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Michael Bisping may need surgery for neck issue
(mmafighting.com)
NEWARK, NJ -- About six weeks before he was to fight Alan Belcher at UFC 159, Michael Bisping was informed that he should undergo surgery to correct a case of spinal stenosis that has compromised his strength. Bisping bypassed the procedure, opting to go through with his fight with Belcher, which he won via technical decision.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:26AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: UFC could be on cusp of major sponsorship deal with Reebok
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – UFC 159 main event winner and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones broke some major ground in 2012 when he signed a sponsorship deal with Nike. But Nike soon could have some in-octagon competition from one of its biggest competitors. UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following UFC 159 that the promotion will meet with Reebok this week to talk about a major sponsorship opportunity.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:24AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones requests Alexander Gustafsson, but with injury, future uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – With his foot in a makeshift boot from a gruesome toe injury suffered at UFC 159, light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) said Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) would make a good opponent for his next fight.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:23AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva calls Dana White for a fight – post-Weidman
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Chael Sonnen had just finished a characteristic rant on the fickle competitive appetites of champion fighters – Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) and Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) in particular – when UFC President Dana White chimed in with some apparently good news. "Anderson called and wants a fight," said White, who declined to name the middleweight champ's target.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:22AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cody McKenzie plans MMA layoff following UFC 159 win over Leonard Garcia
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Following a unanimous-decision win over Leonard Garcia (15-11-1 MMA, 1-5 UFC) at UFC 159, Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) said he's stepping away from the sport for at least six months.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:21AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 159 headliner Chael Sonnen not ready to decide on retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – With his third attempt at winning a UFC title his yet, Chael Sonnen hinted in the octagon with announcer Joe Rogan he might be done fighting...
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:19AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After controversial UFC 159 call, Dana White calls on commissions for reform
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Saturday night's UFC 159 event in Newark, N.J., will always be remembered as a card full off odd happenings. But it was a controversial call in one of the evening's preliminary bouts that had UFC President Dana White most appalled...
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:18AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss advises Matt Mitrione to forget Jon Jones beef and focus on heavyweight
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – If recently suspended heavyweight Matt Mitrione (6-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) thinks he's talking his way into a fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC), he should probably think again...
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:16AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 159 bonuses: Roy Nelson, Pat Healy and Jim Miller score $65,000 awards
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Roy Nelson, Pat Healy and Jim Miller each earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen" event.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 1:37AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sonnen ready to retire after loss to Jon Jones?
(bloodyelbow.com)
In Sonnen's post fight interview, he seemingly retired from the sport of MMA. Check out the quotes below to see what he had to say about his future with the UFC.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 1:35AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones suspended indefinetly after breaking toe
(bloodyelbow.com)
Shortly after the conclusion of UFC 159, the New Jersey SAC released the full medical suspensions for all 24 fighters that appeared on the card. Most notably, headliner Jon Jones will be suspended until he's cleared by an orthopaedic doctor after breaking his toe.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 1:33AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Weidman says he got UFC 162 title fight with Silva only because Evans lost
(mmajunkie.com)
Had Rashad Evans beaten Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156 this past February, it appears that he would have been making a division change and going after Anderson Silva. Instead, it's Chris Weidman.
Submitted Apr 27, 2013 11:46AM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BREAKING: Nick Catone vs. James Head pulled from UFC 159
(ufc.com)
Following a trip to the hospital for dehydration, Nick Catone has been scratched from his UFC 159 bout with James Head, scheduled for tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts.
Submitted Apr 27, 2013 11:11AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After recent UFC win, Myles Jury calls out Takanori Gomi for next fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off a devastating knockout of "The Ultimate Fighter 13" finalist Ramsey Nijem at this past weekend's UFC on FOX 7 event, Myles Jury is setting his sets high for his next fight.
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 11:18PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spang & De Fries removed from active roster, scythe swings on TUF 17 cast
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's active roster got seven fighters shorter today. It appears that Phil De Fries and Chris Spang have been released, as well as the TUF losers from the season 17 finale.
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 11:16PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 159 Weigh In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
The official UFC 159 weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Jon Jones (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (205) - for light-heavyweight title Alan Belcher (185) vs. Michael Bisping (186) Cheick Kongo (237) vs. Roy Nelson (258) Phil Davis (205) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (205.5) Pat Healy (155.5) vs. Jim Miller (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET) Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (155.5) Ovince St. Preux (206) vs. Gian Villante (206) Sheila Gaff (133) vs. Sara McMann (134) Johnny Bedford (136) vs. Bryan Caraway (136) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET) Leonard Garcia (145) vs. Cody McKenzie (145) Nick Catone (173) vs. James Head (170.25)* Kurt Holobaugh (145) vs. Steven Siler (145.25) * - Catone has been fined 20 percent of his purse, but the fight will go on as scheduled
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 9:33PM by kopower - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight matchup between four-time Strikeforce veteran Trevor Smith and "The Ultimate Fighter 3" finalist Ed Herman is the latest edition to July' UFC on FOX 8 event.
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 8:37PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Nelson: “I Could Probably Lose and Still Get a Title Shot”
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has become a bastion for the overweight bearded man since winning the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. Known for his propensity to pick up a box of donuts over a vial of TRT, “Big Country” has long been a fan-favorite...
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 12:39PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
'ONE FC 9: Rise to Power' main card adds Docyogen-Urushitani, Eustaquio-Leone
(mmajunkie.com)
The main card is set for next month's "ONE FC 9: Rise to Power" event with the recent addition of two flyweight bouts.
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mother of Phil Davis' child claims Davis choked her during sex as she plead for him to stop; threatened to kill her
(bloodyelbow.com)
Top ten UFC fighter Phil Davis is being accused of violent sex against the wishes of his baby's mother who also claims Davis threatened to kill her numerous times.
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 11:10AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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