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Brad Pickett: Dan Hardy profiles 'One Punch' ahead of his bout against Chico Camus

British UFC welterweight and UFC commentator, Dan Hardy, takes an in-depth look at the career of Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett as the trilby wearing Londoner prepares for his flyweight bout against Chico ‘The King’ Camus this weekend.

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French freerunner will never stop, despite entering 40s

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British UFC welterweight and UFC commentator, Dan Hardy, provides some insight in to promising British middleweight, Luke Barnatt, ahead of his appearance inside the Octagon in Austin this weekend

Michael Sam named GQ's Man of the Year 2014: NFL's first openly gay player honoured

The athlete is yet to play an on-season game following his axing from the St Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year

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Inside Lines: Frank Warren gets his ears boxed... again

You won’t catch Frank Warren wearing one of those dodgy T-shirts proclaiming: “This is what a feminist looks like.” Indeed, the British boxing promoter has raised hackles by declaring that women boxers “don’t float my boat” and that he prefers not to watch or promote ladies who punch.

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In the second of four profiles on British fighters in action this month, UFC Welterweight and UFC commentator Dan Hardy, takes a closer look at the career to date of Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping ahead of his main event grudge match with Luke Rockhold this weekend

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In the month that four British fighters are due to step in to the Octagon, British UFC welterweight and UFC commentator, Dan Hardy, provides his thoughts on each, starting with Ross Pearson who’s in action in the co-main event in Sydney this weekend…

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