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Vitor Belfort Shoots Down Retirement Talk, Praises Chris Weidman After UFC 187
(sherdog.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort has had a rollercoaster career in mixed martial arts. He’s had great wins and losses, and plenty of drama outside the cage, but after his most recent defeat on Saturday, Belfort vowed to solider on in the sport he loves.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:10PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 187 Aftermath: There is no disputing Daniel Cormier holds the gold
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS -- Daniel Cormier is the UFC light heavyweight champion. Some might dispute this, but facts are facts. Cormier went to the UFC 187 post-fight press conference, having finished Anthony Johnson, holding court while possessing the gleaming gold belt. Nor is this belt an interim championship. Interim titles are for injuries, to give guys like Dominick Cruz some slack when they're working in good faith to get back into ring shape but suffer setbacks along the way.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Two hours before UFC 187, we didn't think Andrei Arlovski was going to fight
(mmafighting.com)
As if Andrei Arlovski's roller-coaster first-round upset over Travis Browne at UFC 187 wasn't impressive enough, an ill-timed fight week injury threw Arlovski's status on the card into question right up until Saturday night, according to UFC President Dana White. "Two hours before he came out, we didn't think he was going to fight," White revealed on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show. "He popped something in his calf the night before, could barely walk, was limping. The doctors checked him out and I guarantee you, he gritted it out to show the doctors that he could fight. So the doctors said it's up to you, do you want to fight? He said yes.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:05PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman to doubters: 'You better join the team now -- this is my last invitation'
(mmafighting.com)
Weidman retained his middleweight title by finishing Vitor Belfort by TKO in the first round Saturday night here at MGM Grand and then addressed all his detractors afterward. "Hey, stop doubting me," Weidman shouted to the fans in an interview with Joe Rogan. "It's enough. Stop doubting me. You better join the team now. This is my last invitation. Join the team. I love you."
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:04PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Cormier says he's the real champion because 'I didn't disqualify myself from competition'
(mmafighting.com)
After his victory over Anthony Johnson to become the new UFC light heavyweight champion on Saturday night, Daniel Cormier made it clear that he felt like the real champion. Cormier said in the UFC 187 post-fight press conference that just because he didn't defeat erstwhile champion Jon Jones -- who was stripped of his belt in April after a hit-and-run felony charge in Albuquerque -- doesn't mean the gold around his waist isn't legitimate.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:03PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Dodson: It's a 'no-brainer' that I should get next shot at Demetrious Johnson
(mmafighting.com)
Dodson defeated Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Saturday night at UFC 187 here at MGM Grand. But it was a relatively uneventful fight with little action -- far different than what we're used to seeing from the electric Dodson. However, "The Magician" still thinks he should be granted the next title shot against Demetrious Johnson.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:02PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Weidman calls out vitor during weigh ins.
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender, Vitor Belfort, was forced to abandon his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in early 2014, after the controversial treatment was outlawed by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Submitted May 23, 2015 6:39PM by FKA - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nina Ansaroff vs. Rose Namajunas pulled from tonight's UFC 187 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between strawweights Nina Ansaroff (6-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Rose Namajunas (2-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been pulled from tonight’s UFC 187 lineup. Just two hours before the event’s start time, UFC officials announced the change. “After contracting a case of the flu, UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff has been deemed medically unfit by doctors to compete in her UFC 187 bout against Rose Namajunas on Saturday night,” a statement read.
Submitted May 23, 2015 5:02PM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'El Guapo' enshrined: Bas Rutten slated for 2015 UFC Hall of Fame induction
(mmajunkie.com)
“The Handsome One” (perhaps better known as “El Guapo”) will be enshrined at the 2015 UFC Hall of Fame inductions. UFC President Dana White surprised Bas Rutten, a former UFC heavyweight champion, during Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV. Rutten is a cohost of the weekly news program. UFC officials recently revamped its company hall of fame and now enshrines members in one of four categories: modern era, pioneer era, contributors and fights.
Submitted May 23, 2015 9:30AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
KSW 31 Weigh-in Results: Materla, Drwal, Gracie, Pudzianowski Cleared
(sherdog.com)
KSW 31 Weigh-in Results: Materla, Drwal, Gracie, Pudzianowski Cleared.
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:23PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Vet Strebendt Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide in Road Rage Shooting
(sherdog.com)
UFC Vet Strebendt Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide in Road Rage Shooting.
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman, Trevor Smith vs. Dan Miller added to TUF 21 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Caio Magalhaes and Josh Samman, as well as another 185-pound fight between Trevor Smith and Dan Miller, are the latest additions to The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale lineup.
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:20PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scotland's Joanne Calderwood meets Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s debut in Scotland has a women’s fight added to the lineup featuring one of the country’s own against one of her “TUF 20?
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:18PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kevin Casey meets Ildemar Alcantara at July's UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego
(mmajunkie.com)
Another fight is set for the UFC’s return to Southern California in July.
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:17PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 187 Weigh In Results/Video
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Anthony Johnson (204.5) Chris Weidman (185) vs. Vitor Belfort (184) Donald Cerrone (156) vs. John Makdessi (155.5) Andrei Arlovski (241) vs. Travis Browne (236.5) Joseph Benavidez (125.5) vs. John Moraga (126) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) John Dodson (125.5) vs. Zach Makovsky (126) Josh Burkman (170.5) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (170.5) Uriah Hall (186) vs. Rafael Natal (185.5) Nina Ansaroff (120)* vs. Rose Namajunas (116) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Colby Covington (170.5) vs. Mike Pyle (171) Leo Kuntz (155.5) vs. Islam Makhachev (155.5) Josh Sampo (126) vs. Justin Scoggins (126) * Ansaroff was fined 20 percent of her fight purse for missing weight.
Submitted May 22, 2015 8:42PM by kopower - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC and Dish Network settle on new distribution Deal.
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC’s most recent pay-per-view event, UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi was unavailable on DISH Network due to a contractual dispute, the two companies have come to an agreement just 24 hours prior to what could be one of the MMA juggernaut’s biggest events of the year.
Submitted May 22, 2015 8:04PM by VitoCapone - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Russell Doane-Jerrod Sanders Bantamweight Duel Added to “TUF 21” Finale
(sherdog.com)
Russell Doane-Jerrod Sanders Bantamweight Duel Added to “TUF 21” Finale.
Submitted May 22, 2015 2:51PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eddie Wineland vs. Bryan Caraway set for UFC on Fox 16
(sherdog.com)
Eddie Wineland will return to the Octagon for the first time in more than a year when he locks horns with Bryan Caraway at UFC on Fox 16. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:25AM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pederneiras will retire as head coach, cornerman
(mmafighting.com)
One of the best coaches in MMA today, Andre Pederneiras will no longer be seen in fighters’ corners in 2016.
Submitted May 21, 2015 3:50PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Newcomer Darren Till replaces T.J. Waldburger at next week's UFC Fight Night 67
(mmajunkie.com)
Newcomer Darren Till has stepped in as a late replacement on next week’s UFC Fight Night 67 main card.
Submitted May 21, 2015 3:47PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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