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UFC on FX 7 medical suspensions: Nunes, Prado, Keith issued potential six months
Ten fighters from this past weekend's UFC on FX 7 event received medical suspensions, including three athletes who face up to six months.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 8:16PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks set for UFC on Fox 7
The UFC has been steadily adding bouts to their busy schedule for the early part of 2013, and two more have surfaced. One involves two Ultimate Fighter finalists, while the other involves a once-prized prospect moving over from Strikeforce.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 8:14PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana: I'll jump off a bridge if Diaz fails for pot
Dana White is not involving himself in Nick Diaz's marijuana use ahead of his scheduled title fight against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158 on March 16, 2013. Despite testing pot positive twice in the past, White says he is not Diaz's father and another failed drug test would be "brutal."
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 3:08PM by prophecy033 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Josh Barnett to the UFC is 'probably going to happen'
Josh Barnett has had a long and complicated relationship with the UFC brass over the years; however, it appears "The Warmaster" may be on his way back to the world famous Octagon as UFC President Dana White said Barnett's return to the UFC is "probably going to happen."
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 3:04PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 158's Nick Diaz made most of layoff but makes no promises past next fight
After sitting out what will be 13 months, the usually busy Nick Diaz made the most of his layoff and healed up some nagging injuries. But even with an upcoming title shot, Diaz, who had actually announced his retirement at one point during his layoff, isn't making any promises past his next fight.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 1:07PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says Johny Hendricks likely earns title shot with UFC 158 win
While UFC 158's main event features Nick Diaz's bid to unseat UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, the division's next title challenger is also expected to be determined at the show.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 1:02PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sponsor agrees to pay Bellator's Rick Hawn after initially stopping sponsorship check
A verbal agreement gone wrong. That's the best way to describe what happened between Bellator lightweight Rick Hawn and lifestyle brand HTFU. Hawn took to Twitter Monday to explain that after losing the Bellator lightweight title fight to champion Michael Chandler last Thursday, HTFU decided to break their sponsorship agreement. He wrote, "one of my main sponsors from my fight canceled his check cuz (sic) he wasnt (sic) happy with the outcome or my performance." HTFU had verbally agreed to pay Hawn $1,500 to wear their apparel on fight night. They also sent him extra gear...
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:50PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
GSP Didn’t Want to Fight Johny Hendricks Because He Believes He Lost to Josh Koscheck
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre states the reason he wanted to face Nick Diaz is because in his mind he was the No. 1 contender for the belt. The long reigning champion was quizzed on Wednesday during a UFC 158 pre-fight press conference in Montreal about his decision to ask the UFC to face Diaz instead of current top contender Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre says there were a few factors at work, including the fact that it was the fight the fans wanted to see most.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:30PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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TUF 17 Recap, Week 1: A New Take Rejuvenates Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
The Ultimate Fighter returned on Tuesday night with a two-hour premier, narrowing the 28 welterweight hopefuls down to the 14 fighters that fought their way into the house. The essence of the series is primarily the same as past seasons. There are 28 fighters trying to win a spot in The Ultimate Fighter house via a series of elimination bouts in the opening episode. The winner goes in the house; the loser goes home. The series will see the 14 competitors fight their way through a series of tournament bouts, while shacked up in close quarters for six weeks...
