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Lil' Nog: 'Plans for retiring are not in my mind for at least the next two years'
(bloodyelbow.com)
When former Pride and UFC champion Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira hung up his gloves last September after three losses in a row, one of the true MMA legends has left the sport. Fortunately, his twin brother Rogerio remains active and thoughts of retirement haven't crossed his mind yet, despite his own series of two back-to-back losses against Anthony Johnson and Mauricio Rua. In fact, the 39-year old Pride veteran plans to stay around for at least two more years.
Submitted Apr 4, 2016 11:14AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After Legacy FC 51 win, Cody East signs with UFC, meets Walt Harris at UFC 197
(mmajunkie.com)
The final piece of the preliminary card is in place for UFC 197 later this month, and it will feature a heavyweight promotional newcomer. After impressing UFC President Dana White with his win at Legacy FC 51 earlier this year while White was filming an episode of “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight,” Cody East (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his promotional debut at UFC 197 against Walt Harris (7-4 MMA, 0-3 UFC). The fight was made official on the latest episode of “Lookin’ for a Fight,” which debuted today on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Apr 4, 2016 11:12AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Cormier won't need surgery, expected back by August or September
(mmafighting.com)
C light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who pulled out of the UFC 197 main event on April 23 in Las Vegas, is expected to be able to fight again by around August or September according to a source close to the fighter. Cormier suffered a lower left leg injury in training on March 25. It was described as a freak injury doing light kickboxing training, which was diagnosed several days later through an MRI as being a complete middle substance rupture of the interosseous membrane from the fibula. FOX Sports' Damon Martin first reported the injury news. No surgery will be needed for the injury and the healing time is expected to take four to eight weeks. Doctors believed there was a chance he may heal sooner than that. The injury should have no long-term effects.
Submitted Apr 3, 2016 5:05PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Bas Rutten & Michael Bisping throwing verbal stones in April Fool's Day joke (Video)
WARNING: I know April Fool's Day is over. But I stumbled upon this video and believed it up until the end. . I must say, Bas & Bisping were beyond believable.
Submitted Apr 3, 2016 1:56PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Jake Shields hits opponent with Stockton Slap, calls him a 'bitch' after grappling match
(mmafighting.com)
Jake Shields is an honorary Diaz brother and Saturday he broke out the Stockton Slap. The former Strikeforce champion and current WSOF fighter slapped opponent A.J. Agazarm after their grappling match Saturday at Polaris in Wales. Agazarm went to shake Shields' hand and Shields refused. Agazarm pushed Shields with one hand and Shields responded with a slap. The two men had to be separated.
Submitted Apr 2, 2016 10:27PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Ovince Saint Preux replaces Daniel Cormier, meets Jon Jones in new UFC 197 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Although he won’t get a chance to reclaim the undisputed title, Jon Jones will remain atop this month’s UFC 197 fight card.
Submitted Apr 2, 2016 6:46PM by xdanish020 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones claims he is open to short notice replacement at UFC 197
(https:)
"...UFC, whether you got a heavyweight, light heavyweight, it doesn't matter. Let's keep this main event going. Send 'em my way..."
Submitted Apr 2, 2016 2:14PM by State_Champ - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marloes Coenen vs Julia Budd Title Fight Set For Bellator 155 Prelims
(mmarising.com)
Former Strikeforce champ Marloes “Rumina” Coenen hopes to add another title to her collection when she competes on May 20th at Bellator 155: “Carvalho vs Manhoef” in Boise, Idaho. Coenen battles Julia “The Jewel” Budd for the inaugural Bellator Women’s Featherweight Championship.
Submitted Apr 2, 2016 12:41PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
‘TUF: Smashes’ Winner Norman Parke Announces UFC Release
(sherdog.com)
Norman Parke, the lightweight winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes,” has been released by the UFC. The 29-year-old Northern Ireland native announced the news via Facebook on Friday. “I just wanna say a huge thanks to the UFC for giving me the great opportunity to compete at the highest level in combat sports,” Parke wrote. “I’ve had many great memories that will stay with me forever!! I’m now looking to fight this summer so whatever comes up I’ll be ready to go!! On any show anywhere.
Submitted Apr 1, 2016 11:14PM by RhythmAndStyle - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DC pulls out of UFC 197
(mmafighting.com)
The highly-anticipated rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones won't be happening later this month after all. An injury has forced Cormier, the UFC light heavyweight champion, to withdraw from the fight, MMAFighting.com has confirmed via multiple sources. Cormier wasn't available for comment when contacted by MMAFighting.com Friday night. BJPenn.com first reported the news.
Submitted Apr 1, 2016 10:56PM by TeamJones - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Adrien Broner Loses another title to the scales
(bloodyelbow.com)
Controversial boxer Adrien Broner (31-2-1 NC, 23 KOs) is just 1 day away from a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike main event against England's Ashley Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KOs). This is despite the fact that Broner is wanted by Ohio police on assault and robbery charges stemming from an alleged bowling alley incident in January. Washington DC's commission still agreed to license him, with the expectation that Broner would turn himself in once he returned to Ohio. Coming into today's weigh-ins in Washington DC, Broner vs. Theophane was supposed to be a title defense for "The Problem", who won the vacant WBA super lightweight (140 lbs) title against Khabib Allakhverdiev with a 12th round TKO. The problem (see what I did there?) for Broner? He didn't make weight.
