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LAS VEGAS – Sunglasses, fanny packs, dog collars, Speedos, wigs, chains, sequin dresses, chest-hair arrows and a super-sized turkey club have all have accompanied UFC fighters on fight week. With UFC bantamweight Erik Perez, though, UFC President Dana White drew the line at a luchador mask. The headgear has long been tied to professional wrestling in Perez's home country of Mexico, but White initially nixed the 23-year-old plan's to don such a mask this weekend at UFC 155.
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 4:07PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Talks About the End of Strikeforce – “I’m So Glad It’s Over”
The long, slow painful death of Strikeforce will finally come to an end on Jan. 12, and UFC President Dana White is glad the whole ordeal is coming to a close. When Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, first purchased Strikeforce there were high hopes to keep the promotion running as a sister organization with fight cards airing on Showtime, and a completely separate roster of fighters. Unfortunately a rough relationship with Showtime never got smoother, and Dana White’s hopes to influence and build the promotion just did not come to fruition. Now the former San Jose based promotion will soon land in the organizational graveyard alongside Pride Fighting Championships, and many others that couldn’t survive when push came to shove. “I’m so glad it’s over,” White said on Thursday about the demise of Strikeforce...
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 10:50AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews
Eddie Alvarez Situation Still Not Settled, Dana White Expects Things to Get “Ugly”
It appears Eddie Alvarez’s free agency won’t be coming to an end in the near future without a fight happening first but it’s not a battle in the cage. No, the battle is likely to take place in negotiations because the former Bellator lightweight champion appears locked in a fight between the two suitors who both want to sign him. Following Alvarez’s last fight, he officially became a free agent after competing under the Bellator banner for the last few years. While the promotion retained a matching period to offer Alvarez equal money to that of any other organization courting his services, they allowed him to seek out the best deal before they decided if they would try to re-sign him or not...
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 10:48AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez likely to get quick title shot in UFC
LAS VEGAS – Now that the fate of Strikeforce has been determined, the fates of many of its marquee fighters are starting to trickle out. For lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, that could wind up meaning an instant title shot against UFC champion Benson Henderson. UFC President Dana White on Thursday told a small group of reporters following a pre-event news conference for UFC 155 that Strikeforce's top fighters will be making their way to the UFC now that the promotion officially will fold following its final show – a Jan. 12 card in Oklahoma City.
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 7:01AM by jay98107 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
Dana White fearful that increased drug testing would result in widespread positive marijuana tests
"Forget about PEDs," White said. "If we get into this system that we're talking about where we would randomly test these guys, do you know how many guys would probably test positive for marijuana? It would be probably off the charts."
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 3:54AM by Manak - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alistair Overeem applies for Nevada license
The official verdict for sanctioning the scheduled Feb. 2 Alistair Overeem (36-11, 1 no contest) vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (17-4) fight at UFC 156 will come down on Jan. 8 at a hearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed that Overeem sent in an application Thursday morning for a new license. It was the first day he was allowed to do so after being turned down at a hearing on March 27 for a license because he failed a test for elevated levels of testosterone.
Submitted Dec 27, 2012 8:14PM by sparky - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Injury To Caio Magalhaes Allows Buddy Roberts To Step In Against Michael Kuiper At UFC on FOX 6
UFC middleweight Michael Kuiper (12-1) has had a second opponent fall to the wayside due to injury after replacement fighter Caio ‘Hellboy’ Magalhaes (5-1) was forced off the upcoming UFC on FX 7 card. Stepping in will be Buddy Roberts (12-3) who coincidentally defeated Magalhaes in his Octagon debut last summer. Instead of squaring off at the FX event, the bout has been switched to the UFC on FOX 6 show. News of the change was announced by UFC officials on Thursday afternoon.
Submitted Dec 27, 2012 7:57PM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
With 2012 nearly wrapped, UFC boss Dana White 'very happy' to move forward
Almost over. UFC President Dana White today said he was "very happy" to see the end of a year that's seen virtually every major fight card altered by injuries.
Submitted Dec 27, 2012 7:24PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC veteran Chris Lytle would come out of retirement to fight a ‘Nick Diaz type guy'
"You know, there always is [an interest in fighting again] and it never really left me, but the reason I kinda retired was I just wasn't putting in enough time in the family and I just can't commit myself to that kind of training anymore where I'm gone at all times every time, so, you never know. I always say if maybe something came up with a guy I want to fight, something happens to his opponent like a week out I might take that, so that could happen. Barring that? No I'm not, I'm not going to go back to training full time." "No, I don't really care about [it being a title fight], it's more about the type of person, you know I want - there's a few guys, you know man like a Nick Diaz type guy who, I like Nick I wouldn't really want to fight him, but maybe something like who, I like the way he comes forward to fight you, to punch you in the face and take you go out and just go the whole time and doesn't really care about a decision. That's the way I am, so, guys like that, you know, I always like the way certain guys like that fight. Maybe like a Carlos Condit, something like that those type of fights interest me. But, you know, those are kind of big fights that I don't see happening unless their opponent pulls out at the last minute and they need somebody."
Submitted Dec 27, 2012 4:48PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daniel Cormier Officially Signs With The UFC, eyes Frank Mir and dual-division run in UFC
This past weekend Strikeforce heavyweight-grand-prix champion Daniel Cormier signed a new contract that paves his way to the UFC. Now, Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) just has to beat Dion Staring (28-7 MMA, 0-0 SF) at Strikeforce's final event, which takes place Jan. 12 on his alma mater's home turf. If Cormier is successful, which is widely expected to be the case, he told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he'd like to fight Frank Mir inside the UFC octagon in April. Cormier, who said his new deal is a "shorter contract," recently received a text message from a friend alerting him to a respectful callout from Mir on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight." "So I go, 'OK, Frank Mir and I are going to fight, then,'" said the Olympian and Oklahoma State University grad, who co-headlines the "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" event with Staring at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. (Main-card fights air on Showtime following prelims on Showtime Extreme.)
