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UFC on FOX 13 weigh-ins set for Dec. 12 in Phoenix with Kelvin Gastelum Q&A
(mmajunkie.com)
Along with the official weigh-in event, undefeated UFC welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will host a Q&A session for members of the UFC Fight Club. Gastelum is coming off of arguably the biggest win of his career, a stoppage of Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180 in Mexico City.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:17PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RFA contender Mehdi Baghdad held his own on soccer field before MMA career
(mmajunkie.com)
MMA is not for the feint of heart. But compared to soccer, it might be a gentlemanly pursuit, according to RFA lightweight Mehdi Baghdad. Baghdad (10-3), who fights J.J. Ambrose (10-2) for the promotion’s vacant lightweight belt on Dec. 5 at RFA 21, tussled on the soccer field before he stepped into the cage.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:15PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
For MMA's few committed vegans, dietary challenges are worth the rewards
(mmajunkie.com)
Thanksgiving can be a rough time to be a pro fighter – especially if you happen to have a fight coming up. The threat of a looming weight cut has ruined many a holiday feast for many a fighter, but one small group thinks it’s figured out something important about diet and lifestyle, and gorging on turkey and heavy gravy is no longer even a question.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:14PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
ONE FC champ Bibiano Fernandes: 'The rankings don't matter to me'
(mmajunkie.com)
Traditionally, the goal for MMA fighters is to prove they’re the best. ONE FC featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes doesn’t care about that. Fernandes (16-3) takes great joy from being a professional fighter, but said he’s not concerned with proving to the world that he’s No. 1. What he is concerned with, though, is winning to support his family.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:13PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'Cyborg' Justino's discusses injury: My 'desire to fight was greater than the pain'
(mmajunkie.com)
The former Strikeforce champion had planned to make a drop from 145 to 135 pounds for an Invicta FC 10’s headliner, but an injury forced her off the Dec. 5 card, which streams on UFC Fight Pass from Houston’s Arena Theatre.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:04PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'EA Sports UFC' adding UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes, Mark Coleman to game
(mmajunkie.com)
So the video game company, not long after releasing another downloadable game update for “EA Sports UFC” featuring Andrei Arlovski, Yoel Romero and Myles Jury, has upped the ante a little bit with the introduction of a pair of legends. EA Sports announced UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes and Mark Coleman are “coming soon” to the game.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:03PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Woodley reacts to Ferguson rioters
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Ferguson, Missouri has recently been in the news following the shooting on Aug. 9 of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer, and most recently for a Grand Jury's decision not to indict the officer. Ferguson is also where UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley grew up.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:02PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luke Rockhold is ready to be UFC 184's last-minute savior
(mmajunkie.com)
Four of the world’s top middleweight fighters are scheduled to compete at February’s UFC 184 event. If anyone’s unable to make the date, Luke Rockhold said he’ll be ready to fill the void.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:01PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC UFC's Paige VanZant wants to avenge 'fluke' loss to 'TUF 20' standout Tecia Torres
(mmajunkie.com)
VanZant was just 18 at the time of the first meeting. It’s been less than two years since, but “12 Gauge” strongly believes she wasn’t at her best that night. It’s her lone defeat in professional or amateur competition, and if she got another shot, VanZant said Torres would not earn another “fluke” victory.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:00PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell: Increased drug testing in MMA has led to increased injuries
(mmafighting.com)
While it seems like ages ago now, at this time last year Ben Rothwell was mired in what he calls the "lowest point" of his career. Rothwell, a veteran heavyweight who at the time had been prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in the aftermath of a dramatic Aug. 2013 win over Brandon Vera. The UFC acted swiftly, handing down a nine-month suspension that had the 33-year-old agonizing over his wrong turn.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:59PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Erick Silva won’t leave X-Gym, but plans on training at Jackson’s MMA in 2015
(mmafighting.com)
Scheduled to meet former RFA welterweight champion Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night 58 on Dec. 20 in Barueri, Brazil, Silva was forced to change his plans of training at Jackson’s MMA. A training partner of the likes of Anderson Silva and Ronaldo Souza at X-Gym, the welterweight was hoping to train at Greg Jackson’s team this year, but since the UFC offered him a fight in December, he won’t be able to train in Albuquerque until early 2015.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:56PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva: UFC threatened to sue if I appeared at Bellator event
(mmafighting.com)
Wanderlei Silva is at it again with another video blasting the UFC. This time, his monologue was mostly about his assertion that the UFC threatened to sue him if he appeared at a Bellator fan event earlier this month.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:55PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Why Jon Jones refuses to bring his belt out to his corner for title defenses
(mmafighting.com)
AS VEGAS - When Jon Jones takes his corner after walking out for his UFC 182 title defense against Daniel Cormier on Jan. 3, don't expect any of his cornermen to display his light heavyweight title belt for fans and television viewers to see.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:54PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former champion Renan Barao changes diet for UFC Fight Night 58
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Renan Barao had the chance to regain his UFC title in August, but passed out while cutting weight for his UFC 177 main event with T.J. Dillashaw. Four months later, the Nova Uniao fighter returns to the Octagon against Mitch Gagnon, and he's implementing some changes for his pre-fight routine.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:53PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Bigfoot’ Silva on Frank Mir fight: ‘I always fight better when I’m coming off a loss’
(mmafighting.com)
Frank Mir has lost four in a row in the UFC, and he has a tough challenge ahead of him. The two-time heavyweight champion will meet Antonio Silva at UFC 184 on Feb. 28, which is a tall order to snap a losing streak that goes back to 2011. The thing is..."Bigfoot" is also desperately looking for the victory.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:52PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC poll: Fans pick Frankie Edgar over Conor McGregor for next title shot against Jose Aldo (pic)
(mmamania.com)
Who deserves the next UFC featherweight title shot? According to a recent UFC poll, it's Frankie Edgar, not Conor McGregor.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 1:21PM by xdanish020 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
 
ONE FC and Evolve MMA Announce Plans for Major Expansion Across Asia
(mmaweekly.com)
The two most recognizable brands in Asian MMA teamed up for a press conference recently at the grand opening of the brand new Evolve MMA academy on Singapore’s upscale Orchard Road. Evolve MMA CEO Chatri Sityodtong and ONE FC CEO Victor Cui both announced major plans for the expansion of their respective businesses with the former stating he wanted to eventually open 100 academies across Asia and the latter announcing that there would be 24 events held in 2015...
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 1:02PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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