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Conor McGregor taunts NAC on fine: 'Good luck trying to get it'
(mmafighting.com)
In his first interview since the Nevada Athletic Commission levied a controversial $150,000 fine, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor basically dared the commission to come collect the money.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 5:11PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jose Aldo talks money over legacy, calls himself the best in UFC history
(mmafighting.com)
Jose Aldo will meet with the UFC brass next Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss his future in the sport, and even though he’s convinced to stop fighting, he told the media how things will work from now on if somehow the promotion changes his mind about not fighting again.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 5:03PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Ronda Rousey's biggest issues were with the media
(mmafighting.com)
During this time and the rampant speculation that Rousey may never return though, UFC President Dana White was always adamant that she would fight again. As we now know, White was correct and recently he went on the Fox Sports Live with Jay and Dan to discuss Rousey's return. It wasn't just the injuries and the vacation that kept Rousey away though. Rousey's comments about suicide paint a much darker picture which played a role in Rousey's continued absence from the octagon. For his part, White believes the media coverage of Rousey played a big role in Rousey's depression.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:53PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones' USADA arbitration hearing set for Halloween
(mmafighting.com)
Jon Jones is scheduled to make a different kind of history later this month. Jones' arbitration hearing against the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is set for Oct. 31 in Los Angeles, MMA Fighting has learned. Barring a last-minute settlement, Jones will be the first UFC fighter to officially appeal a USADA sanction via arbitration.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
UFC officials address 'missing judge' issue at UFC 204, camp asks for no contest
(mmajunkie.com)
While fans and media continue to debate the scoring of the main event at this past weekend’s UFC 204 event, astute observers may have noticed a different judge-related controversy on the night. As the first bout of the night got underway, one judge’s chair sat empty. MMA Fighting photographer Esther Lin, who was positioned next to the unused seat, took to her Twitter feed to make note of the odd sight. As the lightweight matchup between Leonardo Santos (16-3-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) and Adriano Martins (28-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) kicked off at midnight local time at England’s Manchester Arena, judges Maciej Motylewski and Paul Sutherland were in position, but veteran official Jeff Mullen was not, only making it to his assigned post in the opening moments of the second frame. Martins’ manager, Alex Davis, said he would like for the fight to be ruled a no contest and plans on contacting UFC officials with a formal request.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:45PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Daniel Weichel vs. Paul Redmond added to Bellator 169
(mmafighting.com)
Featherweight contender Daniel Weichel is scheduled to take on Paul Redmond at Bellator 169 in Dublin. The news was announced by the promotion on Friday.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:36PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
UFC details appeals process in doping violations in letter to its athletes
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC sent a letter this week to all contracted fighters regarding new arbitration rules regarding disputes of the company's anti-doping policy, as administered by USADA (United State Anti-Doping Agency) Arbitration is the exclusive means of appeal for challenging any USADA ruling regarding the drug testing policy as well as violations.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:35PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Chad Laprise returns to welterweight, meets Li Jingliang at UFC 206 in Toronto
A Canadian fighter is heading back to his former weight class, and will do it in front of his home fans. A welterweight bout between Chad Laprise (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Li Jingliang (11-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC 206 lineup. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC 206 takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:32PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Conor McGregor 'can't hold up 2 divisions,' will vacate a title with UFC 205 win
(mmajunkie.com)
Another confrontation appears to be brewing between UFC officials and one of their most popular fighters, Conor McGregor. Things could come to a head if “The Notorious” leaves the UFC 205 main event with two belts in his possession.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:20AM by xdanish020 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Opening odds: Champ Daniel Cormier, challenger Anthony Johnson set as pick 'em at UFC 206
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier beat Anthony Johnson the fist time they met. But with a rematch of the UFC 187 clash on the horizon, oddsmakers simply couldn’t pick a favorite. The opening lines for the UFC 206 headliner, courtesy of MMAOddsBreaker.com, have the two light heavyweights dead even, with both fighters checking in at (-115).
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:17AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Dolce '100 percent' confident Ronda Rousey is 'ready to go' against champ Nunes at UFC 207 (Updated)
(mmajunkie.com)
(UPDATED on 10/13/16 at 2:15 p.m. ET. Following the publishing of this story, Mike Dolce clarified that Ronda Rousey’s walking-around weight is 148 to 152 pounds.) As a self-described “department head” for Ronda Rousey’s team, Mike Dolce said the former women’s bantamweight champ started getting serious about a comeback in late summer.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 2:32AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tonya Evinger, Angela Hill to defend titles at Invicta FC 20
(mmafighting.com)
The next Invicta card is getting a pair of title fights. Tonya Evinger will defend her Invicta women's bantamweight belt against Yana Kunitskaya and Angela Hill puts her strawweight gold on the line against Kaline Medeiros at Invicta FC 20 on Nov. 18 in Kansas City, promotion officials told MMA Fighting on Thursday.
