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Chael Sonnen reveals new UFC deal, new training home, future at 185
Just a few weeks after letting the world know his UFC deal had expired, Chael Sonnen has a new contract. And a new training base. And perhaps a return to his former weight class.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 12:28AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brian Melancon replaces Paulo Thiago, meets Kevin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27
Less than three weeks after pulling off an upset in his UFC debut, Brian Melancon knows when he'll be going back to work. He'll meet Kevin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27 next month in Indianapolis.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 10:39PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rory MacDonald trainer dismisses rumor fighter distancing himself from St-Pierre
Rory MacDonald could find himself on the cusp of a title shot with a win on Saturday – and that could complicate things with his teammate, champ Georges St-Pierre. But their trainer shot down a rumor of why the two aren't training side by side these days.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 6:39PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roy Nelson's new UFC contract a long-term deal
If he fulfills it, Roy Nelson's new UFC contract should keep him with the promotion for at least three years.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 6:39PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Renzo Gracie teases potential return to fighting – with UFC or ONE FC
Working out with Frankie Edgar and Roger Gracie has Renzo Gracie thinking about a return to the cage.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 6:38PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stephan Bonnar calls out Tito Ortiz for recent remarks
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz recently made some derogatory statements in regards to Stephan Bonnar being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. In this short video just before the induction, Bonnar responded.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 2:10PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
If Rory MacDonald gets past Jake Ellenberger, he faces his toughest decision
Ever since the then 21-year-old Rory MacDonald threw around Nate Diaz before 55,000 fans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto en route to a unanimous decision win, people have labeled him as the next Georges St-Pierre, or as the heir apparent to St-Pierre’s crowns. St-Pierre is not just the UFC welterweight champion, but the face of the sport in Canada. He earns millions in endorsements to go along with being the sport’s biggest drawing card. MacDonald (14-1) was 20 when he moved from Kelowna, British Columbia, across the country to Montreal in search of the training that he felt would allow him to reach his potential as a fighter. That meant training at Tri-Star Gym, the home of St-Pierre...
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 1:25PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Rodrigo Caporal: The Hong Kong Based Brazilian Lightweight Who is Dominating Chinese MMA
Brazilian fighters have been making a name for themselves competing in Asia since the dawn of modern MMA competition when Rickson Gracie would submit multiple opponents in a single night at Vale Tudo Japan. Today, the sport has evolved almost beyond recognition, but fighters from the same country that gave us the Gracies are still holding their own in Asia. Among them is Rodrigo Caporal, a long-term resident of Hong Kong, who recently became the 155-pound champion of China. Caporal (9-4) has won five fights out of five since signing with RUFF, a Chinese organization that is government sanctioned, giving its fighters the right to call themselves national champions of the most populated country on the planet...
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 1:19PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
John Makdessi vs. Renee Forte added to UFC 165 in Toronto
A lightweight bout between John Makdessi and Renne Forte is the latest addition to September's UFC 165 event.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 12:41PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sonnen cleared to use TRT against Shogun
UFC star Chael Sonnen has revealed that the Massachusetts commission has accepted his application for a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ahead of UFC on FOX 8, Danny Castillo gives up drinking for good
"Last Call" apparently is a thing of the past for Danny Castillo (15-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC). The UFC lightweight said he won't be drinking a celebratory beer if he beats Tim Means (18-4-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 8 – he's given up alcohol...
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 8:27AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Pair of tournament finals marked for Bellator 107 on Nov. 15
Kicking off Sept. 13 at Bellator 99, the featherweight tournament features matchups of Patricio Freire vs. Diego Nunes, Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Akop Stepanyan, Desmond Green vs. Fabricio Guerreiro and Andrew Fisher vs. Joe Taimanglo. While Bellator hasn't yet announced their complete welterweight tournament field, we know War Machine and Matt Riddle will participate in the opening round slotted for Bellator 100 on Sept. 20.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 4:57AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Nick Diaz no-shows 'The Voice'
One of the promised highlights of the MMA week has gone by the wayside as Nick Diaz has stood up combat sports announcer Micheal Schiavello on his "The Voice Versus" program.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 11:25PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson set for UFC 166 co-main event
After some speculation he might test the free-agent market, Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has instead signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC and will face Daniel Cormier (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) this fall. UFC officials today announced the bout following an initial report from the Houston Chronicle. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed Nelson's new deal with sources close to the promotion. ------------------------------- Thank god! I was worried this fight wasn't going to happen for a little while
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 9:59PM by DrivenDavies15 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 98 gets middleweight tourney, including Cooper-Spang, Cramer-Filkins
Bellator MMA's Season 9 middleweight tournament gets underway on Sept. 7 with Brett Cooper vs. Andreas Spang, Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins, Mikkel Parlo vs. Brian Rogers, and Jason Butcher vs. Giva Santana.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 7:06PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Paulo Thiago injured, out of fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann
A knee injury has forced Brazilian veteran Paulo Thiago against a welterweight bout with TUF 17 middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 6:45PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Marlon Sandro Returns for Stacked Pancrase 20th Anniversary Fight Card
Japanese promotion Pancrase celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To celebrate, a star-studded fight card is being put together, which will feature two title fights and the return of Marlon Sandro.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 3:22PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Kurt Pelligrino Returns to Bellator Following Two-Year Layoff From Fighting
Bellator MMA will return to Atlantic City’s Revel on Friday, Nov. 15, as Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino will return after nearly two years away from the cage.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Despite UFC Lobbying Efforts, France Upholds Ban on Mixed Martial Arts
Don’t expect to see the UFC in France any time soon, as the French Sports ministry has confirmed its ban on mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
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