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Tim Sylvia wants to fight Frank Mir or Pat Barry
"The Maine-iac" has once again expressed his desire to return to the UFC, where the former heavyweight champion hasn't competed since 2008.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:26PM by prophecy033 - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
Welterweight champ Ben Askren only drug tested once as Bellator fighter
Despite going undefeated in 8 fights with Bellator, including 5 of them being headlining bouts with the Welterweight title on the line, champion Ben Askren revealed that he's only been tested once while fighting for the promotion.
Submitted May 14, 2013 12:03AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC Fan Expo in July to feature first ever MMA Combine
UFC fighters Urijah Faber and Phil Davis have worked together to set up the first ever MMA Combine. The event will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo and take place the same day as UFC 162.
Submitted May 14, 2013 12:02AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Alistair Overeem targeted for UFC 164, opponent uncertain
Top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem's return to the octagon is targeted for late summer, multiple sources close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:09PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator headed for fall time change
Bellator will yet again change time slots this fall, continuing the promotion's wild ride that has seen it appear on four networks and at numerous times since 2009.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:08PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Daniel Cormier planning to continue as heavyweight while slowly cutting to make 205
Daniel Cormier is planning to make the move to light heavyweight but will be taking the long road, slowly dieting his way down to 205 while competing as a heavyweight.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:07PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nick Diaz is starting his own MMA promotion
Rumors are surfacing that Nick Diaz is starting his own Stockton based MMA promotion.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:06PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Joe Lauzon meets Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston
The UFC's return to Boston continues to come together with the addition of a lightweight bout featuring one of the area's own. Joe Lauzon (22-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC), a native of Boston's south suburbs, will head just up the road to fight Michael Johnson (12-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August. Lauzon wanted a fight on his hometown show, and he'll get it. Sources with knowledge of the bout recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the planned fight, which MMA Weekly also reported Monday.
Submitted May 13, 2013 2:34PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana: 'Hunt proved everyone wrong'
After originally trying to refuse the Samoan entry to the UFC, president Dana White gives his thoughts on Mark Hunt's current success.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:02PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Vitor Belfort not ashamed of TRT use, 'I'm not doing anything illegal'
Heading into his UFC on FX 8 bout against Luke Rockhold, Vitor Belfort tells Mike Chiappetta that he's not ashamed to be using testosterone replacement therapy.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:00PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Eddie Wineland plans to change next to nothing if he wins UFC title
For most fighters, holding down a full-time job while trying to train and compete at the UFC level is something done out of necessity. For Eddie Wineland, he plans on keeping his job as a firefighter, even if he wins UFC gold next month.
Submitted May 13, 2013 12:51PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FX 8 headliner Luke Rockhold: 'Black belts don't mean s--t to me'
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold said Vitor Belfort won't be knocking him out with any flashy kicks, and if their fight hits the ground, he'll come out on top.
Submitted May 13, 2013 12:49PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pregnancy scratches Laura Sanko; Invicta FC 6 lineup again set with 13 bouts
It wasn't an injury or illness or contract dispute that scratched Laura Sanko from Invicta FC 6. Instead, a pregnancy has forced the mother-to-be from the July card.
Submitted May 13, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mayorga "suspended", MMA win changed to No Contest
Ricardo Mayorga's controversial win during his MMA debut has been overturned, and he has also been "suspended".
Submitted May 13, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Josh Thomson says Nate Diaz didn't make weight for UFC on Fox 7 bout
Nate Diaz had some less than flattering things to say about UFC on Fox 7 opponent Josh Thomson a couple of weeks ago. Now Thomson has fired back with an accusation that Diaz didn't even make weight for their bout.
Submitted May 12, 2013 7:25PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC plans second 'International Fight Week' around UFC 162 in Las Vegas
The UFC returns to Indianapolis for the first time since 2010 for the promotion's second-ever Wednesday night event on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted May 12, 2013 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Bellator champ Pat Curran expects fall return – after making pro boxing debut
Pat Curran is big on keeping busy. Now he'll try something new to do it. The Bellator featherweight champion got two title defenses this past season. But with a title fight not likely till the fall, he told MMAjunkie.com he'll try his hands at boxing.
Submitted May 12, 2013 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Chris Lytle open to another UFC fight, but only on short notice
Chris Lytle says that he would come back for one more UFC fight, but only if it was on short notice so that he wouldn't have to spend time away from his family.
Submitted May 12, 2013 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC returns to Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 28 for UFC on FOX Sports 1 event
The UFC returns to Indianapolis for the first time since 2010 for the promotion's second-ever Wednesday night event on FOX Sports 1. UFC and Bankers Life Fieldhouse officials on Saturday night announced the promotions plans to return to the venue, with tickets scheduled to go on sale June 14. Ticket prices and on-sale details will be announced in the coming weeks. There are currently no scheduled or rumored bouts for the card, which marks the start of an incredibly busy stretch for the UFC in which the company will host three fight cards in just eight days...
Submitted May 12, 2013 9:05AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Leonard Garcia's team bashes Bellator, questions claim of 'phantom' rep
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney claims his promotion never once contacted Leonard Garcia (15-11-1) about a potential deal with the tournament-based promotion. Garcia's team isn't buying it. "In light of Bellator's alleged legal chicanery with their own champions like Eddie Alvarez and Zach Makovsky, and high-profile fighters like Leonard Garcia making known their desire to avoid a potentially bad situation, it is not surprising Bellator is trying to get ahead of the bad PR plaguing their promotion," Garcia's reps at Haymaker's Empire Sports Management wrote in a statement issued to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "However, this story about a 'phantom' Bellator representative making phony offers to fighters just strains credulity." Garcia fought 17 times under the Zuffa banner from 2007 until this past month's UFC 159 event. While always an entertaining brawler, Garcia suffered five consecutive losses in the UFC's octagon and was released from his contract with the promotion...
Submitted May 11, 2013 8:40PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities, Interviews
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