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UFC on FX 8 headliner Luke Rockhold: 'Black belts don't mean s--t to me'
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold said Vitor Belfort won't be knocking him out with any flashy kicks, and if their fight hits the ground, he'll come out on top.
Pregnancy scratches Laura Sanko; Invicta FC 6 lineup again set with 13 bouts
It wasn't an injury or illness or contract dispute that scratched Laura Sanko from Invicta FC 6. Instead, a pregnancy has forced the mother-to-be from the July card.
Mayorga "suspended", MMA win changed to No Contest
Ricardo Mayorga's controversial win during his MMA debut has been overturned, and he has also been "suspended".
Josh Thomson says Nate Diaz didn't make weight for UFC on Fox 7 bout
Nate Diaz had some less than flattering things to say about UFC on Fox 7 opponent Josh Thomson a couple of weeks ago. Now Thomson has fired back with an accusation that Diaz didn't even make weight for their bout.
UFC plans second 'International Fight Week' around UFC 162 in Las Vegas
The UFC returns to Indianapolis for the first time since 2010 for the promotion's second-ever Wednesday night event on FOX Sports 1.
Bellator champ Pat Curran expects fall return – after making pro boxing debut
Pat Curran is big on keeping busy. Now he'll try something new to do it. The Bellator featherweight champion got two title defenses this past season. But with a title fight not likely till the fall, he told MMAjunkie.com he'll try his hands at boxing.
Chris Lytle open to another UFC fight, but only on short notice
Chris Lytle says that he would come back for one more UFC fight, but only if it was on short notice so that he wouldn't have to spend time away from his family.
UFC returns to Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 28 for UFC on FOX Sports 1 event
The UFC returns to Indianapolis for the first time since 2010 for the promotion's second-ever Wednesday night event on FOX Sports 1. UFC and Bankers Life Fieldhouse officials on Saturday night announced the promotions plans to return to the venue, with tickets scheduled to go on sale June 14. Ticket prices and on-sale details will be announced in the coming weeks. There are currently no scheduled or rumored bouts for the card, which marks the start of an incredibly busy stretch for the UFC in which the company will host three fight cards in just eight days...
Leonard Garcia's team bashes Bellator, questions claim of 'phantom' rep
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney claims his promotion never once contacted Leonard Garcia (15-11-1) about a potential deal with the tournament-based promotion. Garcia's team isn't buying it. "In light of Bellator's alleged legal chicanery with their own champions like Eddie Alvarez and Zach Makovsky, and high-profile fighters like Leonard Garcia making known their desire to avoid a potentially bad situation, it is not surprising Bellator is trying to get ahead of the bad PR plaguing their promotion," Garcia's reps at Haymaker's Empire Sports Management wrote in a statement issued to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "However, this story about a 'phantom' Bellator representative making phony offers to fighters just strains credulity." Garcia fought 17 times under the Zuffa banner from 2007 until this past month's UFC 159 event. While always an entertaining brawler, Garcia suffered five consecutive losses in the UFC's octagon and was released from his contract with the promotion...
Submitted May 11, 2013 8:40PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Valentijn Overeem injured, Travis Wiuff meets Mike Kyle in CFA 11 main event
A rib injury has knocked Valentijn Overeem from a main event heavyweight fight later this month against Mike Kyle, and Travis Wiuff will step up in his place at Championship Fighting Alliance 11 in Florida.
Leonard Garcia signs with Legacy FC, expected to face Rey Trujillo on July 19
Nine-time UFC veteran Leonard Garcia has a new fighting home. Garcia has signed a multi-fight deal with the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship promotion and is expected to debut for the company on July 19 against Rey Trujillo.
Nick Newell says he's not under contract with XFC & never agreed to fight Holtzman
Former XFC undefeated lightweight champion, Nick Newell discusses his side of the story on why he doesn't want to fight for the promotion.
Nick Newell refuses to defend his title
Nick Newell has refused to defend his title at XFC 24 against Scott Holtzman. Here is an interview with XFC President John Prisco.
John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event
A bantamweight contest between John Albert and Yaotzin Meza is the latest addition to July's UFC on FOX 8 event.
UFC to become one of the first YouTube pay channels
After word came out that YouTube would be allowing channels to charge for their videos, it's been revealed that the largest MMA promotion in the business will be among the first to to take advantage of the new feature.
Manhoef/Khalidov set for June 8th in Poland
Middleweights Melvin Manhoef and Mamed Khalidov are scheduled to compete in the main event of KSW 23 in Gdansk, Poland later this month.
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Albert vs Meza Rounds Out July Fox Event
The UFC on FOX card is now complete, with TUF 14 alum John "Prince" Albert facing Yaotzin Meza in an exciting bantamweight scrap. Albert most recently fought on last December's FOX event, while Meza, a training partner of light champion Benson Henderson, made his UFC debut at the TUF Smashes Finale.
Bang Ludwig lights up reefer to watch fight tape
Duane "Bang" Ludwig, the new head coach for Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male, says he likes to break down fight videos in various states of consciousness including straight, high and on a nutritional supplement. He also has a guy in Colorado watch.
No UFC for Cung unless it's TUF or a title shot
Former Strikeforce champ Cung Le is still rehabbing two injured elbows and shooting a movie but he'd consider returning to the UFC to coach The Ultimate Fighter or for "something ginormous."
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