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Former UFC heavyweight Cody East arrested on domestic violence charges
(mmafighting.com)
A former UFC fighter was arrested on domestic violence charges Sunday. Cody East, recently released by the promotion, was taken into custody in Albuquerque, N.M., on three separate charges: aggravated battery against a household member, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault against a household member, per jail records. He was being held at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center on $30,000 bail as of Sunday night.
Submitted Dec 19, 2016 3:21PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
PFA head Jeff Borris says three factions vying to organize fighters is ‘good news for the UFC’
(mmafighting.com)
The MMA Fighters Association started up nearly a decade ago. The Professional Fighters Association kicked off in August. And last week, the MMA Athletes Association launched via a conference call with significant buzz. All the groups want to represent the interest of fighters against promoters. Most have similar goals, though there are many conflicts on how to achieve them. The MMAFA and MMAAA are associations, while the PFA is a prospective union. On Wednesday, a group of lawyers representing fighters in an antitrust case (many of whom are in the MMAFA) against the UFC sent a cease-and-desist letter to the MMAAA. The MMAAA responded with a statement hours later. The MMAFA and PFA have been at odds, too, on social media. The conflict between the groups have been public. And none of that is good news for the fighters, according to PFA founder Jeff Borris.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 1:01PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor petitions Nevada court for judicial review of NSAC fine
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor once wished the Nevada State Athletic Commission luck in trying to get a $150,000 fine from him. Now he’ll see them in court. According to the Clark County (Nevada) civil court records, McGregor has filed a petition for judicial review naming NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett and the NSAC as respondents. Bennett did not immediately respond to a request for comment from MMAjunkie. A hearing date has yet to be scheduled.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 12:53PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Brazilian court reduces Roy Nelson’s suspension, fine following apology
(mmafighting.com)
The Brazilian Superior Justice Court of MMA (STJDMMA) has officially reduced Roy Nelson’s suspension and fine after the UFC heavyweight formally apologized to referee John McCarthy on Friday. Nelson was issued a nine-month suspension for kicking the referee following his second-round TKO win over Antonio Silva on Sept. 24 in Brazil, and the Brazilian court issued him a nine-month suspension and $24,000 fine. The heavyweight was given a chance to reduce his penalty if he formally apologized in some form of UFC press conference, and he did so on Dec. 2. Six days later, STDJMMA announced its decision to reduce Nelson’s penalty to a six-month suspension and $13,700 fine. Nelson is suspended until March 29, and has 30 days to pay his fine.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 12:51PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Surprising arrest made in connection with Anthony Pettis car attacks in Milwaukee
(mmamania.com)
A suspect has been arrested by police in connection with the recent attacks against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Anthony Pettis, who was twice victimized by car bandits at his Milwaukee residence. The surprising part? The perpetrator is just 13 years old.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 4:14PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Donald Cerrone eases off association talk, says ‘I didn’t know I was sitting on a board’
(mmafighting.com)
Last week Donald Cerrone was part of a five-man collective of UFC fighters that announced the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. A week later, with a fight looming on Saturday night at UFC 206 against Matt Brown, Cerrone said he wasn’t nearly as involved with the MMAAA as it might have appeared.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 2:59PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
De La Hoya: Conor McGregor can fight Canelo Alvarez at 160 pounds
(bloodyelbow.com)
Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya really wants to promote Conor McGregor, and also wants him to fight his protege Canelo Alvarez.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 6:06PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
Henry Cejudo: Dana White apologized after shady judging ‘robbery’ - ‘You won the fight’ against Joseph Benavidez
(mmamania.com)
Cejedo dropped a split decision after 15 minutes of non-stop, high-level mixed martial arts action. "You know it's bad when Dana White calls you to apologize for the judging," Cejudo said on “The MMA Hour” (transcription via Joe.CO.uk). “He literally called me two seconds right after I sent [a] text message to him. He was like, 'Listen Henry, I apologize. I'm sincerely sorry. You won that fight. Everybody I talked to -- Sean Shelby said you won the fight, everybody that was ringside, there was not one person in that arena that thought you didn't win that fight.' "It was just a sincere apology and I don't really have a relationship with Dana White,” he continued. “I just happened to text him and he was apologetic."
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 1:21PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nick Diaz: Nate was smoking kush, not CBD oil at UFC 202 presser
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nick Diaz claims his younger brother Nate was actually getting high during his press obligations after UFC 202.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 1:16PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White fires back at ‘scumbag Bjork’ Rebney for involvement in MMAAA
(mmafighting.com)
Last week’s bombshell announcement that the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA) had formed in an attempt to even the playing field between the UFC and its fighters came with some peculiar asterisks. Namely, the presence of Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s beleaguered former CEO. With a three-pronged focus primarily geared towards better revenue distribution between promoter and fighter, the group — led by welterweight great Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy, TJ Dillashaw and Donald Cerrone — got a lot of attention. Yet one person who hadn’t weighed in with his opinion was UFC president Dana White, who finally aired his thoughts on it all on Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 1:09PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jake Ellenberger to appeal bizarre TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal at TUF 24
(mmamania.com)
In what was one of the weirdest endings to a fight in mixed martial arts (MMA) history, Jorge Masvidal was awarded the technical knockout (TKO) victory over Jake Ellenberger after Jake’s foot got stuck in the fence during last night's (Sat., Dec. 3, 2016) Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 Finale "Johnson vs. Elliot" event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unbeknownst to him, Masvidal proceeded to rain down strikes on Jake before Herb Dean out a pause in the action to clarify the rules with representatives from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). After a brief discussion, Jorge was given the TKO win since Jake couldn’t "intelligently defend himself." And how could he with his toes stuck in the cage? As a result of the bizarre ruling, "The Juggernaut" plans to appeal the loss.
