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Frank Mir Received TUE For Testosterone Use For Junior Dos Santos Fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
It wasn't long ago that everyone began talking about how fans and media could breathe a sigh of relief after the Nevada State Athletic Commission e-mailed the press to say that all UFC 146 fighters' drug tests came back clean. It appeared there'd be no controversy on that front. And then Larry Pepe tweeted this: NSAC's Keith Kizer confirmed to me that Frank Mir met all requirements for & received TUE for TRT for UFC 146 fight against JDS. This, of course, has led to a considerable amount of reaction.
Submitted Jun 1, 2012 6:05PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Two Thiagos in One Day: Thiago Alves Injured, Out of Bahadurzada Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
It has not been a good day for UFC 149. Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves, who was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada, has been forced off the July 21 card in Calgary due to injury. Sources close to the match-up confirmed Alves’ removal from the card to MMAWeekly.com on Friday.
Submitted Jun 1, 2012 5:10PM by Poor_Franklin - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Silva out of UFC 149: Glover Teixeira Possible as Replacement!
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's injury woes continue as Brazilian light heavyweight Thiago Silva has been forced to pull out of July's UFC 149 event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Luckily for UFC president Dana White, promotional newcomer Glover Teixeira (18-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is both healthy and hungry for a big fight after a scintillating win over Kyle Kingsbury at this past weekend's UFC 146 event. There's just one problem: According to White, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (20-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC) – Silva's original opponent – won't take the fight. "With Thiago hurt, we turned to Glover and asked him to go right back in to fight 'Shogun' at UFC 149," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "But 'Shogun's' people are adamantly refusing to take the fight. They want nothing to do with Glover."
Submitted Jun 1, 2012 1:27PM by Franklinfan47 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Robichaux replaces Garcia, meets Campuzano in Legacy FC 12 flyweight title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has forced Steve Garcia (9-5) out of an upcoming title fight with Will Campuzano (10-4), and Bellator and Strikeforce vet Chad Robichaux (14-2) has taken his place. The five-round title fight headlines Legacy Fighting Championship 12 and earns the winner the organization's vacant flyweight title. The event takes place July 13 at Houston's Arena Theater. The night's main card airs on HDNet. Legacy FC officials recently announced the change and said Garcia suffered an undisclosed injury during training.
Submitted Jun 1, 2012 10:08AM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Floyd Mayweather begins jail sentence today (June 1) at Clark County Detention Center
(mmamania.com)
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. could have gotten 34 years in prison after getting slapped with domestic violence charges stemming from a 2010 incident involving the mother of three of his kids. Starting today (June 1, 2012) he'll serve just 87 days. That's because "Money" plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery and no contest to two harassment charges, prompting prosecutors to drop felony charges prior to his sentencing back on Dec. 22, 2011. Mayweather remained free as part of a plea deal that allowed him to fight Miguel Cotto last month in "Sin City." Time's up. The undefeated pugilist must now surrender to Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa, who will then make arrangements to have him transported to the Clark County Detention Center for detainment. The Associated Press has a description of Mayweather's new pad after the jump.
Submitted Jun 1, 2012 10:06AM by sparky - 13 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Kenflo Retires
(mmajunkie.com)
Dana White just announced Kenny Florian's retirement from the sport after the weigh-ins.
Submitted May 31, 2012 7:35PM by Franklinfan47 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Student At Urijah Faber's Gym Paralyzed During Training
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yesterday we brought you the story of a fighter in South Dakota who died following an MMA bout, this on the heels of other tragic news in combat sports involving Johnny Tapia's death and Paul Williams being paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. There is more unfortunate news from earlier this month as it appears that Devin Johnson, a fighter training at Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness gym, was paralyzed in a training session. Sacramento's News 10 with the information: Devin Johnson, 22, was sparring at the facility, located on the 1700 block of I Street on May 14 when he fell while in a headlock. When Devin arrived at UC Davis Medical Center he was paralyzed. The impact from the fall dislocated Devin's spine.
Submitted May 31, 2012 2:48PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Daniel Cormier has undergone surgery and is already looking toward his next bout.
