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Jason "The Athlete" MacDonald Retires from MMA

Longtime UFC middleweight fighter Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald has retired from mixed martial arts. The Red Deer, Alta., fighter told Sportsnet.ca that he informed the UFC of his decision on Thursday. The 37-year-old, who was born in New Glasgow, N.S., has a career MMA record of 25-16, but lost his last two fights. He first joined the UFC in October 2006.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 8:31PM by FlashyG - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Robbie Lawler signs new multi-fight UFC contract
The UFC is investing in Robbie Lawler's second run at 170 pounds. Lawler's manager, Monte Cox, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the promotion has signed the fighter to a new multi-fight agreement following his first-round knockout of Josh Koshcheck at this past weekend's UFC 157 event. Cox declined comment on the terms of the agreement. Lawler (20-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC) currently is awaiting his next fight.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 5:56PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Olympic medalist Sara McMann vs. Sheila Gaff joins UFC 159 lineup
The UFC has its third women's bout as Olympian Sara McMann (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and fellow bantamweight Sheila Gaff (10-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have agreed to meet in April at UFC 159. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the planned matchup, which groundandpound.de initially reported. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a headliner between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. It's not clear if McMann vs. Gaff will be part of the main card.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 4:07PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Paulo Thiago vs. Lance Benoist added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil
Welterweights Paulo Thiago and Lance Benoist are the latest additions to UFC on FX 8, an event that takes place May 18 in Brazil.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 2:11PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Henderson would consider a superfight at heavyweight
This past weekend, at UFC 157, we were treated to the debut of women's MMA in the UFC. The card was solid overall, but featured a couple fights that were disappointing, to say the least. Among those was the highly anticipated bout between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson, which ended up being an unfortunate bust. I'd consider fighting anybody. As long as I didn't have to cut too much weight, I'd pretty much fight anybody. I just want to get back in there as soon as possible. I hated the long layoff. I want to fight any one of the top 5 guys and I know I'm capable of beating them. That'll keep me right up in there. I'll take any one of them. I could sit here and bitch (about the Machida fight), but it doesn't help anything. I just want to be active and give the fans what they should have seen the other night. I wasn't planning on retiring anyway after 1 or 2 fights. I plan on being there for a couple of more years, at least. I want to get back in there and fight as soon as I can and stay active this year and next year for sure. After seeing the Fedor fight, I'd be interested in seeing how Dan fared against a Pat Barry or a Daniel Cormier. Truth be told, I'm interested, as many of you probably are, in seeing Henderson fight anybody. One thing is sure, as long as he's still competing, I'll still be watching.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 12:53PM by Shawn91111 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
Despite two-fight skid, Lavar Johnson avoids UFC pink slip
With the UFC in roster-trimming mode, heavyweight Lavar Johnson likely was on shaky ground following a lackluster decision loss to Brendan Schaub this past weekend at UFC 157.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Somewhere between Anderson Silva and Jon Fitch, Yushin Okami looks to impress
By his own admission, Yushin Okami is still quite a few wins away from another shot at the UFC's middleweight belt. So with a wrestling-first fighting style that hasn't always proved overly crowd-pleasing, could Okami be in danger of becoming the middleweight division's Jon Fitch?
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:51AM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
For UFC On FUEL TV 8'S Brian Stann, It’s About Making Peace With The Fear
Say you're a UFC fighter lurking somewhere beneath the top ranks of your division, but well above the Facebook prelim zone of near total anonymity. Say you're a known fighter, even a popular fighter, and you can feel pretty confident that the UFC brass isn't watching your fights with a Sharpie in hand, ready to draw a big black line through your name the moment you slip up.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:48AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 91 results: Vegh takes M'Pumbu's belt; Awad-Rickels set for 155 title
Attila Vegh was mostly dominant – as a 2-to-1 favorite as the challenger – to win the 205-pound title with a unanimous decision win over champion Christian M'Pumbu on Thursday in the main event of Bellator 91.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:43AM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Frozen birthday cake a reminder of Stefan Struve's UFC on FUEL TV 8 sacrifices
Generally speaking, one of the benefits at fighting at heavyweight is the ability to enjoy an in-camp cheat meal every now and then. For 7-foot-tall Stefan Struve that's not the case. He didn't even get to enjoy a slice of his own birthday cake.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:41AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
A run-in with the KKK eventually led Legacy FC champ Derrick Lewis to MMA
MMA came as a lifesaver for Legacy FC heavyweight champion Derrick Lewis, who eventually found the sport after a jail sentence that followed a run-in with the Ku Klux Klan.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:38AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Wanderlei Silva relishing second homecoming chance at UFC on FUEL TV 8
It's one homecoming after another for Wanderlei Silva. The legendary "Axe Murderer" got to fight in front of his home country's fans in Brazil in June, and now returns to Japan, where he built his legend in PRIDE.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:36AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FUEL TV 8's Hector Lombard fearful of boring fight and possible release
Yushin Okami wins points with Hector Lombard for having a black belt in judo. But his Saturday fight with the Japanese veteran also worries him, mainly due to how Okami has used his grappling against opponents.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:34AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine”
“They (UFC legal department) hit me up yesterday morning and said I had failed a drug test,” Riddle told BJPenn.Com Radio. “I still don’t know how it’s possible; I quit smoking three weeks out from the fight. I’ve passed drug tests when I quit two weeks out from a fight; it’s just crazy to me. I asked for my numbers and they sent me a form that just said I tested positive for marijuana. It didn’t say how much, it just said I was over the amount.” ”It is what it is I’ve failed two drug tests in seven months. There’s not much I can do I was prescribed my medicine and I’m going to take it. I got fired over taking my medicine because I don’t want to take pharmaceutical drugs or testosterone. This is what works for me, it’s just s****y, but it is what it is.”
