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UFC Faces New Set of Battles
The women's bantamweight title bout continued the fast-paced Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to form after an injury-riddled 2014 that saw bad news on the revenue and credit rating fronts. Now, the once high-flying UFC is trying hard to put last year behind it. "It put in a level of volatility to our business that we've never seen. To be honest with you, it was kind of an outlier year. We've had injuries we've had to deal with, but nothing to that magnitude," UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told CNBC...
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 11:05PM by NE-1 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Rogan: High Possibility Fedor Was Using Steroids
Now that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva has been popped for steroids, no mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter is beyond reproach when it comes to speculating who is (or was) on the juice.
Submitted Feb 25, 2015 10:37AM by FastKnockout - 37 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Josh Neer under investigation by Iowa Athletic Comission
After posting a shocking video, UFC and Bellator veteran Josh Neer is being investigated by the Iowa Athletic Commission over the incident at his gym.
Submitted Feb 25, 2015 10:33AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
CSAC's Foster: PED problem in MMA is exaggerated
It's easy to look at MMA's endless stream of positive drug tests and assume that everyone in the sport is competing dirty -- though CSAC executive director Andy Foster believes that's not the case.
Submitted Feb 24, 2015 11:56AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Watch: Ronda Rousey rolls with BJ Penn
We've seen Ronda against Uriah Hall, Nick, Diaz, and Gilbert Melendez, now here she is rolling against BJ Penn.
Submitted Feb 17, 2015 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Schaub: Given penalties, PED use makes sense
Schaub compellingly made the case that given the current penalties for PED use, it makes sense to use them. "Listen, I would love to hear an argument for why I shouldn't do steroids," he said. "Give me one. Let's say I take steroids and test positive. Say I'm a young kid [getting to the UFC] and I ask my dad, 'Dad, why shouldn't I take steroids?' Can I say, 'Well, you'll never be world champ.' That's not true. Anderson Silva's world champ. 'Well, you'll never fight for a title.' That's not true.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:07PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Bellator 133 purses: 32k-1k
The salaries reflect an unfortunate reality in the sport. Bellator is the second largest promotion in North American, and had ten fighters on the card making 1/1. The main event fighter, former league middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko got $20,000 to win. In MMA, it gets worse from there, as you move into smaller promotions. The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by state law to submit to the California athletic commission, including the winners' bonuses. The figures do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:01PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Silva, Diaz, Lombard, Evans-Smith slated for Feb. 17 Nevada commission meeting
The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s Feb. 17 meeting will have no shortage of fighters who recently failed drug tests.
Submitted Feb 11, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Jon Fitch fails pre-WSOF 16 drug test, faces fines and suspension
Yet another high-profile fighter has failed a drug test, adding to this year’s rapidly expanding list of offenders. The California State Athletic Commission today said onetime UFC and WSOF welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (26-7-1) was flagged for an “adverse result” following a pre-fight drug test in connection with this past December’s WSOF 16, which aired on NBCSN.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 6:33PM by GDPofMPG - 17 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
New England MMA Spotlight: Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell
Hey guys, I've taken up with Fightbooth.com as a regional writer, covering New England. Check out a small feature I did on top local Flyweight, Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell, who will hopefully be making his UFC debut in the next few months.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 1:48PM by Svartorm - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
2014 World MMA Awards winners: Lawler, Rousey, Gastelum, McGregor, UFC, MMAjunkie
The 2014 World MMA Awards winners were unveiled during a Friday ceremony, and newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler was the big winner after taking home the Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year award.
Submitted Jan 31, 2015 10:59AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Former WEC Champ Brian Bowles arrested for possession of Methamphetamine
Former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight champion Brian Bowles was arrested on Jan. 14 in Arcade, Ga., on several drug-related charges.
Submitted Jan 27, 2015 4:43PM by RacingHartPurple - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
MMA, boxing could become illegal in Tennessee
The Tennessee Athletic Commission will be disbanded by July 1 if new legislation is not passed by next month, rendering MMA, boxing and kickboxing illegal in the state.
Submitted Jan 26, 2015 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Ex-boxing judge CJ Ross interested in scoring MMA
Former Nevada-licensed boxing judge CJ Ross, who turned in two highly controversial scorecards in recent years, may soon be judging MMA contests.
Submitted Jan 24, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Wanderlei Silva files lawsuit against NSAC
Self-described retired UFC light heavyweight and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva has sued the Nevada State Athletic Commission, claiming that they overstepped their boundaries by handing him a lifetime ban from competing in the state.
Submitted Jan 20, 2015 2:34PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Kron Gracie hungry to fight MMA again
a 65-second submission victory in his first MMA fight, Kron Gracie wants more.
Submitted Jan 15, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
NSAC considers forming a committee to address out-of-competition testing
Although Jon Jones’ name was never mentioned, the situation brought to light by the UFC light heavyweight champ’s drug test failure was addressed today at a meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jan 13, 2015 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
'Diablita' retired from combat sports but suffering cognitive symptoms
In a recent profile on AXS.com by Eric Holden titled "Michele Gutierrez feeling long-term effects of MMA fighting" the fighter talks about health issues she is having that could be traced to head trauma from combat sports. The only figure from MMA with a publicly confirmed diagnosis for CTE is Gary Goodridge, and he explicitly attributes it to the damage he took in kickboxing.
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Numerous sources confirm Fedor Emelianenko still not interested in return to MMA
Multiple sources confirmed to BloodyElbow.com that Fedor Emelianekno is still not interested in a comeback.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:36AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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