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Fabio Maldonado camp: 'Toughest SOB on UFC roster' considering drop to middleweight
After enduring a brutal assault from top light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira, Fabio Maldonado is at least considering a drop to 185 pounds. Maldonado's manager, Alex Davis, said that his client hasn't yet made a commitment to middleweight, but he's certainly considering the option. "Maldonado has been relying on his capability to withstand punishment, and it caught up with him," Davis told MMAjunkie.com. "Now I'm hearing he wants to drop to 185 pounds. I think it could be a good move."
Submitted Oct 23, 2012 4:43PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario targeted for December's TUF 16 Finale in Las Vegas
A battle between a pair of heavyweights has been added to the slate for the TUF 16 Finale. Pat Barry and Shane Del Rosario are targeted for a meeting in December. Sources with knowledge of the fight booking on Tuesday confirmed the matchup to MMAjunkie.com. The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale takes place Dec. 15 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with a main event between TUF 16 coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson.
Submitted Oct 23, 2012 4:42PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Cutting to 155 from 'a little too much,' UFC champ Henderson fights future move to 170
If Benson Henderson were in the throes of a weight cut, a night at a restaurant would be one of those experiences filed under "Reasons why it sucks to be an MMA fighter." There's a little less than two months until his title fight with Nate Diaz, however, and Henderson has the freedom to be a little more liberal than usual with his diet. He polishes off an entree, finishes a neglected appetizer and orders dessert during an interview at Elliott's Oyster House in Seattle.
Submitted Oct 23, 2012 1:27PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Todd Harris, Bas Rutten named broadcast team for World Series of Fighting 1
Still 10 days from its debut, World Series of Fighting has made another change in its broadcast booth. The promotion on Tuesday announced its official team to call World Series of Fighting 1 will be Todd Harris and Bas Rutten. Rutten already had been attached to the card, but Harris is a new addition. WSOF 1 takes place Nov. 3 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event's main card airs live on NBC Sports Network.
Submitted Oct 23, 2012 1:24PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC's Chad Mendes has battery count dropped, pleads no contest to lesser charge
After two months, Chad Mendes' legal ordeal is over. The onetime UFC featherweight title challenger on Monday had a battery charge against him dropped in Hanford, Calif. Instead, according to reports, Mendes pled no contest to a lesser public disturbance charge, paid a fine and was released. Mendes (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is scheduled to meet Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FX 6 in December. The Team Alpha Male fighter was charged in late August with battery for allegedly sucker punching a man during a July 29 bar fight in Hanford. The charge carried a possible $2,000 fine and up to six months in county jail. According to the "Hanford Sentinel," Kings County Sheriff's deputies say Mendes "sucker punched a man in the face" at a local bar during the July incident. "I have said from the beginning that the ridiculous allegations published by the media were either false or incredibly sensationalized. Today’s outcome proves it," Mendes stated in the widely reported release.
