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In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Thursday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”

Check out the video above to get caught up on the latest news. And if you’d like to read more, check out the following coverage:

  • Tensions rise in Las Vegas hotel after Cody Garbrandt clashes with Thomas Almeida corner
  • UFC 200’s Frankie Edgar: Jose Aldo ‘delusional,’ trying to make up for lack of confidence
  • Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger added to UFC 201
  • UFC 201 adds Michael Graves vs. Bojan Velickovic, Damian Grabowski vs. Anthony Hamilton
  • ‘Kid’ Yamamoto scratched from UFC Fight Night 89; Joe Soto now meets Chris Beal
  • Former Bellator matchmaker sues for wrongful termination
  • Is this the room for an argument? UFC 199’s Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold get the promotion party started
  • Champ Dominick Cruz promises to ‘put a clinic’ on Urijah Faber in UFC 199 trilogy bout
  • UFC 199’s Urijah Faber vows not to become first 0-4 UFC title fight competitor

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In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Tuesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”

Check out the video above to get caught up on the latest news. And if you’d like to read more, check out the following coverage:

  • B.J. Penn off UFC 199 card due to USADA violation
  • B.J. Penn after suspension: ‘I had no idea that IV use was banned 365 days a year’
  • On B.J. Penn, USADA, and lumping the guilty in with the careless
  • Francisco Rivera and Erik Perez set for UFC 201 showdown
  • Bantamweights Felipe Arantes, Jerrod Sanders booked for UFC Fight Night 90 bout in Las Vegas
  • Urijah Faber expects Paige VanZant to return to UFC after ‘Dancing With The Stars’
  • UFC strawweight Paige VanZant goes after ‘Dancing with the Stars’ crown tonight
  • Conor McGregor poses for ESPN’s ‘The Body Issue’
  • If Conor McGregor won’t fight Floyd Mayweather, Aljamain Sterling happy to step in
  • UFC 199’s Hector Lombard says Dan Henderson dissed him at Team Quest
  • Justin Gaethje doesn’t think former Bellator champ Brooks will land big money contract he’s hoping for

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B.J. Penn was pulled from his comeback fight against Cole Miller — which was set to go down on June 4, 2016 at UFC 199 — after “The Prodigy” admitted to using an IV under a doctor’s supervision.

A big no-no under the new United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) guidelines.

Still, Penn maintains he was unaware of the fact the rule was applicable year-round. Nevertheless, he recently told KHON2 (via FOX Sports) that he is fully aware that his ignorance should not go unpunished. That said, he doesn’t plan on putting an end to his mixed martial arts (MMA) comeback after suffering yet another speed bump.

Or mandated suspension.

“I don’t think it should be too long, because, I mean, ignorance of the rule is no excuse, but if it has nothing to do with banned substances, we’re not doing anything with any performance enhancement, and I think they just gotta lay down the punishment for whatever they feel. It’s just got to be a speed bump, but I’ve went way too far to say I’m exhausted at this point. It’s amazing how my fights have just been getting pushed back. I guess this is just one more road bump, and I’m the best I’ve ever been. I’m doing great in the gym. I feel awesome. I don’t think Greg Jackson would let me quit at this point. It’s just amazing the way this all went down.”

This obstacle is just the latest for Penn, who not only had to deal with an unexpected switch in foes, but also had to face allegations of sexual assault, which briefly halted his return.

Penn has not competed since July of 2014 after suffering a a technical knockout loss to Frankie Edgar, his third defeat at the hands of “The Answer.”

But it sounds like Penn is determined to fulfill his comeback despite the many hurdles laid out on front of him. When he actually gets to finally step back inside the Octagon, remains to be seen.

