Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling senior David Cheza has been granted a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA and will be back in the starting lineup this upcoming season. Cheza lost one season to injury and also was redshirted his first year on campus. Discuss »
Wrestling espn.co.uk —  Rashad Evans has put himself forward as the next man to fight Anderson Silva, after watching the Brazilian beat Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. It seems the former 205lb champ would be happy to drop a weight class in order to use his athleticism and wrestling to test Silva. Discuss »
Wrestling prommanow.com —  Following the fights on UFC on FX 4 this past weekend, ProMMAnow.com reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore sat down with former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans for an in-depth discussion about his MMA beginnings and his future with the UFC. Discuss »
Wrestling espn.go.com —  With a win in his first fight since suffering a TKO loss to Frankie Edgar in October 2011, Maynard turned his attention to a possible fourth showdown with the former 155-pound champion. "I want that belt," Maynard said. "I want Frankie Edgar, if he takes care of business with [Benson] Henderson." "I think there should be a fourth fight." Discuss »
Wrestling espn.go.com —  Learn a lesson from Gray Maynard. The 33-year-old lightweight contender felt "stagnant" and "boxed in." He also wasn't living in a place he or his fiancee wanted to call home. So he did what many people often discuss but rarely do: he took action. Discuss »
Wrestling usatoday.com —  Ask Gray Maynard and Clay Guida, and they'll say there's plenty at stake in their UFC headliner on Friday. But this week, the focus took an odd turn. Instead of where the winner will fall in the lightweight title picture, the new talking point became mixed martial arts' most famous hair. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling head coach Tom Minkel announced the 2012-13 wrestling schedule on Wednesday, June 20. The Big Ten is widely regarded as the toughest wrestling conference and MSU will face seven Big Ten opponents that finished last season ranked in the Top 25. Discuss »
Wrestling mmamania.com —  Gray Maynard recounts a tale of a drunk male stranger walking into his room that he shared with Rashad Evans at Michigan State and crawling into bed with him. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team was recognized by the NCAA with the Public Recognition Award for academic excellence. The award is based on the most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate and teams in the top 10 percent in each sport earn awards. Discuss »
Wrestling mmamania.com —  "I would like to Avenge my loss to Jones one day, but also to Machida. Last time he got me pretty good, and all those Internet pictures of me getting knocked out all over the internet." Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State wrestling head coach Tom Minkel has announced the additions of Travis Curley (Dewitt, Mich./St. Johns High School), Hermilo Esquivel (Orland, Calif./Orland High School), Josh Heinzer (Lake Stevens, Wash./Iowa Central Community College) and Garth Yenter (California, Ky./Campbell County) to the Spartan wrestling program beginning in the 2012-13 season. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Former Michigan State wrestler and four-time collegiate All-American Nick Simmons finished second at the Olympic Trials in the 55 kg/121 pounds freestyle division on Sunday. Simmons defeated 2008 Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo in the semi-finals before losing to Sam Hazewinkel in the championship match.

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Wrestling freep.com —  Cejudo, the freestyle champion in Beijing four years ago at 55 kilograms, fell to top-seeded Nick Simmons out of Michigan State, 3-0, 5-9, 5-2. Discuss »
Wrestling usatoday.com —  Jon Jones kept his light-heavyweight title belt by keeping Rashad Evans at the end of his strikes at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's show early Sunday. Jones earned a unanimous decision against Evans in the main event of UFC 145 in Atlanta. Two judges scored the fight 49-46. One had it 50-45, giving every round to the champion.







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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Junior Steve Andrus placed second at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 120 kg/264.5 pounds Greco-Roman division on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena after being selected as a wildcard. Andrus was impressive and notched multiple upsets in the challenge bracket, going 3-0, but fell to 2008 Olympian Dremiel Byers of the U.S. Army in the championship match. Discuss »
Wrestling freep.com —  It's been a relatively long and at times difficult wait for the diehard UFC fans since the last proper pay-per-view fight card, UFC 144 in Japan in late February. But that's nothing compared to what former Michigan State wrestler Rashad Evans, 32, has gone through, a 14-month-plus month wait for the chance to settle a seemingly never-ending score with former training partner and current champ Jon Jones. Injuries to both men had derailed the fight, but the hype surrounding their feud seemed to grow with each passing month. Discuss »
Wrestling sportsillustrated.cnn.com —  All fights have storylines. The best ones have elevator pitches. When Jon Jones defends his UFC light heavyweight title Saturday against Rashad Evans, it will mark the first time in organization history that former teammates under the same trainer have fought one another for a championship. It's the type of internecine plotline -- meaty enough for connoisseurs but accessible to newcomers -- that surely has Dana White blinking dollar signs. Discuss »
Wrestling usatoday.com —  The rift between former teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans fuels the Ultimate Fighting Championship's latest storyline, but the quality of the bout itself might come down to their familiarity. "He already knows what Jon does," says one of Evans' main coaches, Mike Van Arsdale. "He's familiar with Jon. Anytime you see teammates fighting, it's way better than a normal fight. … Some of your best fights are in the practice room in MMA." Discuss »
Wrestling lfpress.com —  If you’ve been following MMA the last couple years, you already know the story of Jon Jones and Rashad Evans. Former training partners turned rivals, the two have been destined to fight since Jones took the UFC light-heavyweight championship from Mauricio (Shogun) Rua while subbing in for an injured Evans two years ago. Evans then left Jackson’s MMA and formed his own camp, the Blackzilians, in south Florida.

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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The 2011-12 Michigan State wrestling season didn't go as planned for head coach Tom Minkel, his staff and the 31 wrestlers on the roster. Multiple injuries throughout the season and young wrestlers in the lineup cost Michigan State in the Big Ten, the toughest wrestling conference in the county. Discuss »