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B.J. Penn issued restraining order; mother of children alleges years of physical, sexual abuse
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B.J. Penn is set to return at UFC 237 with an active restraining order against him. Penn’s estranged partner, Shealen Uaiwa, first obtained a temporary restraining order and petition for an order of protection this past October in Hawaii Family Court, alleging the UFC Hall of Famer abused her over the course of their 10-year relationship. The order was extended after a hearing in February; it expires Oct. 8, 2021.
Submitted Apr 10, 2019 11:36PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fan that Conor McGregor allegedly stole phone from tells his side of what happened
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On Monday, Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami, Fla. on charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief. Per the arrest affidavit, McGregor and the alleged victim, Ahmed Abdirzak of England, were both exiting the Fountainebleu Hotel (home of the world-famous nightclub, Liv) at around 5:20 a.m. Monday when Abdirzak attempted to take a photo of McGregor with his phone. McGregor allegedly slapped the phone out of Abdirzak’s hand to the floor, then stomped on it several times, before picking the phone up and walking off with it, and according to Abdirzak, that’s exactly what happened.
Submitted Mar 14, 2019 12:04AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor arrested for allegedly smashing, stealing cell phone outside Miami hotel
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Conor McGregor has been arrested in Florida. The former UFC two-division champion is being charged on two counts for allegedly smashing a fan’s phone early Monday outside a famous Miami Beach hotel, the Miami Beach Police Department confirmed with MMA Fighting.
Submitted Mar 11, 2019 9:08PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ronda Rousey says wrestling is ‘scripted’: ‘None of those bitches can f*cking touch me’
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Anyone who has seen Furious 7 will tell you that Ronda Rousey is not the world’s greatest thespian. But either she’s getting better at acting, or she’s getting tired of her career in professional wrestling. Recently, the WWE has been building toward a triple threat match for the Raw women’s title between Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, likely as the main event of WrestleMania on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The match would be the first-ever women’s main event at a WrestleMania should this happen, but yesterday, Rousey broke the cardinal rule of professional wrestling, releasing a video on her personal Vlog where she angrily said that wrestling is scripted and she wasn’t playing by those rules anymore because at the end of the day, she could legitimately beat up every woman in the company.
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 11:58AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Mackenzie Dern announces pregnancy, puts fighting career on hold
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Mackenzie Dern won’t be fighting any time soon in the UFC, and it’s for a good reason. The undefeated strawweight, who last competed in the UFC in May 2018, announced on Friday that she’s expecting a baby with her boyfriend Wesley Santos, a professional surfer from Brazil.
Submitted Mar 3, 2019 3:00PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes served restraining orders from wife, brother
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UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, according to a report citing court documents, has been served multiple restraining orders from his wife and twin brother for alleged abuse and threats. TMZ.com, citing court documents it had obtained, today reported Hughes’ wife Audra this past December filed for a restraining order against the retired fighter after he allegedly hit her in front of two of their children and her step-father. According to the report, documents show Hughes allegedly hit her after she accused him of texting other women.
Submitted Feb 26, 2019 7:40PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Why Ben Askren absolutely cannot afford to lose his UFC debut
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You look at the matchup between Ben Askren and Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 and right away it jumps out as the kind of fight that everybody knows what each guy’s thing is, and it’s just a question of finding out which one of them will get to do it. For Askren, that thing includes takedowns, top control, the kind of striking any bullying big brother would respect, maybe even a submission if the situation cries out for one.
Submitted Feb 26, 2019 7:37PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former UFC champ Georges St-Pierre to announce retirement at Thursday news conference
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Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre appears to be calling it quits for good. After returning in November 2017 to capture the middleweight title following a three-year layoff, St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) is set to make retirement official after failing to secure a fight with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Submitted Feb 21, 2019 12:46AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dennis Bermudez announces retirement after win at UFC Brooklyn
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Dennis Bermudez is going out on a win. The UFC veteran called it a career on Saturday night after winning a unanimous decision in a lightweight preliminary bout against Te Edwards at UFC Brooklyn.
Submitted Jan 19, 2019 8:42PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The science of ‘Bones’: An in-depth look at Jon Jones’ drug-test findings, why he’ll be able to fight at UFC 232
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Out of all the talk of picograms, long-term metabolites and adverse findings, there was one pivotal thing that determined whether or not Jon Jones would fight this weekend. California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) executive officer Andy Foster told MMA Fighting that, after reviewing multiple statements from scientists and experts, there was something that stood out above all the rest, swaying his choice to allow Jones to fight Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 232 on Saturday in Inglewood, Calif.
Submitted Dec 29, 2018 3:15PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor granted continuance in Nevada Athletic Commission case
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Conor McGregor will not be in Las Vegas next week as expected. The UFC star’s legal team asked for and was granted a continuance in his Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) case in relation to the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, sources told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Therefore, McGregor will not be at the NAC meeting for a disciplinary hearing Monday, nor will his potential sanction be discussed.