Submitted Apr 1, 2016 12:56PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Other Combat Sports
 
Andrea Lee tested positive for banned diuretics before Invicta FC 16 loss to D'Alelio
(mmajunkie.com)
Prior to a submission loss earlier this month at Invicta FC 16, Andrea Lee tested positive for a banned diuretic and has been temporarily suspended. Invicta FC announced the news Thursday night in the form of a statement of the fighter’s positive test after Lee’s (4-2) loss to Sarah D'Alelio (9-6) in Las Vegas, which was overseen by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:40PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bryan Caraway vs. Aljamain Sterling booked for UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Another pivotal bantamweight matchup is set for UFC Fight Night 88. The recently re-signed Aljamain Sterling (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Bryan Caraway (20-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will meet at the FOX Sports 1-televised event, which takes place May 29 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the new booking today after an initial report from Newsday. The fight bolsters a bantamweight headliner featuring Cody Garbrandt versus Thomas Almeida in a meeting of two top prospects. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 88 card now includes: Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story Bryan Caraway vs. Aljamain Sterling Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann Diego Ferreira vs. Abel Trujillo Jake Collier vs. Alberto Pereira Uda Erik Koch vs. Joe Proctor Chris DeLaRocha vs. Adam Milstead
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:37PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nah-Shon Burrell heavy, so CES MMA 34 fight with champ Chris Curtis now non-title bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Friday’s CES MMA 34 main event no longer will be a title fight thanks to the challenger coming in too heavy. UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (12-6) was set to challenger welterweight champion Chris Curtis (13-4) for the title in the event’s headliner. But Burrell came in heavy at 176 pounds, forcing the fight into a non-title bout. CES MMA 34 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Chris Curtis (174) vs. Nah-Shon Burrell (176) – non-title catchweight fight Kenny Foster (149) vs. Calvin Kattar (150) Johnny Campbell (134) vs. Matthew Lozano (131) Kevin Haley (204) vs. Steve Skrzat (203) Leon Davis (155) vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson (153) PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET) Luay Ashkar (126) vs. Carlos Candelario (125) Mike Maldonado (147) vs. George Nassar (156) Anton Berzin (205) vs. Matt Thompson (203) Merab Dualishuili (136) vs. Geoffrey Then (134) Gavin Nickel (261) vs. Dan Randall (237)
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tonya Evinger defends 135 title vs. Colleen Schneider in Invicta FC 17 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC will return to Southern California this spring, and the bantamweight title will be on the line in the main event. Tonya Evinger (16-6), Invicta’s 135-pound champion, will defend her belt for the first time – officially – when she meets Colleen Schneider (10-6) to headline Invicta FC 17. Promotion officials today announced the title fight and card. The card will take place May 7 at The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. That same venue hosted Invicta FC 15 in January. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:35PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
With Keith Berish out, Alberto Pereira Uda meets Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 88
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas in May has had an injury force a change to the lineup at UFC Fight Night 88. Middleweight Keith Berish (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been forced out of his fight against Jake Collier (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), and promotional newcomer Alberto Pereira Uda (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in for his UFC debut. With the change, the latest UFC Fight Night 88 card includes: Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann Diego Ferreira vs. Abel Trujillo Jake Collier vs. Alberto Pereira Uda Erik Koch vs. Joe Proctor Chris DeLaRocha vs. Adam Milstead
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:34PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sage Northcutt meets Enrique Marin at stacked UFC 200
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between Sage Northcutt (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Enrique Marin (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to July’s historic UFC 200 event. UFC officials today announced the bout following an initial report from GQ.com. The latest UFC 200 lineup includes: Champ Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title welterweight bout Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title Travis Browne vs. Cain Velasquez Kelvin Gastelum vs. Johny Hendricks Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller Enrique Marin vs. Sage Northcutt
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 12:29PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Judge rules Jones can fight at UFC 197
(bloodyelbow.com)
Judge Michael Martinez has ruled that former UFC champ Jon Jones will be able to fight at UFC 197 in Las Vegas on April 23. Jones spent a night in jail for probation violation after being pulled over and accused of drag racing. The Bernalillo County District Attorney had sought "to have Jones' probation revoked and then reinstated with three new conditions: Jones completes a driver improvement course; he agrees to a curfew; and he enrolls in and completes an anger management counseling course" according to MMA Fighting. The judge declined to impose a curfew after his defense argued it would impede his ability to travel to Las Vegas for the title fight. However Jones is not permitted to drive without the permission of his probation officer, and Martinez warned Jones that another court appearance "won't end well" for him.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 12:28PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Miller vs. Takanori Gomi added to July's big UFC 200 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout with a pair of veterans is the latest addition to July’s quickly filling UFC 200 lineup. Officials recently announced Jim Miller (25-8 MMA, 14-7 UFC) and Takanori Gomi (35-11 MMA, 4-6 UFC) are slated for the event. The latest UFC 200 lineup includes: Champ Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title welterweight bout Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title Travis Browne vs. Cain Velasquez Kelvin Gastelum vs. Johny Hendricks Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:49AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welcome to the UFC, Cutelaba & Elmose
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two new fighters are on their way to the UFC, to help fill out two of the promotion's shallowest divisions. It's good to see the UFC finally taking a run at some of their downtrodden divisions. Women's bantamweight and men's light heavyweight are two of the most stagnant places for new talent in the UFC (men's flyweight is right in there too), but both divisions are getting a bit of a kick this week with the signing of two new fighters, or three if you want to consider Cyborg's final move into the UFC ranks as a new. Ion Cutelaba is set to make his light heavyweight debut at UFC Ottawa as announced by MMA Junkie alongside a slew of new bouts for the card. Also making headlines is the addition of a Anna Elmose. The bantamweight will make her debut in Rotterdam on May 8th against Germaine de Randamie. So...
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 5:24AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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