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UFC Brazil exec: Ex-champ Anderson Silva wants to fight in Brazil upon return
(mmajunkie.com)
SAO PAULO – The UFC’s point man in Brazil believes ex-middleweight champ Anderson Silva has a hankering to fight again on home soil. “There’s nothing set,” Giovani Decker, general manager of the UFC’s Brazil office, said at the post-event press conference for UFC Fight Night 77 on Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “I think it’s another wish of Anderson’s to fight in Brazil; I think every fighter has that wish.”
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:59AM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
GSP planning a 6 week camp to see if he wants to return
(mmafighting.com)
"He's gonna train for a fight," said Roach, who worked with St-Pierre recently at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. "He's gonna have a six-week training camp. And at the end of the six weeks, if he feels like he's ready to fight and he's hungry for it like he always has been, he's gonna do it. He's gonna fight one more time."
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:57AM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
An Fedor's opponent is...
(lowkickmma.com)
MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko is scheduled to fight for the former Pride President Nobuyuki Sakakibara in his new MMA promotion (Rizin Fighting Federation) on December 31st, 2015, but for months his opponent was not known. This has changed thanks to Inside MMA’s Bas Rutten. According to Rutten, Emelianenko will be fighting Tsuyoshi Kohsaka in a rubber match, which will air in the morning on Spike TV.
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:54AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock 3, 'Kimbo' vs. 'Dada 5000' set for Bellator 149
(mmajunkie.com)
ST. LOUIS – Fans in St. Louis were expecting to see an announcement of a Kurt Angle signing with Bellator and an announcement of a fight booking. Instead, Angle went all pro wrestling surprise on the crowd at Scottrade Center and said told fellow heavyweight Ken Shamrock that while he hopes for a fight against him one day, for now he was there to announce Shamrock against a foe he has an historic relationship with: Royce Gracie. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 11:49PM by Wez - 31 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
'King Mo' to represent Bellator in Rizin light heavyweight grand prix
(mmafighting.com)
Rizin Fighting Federation is loading up for its inaugural show. Muhammed Lawal will represent Bellator MMA in a light heavyweight grand prix tournament during the Rizin FF event on New Year's Eve week, former PRIDE head and Rizin president Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced Friday during Bellator 145. The main portion of the event will air on Spike TV in the United States tape delay on Dec. 31 at 10 a.m., according to a press release. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 11:18PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Alan Belcher announces retirement from MMA
(mmafighting.com)
Middleweight fighter Alan Belcher has announced his retirement from MMA. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 12:09PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ex-Bellator Title Challenger Brett Cooper Announces Retirement from MMA
(sherdog.com)
Twelve-time Bellator veteran Brett Cooper has retired from professional mixed martial arts at 28 years old. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 10:49AM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
GLORY kickboxing headed to ESPN
(mmamania.com)
It appears that GLORY finally has a new television home. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 5, 2015 1:03PM by Wez - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine, three other fights added to UFC on FOX 18
(mmafighting.com)
It's been a while since fans have head from Tarec Saffiedine. He'll be back early next year. The welterweight contender will meet Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FOX 18 on Jan. 30 in Newark, N.J., it was announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight. (Courtesy of on Twitter) Current UFC on Fox 18 card: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joaquim Silva Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin
Submitted Nov 5, 2015 1:12AM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader headlines FOX UFC Fight Night in New Jersey
(foxsports.com)
The next contender for the UFC light heavyweight title will likely be determined in the FOX UFC Fight Night main event as Anthony Johnson gets his wish and will face Ryan Bader in the five-round headline fight headed to Newark, New Jersey on Jan. 30. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 4, 2015 8:21PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Brooks claims he was jumped by 'Pitbull' brothers, but Freire brothers insist he's lying
(https:)
Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks did some hard sparring ahead of this Friday night's Bellator 145 showdown against Marcin Held, but probably wasn't expecting the "Pitbull" brothers -- Patricio and Patricky Freire -- to step up and serve as his impromptu training partners. **Go check out Twitter. is pissed off. He's saying there's video proof of the attack. This is big news if it turns out the brothers assaulted him. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 4, 2015 2:59PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Manager: 'I absolutely believe Chael Sonnen will fight again'
(foxsports.com)
It appears 2016 could be the year of 'The American Gangster' because Chael Sonnen's manager believes the former middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger will return from retirement to fight again. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 4, 2015 2:46PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny to headline TUF Latin America Finale with Matt Brown out
(mmafighting.com)
Neil Magny is back to his old ways. The UFC welterweight, known for fighting as much as possible and filling in on short notice, will face Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale on Nov. 21 in Monterrey, Mexico, the UFC announced Tuesday. Matt Brown was to be Gastelum's opponent until he fell injured this week. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 8:43PM by Wez - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Drunk guest' invades Dan Henderson’s hotel room in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
Thought this was hilarious, had to share. Dan Henderson received a surprise visit five days before his next UFC fight. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 4:12PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Daniel Cormier signs eight-fight UFC deal, undecided on New York defense vs. Jones
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier met this past week with the UFC to discuss his future with the promotion and emerged with a new eight-fight contract that’s made him “very, very happy.” (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 1:01PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
What investors are being told about the UFCs finances (Part 2)
(bloodyelbow.com)
The second of three articles looking at the UFC's finances. In part two, John S. Nash uses reports from various financial service companies to examine the UFC's debt. For an in-depth look at the UFC's revenue see our previous article: Earning will be examined next week in part 3. To get a better understanding of the UFC's debt load, Bloody Elbow analyzed all the available published materials from Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Deutsche Bank, and Prospect News and consulted with a team of financial professionals to evaluate the reports. None of the documents reported on the UFC's liabilities before 2005, so we are forced to start our debt history with that year.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:35PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Lawsuit lifts veil on WSOF internal issues, alleges financial problems, NAC violations
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new lawsuit alleges dire financial straits, violation of NAC rules and a dispute over international licensing rights at the World Series of Fighting. Paul Gift has the details. WSOF Asia, an LLC whose ownership includes "prominent individuals and entities" in China and Hong Kong, filed a lawsuit in Las Vegas federal court on Monday against MMAWC, the controlling company of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), and other individuals including CEO Carlos Silva, matchmaker Ali Abdel Aziz and member Bruce Deifik. The lawsuit paints a picture of significant internal strife in the past year along with claims of defamation, breach of contract, dire financial straits and violations of the Nevada Athletic Commission's (NAC) code for MMA promoters.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:19PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Ronda Rousey's coach claims bankruptcy, trustee pursues GFC for liquidation
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ronda Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has filed for bankruptcy claiming no personal income, no stake in Glendale Fighting Club and over $700,000 in debts. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 8:35AM by Wez - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: 'Death threats,' 'public pressure' motivate NSAC to reduce Nick Diaz's five-year suspension for marijuana
(mmamania.com)
The seemingly draconian sentence handed down by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to Nick Diaz for his third infraction for positive testing of marijuana metabolites is likely to be significantly reduced.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 5:16AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Matt Brown injured, out of UFC Fight Night headliner against Kelvin Gastelum
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown suffered an ankle injury during a training session and has been forced out of his upcoming welterweight bout with Kelvin Gastelum, which was set to headline UFC Fight Night (doubling as the TUF Latin America 2 Finale) later this month. FOX Sports' Damon Martin reported the news on Monday night.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 10:01PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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