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Derek Brunson gets quick turnaround, faces Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101
(mmafighting.com)
Derek Brunson did not waste any time getting his next fight booked. Fresh off his first-round TKO of Uriah Hall just four days ago, Brunson will take on Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Jacare on Nov. 27 in Melbourne, Australia, the UFC announced Wednesday.
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 10:51PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
After missed contract deadline for UFC 205, Alvarez vs. Nurmagomedov targeted for UFC 206
(mmajunkie.com)
Amid rumors of featherweight champ Conor McGregor heading to lightweight to challenge champ Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, UFC President Dana White tweeted a suggestion the promotion was planning for a Khabib Nurmagomedov title bid at the event instead. Now, it appears the bout could slide from the UFC’s first ever trip to New York to the promotion’s return to Toronto at UFC 206. On “UFC Tonight” on FS1, Megan Olivi reported Alvarez had missed the contract deadline for the bout to go down at UFC 205, which takes place Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The UFC is now reportedly targeting UFC 206 for the lightweight title tilt between Alvarez (28-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Nurmagomedov (23-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC).
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 9:13PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Cruz, Cormier to work as cageside analysts on upcoming UFC Fight Night events
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC fans have become accustomed to the likes of Joe Rogan, Kenny Florian, Dan Hardy, and Brian Stann handling color commentary duties at cageside on fight night. Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier have been regulars in the FOX and FS1 studios, but you’ll be hearing both of them alongside Jon Anik over the next two weeks. Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports that Cruz will be in Brasilia for this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg show, while Cormier will do UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson on October 1st, in Portland, Oregon.
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 8:35PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Mickey Gall challenges 'super scared' Sage Northcutt to first-ever UFC 'Hair vs. Hair' match
(mmamania.com)
After thumping former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, C.M. Punk, earlier this month in his long-awaited professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut, Mickey Gall has opted to embrace a professional wrestling gimmick, challenging fellow up-and-coming prospect Sage Northcutt to a Hair vs. Hair match. Seriously: Yo Super Scared Corncutt, How bout a bet: Loser shaves their head? Stop takin selfies & take antibiotics. I'm gonna hurt u
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 8:34PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Floyd Mayweather says he's the biggest name in MMA and boxing, no longer pursuing Conor McGregor fight
(mmamania.com)
The pound-for-pound best boxer in the world recently told Fight Hype that his attempts to make the dream fight happen didn’t go anywhere and now he’s moving on. "I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor. We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so we must move on. It’s so crazy that ya’ll talk about fighting Conor Mcgregor. Now there are so many fighters in boxing that want to fight Conor Mcgregor. But I was the first, once again. I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing and I don’t even compete no more. That’s so great. That’s the great thing about my career."
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 1:43PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Gian Villante vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima off UFC 205
(mmafighting.com)
Not so fast on that Gian Villante vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima fight at UFC 205 after all. According to multiple sources, the light heavyweight fight is now off the card due to a minor injury suffered by Villante. The injury isn't expected to sideline Villante for too long, though. It is unclear whether de Lima will remain on the card.
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 11:59AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping on Luke Rockhold: 'I don't think he'll ever be the same again'
(mmafighting.com)
It's safe to say Michael Bisping doesn't have many friends in the UFC's middleweight division nor is he looking to make any. In light of these developments, Bisping took to Champion.co to express he feelings on Weidman and Rockhold and their future prospects as well as to respond again to some of the comments made by Weidman. "I thought Rockhold was going the Derek Zoolander route, but I guess that might not be working out for him as well as he thought it would. Maybe the winner can get a school for people who can't read good and who want to learn to do other stuff good, too." "Seriously, though, I think Jacare beats him. I don't think Rockhold will ever be the same again. I think I exposed him, to be honest. I think I exposed his chin, for sure. If Jacare stands in the pocket with him, he can definitely catch him. Vitor did it, I did it and Jacare can do it, too. "Rockhold is good, don't get me wrong. He's got great kicks and very, very good jiu-jitsu, but he doesn't have very good hands. If you get past the kicks and get him close, you can catch him. "The good thing for me is that one of them gets beat. I couldn't care less which one it is. I'll fight the winner of that one or the winner of Yoel Romero vs. Chris Weidman. Makes no difference to me."
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 11:15AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White suggests Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – not Conor McGregor – at UFC 205
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 205 is going to be a big event – even if booking the potential headliner seems like an ongoing ordeal. While UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (20-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC) has long been speculated as a likely UFC 205 opponent for lightweight titleholder Eddie Alvarez (28-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) – with the bout expected to take place at 155 pounds – UFC President Dana White is apparently going a different direction.
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 9:56AM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Zak Ottow gets call to replace Bobby Green, faces Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 96
(mmajunkie.com)
Zak Ottow has gotten his call-up to the big leagues. “The Barbarian” will face Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 96. Burkman (28-13 MMA, 6-8 UFC) was originally set to face Bobby Green (23-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in the lightweight bout. However, Green withdrew from the bout citing “personal issues,” opening the door for Ottow (13-3 MMA, 0-0) to make his octagon debut. A UFC official today confirmed the bout to MMAjunkie.
