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UFC 'Macao:' Hyun Gyu vs David Mitchell booked with Marcelo Guimaraes injured
(mmamania.com)
At UFC on Fuel TV 6, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will venture into China for the first time ever at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in Macau on Nov. 10, 2012. In "Prelims" under card mixed martial arts (MMA) action, Marcelo Guimaraes was supposed to welcome Hyun Gyu Lim to the Octagon. However, now it appears that the honor will fall to David Mitchell instead because Guimaraes has reportedly withdrawn from the fight for an unspecified reason.
Submitted Oct 11, 2012 7:06AM by sparky - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Jose Aldo says he's done riding motorcycles, anxious for Edgar title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC featherweight champ was supposed to be gearing up for a fight in three days in front of his home fans. Instead, thanks to a spill on his ride, he's in Rio de Janeiro as a spectator. And because of that, Aldo said he's done with that form of transportation – one of the more economical and popular ways to get around in Brazil. "No more motorbikes for me," Aldo on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'm young, so obviously I do mess up once in a while. But I learned my lesson, and I'm not going to ride (motorcycles) anymore." Though Aldo was supposed to fight Erik Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) originally, Koch had to pull out with an injury and that paved the way for Edgar, who decided to drop to featherweight after his lightweight title rematch loss to champion Benson Henderson at UFC 150 in August. But Aldo said it's Edgar he wants to fight next, regardless of when that is. "Definitely (I want to fight Edgar)," he said. "I think he's one of the best fighters in the class and will be a big challenge for me. All my career has been challenges, so I want this challenge."
Submitted Oct 10, 2012 9:37PM by BuffaloDave - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Queensland’s Own Kyle Noke Faces Seth Baczynski at UFC on FX 6 in Australia
(mmaweekly.com)
With UFC on FX 6 taking place in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia on Dec. 15, local fans will be pleased to note that Queensland’s own Kyle Noke has been.
Submitted Oct 10, 2012 6:46PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FX 5 medical suspensions: Danny Castillo suspended indefinitely
(mmajunkie.com)
The full list of UFC on FX 5 suspensions included: Travis Browne: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 14 days for precautionary reasons Jay Hieron: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 14 days due to a laceration Jussier Formiga: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 14 days for precautionary reasons Danny Castillo: suspended indefinitely until cleared by a neurological exam; regardless, suspended 60 days with no contact during training for 45 days for precautionary reasons Diego Nunes: suspended 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days due to a laceration Bart Palaszewski: suspended 45 days with no contact during training for 30 days due to a laceration Aaron Simpson: suspended 60 days with no contact during training for 45 days for precautionary reasons As is customary in Minnesota, all other fighters received a mandatory seven-day rest period.
Submitted Oct 10, 2012 1:10PM by BuffaloDave - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yves Edwards to face John Cholish at UFC on FOX 5
(mmafighting.com)
Yves Edwards has a new fight. After his scheduled bout at UFC on FX 5 with Jeremy Stephens fell out, UFC President Dana White promised to get the ATT-trained lightweight a new fight. Edwards will now face John Cholish at UFC on FOX 5 on Dec. 8th. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani confirmed the news Wednesday with event sources...
Submitted Oct 10, 2012 11:57AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Brock Lesnar and Cole Konrad Retired, Team Death Clutch Is No More
(mmaweekly.com)
Following the retirements of both Brock Lesnar and Cole Konrad, what was once Team Death Clutch is no more. The heavyweight team that assembled around former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar came to notoriety after the former Minnesota wrestler wanted to built a gym and facility that would make him a more complete mixed martial artist, while also keeping him close to home...
Submitted Oct 10, 2012 11:49AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Fight Camp / Team
 
UFC's Jeremy Stephens remains jailed in Minnesota, awaits Oct. 23 court date
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a Tuesday afternoon court appearance, UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens continues to be held in a Minnesota jail – where he is expected to remain until his next court date. Stephens (20-8 MMA, 7-6 UFC) was arrested Friday morning by the Minneapolis Police Department for warrants stemming from a 2011 incident in Iowa for which the fighter was charged with assault. The arrest came just hours before he was to fight Yves Edwards (41-18-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC) at UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis. His fight against Edwards was pulled from the event at Target Center, despite efforts to get him released in time for the bout. A representative from the Hennepin (Minn.) County court clerk's office on Tuesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Stephens applied for and was granted a public defender and now is being held without bail until his next scheduled court appearance on Oct. 23...
