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Dominick Cruz takes aim again at 'meathead jock' T.J. Dillashaw
(mmafighting.com)
It's no world tour, but the promotion leading up to T.J. Dillashaw's Jan. 17 UFC bantamweight title defense to Dominick Cruz has some similar undertones. If Conor McGregor laid out the blueprint on how to sell the lower weight classes Cruz has been taking notes. Cruz fired the first major shot when the pair visited Boston, the site of the bout, back in November when he dressed Dillashaw down, called his coach Duane Ludwig a "sad pimp," and still couldn't get the champ to play ball.
Submitted Jan 7, 2016 5:53PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
David Rickels faces Bobby Cooper at Bellator 150
(mmafighting.com)
"The Caveman" is coming home. David Rickels will meet Bobby Cooper at Bellator 150 on Feb. 26 in Mulvane, Kan., the promotion announced Wednesday. Rickels, a native of Derby, Kan., was scheduled to be on the card, but his opponent was not known until now.
Submitted Jan 7, 2016 5:53PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov wants winner of Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez, has unfinished business with Nate Diaz
(mmafighting.com)
Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn't fought since April 2014, but he isn't looking for an easy tune-up fight when he makes his return to the Octagon. According to Ariel Helwani on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, Nurmagomedov (22-0) is looking toward the winner of Jan. 17's UFC Fight Night 81 clash between Anthony Pettis (18-3) and Eddie Alvarez (26-4) for his next outing. Nurmagomedov told Helwani he's not interested in talking trash or ruffling feathers – he just believes Pettis and Alvarez are the best guys ahead of him in the rankings, and a win over either of them would propel him toward the UFC lightweight title.
Submitted Jan 7, 2016 5:52PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager: Jacare Souza wants Chris Weidman or Yoel Romero rematch, feels Romero 'played dirty'
(mmafighting.com)
Ronaldo Souza's title chances were dashed Dec. 12 at UFC 194 in Las Vegas, where Yoel Romero defeated him via split decision, snapping an eight-fight winning streak in the process. According to Souza's manager, Gilberto Faria, that loss – and the circumstances surrounding it – left Souza with a bad taste in his mouth. "We still have not digested the judges' decision," Faria told Ariel Helwani in a statement that was aired Wednesday evening on UFC Tonight. "Romero played dirty. If you look at the footage, he held the fence twice to avoid the takedown sequence in the second round and poked Jacare's eyes in the third."
Submitted Jan 7, 2016 5:50PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC to rule on Nick Diaz return to UFC Jan 12
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC welterweight Nick Diaz, who was handed a five-year suspension from competing in MMA after a drug test at UFC 183, is one step closer to being reinstated by Nevada State Athletic Commission. Nick Diaz may finally learn his fate next week. On the agenda for the next Nevada Athletic Commission meeting, there is a hearing on a motion for reconsideration and proposed settlement agreement regarding Diaz. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jan 7, 2016 5:42PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri targeted for UFC Pittsburgh
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's return to the Steel City is about to get even more interesting. A bout between Dennis Bermudez and Tatsuya Kawajiri is targeted for UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Means on Feb. 21 in Pittsburgh, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 7, 2016 5:14PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CRAZY ALERT: Ronda Rousey and the UFC face lawsuit in Florida
(bloodyelbow.com)
A temporary restraining order has been filed in Florida against Ronda Rousey, as the plaintiff fears that the UFC star may "judo kick my head into submission" for whistleblowing about her lies.
Submitted Jan 7, 2016 12:34PM by GDPofMPG - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Following 'serious' Outfitting Policy infractions, UFC issues 3 payment reductions
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time since the UFC instituted its revolutionary Athlete Outfitting Policy, a handful of the promotion’s athletes will be receiving a little less money than they might have expected based on the program’s payout tiers. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that three athletes who competed at December’s UFC on FOX 17 event will receive reductions on their scheduled payments after “knowingly and seriously” violating the policy, marking the first time the promotion has taken such a step.
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 11:30PM by tildengolfer - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White confirms Holly Holm will fight before Ronda Rousey rematch
(mmafighting.com)
After Holly Holm knocked out longtime women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, many fans and critics expected an immediate rematch. That, however, is not the case. "Holly Holm will fight before she fights Ronda," UFC President Dana White said during Wednesday's episode of UFC Tonight.
