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After scoring deal he couldn’t refuse, Nick Diaz wonders why he accepted fights against ‘mediocre level opponents’
(mmafighting.com)
When Nick Diaz retired in March 2013 fresh from dropping a lopsided unanimous decision to then-UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he told reporters that the only fights to could coax him back into the cage would be a rematch against the Canadian or a superfight against Anderson Silva. At the time, Diaz's requests were largely scoffed at. This was a guy who'd lost two straight outings; he wasn't exactly in the position to barter for another big opportunity...
Submitted Nov 23, 2014 3:02PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
ESPN hires ex-UFC fighter/FOX Sports broadcaster Chael Sonnen
(mmajunkie.com)
Chael Sonnen has found a new home for his broadcasting and analyst work. The retired UFC fighter and former title challenger, who was fired from his job with FOX Sports earlier this year, has signed on with ESPN as an MMA analyst. ESPN officials today announced the signing following an initial report from the AP...
Submitted Nov 11, 2014 10:14PM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
UFC vet Wanderlei Silva joins Bellator 131 pre-fight activities
(mmajunkie.com)
The rift between Wanderlei Silva and the UFC is perhaps no more evident than now. As UFC 180 and Bellator 131 go head-to-head on Saturday, Silva today was announced as a special guest at this week’s Bellator fan and media events...
Submitted Nov 10, 2014 6:45PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Joe Lauzon: Injuries Suck
(joelauzon.com)
I have been training for close to 15 years… and I have dealt with a LOT of injuries. I think as your knowledge of the sport grows as a coach and competitor, so does your knowledge grow of dealing with and training around injuries. At this point in my life, its not IS something going to hurt today but WHAT is going to hurt the most and how am I going to train around it.
Submitted Oct 24, 2014 5:44PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Mayhem being Mayhem again. Wanted for Stalking.
(mmamania.com)
Looks Like Millers in serious hot water this time
Submitted Oct 9, 2014 4:22PM by machodog76 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
 
Vice Documentary on Rin Nakai - 'Road to the Future: Strength & Beauty'
This was made leading up to her fight with Tate, didn't see it anywhere so thought I'd post it. Very intriguing, gives good insight into her preparation for the fight as well who she is as an individual.
Submitted Sep 21, 2014 4:35PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Though he loves boxing, veteran commentator Mauro Ranallo won't leave MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Mauro Ranallo’s first big job in MMA was calling the fights for the now-defunct PRIDE promotion. He went on to became a defining voice of the sport, working for another series of high-profile promotions including EliteXC and Strikeforce, which also eventually folded in the fight to compete with the UFC.
Submitted Sep 19, 2014 1:02AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Thiago Silva free, all charges against him dropped.
(mmafighting.com)

Thiago Silva, the former UFC light heavyweight contender who was arrested in early-February and subsequently cut from the UFC, is once again a free man. A Florida judge dropped all charges levied against Silva stemming from an alleged altercation with Silva's estranged wife, Thaysa Kamiji, and her partner, Pablo Popovitch, outside of Popovitch's mixed martial arts school in Fort Lauderdale, MMAFighting.com confirmed on Thursday following an initial report by TMZ.
Submitted Sep 4, 2014 4:58PM by FlashyG - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Overeem Hopeful for Lesnar Rematch
(mmamania.com)
Overeem is shooting for a rematch with Lesnar
Submitted Aug 2, 2014 11:57PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
UFC vet Chael Sonnen suspended two years for failed drug tests
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a two-year suspension and other punishments to now-retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a pair of failed UFC 175 drug tests.
Submitted Jul 23, 2014 4:22PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sonnen fails second drug test due to HGH and EPO
(mmafighting.com)
Chael Sonnen tested positive for four banned substances earlier this month in a second random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com.
Submitted Jun 28, 2014 10:01PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Hallman: Rousey is like ‘a 14-year-old boy trapped in a woman’s body’
(bjpenn.com)
Ronda Rousey is no stranger to the news, and while most news is related to her training, appearances, or talent in general, one too many stories involve anecdotes from coaches or fellow fighters detailing her strange out-of-the-ring behavior. Former UFC fighter Dennis Hallman gave an interview for MMA Crypt and spoke about Ronda and her time on The Ultimate Fighter.
Submitted Jun 25, 2014 6:01PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Chael Sonnen vs Andre Galvao Main Event at Metamoris 4
(https:)
@FrontRowBrian To follow up on the Chael Sonnen vs Andre Galvao #Metamoris4 rumor I posted last night. That is now confirmed. Will be main event. Aug 9 LA
Submitted Jun 19, 2014 8:10AM by mentalcase - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
Wanderlei Silva admits to taking diuretics; punishment for refused drug test to be discussed at later date
(mmafighting.com)
Speaking through his lawyer, Wanderlei Silva stated at Tuesday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting that the reason he refused to undergo a random NAC sanctioned drug test on May 24 is because he was concerned that the test would show the presence of diuretics in his system, which he claims to have begun taking along with anti-inflammatories prescribed by a UFC doctor in order to help him recover from a fractured right wrist he suffered in February while coaching The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.
Submitted Jun 17, 2014 8:53PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Chael Sonnen announces retirement from MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC middleweight / light heavyweight star, Chael Sonnen announces retirement via UFC Tonight.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 8:31PM by prophecy033 - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Vitor Belfort releases test results showing spike, plummet following NSAC fail
(mmajunkie.com)
A sequence of lab results that UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort released today reveal the fighter’s spike in testosterone at the time of a random drug test and a subsequent fall in hormone levels as he underwent additional tests, most of which were performed under his direction.
Submitted Jun 6, 2014 5:05PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Dana White: UFC will christen $375 million Las Vegas Arena, will likely add Sin City dates
(mmajunkie.com)
While boxing’s Golden Boy Promotions will likely make a strong bid for the honor, UFC President Dana White insists the UFC will host the first sporting event inside the $375 million Las Vegas Arena, which is set to open in 2016.
Submitted May 2, 2014 1:49AM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Karo Parisyan talks comeback, hints at friction between Ronda Rousey and old gym
(mmajunkie.com)
Karo Parisyan started fighting professionally when he was 14. Four months away from his 32nd birthday, he’s still waging a comeback.
Submitted Apr 28, 2014 8:58PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White co-signs Ronda Rousey, says Cyborg Justino once looked like 'Wanderlei Silva in a dress and heels'
(mmafighting.com)
There are a number of topics unrelated to any particular UFC event that still manage to crawl into and embed themselves as the key signpost of conversation. At the post-media day scrum with UFC President Dana White on Thursday, the seemingly perennial issue of Ronda Rousey fueding through the media with former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cyborg Justino filled just that role.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 5:32PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
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