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Tim Sylvia retires
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim "The Maineiac" Sylvia was scheduled to fight tonight at Reality Fighting 53, but was not medically cleared to fight. While the reason was not provided, Sylvia announced at the event that there was an issue with his MRI, and he was retiring.
Dana White: Hector Lombard Should Have Tried Harder to Finish Josh Burkman
Dana White: Hector Lombard Should Have Tried Harder to Finish Josh Burkman.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:14PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jones: I would fight Velasquez in a heartbeat
While there are still challenges remaining at 205 pounds, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says a match with heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is something he'd welcome.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:13PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jones explains 'suck it' gesture shown to Cormier
Jon Jones ended things on a sour note with Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 and at the post-fight press conference, he explained why.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:11PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Donald Cerrone talks 'f**k you' leg kicks vs. Jury
Donald Cerrone said his vicious leg kicks to a grounded Myles Jury at UFC 182 were out of anger and frustration.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:10PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lombard calls for MacDonald top contender fight
Hector Lombard may not have had the prettiest performance of his career against Josh Burkman at UFC 182, but he still came away with a win. And now he wants his chance at the title.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:09PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC champ Jon Jones not moved by Daniel Cormier's tears
LAS VEGAS – Immediately after his eighth title defense, UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) showed no signs of warming to rival Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC).
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:07PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
ESPN anchor & MMA fan Scott passes
Best known as the man who gave us "boo ya!", the ESPN anchor was also a committed practitioner of mixed martial arts and used the sport to power his fight against cancer which he lost this weekend.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:03PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
White: UFC 182 PPV buys to blow past 750k estimate despite low gate and attendance
Dana White says UFC 182 PPV numbers were much higher than their predicted 750,000 buys.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:00PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Abandons Out-of-Competition Drug Testing, Hands Duty to Commissions
UFC Abandons Out-of-Competition Drug Testing, Hands Duty to Commissions.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:53AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gustafsson reacts to Jones' win, pulls a 'GSP'
Alexander Gustafsson pulled a 'GSP' moments after Jon Jones' win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 182.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:49AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pettis vs dos Anjos set for UFC 185
Anthony Pettis makes a quick turnaround to face Rafael dos Anjos in March at UFC 185.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:47AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 182 bonuses: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier bank an extra $50,000 each
The dust has barely settled on UFC 182: "Jones vs. Cormier" from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, which means it's time to honor those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights last night (Jan. 3, 2015). Performance of the Night -- Paul Felder Performance of the Night -- Shawn Jordan Fight of the Night -- Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:31AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Pass adds libraries from HOOKnSHOOT, Pancrase, KOTC, TKO, more
LAS VEGAS – UFC Fight Pass will soon feature more than 13,000 MMA fights for on-demand viewing. The UFC’s digital streaming service has obtained the rights to the fight libraries of Cage Rage, Extreme Challenge MMA, HOOKnSHOOT, KOTC, Pancrase, TKO, UCMMA and XFO. UFC officials today announced the acquisition of the libraries, which will be available on UFC Fight Pass servers throughout 2015. “When we launched UFC Fight Pass one year ago, we said that it would keep getting better and better and would offer fight fans unrivaled value for their money,” UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik stated. “We believe we’ve delivered on that promise yet again with this exciting announcement that these major fight libraries will be coming to Fight Pass.” The additional libraries will provide content from around the globe. They include British-based promotions Cage Rage and UCMMA, Canada’s TKO, Japan’s Pancrase and U.S. promotions Extreme Challenge, HOOKnSHOOT, KOTC and XFO.
Submitted Jan 3, 2015 6:44PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Sylvia Denied Medical Clearance To Compete At Reality Fighting Event
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia was supposed to headline tonight’s Reality Fighting card at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. However, Sylvia has been denied medical clearance by the Mohegan Athletic Unit, and as a result, his bout against Juliano Coutinho will not take place as scheduled. “Tim Sylvia’s fight tonight (Saturday) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut has been canceled,” Monte Cox, Sylvia’s manager, wrote on Facebook. “The Mohegan Commission did not give him medical clearance to compete.”
Submitted Jan 3, 2015 4:19PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Strikeforce vet Louis Taylor steps in to face Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night in Boston
Uriah Hall has a new opponent for the UFC's big card in Boston. Louis Taylor will step in for the injured Costas Philippou to face Hall at UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver on Jan. 18, a source told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Jan 3, 2015 12:11PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: Pay-per-view isn't dead
The UFC suffered a dramatic downturn in pay-per-view buys in 2014. The WWE suffered a PPV collapse, with the number of subscribers to their subscription online TV network not nearly compensating for the lost revenue. Many have said that PPV is dead for MMA, but ahead of UFC 182, UFC president Dana White expressed confidence, and offered a rare prediction.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 9:09PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
'Diablita' retired from combat sports but suffering cognitive symptoms
In a recent profile on AXS.com by Eric Holden titled "Michele Gutierrez feeling long-term effects of MMA fighting" the fighter talks about health issues she is having that could be traced to head trauma from combat sports. The only figure from MMA with a publicly confirmed diagnosis for CTE is Gary Goodridge, and he explicitly attributes it to the damage he took in kickboxing.
Tim Sylvia Weights in at Career High for Reality Fighting
I don't have a link, but word from weigh-ins for Reality Fighting at Mohegan Sun is that Tim Sylvia has weighed in at a career high of 371lbs for his main event bout against Juliano "Banana" Cuitanho. For your viewing pleasure, here is a list of pivotal Tim Sylvia weigh-ins throughout the last few years: UFC 61 2006: 258lbs Affliction 2008: 263lbs Moosin 2010: 305lbs Titan 16 2011: 311lbs One FC 2013: 271lbs Reality Fighting 2014: 371lbs He's gained 100lbs this year and is actually up 20lbs from his last training camp; a fight with UFC veteran Christian Morecraft that Morecraft pulled out of at last minute.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 7:10PM by Svartorm - 20 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
White: Conor McGregor to face Jose Aldo for title if he wins in Boston
The biggest featherweight title fight in history will go down later this year if Conor McGregor gets past Dennis Siver on Jan. 18 in Boston. UFC president Dana White confirmed Thursday that McGregor will meet featherweight champion Jose Aldo next if he wins his fifth straight fight since joining the UFC.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 5:56PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
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