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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.
Submitted Jan 13, 2015 12:36AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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.
Submitted Jan 13, 2015 12:34AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Brown: I don't deserve anything less than a top-10 opponent in my next UFC fight
After losing out on a chance to face Tarec Saffiedine, "Immortal" isn't willing to face just any opponent for his next outing.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 6:24PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diaz Enlists Secret Weapon For 'Spider' Fight
GLORY/Bellator middleweight Joe Schilling will be bringing in GLORY 185-pound champion Artem Levin to spar with Nick Diaz ahead of his UFC 183 main event showdown against Anderson Silva on Jan. 31.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 6:23PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva feared an addiction to pain pills after leg injury
Feeling a lot of pain because of his leg injury but afraid to become addicted to the pills, "The Spider" reported that he felt urgency to substitute his medicine for ice therapy.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 6:19PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Officials scratch tentative UFC Fight Night event planned for March 7
A UFC Fight Night event tentatively planned for March 7 that was intended to stream on UFC Fight Pass is no longer taking place.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 6:16PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Robbie Lawler vs. Nick Diaz II? UFC president would 'love to see it'
Add UFC President Dana White to the list of people interested in a rematch between Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 6:14PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Referee, judging assignments set for UFC 183's Silva vs. Diaz superfight
LAS VEGAS – The referee and judging assignments are set for this month’s UFC 183-headlining superfight.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 6:13PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jake Shields says failed 2012 UFC drug test due to diuretic
Jake Shields today admitted to taking a banned diuretic supplied by a friend prior to UFC 150.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 6:12PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ron Stallings steps up to face Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night in Boston
Following the loss of two separate fighters in the past few weeks due to injury, Uriah Hall finally has an opponent for this weekend's UFC Fight Night card in Boston as Strikeforce veteran Ron Stallings has been tapped as a replacement.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 2:15PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, UFC
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.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vadim: M-1 to start subscription service
M-1 Global founder Vadim Finkelchtein discusses the promotion’s plans over the coming years.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Schaub: I'd send Lesnar back to fake wrestling
Brendan Schaub speaks about a potential UFC return of Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Paul Redmond replaces Alan Omer at UFC on FOX 14 in Stockholm
Irish featherweight Paul Redmond has signed with the UFC and will make his promotional debut next week at UFC on FOX 14.
Submitted Jan 12, 2015 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Louis Taylor out of fight with Uriah "Primetime" Hall next weekend due to back injury. The UFC has released him.
Uriah Hall has been left without an opponent. Again. Louis Taylor has injured his back and will have to pull out of his fight with Hall at UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver on Jan. 18 in Boston, UFC officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Sunday. The news was initially broken by Karyn Bryant of FOX Sports.
Submitted Jan 11, 2015 5:21PM by jjeans - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Browne: Dos Santos fight makes sense, wants Werdum
The Jon Jones drug testing situation is a complete mess, but there are lessons to be learned from it. Here are ten of them.
Submitted Jan 11, 2015 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roland Delorme announces his release from the UFC
Canada's Roland Delorme has been cut by the UFC after three straight losses.
Submitted Jan 11, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF 17 prelims get five additions to next week's lineup in Las Vegas
With the addition of five preliminary-card fights, next week’s WSOF 17 card appears to be complete.
Submitted Jan 11, 2015 11:16AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational Results
Keenan triangles Dean Lister; Garry Tonon engages in a scramblefest with Marcin Held and comes out with a heelhook; Michelle Nicolini toeholds Angelica Galvao and more. Find a short post-mortem of the Polaris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational here.
Submitted Jan 11, 2015 2:23AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Former UFC 155 champ Benson Henderson pumps brakes on planned welterweight move
Despite previous statements to the contrary, former UFC champ Benson Henderson won’t abandon the lightweight division after his UFC Fight Night 59 showdown with Donald Cerrone.
Submitted Jan 11, 2015 2:19AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
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