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Mike Perry explains why he sniffed Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins
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Ceremonial weigh-ins with Mike Perry are never dull, and that held true on Friday. At the ceremonial UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins in Winnipeg, Perry pulled an unusual move on welterweight opponent Santiago Ponzinibbio, sniffing the Argentinian up and down during the pair’s faceoff. So what exactly was Perry sniffing around for?
Submitted Dec 16, 2017 4:13AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Michael Bisping scuffles outside courthouse, ordered to pay ex-manager over $400K for unpaid commissions
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Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t just losing fights these days, he stands to lose more than $400,000 after a Manchester judged ordered “The Count” to pay ex-manager and Wolfslair MMA Academy founder Anthony McGann for unpaid commissions.
Submitted Dec 16, 2017 4:12AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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MMA veteran Marlon Sandro allegedly attacked, choked out fiancee
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Brazilian MMA fighter Marlon Sandro has been accused of domestic violence. The 37-fight veteran, a former Sengoku featherweight champion who also competed under the Bellator banner, allegedly injured his fiancee Tayssa Wuensche on Thursday morning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 1:16PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Diego Sanchez talks fulfilling dreams of superfan Isaac Marquez, a fighter with Down syndrome
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Isaac Marquez came into the JacksonWink MMA gym earlier this year, walked two inches from the mat there and that’s when he met Diego Sanchez.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 7:02PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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UFC's Joseph Benavidez on initial pain, isolation, helplessness of injury recovery
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Scrolling through Joseph Benavidez’s Instagram account, you’ll see a few things: pictures of him with wife Megan Olivi, snapshots of movies, and cute selfies with their dog, Benny. What you won’t see are too many pictures of his recovering knee. That doesn’t mean that the two-time UFC flyweight title challenger isn’t going to the UFC Performance Institute every day. Or that he isn’t training. Or that he isn’t powering through every rough stage of rehabilitation after surgically repairing a torn ACL. In the more than six months that have passed since Benavidez announced that an injury had forced him out of a scheduled bout with Ben Nguyen, he’s done all those things. We just haven’t since much of it.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:21PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Frankie Edgar aiming to return in March or April to fight Max Holloway
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Frankie Edgar is recovering from an orbital injury that knocked him out of a featherweight title opportunity vs. champion Max Holloway, and he’s optimistic that they can make that fight happen soon.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:16PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Dustin Poirier wants to give Eddie Alvarez a couple of nicely wrapped 'Christmas presents'
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Dustin Poirier really wants a rematch with Eddie Alvarez. There’s just no two ways about it. Poirier appealed the result of their first bout but to no avail. Ever since, he’s continued to lobby for a rematch, which he did yet again with a clever tweet Tuesday night in the spirit of the holiday season.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:13PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Gokhan Saki hopes to return in March after suffering meniscus tear
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Kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki hopes to return to the Octagon in March or April following his recovery from a bucket handle meniscus tear.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:05PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Ex-UFC star Keith Jardine finding successful second act in Hollywood
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In the fall of 2007, two days after Keith Jardine celebrated his most famous victory by defeating UFC legend Chuck Liddell, he was back home in New Mexico. The adrenaline of the win had long since worn off, leaving Jardine feeling as though he’d suffered through a car crash. After visiting his doctor to address some of the injuries he’d sustained throughout his training camp and in the fight, he was relaxing in a cafe in Bernalillo with his fiancée Jodie Esquibel when he noticed two people slowly approaching them. He assumed the duo to be shy fans, but instead, they introduced themselves as Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, co-directors of a movie that was in pre-production in the area. After a few minutes of speaking, and out of the blue, the duo asked him if he was interested in reading for a part in their movie, Gamer, which starred Gerard Butler and was eventually released in 2009. For Jardine, it was a strange but welcome bit of serendipity. He’d grown up a huge movie fan and had contemplated acting; now an opportunity was presenting itself to him. Jardine won a part, and in the decade since, has earned over 30 credits in film and television. The last year has been a particularly productive one in Jardine’s second act. During the course of 2017, he has appeared in nine releases, including a recurring role on the long-running Showtime series Shameless and more recently, a regular role on the new, critically acclaimed Netflix western Godless. There are long odds on building a successful career in professional sports. Jardine beat them; to do the same in another wildly challenging venue is his next trick, and one he is fully embracing.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:04PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Robert Whittaker, Luke Rockhold discuss Georges St-Pierre's departure before UFC 221 title fight
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Georges St-Pierre is out of the UFC middleweight title picture, and UFC 221’s headliners are ready to move on without him.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 2:37AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Daniel Cormier says Cain Velasquez is back to training, readying for ‘a long, sustained run’
