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UFC to begin new weight cutting and monitoring program
(mmafighting.com)
This comes from MMAFighting.com and it is exactly what it says it is. 8% will be the weight allowance to begin a cut...read the details.
Submitted May 13, 2016 9:22PM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 198 draws record-setting crowd for weigh-in festivities
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC champ Conor McGregor will have to cross “biggest weigh-in” off his list of accomplishments, because after today’s UFC 198 weigh-in, there’s a new record-holder in town. UFC officials, who issued tickets, tell MMAjunkie that 15,000 fans attended today’s UFC 198 weigh-in event in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil...
Submitted May 13, 2016 8:46PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Mir echoes kanagaroo meat sentiment in light of failed 'B' sample drug test
(bloodyelbow.com)
Last month, it was revealed that Frank Mir tested positive for oral turiabol metabolites - an anabolic steroid - for his in-competition drug test relating to UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Hunt. Mir, who lost via first round KO to 'Super Samoan', hinted that tainted kangaroo meat in Australia was perhaps responsible for his failed drug test, and the two-time heavyweight champion is using the same argument to defend his 'B' sample, which also flagged for performance-enhancing drugs. Mir cited NFL lineman Duane Brown on his Phone Booth Fighting podcast (per MMA Fighting), whose positive drug test for clenbuterol stemmed from tainted beef he ate in Mexico.
Submitted May 13, 2016 6:09PM by GDPofMPG - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, General MMA
 
UFC 201 Update: Bahadurzada-‘Hannibal,’ Brown-Arzamendia Booked for July 30
(sherdog.com)
The fight card for UFC 201 began to take shape on Friday, as Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced a pair of bouts for the July event. Afghan knockout artist Siyar Bahadurzada will square off against Brazilian Claudio “Hannibal” Silva in a welterweight matchup, while Australian lightweight Damien Brown will make his sophomore Octagon appearance against Paraguay’s Cesar Arzamendia. UFC 201 takes place July 30 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, marking the company’s first trip to Georgia’s capital since UFC 145 in April 2012. Though not officially announced, a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Tyron Woodley has been tabbed as the pay-per-view’s main event.
Submitted May 13, 2016 3:49PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Diego Ferreira flagged for 'potential' USADA violation, pulled from Abel Trujillo fight
(mmafighting.com)
UFC lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira is the latest fighter to find themselves in hot water with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The UFC announced Friday that Ferreira was flagged for a "potential Anti-Doping Policy violation" in a recent out-of-competition drug test with USADA. As a result, Ferreira has been removed from his preliminary card fight against Abel Trujillo on May 29 at UFC Fight Night 88. The UFC is currently looked for a replacement opponent to fight Trujillo.
Submitted May 13, 2016 3:40PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gray Maynard makes featherweight debut against Fernando Bruno
(mmafighting.com)
Veteran Gray Maynard is betting a change in weight class will bring a change of momentum. Maynard, who turned 37 this week, will make his featherweight debut against Fernando Bruno on July 8 at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal initially reported the bout Thursday.
Submitted May 12, 2016 9:25PM by JLS1980 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Brandao admits to having gun outside strip club in interrogation video
(mmafighting.com)
Diego Brandao admitted to having a gun, but said what he did was in self-defense. The former UFC fighter's interrogation video with Albuquerque Police Department officers was obtained and released by TMZ on Thursday. Brandao was arrested last month on four felony counts, including assault with great bodily harm and assault with a deadly weapon.
Submitted May 12, 2016 7:57PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva Hit by a Car, May Require Surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
Wanderlei Silva was hit by a car on Wednesday and may require surgery. The news was posted to Silva’s Facebook page on Wednesday, stating that he was riding his bike home after a workout, when he was hit by a car.
Submitted May 12, 2016 7:54PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
UFC targeting Bisping vs. Whittaker for November
(bloodyelbow.com)
Sources close to the situation have revealed that the UFC are hoping to have Michael Bisping take on Robert Whittaker later this year. However, the source also stated that not both fighters were on board with these plans.
Submitted May 12, 2016 1:42PM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cole Miller replaces injured Dennis Siver against B.J. Penn at UFC 199 in Inglewood
(mmajunkie.com)
It didn’t take long for UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn to get a new opponent for next month’s UFC 199. With featherweight Dennis Siver (22-11 MMA, 11-8 UFC) forced out with an undisclosed injury, Cole Miller (21-9 MMA, 10-7) will step in to fight Penn (16-10-2 MMA, 12-9-2 UFC) on just a few weeks’ notice. The announcement was made tonight on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.”
Submitted May 11, 2016 10:09PM by JLS1980 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'TUF 24' gets other flyweight champs with coaches Benavidez, Cejudo; winner fights champ Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
A month ago, the UFC scrapped a planned set of tryouts for Season 24 of “The Ultimate Fighter” that would have featured flyweights. But rest assured, the 125-pound division isn’t going anywhere. “TUF 24” still will feature flyweights – and the winner will face champion Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1 MMA, 12-1-1 UFC) at the conclusion of the season. But instead of doing tryouts to find 125-pounders for the show, the UFC will hand-pick flyweight champions from other promotions around the world, the promotion today announced on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.”
