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Augusto Mendes suffers injury moments after signing UFC deal, out of Sunday’s card in Boston
(mmafighting.com)
Two days after signing with the UFC to fight Charles Rosa on short notice in Boston, Augusto Mendes is already out of the featherweight bout. A multiple time jiu-jitsu world champion, "Tanquinho" signed with the promotion to replace injured Jimy Hettes. However, right after signing a deal with the UFC, the Brazilian suffered a rib injured in training and was forced off the card.
Submitted Jan 14, 2016 2:40PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Lentz issues 'non-negotiable' demands to BJ Penn: 'I’m holding the whip hand'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Read the entire letter below: "BJ, I received your poorly-worded, utterly predictable, message. In spite of its clumsy structure, awful spelling, incorrect usage (you state at one point that I wrote a poem about you making fun of yourself), and general air of arrogance, entitled stupidity, I'm considering your request. There are, of course, some conditions. - I'm never competing at 145 ever again. Neither should you. I came to this conclusion after doing careful research, and deciding what was right for my long-term health as well as my short-term performance. If you fight at 145, it won't be long before you're eating banana mush in a nuthouse. I am accountable to my family, and my future with them. Because you are an impulsive tyrant surrounded by yes-men, you have no ability to make rational, intelligent decisions. So I am making this one for you. If we fight, it would be at 155. - I'm not fighting in March. Neither are you. You may imagine you are, and the imbeciles you surround yourself with may nod in agreement like the trained dogs they are, but you aren't fighting in March. You've lied to your fans, and let them down over and over, and nobody is clamoring to put the BJ PENN EXCUSE FACTORY back in business. Were I to agree to fight you in March and whup your ass, it would only give you and your lackeys the "BJ didn't have enough time" bullshit excuse. Additionally, if we do fight, it will be on MY timetable, NOT yours. You are retired, and have no schedule. I am an active fighter, on the roster, with a schedule and training platform that is not beholden to your desires, grudges, or need for narcissistic supply. - You still owe Mike Dolce $22,000. Knowing him, he is too gracious and dignified a man to revisit the traitorous back-stabbing skullduggery you engaged in with him after the third time Frankie Edgar kicked your ass inside-out. I, however, don't have the luxury of grace, and dignity is best left out of any exchange that includes you. You will donate $22,000 of your purse to the HAWAII DOG FOUNDATION, a no-kill, all-volunteer rescue organization working hard to rescue and rehabilitate dogs in Hawaii, in Mike Dolce's name. Give these conditions some thought. They are non-negotiable. They are rules you WILL abide by, or you can go whistle. I have a contract, and plenty of guys to fight. As a Narcissist, you have nothing but an image. And you NEED attention. You have all the money you could ever spend; but it doesn't satisfy you. I have what you NEED. I'M in charge. You can do what narcissists usually do when confronted by a higher power; SLINK AWAY. Or you can confront your needs, realize I can fulfill them, and come to terms with me, looming over you, holding the.... WHIP HAND. I'm ALREADY in charge, you poor, deluded, fool. I did more to motivate you with TWO POEMS than all your yes-men, and titles, and highlights could. Get as angry as you want. Go out behind your huge inherited estate and kick rocks. Go cry to your Mommy. Go shit in your hat and bark at the moon. You want to fight? Then it's on MY terms. FACE IT. Now run along, little man. Go find a way to swallow your overarching pride and do it MY way, or scuttle about like a deformed crab at low tide, like a masochist at last call, desperately looking for somebody else to thrash you. You can go to Greg Jackson's, you can go to Jermaine Jackson's, you can listen to Mahalia Jackson, you can resurrect Jackson fuckin' POLLOCK to paint you a better picture of yourself than the one we all see; but... You're an unclaimed, busted-down suitcase on a dusty shelf in an abandoned bus-terminal. Accept my conditions, or rot in obscurity. Nik Lentz Your BOSS"
Submitted Jan 14, 2016 10:13AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor joins March's UFC 197 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
March’s UFC 197 fight card has another addition, this time in the light-heavyweight division. “The Ultimate Fighter 19” winner Corey Anderson (7-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is set to fight UFC vet Tom Lawlor (10-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC). UFC officials recently announced the bout. The latest UFC 197 card now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Submitted Jan 14, 2016 8:40AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael dos Anjos fined $10,000 for wearing sponsor shirt at UFC on FOX 17 weigh-ins
(mmafighting.com)
UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is a little lighter in the wallet. Ahead of his Dec. 19 title defense to Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17, Dos Anjos was seen wearing an Evolve MMA shirt before stepping on the scales to weigh in. Word came this week that Dos Anjos had been docked a "significant" amount by the UFC for violating the promotion's Athlete Outfitting Policy. Speaking with MMAFighting.com on Wednesday, Dos Anjos revealed that sum to be $10,000.
