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Dan Henderson: Whatever Vitor Belfort was doing to change his body, 'it wasn’t the same thing I was doing’
Dan Henderson only has two fights left on his UFC contract, and at 44 years old, he wants to make those two fights count. "The two guys I'd like to fight would be Vitor (Belfort) and (Gegard) Mousasi," Henderson said Monday on The MMA Hour. "Mousasi, not for any other reason than I felt like I didn't get to fight him. And Vitor, you know, it'd be nice to fight him in the States, without his doctor as the head of the athletic commission."
Submitted Jun 24, 2015 5:01PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Ex-Bellator Champ Lyman Good to Make UFC Debut vs. Andrew Craig on July 15
Ex-Bellator Champ Lyman Good to Make UFC Debut vs. Andrew Craig on July 15.
Submitted Jun 24, 2015 4:13PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
'Sad' sparring partner explains how he injured UFC champion Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo’s next title defense against Conor McGregor is in jeopardy after the UFC featherweight got injured in a sparring session at Nova Uniao, and his teammate is devastated. Alcides Nunes, a 5-0 lightweight from Nova Uniao, was training with the UFC star in Rio de Janeiro when he ended up breaking Aldo’s ribs with a spinning back kick. Aldo vs. McGregor, scheduled to headline UFC 189 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11, is now in danger. "I threw a kick but slipped with all the sweat on the mat, and ended up hitting his rib," Nunes told MMAFighting.com. "I was mimicking McGregor’s unorthodox style, things he does in the fight. I’m also left-handed, my style is similar to his, so that’s why they asked me to be part of his camp, but I ended up slipping and causing this injury." Nunes, who started training at Nova Uniao three years ago and is undefeated in MMA with four finishes in five professional bouts, reveals that Aldo continued to train after he got hit, but eventually stopped and was rushed to the hospital.
Submitted Jun 24, 2015 3:07PM by Kpro - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Sources say Stipe Miocic to get next UFC title shot
Northest Ohio based heavyweight Stipe Miocic (13-2, 7-2 UFC) is next in line for a UFC heavyweight title shot, according to a Tweet from Bleacher Report lead MMA writer Jeremy Botter (). (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 24, 2015 2:23PM by Wez - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Paige VanZant vs. Alex Chambers targeted for UFC 191
Paige VanZant has likely found her next opponent as the 21-year old phenom is expected to meet Alex Chambers later this year with the current target date at UFC 191 in Las Vegas. Sources close to the contest confirmed the bout to FOX Sports on Wednesday following an initial report from MMASucka.com. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 24, 2015 2:12PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC legend Ian Freeman wants Kimbo at Bellator
Ian "The Machine" Freeman wasn't impressed with last Friday's Bellator main event, hints comeback.
Submitted Jun 24, 2015 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Head of UFC Europe abruptly leaves organization
David Allen, who was named the UFC’s senior vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa just six months ago, has left the company.
Submitted Jun 24, 2015 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Replacement sought for injured John Hathaway at UFC 189
The UFC needs a welterweight willing to take a short-notice fight at next month’s UFC 189 event.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 8:26PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gegard Mousasi vs. Roan Carneiro planned for UFC Fight Night 77 in Japan
The UFC’s return to Japan this fall appears to have an intriguing middleweight bout added to the lineup.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexander Shlemenko suspended three years, fined $10,000, KO of Manhoef overturned
In a 7-0 vote, the California State Athletic Commission today suspended ex-Bellator middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko for three years, fined him $10,000, and overturned his knockout win over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 8:21PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Brandon Thatch meets Gunnar Nelson at UFC 189, John Howard now gets Cathal Pendred
Well, UFC 189 got one piece of good news today, at least. With John Hathaway out with an injury, Gunnar Nelson has a new opponent: Welterweight Brandon Thatch.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: UFC 189 headliner in jeopardy with Jose Aldo rib injury
Looks like the UFC 189 headline fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor may be a sunk as reports are out the Aldo suffered a fractured rib.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 3:52PM by FastKnockout - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fabricio Werdum's coach believes Cain Velasquez deserves immediate rematch
"It's hard to say names," Cordeiro told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Adlan Amagov explains sudden decision to retire: It wasn't religious reasons, I was just tired
Former UFC fighter Adlan Amagov revealed his reasons for retiring from Mixed Martial Arts.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Former judo coach responds after Ronda Rousey discredits him in 'Rowdy' autobiography
Former judo coach responds after Ronda Rousey discredits him in 'Rowdy' autobiography.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Dan Henderson not interested in Bisping or Kennedy
Dan Henderson not interested in fights against Michael Bisping or Tim Kennedy.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Carla Esparza to be sidelined for six to eight months after shoulder surgery
Carla Esparza will be sidelined for six to eight months due to shoulder surgery.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
BJJ master Bruno Inacio Nunes dies while trying to stop robbery in Rio de Janeiro
Bruno Inacio Nunes, brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor at Ipanema Fight Gym, died after being shot in the head while trying to stop a robbery on a bus in Rio de Janeiro.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
UFC contender Alexander Gustafsson nearly quit MMA after 'Rumble' loss
In terms of career – not to mention emotional – peaks and valleys, Alexander Gustafsson has experienced more in the first half of 2015 than most fighters will enjoy in a lifetime.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 138 medical suspensions: Four, including Ken Shamrock, suspended
The Missouri Office of Athletics issued medical suspensions to four fighters from this past Friday’s Bellator 138 event.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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