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Ed Herman feels that Jake Shields tested positive for performance enhancing drug
UFC middleweight, Ed Herman, discusses being on the last Strikeforce card, and his suspicions that Jake Shields tested positive for PEDs. Saturday night, the bell tolls for Strikeforce, with the doors closing forever after the event. It is a card filled with talented athletes, looking to make their mark in anticipation of being brought over to the UFC. There is also a lone gunman, if you will, a solid test brought over from the UFC to stand in as a late replacement for Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. That man, Ed "Short Fuse" Herman, stands ready to engage in a duel that presents a great deal of meaning to both men, and will also determine their career paths. I spoke with Ed yesterday, and got his thoughts about Souza, and about the disappointment he feels in the NC fight he had with Jake Shields.
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 9:35PM by sparky - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator fighter Paul Daley scheduled for fight in Ireland on February 23
After some trials and tribulations, it appears that Daley has finally been approved for a fight outside the Bellator umbrella. Bellator Welterweight Paul Daley was expected to fight on the promotion's Season 8 premier on Spike TV against War Machine next week. Those plans were tossed after a recent arrest prevented Daley from obtaining a visa to travel to the US. After initial struggles with Bellator in getting permission to fight outside their organization, it looks like Daley now has a fight scheduled. Daley will face Patrick Vallee at Cage Contenders 16 on February 23.
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 9:32PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Buddy Roberts out of UFC on FOX 6 due to illness, mouth injury
A bad case of the flu and an injury sustained in training will keep Buddy Roberts out of UFC on FOX 6, sources close to the fighter today told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 5:11PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roger Hollett out, Wagner Prado meets Ildemar Alcantara at UFC on FX 7
A torn bicep has forced Canadian Roger Hollett out of a planned appearance at next week's UFC on FX 7 event, and Wagner Prado now reportedly meets UFC newcomer Ildemar Alcantara.
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 5:10PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sean Pierson vs. Rick Story added to UFC 158 in Montreal
The quickly filling UFC 158 fight card has a new welterweight addition: Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs. Rick Story (14-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC). Officials today announced the bout. UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal's Bell Centre. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. It's not clear where Pierson vs. Story will be placed on the lineup. The latest UFC 158 card includes: Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz - for welterweight title Jake Ellenberger vs. Johny Hendricks Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring Sean Pierson vs. Rick Story Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker Johnny Eduardo vs. Yves Jabouin
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 3:21PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura joins UFC 156 Super Bowl show
A bantamweight bout between Chico Camus and undefeated promotional newcomer Dustin Kimura is the newest addition to next month's UFC 156 card.
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 1:01PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
NSAC to Overeem: "License Granted"
Today, Alistair Overeem is meeting with the NSAC to apply for his license as an MMA athlete. He will be asked to present evidence that he has been clean during his suspension and will find out if he is to be licensed today. John Morgan from MMAJunkie is on the scene: -Blasting through a few reservation dates and grant requests, and now it's time for Overeem. -Jovial start to Overeem's hearing, as he's questioned about the weather in Florida, his new home. -Overeem: "We've done everything we can to correct the errors that were made." -Kizer said Overeem sent in five tests between June and November that were all clean. Additionally, he was tested by NSAC on 11/16 and 12/21. -Alistair said he's been training during his time off and is actually bigger than he was before. -Alistair said he has a new nutritionist and a better medical team to ensure he's always clean. -Pat Lundvall asking if Alistair has insight on any lessons NSAC can learn from this situation. -Overeem suggest NSAC needs to address the difficulty of arranging testing internationally. -Motion is on the table and approved unanimously. Overeem has his license.
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 12:56PM by MuayThaiGeek13 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gegard Mousasi says he would drop to 185 if offered Anderson Silva
Strikeforce light heavyweight star, Gegard Mousasi, discusses upcoming fight with Mike Kyle and future options.
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
Okami vs Lombard Added to March 3 Japan Show
Japanese middleweight contender Yushin “Thunder” Okami has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship® card scheduled for Mar. 3 at the Saitama Super Arena. The UFC® announced that the 31-year-old, from Japan’s renowned Wajutsu Keishukai Gym, will meet former Olympic judo competitor Hector “Lightning” Lombard in middleweight (185 lbs.) action when the organization returns to Japan. Also announced on the main card will be an intense featherweight bout between Rani Yahya and Mizuto Hirota. Hirota (14-5-1), who has never been knocked out in his career, is a veteran of the Sengoku and DEEP organizations in Asia. Prior to his North America debut in STRIKEFORCE last July, he was 4-1 in his past five fights. Brazilian Yahya (17-7) has won all but two of his fights by way of submission and holds notable wins over Mark Hominick and Eddie Wineland.
