Tareq Azim, head trainer for UFC welterweight contender Jake Shields, talks to HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley about finding success in the face of adversity and remaining confident in his cause.

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UFC middleweight Mark Munoz tells HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley that the rehab from his recent injury is ahead of schedule and he expects to return by summer.

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Jake Shields and his head trainer Tareq Azim talk to HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley about Shields’ recent win over Yoshihiro Akiyama, his future in the UFC and much more.

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HeavyMMA staff writer Duane Finley caught up with Ross Pearson at a recent UFC event to discuss his intentions at his new home, the 145 lb. division.

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HeavyMMA Staff Writer Duane Finley goes in-depth with fan favorite Alan Belcher in this edition of “The Fighting Life.”

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The UFC’s lightweight division is more crowded with talent than ever before, which should make 2012 quite an interesting year to sort things out at the top.

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Former UFC fighter Brian Foster has a spot in Bellator’s Season 6 welterweight tournament and says that he plans on letting people know he isn’t going anwywhere.

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With his 12-second knockout of Jon Fitch in December, Johny Hendricks instantly jumped to the next level. Now he wants to take one more step against Josh Koscheck. Hendricks talked to HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley last month in Omaha about the Koscheck fight, the Fitch fight and the evolution of the welterweight division.

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Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez told HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley after Saturday’s card in Ohio that Pat Healy, not Josh Thomson, might be the best bet to face him next.

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With back-to-back shows from the UFC and Strikeforce in the books after the weekend, HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley looks back at both in the Monday Water Cooler.

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Miesha Tate is an underdog in her first Strikeforce bantamweight title defense. But no matter – she fights best under pressure, she says, and plans to prove it to Ronda Rousey.

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Ronda Rousey tells HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley that if she was a guy, no one would think twice about her confidence. But against Miesha Tate in tonight’s Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title fight, she’s prepared for a five-round war.

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Strikeforce lightweight K.J. Noons is ready to put on a Fight of the Night-worthy performance against Josh Thomsin in the co-main event Saturday in Ohio.

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It’s been more than a year since Josh Thomson’s last fight. But he says he’s more than ready for Saturday’s Strikeforce return against K.J. Noons.

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With his weight-cutting struggles behind him thanks to the help of Mike Dolce, former top welterweight contender Thiago Alves says he is happy, rejuvenated and ready for Martin Kampmann in the Friday main event of UFC on FX in Sydney.

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