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WSOF 8: Johnson #1 earner, Patino out indefinitely
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Salary numbers are in from the World series of fighting's latest show and it looks like Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is walking away with the biggest paycheck and Jorge Patino is walking away with the longest injury layoff.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 6:38PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White: 'I used to beat the living s--t out of Tito Ortiz'
(mmafighting.com)
Dana White might be (mostly) done with the boxing business, but that doesn't mean he doesn't still love the sport. White treated the media on Wednesday to a screening of his new boxing reality show 'The Fighters', which will air on the Discovery Channel on January 23rd. After the screening, however, White took questions from the media and addressed an old incident with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 4:27PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Michael Johnson replaces Ross Pearson, meets Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Johnson (14-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) continues to volunteer for every lightweight fight available, and this time, the UFC granted his wish. UFC officials today announced that Johnson has replaced an injured Ross Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and will meet former Blackzilians teammate Melvin Guillard (31-12-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC) in the co-main event of March’s UFC Fight Night 37 event. Featuring a light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa in the night’s headliner, UFC Fight Night 37 takes place March 8 at London’s O2 Arena. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 12:06PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Leben will now coach Victory MMA in San Diego
(mmamania.com)
Chris Leben's legacy is open to debate, but his career in mixed martial arts (MMA) will live on. In an open letter to his fans posted on Facebook, "The Crippler" laid out his future in the fight game.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:40AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
UFC Featherweight Tom Niinimäki Headed for The Sunshine State
(mmaviking.com)
Finland’s Tom “Stoneface” Niinimäki is moving to Florida to train full time at the Blackzillians gym in Boca Raton, reports our content partner FightSport.fi.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:36AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev’s Visa Issues Put Career and Bellator Title Shot On Hold
(mmaweekly.com)
Visa issues have put Bellator Season Featherweight Tournament winner Magomedrasul "Frodo" Khasbulaev's career and title shot on hold.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:31AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Luke Rockhold Lobbying for Michael Bisping Fight, Also Interested in Fighting at Light Heavyweight
(mmaweekly.com)
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is lobbying for a fight with Michael Bisping and is interested in fighting in the light heavyweight division.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem still managed by Authentic Sports but training in Thailand for must-win
(mmajunkie.com)
With a critical fight approaching at UFC 169, Alistair Overeem has moved his training camp from South Florida to Thailand.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:28AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
UFC champ Anthony Pettis targeting July 5th return
(bloodyelbow.com)
Anthony Pettis has been out of action since winning the lightweight title last August, but he could be back for the UFC's big 4th of July weekend PPV.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:27AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousey: Ugly bone breaks are just part of the game
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ has a blase attitude about broken bones in the Octagon and she wouldn't hesitate to snap the arm of a foe who won't tap.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
NBC Sports in talks to air Bellator Prelims?
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like NBC sports has decided who the second best MMA promotion in the world is and it's not the WSOF. Reports are breaking that the network offered to buy the rights to air upcoming Bellator prelims in a multi-year deal.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:24AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tito risks paralysis if he fights again
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Bellator CEO says a medical specialist has told him that the former UFC champ could end up paralyzed if he fights again.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Hackleman tried to get Chuck to stop banging
(bloodyelbow.com)
John Hackleman of The Pit was Joe Rogan's guest on the Joe Rogan Experience and he revealed that he'd been trying to get Chuck Liddell to change his fighting style before Liddell finally retired.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:23AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Kaitlin Young receives huge cut from training and many stitches
(bloodyelbow.com)
Check out this incredibly graphic cut Kaitlin Young received during training.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:21AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Vitor Belfort Fully Intends to be on TRT When He Challenges Chris Weidman for UFC Championship
(mmaweekly.com)
Much has been made about whether or not top middleweight challenger Vitor Belfort would be allowed to remain on his testosterone replacement therapy regimen for his upcoming fight with UFC champion Chris Weidman. Belfort on Wednesday told UFC Tonight that he fully intends to be on TRT when he meets Weidman. In fact, he says it is medically necessary...
Submitted Jan 22, 2014 9:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Henderson discusses his new contract, moving to MW, testing and more
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has suffered two heavy blows to their roster over the course of the last three months. With Georges St. Pierre stepping away from the sport and Anderson Silva very likely facing a year layoff or a possible retirement, the small handful of big PPV draws they had -of which Silva and GSP were included-have taken a big hit. There are only so many times Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones can fight in a year, so many have been left looking for a solution. The answer, at least in part, has been there all along, though. Dan Henderson, despite the recent dents on his fight resume, still carries the power of name recognition, experience and skill. His career is far from over, and to look past him as an opportunity to beef up those PPV numbers would be foolhardy. The interest in the rematch with Shogun has fans excited and just goes to show that he can still create excitement and anticipation for the UFC.
Submitted Jan 22, 2014 1:47PM by Shawn91111 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn compete for vacant welterweight belt at Bellator 117
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA welterweight standouts Douglas Lima (25-5 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) and Rick Hawn (18-2 MMA, 10-2 BMMA) will meet on April 18 with the promotion’s vacant 170-pound title on the line.
Submitted Jan 21, 2014 8:24PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Fight Night 34 drug testing results announced
(mmajunkie.com)
All 20 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 34 underwent drug testing after the event and successfully passed their tests.
Submitted Jan 21, 2014 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Patricio Pitbull Faces the Winner of Daniel Straus and Pat Curran for Bellator Featherweight Title
(mmaweekly.com)
Patricio "Pitbull" Freire will face the winner of Daniel Straus and Pat Curran with the Bellator featherweight title on the line.
Submitted Jan 21, 2014 1:05PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Steven Siler says he’s fighting Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 38
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of featherweights will try to start new winning streaks this March.
Submitted Jan 21, 2014 12:56PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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