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Dos Santos Coach Says Cain Velazquez Has Broken Hand, Rematch Will Be in November Or December
At the UFC on FX 3 press conference, UFC president Dana White stated that the UFC heavyweight title rematch between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez would likely take place at UFC 152 on September 22nd. According to JDS coach Yuri Carlton though, that isn't going to happen. In an interview with Tatame (translated by Fighters Only), the coach pointed out that neither fighter would be ready by then, especially since Velasquez has a broken hand:
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 1:58PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Two Fighters Drug Tested at UFC on FX 3; Both Come Back Clean
Twenty-four fighters competed on the UFC on FX 3 fight card on Friday night in Sunrise, Fla. Of those 24, two were selected for drug testing by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 1:54PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Free agent Bibiano Fernandes still mulling offers, not ruling out eventual UFC debut
Top-ranked bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes isn't making his way to the UFC just yet, but the Brazilian submission ace isn't ruling out an eventual move to the octagon. But after UFC officials announced he would be competing at UFC 149, only to later say an injury forced him out of a planned matchup, Fernandes wants the world to know he's healthy and ready to fight for the right offer. "UFC is one of the largest promotions in the world," Fernandes told MMAjunkie.com. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to agree to terms this time around. In the future, who knows?"
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 1:45PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Dana White on Possibly Purchasing Another Promotion:‘We’re Done Buying Companies’
It started in 2006 when Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, purchased both the World Fighting Alliance (WFA) and World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). The plan for the WFA was to secure certain fighters, most notably Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, who would soon appear in the UFC, and Carlos Condit, who was then moved over to the WEC.
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 11:54AM by pmoney - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Report: The Ultimate Fighter abandoning live format this fall
It appears that "The Ultimate Fighter Live" will drop a key word in its title when it returns in the fall. According to a report at Yahoo! Sports, the UFC's reality series on the FX cable network will abandon the live format it experimented with this past spring in favor of a return to taped weekly shows for the next season. Though the show will remain in its Friday night time slot, UFC president Dana White told the site that could change in 2013 if ratingsnumbersdon'tpan out in thefall.
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 11:46AM by pmoney - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Dan Stittgen in the works for UFC on FUEL TV 4
A welterweight matchup between Dan Stittgen (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and UFC newcomer Marcelo Guimaraes (7-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is in the works for July's UFC on FUEL TV 4 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned from sources close to the event that both fighters have agreed to the matchup, and contracts are expected to be finalized shortly. Featuring a key middleweight matchup between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman, UFC on FUEL TV 4 takes place July 11 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The night's main card airs on FUEL TV, and preliminary bouts are expected to stream on Facebook. UFC officials have yet to confirm the Guimares vs. Stittgen matchup, but it's expected to take place on the evening's preliminary card.
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 10:13AM by sparky - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Manager: Shogun Rua Taking High Road Following Dana White Revelation
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and his team are done talking about UFC 149 and Glover Teixeira. Less than a week after UFC president Dana White said on the UFC on FX 3 post-fight show that Rua told him he would rather be cut from the UFC rather than fight Teixeira at UFC 149, his manager Julio Heller told MMAFighting.com that they would have no further comment on the situation...
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 9:29AM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
At 45 years old, Renzo Gracie preparing for second UFC appearance
The octagon may soon once again boast a Gracie. Inactive since an April 2010 loss to Matt Hughes at UFC 112, Renzo Gracie (13-7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is preparing for a second fight in the UFC. "I'm getting ready to fight again," Gracie told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) in his native Portuguese. "I have a six-fight contract with no predetermined time frame. I still have five fights to go, so I plan to jump back into it." Gracie, a former PRIDE and IFL fighter, entered the UFC in 2010 with a three-fight win streak, though he hadn't fought since his February 2007 disqualification win over Frank Shamrock at "EliteXC: Destiny." Prior to the win streak, which also included wins over Pat Miletich and Carlos Newton, the MMA and Brazilian jiu-jitsu pioneer had lost six of seven fights.
Submitted Jun 13, 2012 9:09AM by sparky - 30 comments
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Frank Shamrock: 'UFC Hall of Fame is not credible unless I’m in it'
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame was created to honor past mixed martial arts (MMA) legends and their contributions to the fastest growing sport in the world. Fighters such as Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Royce Gracie, Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock are past UFC competitors enshrined in the promotion's Hall of Fame. These fortune sons, among few others, have put their time inside the Octagon and have had an impact in helping MMA become the sport it is today, while assisting the UFC emerge is the clear-cut worldwide leader. In a rare move, TapouT founder Charles "Mask" Lewis was inducted after his passing in 2009, earning his place amongst the aforementioned legends because of his impact his clothing brand had on the sport and its rabid fans. With no set criteria, many have questioned the exact requirements that one must meet to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Frank Shamrock, who was the UFC's first-ever Light Heavyweight champion, seems to think that that Hall of Fame has no credibility whatsoever. Why? Because he's not in it.