Submitted Jan 13, 2016 8:18PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC official confirms Vitor Belfort turned down fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 197
(mmafighting.com)
Anderson Silva will battle Michael Bisping in the main event of a UFC Fight Night card in London on Feb. 27, but that wasn’t the promotion’s original plan for "The Spider". The UFC officially announced UFC 197 pay-per-view show for March 5 in Rio de Janeiro, but eventually moved the card to Las Vegas with Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor and Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate as headliners.
Submitted Jan 13, 2016 8:17PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Retired ex-champ B.J. Penn wants Nik Lentz at UFC 197, heads to Jackson-Wink MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
B.J. Penn’s rivalry with Nik Lentz had seemingly flamed out a few months ago, but now the retired UFC Hall of Famer has ramped things up again with a “formal challenge” for a bout at UFC 197 on March 5. Penn (16-10-2 MMA, 12-9-2 UFC) hinted at a potential comeback earlier this week, prior to the callout of Lentz (25-7-2 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC), when he posted a photo with famed Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA trainer Greg Jackson with the caption “We coming!!”
Submitted Jan 13, 2016 7:38PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb joins recently announced UFC 197 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
March’s UFC 197 lineup is shaping up to be a good one. Following Tuesday’s announcement of a championship doubleheader, officials today announced welterweights Erick Silva (18-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) and Nordine Taleb (11-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) also will fight at the event. UFC 197 takes place March 5 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC 197 card now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Submitted Jan 13, 2016 7:37PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mickey Gall faces Michael Jackson at UFC 196, will receive fight with CM Punk with win
(mmajunkie.com)
Mickey Gall’s callout of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has landed him in the UFC, and put him in position to earn the fight he wants. Gall (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was featured on the first episode of UFC President Dana White’s streaming reality show “Looking For A Fight” and finished his professional debut with a first round rear-naked choke submission. He immediately let White know what he wanted. “Hey Dana White, I don’t know if CM Punk has an opponent,” Gall said afterward in the cage, “but I would love to fight that man.” White said he was “interested” in Gall getting the spot against former WWE superstar Brooks (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who has yet to make his professional debut. Now, White has given Gall the opportunity to fight for the a shot a the ex-professional wrestler. “I might as well break it here, right?” White said while appearing on TSN’s “Off the Record.” “Mickey Gall – I’m bringing in Mickey Gall in and he’s going to fight a guy named Michael Jackson. They’re going to fight on the prelims on Feb. 6 on fight pass. If he wins that fight, Mickey Gall will fight CM Punk. CM Punk will be there to watch.” (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 13, 2016 6:05PM by Wez - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Victory FC 47 features Josh Neer vs. Anthony Smith title fight for UFC Fight Pass debut
(mmajunkie.com)
Victory FC is rolling out some familiar names for its upcoming debut on UFC Fight Pass. The Midwest promotion, which has helped launched the careers of many big-show vets, is hosting Victory FC 47 on Jan. 29. The event, which streams on the UFC’s digital network from Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb., features a pair of title fights. In the headliner, former UFC fighter/recent Bellator competitor Josh Neer (36-15-1) returns to Victory FC for a middleweight title fight against former Strikeforce/UFC fighter Anthony Smith (23-11) for the vacant belt.
Submitted Jan 13, 2016 12:23PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
A.J. Agazarm takes over Metamoris' Instagram account, alleging failure to pay
(mmafighting.com)
Eduardo de Lima black belt A.J. Agazarm used a planned 'takeover' of jiu-jitsu promoter Metamoris' Instagram account on Tuesday to instead chastise the organization and its promoter Ralek Gracie. Among a range of other complaints, Agazarm most notably claimed Metamoris has failed to pay him and other competitors for services rendered. "For quite sometime you have been using my image, my likeness, and the likenesses of others to promote your business and the brand of Metamoris. You claim to represent the values that Jiu Jitsu stands for, but you have been hiding behind empty promises," Agazarm writes.
