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Wanderlei Silva hints at replacing Gustafsson at this weekend's UFC on FUEL card
Wandy just tweeted that the UFC has contacted him about replacing Gustafsson, and that he is strongly considering it. ?@wandfc UFC news my guys fight Saturday agains Musasi!!! What you think? UFC just contact me about Saturday,UFC acabeu de me ligar o que acha? ("acabeu de me ligar o que acha" translates roughly to "tell me what you think")
Following vacation, UFC's Mike Pierce calls out Jake Ellenberger, Robbie Lawler
A recent vacation in Hawaii provided a brief distraction for welterweight Mike Pierce, but he wants to get back to work. Pierce (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC), who fought five times in 13 months before a current dry spell of three months, has two opponents in mind for his return. They're ambitious requests: Jake Ellenberger (29-6 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Robbie Lawler (20-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC). "There's no animosity; I don't hate their guts," he today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio).
Chris Camozzi in for injured C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira at UFC on FX 8
Middleweight C.B. Dollaway (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has suffered an injury and been forced out of his fight against Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FX 8. Stepping in to take his place will be Chris Camozzi (19-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC). UFC officials on Monday announced Dollaway's injury and replacement for the show. UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The event's main card airs live on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Ian Freeman vs. Ken Shamrock set for July in England
A fight 10 years in the making is on the verge of finally happening this summer in England. Ian Freeman and Ken Shamrock, two pioneering figures in mixed martial arts, have agreed to fight for Ultimate Cage Fighting Championships on July 27 in Doncaster.
Mike Kyle vs. Valentijn Overeem set for CFA 11, AXS TV deal in works
A heavyweight bout between former Strikeforce fighters Mike Kyle and Valentijn Overeem is set for Championship Fighting Alliance's 11th event, which is slated for May 24 at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
RYU, sponsor of fighters such as Jon Fitch and Cheick Kongo, steps out of the fight game
Popular MMA apparel brand Respect Your Universe, has made the decision to divest itself of its MMA associations, including UFC advertising, and fighter sponsorship.
One FC Offers Live Online PPV of “Kings and Champions” Kotetsu Boku vs. Shinya Aoki
ONE Fighting Championship presents ONE FC: KINGS & CHAMPIONS (Kotetsu Boku vs. Shinya Aoki) live on Pay-Per-View online on Friday, April 5.
Yuri Alcantara loses opponent for UFC on FX 8
Marcos Vinicius has been forced out of his fight against Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 8 with a knee injury.
JONES OUT, SILVA SET TO FACE SONNEN AT UFC 159
Jon Jones injured, out indefinitely, Chael Sonnen will now fight Anderson Silva for the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 159. Anderson Silva is one more win away from the biggest super fight in Mixed Martial Arts history. All Silva (33-4) has to do is beat his rival, Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) one more time. If Silva can accomplish what he has done twice already he will hold two UFC Championships in two different weight classes. If he can do that a Championship Unification fight with Jon Jones (17-1) is inevitable.
Felice Herrig apologizes for Bellator 94 scuffle with Heather Clark
Felice Herrig has apologized for her role in a dustup with Heather Clark at this past week's Bellator 94 event.
Alexander Gustafsson cut in training, headliner in jeopardy
It looks like the fight could be in real danger of being cancelled. SVT is reporting that Gustafsson suffered a cut in training: According to reports given to SVT Sport, Gustafsson has opened a gash in his eyebrow while sparring, making his appearance highly uncertain. MMANytt confirmed the injury with Gus's camp: According to a trusted source of MMANytt the news of Gustafsson's injury is true. Now it comes down to how deep the cut over the eye is and whether SMMAF are going to license him to fight.
Bellator 94 Live Broadcast Produces Low TV Ratings, but Replay Bolsters Bottom Line
Bellator 94 on Thursday featured two Season 8 tournament finals, but that failed to give the event any punch in the TV ratings department. Bellator 94 drew just 713,000 viewers, the second lowest total of the season, according to MMAWeekly.com industry sources. Bellator’s Season 8 has still been a TV ratings success for the promotion, averaging 782,000 viewers per event, well above what the promotion has achieved in prior seasons on other networks. This is the first season that Bellator has aired on Spike TV. Season 8 kicked off strong with 938,000 viewers for the promotion’s debut on its new network, but hasn’t returned to that point since...
One FC Snaps Up UFC Vet Kamal Shalorus
UFC and WEC veteran Kamal Shalorus is headed to the Philippines to fight for One FC. Shalorus recently posted his signing to One FC on his Facebook page. MMAWeekly.com sources have since confirmed that Shalorus is expected to fight Eduard Folayang at One FC 9 on May 31 at SM Mall of Asia in Bay City near Manila. Shalorus (7-3-2) left the UFC on a three-fight skid after having gone 3-0-1 in the WEC. He counted Bart Palaszewski among his WEC wins, but could never get off the ground in the Octagon...
NHL's Chicago Blackhawks honor champ Pat Curran ahead of Bellator 95
Ahead of Pat Curran's headlining spot in this week's Season 8 finale, the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks honored the Bellator featherweight champion. At this past Friday's game against the Anaheim Ducks, the Blackhawks introduced Curran to fans at Chicago's United Center. Between the second and third periods, he also took shots at the goal for charity...
Vitor Belfort: The UFC always knew that I use TRT
Top UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort defends his use of testosterone replacement therapy, claiming the UFC knew about it all along.
Jackson's not happy with WSOF timeclock issue
Andrei Arlovski suffered a broken jaw in his WSOF 2 bout, but did it occur after the round should have been over?
Rory Markham arrested on felony assault charge
Former UFC fighter Rory Markham finds himself in a little bit of trouble with the law.
UFC Returns to Boston on Aug. 17 for Launch of Fox Sports 1
UFC president Dana White said following UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz on March 16 that the Ultimate Fighting Championship would be returning to Boston this year, but didn’t reveal the date. On Friday, White made the announcement via Twitter that the promotion’s return to Boston will take place on Aug. 17, and will coincide with the launch of the Fox Sports 1 channel...
Shalorus signs with ONE FC, set to face Folayang
UFC veteran Kamal Shalorus has signed with ONE FC and will be taking on Eduard Folayang in his home country.
UFC signs unbeaten Chinese bantamweight Jumabieke Tuerxun
The UFC has inked its second fighter from China with the signing of Jumabieke Tuerxun. Tuerxun is an unbeaten bantamweight who went 4-0 in 2012 and is a former Legend Fighting Championship titleholder.
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