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Page 17 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Peter Aerts officially retires: Kickboxing legend calls it quits after 30 years
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Dutch Lumberjack is hanging them up - K-1 legend of the sport Peter Aerts has officially retired. Get the details here.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 9:57PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
'Kimbo Slice' says he was drug tested multiple times before Bellator 138
(mmajunkie.com)
Two months after questions were raised about drug testing in connection with Bellator 138, Kimbo Slice said he was visited multiple times by the event’s overseeing athletic commission in the buildup to his fight with Ken Shamrock.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 9:54PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
James Thompson injured, Dan Charles steps in vs. Bobby Lashley at Bellator 138
(mmajunkie.com)
Bobby Lashley and James Thompson are apparently just not meant to rematch. An injury has forced Thompson out of next week’s Bellator 138 bout with Lashley and Dan Charles has stepped up as a replacement.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 9:52PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Anderson Silva apparently abandons Olympic bid, federation criticizes him
(mmajunkie.com)
Yet again, Anderson Silva has left people scratching their heads. In this case, it’s the head of the Brazilian takekwondo federation, who’s none too pleased with the ex-champ’s decision not to try out for the 2016 Olympics.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 9:51PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Javier Mendez: ‘If [Werdum] makes it five rounds, he’s going to get beat up worse than JDS’
(mmafighting.com)
Strong words from Cain's coach. Cain Velasquez will return to action after 20 months off to face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188 on Saturday, at an altitude of over 7,000 feet. Is that enough to worry his coach Javier Mendez? Not really. Cage rust doesn’t apply to a cardio-bull like Velasquez.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 5:10PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pederneiras defends The Reebok Deal
(mixedmartialarts.com)
"The UFC is a private company. It's like my gym, it's mine and no one should say anything about it," said Pederneiras as translated by Lucas Rezende for BE. "If I come up with a rule that must be followed by everybody, whoever is unhappy should say ‘I don't like to work under those conditions and I'm leaving'. Cool, that's their right. But if they want to work for me, they need to accept the rule.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 1:37PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cathal Pendred slams Joe Rogan's commentary
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight contender Cathal Pendred sounds off on Joe Rogan's commentary.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 11:56AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Schaub: You're not getting Big Brown for 10K
(bloodyelbow.com)
In a recent epissode of his Fighter & the Kid show, UFC heavyweight, Brendan Schaub talked about how it no longer makes sense for him to fight.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pendred 'shocked' to not be on UFC 188 main card
(mmafighting.com)
The Irish middleweight doesn't think he has anything to prove and is surprised he's fighting on Fight Pass prelims despite a three-fight win streak.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 11:53AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 68 averages 950,000 viewers
(mmafighting.com)
Saturday night's UFC show headlined by Dan Henderson's 28 second win over Tim Boetsch did the best Fight Night numbers since February, with a main card average of 950,000 viewers.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva’s NSAC hearing postponed a third time
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva this past week received a third continuance on his response to the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s complaint against him.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hugo Viana meets Guido Cannetti at August's UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s August return to Rio de Janeiro will have a “Wolverine” and a “Ninja” facing each other looking to avoid the first losing skids of their careers.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC contender Tyson Griffin announces WSOF release, hints at retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Tyson Griffin is no longer on the WSOF roster, and the former UFC contender is suggesting his fighting career may be over.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 7:51PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
With Sergio Moraes out, Peter Sobotta gets new UFC Fight Night 69 opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
With Sergio Moraes scratched for undisclosed reasons, Peter Sobotta has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 69 event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 7:50PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Myles Jury out, Edson Barboza gets new UFC on FOX 16 opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
With Myles Jury out, lightweight Edson Barboza has a new opponent for next month’s UFC on FOX 16 event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 7:48PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Richman Suspended Two Years After Failed Drug Test
(sherdog.com)
Bantamweight fighter Mike Richman has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug following his latest bout in the Bellator MMA cage. Multiple sources Tuesday confirmed to Sherdog.com that Richman failed a post-fight drug test administered by the California State Athletic Commission after his unanimous decision loss to Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 137. The event took place May 15 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 4:34PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Uriah Hall replaces Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin
(mmajunkie.com)
After a recent split-decision loss to Rafael Natal halted his three-fight winning streak, Uriah Hall will look to get back on track in quick order as a fill-in at next week’s UFC Fight Night 69 event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mendes eyed free agency; signed new 8-fight deal
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chad Mendes reveals that he played with the idea of running out the last fight on his contract and trying free agency, but the UFC made it very clear they didn't want to lose him.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:29AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes added to UFC Fight Night 74
(mmajunkie.com)
A women’s bantamweight contest between onetime UFC title challenger Sara McMann (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Brazilian knockout artist Amanda Nunes (10-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 74. UFC officials today announced the new pairing.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:25AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman set for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight contest between Greek import Anthony Christodoulou (12-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and former XFC lightweight champion Scott Holtzman (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 74. The contest was first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel and subsequently confirmed by UFC officials.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:23AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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