Submitted Oct 23, 2012 1:10PM by BuffaloDave - 8 comments
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UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis hospitalized with infection
Things keep going from bad to worse for Lightweight Anthony Pettis. Following UFC 144 where he knocked out Joe Lauzon and current champion Ben Henderson won a decision over Frankie Edgar, the masses were calling for the two fighters to rematch. Unfortunately for "Showtime", Edgar was granted a rematch in his stead. Pettis underwent shoulder surgery in the meantime while getting into a twitter feud with Donald Cerrone. There were talks that the two would coach TUF 17 and meet afterward, but that plan was scrapped in favor of Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones. Instead, they were expected to meet in January. Now, that may too be in jeopardy. AXS TV's Inside MMA caught the story tonight and announced via Twitter: BREAKING NEWS - @showtimepettis hospitalized with an infection in his elbow in the same arm as his surgically repaired shoulder — Inside MMA (@InsideMMAaxstv) October 23, 2012
Submitted Oct 22, 2012 10:04PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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UFC 155 card official for December 29th, tickets on sale this week
And here's a look at the current card: Junior Dos Santos (15-1) vs. Cain Velasquez (9-1) [HW Title] Forrest Griffin (19-7) vs. Phil Davis (10-1, 1 NC) Tim Boetsch (16-4) vs. Chris Weidman (9-0) Joe Lauzon (22-7) vs. Gray Maynard (11-1-1, 1 NC) Alan Belcher (18-6) vs. Yushin Okami (27-7) Chris Leben (22-8) vs. Karlos Vemola (9-3) Matt Mitrione (5-1) vs. Philip De Fries (9-1, 1 NC) Ricardo Lamas (12-2) vs. Erik Koch (13-1) Brad Pickett (22-6) vs. Eddie Wineland (19-8-1) Erik Perez (12-4) vs. Byron Bloodworth (6-2)
Submitted Oct 22, 2012 8:05PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Franklin opts against TRT ahead of bout
In this testosterone replacement therapy-infused age of mixed martial arts, Rich Franklin is a prime candidate to receive the treatment. He’s been at this physically demanding sport now for more than 12 years. At 38, he’s at an age where his natural testosterone levels inevitably decline. He’s sore in the morning when he wakes up and his recovery time is noticeably longer. Franklin, though, says there are several reasons why he is not on TRT for his fight against Cung Le on Nov. 10, which will headline the UFC on Fuel event in Macau, China.
Submitted Oct 22, 2012 7:01PM by Poor_Franklin - 3 comments
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Rich Franklin Explains Why He is the UFC’s “Company Man”
( mmaweekly.com)
If there was a list of fighters in the UFC under the Zuffa era that the company would always stand behind no matter what, a few names would surely be etched into eternity. Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar would quickly get added after their fight helped launch the UFC to a whole new stratosphere during The Ultimate Fighter season 1 finale. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell will always be remembered for his title reign, and as the face of the company when they finally hit the big time.  Matt Hughes would likely gain the same kind of favor for his performances inside the Octagon and sticking by the UFC no matter what. If there was another name that would surely be added to that list, it would be former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. On more than a few occasions, Franklin has stepped up when the company needed him.
Submitted Oct 22, 2012 2:37PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
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Big Nog went into Herman fight with broken rib
If you thought Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira looked somewhat less than his best at UFC 153 against Dave Herman, you weren't imagining things. Nogueira has revealed to Tatame.com that he suffered a broken rib in training three weeks before the bout.
Submitted Oct 22, 2012 2:23PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
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Erik Perez vs. Byron Bloodworth added to UFC 155 in December
A bantamweight bout between Erik Perez and Byron Bloodworth is the latest addition to the UFC's stacked year-end card. UFC officials today announced Perez and Bloodworth have joined December's UFC 155 lineup. UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Oct 22, 2012 2:12PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Brad Pickett vs. Eddie Wineland added to UFC 155 in Las Vegas
A bantamweight bout between Brad Pickett (22-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and former WEC champion Eddie Wineland (19-8-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to the year-end UFC 155 event. Pickett today announced the fight. UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night's main card, including a heavyweight title fight between champion Junior Dos Santos and ex-champ Cain Velasquez, airs on pay-per-view. Pickett vs. Wineland likely will be part of the prelims, which FX and Facebook are expected to carry.
Submitted Oct 22, 2012 8:05AM by Budgellism - 17 comments
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Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas agreed for UFC 155
The UFC doesn't have another event for three weeks, so for the time being they're rolling out a laundry list of scheduled fights, including a key featherweight matchup this December. Erik Koch, who has twice been unable to fight Jose Aldo for the title, faces off against rising contender Ricardo Lamas at UFC 155 in Las Vegas. News of this fight was reported by MMA Opinion: It looks like Ricardo Lamas vs Erik "New Breed" Koch has been agreed for UFC 155. — MMA Opinion (@MMA_Opinion) October 20, 2012
Submitted Oct 21, 2012 1:55PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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Nick Diaz Will Get Top Contender Not GSP/Condit Winner When He Returns in 2013
( mmaweekly.com)
When Nick Diaz is eligible to re-apply for a fight license in February 2013, a top fight in the UFC welterweight division will be awaiting him, but it won’t be a title fight. Diaz lost his last bout by unanimous decision to current UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. He was then suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for marijuana following the bout. Because it was his second infraction for the same substance, Diaz was handed a one-year suspension by the commission. The suspension runs through Feb. 4, 2013.
