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If Georges St-Pierre Wants Anderson Silva Next, Johny Hendricks Will Have to Wait… Again
All the superfight talk has died down to a dull roar… right? Wrong.
Submitted Apr 19, 2013 1:09PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Dan Hardy is in extreme denial -- or afraid -- over second opinion on heart condition
It would be much easier if Dan Hardy could just go see the wizard and get a new heart. But I guess "the best cardiologist in the country" isn't a bad second choice. Will he or won't he? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender Dan Hardy needs to get a second opinion on the heart condition that has kept him from returning to the Octagon. "The Outlaw" was recently diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, also known as "Wolf Heart," prior to his UFC on FOX 7 fight against Matt Brown, who now fights Jordan Mein this Saturday night (April 20, 2013) in his place. Before the British brawler can make his way back into the cage, he must first prove he's medically fit to compete, or that he was, in fact, misdiagnosed the first time around. UFC President Dana White explains: "Lorenzo and I called Dan Hardy a couple weeks ago and got him set up with the best cardiologist in the country. He didn't want to go. He's in serious denial right now. Either denial or just afraid to hear from somebody that that's the truth and that's what's going on. So after he turned it down, I called him back and said, 'Dude, are you crazy? We're offering you a chance to go see the best guy. Just get this second opinion. You're literally insane if you don't go do this.' He said, 'You know what Dana, I'm going through a lot of stuff personally right now. I'm getting married, I have a lot of family coming into town and just dealing with this whole thing at the same time. It's driving me crazy so I just want to put this on the backburner until I'm done with my family stuff and then we'll talk.' Once he gets this done, hopefully we can get him out there to see this doctor. Hopefully he was misdiagnosed."
Submitted Apr 19, 2013 12:31PM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chael Sonnen recounts almost getting punched by fan at TUF 17 Finale
A quarter-second later, and Chael Sonnen might have been the first UFC fighter to get punched by a fan.
Submitted Apr 19, 2013 12:40AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 7's Chad Mendes says canceled fights cost up to $10K per camp
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Chad Mendes isn't one to complain, but even he admits the past year has been a bit frustrating. And with opponent after opponent dropping out of planned fights with him, Mendes hopes the UFC brass is going to cut him a little slack.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 7:40PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nate Diaz likely to change weight classes after UFC on FOX 7
SAN JOSE, Calif. – After this weekend's UFC on FOX 7 bout with Josh Thomson, Nate Diaz doesn't believe the lightweight class is going to be able to offer anything that interests him.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him
Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 2:31PM by airkerma - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Jon Jones apologizes for accusing Chael Sonnen of being a 'career-long steroid user'
Earlier this week, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones appeared on UFC Tonight to preview his upcoming UFC 159 title defense against fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 coach Chael Sonnen, which headlines the April 27, 2013 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. This is what he said. "Chael Sonnen is a guy who has done steroids throughout his whole career. It's probably the reason his testosterone is low now." Interesting observation from a guy who said he wasn't going to talk any trash leading up to the fight and even took a vow of silence during last weekend's TUF 17 Finale. See a video of his appearance, which also includes comments about Sonnen's "championship soul" right here. Apparently he's had a change of heart, or perhaps a stern talking-to from someone in the booth, according to his recent Twitter post. "I had no right to accuse chael of being a career long steroid user I apologize. See what had happened was...." Sonnen, who reportedly suffers from hypogonadism, was bagged and tagged by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) back in August 2010 for improperly disclosing his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prior to his first fight against Anderson Silva in Oakland.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:54AM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vladimir Matyushenko Headed to Bellator
The Janitor, Vladimir Matyushenko, at 42 years of age, has signed on to compete for Bellator MMA.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:45AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Despite near-tragic weight cut, UFC's Daniel Cormier considering 205
Despite building an undefeated record as a heavyweight, Daniel Cormier is strongly considering a move to the light heavyweight division. It's an astonishing revelation for a man who has long insisted such a move would be impossible, especially since it nearly killed Cormier previously.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:45AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Legacy FC 21 features dual title fights, Riddle-Young on July 19
Legacy FC 21 will feature two title fights for vacant belts, as well as the promotional debut of recent UFC fighter Matthew Riddle, on July 19.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:44AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
'ONE FC 9: Rise to Power' adds Belingon-Ueda grand prix final, Shalorus, Baroni
Next month's "ONE FC 9: Rise to Power" card has three new additions, including the final of the organization's world bantamweight grand prix.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:43AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
After 'TUF: Brazil 2' contract dispute, Luis Santos focuses on XFC title
Luis Santos could dwell on the past, including his lost slot on "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2," but instead, he's looking ahead, including his headliner at Friday's "XFC 23: Louisville Slugfest" event.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:42AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bellator's motion to dismiss Eddie Alvarez's claims denied by judge
The legal battle between the former champion and his former employer continues. Bellator attempted to get the crux of Alvarez's counterclaim dismissed, but the motion was rejected by the presiding judge.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:41AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
7 Superkombat officially ends partnership with K-1
Top kickboxing organization Superkombat has officially announced the end of their relationship with K-1. What does this mean for the future of K-1 and Superkombat? Bloody Elbow has the details.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:41AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Mexican police request arrest warrant for Canelo Alvarez in connection with attack on Ulises Solis
Mexican authorities have requested an arrest warrant for Canelo Alvarez just days before he is to meet Austin Trout on Showtime Championship Boxing. The warrant request is in connection with an alleged assault of former 108 pound titlist Ulises 'Archi' Solis.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:40AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Glory announces deal with CBS Sports Network; Glory 7 Milan to air in US this weekend
This weekend's Glory 7 Milan event featuring Giorgio Petrosyan just got a lot more interesting for US fans. Thanks to a just announced deal, fans will be able to watch the show on CBS Sports Network. Get all the details here at Bloody Elbow.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
For UFC on FOX 7's Norman Parke, mock fight could prove blessing in disguise
If there's one lesson Norman Parke learned heading into this weekend's UFC on FOX 7 event, it's to read an entire email before electing to eat two pizzas.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:29PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
For UFC on FOX 7's Josh Thomson, revenge less important than earning title shot
UFC on FOX 7 doesn't mark the first meeting between Josh Thomson and Nate Diaz. The two met six years ago in a grappling superfight at the Gracie Open.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:27PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Four months after freak accident, UFC on FOX 7's Tim Means expects a fistfight
Four months later, Tim Means still can't do anything but shake his head. "Damn that sauna," Means mumbled under his breath.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:25PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Rosenthal let officiating licenses lapse before pleading to federal criminal charges
For a time, Josh Rosenthal was one of the most prolific referees in high-level mixed martial arts, but his last memorable moment in the cage came last July, when he presided over Chris Weidman's crushing knockout of Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL 4. He was the third man in the cage a few more times heading into the fall, when he appeared in the octagon for the last time at UFC on FX 5's Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron fight. After that, he disappeared.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:05PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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