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UFC boss says Lyoto Machida vs. Nick Diaz off the table
BOSTON – A proposed fight between ex-light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and former welterweight champ Nick Diaz isn't happening, contrary to previous indications.
White: UFN 26's Gamburyan vs. Miller bout should've been stopped after first
After a confusing end to the first round, a UFC Fight Night 26 bout between featherweights Manny Gamburyan and Cole Miller went to the scorecards. UFC President Dana White, though, doesn't think it should have ever gotten that far.
UFC Fight Night 26 bonuses: Browne, Brown, Sonnen, McDonald, Pickett earn awards
BOSTON – Travis Browne, Matt Brown Chael Sonnen, Michael McDonald and Brad Pickett each earned bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 26 event.
MFC 38 adds third title fight with Sam Alvey vs. Jason South for 185 belt
Maximum Fighting Championship has added a third title fight to its next card. Sam Alvey will meet unbeaten Jason South for the middleweight strap the same night MFC crowns heavyweight and bantamweight champs.
If Nick Diaz uninterested, UFC's Tim Kennedy says he'll fight Lyoto Machida
Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White said he offered Nick Diaz a fight against Lyoto Machida. But if Diaz doesn't want to fight the ex-light-heavyweight champ in his middleweight debut, at least one other guy does.
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.
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.
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen - Shamrock quote steals the show!
Here are the rest - Overall it was 7-4 in favor Sonnen....................
Sorry critics: 'Face the Pain' to stay a part of UFC broadcasts
Sorry, nu-metal haters – "Face the Pain" isn't going anywhere.
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)
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...
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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