NSAC delays Francisco Rivera appeal until February
UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera will have to wait at least one more month before he finds out whether the Nevada State Athletic Commission will overturn his December loss to Urijah Faber.
NSAC officials today declined to hear Rivera’s argument until the could more clearly establish jurisdiction in the matter based on recommendations from the Nevada Attorney General’s office.
Additionally, the commission members recommended both Faber and referee Mario Yamasaki, who oversaw the contest, be asked to appear at the rescheduled hearing.
Rivera (10-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) was submitted by Faber (32-7 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in the second round of their UFC 181 content after he was clearly poked in the eye, which is a foul under the commission’s rules. Yamasaki did not catch the infraction despite verbal and physical cues from Rivera that he was fouled, so the bout was not stopped and Faber applied a bulldog choke.
T.J. Dillashaw wants fellow UFC champ Aldo if McGregor can't beat Siver
A combination of circumstances is pushing UFC bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw to propose a featherweight title shot against champ Jose Aldo.
“Now would be the time, because I don’t have anyone to fight,” he told MMAjunkie Radio.
Very recently, the list of viable contenders for Dillashaw (11-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) has dwindled when former champ Dominick Cruz (20-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) suffered another ACL injury and top bantamweight Rafael Assuncao (23-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) suffered a broken ankle that will take him out of fighting for the next few months.
Ireland's Paul Redmond signs for the UFC, meets Mirsad Bektic in Sweden on Jan 24th
If the signing of Joseph Duffy by the UFC on Wednesday wasn't enough, then there has been another huge development for Irish MMA as the UFC have announced that submission specialist Paul Redmond has signed and will step in to replace Alan Omer against Mirsad Bektic at UFC on Fox 14 in Sweden later this month in the first outing of a 4-fight deal. Severe MMA first broke the news earlier this afternoon.