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June 2013 MMA News Archive

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UFC keeps TUF Brazil 2 no 1 pick Luiz Besouro
(bloodyelbow.com)
As many have suspected, it would appear that a few more TUF Brazil 2 fighters will be making their way to the UFC.
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 10:50PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
All fighters (Silva and Cavalcante included) passed there drugs tests for UFC on FUEL 10
(mmajunkie.com)
Old news but I didn't see it posted on here before so here's the news I've been dying waiting for: All 26 competitors who underwent drug testing at UFC on FUEL TV 10 this past weekend successfully passed their tests. The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (Brazilian Athletic Commission) today confirmed the results with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 4:57PM by jjeans - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Yvel retires from MMA
http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/6/30/4479922/noted-striker-and-ufc-veteran-gilbert-yvel-announces-retirement-mma-news Sorry all, posting from my phone means that I cannot make the above a single link, but it is note worthy still. Essentially Gilbert Yvel is now retired from MMA.
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 4:17PM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mark Munoz shows 'Obese to Beast' Before and After photos
(bloodyelbow.com)
While dealing with multiple injuries and a tough loss to Chris Weidman which derailed his title run, Mark Munoz had to battle depression which also resulted in an insane weight gain. The Filipino-American fighter who fights at 185 lbs, ballooned to over 260 lbs and 26% body fat during this stage, and he had to dedicate months to recover from it. Now, just days ahead of his bout against Tim Boetsch next weekend, he's down to 199 lbs, with just 9.8% body fat. Munoz took to twitter to explain the situation and to post his before and after photos:
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 3:39PM by Shawn91111 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Canadian UFC programming headed to new Sportsnet 360 channel
(mmajunkie.com)
There have been many broadcasting changes around the world for the UFC of late, and Canada joins the club on Monday. Starting Monday, all of the UFC's programming in Canada will take place on the new Sportsnet 360 channel, which launches the same day. Sportsnet, a multiplatform brand owned by Rogers Media, announced earlier this month the plans for Sportsnet 360, and recently unveiled some details about the UFC programming ticketed for the channel.
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 2:09PM by DrivenDavies15 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston no longer in jeopardy
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's return to Boston in August will go on as scheduled, and the "positive outcome" the promotion was hoping for apparently has been found. The Boston Herald on Sunday reported the Aug. 17 UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card set for the city can go on as planned. As reported earlier this month, a Massachsetts law preventing foreign-born fighters without U.S. Social Security numbers from competing was putting the show in jeopardy. But UFC President Dana White told the Herald the issue has been resolved...
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 10:43AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator vet stops murder suspect
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Bellator fighter and MMA gym owner Ururahy Rodrigues chased down, and choked out murder suspect Eric Billings in Villa Rica, Georgia.
Submitted Jun 29, 2013 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Showtime interested in MMA return – and eyeing Invicta Fighting Championships
(mmajunkie.com)
Showtime might be interested in getting back in the MMA business, and if it is it may already have picked a top draft pick to partner with. Showtime Sports Executive Vice President and General Manager Stephen Espinoza earlier this week, according to a report from FOX Sports Latino, said the premium cable network would consider a return to broadcasting MMA – and likes Invicta Fighting Championships as a possible promotion to team up with. Showtime most recently broadcast MMA in January with Strikeforce's final card, which took place in Oklahoma City. After that, Strikeforce was folded into the UFC...
Submitted Jun 29, 2013 9:46PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'The Ultimate Fighter: China' tryouts announced for July and August
(mmajunkie.com)
A long-discussed Chinese version of "The Ultimate Fighter" is now a step closer to reality following the UFC's announcement of show tryouts that begin next month. Officials are searching for featherweight, lightweight and welterweight hopefuls to try out for the show, which will air on the Chinese-language Liaoning TV. North American broadcast plans weren't announced. Officials today posted the announcement on the UFC-China website...
Submitted Jun 29, 2013 11:10AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Rampage Jackson claims 90 percent of the UFC family hated him for beating Chuck Liddell
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson claims that "90 percent" of the people at the UFC never forgave him for beating popular champ Chuck Liddell.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 3:12PM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Herb Dean to ref UFC 162's Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran referee Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage when UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman meet in next week's UFC 162 headliner.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 1:45PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dave Herman must pass drug test today to fight Gonzaga
(bloodyelbow.com)
The NSAC has licensed UFC Heavyweight Dave "Pee Wee" Herman to fight at UFC 162 provided he passes a drug test today.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 1:44PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cage Warriors 59 hosts single-night bantamweight tournament for vacant title
(mmajunkie.com)
Cage Warriors is hosting a single-night, four-man bantamweight tournament that will award the winner the organization's vacant title.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 12:07PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tim Kennedy softens stance against UFC fighter pay
(bloodyelbow.com)
In an interview earlier this week, Kennedy took a hard stance against fighter pay at the highest level of the sport. He spoke harshly saying he could make more money "emptying garbage cans" than he does as a fighter. However, today he released a statement with a much more optimistic view.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 12:21AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Guillard gets probation, no jail for assault
(bloodyelbow.com)
Reports came out in March that "The Young Assassin" was facing charges for battery in New Mexico. 3 months later, he received a relatively mild sentence and is all set for his fight at UFC On Fox 8.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 12:20AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyrone Spong-Angel DeAnda Added to WSOF 4 Bill
(sherdog.com)
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo will compete for the first time in more than two years when the former kickboxing standout meets fellow heavyweight Dave Huckaba on Aug. 10 at WSOF 4. “This will be, without a doubt, our finest event to date in terms of the talent lined up from top to bottom,” Sefo stated in an official release. “As a promoter, I am extremely proud of this fight card.” In addition to Sefo’s clash with Huckaba, the event will also see kickboxing ace Tyrone Spong do battle with Angel DeAnda at 205 pounds, while UFC veteran Tyson Griffin locks horns with ex-Strikeforce talent Gesias Cavalcante at lightweight. WSOF 4 take place at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., and airs live on NBC Sports Network.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:27PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia' to feature middleweights and welterweights
(mmajunkie.com)
An upcoming international version of "The Ultimate Fighter" pitting Canada vs. Australia will feature fighters in both the middleweight and welterweight divisions.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
King Mo says Jacob Noe is a bitch, details split from Syndicate MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator light heavyweight star, 'King' Mo Lawal, details his split from Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas, as well as the reason he despises Jacob Noe.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Kennedy says he'd make more money as garbageman
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ahead of his UFC debut at UFC 162, Tim Kennedy rips UFC fighter pay, claiming that he has to work another job because he makes so little fighting on the world's biggest stage.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV adds GLORY kickboxing to its combat sports programming lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV, which has been in the MMA business since 2005, now will add kickboxing to its arsenal. The cable channel on Thursday announced a deal with kickboxing promotion GLORY Sports International to air events this fall.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 1:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
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