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Watch as Nick Diaz tries to steal Rampage Jackson’s date from under his nose
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Nick Diaz and Quinton Jackson got into a small altercation over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada as the Stockton slugger apparently tried and somewhat succeeded in trying to steal “Rampage’s” date from him.
Submitted Oct 15, 2017 11:44PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jim Wallhead out at UFC Fight Night 118, promotion seeks new foe for Warlley Alves
(mmajunkie.com)
British vet “Judo” Jim Wallhead (29-11 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC Fight Night 118 event, and matchmakers are seeking a new opponent for Warlley Alves (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC). MMAjunkie today confirmed the Wallhead injury with UFC officials.
Submitted Oct 15, 2017 8:31PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frankie Edgar doesn’t believe more divisions will stop extreme cutting
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Former UFC lightweight champion and current featherweight contender Frankie Edgar isn’t convinced that adding weight classes will fix anything, but he does believe extreme cutting could have potentially fatal results if nothing is done about it.
Submitted Oct 15, 2017 12:31PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Eddie Alvarez gives his side of TUF 26 beef with ‘head case’ Lauren Murphy
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n the aired episodes of The Ultimate Fighter 26, it seemed like the beef between Eddie Alvarez and Lauren Murphy began the day after Murphy lost her first-round fight. Murphy, who was on Alvarez’s team on the show, didn’t come to the morning practice following her loss to Nicco Montaño. Alvarez chastised Murphy for that and for having a poor attitude in an episode that aired last month. That, however, was not where the tensions began, Alvarez said Thursday on Sirius XM’s MMA Tonight. The former UFC lightweight champion said Murphy began “conspiring” against her teammates from early on in the competition, including telling a coach the team didn’t mind if Sijara Eubanks fought first because she was off weight and asking Alvarez for tips about beating teammate Barb Honchak.
Submitted Oct 15, 2017 12:25PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ex-NFL player Greg Hardy books amateur MMA debut for Nov. 4
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Former NFL player Greg Hardy will compete in his first MMA contest when he meets Joe Hawkins in an amateur heavyweight bout at Rise of a Warrior 21 on Nov. 4 at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Submitted Oct 14, 2017 10:12PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC champ Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre meet on the ice
(mmajunkie.com)
The promotion continues for UFC 217’s headliner between middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre. The rivals today met at center ice for the ceremonial puck drop between the NHL game between the home Montreal Canadiens and visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.
Submitted Oct 14, 2017 9:09PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC contender Julianna Pena announces pregnancy, putting career on hold
(mmajunkie.com)
Julianna Pena won’t be returning to the octagon any time soon; the UFC women’s bantamweight contender is pregnant. Pena (8-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) today revealed that she’s expecting the birth of her first child, and seeing as she obviously can’t fight while pregnant (or shouldn’t, anyway), her MMA career is on hold for the time being
Submitted Oct 14, 2017 8:59PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
ONE champion Roger Gracie retires from MMA
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Three months after retiring from jiu-jitsu, Roger Gracie has decided to hang up his MMA gloves as well. Gracie competed in MMA for the last time in May 2016, when he submitted Michal Pasternak in the first round to claim the vacant ONE Championship light heavyweight belt. The jiu-jitsu ace leaves the sport with a 8-2 record.
Submitted Oct 14, 2017 4:24PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tony Ferguson responds to Conor McGregor with perfect(ly odd) 'Grand Theft Auto' video
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor broke his silence on interim title holder Tony Ferguson (we think) when he tweeted a picture Friday casting himself as Tony Montana from “Scarface” – using the style of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game – with the simple caption: “Tony.” As expected, the Tony we believe McGregor was calling out had a rather quick response in the form of a “Grand Theft Auto”-inspired video of sorts. I say “of sorts” because … well, just take a look:
Submitted Oct 14, 2017 1:49PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Erick Silva vs. Jordan Mein added to UFC on FOX 26
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The flurry of additions to UFC on FOX 26 continued into Friday afternoon, as a welterweight tilt between exciting veterans Erick Silva and Jordan Mein was officially announced for the Dec. 16 card in Winnipeg, Canada. Both Silva (19-8, 1 NC) and Mein (29-12) have recently hit rough patches in their careers, losing a combined six of their last seven contests.
