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MMA vet Jeff Curran retires following RFA 9 title loss
After 16 years, 41 fights and stints with nearly every major organization of note, Jeff Curran is calling it quits on his MMA career.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Boston City Council President: 'UFC promotes violence against women, teaches kids how to rape'
Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy isn't a fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In fact, Murphy recently sponsored a petition to have children under age 18 banned from attending any and all mixed martial arts (MMA) events held in Boston, Mass., even if their parents were willing chaperones. It's not so much the actual fighting with which Murphy has a beef, but the un-policed behavior some UFC stars have exhibited outside of the Octagon in the past. Murphy pointed to former Light Heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson, who put out this YouTube video that (bad jokingly) showed people how to pick up women with the aid of chloroform.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 7:57AM by jjeans - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen - Shamrock quote steals the show!

Tito Ortiz (16-11-1, UFC Hall of Fame) - “Chael is a great 185lb fighter but Shogun at 205lbs will out-class him. Chael will put up a great fight for the first 5 minutes but Shogun will win the fight. Chael needs to stay at 185lbs. I’m proud of him stepping up though, so let’s go Chael!” Frank Shamrock (23-10-2, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion & Strikeforce Middleweight Champion) - “My prediction: Sonnen will lose and continue to be the only star in the UFC.”
Here are the rest - Overall it was 7-4 in favor Sonnen....................
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 1:40AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Sorry critics: 'Face the Pain' to stay a part of UFC broadcasts
Sorry, nu-metal haters – "Face the Pain" isn't going anywhere.
Submitted Aug 16, 2013 6:36PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 26 weigh-in results: Chael Sonnen, 'Shogun' Rua hit marks
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) -Mauricio Rua (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (205) -Travis Browne (236) vs. Alistair Overeem (255.5) -Yuri Alcantara (136) vs. Urijah Faber (135.5) -Matt Brown (171) vs. Mike Pyle (170) -Uriah Hall (184) vs. John Howard (185) -Michael Johnson (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET) -Michael McDonald (135.5) vs. Brad Pickett (135.5) -Max Holloway (145) vs. Conor McGregor (146) -Mike Brown (145.5) vs. Steven Siler (145.5) -Diego Brandao (146) vs. Daniel Pineda (144.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET) -Manny Gamburyan (145.5) vs. Cole Miller (146) -Cody Donovan (204) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205.5) -Ramsey Nijem (156) vs. James Vick (155)
Submitted Aug 16, 2013 6:27PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC event updates: Ireland, South Africa and Maine events in the works
Ireland and South Africa appear to be on the UFC's agenda. And while we're talking far-flung locales, Bangor, Maine, could be in for a show, too. It wouldn't be a Dana White media scrum without a handful of questions about future plans for the UFC's road show. At Thursday's UFC Fight Night press conference at the Wang Theatre, White confirmed the three locales are in the works, though no dates are set...
Submitted Aug 16, 2013 8:07AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Reza Madadi Verdict Announced
To Summarize: Reza Madadi is found guilty and sentenced for incarceration for 1 year and 6 months for a “smash and grab” of a luxury storefront in Stockholm. MMAViking.com is at Tingsrätten to get today’s verdict for Reza Madadi. After two days of trail, today is the day of the verdict for the alleged “smash and grab” of a luxury storefront in Stockholm.
Submitted Aug 16, 2013 5:46AM by jjeans - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
“Sumo vs. Judo” as Kazuhiro Nakamura Faces Henry Miller in Open Weight Fight at Deep 63 Impact
Deep 63 Impact is set for the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on Aug. 25. It will be headlined by a good old-fashioned “freak show” style match-up, as reigning middleweight champion Kazuhiro Nakamura goes up against heavyweight veteran Henry Miller.
Submitted Aug 16, 2013 12:34AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Dana White on Union and Councilman: “I Don’t Want to Get All into Politics, but It’s Disgusting”
The Culinary Union has been a thorn in UFC president Dana White’s side for quite some time. The Union’s efforts to block the UFC at every turn has been particularly loathsome in New York, where it has stymied the promotion’s efforts to open up the state to sanctioned mixed martial arts events for several years.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 9:23PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
NSAC suspends Brian Bowles nine months, issues $5,700 fine for UFC 160 failure
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today suspended UFC bantamweight Brian Bowles for nine months and fined him 30 percent of his UFC 160 purse for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 9:22PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dias vs. Damm at UFC Fight Night 29
Hacran Dias and Rodrigo Damm are set to face off in a Brazil vs. Brazil battle at UFC Fight Night 29 in October.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 9:21PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Six fighters removed from UFC roster
With the recent influx of UFC talent it was only a matter of time before a few fighters got released as well. Now it appears that the axe has fallen as six fighters were removed from the UFC.com rosters.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss wants to talk to Ben Askren, not pursuing Paul Daley
BOSTON – UFC President Dana White said his promotion may very well be interested in Bellator welterweight champion and current free agent Ben Askren. Controversial British slugger Paul Daley, not so much.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 4:37PM by Webbie - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says UFC won't counter-program Bellator 106 pay-per-view
Don't expect the UFC to cram another show onto its already busy end-of-year schedule to compete with Bellator MMA. Dana White told MMAjunkie.com there will be no counter-programming Bellator 106.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 4:36PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Georges St-Pierre's VADA stance before UFC 167 'a little weird'
BOSTON – Maybe Dana White isn't used to fighters volunteering to foot the bill for things. But he knows one thing when it comes to Georges St-Pierre's insistence on being tested by VADA: "It's a little weird."
