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Tim Means retires Pete Spratt, Garcia shines
Following his release from the UFC, Tim Means thanked Legacy FC for giving him a job. After his first appearance for the promotion, it looks like he'll be employed as long as he likes.
Submitted Sep 14, 2013 3:25AM by FastKnockout - 44 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
A heavyweight matchup between Pat Barry and Soa Palelei has been added to December's UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia. The booking was first announced by Australian outlet WAtoday.com.au, and UFC officials later confirmed the booking. UFC Fight Night 33 takes place Dec. 7 in the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Broadcast plans haven't been announced, but the event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. Due to the time difference, the event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, in Australia (but Friday, Dec. 6, in the U.S.).
Submitted Sep 14, 2013 1:28AM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dustin Pague Fights for Roster Spot, Welcomes Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 166
A bantamweight bout between Dustin Pague and Kyoji Horiguchi has been added to the UFC 166 line-up for Oct. 19 in Houston. UFC officials announced the bout on Friday. Pague (11-8) is likely fighting for his roster spot. He has lost his three most recent bouts and four of his five under the UFC banner.
Submitted Sep 13, 2013 2:36PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mark Munoz Parts Ways with Jason Miller, Hopes He Can Find His Way Out of Recent Turmoil
UFC vet Jason Miller and current UFC contender Mark Munoz were once the closest of friends. As such, Munoz still hopes Miller can find his way out of recent turmoil.
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Virgil Zwicker says Strikeforce doctors misdiagnosed him, cost him thousands of $$
Bellator light heavyweight tournament competitor, Virgil Zwicker says he was misdiagnosed by Strikeforce doctors and ended up having to pay several thousand dollars of his own money, with no financial aid from Zuffa, to be able to fight again.
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC cuts Benjamin Brinsa fighter accused of Neo-Nazi sympathies
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has elected not to stake its international reputation on Benjamin Brinsa's denials of a neo-nazi past. Brinsa has been cut by the promotion before stepping into the Octagon.
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
Boxer Adrien Broner on MMA: ‘I really don’t look at it as a real sport’
“I’m really not too big on MMA,” said Broner. “I really don’t look at it as a real sport because anybody can come into MMA and learn that. You can learn that. Listen, you can’t just come in to boxing and be a world champion. You’ve got to be born with it.” “Like you,” he said to the interviewer. “Right now, you can go into MMA, learn all the submission moves and be a world champion. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. I don’t give a f— what you do, you can try to come over to boxing, and you won’t ever be a world champion. I’m not disrespecting you, but I’m just saying, that’s how it works.”
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 3:20AM by bjj1605 - 42 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports
UFC looking to book Travis Browne vs. Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fox 9
UFC looking to match up top ten heavyweights Travis Browne and Stipe Miocic on UFC on Fox 9 fight card.
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 12:00AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Despite marijuana charge, WSOF still plans to book Miguel Torres vs. Tyson Nam
Bantamweight Miguel Torres' recent bust for marijuana possession hasn't deterred his promoter's plans for his career.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 7:40PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC angles for Pettis-Grant, books Faber-McDonald at UFC on FOX 9
When the UFC returns to Sacramento for UFC on FOX 9, Anthony Pettis could defend his belt against T.J. Grant, while two fighters will end up getting a little "California Love" in a key bantamweight contest.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
E-mails expose drug testing rift between GSP, Hendricks
This article was a joint effort between Matt Roth of MMAMania.com and Brent Brookhouse of BloodyElbow.com.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 7:38PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
BJ Penn to coach TUF 19 opposite Frankie Edgar, will fight at featherweight in April
BJ Penn will drop to featherweight and coach opposite Frankie Edgar for season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 7:35PM by FastKnockout - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
Donation fund set up for injured UFC fighter Matt Grice
A donation fund has been set up for injured UFC fighter and police officer Matt Grice. Grice was critically injured Sunday in a car accident in Oklahoma. Donations are being accepted at . Grice, who was recently pulled from next month's UFC 166 event due to the head and other injuries he suffered in the accident, is married with two young daughters.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 2:02PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shogun Rua vs. James Te Huna set for UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
UFC superstar Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is headed Down Under, combining with eight of Australia's most promising fighters for a huge summer of Mixed Martial Arts. The Daily Telegraph can reveal Rua, the former light heavyweight world champion, will join fellow Brazilian hero Antonio ‘Bigfoot' Silva on the UFC Fight Night card scheduled for December 7 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. In a huge boost for the sport Down Under, the South American duo will both be up against Australians, with Rua set to face Penrith star James Te Huna while Silva will have top billing in his bout with cult Sydney heavyweight Mark Hunt.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 2:00PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Megumi Fujii rematches Jessica Aguilar in Oct. 5 retirement fight
In the final fight of her legendary MMA career, Megumi Fujii will look to avenge a controversial loss to Jessica Aguilar.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Despite NSAC's new pot limits, hefty fines remain for violators
One effect of relaxing marijuana testing thresholds for Nevada fight licensees could be more disclosure. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer hopes applicants would be honest about whether they used marijuana in the weeks preceding a fight, particularly if they were aware of the punishments levied against retired MMA fighter Nick Diaz and boxer Julio Ceasar Chavez, Jr. Diaz forked over $79,500, while Chavez Jr. paid $100,000 to the commission after failing post-fight drug tests in the state.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 12:22AM by DrivenDavies15 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
With Estevan Payan out, Charles Oliveira meets Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166
Thanks to a pair of injuries, UFC 166 has a new featherweight fight. An injury has knocked Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) from his fight with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). And the recent car accident that has Matt Grice (15-5 MMA, 2-5 UFC) still hospitalized with a head injury meant Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was without an opponent. Now Oliveira and Larsen will fight each other on the preliminary card. UFC officials announced the new booking on Tuesday night.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 12:16AM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matthew Riddle on MMA: 'I don't want anything to do with it'
Matthew Riddle has had it with MMA. He's fed up, disgusted and more than a little bit pissed off with the sport he's dedicated himself to since 2008.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 10:25PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Andrew Leone injury knocks flyweight title fight from ONE FC 10 main event
Just three days before a shot at ONE FC's flyweight title, Andrew Leone will have to wait. So, too, will ONE FC. A Leone injury has knocked his title fight with Shinichi Kojima from Friday's ONE FC 10 main event.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 10:24PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
With Estevan Payan out, Charles Oliveira meets Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166
An injury has knocked Estevan Payan from his fight with Charles Oliveira, and Jeremy Larsen, whose fight with Matt Grice was pulled after Grice's car accident, will step in in his teammate's place.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 10:23PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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