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Big Nog hasn't decided if he will retire yet
(bloodyelbow.com)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira did have that talk with Dana White. You know, the same one the UFC president had with Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes when their careers became unbearable to watch with their will to keep fighting even though their bodies could hardly take any more punishment. The last drop for Nogueira was his unanimous decision loss to Stefan Struve this past Saturday, at UFC 190. Although Big Nog may have spoken to Dana White, who offered him a scout position which he's accepted, that does not mean he is through fighting just yet.
Submitted Aug 6, 2015 1:59AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Robbie Lawler targeted to meet Carlos Condit in UFC 193 headliner in Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler (26-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will likely head Down Under for his next title defense, when he meets Carlos Condit (30-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in the main event of UFC 193 in Australia. The targeted headlining bout was confirmed on Wednesday’s new edition of FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight,” following an initial report from Bleacher Report connecting the bout to UFC 194 in December. UFC 193 takes place on Sunday, Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia, though a venue for the card has yet to be confirmed (the UFC has reserved both Etihad Stadium and Rod Laver Arena for the date). Due to the time difference, the pay-per-view card airs in the U.S. on Saturday, Nov. 14. The title fight would be the first confirmed for the card.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 9:33PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 192 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Johny Hendricks (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) won’t be getting that title shot he hoped for, instead meeting fellow top contender Tyron Woodley (15-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 192. The contest was announced on Wednesday’s new edition of FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.” With the addition to the card, UFC 192 now includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov Raquel Pennington vs. opponent TBA
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 9:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NAC issues temporary suspensions to WSOF's Rousimar Palhares, Jake Shields
(mmafighting.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission disciplinary process has begun for Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields. The NAC issued temporary suspensions Wednesday to both Palhares and Shields for their roles in a messy World Series of Fighting main event Saturday night in Las Vegas, executive director Bob Bennett confirmed with MMAFighting.com.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 6:05PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Report: UFC veteran Chris Leben pleads guilty in felony assault weapon case
(mmafighting.com)
Chris Leben seems to have taken a plea deal. The UFC veteran pleaded guilty Monday to three criminal charges, including a felony charge of possession of an assault weapon in San Diego district court, NBC San Diego reported. The two misdemeanor charges were vandalism and violation of a temporary restraining order.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 6:04PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Rousimar Palhares rips ‘greased a--hole’ Jake Shields, denies eye gouging accusations
(mmafighting.com)
Rousimar Palhares is no longer the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion. WSOF president Ray Sefo made the announcement on Tuesday’s The MMA Hour that "Toquinho" was stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely following Saturday’s win over Jake Shields.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 6:03PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fedor reveals UFC negotiations in process, wants ‘strongest fighters in the world’
(bloodyelbow.com)
"The desire to fight in my blood," Fedor responded when asked about his return. "I'm in the sport for 11 years - my whole life is training and competition. Over the years, there has been a thirst not only to participate in battles, but also to transfer their knowledge and skills. After consulting with trainers, with the support of the family, I decided to return. "I must admit that I still had a long talk with my wife to get her support. But I found the words and persuaded Xenia. It generally supports me in every endeavor. And my mother ... my mother is very worried. Immediately I call, she learned. But in the end, too, I took my decision." "Now this is being negotiated, in particular with the UFC, as well as some other promotions. I think it will soon be finally determined. As for the opponent, I would say that desire must comply opportunities. I would like to face the strongest fighters in the world - UFC champion Fabricio Werdum. Given that over three years, I did not fight during the first fight I would like to get involved, check for myself.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 1:49PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez heads to featherweight, meets Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 79
(mmajunkie.com)
Diego Sanchez is set to make his debut in his fourth different UFC weight class. Sanchez (25-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC), who won “The Ultimate Fighter 1? as a middleweight and eventually made an unsuccessful lightweight title bid, is heading to 145 pounds for a fight with former title challenger Ricardo Lamas (15-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 79. UFC officials today announced the bout.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 12:08PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Titan FC 35 set for Sept. 19 with trio of title bouts on UFC Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
With its first event on UFC Fight Pass in the books, Titan FC returns next month for a card featuring three title fights. The full Titan FC 35 card includes: Pat Healy vs. Rick Hawn – for lightweight title Andre Harrison vs. Desmond Green – for featherweight title Tim Elliott vs. Felipe Efrain – for flyweight title Zane Kamaka vs. Belal Muhammad Steven Siler vs. Austin Springer E.J. Brooks vs. Jason Novelli Ricky Simon vs. Alex Soto Jake Smith vs. Taki Uluilakepa Trey Ogden vs. Ryan Walker Mohammad Abed vs. Pete Petties