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 7:19PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Dominick Cruz possibly defending belt, co-headlining UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White announced a bunch of news Wednesday night at the Fox Sports studios. When pressed about revealing more plans about their other champions such as Dominick Cruz, the UFC president hinted that something big is in store for him. “I don’t think if I have ever met anybody in my life that has worse luck than this kid. In his entire career, it was just one thing after another, injury,” White said about Cruz at UFC Tonight. “He (was supposed to be) getting a big fight, coming off Ultimate Fighter. He was supposed to be the co-main event on Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen 2, which he gets a piece of the PPV.” “And (now) some really really good news is coming Dominick Cruz’s way,” he said. “So knock on wood and hope this kid stays healthy because some really good news is coming his way.” UFC 207 with Ronda Rousey’s return is the last big card they have planned for the year. And with White mentioning a similar deal as co-headlining Silva vs Chael 2, DC asked if Cruz will be part of that. White smiled and joked about not wanting to reveal too much, eventually saying “It’s possible. It’s possible.”
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 2:42PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC PR man Dave Sholler departing for NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers
(mmafighting.com)
One of the most well-known executives in the UFC is departing the promotion. UFC senior vice president of public relations and athlete marketing and development Dave Sholler is leaving for a job with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, he confirmed Wednesday night. UFC president Dana White broke the news on FS1's TUF Talk show. Sholler, a New Jersey native, is a lifelong fan of the 76ers. His last event will be UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York. "As Dana just announced on FS1, I'm heading home. I've accepted a job w/ my hometown team, the Sixers. This has been the ride of a lifetime." "It's time to go home, to the organization I grew up rooting for. Will miss fight game very, very much, but excited for the new challenge."
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 2:39PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Scott Coker targeting Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva for next summer
(mmafighting.com)
With Chael Sonnen's return to MMA, Bellator MMA is looking to to put together a long awaited fight next summer. Maybe the fourth time is the charm. "We've have a contract with Wanderlei Silva even before Rizin ever got him on board. With the contract we have with him, he won't be able to fight for us until he is cleared with NSAC. I think in May he will be cleared to compete for Bellator. "Since Bellator contracted Chael Sonnen, believe me, we've been getting texts and calls from Wanderlei saying that he wants that fight. So, I think you'll see that fight some time in 2017 for Bellator...It's very difficult to pinpoint exactly when we can put it on, it's kind of a moving target in a way, but I think some time in the summer for sure." "Wanderlei is still pissed about what happened between them and he wants that fight. It's something personal for him. Honestly, I don't really know what happened to make him that compelled to fight Chael, but I can tell you that he is not happy with what happened between them. "With Chael, he's down to fight anybody on any given day. It's going to be something that we'll try and map out when we sit down with both guys at the beginning of next year." "That's going to be a fight where everybody stops whatever they're doing to turn on the TV to see the fight. As we all know, that fight has been building for a number of years and they couldn't work it out, but now I feel the timing is perfect."
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 2:36PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White open to signing ex-NFL player Greg Hardy to UFC, but only after he gets experience
(mmafighting.com)
UFC president Dana White isn't willing to close the door on controversial ex-NFL star Greg Hardy one day fighting in the UFC, however he also isn't looking to sign the former Pro Bowl defensive end until Hardy proves he that can actually compete among the world's best. "I'm one of those guys too who believes that we're all human beings and we all make mistakes," White said Wednesday on FS1's Speak for Yourself. "And when you make a mistake, you pay your penance, whatever it might be, and you should be allowed to make a living and move on in your life. Is he good enough to come into the UFC and fight? I highly doubt it. "I've been playing football for a couple weeks too, maybe I'll try out for the (New England) Patriots?" White continued, laughing. "It takes a little bit longer than that, but he could fight at one of these small shows. We'll see how he looks, and I don't know." "I'm not saying he should be welcomed here, but I'm saying I'm a guy who believes that if you make a mistake, your life isn't over, go kill yourself or something," White said. "You made a mistake, you pay for it. When you make mistakes, it's all about how you act from there on out. How do you handle yourself after that and what do you do to fix it."
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 2:33PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
December UFC cards add 2 bouts, including Alex Garcia vs. Mike Pyle
(mmajunkie.com)
December’s UFC lineup has two new additions. UFC officials recently announced welterweights Alex Garcia (13-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs. Mike Pyle (27-12-1 MMA, 10-7 UFC) at UFC 207 and lightweights Brendan O'Reilly (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (13-8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. ReviewJournal.com first reported the bookings. The TUF 24 Finale takes place Dec. 3 at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. UFC 207 takes place Dec. 30, a Friday, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 2:31PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Milana Dudieva vs. Marion Reneau on tap for UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 99 event has a new female fight for the lineup. The bout pits Milana Dudieva (11-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) against Marion Reneau (6-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in a women’s bantamweight matchup. UFC officials today announced the fight.
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 2:26PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Doo Ho Choi meets Cub Swanson at UFC 206
(mmafighting.com)
Doo Ho Choi got the fight he was hoping for. Weeks after knocking out Thiago Tavares in Las Vegas in July, "The Korean Superboy" called out Cub Swanson to a featherweight bout, and the UFC announced on Thursday that the match-up is official for Toronto’s UFC 206 on Dec. 10.
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 2:25PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paige VanZant headlines UFC on FOX 22 against Michelle Waterson
(mmajunkie.com)
Paige VanZant will fight at home, and she’ll do it in a main event. UFC President Dana White today revealed on the FS1’s “UFC Tonight” that VanZant will face Michelle Waterson in the main event of UFC on FOX 22, which takes place Dec. 17 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. “The main event for the card is Paige VanZant vs. ‘The Karate Hottie,” White revealed. “My team is going to kill me.”
Submitted Oct 12, 2016 8:28PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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