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Contract dispute stopped UFC contender Chris Weidman from signing with Bellator in 2010
(bloodyelbow.com)
Although currently slotted to challenge Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title, Weidman recently reflected back to a time when he almost signed with Bellator. His story could have been much different were it not for a legal-savvy uncle.
Submitted May 22, 2013 11:54PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Former UFC fighter sues sex shop after genital disfiguration
(mmaopinion.co.uk)
Just when you thought you had seen every article possible about an MMA fighter, up pops this one. Former UFC lightweight Waylon Lowe, currently with the World Series of Fighting Promotion, has sued a sex shop after a ‘penis gel’ permanently disfigured his genitals. Philly.com has the scoop: ‘A famous fighter says the Kama Sutra Pleasure Balm Prolonging Gel was far from pleasurable, and instead burned and scarred his genitals so badly last fall that he remains permanently disfigured and dysfunctional.
Submitted May 22, 2013 6:28PM by jjeans - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida targeted for UFC 164
(bloodyelbow.com)
featherweight fight previously scheduled for UFC on Fox 7 looks to be re-scheduled for UFC 164 on August 31st. Ariel Helwani reported on last night's edition of UFC Tonight that Mendes and Guida still want to fight each other and that the UFC wants to make it happen:
Submitted May 22, 2013 3:46PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ex-UFC champ Matt Serra is retired – barring fight in Madison Square Garden
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Serra won't say he's officially retired, but he might never fight again. The former UFC welterweight champion recently told Newsday that a recent health scare put his life into perspective, and right now, he doesn't see much reason to continue fighting. That is, unless his longtime promoter finds its way through a legal quagmire that has kept it out of Serra's home state of New York. A fight in Madison Square Garden is the only thing on his competitive bucket list. "But at the same time, if that doesn't happen, I definitely consider myself done," Serra told Newsday. "It's hard to say the 'R word.' I might never say the 'R word.'"
Submitted May 22, 2013 3:45PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne set as UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 non-headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Alistair Overeem's return to the octagon has been shifted from UFC 164 to the promotion's debut event on FOX Sports 1. Mutiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is set to meet fellow standout heavyweight Travis Browne (14-1-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1, which takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston. Although the fight will be part of the night's main card and a major attraction, it won't even be the main event, UFC President Dana White subsequently told MMAjunkie.com. That assures at least one other significant bout will be added to the card.
Submitted May 22, 2013 3:42PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator signs England's Martin Stapleton, Rob Sinclair and Paul Sass
(mmajunkie.com)
After a recent scouting trip to the United Kingdom, three top English fighters are heading to Bellator. The organization today announced it has signed Martin Stapleton, Rob Sinclair and Paul Sass to long-term contracts, though terms of the deals weren't disclosed. Debut dates also haven't been announced, though tournament entries are possible. According to the head of the company, this is likely a play to get Bellator on U.K. television.
Submitted May 22, 2013 1:52PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Jones wants to fight two more times in 2013
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC light heavyweight champion is currently healing from a toe injury suffered at UFC 159, but he would like to fight two more times in 2013 according to his manager.
Submitted May 22, 2013 11:33AM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fighter killed after Boston bombing questioning
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ibragim Todashev, a 1-0 professional MMA fighter, was shot and killed by the FBI last night after being questioned in relation to the Boston Marathon bombings.
Submitted May 22, 2013 11:29AM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former UFC champ Barnett returns to promotion with multi-fight deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweight Josh Barnett is an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor once more.
Submitted May 22, 2013 12:51AM by prophecy033 - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic added to UFC 161
(mmajunkie.com)
With the loss of UFC 161's planned headliner between Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Ultimate Fighting Championship officials looked to add some firepower to the event's lineup. Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) answered the call. USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with UFC President Dana White that Nelson and Miocic have agreed to meet on the main card of the event, which takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Rashad Evans (17-3-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC) vs. Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) now headlines the card.
Submitted May 21, 2013 11:13PM by Shawn91111 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Establishes Anti-Doping Committee
(mmaweekly.com)
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced on Tuesday that they've established an anti-doping committee to ensure MMA is on par with other international sports.
Submitted May 21, 2013 10:19PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Legacy FC 20 lineup set with 10 bouts, including Prater vs. Ferreira headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Next week's Legacy FC 20 event is set with 10 bouts, including a Carlo Prater and Carlos Diego Ferreira headliner, as well as a late change to the evening's main card.
