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Georges St. Pierre 'very disappointed' by lack of UFC support
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre critical of UFC after perceived 'lack of support' on drug testing.
Rousimar Palhares camp denies malice, says loss of bonus is enough punishment
BARUERI, Brazil – Rousimar Palhares' manager, Alex Davis, doesn't believe his client has ever intentionally injured another human being. That said, he is expecting further sanctions following Palhares' controversial win over Mike Pierce, and he admits the powerful submission ace needs to adjust his approach to fighting.
Dong Hyun Kim calls KO of Erick Silva 'luck,' apologizes for fence grab
BARUERI, Brazil – Don't think Korean welterweight Dong Hyun Kim planned to stop Erick Silva in the way he did at UFC Fight Night 29. The out-of-nowhere knockout he earned came by surprise.
Despite late fight scratch, Hacran Dias awarded 'show' money
BARUERI, Brazil – While Rousimar Palhares is likely complaining about the $50,00 he didn't receive at UFC Fight Night 29, at least one fighter is probably at least moderately happy about the money he did.
Fabio Maldonado calls out Chael Sonnen, James Te Huna after UFC Fight Night 29
BARUERI, Brazil – Although a knee injury hampered his training for a fight against Joey Beltran at UFC Fight Night 29, Fabio Maldonado was in good spirits following a split call. Good enough spirits, that is, to make a few requests about his next bout. And Maldonado thought none other than Chael Sonnen would make a good opponent for his next UFC appearance.
Nicholas Musoke meets Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester
UFC newcomer and Swedish middleweight Nicholas Musoke has replaced injured Magnus Cedenblad and now meets Alessio Sakara later this month at UFC Fight Night 30.
Thiago Silva reflects on his performance and his weight cut
"I think it was a bad fight, I had a bad weight cut which was my own fault. I disappointed the UFC, but I’ll make up for it. I had many chances to knock him out, but I gassed out. It was a bad fight even though I won. He takes punches well, but I feel I could have finished it and just didn’t have the energy. I am not pleased at all," Silva said after the fight.
Mike Pierce's trainer says Brazilian commission will review stoppage after Rousimar Palhares submission
Following the controversial end to their fight, Mike Pierce's trainer claims that the CABMMA will review the submission stoppage to determine if Palhares acted out of line as he held the heel hook.
UFC Fight Night 29 bonuses: Palhares snubbed for sub award
Dong Hyun Kim,Raphael Assuncao and T.J. Dillashaw each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 29 event. But Rousimar Palhares watched $50,000 walk away "due to unsportsmanlike conduct."
Mitch Gagnon vs. Alex Caceres joins UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
An intriguing bantamweight bout is headed down under as Mitch Gagnon and Alex Caceres have agreed to fight in December.
UFC European Tour launches in March, London plays host
The UFC's overseas shows will have a little more consistency following the organization's announcement of the UFC European Tour, which is scheduled to launch in early 2014.
Bellator 105 set with lightweight semis of Awad-Brooks, Tirloni-Sarnavskiy
The fight card is set for Bellator 105, and the Season 9 lightweight tournament semifinals co-headline the Oct. 25 show. The events takes place at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., and the main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike TV.
THQ sues Zuffa LLC and EA over UFC video game
With the release of EA's new UFC video game only months away, THQ has sued both companies for suspected under handed dealings in negotiations.
UFC Fight Night 29 Weigh Ins
Main Event: 170 lbs.: Demian Maia (171) vs. Jake Shields (171) FOX Sports 1 Main Card (7 p.m. ET): 170 lbs.: Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs. Erick Silva (170) 205 lbs.: Matt Hamill (205) vs. Thiago Silva (208)* 205 lbs.: Joey Beltran (205) vs. Fabio Maldonado (204) 170 lbs.: Mike Pierce (171) vs. Rousimar Palhares (171) 135 lbs.: T.J. Dillashaw (136) vs. Raphael Assuncao (135) FOX Sports 1 Prelims (5 p.m. ET): 170 lbs.: Ildemar Alcantara (171) vs. Igor Araujo (171) 170 lbs.: Yan Cabral (170) vs. David Mitchell (171) 125 lbs.: Chris Cariaso (125) vs. Iliarde Santos (126) 155 lbs.: Allan Patrick (155) vs. Garett Whiteley (156)
Stefan Struve's heart condition improves, still determined to return to UFC
In August, news broke that UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve had been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. Initially, there was some fear that the condition might prematurely end the 25-year-old's promising MMA career. After a brief stint in the hospital, Struve's doctors suggested he take medication for two months and then visit with them again in early October to decide the next course of action. Struve met with his doctors last Wednesday. His manager Lex McMahon has since provided MMAFighting.com with a promising update on Struve's condition: "Stefan Struve recently had a follow-up visit with his doctors to determine the efficacy of the treatment protocol he had been prescribed. During his visit, the doctors informed Stefan that the leakage back into his heart has been greatly reduced.
Paul "Semtex" Daley Returns at BAMMA 14
Ariel Helwani broke the news earlier that Paul "Semtex" Daley will return at BAMMA 14 in Birmingham, UK to face Blackzillian Romario Manoel "Junior Killer" da Silva.
Submitted Oct 8, 2013 6:01PM by snakeplissken - 2 comments
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Julie Kedzie meets Aleksandra Albu at UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
The UFC's fifth trip to Australia will boast its first women's fight Down Under, though it's an unusual pairing. Bantamweights Julie Kedzie and Aleksandra Albu will meet at UFC Fight Night 33.
Tom Niinimaki vs. Rani Yahya featherweight fight headed to TUF 18 Finale
Another UFC newcomer has found his way onto the promotion's TUF 18 Finale in November. Tom Niinimaki, of Finland, has signed with the promotion and will meet Rani Yahya on the card.
Newcomers Alex Garcia, Andreas Stahl set to meet at UFC Fight Night 33
A pair of UFC newcomers from Sweden and Canada will make their promotional debuts in Australia. Andreas Stahl will meet Alex Garcia in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 33 in December.
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir Ponders Retirement Ahead Of Alistair Overeem Fight
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is usually too cocksure to even publicly consider a fight not going his way but on Monday he broached the topic of the big ‘R’ – Retirement. Mir has lost three straight fights and is next scheduled to fight Alistair Overeem at UFC 169 in February on Super Bowl weekend.
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