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In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Thursday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”

Check out the video above to get caught up on the latest news. And if you’d like to read more, check out the following coverage:

  • UFC 199 replacement headliner Michael Bisping says he has 23 pounds to cut
  • Champ Luke Rockhold opens as more than 10-1 favorite over Michael Bisping at UFC 199
  • Shannon Knapp targets July 29 for Invicta FC 18, spot open for ‘Cyborg’
  • UFC vet Ian McCall: ‘Someone, please motivate me to get in shape and fight’
  • Maia hoped for UFC ‘change of mind’ with Woodley, will stay ready to fill in for title shot
  • Bellator teenager James Gallagher has been turning heads, including John Kavanagh’s, since 13


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In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Wednesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”

Check out the video above to get caught up on the latest news. And if you’d like to read more, check out the following coverage:

  • Michael Bisping steps in to fight champ Luke Rockhold at UFC 199
  • Demetrious Johnson to defend flyweight title against Wilson Reis at UFC 201
  • John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald set for UFC Fight Night 91 co-main event
  • Cris Justino vs. Germaine de Randamie reportedly targeted for UFC 201, though ‘Cyborg’ balks at rumors
  • ‘Cyborg’ Justino to UFC: No point trying to manipulate my fans, I’m fighting at 145
  • Bellator champ Rafael Carvalho, Melvin Manhoef agree to ‘kickboxing fight, but with MMA gloves’

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In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Thursday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”

Check out the video above to get caught up on the latest news. And if you’d like to read more, check out the following coverage:

  • Video: Has Michael Bisping finally earned his UFC title shot? He thinks so, and here’s why
  • UFC Fight Night 87’s Reza Madadi will test Joe Rogan theory against Yan Cabral
  • UFC Fight Night 87’s Magnus Cedenblad ‘disgusted,’ ’embarrassed’ and ‘ashamed’ by past performances
  • UFC Fight Night 87’s Stefan Struve at 280 pounds: ‘I’m not a kid any more’
  • Who ya got?!? Fellow fighters predict UFC’s Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski headliner

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In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Wednesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”

Check out the video above to get caught up on the latest news. And if you’d like to read more, check out the following coverage:

  • Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons, 25, dies after alleged hit-and-run accident in Florida
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley welterweight title fight targeted for UFC 201 in Atlanta
  • Eddie Wineland returns after a year, meets Frankie Saenz at UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago
  • Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko, Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira expected for UFC on FOX 20
  • Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez headed to UFC on FOX 20
  • Rapahel Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw rematch in the works for UFC 200
  • The Speed Bag: Did Dana White keep his fighter pay talk too real?
  • UFC Fight Night 87 pre-fight facts: Lots of heavy hitters on UFC’s debut in the Netherlands

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In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Monday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”

Check out the video above to get caught up on the latest news. And if you’d like to read more, check out the following coverage:

  • Andrei Arlovski’s primary motivation? Beat Overeem for putting Jackson-Wink MMA coaches on spot
  • Bellator’s ‘Kimbo Slice’ settles with Texas commission following failed steroid test
  • During Twitter fan chat, Conor McGregor predicts UFC 200 won’t reach 1.5 million PPV buys
  • With Chandler-Thomson scrapped, Bellator 154 adds Sergei Kharitonov vs. Josh Appelt
  • Sean Wheelock isn’t optimistic right now about collectively bargained UFC contracts

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A new video has surfaced that shows former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey getting in a little workout, seemingly in preparation for her upcoming Octagon return.

Rousey, who is expected to either fight Holly Holm in a rematch, or the Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes winner at UFC 200, is seen in the above video getting in a little workout at the beach.

Rousey last fought in November, losing her first professional MMA bout to Holly Holm via devastating head kick knockout.

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Sorry, Charlie.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was working on her balance during a recent sparring session, wading into the ocean to throw fins with any passing fish. And since “Rowdy” is a celebrity, a local creeper followed her to the beach and hit the REC button.

The results speak for themselves.

Rousey is currently working on her Octagon return, which may or may not happen at the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event later this year (more on that here). In the interim, the Olympian will continue to flourish outside the cage with new media deals like this one.

In between fits of grieving, of course.

While she’s gone, reigning women’s bantamweight titleholder Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes will collide at UFC 200 in July, with “Cupcake” putting her 135-pound strap on the line. Waiting in the wings is ex-queenpin Holly Holm, who may also be in the championship title hunt.

For more on Rousey’s UFC return click here.

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