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For Urijah Faber and TJ Dillashaw, the line is blurred between mentor and tormentor
In terms of miniature drama, the thing going on with TJ Dillashaw, Team Alpha Male, the Elevation Fight Team, Urijah Faber, California’s capital city of Sacramento and the town’s best-known peanut butter salesman Duane "Bang" Ludwig is really pretty colorful under a microscope.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:55PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chael Sonnen: 'History is not going to reflect well on Fedor Emelianenko'
Forgettable. That's how Chael Sonnen sees Fedor Emelianenko's MMA career in the future. The retired UFC star thinks hardcore MMA fans have a skewed perspective of Emelianenko and his accomplishments, he said Monday on the 300th episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Sonnen doesn't think "The Last Emperor" is really on the radar of the casual fanbase.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:54PM by tildengolfer - 50 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Daniel Cormier: Critics would have 'had a field day with me' if I lost to Alexander Gustafsson
Daniel Cormier knew more was at stake on Saturday then the UFC light heavyweight title. The shadow of Jon Jones loomed over UFC 192 all of fight week in Houston, and Cormier didn't help matters by heaping scorn upon opponent Alexander Gustafsson for a less than perfect road to the belt.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:54PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rafael dos Anjos reveals message to Donald Cerrone during ‘Go Big’ staredown
Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone delivered one of the best staredowns during Las Vegas’ "Go Big" press conference on Sept. 4, and the UFC lightweight champion finally revealed what he said to his next opponent during the staredown.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:53PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC inks undefeated heavyweight Jarjis Danho
The UFC has added undefeated heavyweight Jarjis Danho (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the promotion’s active roster. Danho’s management team, Control Master Management, announced the move, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the deal with UFC officials.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:48PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Nick Newell wasn't offered WSOF tournament spot, hopes to bypass winner for title shot
To his surprise, Nick Newell said he wasn’t asked to join the field of competitors for WSOF’s upcoming eight-man, one-night lightweight tournament. The tournament takes place at WSOF 25 on Nov. 20, but Newell (12-1) has a fight scheduled against Tom Marcellino (7-3) at WSOF 24 on Oct. 17, which takes place at Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:47PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
'Cyborg' says she's been bullied by UFC president Dana White, champ Ronda Rousey
While their relationship has never been all that great, Cristiane Justino and the UFC seem to be drifting further and further apart. “Cyborg,” the reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion, has long been considered a potential future opponent for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. While the 10-pound difference has halted any shot of real fighting in the cage, it’s led to more than a few online feuds between the two fighters, as well as UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:46PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Bristol Marunde unveils aftermath of broken jaw suffered in RFA 31 headliner
As rough and tumble as the sport of MMA can be, fight fans probably never get comfortable looking at a broken jaw. Veteran Bristol Marunde (16-10) came up short in his bid for the RFA welterweight title this past Friday. In a grueling RFA 31 headliner at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Nevada, the AXS TV-televised title bout came to an end in the fourth round, when reigning champ Gilbert Smith (12-4) connected on a flush punch.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:46PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mike Wilkinson on Makwan Amirkhani's callout: You're 'not on my level'
Makwan Amirkhani minced no words when he called for a future matchup with fellow UFC featherweight Mike Wilkinson. After Wilkinson (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) knocked out one of Amirkhani’s (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) teammates and training partners in his most recent outing, “Mr. Finland” made it clear to MMAjunkie he wants revenge, ideally at the UFC’s scheduled event in London on Feb. 27, which is likely to be UFC Fight Night 83.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:43PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Dan Hardy returns with harrowing, rewarding tales of his sea voyage
Dan Hardy has always been an adventuresome sort, having spent time with the monks at the Yee Hee castle in Changchun to building his own American muscle cars. But his latest adventure — 28 days at sea aboard Team Great Britain’s yacht in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race — takes the cake.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:39PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
Coach: Matt Brown, Clay Guida will join T.J. Dillashaw with Elevation Fight Team
T.J. Dillashaw isn't the only relative newcomer to Elevation Fight Team. Leister Bowling, the squad's head coach, told MMA Fighting that UFC stalwarts Matt Brown and Clay Guida have also recently come on board, joining a roster that already includes Brandon Thatch, Neil Magny, Cat Zingano and others.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:37PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Two UFC Fighters were infected by IV rehydration
I was on a plane going to ref in Arizona once when I noticed a red line running down from my hand, and up a vein in my arm. I knew it was an infection, and marked the progress with a pen as it crawled up my arm. I found a Doc in a Box when I landed and got a scrip for antibiotics and in 12 hours or so, the red line started to recede.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 3:14PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Warren fails drug test for Marijuana at Bellator 143
Joe Warren won his last fight by unanimous decision at Bellator 143, but that could end being over turned if the report of a failed drug test is true: Former Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren tested positive for marijuana in his post fight drug test at Bellator 143 last month.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 9:08PM by tildengolfer - 22 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Dean Lister accuses Irish Promoter of Non-Payment
In 2013 multiple reports emerged of fighter non payment by Ireland's Cage Contender promotion. Now UFC veteran and two-time Abu Dhabi gold medalist Dean Lister has added to more.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:56PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Faber speaks out on Dillashaws Departure
Faber seems to be taking the move personally, shut the door on TJ training at Team Alpha Male between camps, and opened the door to fighting him.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:53PM by bjj1605 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Nik Lentz writes B.J. Penn a poem you have to read
Well, now Lentz has changed his mind – or maybe not. Appearing this week on Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome” podcast, he opined on a potential fight with the now-retired Penn and likened it to fighting a drunk uncle at a family barbecue – neither helpful nor compassionate. To top it off, the American Top Team fighter wrote a poem about Penn before dropping the mic and hanging up.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:50PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo thinks a fighters' union 'would be great'
The No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC supports the idea of a fighters' union, and doesn’t rule out helping start one in the future. UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo, who faces interim champion Conor McGregor at UFC 194 in Las Vegas on Dec. 12, believes that a union "would be great" for MMA athletes, and has a theory on why fighters never started one before.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:48PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Irina Mazepa grabs cage, knocks out Ann Osman at ONE Championship 32
The odds were stacked against Irena Mazepa (1-0) when she made her pro debut Friday in Malaysia at ONE Championship 32.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:12PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Chael Sonnen calls Nick Diaz's suspension a lifetime ban: 'We're owed an explanation'
The suspension might have a limitation. But Chael Sonnen doesn't foresee Nick Diaz fighting again once his five-year suspension handed down by the Nevada Athletic Commission is up.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:09PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Two fighters test positive for banned substances at Shooto Brazil 56, Amilcar Alves stripped of title
Two fighters have tested positive for banned substances after Shooto Brazil 56 in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced on Friday that Amilcar Alves and Fabio Lima, who fought in the main and co-main event on the show on Aug. 21, respectively, failed drug tests. Both fighters received two-year suspensions.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:08PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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