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Long Island's Aljamain Sterling signs with UFC
Uniondale's Aljamain Sterling now has a contract with the UFC and will fight Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in Las Vegas on Feb. 22. The fight was agreed to by both participants, but the bout agreements had not yet been signed and received, a UFC official said Tuesday night.
White won't say if UFC 169's Overeem vs. Mir is loser-leaves-town fight
It certainly would appear that the loser of a heavyweight bout between ex-champions Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir at UFC 169 can’t fall much further in their respective octagon careers.
Duke Roufus details split with UFC bantamweight Chico Camus
When UFC bantamweight Chico Camus stepped in the cage at UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago this past Saturday night, he did so without his friends at Milwaukee’s Roufusport gym behind him.
Frank Mir receives TRT exemption for UFC 169 fight with Alistair Overeem
Frank Mir has been granted a therapeutic-use exemption for testosterone-replacement therapy for his fight with Alistair Overeem this Saturday at UFC 169.
Retired UFC fighter Chris Leben says he was spending all the money he was making on 'illegal drugs'
Chris Leben fought his last UFC bout at UFC 168, sounds like it might have been none too soon.
With UFC 169 win, UFC president likes Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis
UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo‘s weight cut might be considerably easier next time out if he’s successful this weekend at UFC 169. UFC President Dana White on Monday told reporters he thinks Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who meets Ricardo Lamas in Saturday’s pay-per-view headliner, should move up to 155 pounds to challenge Anthony Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) when the lightweight champ returns from an injury layoff. “The timing has to be right,” White said. “If he defends his title this weekend, Pettis comes back, Pettis fights his fight, and then Aldo.”
Buentello vs. Dennis title fight, Brookins vs. Fuller top Legacy FC 29 card
Legacy FC has put together an intriguing card with some familiar names for its March 21 return to AXS TV. Legacy FC 29, which takes place at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Okla., features a light-heavyweight headliner between Paul Buentello (33-15) and Myron Dennis (9-2). The organization’s vacant title is on the line.
Pat Barry announces leave from MMA, release from UFC contract
After long discussions with our client Pat Barry over the recent weeks, he has come to the decision that he will be taking an indefinite leave from competing in MMA. The UFC and Zuffa have been very gracious in releasing him from his contract and Pat is very grateful for everything they have done for him and his career. “Over the past few fights I’ve just had this sinking feeling in my stomach whenever I have stepped into the Octagon and I realize, I DONT WANT TO WRESTLE. Not saying I will never do MMA again, but right now I just want to hit people. MMA and the UFC have been great to me and I will always support the company and the sport. I want to thank all my fans, sponsors and haters for being with me on this journey and I look forward to what future holds.” – HD! “Pat and I have talked about this for a while now and with recent changes in the landscape of combat sports, he wants to explore some options and try to get back to his roots. He’s going to take a little time to clear his head and then we will explore our options. We will keep you posted on things as they develop.” – Brian Butler
Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino in talks for multiple title fights, still eyes Ronda Rousey
Former Strikeforce champion and current Invicta FC featherweight titleholder Cristiane Justino could have a busy year coming up.
Trainer: Sergio Pettis to use UFC bonus money toward surgery
UFC bantamweight Sergio Pettis suffered the first loss of his professional career at UFC on FOX 10 on Saturday night, and according to his coach, Duke Roufus, Pettis “didn’t take it well.”
Glory 14 Zagreb fight card announced: Andy Ristie returns, MW tournament, plus Cro Cop vs Bonjasky
Glory 14 Zagreb is back on Spike TV on Saturday, March 8. Here, get the full fight card, featuring Mirko Cro Cop vs. Remy Bonjasky, the return of Andy Ristie, plus a new Middleweight tournament.
Bryan Caraway forced off UFC 170 card due to injury
An injury has forced bantamweight Bryan Caraway (18-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) off this month’s UFC 170 card, the UFC today announced. His scheduled opponent, Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), now awaits a new opponent. UFC 170 takes place Feb. 22 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The fight is currently slated for the FOX Sports 1 prelims.
Justin Scoggins replaces Darrell Montague at UFC 171 in Dallas
Undefeated Justin Scoggins (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has replaced injured flyweight Darrell Montague (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at March’s UFC 171 event. Scoggins now will fight Montague’s originally scheduled opponent, Will Campuzano (13-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC), at the event, the UFC today announced. UFC 171 takes place March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. It’s not clear where Scoggins vs. Campuzano will be placed on the lineup.
McGregor eyes July return against top ten opponent
On the road to a full recovery, Irish MMA star Conor McGregor caught up with PETER CARROLL to talk about his rehabilitation, coming home to Dublin and fame. The Irishman also revealed the key role he is playing in the UFC’s selection of a date for their Dublin card, what type of opponent he wants to face on his return and which Irish fighters he believes deserve an opportunity on the world’s biggest MMA stage.
3 Title Fights Slated for MFC 40 ‘Crowned Kings’ on May 9 in Edmonton
Three Maximum Fighting Championship titles will be up for grabs May 9 when the Canadian promotion hosts MFC 40 “Crowned Kings” at Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Mir not retiring regardless of UFC 169 outcome
Frank Mir is trying to avoid a four-fight losing streak this weekend against Alistair Overeem, but don't expect him to retire after UFC 169.
The UFC is Headed to Mexico… As Soon As Cain Velasquez is Ready
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is headed to Mexico... just as soon as UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is ready.
Dana White: “We’re Going Back to Abu Dhabi This Year” and Other Plans for Global Domination
UFC president Dana White says the Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to return to Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2010 later this year.
UFC Fight Night 37 lineup set for UFC FIght Pass, Akhmedov-Nelson opens main card
The official lineup for the UFC’s March return to England is set, and Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Ilir Latifi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will headline a six-fight preliminary card while Omari Akhmedov (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Gunnar Nelson (11-0-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) opens a four-fight main card.
Tito Ortiz Charged with Two Counts of DUI Stemming From Jan. 6 Car Crash and Arrest
Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator MMA fighter Tito Ortiz was in court on Monday where he was officially charged with two counts of DUI.
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