Submitted Oct 20, 2012 11:45PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Still waiting for UFC title fight, Bisping not so sure St-Pierre wants to face Silva
( mmajunkie.com)
Michael Bisping's January loss to Chael Sonnen prevented "The Count" from finally claiming the UFC title shot for which he's long yearned. Now, it seems that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva may possibly put the division on hold while he takes a long-discussed superfight with Georges St-Pierre, provided "GSP" is victorious at November's UFC 154 event. But Bisping (23-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) isn't going to take that news as a sign it's time to go on vacation. In fact, he's not even sure the fight will ever happen.
Submitted Oct 20, 2012 11:26PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton verbally agreed to for UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle
A bantamweight matchup between T.J. Dillashaw (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Mike Easton (13-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been verbally agreed to for December's "UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz" event, and bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly. UFC officials recently announced the addition to the card. UFC on FOX 5 takes place Dec. 8 at Seattle's KeyArena and features a headliner of UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson vs. top contender Nate Diaz. The evening's main card airs on FOX.
Submitted Oct 20, 2012 7:02PM by DrivenDavies15 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 16 Finale: Dustin Poirier returns to fight Jonathan Brookins on Dec. 15 in Las Vegas
We'll see the return of one later this year when Dustin Poirier makes his way back to the Octagon for his first time since his "Fight of the Year" candidate against Chan Sung Jung back at UFC on FUEL TV 3 in May at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. He'll take on Jonathan Brookins at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 Finale on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC.com brought word of the planned bout.
Submitted Oct 20, 2012 6:38PM by Budgellism - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 149 wins for Riddle, Rivera overturned to no contests after positive drug tests
Following the Thursday news that a pair of UFC 149 fighters had tested positive for banned substances, the UFC has issued a statement. As MMAjunkie.com reported earlier this week, UFC 149 fighters Matt Riddle and Francisco Rivera tested positive following the July event. Riddle tested positive for marijuana, while Rivera was flagged for an over-the-counter stimulant. Both were suspended for 90 days by the Calgary Combative Sports Commission. Those suspensions expired on Friday, the day the UFC issued its statement.
Submitted Oct 20, 2012 4:28PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roy Nelson's manager says Shane Carwin and camp has found crafty way out of blood testing
We've been closely following the drama surrounding the drug testing for the upcoming UFC bout between Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin over the past week and now Nelson's manager has reached out to confirm that VADA testing is out. Mike Kogan sent me a tweet on Twitter last night, explaining the "crafty" way Carwin's team found out of the testing. Here's the tweet: @brentbrookhouse this @ShaneCarwin @roynelsonmma VADA thing is been boiling over with too much drama.. Roy wanted additional testing Shane and his management danced around the issue talking about everything but the answer. Today I finally got the answer from Jason that they will not do VADA but will gladly do others. Problem is others aren't offering to sponsor the test and I'm pretty sure Jason not gonna pay. So this was crafty way to get out of blood testing. Either way he getting his ass beat by Roy so it's whatever at this point. So, VADA is out.
Submitted Oct 20, 2012 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jones vs. Sonnen Targeted for New Jersey
( mmaweekly.com)
Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson, coaches of the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, will square off at the season finale on Dec. 15 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The recently announced pairing of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as coaches for TUF 17 will not follow the same path. The Ultimate Fighter Finale will take place at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, but it’s not going to feature the coaches. Jones vs. Sonnen will instead head a pay-per-view fight card on April 27, likely in New Jersey.
Submitted Oct 20, 2012 2:28PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
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