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USADA suspends UFC newcomer Carlos Felipe two years for testing positive for steroid
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Carlos Felipe will have to wait to make his UFC debut. A significant amount of time. The Brazilian heavyweight was suspended two years by USADA, the UFC's anti-doping partner, for testing positive for the steroid stanozolol, the agency announced Friday. Felipe, 22, failed a drug test, stemming from a July 29 out-of-competition sample collection, for the metabolites 16ß-hydroxy-stanozolol and 3’-hydroxy-stanozolol.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 3:46PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Tony Ferguson just earned his jiu-jitsu black belt in the most legendary way possible
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, once told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that he would rather have his black belt from famed submission specialist Eddie Bravo than a “tarnished” strap from the world’s largest combat sports promotion. Fast-forward one year and now he has both.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 12:03AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC on FOX 26 fight against Jared Cannonier
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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the latest UFC fighter to potentially fall by the sword of USADA. Nogueira, a 17-year veteran commonly known by his nickname “Lil Nog,” has been pulled from his scheduled Dec. 16 fight against Jared Cannonier at UFC on FOX 26 after being flagged for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test administered on Sept. 27. With Nogueira out, promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent to keep Cannonier on the card. The UFC announced the news Thursday.
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 5:36PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Why Justin Gaethje is publicly declaring short-notice fights are a no-no
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A lot of big UFC opportunities have been earned through short-notice fights. And more than a few dreams have been dashed. Lightweight standout Justin Gaethje doesn’t want to wind up in the latter situation. As frenzied as he is in the octagon, he attributes his success to long training camps. He wants it to stay that way as his UFC career develops. Should he find himself winning the lightweight-title sweepstakes, he’d like to think he could say no. But just to provide a little extra incentive, he recently declared it to reporters.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 12:53PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Patrick Cummins declares he’s out of UFC 217 with ‘mutant staph infection'
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Corey Anderson needs a new opponent for UFC 217. Patrick Cummins announced on his social media Tuesday that he was forced out of a light heavyweight clash with Anderson on the Nov. 4 card at Madison Square Garden due to a staph infection on his right foot.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 12:46PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Khabib Nurmagomedov calls for McGregor vs. Diaz 3, wants Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 219
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Khabib Nurmagomedov is determined to make sure 2017 isn’t a lost year. Finally healthy and back to training, the undefeated Dagestani lightweight appeared Monday on The MMA Hour and revealed that there is an “80 percent” chance he makes his long-awaited return on Dec. 30 at UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nev. And despite the UFC lightweight title picture currently being muddled by two belts, Nurmagomedov has his sights set squarely on Tony Ferguson — the UFC’s new interim lightweight champion — rather than the UFC’s reigning 155-pound king, Conor McGregor.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 7:54PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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UFC champ Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre meet on the ice
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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
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UFC contender Julianna Pena announces pregnancy, putting career on hold
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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
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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
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Tony Ferguson responds to Conor McGregor with perfect(ly odd) 'Grand Theft Auto' video
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Champ Tyron Woodley responds to Rafael dos Anjos' interim title plea for Robbie Lawler fight
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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
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Dana White responds to Mark Hunt’s angry Instagram post, pulling him from UFC Sydney
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Mark Hunt is furious at the UFC and president Dana White for pulling him out of the main event of UFC Sydney next month. “The Super Samoan” posted an expletive-filled caption Wednesday on Instagram blasting White, who he referred to as a “bald headed prick.” TMZ caught up with White on Thursday and asked him on video about Hunt’s rant.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:24PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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