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Jacob Volkmann released from the UFC following UFC 156 defeat to Bobby Green
Jacob Volkmann is now an ex-UFC fighter as the 32-year-old was released by the organization today (Feb. 19, 2013) following third-round submission defeat to Bobby Green at UFC 156 earlier this month. "Christmas" fought 10 times under the UFC banner, going 6-4 with notable victories over Danny Castillo, Efrain Escudero and Shane Roller.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 10:50PM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cerrone vs Noons added to 160
Donald Cerrone will return to the Octagon later this year, taking on former Strikeforce fighter K.J. Noons at UFC 160: Velasquez Vs. Silva II. The bout was announced on UFC Tonight Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 10:41PM by Poor_Franklin - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Card set for Bellator 92 with middleweight and featherweight semis, six prelims
Card set for Bellator 92 with middleweight and featherweight semis, six prelims Four tournament semifinal bouts will make up the main card for next month's Bellator 92 event in California. The promotion's Season 8 tourneys in the middleweight and featherweight divisions are in the final four, and each class will be pared down to two at Bellator 92. In addition, the complete fight card features six preliminary-card fights. Bellator 92 will take place March 7 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com...
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 8:12PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Josh Barnett turned down UFC offer due to not getting clause that Eddie Alvarez got
Heavyweight Josh Barnett says he turned down the UFC's contract offer because it didn't contain a clause that Eddie Alvarez got in his deal.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Floyd Mayweather jumps to Showtime with 'richest individual athlete deal in all of sports,' fights Guerrero on May 4
The biggest star in boxing, Floyd Mayweather, moves from HBO to Showtime with a massive long-term deal that alters the entire boxing landscape. Mayweather will fight Robert Guerrero on May 4 in the first fight of the deal.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Big John McCarthy critical of stand ups by other UFC refs
In an appearance on The MMA Hour, legendary UFC ref Big John McCarthy didn't hold back with his criticism of his fellow referees.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 2:19PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 91 fight card official with M'Pumbu vs. Vegh, lightweight semifinals on February 28
Bellator's impending debut at the Santa Ana Center in Albuquerque, NM now has a complete fight card line-up. The promotion announced Monday Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M'Pumbu would defend his belt against summer series light heavyweight tournament winner Attila Vegh in the evening's main event. Numerically, the event is Bellator 91. Vegh, 27, bested Zelg Galesic, Emanuel Newton and Travis Wuiff to win the light heavyweight tournament and earn the title shot in the summer of 2012. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 28-4-2, but is undefeated in his four Bellator bouts...
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 11:55AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
T.J. Dillashaw replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Issei Tamura at UFC 158
An undisclosed injury has forced Mitch Gagnon out of next month's UFC 158 event, and T.J. Dillashaw has stepped in as a replacement.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 10:55AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nate Marquardt steps in to meet Jake Ellenberger at UFC 158 in Montreal
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt (32-11-2 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will meet Jake Ellenberger (28-6 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 158, a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday evening. Marquardt fills a spot left vacant by Johny Hendricks, who was tapped to meet onetime UFC title challenger Carlos Condit when Rory MacDonald was forced to withdraw from the event due to injury. Marquardt vs. Ellenberger still serves on the March 16 event's pay-per-view main card, which follows prelims on FX and Facebook. UFC 158 takes place at Montreal's Bell Centre.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 8:43AM by jjeans - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mitch Gagnon injured, out of UFC 158 fight with Issei Tamura
Canadian bantamweight Mitch Gagnon will not fight in his home country this March, as an injury has forced him out of his UFC 158 bout with Japanese fighter Issei Tamura.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 12:10AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
'Nervous' Tito explains bungled press conference
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz, was undoubtedly a great mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter during his tenure with the promotion. Now that he's turned his attention to the management side of the business, he, admittedly, has some work to do when it comes to his public speaking skills. A tongue-tied Tito admitted on "The MMA Hour" he was rather nervous having to go live and says the stresses of setting up the press conference all by his lonesome only added to the pressure. "Yes, I'm happy, just because I wanted to let (everyone) know the future of Cris Cyborg and what she is going to be doing. That was my main goal, just letting people know what she is going to be doing. But, in general? No, not really. I think I got some work to do, but, you know, (I) set up the whole press conference myself, literally. From the stage, the podium to the banners to the PR, press, everything, the people being there, I kind of put a little too much on my plate. And to go live TV on AXS television, this is as nervous as I've ever been with anything I've ever done with anything about mixed martial arts and I was so nervous because instead of holding my career, I'm holding someone else's career. I'll get better in time, as Dana White said. I'll get better. I just got to do a little more work and just make sure to get more comfortable on live television. I'm just so used to doing it during fights. You don't have nervousness after fights because your emotions are high. But making sure you say the right things for people to understand you, it's going to take a little work for me I guess. It's just time for me to slow down and explore exactly what I'm trying to say. It's going to take work and I will get better."
