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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
Joe Schilling 'still 100 percent committed' to doing both kickboxing and MMA
One knockout loss is not going to deter Joe Schilling. The kickboxing phenom has not strayed from his path as an MMA fighter due to a second-round KO defeat against Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 in June, he told MMA Fighting. Schilling still plans on competing in both sports as often as he can. "I'm still 100 percent committed to fighting," Schilling said. "I like to fight. I fight regularly."
'Angry and resentful' Michael McDonald not interested in returning under current contract
Just where the hell has Michael McDonald been? After a busy 2013 that included losses to former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and former WEC champ Urijah Faber, McDonald has been shelved. Spending two years rehabbing hand and wrist injuries, McDonald may be healthy but he's not exactly rushing back into action.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:04PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
ONE Championship 32's Almiro Barros ready to get back in cage two years after debut
Almiro Barros took the long road to MMA, growing up in a judo household before transitioning to jiu-jitsu where he became a world championship silver medalist before stepping into the ONE Championship cage for his pro MMA debut in Sept. 2013. Barros (1-0) hasn’t fought again since his debut, but he’ll return at ONE Championship 32, taking on Gianni Subba (5-1).
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:24PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Anthony Johnson wants fight with Ryan Bader, who covets UFC light heavyweight title shot
No doubt to put himself back in line for a title shot, onetime UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson wants a fight with the surging Ryan Bader, his management team said. Johnson (20-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC), who lost a bid for the vacant belt in May to champ Daniel Cormier, would also get a little bit of payback – Bader’s (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) recent win at this month’s UFC 192 came over a longtime teammate, ex-champ Rashad Evans (19-4-1 MMA, 14-4-1 UFC).
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:23PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Soa Palelei was 'heartbroken' when he learned he was banned from children's hospital
Soa Palelei has already helped raise more than $60,000 for sick children. This weekend, he'll attempt to raise up to $200,000 more when he spends 24 hours on an exercise machine as part of a telethon. Despite those charitable actions and his role as an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the UFC heavyweight was told last week that he was banned from visiting Princess Margaret Hospital for Children to see the ill kids. Matt Fuller, a retired Australian rules football player, was given the go-ahead. But the hospital told Palelei he could not come. Why? Because Palelei is a UFC fighter.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:21PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor's response to Anthony Pettis: 'He's back on the Fight Pass events'
Last week, Anthony Pettis added his voice to the list of fighters who believe that UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor still hasn't quite earned his spot. "Conor's talking and doing his thing," Pettis said at Friday's UFC Fan Club Q&A in Houston. "But he hasn't beat no one yet."
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:20PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Pass adds Australian BRACE promotion
UFC's Fight Pass streaming service has inked a deal with BRACE MMA, considered by many as Australia's leading MMA promotion. In a story at news.com.au, Eric Winter, the general manager of Fight Pass, stated that the agreement to air all events live will start with a Nov. 21 show.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:19PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Jessica Andrade drops down to strawweight division
Brazilian brawler Jessica Andrade will have a few more pounds to cut before her next UFC fight. The Parana Vale Tudo product, who went 4-3 in two years as a UFC bantamweight, has decided to drop from 135 to 115 pounds after suffering a second-round submission loss in a rematch with Raquel Pennington in September. "It’s easy," Andrade told MMAFighting.com on Thursday. "I expected it to be way more complicated, but I managed to stay at 132 pounds and eat well."
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:18PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
No opponent for Fedor Emelianenko announced at Rizin FF introductory press conference
We found out a name. Just not the one everyone was anticipating. Former PRIDE boss Nobuyui Sakakibara introduced his brand new MMA promotion at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday. But there was no announcement regarding the opponent for Fedor Emelianenko in the main event on New Year's Eve, though it was promised in a press release.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:16PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
John Dodson, who holds a win over champion T.J. Dillashaw, moves back to 135
John Dodson is returning to a division in which he's already beaten the reigning champion. The Jackson's MMA fighter wants to return to action in December or January, and when he does, it will be back at 135 pounds. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani broke the news on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:15PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Karolina Kowalkiewicz makes UFC debut vs. Randa Markos at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
Undefeated Polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz, after signing with the UFC earlier this fall, has her first assignment. Kowalkiewicz (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Randa Markos (5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17 in December, UFC officials announced.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 10:09AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Myles Jury drops to featherweight, meets Charles Oliveira at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
The UFC’s final fight card of the calendar year got a little bit deeper on Wednesday, and one of its competitors will be moving to a new weight class. Myles Jury (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will drop from lightweight to featherweight and will meet Charles Oliveira (20-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17. UFC officials announced the new fight as part of Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:26AM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
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