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 2:57PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
King Mo rematches Emanuel Newton for interim light heavyweight title at Bellator PPV event
With Attila Vegh injured, recent light heavyweight tournament winners Muhammed Lawal and Emanuel Newton will fight for the interim LHW championship on the November 2nd PPV.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 2:53PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Faber not just thinking about Alcantara, has sights set on "superfights"
One of the big topics on Urijah Faber's mind right now has nothing to do with his opponent on this weekends UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen card.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
New "The Ultimate Fighter" cast revealed
The new history-making season of The Ultimate Fighter is only weeks away. But the 32 competitors of the first season to feature women as cast members and coaches have now been revealed in a FoxSports.com exclusive. Only sixteen of the male and female bantamweight (135lbs) fighters—from the United States, Canada, England, Ireland and Sweden—will make it into the TUF House, where they will face-off in the toughest sports tournament on TV. “This season of The Ultimate Fighter was monumental, as we had women as coaches and competitors – fighting and living together with the men – for the first time ever," said UFC President Dana White. The premiere episode on September 4 will determine the eight men and eight women who will be divided into teams coached by UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and her arch-rival Miesha Tate.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 9:36AM by jjeans - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White makes Nick Diaz an offer: Lyoto Machida at 185 pounds
( mmajunkie.com)
OSTON – For now, Nick Diazremains retired. But if he wants to come back, UFC President Dana White has an offer for him: Lyoto Machida in a middleweight contest."I talked to Diaz today, and I made him an offer, so we'll see what happens," White said. "He had been talking about going to 185 pounds. Machida has been talking about going to 185 pounds. So we wanted to see if he wanted to fight Machida at 185."White revealed his offer during a special Q&A session at Boston's Barrio Cantina, where he appeared as part of a fundraising effort for The Shawn Thornton Foundation at an event billed as the UFC Homecoming.Diaz (26-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC), the former Strikeforce welterweight champ, hasn't fought since March, when he lost a unanimous decision to Georges St-Pierre in a failed bid for the UFC welterweight title. It was Diaz's second decision loss in a row after he also fell short against Carlos Condit in a UFC 143 bout for the UFC's interim welterweight title.After the loss, a frustrated Diaz said he was done with the sport and has thus far kept his word.Meanwhile, former UFC light heavyweight champion Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) fought earlier this month at UFC 163, where he suffered a hotly contested unanimous-decision loss to Phil Davis. Both before and after the bout, Machida teased the potential for a move down to 185 pounds but ultimately said he'd defer to UFC brass to make the decision.The offer seems to throw some doubt on a rumored Machida vs. Vitor Belfort fight, which White was also said to be looking to book. Belfort has repeatedly refused to fight at 185 pounds unless he's granted a shot at the title, but that belt is currently tied up until new champ Chris Weidman rematches former titleholder Anderson Silva in December. Instead, Belfort has expressed a desire to fight outside of the division in hopes of retaining his position as a No. 1 contender in the middleweight class."I wanted Machida to fight Vitor Belfort, but Vitor Belfort is his own matchmaker, apparently," White joked. "He wants to make his own fights."White said he's not sure whether or not Diaz will accept the offer, and an exact date for the matchup has yet to be determined, though November seems the most likely timeframe. But for now, it remains Diaz's choice. White said he tendered the offer and will now wait for a response."They said they'd gt back to me,"  Sorrybout the wall of text, I'm on y phone
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 10:47PM by infestructure - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fox Sports 1 will launch with DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable
Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes when the network launches this Saturday, people familiar with the matter said. The three carriers -- satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish and cable operator Time Warner Cable -- all have agreed to carry Fox Sports 1 when it launches. Those three distributors combined reach over 40 million homes. (((>>> Daddy Chael pulled some strings today to get the deals done....you are welcome <<<<)))
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 10:13PM by Chael_Sonnen - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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