Submitted May 11, 2016 10:07PM by JLS1980 - 14 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Frank Mirs B test came back positive
(phoneboothfighting.com)
Its at around 35mins when they talk about his test. In this interview from his own mouth Mir says he had the b sample tested but it came back the same as far as trace metabolites..... He goes on to say he believes tainted meat is the cause.....haha Not like Frank was on trt in his eary 30's or anything.......oh wait lol. As an athelete you are responsible for what goes in your body. So looks like Frank will retire (bummer i love watching him being seperated from consciousness)as he said before if the test came back positive thats what he'd do. Imo it was gods will......you don't speak ill of the last emporor lol
Submitted May 11, 2016 5:49PM by FKA - 29 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Andreas Ståhl Signs with Cage Warriors, Fights in June
(mmaviking.com)
Swede Andreas Ståhl will have his next bout with Cage Warriors. Today, the promotion announced that ‘Real Steel’ will be facing Lewis Long out of Wales on June 4th at CWFC 76. The welterweight from Renyi Fight Camp is a two time UFC veteran with a 9 win and 2 loss record.
Submitted May 11, 2016 1:37PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Alves-Barberena moves to UFC 198 main card, Trinaldo-Medeiros to FS1 prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
A couple bouts are moving up the lineup at Saturday’s UFC 198 event in Brazil. With Anderson Silva (33-7 MMA, 16-3 UFC) forced off the card and then undergoing successful gallbladder surgery, his opponent, middleweight Uriah Hall (12-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC, was today pulled from the card. Now, two fights are getting a bigger spotlight, according to UFC.com’s Thomas Gerbasi.
Submitted May 11, 2016 1:25PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Uriah Hall off UFC 198 fight card
(mmafighting.com)
One-time opponent of Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight Uriah Hall, is off Saturday's UFC 198 fight card, MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz has learned. Combate was the first to report the news. The UFC attempted to find a replacement fight for Hall once it was determined Silva was too ill to compete and required gall bladder surgery. However, the two sides could not come to a mutually-agreed upon arrangement.
Submitted May 11, 2016 1:14PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marlon Moraes and Josh Hill rematch in WSOF 32 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Hill managed to win one round the first time he and Marlon Moraes battled in the WSOF cage. Given Moraes’ dominance of the bantamweight division, that’s enough to earn Hill another crack at the champ. A WSOF press release today announced the bout. Moraes (16-4-1) and Hill (14-1) will meet in the new main event of WSOF 32. The event takes place July 30 at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash., north of Seattle. The main card will air on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted May 11, 2016 7:05AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dennis Siver injured, out of UFC 199 fight opposite B.J. Penn
(mmafighting.com)
UFC featherweight veteran Dennis Siver has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against B.J. Penn at UFC 199 after suffering an undisclosed injury. MMA Fighting confirmed the news Tuesday following an initial report by BJPenn.com. Siver was slated to welcome Penn back into the Octagon following a two-year retirement for the Hawaiian at UFC 199, which takes place on June 4 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. There is no word yet on whether Penn will remain on the card.
Submitted May 11, 2016 12:26AM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw rematch set for UFC 200
(mmafighting.com)
UFC 200 just officially got even deeper. The contracts have been signed and a bantamweight rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao has been made official for the July 9 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.
Submitted May 10, 2016 11:23PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva out of UFC 198, may require gall bladder surgery
(sports.yahoo.com)
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was forced Tuesday to pull out of his homecoming fight in Curitiba, Brazil, with Uriah Hall because of abdominal pain that may require gall bladder surgery, UFC president Dana White confirmed to Yahoo Sports. Jeff Davidson, the UFC's medical consultant, told Yahoo Sports that Silva, 41, will be examined in Brazil for potential gall bladder surgery. "Anderson developed abdominal discomfort [Monday and] further evaluation today is consistent with acute cholecystitis," Davidson said Tuesday. "He will be seen by a surgeon today for possible surgery." Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gall bladder and is a primary reason patients have their gall bladders removed. Silva's removal from the show puts a major dent into the UFC 198 card, which will be held in his hometown. White said he is trying to find an opponent for Hall to keep him on the card.
Submitted May 10, 2016 9:19PM by Shawn91111 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC owners reportedly in heavy discussions to sell promotion
(mmafighting.com)
One of the biggest stories in the history of mixed martial arts seems to be taking shape. The Fertitta brothers are in heavy discussions about selling the UFC and four bidders have emerged, according to a report from ESPN business insider Darren Rovell. The winning bid, Rovell reported, is supposed to be somewhere between $3.5 and $4 billion. Four companies have put in bids for the UFC, including WME/IMG, China Media Capital, The Blackstone Group and Dalian Wanda Group, according to the report. The Dalian Wanda Group out of China is the front-runner and a sale could be announced as soon as July, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Nothing is finalized, though, and the situation is very fluid. "As a private company, we don't discuss speculation or rumors related to our business," UFC vice president of public relations Dave Sholler told ESPN.
Submitted May 10, 2016 9:14PM by Five-Alive - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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