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Page 17 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Irish tabloid throws infidelity allegations at UFC champ Jose Aldo
(bloodyelbow.com)
Irish newspaper the Sunday World insinuates that Jose Aldo was unfaithful to his wife with a Brazilian model during his stay in Dublin last week.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 7:47PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
UFC hires BALCO investigator Jeff Novitzky for 'clean initiative education program'
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC today announced the hiring of a prominent anti-doping figure as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure clean competition within the promotion’s octagon.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 7:43PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 63 salaries: Clay Guida, Chad Mendes earn largest disclosed paydays
(mmajunkie.com)
Main-card winner Clay Guida ($100,000) and main-event victor Chad Mendes ($96,000) were the top earners this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 63.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 7:41PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 67 adds two fights, including Ryan Jimmo vs. Francimar Barroso
(mmajunkie.com)
The card for the UFC’s return to Goiania, Goias, Brazil, continues to come together with the announcement of two more fights for UFC Fight Night 67.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jorge Masvidal on loss to Al Iaquinta: 'If you're just swinging at air, is that active?'
(mmajunkie.com)
Signing off from an interview today with MMAjunkie Radio, UFC lightweight Jorge Masvidal made his feelings known in the form of a question, for which he also provided an answer.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 7:37PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melvin Guillard pulled from Friday's WSOF 20 co-headliner; Dugulubgov meets Montoya
(mmajunkie.com)
Just four days from a planned bout with Ozzy Dugulubgov at WSOF 20, Melvin Guillard has been pulled from Friday’s fight card. MMAjunkie was today told “The Young Assassin” will not compete at WSOF 20 because WSOF executives have been unable to reach Guillard in the days ahead of the contest. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 2:56PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WWE wants Rousey vs. Stephanie McMahon match
(mmafighting.com)
If Ronda Rousey is to do something in pro wrestling again, WWE sources indicate the company is hoping for her to do a match with Stephanie McMahon at next year's WrestleMania.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 2:04PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Gaethje: I could’ve ‘run right through’ Pettis
(mmafighting.com)
WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje wasn't surprised by Rafael dos Anjos' utter destruction of Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 because he feels he could've done the exact same.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 2:02PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Varner suffered more than 30 concussions in career
(mmafighting.com)
Jamie Varner said he retired from the UFC in December after doctors told him he had suffered more than 30 concussions in his career and recommended he didn't fight anymore.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 2:01PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Davis didn't lose teeth in fight, but broke jaw
(mmafighting.com)
After his Fight of the Year candidate against Hideo Tokoro on Friday night, L.C. Davis ended up with a bloody mouth, the result of a badly broken jaw.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 1:58PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sapp new VP of global public relations for ROAD FC
(mmafighting.com)
Bob Sapp, who announced his retirement from the sport in 2013, returns to MMA on May 2, but not as a fighter.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 1:57PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Ex-UFC fighter helping Pacquiao prepare for PBF
(bloodyelbow.com)
A former UFC fighter and current pro boxer is being used as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao as he readies himself for his big May 2nd showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Melvin Guillard on ‘personal’ problems with WSOF: I’d rather fight in the UFC and never be champ
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard opens up about the problems he has faced working for World Series of Fighting, as well as whether he intends to remain there following WSOF 20.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 1:50PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 63 medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier receives longest term
(mmajunkie.com)
Just four fighters from this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 63 were issued medical suspensions following the event.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 1:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Hein vs. Lukasz Sajewski added to UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between Nick Hein (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and promotional newcomer Lukasz Sajewski (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 69 event in Germany. With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 69 card now includes: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Dennis Siver Niklas Backstrom vs. Noah Lahat Nick Hein vs. Lukasz Sajewski
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 1:25PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Silva's Shoes: What next for UFC Fight Night 63's winners?
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s not every event in which the UFC can pit two top-five fighters against each other in a non-title bout. The fans in Fairfax, Va., were treated to such a showcase in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 63 headliner when featherweight contenders Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas collided in the octagon.
Submitted Apr 5, 2015 4:29PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Green: ‘Pettis you got played by a steroid cheat, in new champ dos Anjos’
(bjpenn.com)
UFC lightweight Bobby ‘King’ Green joined BJPENN.COM Radio and gave his thoughts on the much talked about fight between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. The fellow 155 lb. fighter had a lot to say about the fight, more specifically, about the winner, Dos Anjos. Check out what he had to say about the new champions renewed success.
Submitted Apr 5, 2015 10:53AM by airkerma - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 63 bonuses: Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier, Juliana Pena and more bank an extra $50,000 in Fairfax
(mmamania.com)
The dust has barely settled on UFC Fight Night 63: "Mendes vs. Lamas" from Fairfax, Va., which means it's time to honor those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights this afternoon (Sat., April, 2015) inside Patriot Center. Performance of the Night -- Chad Mendes Performance of the Night -- Dustin Poirier Performance of the Night -- Juliana Pena Performance of the Night -- Timothy Johnson
Submitted Apr 4, 2015 6:50PM by JLS1980 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 63 in Tweets: Pros react to Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas, Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal
(mmafighting.com)
Chad Mendes proved once again that he may be one of the two best featherweights in the world on Saturday afternoon, preserving his unbeaten record in WEC/UFC non-title fights by roaring through fellow contender Ricardo Lamas in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63. Mendes cracked Lamas with a right hand early in the opening frame, and from there the finish was Mendes' for the taking. Check out reaction from Mendes' wild win below, plus complete reaction from a rowdy afternoon in Virginia.
Submitted Apr 4, 2015 6:44PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: UFC Fight Night 63 fighter weigh-ins replay and results
(mmajunkie.com)
The festivities took place at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The same venue hosts Saturday’s FOX Sports 1-televised event. Among those weighing in are recent featherweight title challengers Chad Mendes (145.5 pounds) and Ricardo Lamas (145.5), who meet in the main event. Both made the mark with ease. Only co-headliner Jorge Masvidal failed to make weight. However, he weighed 156.5 pounds – just a half pound over the 156-pound limit – and was given two additional hours to cut the weight. About 40 minutes after his first attempt, Masvidal returned to the stage in plastics and a sweatsuit. After drying off, he was 156 pounds and official for the co-main event.
Submitted Apr 3, 2015 4:15PM by airkerma - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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