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April 2013 MMA News Archive - Page 2

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Tito threatens to unretire & beat Jon Jones
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz tweeted Saturday that "I may have to come out of retirement to beat @JonnyBones I can't let (him) beat my record' of consecutive UFC Light Heavyweight title defenses.
Submitted Apr 29, 2013 4:40PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Dos Santos gets title shot with UFC 160 win
(bloodyelbow.com)
It appears that Junior Dos Santos will need just one victory to get back into a title fight, and he'll get that chance on May 25th.
Submitted Apr 29, 2013 4:39PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping speculates that Alan Belcher was looking for 'a way out' following eye poke
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC MW Michael Bisping continues to charm by alleging that his opponent Alan Belcher was acting and 'looking for a way out' following the vicious eye poke that ended their UFC 159 bout in the 3rd round.
Submitted Apr 29, 2013 2:38PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sergio Pettis vs. Jeff Curran headlines RFA 8 on June 21, airs on AXS TV
(mmajunkie.com)
Sergio Pettis could take a big step up the flyweight rankings when he meets recent UFC bantamweight Jeff Curran in the championship headliner of Resurrection Fighting Alliance 8 on June 21.
Submitted Apr 29, 2013 12:22PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Gian Villante on controversial UFC 159 eye poke: 'All I needed was 10 seconds'
(mmajunkie.com)
Gian Villante needed just 10 seconds – just 10 seconds to shake off an accidental eye poke and get back into his fight at Saturday's UFC 159 event. Instead, Villante (10-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) honestly answered that he couldn't see at that exact moment, and his light-heavyweight bout with fellow Strikeforce import Ovince St. Preux (13-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was instantly waved off.
Submitted Apr 29, 2013 12:21PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cub Swanson thinks MMA gloves are 'crap'
(bloodyelbow.com)
After last nights glove debacles, I revisited an interview I did with UFC featherweight contender, Cub Swanson, who detailed the problems he found with MMA gloves.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 8:57PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Interviews
 
While Jones takes another step toward greatness, Sonnen again wonders 'what if?'
(mmajunkie.com)
It just wouldn't be a Chael Sonnen title fight with a couple what-ifs sprinkled about, now would it? Despite nearly finding the belt wrapped around his waist on a technicality, Sonnen hinted he may be done competing in the cage. If that's the case, how will he be remembered?
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 6:54PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Machida still wants to stay busy, targets Gustafsson if Jones' time off lengthy
(mmajunkie.com)
As it currently stands, UFC President Dana White has declared Lyoto Machida the promotion's current No. 1 contender at light heavyweight. But if the division's champ isn't cleared to fight until the end of the year, "The Dragon" has another plan in mind.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 6:51PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leonard Garcia's future 'not looking good' after UFC 159 loss
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite some slugfests, a handful of bonuses, and UFC executives' obvious soft spot for him, Leonard Garcia's days in the organization may be numbered.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 2:56PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alan Belcher gets eight eyelid stitches following UFC 159 loss
(mmajunkie.com)
The gruesome injury that halted his UFC 159 bout with Michael Bisping left Alan Belcher with eight stitches in his eyelid.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 1:09PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Nelson likely to face Daniel Cormier or Mark Hunt next
(mmafighting.com)
NEWARK, NJ -- Next time out will be a big fight for "Big Country." After notching his third straight first-round knockout, Roy Nelson will be matched up with either Daniel Cormier or Mark Hunt, UFC president Dana White said after UFC 159.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:27AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping may need surgery for neck issue
(mmafighting.com)
NEWARK, NJ -- About six weeks before he was to fight Alan Belcher at UFC 159, Michael Bisping was informed that he should undergo surgery to correct a case of spinal stenosis that has compromised his strength. Bisping bypassed the procedure, opting to go through with his fight with Belcher, which he won via technical decision.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:26AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: UFC could be on cusp of major sponsorship deal with Reebok
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – UFC 159 main event winner and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones broke some major ground in 2012 when he signed a sponsorship deal with Nike. But Nike soon could have some in-octagon competition from one of its biggest competitors. UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following UFC 159 that the promotion will meet with Reebok this week to talk about a major sponsorship opportunity.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:24AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones requests Alexander Gustafsson, but with injury, future uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – With his foot in a makeshift boot from a gruesome toe injury suffered at UFC 159, light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) said Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) would make a good opponent for his next fight.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:23AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva calls Dana White for a fight – post-Weidman
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Chael Sonnen had just finished a characteristic rant on the fickle competitive appetites of champion fighters – Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) and Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) in particular – when UFC President Dana White chimed in with some apparently good news. "Anderson called and wants a fight," said White, who declined to name the middleweight champ's target.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:22AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cody McKenzie plans MMA layoff following UFC 159 win over Leonard Garcia
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Following a unanimous-decision win over Leonard Garcia (15-11-1 MMA, 1-5 UFC) at UFC 159, Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) said he's stepping away from the sport for at least six months.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:21AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 159 headliner Chael Sonnen not ready to decide on retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – With his third attempt at winning a UFC title his yet, Chael Sonnen hinted in the octagon with announcer Joe Rogan he might be done fighting...
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:19AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After controversial UFC 159 call, Dana White calls on commissions for reform
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Saturday night's UFC 159 event in Newark, N.J., will always be remembered as a card full off odd happenings. But it was a controversial call in one of the evening's preliminary bouts that had UFC President Dana White most appalled...
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:18AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss advises Matt Mitrione to forget Jon Jones beef and focus on heavyweight
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – If recently suspended heavyweight Matt Mitrione (6-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) thinks he's talking his way into a fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC), he should probably think again...
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 11:16AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 159 bonuses: Roy Nelson, Pat Healy and Jim Miller score $65,000 awards
(mmajunkie.com)
NEWARK, N.J. – Roy Nelson, Pat Healy and Jim Miller each earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen" event.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 1:37AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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