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In a nation of legends, UFC 163's Jose Aldo is the people's champion
It takes a small army of security personnel to usher Jose Aldo into the van that awaits the UFC's featherweight titleholder. Along the way, he answers as many reporters' questions as possible, smiles for camera click after camera click and signs a few dozen autographs. Thursday's swirl of activity follows a three-hour engagement in which Aldo participated in a news conference, put on a public workout session that featured a soundtrack by a live rock band and then waded through a sea of fans and reporters to answer even more questions as microphones, cameras and recorders were shoved in his face. It was time for Aldo to retreat to his hotel, but his removal from the scene was anything but easy...
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 8:19AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Tito Ortiz Makes Surprise TNA Wrestling Appearance, Joins Rampage Jackson on Impact
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz followed friend and former trainer partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s footsteps all the way to Bellator MMA, but he didn’t stop there. Just like Rampage, Ortiz also made the move to TNA Wrestling’s Impact. The hot internet rumor just a few short days ago had Bellator putting Rampage up against Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match on pay-per-view opposite the UFC’s year-end extravaganza that features Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva II and Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate II...
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 8:15AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous
Tim Kennedy wants Wanderlei, apprehensive about fighting Belfort in Brazil
After a dominating performance over Roger Gracie at UFC 162, Tim Kennedy is looking to put his Strikeforce past behind him in favor of more well-established MMA veterans.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 10:21PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans won't fight Vitor Belfort
Former UFC light heavyweight championRashad Evans told ESPN.com on Thursday that he will not fight middleweight contender Vitor Belfort or any other teammate.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 7:48PM by prophecy033 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cain Velasquez skips out on final leg of UFC World Tour 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO – The UFC's ambitious World Tour 2013 wraps up Friday in Rio de Janeiro, but one famous face will be missing from the announced lineup.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 6:57PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Geronimo dos Santos medically cleared of hep B, still under UFC contract
RIO DE JANEIRO – Geronimo dos Santos has been medically cleared and is expected to soon return to the UFC.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Welterweights Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger added to UFC 166
A welterweight matchup between Adlan Amagov and T.J. Waldburger has been added to the UFC 166 fight card.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC signs alleged neo-Nazi Benjamin Brinsa
The UFC's signing of undefeated German fighter Benjamin Brinsa has created controversy due to Brinsa's alleged neo-nazi activities and affiliations.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 163's 'Korean Zombie' says nickname a blessing and curse
The posters advertising UFC 163 make it tough to tell if you're about to watch a professional MMA fight or a monster movie. "World Featherweight Championship," it says at the very top. "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie." Nowhere on the posters trumpeting his clash with UFC 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in Brazil on Saturday (pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) does it mention Chan Sung Jung's actual name. Which, surprisingly enough, is exactly how the featherweight challenger likes it...
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 9:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Bellator 97 Results: Michael Chandler and Ben Askren Defend Belts, King Mo Earns Title Shot
Bellator 97 took place Wednesday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., just outside of Albuquerque. It proved to be one of the biggest nights in the company’s history. Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, and welterweight titleholder Ben Askren both successfully defended their belts, while Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal won the promotion’s abbreviated Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament final...
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 9:10AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Vitor Belfort Declines Any UFC Non-Title Fight at Middleweight; Dana White Offers Rashad Evans
UFC president Dana White is prepared to take Vitor Belfort up on his offer to fight at light heavyweight, offering up Blackzilian teammate Rashad Evans as a candidate.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 1:22AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White wants Rory MacDonald to face Robbie Lawler next
Just a few days following UFC on Fox 8, Dana already has plans for the two main card Welterweights.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 10:27PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tito Ortiz signs with Bellator, meets 'Rampage' Jackson on pay-per-view Nov. 2
It had all the makings of a pro wrestling callout, but regardless of what it looked like, Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has returned from retirement – and will fight Quinton Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) for Bellator MMA in November on the promotion's first pay-per-view event.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 8:51PM by Webbie - 29 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ronda Rousey on media attention: 'I word things more colorfully than others'
Even with their media exposure, Ronda Rousey takes pleasure in getting one over on her rival Miesha Tate. The UFC women's bantamweight champion said an ESPN story on female athletes and breasts wasn't just exciting because she was quoted, but because she got more copy than Tate.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 4:53PM by Webbie - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alan Belcher to move up to light heavyweight
Some 185er's in the UFC like Wanderlei Silva have decided that they don't want to cut that much weight and will fight at 205 instead. The latest middleweight to make that decision is Alan Belcher.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Kennedy fight dead, UFC's Belfort interested in Sonnen fight
A potential bout with middleweight contender Vitor Belfort is now dead, according to Tim Kennedy. However, one notable is interested in fighting the Brazilian.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
Demian Maia and Jake Shields Agree to UFC Welterweight Showdown
Brazilian welterweight Demian Maia was supposed to be fighting on this weekend’s UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie fight card in Rio de Janeiro, but had the fight yanked out from under him when Josh Koscheck withdrew due to injury. Although Maia was pulled from the fight card altogether, he already has another opponent lined up. Maia will next face Jake Shields, according to a report on UFC Tonight on Tuesday night.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 3:31AM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jorge Masvidal vs. Rustam Khabilov set for November UFC on FOX Sports 1 card
That didn't take long. Jorge Masvidal moved to 2-0 in the UFC on Saturday, and he's already got his next assignment. Masvidal (25-7 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against Rustam Khabilov (16-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" correspondent Ariel Helwani reported the news as part of Tuesday night's episode. The fight reportedly will take place in November on a yet-to-be-announced FOX Sports 1 card.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 10:42PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Francis Carmont meets Constantinos Philippou at UFC 165 in Toronto
Francis Carmont will put his 10-fight win streak at risk against a Top 10 middleweight in September. Carmont (21-7 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will meet Constantinos Philippou (12-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at UFC 165 this fall. UFC officials on Tuesday announced the new matchup. UFC 165 takes place Sept. 21 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims that are expected to air on either FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 and Facebook.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 4:34PM by DrivenDavies15 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Flyweight Chad Robichaux signs with WSOF
Former Bellator and Strikeforce fighter Chad Robichaux has signed a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 12:31PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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