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Johnson declined Cerrone at UFC 187; now wants 'Cowboy' in 'real' title eliminator
Michael Johnson said he was the first man offered to replace injured Khabib Nurmagomedov against Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. John Makdessi ultimately filled in, but Johnson said he regrets declining the opportunity.
Submitted May 28, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Aljamain Sterling to undergo hernia surgery, sidelined for four to six weeks
Aljamain Sterling has emerged as one of the brightest prospects in the UFC with three victories to start his octagon career, but fans may have to wait a bit to see him return to the cage.
Submitted May 28, 2015 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena interested in a fight with Cat Zingano
A potential fight between recent bantamweight contenders Sara McMann and Cat Zingano isn't likely to happen. Not in July, anyway. According to a report on UFC Tonight on Wednesday, Zingano won't be ready by July 15, which was the date the UFC was hoping to stage a fight between her and the former Olympic wrestler, McMann.
Submitted May 28, 2015 9:45AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
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UFC 187 medical suspensions: Cormier, Johnson, Weidman, Belfort all get shelf time
ufc 187 medical suspensions: cormier, johnson, weidman, belfort all get shelf time
UFC 187 medical suspensions: Cormier, Johnson, Weidman, Belfort all get shelf time.
Submitted May 27, 2015 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC 187 salaries: Weidman, Johnson ($500,000 each) top $2.452 million payroll
Title fighters Chris Weidman and Anthony Johnson were the top earners this past weekend at UFC 187, each making a half-million dollars, but for different results.
Submitted May 27, 2015 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Gegard Mousasi wants Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 78 in Japan
For UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi, it’s the matchup that makes perfect sense.
Submitted May 27, 2015 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Shattered One Sunday, Near Death (Matt Grice story)
A sprawling, hard blue Oklahoma sky served as a nice tableau for a Sunday outing. It was one of those days when the billowy white clouds seemed to radiate calm. They did for Caroline Grice. About the only obstacle she had was wading through the labyrinth of her daughters’ toys and the nagging questions that kept bounding inside her head: “Where is he? What’s taking him so long?” She hid her mounting agitation from the girls. She knew by now the fine line to walk, especially when her husband, Matt Grice, was in training mode for a fight. How cagey he could get as the date neared. Anxiety grew. It was taking too long. This delay from the gym was a little unusual. Grice knew he had to be back at a certain time, so the family could visit his mother and enjoy the afternoon. Caroline even remembers expressing to the kids, “Damn, your dad is taking a long time. What is he doing?” That is when the call came from his father. Out spilled five words no one wants to hear: “Matt was in an accident.” The words that followed -- “and he’s in pretty bad shape” -- were even more concerning. Phrases like that freeze you. They throw you into a surreal, spinning world where a different reality is happening, a reality that is hard to grasp; and just like that, a perfect Sunday is shattered, and the world Grice, Caroline and their daughters had would never be the same. On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, Grice and some friends were sitting in a white Jeep Wrangler at a red light when they were plowed from behind by a driver going 65 miles per hour. The accident was near-fatal, reducing Grice, a man who thought of himself as invincible, to a man who was suddenly dependent on others to shuffle his feet and cut his food. “Matt had two jobs; he would train for his fights, and he was a police officer in Oklahoma City, so he was a busy man and he had to go back to work that Sunday night,” Caroline said, “but before he did, we wanted to spend some time together with his family. I remember going into the girls’ bedroom, pacing back and forth, and I honestly used to leave Matt alone when he was training for a fight. Then I get this call telling me what happened. We live in a small town, and the calls started trickling in; and then you start to hear more details, like the car was completely smashed and they had to rip the Jeep apart to get Matt out before it blew up. I know what you're thinking, but it's actually well-written for a Sherdog article since Santoliquito wrote it.
Submitted May 26, 2015 5:21PM by Kpro - 0 comments
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WSOF 22 stacks deck vs. UFC 190 with championship triple-header, flyweight title
With the UFC heading to Brazil on Aug. 1 with Ronda Rousey vs. undefeated contender Bethe Correia, officials from fellow Las Vegas-based MMA promotion WSOF have elected to go head-to-head with their most auspicious card to date.