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It’s been a long time since the heavyweight division has seen Cain Velasquez. The former two-time UFC heavyweight champion has missed all of 2017 after being forced to pull out of his Dec. 2016 fight against Fabricio Werdum due to a lingering injury in his back, which ultimately required surgery. But the light at the end of the tunnel may soon be approaching for Velasquez.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 6:40PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Dana White interested in re-signing Cub Swanson: ‘I want him to be happy’
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Cub Swanson’s first loss in over two years couldn’t have come at a worse time. The 34-year-old featherweight veteran entered Saturday’s UFC Fresno main event with a four-fight winning streak and the knowledge that this would be the last fight of his current contract. Unfortunately for “Killer Cub,” his successful run came to a halt when opponent Brian Ortega submitted him with a guillotine choke in the second round.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:47AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Among the gems the UFC produced in Fresno, Brian Ortega carries a special kind of gleam
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These days an effective Fight Night in the UFC is one that brings to public consciousness shiny new intriguelings that have thus far gone unheralded. On Saturday night in Fresno there were at least three on display — Marlon Moraes, the former WSOF bantamweight champion who is still shaking off the association; Jason Knight, a man most promisingly dubbed a southern Diaz brother; and Brian Ortega, an undefeated prospect who looks exactly like Hollywood’s exaggerated idea of a fighter on the rise.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Tony Ferguson undergoes elbow surgery
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There’s a lineup of worthy contenders at 155 pounds awaiting Tony Ferguson, but it could be a while before he gets a chance to deal with them. On Thursday, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that the 33-year-old UFC interim lightweight champion underwent surgery on his elbow and he will be out of action for an indeterminate amount of time. The news was first announced by Ferguson’s wife Cristina, who posted a picture of the fighter in a cast.
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 7:58PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Georges St-Pierre doesn’t think he’ll defend UFC middleweight title
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From the moment Georges St-Pierre announced that he would be returning to competition at 185 pounds, there were questions about how long he would stay there. “GSP” recently came back from a four-year hiatus and defeated Michael Bisping at UFC 217 to capture the middleweight championship, and he repeatedly stated that his contract dictate that he defend the title against interim champion Robert Whittaker. However, on Wednesday, St-Pierre told TSN that he is having serious doubts about returning to his new division.
Submitted Dec 6, 2017 3:01PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
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After failed drug test, Anderson Silva interested in Roy Jones Jr. boxing match again
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Long before Conor McGregor ever boxed Floyd Mayweather, Anderson Silva ignited public imagination with talks of a superfight with all-time pugilistic great, Roy Jones Jr. Now, with a second failed USADA drug test hanging over “The Spider,” both he and Jones Jr. appear to be trying to get back the one that got away.
Submitted Dec 4, 2017 6:49PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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Donald Cerrone says he's moving back to lightweight, reducing fight frequency
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For the better part of six years, Donald Cerrone was a world-class lightweight. He was a perennial contender in the WEC, and he remained one of the best in the world at the weight class up until he challenged for the UFC title in 2015. Cerrone came up short in that fight and afterwards, with limited prospects for another title shot anytime soon, he made the move up a weight division where he immediately was very successful, rattling off four wins and finding himself on the cusp of a title eliminator bout. Recently though, things have taken a bad turn for Cerrone who has lost his last three fights in a row, and with his career once again at crossroads, it appears “Cowboy” intends to ride back down a familiar path: the UFC lightweight division.
Submitted Dec 1, 2017 3:40PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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Shane Carwin announces retirement
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We have tried to get fights it seems like there are no interesting fights and I am not getting younger. Let me just lay my gloves down right here on r/MMA. Thank you to each and every one of you. It is odd to be healthy and unable to compete yet able to compete when so unhealthy. I guess we end with never knowing what could have been.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 10:40PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
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Conor McGregor in ‘very serious danger’ as mob bosses demand ransom for barroom brawl
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor is one of the most popular and recognizable athletes in the world, thanks to his exploits in both mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing. The Kinahan cartel doesn’t give a shit. According to veteran crime reporter Paul Williams, the “Notorious” troublemaker has been targeted by the mob — to the tune of a €900,000 ransom — for his role in a barroom brawl over the weekend in Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 4:02PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Dana White addresses recent Conor McGregor outside-the-cage issues
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Conor McGregor has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Earlier this month, he jumped into the Bellator cage in Dublin to celebrate with a teammate, leading to a heated physical confrontation with referee Marc Goddard and McGregor slapping a Bellator employee. And just this week, McGregor was the subject of rumors about an altercation in a Dublin bar involving Irish mobsters. UFC president Dana White broke his silence Tuesday at a media lunch about McGregor’s antics.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 8:29PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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