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 7:34PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bibiano Fernandes not happy with new ONE Championship weigh-in program: ‘It has affected me’
(mmafighting.com)
Unbeaten in 10 fights since cutting down to 135 pounds, Bibiano Fernandes had to change a few things ahead of his fourth title defense at ONE Championship. ONE Championship announced a new weigh-in program less than two weeks after the death of Yang Jian Bing, who passed away while cutting weight for a flyweight bout. The first fight card under the new program takes place Jan. 23 in China, and Fernandes will be defending his title against Kevin Belingon in the main event.
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 7:33PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dustin Poirier completes surgery for broken nose, expects to be out six weeks
(mmajunkie.com)
Poirier (19-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC) wasted little time going under the knife following two breaks to his nose in a UFC 195 bout with Joseph Duffy (14-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) earlier this month. “The Diamond” defeated Duffy by unanimous decision, but absorbed several hard shots to the face early in the fight that sent blood leaking from his nose at a high rate for more than two rounds. Four days after the big win, Poirier went under the knife to fix several breaks to his nasal structure.
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 3:35PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Women's flyweight prospect Ilima MacFarlane faces Amber Tackett at Bellator 148
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator's first event of the New Year is getting a women's bout. Prospect Ilima MacFarlane will meet Amber Tackett in the featured prelim of Bellator 148 on Jan. 29 in Fresno, Calif., sources told MMA Fighting. Bellator officials confirmed the bout Tuesday night.
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 3:04PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Fight Roundup: Daniel Sarafian gets new opponent with Sam Alvey injured
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has announced a pair of new bouts for different cards in February. The promotion’s pay-per-view event of the month, scheduled for Feb. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will feature a light heavyweight showdown between Misha Cirkunov and Alex Nicholson.
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Martin 'The Hitman' Kampmann officially retires from MMA
(foxsports.com)
Following 27 professional fights, including 17 in the UFC, Martin Kampmann has officially retired from the sport of mixed martial arts. Kampmann, 33, broke the news to UFC.com this week. "I've known for a while," Kampmann said about his retirement. "I just haven't really made it official. I'm not sure why." (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 2:08PM by Wez - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck injured, out of Bellator debut
(mmafighting.com)
Josh Koscheck's Bellator debut is going to have to wait. The MMA star is injured and out of his main event fight with Matt Secor at Bellator 148 on Jan. 29 in Fresno, Calif., Bellator officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Tuesday. The extent of the injury was not disclosed. Secor is not expected to be on the card. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 10:45AM by Wez - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
IV ban sends Diego Sanchez back to lightweight
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) somethingweight veteran Diego Sanchez is back on the weight-cutting roller coaster, thanks to the recent ban on intravenous (IV) hydration handed down by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) last summer. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 6, 2016 10:38AM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Neil Magny attends seminar hosted by former opponent Demian Maia
(mmajunkie.com)
For UFC welterweight Neil Magny, the roughly eight minutes he spent in the cage with Demian Maia at UFC 190 this past August was about as humbling an experience as a fighter could have. He came into the fight riding a seven-fight winning streak, hadn’t lost in almost two years, and was feeling pretty confident about his chances against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 9:04PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF President Ray Sefo Says He Turned Down Fedor Emelianenko Fight at Rizin
(sherdog.com)
Fedor Emelianenko almost had a different opponent at Rizin Fighting Federation’s New Year’s Eve event. World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo, who owns a 2-2 MMA record and has extensive professional kickboxing experience, says that he was offered the fight against the Russian a little more than a month before the card. However, Sefo turned it down, citing a lack of time to prepare for a bout against “The Last Emperor.” (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 4:47PM by Wez - 19 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Emanuel Newton-Linton Vassell rematch rounds out Bellator 149 main card
(mmafighting.com)
A light heavyweight rematch will round out the main card of Bellator 149. Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will meet Linton Vassell on Feb. 19 in Houston, MMAFighting.com has learned. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 2:57PM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Rockhold: I don't want to fight at UFC 199
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC champ Luke Rockhold has the foresight to know that when a big fight or event is on the horizon, much of what surrounds it gets lost in the shuffle. Rockhold (15-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) said that’s exactly what’s going to happen as July’s UFC 200 event draws near, which is why he wants his first middleweight title defense to take place on that mega-card, which airs July 9 on pay-per-view from the new Las Vegas Arena. “I would say (I want to fight in) May, June or July, but UFC 200 would be cool,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie Radio. “I don’t want to be on UFC 199, I’ll tell you that. The hype for 200 will be so big it will take away from 199. Who wants to be on 199? I want to be on 198 or 200. That would be cool, even if I’m not main eventing.”
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 1:42PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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