Submitted Oct 14, 2017 3:10AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Godbeer-Harris rebooked for UFC 217, Hendricks-Borrachinha rounds out main card
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight matchup expected to take place at UFC 216 has been booked again for UFC 217, instead. UFC officials today announced that Mark Godbeer and Walt Harris fill face off on the FS1-televised prelims of next month’s UFC 217 event, which takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York. With the new contest, a middleweight matchup between Johny Hendricks (18-7 MMA, 13-7 UFC) and Paulo Borrachinha (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been moved up to the evening’s pay-per-view main card.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 11:57PM by Leonstolzz - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping, GSP get in heated confrontation after press conference
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The trash talk between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping spilled out into the backstage area after the UFC 217 press conference Friday in Toronto. In a confrontation captured on video by TMZ, Bisping approached GSP after the event and told him not to put his hands on him. During a staredown on stage, St-Pierre slapped away Bisping, who was pointing a finger in St-Pierre’s face.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 5:52PM by Five-Alive - 21 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tony Ferguson (or Tony Montana) – UFC champ Conor McGregor breaks silence
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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor finally has spoken up and it looks like he’s accepted a fight with Tony Ferguson.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 3:58PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
USADA suspends Jesse Taylor one year for positive drug test for clomiphene
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From comeback story to drug suspension in three months. USADA suspended Jesse Taylor one year for testing positive for anti-estrogen agent clomiphene in an out-of-competition drug test, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Friday. The failed drug test stemmed from a sample collected Aug. 22. Taylor was subsequently pulled from a UFC Sydney fight with Belal Muhammad in November. In the release, USADA stated that Taylor had accepted the suspension, which was the maximum for the prohibited substance. Clomiphene is not approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use by males and “promotes the secretion of testosterone,” per USADA.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 2:29PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos will get UFC title shot
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Rafael dos Anjos wanted an interim title fight, but it seems like he’ll be getting the next best thing.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 2:27PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry added to UFC on FOX 26
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Two big match-ups were announced for UFC’s upcoming show in Winnipeg on Dec. 16. Headlined by Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos, the UFC on FOX 26 card will feature a featherweight rematch between Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas and a welterweight clash between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mike Perry.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 2:26PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 215 & UFC 216 Bring In Atrocious Pay-Per-View Numbers
(lowkickmma.com)
The UFC has hit a wall after the massively successful UFC 214 in July. UFC 215, which was headlined by Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko II, has an estimated 100,000 PPV buys, while UFC 216 an estimated 120,000, according to MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer. Compare that to UFC 214’s 850,000 buys, but keep in mind that card featured Jon Jones, one of the UFC’s most consistent draws for the UFC when it comes to pay-per-view.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 11:48PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder slated for UFC 218
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Another battle with the potential for fireworks has been added to the already stacked UFC 218 card. Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder have verbally agreed to a lightweight matchup on Dec. 2 in Detroit. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Thursday report by the Detroit Free Press. The mercurial Iaquinta (13-3-1) has won five consecutive fights, even while expressing displeasure with his UFC contract. His last bout was a first-round knockout of Diego Sanchez on April 22 in Nashville.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 11:44PM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Tyron Woodley responds to Rafael dos Anjos' interim title plea for Robbie Lawler fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Tyron Woodley is one of many who doesn’t believe the newly announced UFC on FOX 26 main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler should have an interim welterweight championship up for grabs.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:26PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC champ Daniel Cormier now targets 2018 for title defense against Volkan Oezdemir
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier expects to defend his title in early 2018, facing upstart Volkan Oezdemir in his first challenge since being re-crowned as the titleholder.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:25PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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