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ONE FC 9 set for May 31 with Banario-Oishi, Fernandes-Okazaki title fights
The Asia-based ONE FC organization has unveiled a championship doubleheader for its next event, "ONE FC 9: Rise to Power."
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:32PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Rousey prefers to coach against Tate but wants to fight undefeated Zingano
Ronda Rousey isn't sure who will win this weekend's title eliminator at The Ultimate Fighter 17, but she see advantages to fighting both Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano.
UFC 159's Alan Belcher warns Bisping: 'I haven't felt like this in forever'
Alan Belcher sees Michael Bisping, and he knows what he wants. Of course, in order to have a chance at it, it's Bisping he has to go through.
Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie
It appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has ended a significant part of his mixed martial arts (MMA) relationship with famed trainer Cesar Gracie. According to a report from Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's (April 9, 2013) edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, the Stockton, Calif., native has enlisted the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment, representing notable names such as UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal, among others. Even though The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 winner has found new MMA management, Diaz will still train under Gracie alongside the likes of his brother Nick Diaz, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields and the rest of the tight crew.
UFC 160 loses Gunnar Nelson to injury; Story steps in
Icelandic welterweight prospect Gunnar Nelson is out of his UFC 160 fight against Mike Pyle. Replacing him is recent UFC 158 winner Rick Story.
Former UFC champ Pat Miletich considering U.S. Senate run
Pat Miletich, a former UFC champion who turned to broadcasting after his MMA retirement in 2008, is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate. Miletich discussed the possibility with the Quad-City Times. "A lot of people are fed up with a lot of things that are happening in the country," he told the newspaper. "I'm not a fan of the left, socialist mentality at all."
Twelve-bout TUF 17 Finale lineup set, includes Casey-Samman, Andrews-Quinlan
With the taped content for "The Ultimate Fighter 17" now in the books, the promotion has released the evening's 12-bout lineup. Among the additions are semifinalists Josh Samman (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Dylan Andrews (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who meet Kevin Casey (5-2 MMA, 0-0 uFC) and Jimmy Quinlan (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), respectively. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale takes place Saturday at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. The evening's main card, featuring a Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen headliner and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 championship fight, airs on FX. Both of those fights take place one the FUEL TV-broadcast preliminary card. Additional fights involving "TUF 17" cast members include Robert "Bubba" McDaniel (20-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Gilbert Smith (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the night's FX-aired main card, as well as Luke Barnatt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Collin Hart (4-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Clint Hester (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. "TUF 16" contestant Bristol Marunde (12-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who makes his official UFC debut.
Dave Herman passes drug test, reinstated to fight in UFC
As Matt Mitrione prepares for a forced layoff from the octagon, another UFC heavyweight is set to return.
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Frank Mir says Daniel Cormier has a 'false sense of security,' promises to take one of his limbs home
Frank Mirheard Daniel Cormier call him out in front of the world. Mir listened as Cormier plotted his course to the top, a grand plan culminating with a tour at light heavyweight to take Jon Jones' belt.
Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen is in the 'promote fight' business, I’m in the 'remain champion' business
Jon Jones spent over a month isolated in Las Vegas filmingThe Ultimate Fighter 17. In that time, daily interactions with Chael Sonnen became the norm.
Fallon Fox releases statement regarding UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione
Fallon Fox has responded to Matt Mitrione following his derogatory tirade on "The MMA Hour".
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 7:39PM by prophecy033 - 22 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Exclusive Interview: Tom Watson talks possible opponents and much more
Tom 'Kong' Watson talks about making his UFC debut, winning 2 bonuses against Nedkov. He also gives his views on TRT, who he would like to face next and UFC on Fuel TV 9.
MFC middleweight champ Elvis Mutapcic signs with World Series of Fighting
Elvis Mutapcic, considered by many to be one of the top middleweights outside the UFC, is taking his game to the World Series of Fighting with a five-fight deal, sources close to the promotion told MMAjunkie.com.
35-year-old Canadian man dies after unregulated MMA event in Michigan
Following an event at the American Legion in Port Huron, Michigan, a fighter collapsed and could not be revived.
Iliarde Santos in for Marcos Vinicius, meets Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 8
Promotional newcomer Iliarde Santos (27-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will fill in for an injured Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) against Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) next month in Brazil. The two Brazilians will meet in a bantamweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC on FX 8. UFC officials late Monday announced the change. Vinicius was reported out this past week, but the UFC had not named his replacement until Monday.
Lloyd Irvin continues purchasing 'Rape themed' URLs, turning them into marketing websites
After Lloyd Irvin previously apologized for purchasing LloydIrvinRape.com, calling the move "in poor taste," similar websites were purchased again last month and, again, are now marketing sites for Irvin's gym and endeavors.
Undefeated in Seven Pro Fights, Sergio Pettis Anxious to Join His Brother in the UFC
Last month’s RFA show was supposed to be a coming out for Roufusport featherweightSergio “Phenom” Pettis, but an injury to his opponent forced him off the card. Thankfully, Pettis was able to get onto the NAFC card the following week and showed no signs of a letdown as he defeated Josh Robinson via unanimous decision, raising his record to 7-0.
Rashad Evans shrugs off retirement talk prior to UFC 161 fight with Henderson
Retirement isn't imminent for ex-UFC champion Rashad Evans, nor was it prior to his UFC 156 fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
MMA love rediscovered, Jamie Varner interested in UFC bout with Diego Sanchez
Jamie Varner is caught in what he calls "purgatory" right now. He's ready for a fight, but he's got nothing booked. There are fights he's interested in if they work out, though – largely thanks to rediscovering his love of MMA.
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