Submitted Jan 13, 2016 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Yushin Okami Returns to Japan, Meets Ryuta Sakurai in Pride Rematch at Deep 75
(sherdog.com)
Former UFC middleweight title contender Yushin Okami will compete on the Japanese fight circuit for the first time since 2006 when he makes his Deep debut next month. The organization on Wednesday announced that Okami will square off against Ryuta Sakurai in a rematch of a 2004 bout from Pride FC. The three-round welterweight affair is slated to co-headline “Deep 75 Impact,” which takes place Feb. 27 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 13, 2016 2:02AM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
UFC contender Yoel Romero notified of potential USADA violation
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero is the latest fighter who’s possibly run afoul of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. UFC officials today announced Romero, 38, has been notified of the potential anti-doping policy violation. According to the announcement, it stems “from an out-of-competition sample collection” that the UFC’s drug-testing partner received. “USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Romero,” the statement read. “Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.” (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 7:06PM by Wez - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
It's official: Conor McGregor vs. Rafael dos Anjos, Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate set for UFC 197
(mmafighting.com)
It's true. It's damn true. There will be two title fights headlining UFC 197 on March 5 in Las Vegas, it was officially announced Tuesday on UFC.com. UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will move up and challenge Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight title in the main event and Holly Holm will make her first title defense against Miesha Tate in the co-main. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 5:07PM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ 'Cyborg' Justino: 5 Invicta fights left, still hope of facing Ronda Rousey
(mmajunkie.com)
For Invicta FC featherweight champ Cristiane Justino, the prospect of a fight with ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey still looms, though not as strongly as before. With an immediate showdown nixed by Rousey’s knockout to Holly Holm, “Cyborg” is refocusing her efforts on her native promotion. A move to bantamweight, which she and her camp announced on two separate occasions, is no longer a priority. Justino was scheduled to drop to 140 pounds for a catchweight bout with Cindy Dandois, but decided to go another direction before the bout was announced.
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 3:08PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Invicta FC 15's Ediane Gomes opens GoFundMe account to help cover pre-fight medicals
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC featherweight Ediane Gomes said she’s no stranger to struggles, but the latest turns of her career have forced her to go hat in hand. The veteran fighter opened a GoFundMe account to cover costs she needs to pay in order to be licensed for her next bout, a meeting with Amanda Bell (3-3) at Saturday’s Invicta FC 15, which takes place at The Hangar at OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass. “I’ve fought in California once before, against Ronda Rousey,” Gomes (10-4) said in an interview with MMAjunkie. “That fight was on very short notice, and I spent an entire day doing medicals. I never forgot how I had to do all those medical tests while still cutting weight.
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 3:08PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rafael dos Anjos fined 'significant' amount by UFC for violating Outfitting Policy
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has docked one of its champions for not wearing the proper Reebok apparel during a fight week activity. Rafael dos Anjos, the UFC lightweight champion, was fined a "significant" amount for violating the promotion's Athlete Outfitting Policy at UFC on FOX 17 weigh-ins Dec. 18, sources told MMA Fighting. Dos Anjos (25-7) was wearing an Evolve MMA shirt briefly before hitting the scale. The Brazilian trains part of the time at Evolve in Singapore, along with Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Evolve website lists dos Anjos as an instructor and says he has been part of the team since 2009. Dos Anjos has a close relationship with Evolve owner Chatri Sityodtong.
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 3:05PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Charles Rosa now meets BJJ star Augusto Mendes at UFC Fight Night 81
(mmafighting.com)
Charles Rosa has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston. With Jimy Hettes forced out of the featherweight contest due to an injury, the promotion has signed undefeated Brazilian bantamweight Augusto Mendes, who will move up to 145 pounds for his first UFC bout against Rosa on Jan. 17, the promotion announced Tuesday.
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 3:02PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva's re-hearing postponed once again by Nevada Athletic Commission
(mmafighting.com)
Wanderlei Silva will eventually get his day in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission. It just won't be anytime soon. Silva's re-hearing with the NAC was once again postponed on Tuesday, much to the displeasure of Silva's attorney Ross Goodman, who argued that the commission was violating Silva's right to "due process" by continually refusing to receive the case. "This was ordered for re-hearing back in October," Goodman argued. "The commission then continued it to November for another re-hearing, approval on a proposed consent order. The commission then moved it, at that time, to December. The commission then took it off calendar and moved it to January.
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 3:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Lawlor expected to face Corey Anderson at UFC 197
(mmafighting.com)
light heavyweight battle between Tom Lawlor and Corey Anderson is expected on UFC 197. Lawlor (10-5) said on his podcast at F4wonline.com on Monday that his next fight would be with Anderson (7-1) on the March 5 show, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 3:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NAC reduces Nick Diaz penalty to 18-month suspension, $100K fine
(mmafighting.com)
Nick Diaz could be back in the Octagon by summer. The Nevada Athletic Commission reduced its penalty against Diaz after a settlement agreement Tuesday during a meeting. Diaz will be suspended 18 months (retroactively) and fined $100,000 for testing positive for marijuana after UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015, sources told MMA Fighting. It was Diaz's third marijuana violation in the state. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 12, 2016 12:52PM by Wez - 12 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
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