Submitted May 21, 2013 10:17PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Gegard Mousasi leaning heavily towards middleweight, wants Vitor Belfort or other top contender
(mmafighting.com)
Gegard Mousasi is currently rehabbing his injured knee, but when he returns, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion may very well be fighting in a brand new division. "There's a big chance that I will go to middleweight," Mousasi revealed to MMAFighting.com "It all depends on the fights that I'm going to get. If I'm going to get a big name at middleweight, I'll probably go down. "It's all about matchups. Let's say they're going to give me somebody like Vitor Belfort that's maybe a contender. That's the kind of fight I want." Mousasi fought much of his early career in Japan at middleweight, and easily tipped the scales at 204 pounds without cutting weight for his UFC debut. In the past, the 27-year-old believed dropping back down would've been a dicey proposition, but after considering the way he's recently trained and the ease with which he's lost weight, he's now confident it won't be a problem. "To be honest, I believe middleweight will be much better for me," Mousasi said. "I will give my opponent less advantages. But at the end of the day it's all about skills. That doesn't mean that size advantages always win, but like I've said, in the highest level, you don't want to give the slightest edge to your opponent. Everyone is skilled, everyone has abilities. So that's why I think middleweight will be much more suitable to my body frame. "It's all about the opportunity," he continued. "I really want to go for this belt. I believe that style-wise, matchup-wise, I matchup much better against Anderson Silva than Jon Jones, but it doesn't mean that I'm scared to fight at 205. Jon Jones is skilled and so is Anderson Silva, but at the highest levels, when you're competing against the top levels, you don't want to give anybody an advantage. So I don't want to give a weight and size difference advantage also. That's why I said middleweight." Mousasi is currently ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury and is targeting a late-2013 comeback to the Octagon. When he returns, the Dutch-Armenian fighter hopes to immediately make up for lost time. "My focus is to get to the belt as soon as possible," said Mousasi. "I‘ve done the route of [waiting]. I don't have those things that other fighters complain about, jetlag and days off. I don't have those issues. I never have. So I'm just looking for big fights. "The fight I had last (Ilir Latifi), the guy wasn't known, he wasn't ranked. It doesn't mean anything. But I have a history. I only haven't fought in UFC, but I have a history. People come and get immediate title shots. I don't think that's going to be the case for me, but I've beaten champions, ex-champions. So it's all about one, maybe two big names and then I hope to get a title shot."
Submitted May 21, 2013 6:08PM by SmileR - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
With Renan Barao hurt, Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson headlines UFC 161
(mmajunkie.com)
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously reported, UFC interim champ Renan Barao is injured and out of next month's UFC 161 event. With little time to find a suitable replacement, the night's co-feature between Rashad Evans (17-3-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC) and Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has been promoted to headlining status. UFC officials today made the change. Evans vs. Henderson remains a three-round bout.
Submitted May 21, 2013 4:24PM by DrivenDavies15 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Says She is Actually at a Disadvantage to Her Opponents
(mmaweekly.com)
Much has been made of male-to-female transgender athlete Fallon Fox’s participation in women's MMA, but the CFA fighter says she is actually at a disadvantage to her opposition.
Submitted May 21, 2013 3:34PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
EA Sports at Xbox One Reveal: UFC Video Game Will Be Available in “Next 12 Months”
(mmaweekly.com)
EA Sports on Tuesday revealed that it would release the first generation of its UFC video game sometime in the next 12 months.
Submitted May 21, 2013 3:33PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator champ Ben Askren faces Andrey Koreshkov on July 31 in New Mexico
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator welterweight champ Ben Askren (11-0 MMA, 8-0 BFC) puts his title on the line against Andrey Koreshkov (13-0 MMA, 5-0 BFC) on Wednesday, July 31 as the promotion visits Albuquerque's Santa Ana Center. The event, which is expected to serve as "Bellator 97: Askren vs. Koreshkov," is the second announced card for the company's upcoming Summer Series.
Submitted May 21, 2013 3:31PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Vitor Belfort apologizes for actions at UFC on FX 8 post-fight press conference
(bloodyelbow.com)
After asking someone to beat up a reporter quizzing him about his TRT use at the UFC on FX 8 press conference, Vitor Belfort took to twitter to ask for forgiveness.
Submitted May 21, 2013 3:29PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WMMA stars accuse manager Atchley of misconduct
(bloodyelbow.com)
Some of WMMA's biggest stars speak out about their treatment at the hands of Brett Atchley, president of Addison Sports Management.
Submitted May 21, 2013 3:27PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Uriah Hall moves camp to train with Munoz
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC prodigal son Uriah Hall has left Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts to train with Mark Munoz at his Reign Training Center.
Submitted May 21, 2013 3:26PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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