(sherdog.com)
After breaking his hand in his Strikeforce grand prix win over Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier has undergone surgery and is already looking toward his next bout. “I had the surgery on Monday,” Cormier told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “[Thursday] I go in and see my doctor, get my splint off and then I can start rehab and start preparing to fight again. He’s telling me now that in six weeks I can start punching again, but as early as Monday I can start grappling and running and everything. I’m going to try to stay in shape, and in six weeks hopefully start getting ready for a fight some time in the fall.” Cormier first broke his hand in the grand prix semifinals against Antonio Silva. He chose not to have surgery then, but after beating Barnett and with a move to the UFC on the horizon, he elected to fix the hand this time
Submitted May 31, 2012 11:48AM by sparky - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote targeted for UFC 148
(mmajunkie.com)
With Rich Franklin (28-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) now headed to UFC 147 for a rematch with Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1 MMA, 4-6 UFC), onetime middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote (17-7 MMA, 4-7 UFC) has been tapped to fight Cung Le (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 148. Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements have been reached for the matchup. UFC 148 takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Main-card fights air live on pay-per-view while preliminary-card fights air on FX
Submitted May 31, 2012 12:08AM by DrivenDavies15 - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Carwin Cleared for Contact, Targeting Return Fight in Early Fall
(mmafighting.com)
Shane Carwin, the bruising former UFC interim heavyweight champion, is officially on the comeback trail. Following a lengthy recovery from back surgery, Carwin, 37, announced Wednesday he was cleared for contact and issued a request for UFC officials to slot him into a fight later this year. "I informed UFC Matchmaker (Joe Silva) that I would like to fight in early fall 2012," Carwin wrote on his website. "I would like to be able to fight every three or four months. Barring injury I intend to leave the UFC octagon and head back to the Grudge Training Center to continue the climb."
Submitted May 30, 2012 11:15PM by sparky - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Healy-Hirota, Mein-Stinson, High-Moore added to Strikeforce
(sherdog.com)
Three new undercard contests have joined the fight bill for Strikeforce’s July 14 return to the Pacific Northwest. Strikeforce “Rockhold vs. Kennedy” now features veteran Pat Healy, who faces Deep lightweight champion Mizuto Hirota. Canadian welterweight talent Jordan Mein will lock horns with Bellator vet Tyler Stinson, while onetime UFC competitor Jason High takes on American Kickboxing Academy representative Nate Moore. The event takes place at the Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., and will be headlined by a titular middleweight title confrontation between Luke Rockhold and Tim Kennedy. The evening’s co-main event features a welterweight championship showdown between Tyron Woodley and Nate Marquardt and airs on Showtime immediately following the preliminary card broadcast on Showtime Extreme.
Submitted May 30, 2012 7:20PM by sparky - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Phil Davis now meets undefeated newcomer Wagner Prado at UFC on FOX 4
(mmajunkie.com)
An undisclosed injury has forced Chad Griggs (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) to withdraw from UFC on FOX 4. In his place goes Wagner Prado (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who now fights light heavyweight Phil Davis (9-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at the Aug. 4 event, which takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event's main card airs live on FOX while prelims go to FUEL TV and Facebook. The promotion has yet to confirm broadcast assignments for the fight card. MMAWeekly.com first reported the shift, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed it with a source close to the event.
Submitted May 30, 2012 7:15PM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz Reportedly Received $300,000 Bonus For Not Missing UFC 143 Press Conferences
(bloodyelbow.com)
Some interesting details are emerging about Nick Diaz's punishment from the NSAC. There was talk of him losing part of a "bonus" as punishment for failing his drug test after UFC 143 for the presence of marijuana metabolites and the NSAC is now saying that the bonus in question wasn't a part of his "Fight of the Night" bonus for the fight but something else entirely. Brett Okamoto of ESPN Tweets: Most likely, Nick will be fined 30 percent of $200k and $65k *bonus* ... the order for that should come down within next two weeks. The $65k bonus was not a fight night bonus. It was part of a $300k bonus Diaz received from the UFC for not missing 143 press conferences According to Kizer, he was told Diaz lost PPV incentives after noshowing St. Pierre pc. The $300k bonus made up for those losses at 143. It's very interesting that the UFC wanted to "make it up to him" for losing out on the Georges St. Pierre fight, which was his fault to begin with. Dana White declined to comment on the situation to ESPN. Update: Okamoto just explained a bit more: The $300k bonus was supposedly made out for more than just attending press conferences, but that was the main crux acc. to Kizer.
Submitted May 30, 2012 5:33PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Injuries lead to Story-Jardine, Brown-Ramos, Gambino-Siler at UFC on FX 4
(mmajunkie.com)
Injuries have led to changes to next month's UFC on FX 4 event. UFC officials today announced newcomer Brock Jardine (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced injured Papy Abedi (8-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and now meets fellow welterweight Rick Story (13-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC). Two other recently reported changes are now official: Matt Brown (14-11 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has replaced injured Matt Riddle (6-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and meets fellow welterweight Luis Ramos (19-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC), and UFC newcomer Joey Gambino (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Jimmy Hettes (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and fights featherweight Steven Siler (20-9 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC on FX 4 takes place June 22 at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey. The night's main card airs on FX, and FUEL TV carries the preliminary card. All three of the above fights are slated for the prelims.
