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For Arjan Bhullar, combat sports are not so much of a decision as they are life itself, breathed into him through the winds of the past. There’s no alternative when your family has its own akhara, a wrestling dojo. When your first steps are on its mats, when you grow up in a household packed with more than 20 people, when your dad is a decorated wrestler, when your warrior roots go back thousands of miles and hundreds of years, it becomes a part of you—an indispensable piece of your being, same as an organ.

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The ghosts of Gila River Arena still roar to life for Justin Gaethje, memories alive and well and as vibrant as the desert sun.

The venue located deep in the heart of Glendale, Ariz., which will play host to UFC on FOX 29 on April 14, went by a different name when Gaethje first strode through its halls in 2004. Back then, when Gaethje first learned what it meant for champions to struggle and overcome and strive for greatness on the grandest stage, the building went by a simpler name:

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Michael Chandler is still next in line for a shot at Brent Primus’ lightweight title.

In the main event of Bellator 197 in St. Charles, Miss., Chandler was supposed to rematch Primus for the belt he lost due to injury at Bellator NYC. It was not to be though as Primus was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury and longtime Bellator veteran Brandon Girtz. stepped up on a month’s notice to take the fight. Unfortunately for Girtz,

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When Yoel Romero knocked Luke Rockhold out at UFC 221, it threw the former middleweight champion’s career into disarray. Having being brutally knocked out in two of his last three fights since winning the belt, in almost identical fashion no less, the question became, “Where does Rockhold go from here?” For a brief moment it appeared that Rockhold may be heading for a rubber match with the man who took the 185-pound belt from him, Michael Bisping, but now it appears that Rockhold has his sights set a little higher.

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