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 11:27AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Injury scraps UFC 192's targeted Leslie Smith vs. Raquel Pennington bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Although not announced, a planned women’s bantamweight bout between Leslie Smith (7-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Raquel Pennington (5-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has been scrapped as a possible UFC 192 addition. A UFC official told MMAjunkie an injury forced Smith off the card. A replacement may be sought to fight Pennington. UFC 192 takes place Oct. 3 at Toyota Center in Houston. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 11:25AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 192 adds Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis, Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov
(mmajunkie.com)
October’s UFC 192 event in Houston has two new additions, including one at flyweight and one at welterweight. Former 125-pound title challenger Chris Cariaso (17-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) meets Sergio Pettis (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), and Alan Jouban(12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) takes on fellow 170-pounder Albert Tumenov (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC). The latest UFC 192 card includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 11:24AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Correia eyes title run in 2016: 'Ronda will be dethroned'
(bloodyelbow.com)
"I promise I will fight for the belt next year," she told Combate. "In 2016, I want to write a different story. I want, above all things, to be respected. I want a triumphant return. I won't accept ending 2016 without an UFC belt on my waist. Everything I want, I get. That will be my battle."
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:12PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yair Rodriguez vs. Daniel Hooker slated for UFC 192 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1? winner Yair Rodriguez (5-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and featherweight Daniel Hooker (12-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to UFC 192. UFC officials recently announced the bout. The latest UFC 192 card includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:08PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva slated for UFC Fight Night 79 in Mexico
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2? coach Efrain Escudero (24-9 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Leandro Silva (18-2-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is slated for UFC Fight Night 79 in Mexico. UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC Fight Night 79 takes place Nov. 21 at Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night 79 card includes: Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva TBA vs. TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2? lightweight final TBA vs. TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2? welterweight final
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:07PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum headlines UFC Fight Night 79 in Mexico
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Matt Brown (20-13 MMA, 13-7 UFC) and Kelvin Gastelum (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will headline the UFC’s return to Mexico. UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC Fight Night 79 takes place Nov. 21 at Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:06PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes open to fights at 145 – or even 155
(mmajunkie.com)
“If (WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz and president Ray Sefo) come to me and say, ‘Marlon, you want to do a superfight,’ I would be able to,” he said. WSOF has some solid champions in those divisions: featherweight Lance Palmer (10-1) and lightweight Justin Gaethje (14-0). The organization doesn’t have a flyweight champion, but that doesn’t seem to matter. “(I’d do) 145, 155 – but not 125,” Moraes said with a laugh.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:03PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Hey, Michael Bisping: Here's the latest UFC middleweight calling you out
(mmajunkie.com)
Vitor Miranda appears to have found a home in the UFC’s middleweight division, and now he has his sights set on some bigger names at 185 pounds. Miranda (11-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) made his way to the UFC after a stint at heavyweight on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.” The Brazilian striker dropped to middleweight after suffering a unanimous-decision loss to Antonio Carlos Junior in the tournament final and made it two wins in a row when he stopped Clint Hester (11-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) via second-round TKO at UFC 190, which took place this past Saturday at Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. “I’m very happy,” Miranda told MMAjunkie following his preliminary-card bout, which streamed on UFC Fight Pass. “I thought he would exchange a little bit more in the standup, but this showed his respect for my striking game. Right away, in the beginning of the fight, he tried to take me down. He took me down, but I was confident and well-trained. I waited for the best moment to sweep and win the fight.”
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:00PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz’s NSAC hearing scheduled, finally, for Aug. 13
(mmajunkie.com)
After more than a half-year in limbo, ex-UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and onetime welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz finally will go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission. NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett today confirmed to MMAjunkie that the fighters are scheduled for their respective hearings during the commission’s Aug. 13 meeting in Las Vegas.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 10:57PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Eye added to UFC 192
(mmafighting.com)
A meeting between women's bantamweight contenders Julianna Pena and Jessica Eye is slated for Oct. 3 at UFC 192. The UFC confirmed the bout Tuesday following an initial report by ESPN. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 7:58PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF strips Rousimar Palhares of title, suspends him indefinitely
(mmafighting.com)
World Series of Fighting is throwing the book at Rousimar Palhares.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 1:40PM by prophecy033 - 19 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
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