Submitted May 26, 2015 2:29PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Paddy Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee added to UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland
A flyweight bout between Paddy Holohan and Vaughan Lee is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 72’s lineup.
Submitted May 26, 2015 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Hacran Dias announces UFC Fight Night 70 bout with Chas Skelly
Featherweights Hacran Dias and Chas Skelly will meet in June at UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida.
Submitted May 26, 2015 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 72: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites, Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham
The UFC’s debut event in Scotland, UFC Fight Night 72, now has its main event and co-main event.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Cavalcante slated for UFC 190 in Brazil
A light-heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins and Rafael Cavalcante is the latest addition to UFC 190.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Donald Cerrone to fight Rafael dos Anjos for UFC lightweight title
Donald Cerrone is indeed Rafael dos Anjos' next title challenger at 155 pounds, according to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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B.J. Penn to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame
During the UFC 187 preliminary card broadcast on Fox Sports 1, the fourth and final announcement for this year's UFC Hall of Fame. B.J. Penn (16-10-2) will enter the revamped HOF under the Modern wing, reserved for fighters who made their after UFC 28 (11/17/2000), when the Unified Rules of MMA were used.
Submitted May 24, 2015 8:14PM by telnights - 7 comments
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Daniel Cormier, Ryan Bader get into post-fight press conference confrontation
LAS VEGAS -- The UFC 187 post-fight press conference was supposed to be Daniel Cormier's victory lap, his chance to parade in front of the media with his newly won UFC light heavyweight title belt and talk about his victory over Anthony Johnson.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:18PM by tildengolfer - 18 comments
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Andrei Arlovski Says He ‘Almost Quit’ During UFC 187 Slugfest with Travis Browne
Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski went toe-to-toe with Travis Browne at UFC 187 and produced a fight for the ages, one of the best slugfests the Octagon has ever seen. But it almost didn’t unfold the way it did. Arlovski, who held the UFC heavyweight title almost a decade ago, had to dig deeper than he ever had before in order to score a sensational knockout. The “Pit Bull” badly rocked Browne early in the first round, couldn’t finish him, and then rocked him again -- and again, and again.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:11PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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John Dodson: ‘I’ll Be a Totally Different Fighter Against Demetrious Johnson’
John Dodson will be the first to admit that he did not deliver a vintage “Magician” performance at UFC 187. In his first fight in nearly a year after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL and meniscus, Dodson took a unanimous verdict over former training partner Zack Makovsky in a preliminary flyweight tilt. The bout was contested primarily on the feet, and while the Jackson-Wink MMA representative was unable to land with his trademark power, his ability to mix in kicks and knees with his punches was enough to get the nod from the cageside judges.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:11PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Vitor Belfort Shoots Down Retirement Talk, Praises Chris Weidman After UFC 187
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort has had a rollercoaster career in mixed martial arts. He’s had great wins and losses, and plenty of drama outside the cage, but after his most recent defeat on Saturday, Belfort vowed to solider on in the sport he loves.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:10PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 187 Aftermath: There is no disputing Daniel Cormier holds the gold
LAS VEGAS -- Daniel Cormier is the UFC light heavyweight champion. Some might dispute this, but facts are facts. Cormier went to the UFC 187 post-fight press conference, having finished Anthony Johnson, holding court while possessing the gleaming gold belt. Nor is this belt an interim championship. Interim titles are for injuries, to give guys like Dominick Cruz some slack when they're working in good faith to get back into ring shape but suffer setbacks along the way.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Two hours before UFC 187, we didn't think Andrei Arlovski was going to fight
As if Andrei Arlovski's roller-coaster first-round upset over Travis Browne at UFC 187 wasn't impressive enough, an ill-timed fight week injury threw Arlovski's status on the card into question right up until Saturday night, according to UFC President Dana White. "Two hours before he came out, we didn't think he was going to fight," White revealed on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show. "He popped something in his calf the night before, could barely walk, was limping. The doctors checked him out and I guarantee you, he gritted it out to show the doctors that he could fight. So the doctors said it's up to you, do you want to fight? He said yes.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:05PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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