Submitted Dec 27, 2012 4:09PM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Champ Jon Jones Makes Top 20 List in ESPN 2012 'Cross-Sport' Power Rankings
Following a dominant year of title defenses and star-making headline news, Jon Jones has been rated as one of the year's Top 20 athletes across all sports. That list, compiled by ESPN, places the UFC light heavyweight king at No. 18 overall, ahead of more famous stars like Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. However, Jones is a long way from the peak of the list, which is topped by LeBron James of the Miami Heat, one of the highest-paid and most prolific athletes in the world...
Submitted Dec 27, 2012 8:42AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Alan Belcher: ‘Scared’ Yushin Okami will be ‘crapping his pants’ if UFC 155 fight stays straight
"Every second we're on the feet, I'm going to be bringing the pain to him. I'm going to make him make him not want to be in there with me. I want it worse than him, I want this win worse than any fight ever. If he can't get me down, he's going to be crapping his pants. Whenever I hit him, he's going to realize when he looks in my eyes that I want it a lot more than he does, and he's just going to be the best he can just fighting off his instincts, his heart's not really going to be in it because he's going to feel my heart and my ferocity. He will be scared."
Submitted Dec 26, 2012 4:27PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Heavyweight Fighters Predict UFC 155 Main Event
One of the most anticipated heavyweight clashes in history takes place this Saturday at the UFC’s year end show in Las Vegas. Several of the sports heavyweight fighters took to various media outlets to discuss their opinion on the match up and MMAMania.com compiled the following:
Submitted Dec 26, 2012 3:44PM by MaxOne - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Asian MMA: DREAM 18 - GLORY 4 NYE show gets CBS Sports broadcast, Marloes Coenen added to card
The DREAM - GLORY New Year's Eve event will be aired on CBS Sports. Former Strikeforce champ, Marloes Coenen has also been booked for the stacked card. More news from that New Year's Eve mega card as that the merged DREAM 18 - GLORY 4 event now has a US TV deal. Past DREAM events have been shown on HDNet, or AXS a it is now called, but for this New Year's special, they will be aired on a network with much more reach.
Submitted Dec 26, 2012 8:43AM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Paul Daley arrested for bar fight assault, out of Bellator's Spike TV debut on Jan. 17, 2013
Bellator welterweight Paul Daley has been forced out of his fight on Bellator's Spike TV debut, eliminating him from its season 8 welterweight tournament. "Semtex" was charged with assault after a bar fight and is forbidden from entering the United States until further notice. Paul Daley (and probably Bjorn Rebney) isn't having much of a Merry Christmas. Today (Dec. 25, 2012), the Bellator Welterweight has been arrested on an assault charge in connection with a recent bar fight, according to a report from Josh Gross of ESPN. If found guilty of the charge, "Semtex" could face up to two years in prison.
Submitted Dec 25, 2012 8:22PM by sparky - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC 156's Jose Aldo wants lightweight title, still considering bantamweight drop
When UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo fights former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar, the Brazilian is looking at as a bit of a test run. But the lightweight belt isn't his only goal.
Submitted Dec 25, 2012 2:27PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Ultimate Fighter 17: "The whole house is terrified of this guy."
"I know you guys are going to call bulls**t on me and all that," White said. "[But] This next season is so awesome and so badass. We have a guy on this season of The Ultimate Fighter, every fight he's in, someone goes to the hospital. "The whole house is terrified of this guy. F***ing terrified. Everybody. "I picked this fight, and this guy is lined up with the guy I'm telling you about, and the guy has a nervous breakdown in the house over the weekend. Has a f***ing nervous breakdown. Freaks out and has a nervous breakdown. "This guy scared the living s**t out of everyone. It's awesome."
Submitted Dec 25, 2012 12:36AM by Hendo67 - 17 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Ross Pearson says DUI charge was dropped prior to UFC on FX 6 camp
Ross Pearson's training camp for George Sotiropoulos began with happy news: His DUI charge had been dropped. The coach on the recently concluded "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Australia vs. Team U.K." told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that a call to UFC President Dana White steered him away from the wrong side of the law. "He handled it," Pearson said.
Submitted Dec 24, 2012 4:30PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lineup set for UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London with Facebook prelims
The lineup is set for February's return to London with UFC on FUEL TV 7. Like past versions of the event series, the lineup includes a main card on FUEL TV and prelims on Facebook. UFC on FUEL TV 7 takes place Feb. 16 at Wembley Arena in London. The championship headliner features a title fight with interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) vs. Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). It's Barao's first attempted title defense, which came about after a second knee surgery recently put reigning champion Dominick Cruz back on the shelf.
Submitted Dec 24, 2012 4:27PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC champ Demetrious Johnson not thinking about superfights, focused on 125
Only the UFC women's bantamweight class has fewer signees than the male flyweights, but reigning champion Demetrious Johnson is perfectly content in his current weight class. "I've got a lot of work to do at flyweight," Johnson said earlier this month during a Q&A session with UFC fans. Johnson (16-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC), who attempts his first title defense next month at UFC on FOX 6 opposite John Dodson (14-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC), began his big-show career at bantamweight in the now-defunct WEC. After an initial setback, he went on a win streak and won a title shot against champ Dominick Cruz in October 2011. However, a five-round fight saw Cruz defend the belt via decision.
Submitted Dec 24, 2012 4:26PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
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