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Paige VanZant undergoing physical therapy for spinal injury, fight with Kailin Curran in the balance
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC strawweight fighter Paige VanZant revealed that she is undergoing intensive physica therapy for a spinal injury and uncertain whether she will be able to fight come Oct. 4.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Barnett open to Jared Rosholt's challenge, but in no rush to fight
(mmafighting.com)
Josh Barnett had an answer on Monday for Jared Rosholt, the UFC heavyweight fighter who recently called Barnett out over Twitter.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator eyeing Paul Daley vs. Melvin Manhoef for November
(mmafighting.com)
If all goes well, two of Bellator's newest signed sluggers are going to square off against each other later this year.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant targeting fall return
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant, whose title hopes were delayed when he suffered a concussion during a 2013 training session, could return to the cage as soon as this fall.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Carrizosa vs. Chris Wade opener is late addition to UFC 177 card
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 177, a fight card ravaged by injuries, has a new bout with a pair of UFC newcomers, who will kick off the event.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rodolfo Vieira considers future move to MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
The BJJ ace said that he is having his "ass kicked" in the process of learning Muay Thai since he began to practice a month ago.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Pacheco replaces injured Letourneau at UFN 51
(mmafighting.com)
It’s a Brazilian battle inside the Octagon, as Jungle Fight 135-pound champion Larissa Pacheco makes her UFC debut in September.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 9:39PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Couture interested in Metamoris grappling contest against Fedor Emelianenko
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC champion Randy Couture revealed that he would be very interested in a grappling match-up against Fedor Emelianenko at Metamoris.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 9:23PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Coker: Mayhem to Bellator ‘worth a conversation’
(mmafighting.com)
In the two months since Scott Coker displaced Bjorn Rebney as the President of Bellator MMA, the former Strikeforce boss hasn't exactly been shy about reuniting with some acquaintances from his earlier days.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 6:59PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Anthony Johnson Wants Bader; Then Gustafsson
(ufc.com)
Anthony Johnson may be on course to fight Alexander Gustafsson, but he wants a shot at Ryan Bader first.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 6:56PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Eddie Alvarez still under contract with Bellator MMA, but 'lawyers are talking'
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez remains under contract with the promotion, but the lawyers for the formerly embattled pair are in talks about the fighter’s future, according to new Bellator President Scott Coker.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 5:20PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Shinsho Anzai replaces Sheldon Westcott at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 48
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 48 event in Macau has a late change to the fight card.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 5:19PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Beijing Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii Joins Card for Inaugural M-1 Challenge in China
(www.sherdog.com)
Japanese heavyweight Satoshi Ishii is set to return to the site of his 2008 Olympics judo gold medal conquest, this time as a mixed martial artist.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 3:21PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
In the wake of Jones Injury, Arlovski recounts his injury stemming from Overeem
(bjpenn.com)
“Well, I’m not big on telling tales out of school, but there is some truth to these words. Couple of days ago I sparred with Overeem and learned such outcome by my own experience. Usually sparring partners don’t try to inflict a real damage to each other. But Overeem at one moment kneed me really hard in the stomach. In a real fight I could have been KO’ed after that”.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 3:21PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Coker: Bellator moving to monthly events in 2015; Spike TV to remain focus
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, Bellator MMA is restructuring its format next year to focus on superfights and “tentpole” events rather than tournaments, the promotion’s new president, Scott Coker, today told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Phil Davis worried about Brazilian judges at UFC 179: ‘It’s not going to be a fair fight’
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC light-heavyweight competitor Phil Davis revealed that he is legitimately worried Glover Teixeira’s home-field advantage when they meet at UFC 179 in Brazil.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Jake Ellenberger and Matt Serra named UFC on FOX analysts
(mmamania.com)
The FOX Analyst roster keeps growing, showing that other sports like the NBA, NFL, and MLB need to take note on how to hire.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 3:16PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Copy of Christy Mack police report reveals new, disturbing details about bloody War Machine attack
(mmamania.com)
Ex-UFC Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Koppenhaver, now known as "War Machine," is scheduled to appear before California Superior Court on Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2014) to answer for charges filed in Las Vegas, Nevada, stemming from an alleged attack on porn star Christy Mack (see the graphic images here). And if some of the items listed in the official police report are true, he could have a lot to answer for.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 3:14PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Is Ryan Bader a gatekeeper, and is that really such a bad thing?
(mmajunkie.com)
The article highlights two points of view on the topic: Fowlkes: Danny, with his win over Ovince Saint Preux last night, it seems to me that Ryan Bader has become the very definition of a gatekeeper. The only people to beat him (aside from Tito Ortiz, who I still suspect might have been the beneficiary of a temporary gypsy curse) are those who are or have recently been champs (Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida), or those who end up fighting for a title on the strength of the win (Glover Teixeira). Everybody else hits the Bader wall and is swiftly repelled back down the rankings. And by swiftly I mean gradually, over the course of several rounds. Downes: I’m still not sold on the “not really an insult” part. When you tell a fighter they’re a gatekeeper, all they hear is you calling them mediocre. We know that’s not true, because Bader, Bisping, and others with that title can be in the top 10 in their division, but you’re never going to convince them of that. Fighters adopt a Ricky Bobby mentality: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 3:10PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Danny Castillo still feels overlooked, says UFC 177 co-headliner is breakout fight
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Danny Castillo is scheduled to make his 19th appearance under the Zuffa banner and his 11th fight in the UFC when he meets Tony Ferguson at UFC 177 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Despite the accolade, which puts Castillo in front of a hometown crowd, the 34-year-old fighter feels overlooked in his long MMA career.
Submitted Aug 18, 2014 3:06PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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