two-part interview with Yahoo! Sports' Dave Meltzer on the 2011 pay-per-view performance of the UFC and it's 2012 future.

UFC 141: Brock Lesnar Vs. Alistair Overeem Preview And UFC In 2012 Talk With Dave Meltzer

Dave Meltzer talks Brock Lesnar's chances against Alistair Overeem and if the UFC can pull off 34 shows in 2012.

Analyzing UFC's 2011 Pay-Per-View Performance With Dave Meltzer

Yahoo! Sports' Dave Meltzer talks to Luke Thomas of 106.7 The Fan's MMA Nation about the UFC's 2011 pay-per-view performance.

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UFC's Dominick Cruz Interview: Hand Surgery, Dana White, Health Insurance And Faber Vs. Bowles

An MMA Nation exclusive video interview with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

UFC's Dominick Cruz: Dana White Sees Things Like Fighters Do

A new video interview with UFC champ Dominick Cruz. Cruz talks Dana White and picks Urijah Faber to beat Brian Bowles.

Video: UFC's Josh Koscheck Says He'll Fight Anybody For The Right Amount Of Money

Josh Koscheck talks fighting Matt Hughes, his future in the UFC, and fighting for money.

Tyrone Spong Talks Kickboxing, Has Eyes Set On MMA Debut

Tyrone Spong explains that he hasn't yet been paid for last year's K-1 Grand Prix, his thoughts on his final kickboxing fight with Melvin Manhoef, the potential that Badr Hari and Gokhan Saki have in boxing, and when he will make his MMA debut.

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UFC President Dana White Talks Everything UFC

UFC President Dana White talks to the media about everything UFC after the UFC Live 6 post-fight presser.

UFC On Versus 6 Fight Card: War Of Words Heats Up Between Johnson And Cruz Camps

The UFC bantamweight title fight between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson is heating up as the two camps spar. Who is faster? Who has better footwork? The principals sound off at MMA Nation.

UFC 135 Interview: Jon Jones Talks Funny, 'Admits' To Spying On Rampage

Luke Thomas interviews UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones who speaks in a British accent and admits to spying on Rampage Jackson's training camp.

UFC 135 Matt Hughes Interview: 'I Can't Blame Koscheck For Wanting To Fight The Best'

MMA Nation's Luke Thomas spoke to UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes before his UFC 135 bout with Josh Koscheck.

The Revival of Karo Parisyan: A Fighter's Climb Back From The Brink

It's been a long road for Karo Parisyan. After public battles with anxiety, addiction, and two cuts from the UFC, the judoka at last appears to have escaped the demons he once fought. Parisyan spoke to MMA Nation about his past, present, and future as he prepares for a bout against Jordan Smith at Amazon Forest Combat on Wednesday.

UFC 137's Carlos Condit: I Wondered If This Moment Was Going To Come

In this interview with MMA Nation, Carlos Condit talks about fighting St. Pierre at UFC 137 and getting the opportunity of a lifetime.

Bjorn Rebney On How Bellator Differs From UFC And Cole Konrad's Place Among Heavyweights

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney continues his conversation with The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden about his promotional style and Bellator heavyweight Cole Konrad.

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Bjorn Rebney Interview Series: Bellator, Cole Konard And Spike TV

In this exclusive interview series with Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, the fight promoter talks everything from being different from the UFC to heavyweight champ Cole Konrad to Spike TV.

Bjorn Rebney On Spike, Bellator Finances, And How To Grow The Sport

The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden interviews Bellator's President Bjorn Rebney on the promotion's television future. The two discuss Spike, MTV, and how to build the sport in 2011.

UFC 134's Brendan Schaub Wants Title Shot With Win Over Nogueira

Brendan Schaub tells MMA Nation he's looking to get a title shot with a win over Nogueira at UFC 134: Rio.

UFC On Fox: John Ourand Talks Defining Terms Of Success, Significance For UFC

John Ourand, the staff writer for the Sports Business Daily who broke the original story of the UFC and Fox signing a deal, comments on what it all means to MMA Nation.

UFC's Charles Oliveira Seeking Top Ten Status With Win Over Donald Cerrone

Charles Oliveira tells MMA Nation a win over Donald Cerrone will hopefully put him in the top 10 of the UFC lightweight division.

Dan Hardy's Judgement Day Set For UFC On Versus 5: 8.14.11

Dan Hardy talks about his upcoming fight with Chris Lytle at UFC on Versus 5 in this exclusive interview, detailing what's at stake and how what he has done to ensure victory.

UFC 133's Dennis Hallman Gets Down And Dirty Taking On Testosterone Replacement Critics

UFC veteran Dennis Hallman credits Testosterone Replacement Therapy with feeling better than ever at the age of 35. Some may take issue with the treatment, including fellow fighters like B.J. Penn. But Hallman is ready to take on all comers in a good old fashioned debate.