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UFC president Dana White interested in talking to CM Punk about possible UFC career
Dana White briefly spoke to TMZ about the interest in getting former WWE champion CM Punk into the UFC.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 4:38PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Visa issues force Rustam Khabilov out of UFC 182, Danny Castillo in need of new opponent
Rustam Khabilov (17-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from next month’s UFC 182 event, and fellow lightweight Danny Castillo (17-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is now in need of a new opponent.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 2:22PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator MMA cuts ties with light heavyweight Joe Vedepo following recent arrest
Bellator MMA will not keep light heavyweight veteran Joe Vedepo under contract in the wake of his arrest this past week in Iowa City, Iowa.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 1:59PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Legacy FC 38 card set with addition of nine pro bouts behind Njokuani-Gifford
After announcing UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani as the headliner for Legacy FC 38, the February card now is complete with the addition of nine more pro bouts.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 12:46PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mike Richman meets Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 134
Coming off a huge win over Nam Phan, Mike Richman returns against former 135-pound champion Eduardo Dantas in March.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Chael Sonnen: Tim Kennedy is one cranky, bitter son of a bitch and somebody needs to tell him to shut up
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, is tired of hearing about "Stoolgate." Not that anyone besides Tim Kennedy is still talking about it, but the constant bellyaching from the former Green Beret has the new ESPN analyst at his wit's end.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Matt Hamill Plans To Unretire, Calls For 'Rampage' Rematch In Bellator
Former UFC light heavyweight Matt Hamill, 38, is looking to unretire (again) and hook up with Scott Coker and Co. in Bellator, starting with a rematch against the "extremely busy" Rampage Jackson, who knocked him around for three rounds back at UFC 130.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
One FC 16 Weigh-Ins: Bibiano Fernandes, Dae Hwan Kim Cleared for 135-Pound Title Bout
One FC 16 Weigh-Ins: Bibiano Fernandes, Dae Hwan Kim Cleared for 135-Pound Title Bout.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
Akira Corassani gets another home bout, meets Sam Sicilia at UFC on FOX 14
On a two-fight skid, one of Sweden’s own will look for a return to the winner’s circle on his home turf in January.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Judge revokes War Machine's 2012 probation
Jon Koppenhaver aka War Machine has had his 2012 probation revoked; judge invokes original 1½ - 4 year prison sentence.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
TUF 20 Finale adds six fights in Las Vegas [Contains Spoilers to Last Night's Episode]
With the semifinal pairings set, next week’s finale for Season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter” has six new women’s strawweight matchups set. The bulk of the fighters booked for the card were cast members on the show who didn’t reach the semifinals. Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to meet Lisa Ellis (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Heather Jo Clark (6-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Tecia Torres (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) faces Angela Magana (11-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) fights Seo Hee Ham (15-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC); Aisling Daly (14-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC); and Angela Hill (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Emily Kagan (3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). All 12 of those fighters will be making their official UFC debuts. With the additions, the latest TUF 20 Finale lineup includes: TBA vs. TBA – for inaugural strawweight title Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Stephens Daron Cruickshank vs. K.J. Noons Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Proctor Felice Herrig vs. Lisa Ellis Angela Magana vs. Tecia Torres Joanne Calderwood vs. Seo Hee Ham Heather Jo Clark vs. Bec Rawlings Alex Chambers vs. Aisling Daly Angela Hill vs. Emily Kagan
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 8:30AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Greg Jackson: Coaches Lose Sponsors with Reebok Deal, But Fighter Welfare Most Important
Greg Jackson: Coaches Lose Sponsors with Reebok Deal, But Fighter Welfare Most Important.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 10:48PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Jorge Masvidal injured, Gleison Tibau steps in to face Norman Parke in Boston
A back injury has forced lightweight contender Jorge Masvidal out of his UFC Fight Night bout against Norman Parke on January 18 in Boston. Stepping in for the Florida veteran is fellow Floridian Gleison Tibau.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 10:47PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nam Phan, Will Chope Added to Pancrase 264; Japanese Org to Crown 115-Pound Champ
Nam Phan, Will Chope Added to Pancrase 264; Japanese Org to Crown 115-Pound Champ.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 10:45PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
In wake of rescinded suspension, Cung Le requested release from UFC contract
Cung Le (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) today said he’s lost the motivation to fight for the UFC and requested his release from the promotion after it accused him of using performance-enhancing drugs.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 10:41PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
'Medical concern' scratches Charmaine Tweet vs. Faith Van Duin at Invicta FC 10
A featherweight matchup between Charmaine Tweet (6-4) vs. Faith Van Duin (4-1) has been scratched from this weekend’s Invicta FC 10 event.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 10:40PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Fighters react to landmark Reebok deal on Twitter
Today the UFC announced a landmark deal with Reebok to become the official apparel sponsor of the organization. The deal will have a huge affect on the athletes as they will no longer be able to earn income from fight week and in the Octagon sponsorship. They will however earn a fixed sum of money each time they fight as part of the deal and will be able to earn a percentage of branded merchandise. With such a big announcement, the fighters were sure to react quickly on Twitter:
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 2:47PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pettis: Not afraid of Silva leg break
Host Peter Rosenberg asked Pettis, a renowned kicker, if the horrific leg break that Anderson Silva suffered struck fear into him.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 2:45PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: Media rankings panel will be reduced in size
The apparel partnership between the UFC and Reebok is basically a sponsorship for each fighter in the league. Although the UFC takes nothing, igher ranked fighters get a larger cut of the pie than do lower ranked fighters. In order to calculate the size of the pie slice, the UFC is relying on their rankings, which are generated by a media panel.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 2:44PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Barboza manager: Nate Diaz declined fight
Edson Barboza's manager recently spoke with Guilherme Cruz for UFC" target="_blank">MMAFighting and said that Nate Diaz declined a fight with his client, but they hope the fight can be made in the future.
Submitted Dec 3, 2014 2:42PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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