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UFC veteran Mike Swick making the move back to middleweight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Long time UFC vet and former welterweight top contender Mike Swick is returning to the middleweight division following his recovery from a long illness.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 10:13PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 161 medical suspensions: Evans, Jimmo and Barry draw indefinite terms
(mmajunkie.com)
Ex-champ Rashad Evans rebounded in a big way at UFC 161, but he'll need medical clearance before he resumes his comeback.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 164 adds Brunson vs. Romero, Cedenblad vs. Hamman
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of middleweight matchups has been added to August's UFC 164 event, as Derek Brunson meets Yoel Romero and Magnus Cedeblad faces Jared Hamman.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 7:27PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kizer defends Mazzagatti following Fitch loss
(bloodyelbow.com)
After Dana White blasted Steve Mazzagatti as a "f*cking toolbox" for his handling of the end of Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman, NSAC director Keith Kizer defended the referee, stating that he did neither a good nor a bad job.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 7:26PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim reportedly targeted for UFC 164
(bloodyelbow.com)
It was expected that with UFC 164 in Milwaukee, the UFC matchmakers would try and get Milwaukee-based Roufusport fighters on the card. According to a report from German website Ground and Pound, Roufusport welterweight Pascal Krauss will fight South Korea's Hyun Gyu Lim on the August 31st PPV.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 5:21PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss: Vitor Belfort has been 'unjustly beat down for the TRT thing'
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White has come out against testosterone-replacement therapy and knows fighters are getting an unfair advantage with it. But he believes one user, middleweight contender Vitor Belfort, has gotten a bum rap.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 1:16PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans Open to Glover Teixeira Bout Following UFC 161 Win Over Dan Henderson
(sherdog.com)
Rashad Evans’ victory over Dan Henderson in the UFC 161 headliner did not come easily, but the former champion will take it nonetheless. Evans snatched a split decision from Henderson on Saturday night at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, overcoming a first-round knockdown to halt a two-fight skid and earn his first win since January 2012.
Submitted Jun 16, 2013 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Lamas still may fight at UFC 162, but will get show money if pulled
(mmajunkie.com)
WINNIPEG – Dana White appears to be sympathetic to Ricardo Lamas' plight of late. The UFC president on Saturday told MMAjunkie.com that Lamas will be paid his show money for UFC 162 even though he's not likely to remain on the card.
Submitted Jun 16, 2013 12:11PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Pettis wants T.J. Grant's UFC 164 slot against champ Benson Henderson
(mmajunkie.com)
Top UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant better hope Anthony Pettis doesn't get his wish.
Submitted Jun 16, 2013 12:08PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jordan, Krause, Stout take Fight Night bonuses
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White announced that Shawn Jordan took home $50,000 for KO of the Night and James Krause and Sam Stout won $50,000 each for Fight of the Night with Krause doubling his money with another $50,000 for Submission of the Night.
Submitted Jun 16, 2013 12:07PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch was ‘overconfident' in his submission defense against Josh Burkman
(mmamania.com)
Jon Fitch reflects on his submission loss to Josh Burkman at WSOF 3 on Friday night (June 14, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada. "I got a little overconfident with my choke defense and was going to try to slam him, but he locked it in too tight. Mistake on my part. I should have fought the choke right away." -- World Series of Fighting (WSOF) welterweight Jon Fitch immediately reacts to his 41-second submission loss to Josh Burkman (watch it here) in his post-fight interview at WSOF 3 on Friday night (June 14, 2013). In what the entire mixed martial arts (MMA) community considered a shocking upset, Fitch was choked completely unconscious by a guillotine choke from "The People's Warrior" and it resulted in his third loss in five fights. Fitch, who successfully defended 28 of 28 submission attempts in his tenure with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), got put to sleep with the first submission attempted on him in the WSOF cage. The 35-year-old blamed overconfidence in his submission defense as a reason why he lost the fight, and given his track record it's hard to blame him. Nevertheless, it was not the type of performance he was hoping for and it just proves a technical error
Submitted Jun 15, 2013 2:24PM by SmileR - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci added to UFC 165
(bloodyelbow.com)
lightweight addition has been made to UFC 165 in Toronto, as Myles Jury takes on Mike Ricci on the September 21st PPV event. Ariel Helwani reported the news last night for MMA Fighting. The card was made official on Thursday with a main event of Jon Jones' LHW title defense vs. Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jun 15, 2013 1:09PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Kelly jailed for supplying heroin
(liverpoolecho.co.uk)
A former UFC cage fighter was jailed after he was caught running a major heroin ring in Liverpool. West Derby ‘hard man’ Paul Kelly, 29, who earned up to £100,000 a year on the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight circuit, was labelled the “brains” of the drug gang which he set up with childhood best friend Christopher St John McGirr.
Submitted Jun 15, 2013 12:50PM by jay98107 - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
'Korean Zombie' replaces Anthony Pettis, meets champ Jose Aldo at UFC 163
(mmajunkie.com)
Straight from the Twitter of Dana White: "Pettis hurt his knee, Korean Zombie will now face Jose Aldo for the title on the Aug card in Rio Brazil."
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 1:46PM by Webbie - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White compares 'TUF 18' with Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate to Ortiz-Shamrock
(mmajunkie.com)
There's no rocket science necessary to realize there's no love lost between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate – it was easy to expect "TUF 18" fireworks. UFC President Dana White said those fireworks have already started.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 11:33AM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Title hopes may slip away for UFC 161's Evans-Henderson loser
(mmajunkie.com)
The end has to come sometime. Most athletes try to hold on as long as they can to avoid the inevitable. Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson might not be thinking retirement, but a loss for either at UFC 161 could mean a different end — the end of their title aspirations in the UFC.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 11:29AM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
White unsure of Cruz and Barao return dates, would advise Wineland to fight
(mmajunkie.com)
With the bantamweight title picture in major flux, UFC President Dana White said he's unsure just when his champion will be back – let alone his interim titleholder.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 11:25AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke to coach 'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia'
(mmajunkie.com)
Canadian middleweight Patrick Cote and Australian fighter Kyle Noke will serve as head coaches on a new international edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" called "TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia." UFC officials today announced the plan. The show, tentatively scheduled to debut in early 2014, will feature welterweight UFC hopefuls.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 10:39AM by DrivenDavies15 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Title shot for Roy Nelson with UFC 161 win over Miocic? Dana White says no
(mmajunkie.com)
WINNIPEG – Roy Nelson is in an interesting position on Saturday night, fighting in Canada for the first time. He's on the last fight of his current deal. But with a fourth straight win, UFC boss Dana White said he wouldn't put himself in line for a heavyweight title shot.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 10:57PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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