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Roy Nelson on UFC's new drug policy: 'Is it really going to make a difference?'
DALLAS -- Roy Nelson could be accused of a lot of things, but being a drug cheat isn't one of them. Three years before increased testing was the topic du jour in mixed martial arts, Nelson was leading the drug-free campaign largely by himself, attempting to sway opponents Shane Carwin and Matt Mitrione into signing up for Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) testing in late 2012, then signing himself up anyway once both men balked at the opportunity.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:18AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Flyweight champion Adriano Moraes expects quick win over ‘cocky’ Asuka Mikami at ONE Championship 25
ONE Championship flyweight champion Adriano Moraes puts his title on the line for the first time against Asuka Mikami on Friday, and the Brazilian grappler is expecting a quick victory.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:17AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
'Rampage' contract included potential pay-per-view bout with Roy Jones, Jr.
Bellator MMA held the option to promote a pay-per-view boxing match between Quinton Jackson and boxer Roy Jones, Jr., according to Jackson’s contract with the Viacom-owned promotion.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 12:46AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Roy Nelson says he has received an offer to act in a Ben Affleck movie
DALLAS -- Roy Nelson talks about his UFC 185 fight against Alistair Overeem, his budding movie career, being a teacher, training with ATT, why this fight doesn't make a lot of sense to him, being close to a title shot, and more.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 12:41AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Johny Hendricks explains why he did not work with Mike Dolce for UFC 185
DALLAS -- Johny Hendricks talks about his UFC 185 fight against Matt Brown, why he took this fight instead of waiting for a title shot, losing the belt, why he did not work with Mike Dolce for this fight, his weight cut, and more.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 12:40AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
UFC Fight Night 61 drug tests results come back clean
All 22 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 61 tested clean in the drug test.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 12:36AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey vs Laila Ali: If size doesn't matter, why won't you fight me?
If "Rowdy" has no qualms in challenging the much bigger Laila Ali, it's proof that she's scurred.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 11:08PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chris Cariaso reveals he suffered crippling anxiety attack 'five minutes' before UFC 178 title fight
The cruel thing about the bright lights? No one ever knows how they'll react until they're hurled underneath them. For some, like UFC 185 co-headliner Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the leap from anonymity to stardom is a seamless one, a long-awaited validation that, for however fleeting it may be, can be embraced with a smile and a wink. Not all athletes are so lucky, though. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 9:54PM by Wez - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Bellator inks three female 145-pounders, including UFC vet Alexis Dufresne
Bellator MMA has bolstered out its burgeoning women’s featherweight division with three new additions.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 5:43PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Emanuel Newton tests positive for pot
Former Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton has been suspended 90 days after testing positive for marijuana.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 2:06PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
TUF champ says 'ignorant' and 'unsportsmanlike' Ronda Rousey was 'out of line' for bashing Arianny Celeste
Sounds like Ronda Rousey is running out of friends in the 135-pound division.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
ONE Championship 25 weigh-in results: Champ Moraes, challenger Mikami on weight
The main event and title fight for Friday’s “ONE Championship 25: Age of Champions” event is now set.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Kelly slated for UFC Fight Night 65 in Australia
A middleweight fight between Sam Alvey (25-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Daniel Kelly (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition to May’s UFC Fight Night 65 card in Australia.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pettis says dos Anjos tough test, only knows Nurmagomedov because 'he's talking a lot'
DALLAS – UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (18-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) isn’t looking past Rafael dos Anjos (23-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC). Quite the opposite, in fact. But it doesn’t appear those Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) questions aren’t going away anytime soon, either.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 9:46PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Champ Carla Esparza: I hope Joanna Jedrzejczyk thinks I'm scared
DALLAS – UFC women’s strawweight camp Carla Esparza told MMAjunkie she didn’t need to go online to hear what her upcoming opponent was saying about her – she got it firsthand.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Struggling to meet post-career medical bills, Mark Coleman thankful for GoFundMe support
Mark Coleman, “The Godfather of Ground and Pound,” seeks help to pay for doctor bills, health insurance and living expenses as he prepares to undergo his second hip replacement surgery.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 9:44PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bellator 136 card complete, Volkov vs. Johnson added to main card
Former Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov will return to the organization at Bellator 136, where he will face Tony Johnson. The finalized card was announced by Bellator via press release on Wednesday.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 9:43PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Max Griffin to Defend Welterweight Title vs. Chidi Njokuani at TPF 23 on May 7
Max Griffin will defend his welterweight title against Chidi Njokuani at Tachi Palace Fights 23 on May 7. Promotion officials revealed the matchup to Sherdog.com on Wednesday. TPF 23 will take place at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Leemore, California. The card will stream in its entirety on Sherdog.com. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 5:15PM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF wins the 'Phoenix Jones' sweepstakes, signs Ben Fodor to a deal
The mysterious "Phoenix Jones" -- or Ben Fodor, as he's known by day -- has signed a deal to compete in the World Series of Fighting. MMA Junkie/USA Today first reported the news on Wednesday. WSOF Vice President/matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz later confirmed the signing of the street avenger via his Twitter feed.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 2:41PM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
After losing to 'a guy who sucks' in Lineker, Ian McCall wants a 'tool' from Alpha Male
After losing to 'a guy who sucks' in Lineker, Ian McCall says he wants a 'tool' from Alpha Male.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
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