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Page 14 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Diego tweets NSFStomach surgery pic
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez has not fought since June of 2014, due to a series of injuries. The latest was a broken collar bone suffered in training on Jan 26, so serious it necessitated surgery. "The Nightmare" posted on image on Twitter that is, bluntly, kind of a nightmare.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 9:36PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch fails pre-WSOF 16 drug test, faces fines and suspension
(mmajunkie.com)
Yet another high-profile fighter has failed a drug test, adding to this year’s rapidly expanding list of offenders. The California State Athletic Commission today said onetime UFC and WSOF welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (26-7-1) was flagged for an “adverse result” following a pre-fight drug test in connection with this past December’s WSOF 16, which aired on NBCSN.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 6:33PM by GDPofMPG - 17 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Faber denies report that he turned down UFC bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
A report coming out of Globo in Brazil says that Urijah Faber turned down a UFC Fight Night main event against Thomas Almeida, but "The California Kid" says that isn't true.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 3:23PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva's win over Nick Diaz switched to a No Contest
(bloodyelbow.com)
Things have gone from bad to worse for Anderson Silva, after an impressive win against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 the UFC announced that the former long term champion had tested positive for two performance enhancing drugs in his Jan 9th pre-fight drug test. While Silva adamantly denies any wrong doing NAC executive director Bob Bennett has decided to overturn Silva's victory. In light of the failed drugs test the bout result will now be changed to a No Contest which could have massive financial repercussions for Silva.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 1:03PM by Wez - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sarah Kaufman smashes cupcake, calls out Tate
(mmafighting.com)
Sarah Kaufman really wants a fight, and she took to Instagram to call Miesha Tate out.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thales Leites asks for fight with Tim Kennedy
(mmafighting.com)
Thales Leites eyes a top 10 opponent for his next bout following a thrilling submission victory over Tim Boetsch at UFC 183.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RFA 23 Weigh-ins: Joe Murphy Misses Weight, Terrion Ware on Point for Main Event
(sherdog.com)
RFA 23 Weigh-ins: Joe Murphy Misses Weight, Terrion Ware on Point for Main Event.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
‘Jacarezinho’ Stops Velasco at TPF 22, Failed Weight Cut Costs Him 135-Pound Crown
(sherdog.com)
‘Jacarezinho’ Stops Velasco at TPF 22, Failed Weight Cut Costs Him 135-Pound Crown.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Joe Rogan says Dana White wants to take a point for every single eye poke
(bloodyelbow.com)
In his recent podcast, UFC commentator Joe Rogan explains that UFC president Dana White has a solution for the continuing eye-poke problem in the sport: simply deduct a point from fighters for every poke.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alex. Emelianenko charged with kidnap,sexual abuse
(bloodyelbow.com)
New details and charges have emerged in Alexander Emelianenko’s sexual assault court case – one that has kept him incarcerated since May 2014.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Glory announces TV deal with CBS, hints Schilling-Manhoef rematch
(bloodyelbow.com)
Glory kickboxing announced a new broadcasting deal in the U.S. In addition to the Spike TV broadcasts, the premier kickboxing organization will air three events per year on CBS, called "Glory Superfight Series".
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Bellator 134 prelims: 'The Silencer,' 'The Freight Train,' 'The Irish Bad Boy,' 'The Barn Cat'
(mmajunkie.com)
A seven-bout preliminary card has been set for Bellator’s “British Invasion,” and a colorful cast of characters are scheduled for the event.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dolce puts Hendricks on blast for lifestyle choices
(m.mixedmartialarts.com)
Conditioning coach Mike Dolce has been by the side of former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in some of his biggest fights, but despite that has critics for his friend and client:
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 1:33AM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Zahabi: GSP Ready to Resume Sparring
(espn.go.com)
Firas Zahabi, longtime head trainer to former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, still does not know whether the Canadian will ever fight again. If St-Pierre does return, however, Zahabi will have no reservations regarding his two surgically repaired knees. Nearly one year after suffering the second ACL tear of his career, St-Pierre (25-2) is training every day, according to Zahabi. Earlier this month, St-Pierre posted a video to social media that shows him somersaulting into a forward flip in a gymnastics facility. He sticks the landing, in case you're wondering. The 33-year-old Canadian tore his left ACL in March, three months after he vacated the 170-pound title to take an indefinite leave of absence. In 2011, he tore his right ACL but made a successful return with three title defenses.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 5:03PM by Kpro - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
New England MMA Spotlight: Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell
(fightbooth.com)
Hey guys, I've taken up with Fightbooth.com as a regional writer, covering New England. Check out a small feature I did on top local Flyweight, Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell, who will hopefully be making his UFC debut in the next few months.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 1:48PM by Svartorm - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Nick Diaz hints at retirement following UFC 183 loss
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account, which could be seen as a hint regarding his retirement from professional MMA.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 11:42AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin, John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo at UFC 186
(ufc.com)
Following a Fight of the Night victory over Tim Gorman in his UFC debut in Brazil last November, Sao Paulo bantamweight Thomas Almeida will take his show on the road on April 25, when he takes on Canada's own Yves Jabouin in a UFC 186 bout at Bell Centre in Montreal.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 10:34AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 183 a major success with high TV Ratings, PPV buys and gate numbers
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 183 went on to be a major success with high TV Ratings, PPV buys and gate numbers.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 10:27AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Golden Glory founder Nyqvist killed in shooting
(bloodyelbow.com)
As multiple Dutch news outlets report, Golden Glory founder Ron Nyqvist has been killed in a fatal gun shooting in Amsterdam. Nyqvist has just been released from a 20-year prison sentence.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Mac Danzig and Gabe Ruediger file a new lawsuit against UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Another class action lawsuit has been filed against Zuffa, this time by Mac Danzig and Gabe Ruediger.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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