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John Cholish retires after UFC on FX 8 loss, pushes for better fighter pay
JARAGUA DO SUL, Brazil – After a three-fight stint in the UFC, lightweight John Cholish said he will retire following his loss to Gleison Tibau. But he also told MMAjunkie.com he believes lower-level fighters need better compensation.
UFC on FX 8 bonuses: Belfort, Souza, Martins, Larsen earn $50,000
JARAGUA DO SUL, Brazil – Vitor Belfort, Ronaldo Souza, Lucas Martins and Jeremy Larsen each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC on FX 8 event. Belfort earned the "Knockout of the Night," Souza won "Submission of the Night" and Martins and Larsen picked up "Fight of the Night" honors. UFC officials announced the winners following Saturday's card.
Renan Barao Withdraws from UFC 161 Main Event (Injury)
It looks like UFC 161 is going to need a new main event. According to Brazilian-based Tatame, interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout with Eddie Wineland after suffering a foot injury. Tatame reported that Barao injured his right foot and would not have enough time to recover for the June 15 bout in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Matt Riddle skips out on Legacy FC contract for shot in Bellator
Inside MMA has announced that Matt Riddle is currently negotiating his exit from his Legacy FC contract in order to sign with Bellator.
Sam Sicilia not released, still with the UFC
Often, it seems, when a fighter gets released he's the last to know. But on rare occasions the fighter gets the last say on his contract status. At least that's what's happened with Sam Sicilia. Initially reported as part of the mass roster trimming on May 8th, Sicilia's manager spoke to MMAWeekly about the news of his fighter's release. "He is not cut. He’s actually still on the roster," Sicilia’s manager, Nima Safapour of Alchemist Management, told MMAWeekly.com on Thursday. "I anticipate for him to be back in the cage probably in the fall sometime."
Cat Zingano and camp say Bryan Caraway intentionally elbowed her in head at TUF 17 Finale weigh-ins
"I genuinely like everyone until I have a reason to dislike them. I saw [Caraway] all week, I smiled and was respectful. I get Miesha and not being bff's fight week, I'm not fighting her to make friends. But as far a corners go, good fights are the product of well coached athletes, with heart & talent. Brian smiled back in my face then elbowed me in the head at weigh-ins. I was pissed. I considered him in that same respect. I am a fighter all the same, but that was dirty and cheap to do to anyone, let alone a girl. They were both in on it, which makes it even more disturbing. If my husband or son ever pulled something like that, I would be their biggest problem. I won't be bullied nor condone it." - Cat
UFC suspends Nate Diaz for 90 days, fines him $20,000 for derogatory tweet
A day after handing Nate Diaz an indefinite suspension pending an investigation, the UFC has come up with its terms for the recent lightweight title challenger following a derogatory tweet. Diaz has been suspended for 90 days and fined $20,000.
Former UFC Lightweight Paul Kelly Convicted of Trafficking Heroin
Former UFC lightweight Paul Kelly faces a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of running a heroin trafficking ring in Liverpool, England.
Marquardt, Schaub, Zingano form new fight team
Nate Marquardt, Brendan Schaub and Cat Zingano have formed a Colorado-based MMA fight team.
With Nick Newell out, Scott Holtzman meets John Mahlow for title at XFC 24
With Nick Newell's well-publicized split from the promotion and his scratch for a planned title fight, Scott Holtzman instead will fight John Mahlow for the vacant Xtreme Fighting Championships lightweight belt.
With MMA as his hobby, UFC on FX 8's John Cholish has sights fixed on Tibau
John Cholish didn't want to be off for the past year. And when thinking about the injury that kept him down, one could hardly blame him.
UFC on FX 8 weigh-in results: Belfort, Rockhold make weight, immediately scuffle
MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from today's UFC on FX 8 fighter weigh-ins, which saw an intense faceoff between the event's headliners.
Nate Diaz SUSPENDED
Mr. Nate got suspended for his "homophobic" slur regarding Brian Caraway
Nate Diaz calls Bryan Caraway 'biggest fag in the world' for accepting submission of the night bonus
UFC lightweight Nate Diaz is not happy at all with Pat Healy losing his bonus money after testing positive for marijuana, and he is incredibly displeased with Bryan Caraway for "accepting" his unexpected Submission of the Night award.
WSOF sets four-man middleweight tourney with Taylor, Mutapcic, Branch, Villefort
With its recently announced four-man tournament, World Series of Fighting will have a middleweight champion by year's end.
Georges St. Pierre lends voice to Monsters University
Georges St. Pierre will voice a character in the French-Canadian version of Monsters University.
UFC on FX 8's Chris Camozzi looks for told-you-so moment in Brazil
Seven months ago, Chris Camozzi stood in the tunnel of an arena in Rio de Janeiro as 17,000 Brazilian fans screamed obscenities at him. Fortunately for the UFC middleweight, he doesn't speak Portuguese.
Anderson Silva Was Ready to Walk Away, but the Nogueira Brothers Saved the Day
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is widely regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, but may have never realized his potential if not for the Nogueira brothers.
WSOF to hold MW tourney to determine first champ
World Series of Fighting has announced a four man tournament, with the winner crowned the first ever WSOF 185 lbs champion.
UFC 159's Bryan Caraway ecstatic with new bonus, blasts marijuana usage in MMA
UFC 159 is actually the second time marijuana has impacted Bryan Caraway's professional MMA career, but the first in which it's actually paid off.
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