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Industry insiders weigh in on who's to blame over Alexander Gustafsson's cut
UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson was sparring with MMA gloves and not wearing headgear in the final couple weeks of his training camp, several sources close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com. But who's to blame for the cut?
Dustin Pague vs. Yves Jabouin joins UFC 161 lineup
A bantamweight bout between Dustin Pague and Yves Jabouin is the latest addition to June's UFC 161 lineup.
UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner Ilir Latifi feeling pressure in teammate's absence
It was simply too good of an opportunity to let pass by, but promotional newcomer Ilir Latifi admits he's feeling pressure to perform now that he's replaced teammate Alexander Gustafsson in Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner.
UFC's Alexander Gustafsson plans to sleep in headgear ahead of next fight
Alexander Gustafsson is over the sorrow of losing his headlining spot at Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 9 event, and he's already looking ahead. But he's learned a valuable lesson for the future: Headgear can be a fighter's best friend.
Florida regulator finds no fraud with transgender fighter Fallon Fox, drops case
A Florida regulatory agency that oversees the state's athletic commission has found insufficient evidence to prove transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox committed fraud prior to her most recent bout.
Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard added to July's UFC on FOX 8 card in Seattle
The July UFC on FOX 8 card has its first booking with the addition of a lightweight fight between a pair of "Ultimate Fighter" veterans. Mac Danzig will meet Melvin Guillard with both fighters will be looking to get back in the win column.
Shinya Aoki will be dropping down to Featherweight
Japanese MMA star, Shinya Aoki will be dropping down to 145 lbs regardless if he wins or loses against Kotetsu Boku at ONE FC 8 this Friday.
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Episode 11 Recap: Semifinal Matchups Announced
Episode 11 of The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen featured the last two quarterfinal bouts and the announcement of the semifinal matchups. Having to face Uriah Hall in the quarterfinal round didn’t sit well with Team Jones’ Bubba McDaniel from the moment it was announced. Last week he was having trouble getting mentally prepared. In this week’s episode, McDaniel’s concerns turned to his physical state. “I’ve fought three times in a short time period now and I feel completely drained. Like, I’m pretty much just wanting to be asleep, and then my back has been hurting again too around my kidney area,” said McDaniel...
Alexander Gustafsson posts photo of cut that forced him out of UFC on FUEL TV 9
Based on a photo released by the fighter, the cut that forced Alexander Gustafsson out of Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 9 event was pretty substantial. On his official website, Gustafsson posted a photo showing a long gash just under his left eyebrow...
Mousasi opens as four digit favorite over Latifi
In an absolute shocker, Gegard Mousasi opens as a monumental favorite against his new UFC on Fuel 9 opponent Ilir Latifi.
Mousasi will face Iliir Latifa this Saturday live on @FUELTV
from Twitter. Latifa is from Sweden and training partner of Gustafsson.
Disgusted Gegard Mousasi brands 'jackass' Wanderlei Silva 'idiot of the year' for April Fool's Day prank
Wanderlei Silva thought he pulled the "best April Fool's Day joke ever" when he told the mixed martial arts (MMA) community that he was flying to Sweden to fight Gegard Mousasi, who thought he was left without an opponent for his UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner this Saturday (April 6, 2013) when Alexander Gustafsson was busted open in practice. Turns out "The Dreamcatcher" was not amused.
That might be the first time in history the usually-stoic Mousasi has ever raised his voice. The former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion has likely been on an emotional roller coaster over the past few days. Once it became public that "The Mauler" was sliced open and in danger of being removed from this weekend's main event at the Ericsson Globe Arena, Mousasi has basically played the waiting game.
Anthony Smith vs. Antonio Braga Neto slated for UFC on FUEL TV 10
A middleweight bout between Anthony Smith and fellow promotional newcomer Antonio Braga Neto is in the works for UFC on FUEL TV 10.
SMMAF: Alexander Gustafsson will not be fit to compete as planned and cannot be medically cleared
Alexander Gustafsson is officially out of his bout with Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel 9 due to a cut suffered in training.
Alexander Gustafsson's status for UFC on Fuel 9 main event expected to be determined today in Sweden
The status of Alexander Gustafsson's place in the UFC on Fuel 9 main event will likely be clarified today, as the Swedish MMA Federation will examine the LHW today.
Wanderlei Silva says potential UFC on FUEL TV 9 slot an April Fools' prank
While he admits he'd like the opportunity, Wanderlei Silva today admitted he was simply pulling an April Fools' Day prank when he said he had replaced Alexander Gustafsson at Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 9 event. With Gustafsson's status questionable due to a recent facial cut, Silva tweeted on Monday that the UFC had contacted him about filling in and fighting light heavyweight Gegard Mousasi. Like any good April Fools' Day joke, Silva's claim was believable enough to seem possible, despite the April 1 date. Mousasi even tweeted that he'd take the fight. Silva, though, admitted it was all a rouse...
Dan Hardy passes on surgery to correct heart ailment, says future in UFC's hands
After being diagnosed with a rare heart disorder, UFC welterweight Dan Hardy has decided against corrective surgery, even if it might end his fighting career. "I don't see a reason why I would let someone go in and start messing with it," he told USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "That's an easy decision to make." Hardy was barred by the California State Athletic Commission from competing April 20 at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose when a prefight electrocardiogram revealed markers of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He said he'll place his fate in the hands of the UFC and should know this week whether the promotion will risk putting him in the octagon. Most state athletic commissions likely would throw up a red flag on Hardy competing, but the UFC regulates many of its own events overseas in the absence of a commission.
UFC signs Braga Neto, expects debut in June
Add another grappler to the UFC's ranks with the signing of Antonio Braga Neto.
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).
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