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 9:52PM by SmileR - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Condit vs. Hendricks UFC 158 Co-Main Event Set
With Rory MacDonald forced off the UFC 158 fight card because of an injury, the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has plugged in Johny Hendricks, leaving Jake Ellenberger momentarily without a dance partner at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on March 16, 2013. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tonight announced the fight card Welterweight shake up shortly after news broke (read more on that here) that "Ares" had no other choice but to bow out of the planned rematch with "Natural Born Killer" that he requested, and received, after defeating B.J. Penn. It apparently just wasn't meant to be this time around. Condit, meanwhile, is coming off a loss to division champion Georges St. Pierre, who returned from a serious knee injury to unify the 170-pound belt at UFC 154 via unanimous decision in Dec. 2012. Hendricks, on the other hand, was forced into the Ellenberger bout because Nick Diaz was gifted a title shot even though "Bigg Rigg" was the rightful No. 1 division contender.
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 9:51PM by SmileR - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Barnett Wanted UFC Contract Similar To Alvarez
According to Barnett, who gave a statement via his manager to Ariel Helwani on "The MMA Hour," he was more than happy to face "Cigano" in his re-debut for the UFC; however, the contract wasn't up to his standards because the longtime veteran says he should have at least received an offer similar to that of what Eddie Alvarez was offered. His words: "I was excited to fight Junior. I thought he was a favorable match up for me, but Zuffa was unwilling to give me something that they gave Eddie Alvarez. No disrespect to Eddie, but I felt it was fair to give it to me as well. Although things seem to be working out well for me, I feel bad for the fans. They wanted me to fight certain guys in the UFC and I really wanted to give them those fights. Once we get the deal we are working on done, the fight the fans scream for will be lost forever." According to this this report, Alvarez was scheduled to get paid $75,000 to show and another $75, 000 to win purse, including a cut of the pay-per-view (PPV) buys at UFC 159 in which he stood to make an additional $1 for every buy between 200,000 to 400,000 units, $2 for each buy sold between 400,000 to 600,000 units and $2.50 for each buy sold over 600,000 units.
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 9:49PM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
$5 can buy Twizzlers, not Ronda Rousey's privates
Someone tell Hef to put his checkbook away. UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey isn't getting "Rowdy" for her fans, no matter how much money Playboy is offering. "I'd say, ‘No.' No one should be able to see my cash and prizes for $5, okay? I don't care how much money they gave me. I don't really see myself as a sex symbol because ever since people have started calling me a sex symbol, I haven't had a lot of sex in my life. Like, it's just, it's not really working out great for me. But, yeah, people bring that up all the time. I'm like, ‘Look, you're right. I probably get more attention fighting because of how I look. But if I didn't know how to fight and I just looked the way I did, no one would know who I am.' "
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 9:48PM by SmileR - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rory Macdonald forced to withdraw from UFC 158 due to injury; no replacement signed yet
The highly-anticipated Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit rematch is off. According to multiple sources close to the fight, MacDonald suffered an undisclosed injury in training recently, which has forced the young Canadian fighter to withdraw from his fight against Condit at UFC 158. No opponent has been signed to replace MacDonald against Condit next month. As of now, he is still expected to compete on the card...
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 6:57PM by grappler0000 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Says Fighters Use TRT to Cheat
“If you asked me three months ago, it’s legal. It’s sports science, but everybody figures out a way to take a great thing and cheat and make it bad,” said White. “Those of you who know what testosterone replacement is, if you’re older, your testosterone starts to get lower. They can give you testosterone to get you back up to (the level of) a 25-year-old. What guys are doing, I believe guys are doing, is jacking up this stuff through the roof through their entire training camp then getting back down to normal levels right before the fight, which is cheating. I hate it. I don’t like it. I’m going to fight it. And if you are using TRT in the UFC, we’re going to start testing the (expletive) out of you, through your entire camp,” White added.
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 3:35PM by bjj1605 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano pulled from UFC Sweden card over political concerns
Saturday MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani tweeted the following bit of news Saturday:

Mayday is now sitting where he belongs. Dana says no co-main yet for 4/6. I was told it was gonna be Miesha-Cat, but that was moved to 4/13.
Helwani is referring to Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano which will be on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on April 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada and not UFC on Fuel TV 9: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi, where it would have co-mained the card.
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 3:17PM by Poor_Franklin - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cruz: My game will ruin Barao
Dominick Cruz dismissed the threat of Renan Barao after watching the Brazilian beat Michael McDonald in Saturday's main event at UFC London. Barao chalked up his 30th straight win with a fourth-round submission, defending his interim bantamweight title in the process. Now he must wait to see if Cruz will be fit to offer his next challenge. Current champion Cruz is recovering from a serious knee injury, but watched Barao's impressive performance with interest. In his opinion, Barao's gameplan will completely fail when the pair share an Octagon.
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 2:36PM by Rabi - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Belfort tells TRT snipers to stop talking
Vitor Belfort has admitted he was wrong not to reveal publicly that he was using testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in the lead-up to his fight with Michael Bisping last month. Belfort claimed a knockout win over Bisping at UFC on FX 7, after which it was revealed Belfort had been given a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) to bolster his testosterone levels using TRT.
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 2:31PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC targets Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in April
For the first time in the reality series' history, a live finale for The Ultimate Fighter will take place in an arena rather than a traditional/smaller concert venue. The UFC has contacted the Nevada State Athletic Commission with its intent to host The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on April 17. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer today emailed confirmation to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Feb 18, 2013 2:25PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
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