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With Francimar Barroso out, Roger Narvaez steps in to fight Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 42
(mmafighting.com)
Light heavyweight prospect Patrick Cummins will take on UFC newcomer Roger Narvaez at UFC Fight Night 42, after Cummins' initial opponent Francimar Barroso was forced to withdraw from the contest late last week.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC waiting for Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller result before booking Dustin Poirier's next fight
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC is electing to wait for the result of July's Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller grudge match before booking the next fight for top-10 featherweight contender Dustin Poirier, according to a report by MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:06AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans comments on fallout between Kenny Monday and the Blackzilians
(mmafighting.com)
Olympic wrestling medalist Kenny Monday and the Blackzilians have parted ways.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:06AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Ian McCall: Team Alpha Male can't beat Brazilians like Renan Barao
(mmamania.com)
The camp is, after all, 0-4 versus Team Nova Uniao in championship fights.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:04AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Cage Warriors signs terrestrial TV deal in England
(mmajunkie.com)
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship officials today announced the promotion has reached a terrestrial TV deal with Brits broadcaster Channel 4.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:00AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White: If Nick Diaz wants Matt Brown, we can do that fight
(mmajunkie.com)
While one Diaz brother has been gunning for a shot at Matt Brown, UFC President Dana White today revealed it’s the other one that has a chance at the booking.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:59AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Calf Injury Knocks Pat Curran Out of June 6 Title Defense at Bellator 121
(sherdog.com)
Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will not defend his title as expected next month. Bellator officials Wednesday announced that Curran sustained a severe right calf strain in training and has been forced to withdraw from a planned rematch with Patricio Freire at Bellator 121. “I’ve been training incredibly hard for this fight by pushing myself to my absolute limits in training,” Curran stated in a release. “Unfortunately, during some conditioning drills, I suffered a bad calf strain that has halted my training for one of the biggest fights of my career. I have my sights set on getting back into the cage as soon as possible, with July in mind, but I want to be 100 percent healthy heading into that cage to smash ‘Pitbull.’”
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:55AM by JoeWarren33 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Sergei Kharitonov injured, out of Glory 17 main event with Mirko Cro Cop
(bloodyelbow.com)
News on the main event of Glory 17, as Sergei Kharitonov is out. Get all the details, including the surprising rumored replacement, and more.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:54AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Jake Shields Injured, Out of WSOF 11 Welterweight Matchup with Jon Fitch
(sherdog.com)
The fight card for WSOF 11 has been altered again, as an injury to Jake Shields has forced the welterweight to withdraw from his planned clash with Jon Fitch. Sherdog.com on Wednesday confirmed the news with World Series of Fighting officials following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Shields stepped in earlier this month after the promotion’s original plan to pair Fitch against champion Rousimar Palhares fell through. WSOF 11 takes place July 5 at a to-be-announced location and is headlined by a lightweight title confrontation between Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell. The evening’s main card airs live on NBC Sports, though it is currently unknown if Fitch will remain on the bill.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:53AM by JoeWarren33 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lombard vs. Kim targeted for UFN China card
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC is looking to book a big welterweight bout for Hector Lombard, but it's not the one he's been angling for.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:53AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Big’ John McCarthy to Referee UFC on Fox 12, UFC 176 Main Events in California
(sherdog.com)
When the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to California this summer, veteran referee John McCarthy will referee both of the promotion’s main events.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:30PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas challenges Joe Warren to random drug test
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas called interim titleholder Joe Warren “delirious” to think he’s afraid of a fight.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:24PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ben Askren considering retirement after One FC deal, says he is going to ‘try and do it the right way’
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren is pondering a potential retirement after he completes his One FC deal.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Doorman talks about Gracie assault: 'This was a carefully planned and coordinated attack'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Things are looking pretty bad for Renzo Gracie and the members of the Gracie family arrested with him following their recent altercation outside a club in New York, early Monday morning.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:21PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
UFC signs Entwistle, Hooker, Johnson, & Matthews
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two new fights featuring four new fighters have been added to the UFC's upcoming trip to New Zealand. All four look to be additions to the lightweight division.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:19PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF 11: Shields hurt, Fitch fight scrapped
(bloodyelbow.com)
An injury to Jake Shields means his World Series of Fighting debut has been delayed, and Jon Fitch needs a new opponent in July.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC signs Mexican prospects Puig and Arreola
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC is filling out more summer cards which means new signings, seemingly at a faster pace than ever. Check out the latest signings all of whom will be making their debut soon.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:16PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Rich Franklin prayed for power outage before 1st Anderson Silva fight
(mmajunkie.com)
There’s a potential loser in each and every one of us, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin believes. That was the veteran fighter’s message during an April 19 TED Talks event, “TEDxUChicago 2014: Make No Little Plans,” in Chicago. Franklin, a fan favorite who held the UFC belt from 2005-2006, gave a brutally honest speech entitled “How to Be a Loser.” Drawing from his pro-fighting career, Franklin discussed how folks from all walks of life can handle losses in a productive manner.
Submitted May 21, 2014 1:54PM by isk - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Felipe Arantes avoids knee surgery, eyes top 15 opponent next in the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Felipe Arantes suffered a knee injury, but that won’t keep him out of the Octagon for too long. The Brazilian featherweight, who scored a dominant victory over Maximo Blanco at UFC Fight Night 36 in February, expects to make his seventh UFC bout in July.
Submitted May 21, 2014 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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