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GSP: Silva had 'biological weapon', it's cheating
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC champ Georges St-Pierre says Anderson Silva shouldn't have been allowed to compete with a 'biological weapon'.
Submitted Feb 9, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirko Cro Cop says he didn't return to the UFC for the money
(bloodyelbow.com)
When Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic returns to the UFC in Krakow on April 11th, he won't be returning for financial reasons. In fact, he says he's doing it to "right some things".
Submitted Feb 9, 2015 10:17AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jorge Masvidal not too happy with Iaquinta fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
It seems as if UFC lightweight and former Strikeforce title challenge Jorge Masvidal isn't keen on his new match-up with Al Iaquinta this April.
Submitted Feb 9, 2015 10:16AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC: Report of pay withheld from Anderson Silva after drug test failure 'not true'
(mmajunkie.com)
A report Sunday evening by Brazilian media outlet Veja.com stated the UFC had withheld a payment of nearly $6 million to Anderson Silva after his failed pre-UFC 183 drug test. The report claimed the withheld money was Silva’s (34-6 MMA, 17-2 UFC) $600,000 fight purse, $200,000 win bonus and the money he made off of his pay-per-view “points,” or percentage of PPV revenue, for the Jan. 31 pay-per-view fight, where the former longtime middleweight champion returned from a 13-month layoff to earn a decision win over former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC). It's so unlike Brazilian websites to post lies Edit: For some reason when I post from my iPad the links never work. Sorry about that it's the first story on junkie.
Submitted Feb 9, 2015 9:21AM by postman - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC withholding Silva's $2.17 million pay
(bloodyelbow.com)
A Brazilian news outlet is claiming that the UFC has blocked payment to the former champ following his UFC 183 drug test failure.
Submitted Feb 8, 2015 5:36PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell plans on May return, lays out three-fight path to UFC title
(mmajunkie.com)
With the biggest win of his career now comfortably in the rearview mirror, Ben Rothwell (34-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) is ready to take a good look at what’s ahead. Right now, that seems to be a May booking with a top-10 opponent. “I did ask for something at the end of May,” Rothwell told MMAjunkie Radio. “I know that I’m on the radar for May. I’ve got to make sure my body is read for May. That’s what I’m planning for...
Submitted Feb 8, 2015 3:20PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mairbek Taisumov announces new five-fight UFC deal
(https:)
With a pair of back-to-back knockout wins under his belt, Chechnyan lightweight Mairbek Taisumov (23-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has a new five-fight deal in place. The 26-year-old prospect today took to to announce he finalized a new deal with the sport’s largest promotion.
Submitted Feb 8, 2015 10:10AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC releases Johnny Bedford, Dustin Kimura, and Jianping Yang
(https:)
Disclaimer: This information is all based on updates to the UFC.com lists of active fighters. Profiles will very likely still exist for each fighter as the UFC retains a database of all former competitors, but these fighters no longer appear on the UFC roster lists themselves. It often takes a day or so for roster changes to become apparent, so some fighters may still remain listed for the short term. All information in this post is gained through ,a twitter account that uses a ruby script to check the UFC's website for changes.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 5:46PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cung Le didn't retire on own terms, wanted to fight for Bellator
(mmafighting.com)
When 42-year-old Cung Le retired last month from one of the widest variety of fighting careers of any modern UFC fighter, the timing made perfect sense. But Le admitted he felt he could have still fought at a high level, and was up for fighting again.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC signs Levan Makashvili
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of the best US based featherweight prospects in the world is on his way to the UFC.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Glory 19 results: Verhoeven retains, Holzken and Schilling dominate
(bloodyelbow.com)
The big Rico Verhoeven vs. Errol Zimmerman Heavyweight title fight ended not with a bang, but a whimper. In the Glory 19 main event, Verhoeven retained his belt via injury stoppage in the 2nd round when Zimmerman threw a very out of character spinning back kick, throwing out his knee in the process. An injury is always an anti-climactic ending, but this situation was complicated by some bizarre reffing. After Zimmerman went down, referee Al Wichgers counted to 10, and Zimmerman did not make the count. At that point, he brought in the doctor, who, after some time, waved the fight off. It was a bizarre, and thoroughly confusing call, but at least Rico got the proper win.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Champ Demetrious Johnson would still fight John Lineker, whether he made weight or not
(mmajunkie.com)
Not too long ago, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (21-2-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) said he told UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby to fire John Lineker.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino' set for March 28 at Phoenix's Comerica Theatre
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje (13-0) will look to keep his career record unblemished when he takes on Luis Palomino (23-9) in the main event of WSOF 19 on March 28 at Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
RFA 23 results: Terrion Ware downs Joe Murphy in thriller
(mmajunkie.com)
Terrion Ware (13-3) will soon fight for RFA’s bantamweight title after earning a hard-fought victory over Joe Murphy (8-2) in a thrilling contender’s matchup.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New champ Robbie Lawler taking a break after busy 2014, but 'always ready to go'
(mmafighting.com)
Robbie Lawler fought four times in 2014 against some of the biggest hitters in the welterweight division. He fell to Johny Hendricks in a March title bout, beat Jake Ellenberger in May, defeated Matt Brown in July and then came back in December to take Hendricks' title.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 9:38PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Benson Henderson: Move to welterweight only temporary
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Benson Henderson has fought his entire career at lightweight, but to step in on short notice in the UFC Fight Night Colorado main event, he is moving up to welterweight:
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 9:37PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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
 
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