Submitted Oct 10, 2012 9:34AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
“All aboard the UFC Injury Train” an Unofficial record of MMA Fighter Injury
(mmaopinion.co.uk)
Last year, one of our members (MMA Opinions), Adam Boucher began keeping a tally of the injuries in the UFC. He affectionately called it the “UFC Injury Train”. Whenever a fighter suffered an unfortunate mishap, he’d make a post and call everyone by saying “All aboard the UFC Injury Train”. I was wondering how far he’d gotten since tracking these incidents around UFC 143, and here’s where we stand:
Submitted Oct 10, 2012 4:28AM by jjeans - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
DaMarques Johnson confirms UFC release
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a loss at the recent UFC on FUEL TV 5 event, DaMarques Johnson is a UFC fighter no longer. The welterweight fighter and "The Ultimate Fighter 9" runner-up today confirmed his contractual release via Twitter. His release follows a three-fight losing streak, though the latest defeat came on late notice with some peculiar details. Johnson (16-12 MMA, 4-6 UFC), who never went to a decision in 10 career UFC fights, met Gunnar Nelson, and the fight took place at UFC on FUEL TV 5 on just 12 days' notice. The bout, which ended with a first-round loss via rear-naked choke, also came just 56 days after a violent knockout loss to Mike Swick.
Submitted Oct 9, 2012 12:00PM by BuffaloDave - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens' camp releases statement on arrest
(bloodyelbow.com)
After a bizarre situation this past Friday that saw Jeremy Stephens arrested the morning of his scheduled UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot fight with Yves Edwards, Stephens' management has released a statement. As many are already aware, the UFC and president Dana White spent the day of the arrest saying that he was still fighting and trying to get him out of jail, but a deal could not be worked out as Stephens was being held on a felony warrant. White blamed the Polk County, Iowa police for being impossible to work with, something that the Stephens camp maintained in their statement.
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 10:48PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Travis Browne out 2-4 months with torn hamstring
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following Travis Browne's KO defeat to Antonio Silva, trainer Greg Jackson tweeted that Browne had blown out his knee on the first high kick of the fight. Well ... not quite. Browne went to the doctor today and he went to Twitter to clarify his injury. It's not a blown knee thankfully, but it's still a serious injury. @travisbrowneMMA And they said I tore my hamstring, ill be out for 2-4 months. Luckily no surgery. Thank you again for your support. Ill be back stronger!
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 10:02PM by Shawn91111 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mayhem Miller Storms off MMA Hour Set
(youtube.com)
"The video was pulled earlier, but here’s what MMAFighting.com released via you tube. Mayhem was very confrontational and seemed very out of sorts. Very sad to see."
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 9:19PM by Hendo67 - 33 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
bjpenn.com Reports Strikeforce is Done
(bjpenn.com)
Sources close to BJPENN.com informed us just moments ago that Strikeforce operations are set to cease and that the promotion is going out of business. The rumor comes shortly after news broke that Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) was forced to pull out of his title fight with Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) due to a wrist injury. The middleweight title fight was the second key loss to a scheduled November 3rd card, following the loss of a heavyweight main event bout between Frank Mir and Daniel Cormier.
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 7:26PM by Gogoplatapus - 20 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Rumors swirling - plug being pulled on Strikeforce
(bjpenn.com)
Sources close to BJPENN.com informed us just moments ago that Strikeforce operations are set to cease and that the promotion is going out of business. The rumor comes shortly after news broke that Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) was forced to pull out of his title fight with Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) due to a wrist injury. The middleweight title fight was the second key loss to a scheduled November 3rd card, following the loss of a heavyweight main event bout between Frank Mir and Daniel Cormier.