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 1:05AM by Bubbles - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
One FC Announces Malaysian National Featherweight Championship Tournament
ONE Fighting Championship announced on Monday the launch of its Malaysian National Featherweight Championship Tournament.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg added to February's UFC 156 fight card
A lightweight bout between Strikeforce import Isaac Vallie-Flagg and "Thugjitsu Master" Yves Edwards is the latest addition to February's UFC 156 event.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 9:42PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bjorn Rebney on dispute over matching Eddie Alvarez's UFC offer: 'We didn't alter a word'
When Bjorn Rebney launched Bellator in 2008, Eddie Alvarez was his first big splash. Rebney gave the lightweight star a $100,000 signing bonus and made him a building block for the organization, and Alvarez took it from there, becoming a champion within it. The relationship between the two thrived to a point where the men built a friendship that transcended the employer-employee dynamic. Within the last few days though, that bond has been at least partially fractured by a contract dispute that has led to dueling lawsuits and a cloudiness over Alvarez's future. The issue shortly after Bellator waived its exclusive negotiating period, allowing Alvarez to take his talents to the open market. As expected, the UFC approached Alvarez about a deal that would bring his talents to its octagon, and Alvarez quickly signed an offer sheet. Under the terms of a clause in his Bellator contract, that promotion had a right to match the UFC offer, and that's where things get murky.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 6:43PM by sparky - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo official for UFC 158
UFC 158 is shaping up nicely as more fights pour in for the Montreal, QC show set for March 16th. Today UFC Canada made the first bantamweight booking of this card official, as Yves Jabouin fights Johnny Eduardo. UFC Canada @UFC_CA Yves 'Tiger' Jabouin @TigerJabouin will be ready to pounce March 16th vs Johnny Eduardo @JohnnyEduardoN for a bantamweight bout at #UFC158 7 Jan 13 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 4:14PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator sues 'betrayed' Eddie Alvarez, fight future in limbo pending lawsuit
When Eddie Alvarez fulfilled the final fight on his Bellator contract last October, he did so in impressive fashion by disposing of Patricky Freire in the very first round via knockout. The performance only raised the lightweight's stock further, making him a very hot commodity Bellator clearly wanted to keep and one Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) obviously wanted on its roster. UFC president Dana White knew obtaining the talents of the former 155-pound champion wouldn't be easy. As a matter of fact, the brash head honcho of the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization hinted last week that it would get downright "ugly." Apparently, White was on to something. After Zuffa finally made an official contract offer to "The Silent Assassin," Bellator proceeded to match it, leaving the next move up the Lorenzo Fertitta and White, which has yet to be made.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 3:49PM by jay98107 - 18 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
UFC buys LA Boxing gym chain
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which launched their own line of UFC gyms a couple of years back, announced today they have purchased the LA Boxing gym chain.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 2:58PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Henderson open to UFC fight against teammate Chael Sonnen
Two MMA stars from Team Quest in Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen are now competing at light heavyweight, and Hendo says a bout against his teammate is "quite possible".
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Edson Barboza Found a Team in New Jersey and a Mentor in Frankie Edgar
Edson Barboza talks about the friendship he's built with former UFC champion Frankie Edgar, and how his new approach to training makes him feel like he's learning everything.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ronda Rousey to make $75K/$75K at UFC 157, Liz Carmouche $12K/12K
A rumor has surfaced that the UFC's first women's champion will be making her debut with a very impressive fight purse.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 2:12AM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 2012 Stats: AKA as most successful camp in 2012
The guys over at StudioMMA.com and MMAnytt.se have collaborated to put together this awesome infographic of UFC 2012 stats. No wonder they topped our top 10 fight camps of 2012. Also of note, the fast paced, Alpha Male team topped the most finishes portion with 67%. Who says the small guys aren’t exciting?
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 7:30PM by jjeans - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF Smashes runner up Brad Scott on Tyson Fury
Bradley Scott gives his views on Tyson Fury's outburst
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 1:46PM by Rabi - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
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