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:26PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
Gunnar Nelson Now Faces Jorge Santiago at UFC on Fuel 7 in London
A change has been made to the upcoming UFC on Fuel card headed to London with young upstart Gunnar Nelson getting a new opponent.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans Can Beat Anderson Silva
It would be a tremendous honor to have held the belt in two different division and also to beat Anderson Silva. I get excited every time I get a chance to watch him fight. When my career is said and done, i want to say I competed against some of the best guys in history. Fighting Anderson Silva is something for me, to say I went against the best ever. Fighting against that guy and beating that guy, because I do believe I can defeat Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:40AM by bjj1605 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Veteran Hermes Franca Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison For Sexual Abuse On A Minor
Hermes Franca (22-12-1 NC) plead guilty to one count of first degree sexual abuse and one count of second degree unlawful penetration for sexually assaulting an underage jiu-jitsu student, according to The Oregonian. The former UFC title contender was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars and must register as a sex offender. The original charges had Franca arraigned on seven counts of sexual abuse and two counts of penetration. Most of those charges were dropped. The incident took place in December 2010 at an academy he taught at.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 9:10PM by Biggavelli - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher added to UFC 158
After falling short on their respective seasons of "The Ultimate Fighter," Mike Ricci (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Colin Fletcher (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will seek redemption at UFC 158. UFC officials today announced the lightweight fight, though its position on the card is unknown. UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The event's main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 8:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 158 press conference scheduled for Wednesday, January 23
In order to promote the upcoming opening of ticket sales for UFC 158, the UFC has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow. But will Welterweight contender Nick Diaz make it to the "beauty pageant"
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 5:40PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Steve Mazzagatti to ref UFC 156 main event between Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar
During a meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission tapped veteran referee Steve Mazzagatti to officiate UFC 156's main event between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 4:46PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator’s Rick Hawn says sponsor stopped check after loss to Michael Chandler
Bellator's Rick Hawn lost to Michael Chandler last Thursday in a title fight. Hawn, an Olympian in judo, was submitted in the second round. The fight was a part of Bellator's first broadcast on Spike, and was viewed by just under a million viewers. Still, Hawn says one of his sponsors wasn't happy his performance, and stopped his check...
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 1:08PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta official for UFC on FUEL TV 9
A previously reported featherweight bout between Akira Corassani (10-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Robbie Peralta (16-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) now is official for UFC on FUEL TV 9. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) earlier this week was first to report the booking, and UFC officials late Tuesday announced its inclusion on the card. UFC on FUEL TV 9 takes place April 6 event at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The event will be the UFC's second in Sweden following this past April's UFC on FUEL TV 2. UFC on FUEL TV 9 will be headlined by a light heavyweight matchup between Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and recently Strikeforce crossover Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The event's main card will air on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook...
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 12:31PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
PunchDrunkGamer’s Best of 2012 – Mixed Martial Arts Awards

PunchDrunkGamer’s Best of 2012 – Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2012 was quite the year for fans of mixed martial arts and combat sports. The UFC saw its chokehold on the sport increase greatly in conjunction with their network deal with FOX. Glory Sports International revived DREAM and with Strikeforce closing it’s doors, Bellator MMA has secured their standing as the number two MMA organization on the planet. Women’s MMA also crashed the party with the emergence of Invicta FC and the first female fighter to join the UFC. Despite many injuries and fight card fuck-ups, mixed martial arts fans were still treated to some amazing fights, knockouts, submissions, and the rise of new fighters both male and female. Below are the best of 2012 Mixed Martial Arts Awards presented by PunchDrunkGamer.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 4:40AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous, Bellator
Vinny Magalhaes Speaks Out Against Internet Warriors
Very few things irritate me more than fans trying to be “wanna be tough guys”, “internet warriors”, or whatever variations we have to describe these type of people… Fans are definitely entitled to give their opinion about this or that fighter, they’re definitely entitled to ‘think’ that this guy is better than that other guy but going to the fighter’s twitter and talk shit to him, which is something that they would never do to the fighter’s face, it’s something really embarrassing…
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 11:32PM by bjj1605 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Luke Rockhold wants Vitor Belfort, UFC vs. Strikeforce theme at UFC on FOX 7
If the UFC wants to put together a champion-vs.-champion fight, final Strikeforce middleweight titleholder Luke Rockhold is down for a matchup with UFC champ Anderson Silva. But if Rockhold gets his wish, April's UFC on FOX 7 event could have a pretty interesting theme.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 6:35PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
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