Submitted Dec 4, 2016 1:01PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes let go by UFC
(mmafighting.com)
Both Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes are no longer employed by the UFC. The legendary MMA fighters were recently among another group of employees laid off by new owners, WME-IMG, MMA Fighting has confirmed. According to multiple sources, approximately 10-15 employees were let go this week.
Submitted Dec 3, 2016 3:31AM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tito Ortiz says Bellator 170 bout with Chael Sonnen on Jan. 21 will be his 'final fight'
(mmamania.com)
When Tito Ortiz takes on Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 on Jan. 21 from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., it will be a meeting between two of the best trash talkers in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. It will also be the last time MMA fans will be able to see "The Huntington Beach Bad Bay" in action, according to a recent social media submission by the man himself.
Submitted Dec 3, 2016 3:29AM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor: I’m still a two-weight world champion, UFC is fooling nobody
(mmafighting.com)
Last week during the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast, the UFC announced that Conor McGregor had voluntarily given up his UFC featherweight title, ending his reign as a two-weight world champion. Since, McGregor has remained silent until now. On Friday, during a Q&A session at The Devenish bar in Belfast, Ireland, McGregor addressed the UFC’s claims that he relinquished his 145-pound title, and said that the featherweight belt is still sitting at home.
Submitted Dec 3, 2016 3:27AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Carla Esparza selling TUF motorcycle to help ‘make ends meet’
(mmafighting.com)
Times have been tough for Carla Esparza. The first-ever UFC women's strawweight champion had shoulder surgery in 2015, missing a full year of action. Since fighting in April, Esparza has been absence from the Octagon, not by her own choosing. Because money has been an issue, Esparza wrote Friday, she has to sell the Harley Davidson motorcycle she earned by winning The Ultimate Fighter 20 in 2014.
Submitted Dec 2, 2016 9:24PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Cain Velasquez says he has surgery scheduled after Fabricio Werdum rematch
(mmafighting.com)
On a Wednesday conference call, Velasquez listed his litany of surgeries over the course of his distinguished career as a reason why such an association needs to come to the forefront. In doing so, he revealed that he already has his next surgery lined up following his UFC 207 bout with fellow former champ Fabricio Werdum.
Submitted Dec 1, 2016 12:20PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Daniel Cormier to have surgery, hoping to return in four months
(mmafighting.com)
Thought Daniel Cormier was forced to pull out of his UFC 206 main event against Anthony Johnson, the light heavyweight champion is trying to get back to action as soon as possible. And that could be by March in 2017. As reported on UFC Tonight — and later confirmed by MMA Fighting — Cormier will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the groin tear that kept him out of his Dec. 10 bout with Johnson. If all goes well for Cormier, he is expected to be out of all training for two months, yet he's hopeful he can return in four months.
Submitted Dec 1, 2016 12:18PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Anthony Pettis’ cars targeted again in Milwaukee
(bloodyelbow.com)
Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis captured two men on video, targeting his vehicles in Milwaukee. The incident comes just months after other cars he owned were set on fire. Yesterday TMJ4 news out of Milwaukee reported that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had experienced yet another incident regarding his vehicles.
Submitted Dec 1, 2016 12:13PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Georges St-Pierre, four other UFC stars announce launch of MMA Athletes Association
(mmafighting.com)
Five of the most well-known fighters in the UFC are starting a fighters association. The group, headlined by all-time great Georges St-Pierre, will be called the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association and will focus on evening the playing field between fighters and the UFC, it was announced on a media conference call Wednesday. St-Pierre was joined on the call by Tim Kennedy, Cain Velasquez, Donald Cerrone and T.J. Dillashaw. Those five fighters will make up the association's first board. Former Bellator owner Bjorn Rebney was also on the call and he said he would be part of the MMAAA in an advisory, support role. GSP, Velasquez and Dillashaw are all former UFC champions.
Submitted Nov 30, 2016 5:47PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Coach Kavanagh slams ‘ridiculous’ and ‘shortsighted’ decision to strip Conor McGregor of UFC title
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor is no longer the organization’s reigning featherweight champion after promotion president Dana White made good on his promise to strip “Notorious” of the 145-pound strap. Coach John Kavanagh isn’t happy about it.

“For me personally, I was very disappointed with how they went about doing it. It was a very messy set of circumstances which led to doing it. They lost [UFC 206] main event and then they haphazardly threw together a new main event. They felt they had to make this for a title in order for it to sell so they brought in another interim title that Jose Aldo already has and then bumped Jose Aldo up to the current undisputed champion, which just seems ridiculous to me. Conor has only been 11 months since he won that title. There have been many, many examples of fighters waiting 15 months, 18 months before defending it. He’s 11 months and they stripped him of it. I thought it was very shortsighted by the UFC how they went about doing it.”
Submitted Nov 29, 2016 2:06PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
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