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Page 48 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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'ONE FC 23: Battle of Lions' takes shape with three new bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
With three new matchups, the lineup is taking shape for next month’s “ONE FC 23: Battle of Lions” event.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 10:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Cung Le will get the chance to appeal his positive drug test
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight Cung Le will become the first fighter to appeal a failed drug test result found by the promotion.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 8:35PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva doesn’t rule out trilogy bout with Chris Weidman
(mmafighting.com)
Remember when Anderson Silva said he wouldn’t fight Chris Weidman again? Four months later, "The Spider" changed his mind.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 7:46PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Winner of Jake Shields vs. Ryan Ford to get next shot at the WSOF welterweight title
(mmafighting.com)
Submission wizard Rousimar Palhares will defend his World Series of Fighting welterweight title on Dec. 13 against fellow UFC veteran Jon Fitch, and the next contender will be defined Saturday night.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 7:44PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Exec: With 4-5 events in 2015, 'no concern' over UFC's Canadian future
(mmajunkie.com)
Much uncertainty surrounds the UFC’s future in Canada, but UFC Managing Director of Operations in in Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wright assures fans the organization’s presence in the country will remain strong in 2015.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 7:42PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC champ Dominick Cruz on return: 'It's me vs. Team Alpha Male'
(mmajunkie.com)
Prior UFC 178, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz told everyone who asked that his first fight in two years was something he wanted to do for himself, to see if he was still tough enough to fight at the highest levels.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 7:41PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald meets Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler winner for title in Montreal
(mmajunkie.com)
Rory MacDonald called for a welterweight title shot after his UFC Fight Night 54 knockout of Tarec Saffiedine, and UFC President Dana White has granted his wish.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Ross: I see no reason Brock Lesnar couldn't have the potential to return to the UFC and sell pay-per-views
(bloodyelbow.com)
Good Ol’ JR reveals why he believes Brock Lesnar is capable of a UFC comeback in 2015.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 7:31PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Benson Henderson “toothpick gate” returns as former UFC champ competes in jiu-jitsu tournament
(network.yardbarker.com)
During one of his matches at the NoGi Worlds, Henderson appeared to have a toothpick in his mouth, reigniting the infamous “toothpick gate”. If you recall, back at UFC on FOX 5, while Henderson was defending his title against Nate Diaz, UFC fans caught a glimpse of the champion stashing a toothpick away in his mouth.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 6:21PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Miscellaneous
 
Top scientist says to ignore Cung Le's HGH test result
(bloodyelbow.com)
MMA fighter Cung Le was suspended for one year by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last week for elevated Human Growth Hormone (HGH) levels found in a blood sample collected immediately following his August 23 TKO loss to Michael Bisping. Le's suspension was initially for nine months but the UFC revised their suspension and extended it to a year, citing an error on their part. That suspension appears to be one in a series of errors made by the UFC regarding Le and his test results. Mounting scientific evidence suggests a myriad of mistakes made by the lab as well as the UFC. The Hong Kong lab used to conduct the hGH test, the sample collection procedure and the actual test results used to determine the "elevated levels of hGH" have some of the top anti­-doping experts puzzled. One of the world’s most renowned sports doping scientists and the former chairman of the Australian Sports Anti­Doping Authority, both responded to the test results with outright skepticism. One of them even flat out said he'd ignore the test results. There are currently two different tests being used by the World Anti­ Doping Agency (WADA) to detect hGH use. The hGH "Isoform Differential Immunoassays" test is used to determine the presence of exogenous (meaning from an outside source) hGH in the system. That test is used in conjunction with a test for serum IGF­1 levels. The other hGH test is known as the Biomarker test. According to the Hong Kong lab report reviewed by this reporter, none of these sports doping hGH tests were conducted on Cung Le's blood sample. Instead, the Hong Kong lab took a reading of Le's total hGH concentration, which by itself cannot determine if the subject has used exogenous hGH or not.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 5:36PM by Kpro - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Raphael Assuncao willing to wait for title shot instead of fighting Urijah Faber, Renan Barao
(mmafighting.com)
Raphael Assuncao is riding the longest winning streak among active non-UFC champions inside the Octagon, but that might not be enough for him to earn his shot at the bantamweight championship.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 3:17PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Hill vs. Sheymon Moraes No. 1 contender fight set for WSOF 16
(mmafighting.com)
Undefeated bantamweights Josh Hill and Sheymon Moraes will collide for a chance to challenge the World Series of Fighting 135-pound champion in 2015.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 3:14PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'TUF: Brazil 4' tryouts slated for Oct. 27; bantamweights, lightweights wanted
(mmajunkie.com)
The search is underway for fighters who wish to compete on the upcoming fourth edition of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.”
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 3:11PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC Fight Night 54 medical suspensions: Five fighters get six-month terms
(mmajunkie.com)
Although UFC Fight Night 54 headliners Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine emerged from this past Saturday’s event with moderate medical suspensions, others were not so lucky.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 3:10PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie joins Bellator as national brand ambassador
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC Hall of Fame is having an increasingly bigger presence with rival Bellator MMA.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 3:08PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dan Henderson's Jiu-Jitsu Coach Welcomes Potential Matchup With 'Jacare' Souza
(sherdog.com)
"With all due respect to Jacare, Distak is putting him in a bad spot. I think Distak just motivated ‘Hendo,’ who will now give everything he has in training," said Pantcho. “Dan Henderson hasn’t fought since [May], and he is willing to come back in January. That's [been] his plan since last fight. For now, he's been coming to the gym three or four times a week to keep in shape. Fighting ‘Jacare’ would be a huge motivation since he is about to get a title shot."
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 2:34PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Adegbuyi vs. Gerges official for Superfight Series clash at GLORY 18
(gloryworldseries.com)
A heavyweight clash between two top contenders is today confirmed for the ‘Superfight Series’ portion of the GLORY 18: RETURN TO GLORY event taking place November 7 in Oklahoma, USA.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza undergoes successful surgery
(mmafighting.com)
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza's second elbow surgery of the year was a success.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rick Story suffered broken ankle en route to defeating Gunnar Nelson
(mmafighting.com)
Rick Story's decision win over Gunnar Nelson on Saturday in Sweden was impressive enough on its own. It's even more impressive after finding out that he broke his ankle midway through the fight.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Todd Duffee lost years of his MMA career to Parsonage-Turner syndrome
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Heavyweight is healthy and eager to return to the cage against Anthony Hamilton at UFC 181.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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