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 7:24PM by Shawn91111 - 18 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Sara McMann injured, also off November 3rd Strikeforce card
(bloodyelbow.com)
The injury bug has fully engulfed Strikeforce's November 3rd show, as Sara McMann, who came into Strikeforce as a potential threat to bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, is now out of her fight against Liz Carmouche. It's become almost comical at this point, as all of their major fights for this Oklahoma show have gone by the wayside. MMA Weekly confirmed the news: Sources close to the situation confirmed with MMAWeekly.com on Monday that McMann is out of her scheduled fight against Liz Carmouche. The details regarding McMann’s injury was not disclosed, but she will be unable to compete at the upcoming Strikeforce card in November. What can you say? No more Mir vs. Cormier, Rockhold vs. Larkin, and now McMann vs. Carmouche is finished. The card is in less than a month so either they have to find replacements for all of these fights or they'll have to cancel another Strikeforce show. They don't have a main event, they don't have a co-main event, there's nothing right now.
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 5:49PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Bellator casting call seeks fighters for upcoming combat sports reality show
(mmamania.com)
The Ultimate Bellator Fighter? Bjorn Rebney and Co. will be looking for a few good men during the upcoming fighter tryouts scheduled for Nov. 10 at the American Top Team Gym in Coconut Creek, FL. Selected talent could be chosen to star in the promotion's upcoming mixed martial arts reality show. Do you wanna be a f---ing (Bellator) fighter? Bjorn Rebney and Co. are looking for the next big thing at both lightweight (155 pounds) and welterweight (170 pounds), asking aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to come down and strut their stuff at the upcoming tryouts scheduled for Nov. 10, 2012 at the American Top Team gym in Coconut Creek, Florida.
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 4:35PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Shane Roller says he's retiring following UFC on FX 5 loss to Jacob Volkmann
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a quick submission loss at this past weekend's UFC on FX 5 card, it appears Shane Roller will retire. The lightweight fighter on Monday said on his Twitter account that he has decided to move on to new things after his loss to Jacob Volkmann in Minneapolis on Friday night. "Looks like I'm hanging up the gloves for good," Roller stated. "It was fun, but time to move on. Sux that it ended like that. Now startn (sic) the next chapter!!" Roller (11-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) was stopped by Volkmann (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at 2:38 of the first round with a rear-naked choke. The fight was part of the preliminary card of UFC on FX 5, which took place at Target Center. The fight aired on FUEL TV.
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 3:42PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Feijao’s Appeal Denied; One-Year Suspension Upheld by California Commission
(mmaweekly.com)
Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante‘s appeal to the California State Athletic Commission was denied on Monday. Following a lengthy meeting between the fighter and his representatives, who were heard before the commission, the commissioners ultimately decided to uphold the one-year suspension first handed down earlier this year. Cavalcante and his lawyer, along with manager and agent Ed Soares, appeared before the commission to argue their belief that the chain of custody of the sample taken from the fighter was handled incorrectly.
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 3:34PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Report: Luke Rockhold injured, out of Strikeforce title defense vs. Lorenz Larkin
(mmajunkie.com)
Luke Rockhold reportedly has suffered a wrist injury and is out of his title defense next month. The injury is the latest blow to Strikeforce's Nov. 3 card in Oklahoma City, which now is missing complete main and co-main events. Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) was scheduled to defend his middleweight title against Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) in the night's co-feature. News of Rockhold's injury first was reported by The MMA Corner, citing sources close to the fighter's camp, though neither Strikeforce nor Rockhold have made announcements of the news yet.
Submitted Oct 8, 2012 7:17AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dana White suggests Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey vs. 'Cyborg' Santos is close
(mmajunkie.com)
What could be the most marketable fight in women's MMA history appears to be moving closer to reality. Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has risen quickly during her recent title reign, yet a much-anticipated fight with currently suspended ex-featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos has seemingly been stalled by public bickering over a proposed weight class. UFC President Dana White, though, suggested progress is being made.
Submitted Oct 6, 2012 5:53PM by prophecy033 - 27 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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