Submitted May 30, 2012 3:02PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin steps into UFC 147 headliner against Wanderlei Silva
(mmajunkie.com)
Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva II is set. UFC officials today announced that Franklin (28-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) has replaced injured Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and now meets Silva (34-11-1 MMA, 4-6 UFC) in the 190-pound-catchweight headliner of next month's UFC 147 event, which is scheduled for five rounds. Belfort scratched from the card this past week due to a hand injury. UFC 147 takes place June 23 at the 25,000-seat indoor arena "Mineirinho" (Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The night's main card airs on pay-per-view, and FX is expected to carry the prelims. Franklin and Silva first fought at UFC 99, where Franklin picked up a unanimous-decision victory via 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 scores. Franklin had been scheduled to fight Cung Le (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at July's UFC 148 event. There's no word on his possible replacement.
Submitted May 30, 2012 3:00PM by Budgellism - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Champion Jon Jones' DWI Came With Two Passengers In The Car
(bloodyelbow.com)
More details are emerging now in regards to the Jon Jones DWI case from last week. It appears that Jones was not alone in the car when he smashed his Bentley into a pole while under the influence of alcohol. Loretta Hunt tweets the information: Binghamton PD has confirmed there were two passengers in car with Jon Jones when he hit a pole on May 19. Jones pleaded guilty to DWI yest.
Submitted May 30, 2012 12:48PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Man Dies After MMA Bout In South Dakota
(bloodyelbow.com)
A man has died after his fifth MMA fight since taking up the sport only roughly a year ago. Dustin Jenson died after a brain injury following a loss at a May 18 South Dakota MMA event. Rapid City Journal with the sad details: Dustin Jenson, 26, was participating in full-contact fights at a RingWars event May 18 when he tapped out - a signal to end the fight. According to his mother-in-law, Violet Schieman, Jensen then watched the next two fights before going to the locker room area, where he suffered a seizure. ... Schieman said medical personnel determined that Jenson had increased pressure on his brain and put him in a medically induced coma before surgery was performed to relieve pressure. He was declared dead May 24 and was taken off life support the next day, Schieman said. ... Schieman, who was not at the fight, said her daughter, Jenson's wife Rebecca Jenson, and several others told her the violence in the fight was "nothing out of the ordinary."
Submitted May 30, 2012 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Matt Brown replaces Matt Riddle, meets Luis Ramos at UFC on FX 4
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Brown (14-11 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has replaced Matt Riddle (6-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and now meets fellow welterweight Luis Ramos (19-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at next month's UFC on FX 4 event. Brown today announced the fight via Twitter, though MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) could not immediately reach Riddle's representatives for the reason he was removed from the card. UFC on FX 4 takes place takes place June 22 at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The night's main card airs on FX, and FUEL TV carries the preliminary card. Brown vs. Ramos is expected to be part of the prelims...
Submitted May 30, 2012 10:45AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager: Antonio Silva's fight-altering UFC 146 cut required just three stitches
(mmajunkie.com)
That cut – the one changed the course of the fight and left Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva drenched in blood at this past weekend's UFC 146 event – wasn't as bad as it looked. "It wasn't really a big cut," Silva's manager, Alex Davis, told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "It was right between the eyes. It's a very fleshy part. It bleeds a lot. He's a big guy, and his head is very well irrigated, so it was a blood bath. "But it only (needed) three stitches. It wasn't that bad, but it looked bad on TV."
Submitted May 30, 2012 10:05AM by BuffaloDave - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 146 medical suspensions: Velasequez draws possible six-month term for left hand
(mmajunkie.com)
The full list of suspensions arising from UFC 146 include: -Cain Velasquez: Needs X-ray of left hand. If broken, he is suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor. Suspended at minimum until June 26 with no contact until June 17 -Antonio Silva: Needs X-ray of nose. If broken, he is suspended until November 20 unless cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor. Suspended at minimum until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for lacerations -Jamie Varner: Needs X-ray of right hand. If broken, he is suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor. Suspended at minimum until June 26 with no contact until June 17 -Jason Miller: Needs clearance of right thumb and left knee by orthopedist or sports doctor or suspended until November 20. Suspended at minimum until July 11 with no contact until June 26 for tough fight -C.B. Dollaway: Needs X-ray of left thumb. If broken, he is suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor. Suspended at minimum until June 26 with no contact until June 17 -Jacob Volkmann: Needs clearance of left elbow clearance of right thumb and left knee by orthopedist or suspended until November 20 -Frank Mir: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for TKO loss -Dave Herman: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for TKO loss -Shane Del Rosario: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for TKO loss -Duane Ludwig: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for TKO loss -Lavar Johnson: Needs evaluation of left elbow by orthopedist. Suspended at minimum until July 11 with no contact until June 26 -Edson Barboza: Suspended until July 11 with no contact until June 26 for TKO loss -Stipe Miocic: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 -Darren Elkins: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 for left ear hematoma -Diego Brandao: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 for tough fight -Mike Brown: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 for left forehead laceration -Daniel Pineda: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 for tough fight
Submitted May 30, 2012 2:17AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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