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 2:42AM by bjj1605 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cage Ban Confirmed for Western Australia MMA
The Western Australian government has passed legislation for the cage to be banned for all local MMA fights as of March 1, 2013. The government announced its intentions midway through January 2013, and Minister for Sports Terry Waldron confirmed the decision after the Department of Sports and Recreation commissioners met with promoters to inform them of the new law change. The decision was based upon “image” concerns, not on fighter safety. “We just don’t want to see cage fighting in Western Australia,” Premier Colin Barnett said. “It’s been a policy decision of the state government.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 1:43AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Gunnar Nelson meets Mike Pyle at May's UFC 160 in Las Vegas
A welterweight matchup between Icelandic prospect Gunnar Nelson (11-0-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and longtime veteran Mike Pyle (24-8-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) is the latest addition to May's UFC 160 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned of the booking from sources close to the fighters. Both competitors have verbally agreed to the matchup, and bout agreements are expected to be finalized soon. UFC 160 takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The placement of the Nelson vs. Pyle matchup has yet to be revealed.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:11PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hunger Games? Nike? What’s Next After Ronda Rousey Signs with WME Talent Agency?
The UFC women’s bantamweight championship now firmly around her waist, is The Hunger Games franchise, as rumored, next on the list for Ronda Rousey to conquer? Maybe or maybe not, but an entirely new world of sponsorships and other endeavors has opened up, as Rousey signed on with WME (William Morris Endeavor), the largest and oldest talent agency in the world. Rousey’s signing with WME was first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday...
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 5:44PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Chavez Jr. receives $900K fine and 9 month suspension from NSAC
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) was really smacked around today in his hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to determine his case for his positive marijuana test from his last fight against Sergio Martinez last year on September 15h. Chavez Jr. basically threw himself on the mercy of the Commission. He had no real concrete reasons why he chose to use marijuana in the weeks before his fight with Martinez. The only thing Chavez Jr. could say is he smoked in nine days before the fight in order to relieve stress.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 3:03PM by postman - 9 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
'Bellator 95: Curran vs. Shamhalaev' set with 11 bouts, including Nover, DeBlass
The fight card is set for April's Bellator 95 event, which includes a championship headliner between featherweight champion Pat Curran (18-4 MMA, 8-1 BFC) and challenger Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-1-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC), who recently replaced injured Daniel Straus (21-4 MMA, 7-1 BFC). The event takes place April 4 at Ovation Hall at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com. The full Bellator 95 card includes: MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Pat Curran vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev - for featherweight title opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA - middleweight-tournament final Jessica Eye vs. Munah Holland Lyman Good vs. Dante Rivera PRELIMINARY (Spike.com, 8 p.m. ET) Brian Kelleher vs. Jimmie Rivera Shedrick Goodridge vs. Sam Oropeza Darrel Horcher vs. Phillipe Nover Carlos Brooks vs. Tom DeBlass Liam McGeary vs. Anton Talamantes Will Martinez vs. Michael Phillips Brett Martinez vs. Brylan Van Artsdalen
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 12:53PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Despite being considered, Edgar vs Swanson NOT happening at TUF Finale
The UFC booked Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen as the new The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event on Tuesday, but that wasn't their original choice to replace the canceled Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga title fight. The organization first approached featherweights Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson about headlining the show, but the fight never materialized after Swanson told the UFC he wasn't healthy enough to take the fight. Saw this fight was added to the picks so I thought I would clarify.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:26AM by Franklinfan47 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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