Submitted Dec 4, 2018 11:29PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor was offered $5M to fight Chinese kickboxer
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With the combat sports rumor mill buzzing about Floyd Mayweather’s on-again-off-again kickboxing exhibition bout with Japanese star Tenshin Nasukawa, it’s only natural that his rivals might be feeling left out. That may explain why John Kavanagh dropped a rumor of his own in a recent interview about his student and good friend Conor McGregor, who just so happened to be the other half of Mayweather’s August 2017 crossover boxing bout that did blockbuster numbers. The former UFC two-division champion has already weighed in on Mayweather’s potential Rizin Fighting Federation meeting with Nasukawa, and now his coach is saying that “The Notorious” is no stranger to receiving wild offers himself.
Submitted Nov 22, 2018 3:00PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series Headed to New Disney Streaming Service
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Former Strikeforce and Elite XC contender Gina Carano is traveling to a galaxy far, far away. On Wednesday it was revealed that Carano has landed a part in ‘The Mandalorian’, a new ‘Star Wars’ spinoff series being developed by writer and director Jon Favreau.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:29AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor? 'Cowboy' says he's 'just waiting on him'
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Is a fight between Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor in the works? “Cowboy” just hinted that it might very well be.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:23AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ex-UFC fighter Cody McKenzie receives four-year NAC suspension for fake urine sample
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Cody McKenzie was given a stiff punishment for trying to beat the system. At a meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, the former UFC fighter received a four-year suspension after it was ruled that he attempted to cheat a drug test ahead of a bout scheduled for Sept. 14.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:16AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Miesha Tate says move to ONE partly because she doesn’t ‘identify’ with the ‘sh*t show’ western promotion has become
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Miesha Tate is beginning a brand new journey. A retired women’s MMA legend and former UFC bantamweight champion, Tate agreed to a deal last week that will see her join ONE Championship in an executive role as vice president. Tate is expected to serve as both a color commentator and brand ambassador for the Singapore-based promotion, and she and her significant other, MMA fighter Johnny Nunez, have begun the process of moving to Singapore.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Asian MMA, Interviews
 
UFC’s had many superstars, but Donald Cerrone is one of a kind
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There is a poignant story about Donald Cerrone that is not widely known but should serve as the building block of his legend. In January 2011, his grandfather Dr. Donald Cerrone was battling cancer when he realized things were trending in the wrong direction. Make it to the UFC soon, he told the rambunctious grandson he’d always seen greatness in, the one who he helped raise. Cerrone instinctively understood what he was saying. Time was running short...
Submitted Nov 12, 2018 10:17PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 3 — The Top Five
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Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and a willingness toward adaptability will continually redefine the potent methods of the moment. It is always shifting, changing, developing; a living art form. In that quarter-center, the UFC has welcomed thousands of fighters to the cage, all with the intent of rising to the top. A scant few have gotten there, able to call themselves a UFC champion. But an even smaller subset remain the best of the best; the most important fighters ever to step foot into the Octagon. While any list is subjective, in considering the measures necessary for inclusion, we focused on criteria including total body of work, strength of schedule, accomplishments, historical importance, and head-to-head results. With the UFC celebrating its silver anniversary on Nov. 10, this multi-part series pays tributes to the key names that pushed the promotion’s rise...
Submitted Nov 12, 2018 10:15PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 2
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Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and a willingness toward adaptability will continually redefine the potent methods of the moment. It is always shifting, changing, developing; a living art form. In that quarter-center, the UFC has welcomed thousands of fighters to the cage, all with the intent of rising to the top. A scant few have gotten there, able to call themselves a UFC champion. But an even smaller subset remain the best of the best; the most important fighters ever to step foot into the Octagon. While any list is subjective, in considering the measures necessary for inclusion, we focused on criteria including total body of work, strength of schedule, accomplishments, historical importance, and head-to-head results. With the UFC celebrating its silver anniversary on Nov. 10, this multi-part series pays tributes to the key names that pushed the promotion’s rise...
Submitted Nov 12, 2018 10:11PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The UFC’s Top 25 All-Time Fighters, Part 1
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Twenty-five years into the experiment that promised to determine the most effective martial art, the question is all but expired. Evolution has repeatedly proven that a melding of existing styles and a willingness toward adaptability will continually redefine the potent methods of the moment. It is always shifting, changing, developing; a living art form. In that quarter-century, the UFC has welcomed thousands of fighters to the cage, all with the intent of rising to the top. A scant few have gotten there, able to call themselves a UFC champion. But an even smaller subset remain the best of the best; the most important fighters ever to step foot into the Octagon. While any list is subjective, in considering the measures necessary for inclusion, we focused on criteria including total body of work, strength of schedule, accomplishments, historical importance, and head-to-head results. With the UFC celebrating its silver anniversary on Nov. 10, this multi-part series pays tributes to the key names that pushed the promotion’s rise, starting with Nos. 25-16...
Submitted Oct 31, 2018 9:37PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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