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 9:51PM by sparky - 34 comments
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UFC On FX 3 Salaries And Medical Suspensions
The Florida State Boxing Commission (they look after MMA in the state too) released the salary figures and medical suspensions from last Friday's UFC on FX 3, and there's not much to note. No one many really big money, and almost no one got really hurt. Mike Pyle led the way salary-wise with $66,000, followed up by Demetrious Johnson and Mike Pierce with $40,000 each. On the injury side of things, Matt Grice is out indefinitely with a possible foot fracture, but everyone else got 60 days or less. Salaries: Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) Ian McCall: $9,000 Erick Silva: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) Charlie Brenneman: $18,000 Mike Pyle: $66,000 ($33,000 win bonus) Josh Neer: $14,000 Eddie Wineland: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) Scott Jorgensen: $20,500 Mike Pierce: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000 Seth Baczynski: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) Lance Benoist: $8,000 Matt Grice: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) Leonard Garcia: $20,000 Dustin Pague: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) Jared Papazian: $6,000 Tim Means: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) Justin Salas: $8,000 Buddy Roberts: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) Caio Magalhaes: $8,000 Henry Martinez: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) Bernardo Magalhaes: $6,000
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 9:50PM by sparky - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tito Ortiz will be inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame prior to UFC 148
Tito Ortiz will call it a career at UFC 148, but before he faces Forrest Griffin in the cage he will be honored as the ninth person inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 3:47PM by pmoney - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Dana White: UFC television deal in South Africa is imminent
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been aggressive with its world expansion, and the promotion soon will add another part of the globe to its list. UFC president Dana White on Tuesday said the company recently set its sights on South Africa and is close to launching a broadcast deal in the African country of nearly 50 million people
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 3:40PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bibiano Fernandes says he negotiated with UFC, but never signed to fight at UFC 149
The UFC bolstered its bantamweight division recently with the signing of Bibiano Fernandes (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC). There was just one one problem, though. According to Fernandes, he never signed with the promotion. Fernandes, according to UFC.com, was expected to face Roland Delorme next month at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. But the promotion recently removed Fernandes from that bout on the site – though as of late Tuesday morning, a fighter profile page for him still exists there. "I would like to make perfectly clear the news concerning my involvement with the UFC," Fernandes said in a statement on his Facebook page. "It was announced that I, Bibiano Fernandes have been contracted to fight for the organization at UFC 149 which will take place in the city of Calgary on the 21st of July. I would like to make it clear that I am not a UFC athlete as I did not sign any contract with the UFC organization."
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 3:14PM by sparky - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Demetrious Johnson needs surgery following injury suffered in UFC on FX 3 win over Ian McCall
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight title contender Demetrius Johnson is going under the knife. "Mighty Mouse," who slugged and tugged his way past Ian McCall at last weekend's (June 8, 2012) UFC on FX 3 event in Sunrise, Florida, suffered a hernia in his win over "Uncle Creepy" and needs to have it surgically repaired.
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 3:06PM by sparky - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bibiano Fernandes says he negotiated with UFC, but never signed to fight at UFC 149
The UFC bolstered its bantamweight division recently with the signing of Bibiano Fernandes. There was just one one problem, though. According to Fernandes, he never signed with the promotion. Fernandes was expected to face Roland Delorme next month at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Fernandes, according to UFC.com, was expected to face Roland Delorme next month at UFC 149. But the promotion recently removed Fernandes from that bout on the site – though as of late Tuesday morning, a fighter profile page for him still exists there.
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rich Franklin Considered Using Testosterone Replacement
Former UFC Middleweight champion Rich Franklin has given some thought to using testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) according to an interview with MMA Fighting. Franklin, who will turn 38 in October, faces Wanderlei Silva in the headliner of this month's UFC 147 in Brazil. Franklin spoke to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour (video after the jump) and admitted he has investigated the possibility of going on TRT as a means of remaining competitive as he ages. Here's what Ace had to say: "Yeah, I've kicked around that idea and everything, and actually I've talked to doctors that work with the UFC and the athletic commission in Nevada and all that kind of stuff. And at 37, my count obviously is not what it was when I was 25, and I'm a candidate for that kind of stuff. I haven't started yet."
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF: The Smashes Begins Filming in Two Weeks, Will Air on FX in Australia
The UFC has announced that "The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes" series, which pits a team of Australian fighters versus a team from the U.K., will premiere on FX.
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 11:42AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FX 4's Ramsey Nijem working wrestling for reunion fight against C.J. Keith
Ramsey Nijem saw the picture and knew the guy looked familiar. It was C.J. Keith, who had just signed with the UFC. And even though Nijem jokes that a few shots to the noggin sometimes have him wrong, he was positive he and Keith had crossed paths before. "We went to a wrestling camp in high school together," Nijem recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "And I remember seeing his picture after he got signed by the UFC, and I was like, 'I swear I went to wrestling camp with that kid.'"
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FX 4 gets two Facebook/YouTube fights with Funch-Miller, Rivera-Stone
As expected, next week's UFC on FX 4 preliminary card includes two fights that will stream on Facebook and YouTube. The two online bouts kicking off the event include welterweights Dan Miller vs. Ricardo Funch and bantamweights Francisco Rivera vs. Ken Stone. UFC on FX 4's other eights bouts air on the FX-televised main card or FUEL TV-televised prelims.
Submitted Jun 12, 2012 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dr. Johnny Benjamin Claims Sonnen’s Hypogonadism is the Result of Past Steroid Use
Well, well, well. As if it wasn’t bad enough that a mild-mannered, unassuming guy like Chael Sonnen lost *his* UFC middleweight championship due to a misunderstanding of the rules back at UFC 117, and shortly thereafter found himself thrust into the center of an elaborate conspiracy (that’s right, conspiracy) that attempted to invalidate the four and a half round ass whooping he laid out on Anderson Silva, now he has this to deal with this. The poor guy.
Submitted Jun 11, 2012 11:58PM by prophecy033 - 20 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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