Submitted Sep 20, 2016 9:14PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
AXS TV's long-running 'Inside MMA' show set for Sept. 30 series finale
(mmajunkie.com)
One of MMA’s most iconic and trail-blazing programs is set for a series finale on Sept. 30. “Inside MMA,” which launched nearly a decade ago on AXS TV (formerly HDNet), airs it 433rd and final episode on Sept. 30, officials recently announced. Hosts Mauro Ranallo, Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck, along with former/original host Kenny Rice, will look back on the show’s history and favorite moments. “Inside MMA” gave the sport some of its first mainstream coverage and acceptance. The news and interview show has been a Friday-night staple for fight fans and has featured many of the top fighters, coaches and executives in the sport. (MMAjunkie is a previous content partner with “Inside MMA.”) “‘Inside MMA’ blazed the trail for mainstream media’s acceptance of MMA,” AXS TV Founder and CEO Mark Cuban stated. “Bas, Kenny and Ron were there from the start, introducing the sport and its stars to a national television audience when other networks and newspapers were too afraid and out of touch to recognize its appeal.” In a press release, officials said the show’s cancellation will help accommodate AXS TV’s “increased commitment to live MMA events.” That includes the new Legacy Fighting Alliance – the merger of the successful Legacy FC and RFA promotions – and its planned 30 live events in 2017.
Submitted Sep 20, 2016 3:44PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jim Miller fills Al Iaquinta's spot at UFC 205, takes on Thiago Alves
(mmajunkie.com)
Al Iaquinta’s unhappiness has become Jim Miller’s gain because the New Jersey-based lightweight has jumped at the chance to fight at UFC 205. Alves tweeted news of a replacement, and shortly thereafter, Talk MMA tweeted Miller (27-8 MMA, 16-7 UFC) had stepped in for the bout. When reached by MMAjunkie, UFC officials stated, “There’s nothing to confirm at this time.” However, a source close to Alves stated the fight is a go.
Submitted Sep 19, 2016 10:27PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 205: Contract dispute forces Al Iaquinta from Thiago Alves fight on Nov. 12
(mmamania.com)
Easy come, easy go. By his own admission, lightweight power puncher Al Iaquinta will no longer be competing against Thiago Alves at the upcoming UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Nov. 12, 2016 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. “Raging Al” elaborates to FOX Sports: "I got the contract and I was just looking at it for a couple of days. I was like I just can't sign it. I can't do it. I felt like it wasn't right. I talked to my manager, I said listen I really want to fight in New York. There's nothing I want to do more than fight in New York, but I can't take a pay cut for this fight. I'm taking a pay cut from all of my sponsors. I'm taking a pay cut of all the last 18 months of the sponsors that could have been. I told (my manager) that I wanted more. I wanted to have a conversation with the UFC and see if they would do some kind of negotiation because when I signed my contract, there was no Reebok deal."
Submitted Sep 19, 2016 1:55PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Amanda Cooper vs. Anna Elmose added to UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast
(mmajunkie.com)
November’s UFC Fight Night 99 event in North Ireland has its second fight. Officials today announced a strawweight bout between Amanda Cooper (1-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Anna Elmose (3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC). UFC Fight Night 99 takes place Nov. 19 at SSE Arena in Belfast, and the entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Sep 19, 2016 1:44PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Clinton Williams' hip injury scratches bout with Bruno Santos from WSOF 33
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF 33 is down a fight after a hip injury suffered by Clinton Williams forced the promotion to scrap his bout with Bruno Santos. WSOF President Ray Sefo notified MMAjunkie of the change.
Submitted Sep 19, 2016 1:43PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Jacare says ‘wonderful’ rematch will be 'a big problem' for Luke Rockhold
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ronaldo Jacare will finally get the chance to settle his score with Luke Rockhold. Now, as his rematch has been announced, he feels like it's the perfect opportunity to show he's better than Rockhold, as he told Gazeta Esportes. "This Rockhold fight is going to be wonderful for me, but it's going to be a big problem for him. I need to defeat him so I can get in line for a title shot. I'll show everything I know to win and become the next title challenger. I rather not talk about it, but I see holes in his game. We've been studying his fights and we know he's a tough fighter. Nevertheless, I feel confident and I know what I have to do to win."
Submitted Sep 17, 2016 5:59PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
BJ Penn on Georges St-Pierre turning down trilogy: ‘That’s why he’ll never be remembered’
(bloodyelbow.com)
BJ Penn was hoping to make a trilogy fight with Georges St-Pierre happen upon his comeback, aiming at UFC 205 in November. But apparently, it is not a plan that GSP has in his immediate future, as he feels it is a risk that is not worth taking. “I remember when I fought him the first time, when he was nobody, I didn’t think about it being risky for my legacy,” Penn said in an interview with Rapid Fire. “That’s why I believe, when all this is said and done, that’s why I’ll be remembered but he will never be remembered.” “You know, Anderson Silva was there, he could have fought Anderson Silva, but he never fought Anderson Silva for his legacy. Just as a rule of thumb, for myself personally, I don’t live thinking about my legacy. I’ll fight. I want to fight anyone, you know?”
Submitted Sep 17, 2016 5:16PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jimmie Rivera: T.J. Dillashaw is my ‘top choice’ after UFC 203 win over Urijah Faber
(mmafighting.com)
Jimmie Rivera continues to rise in the UFC bantamweight division, and he eyes another former champion next to get closer to a shot at the gold. Fresh off a unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Rivera spoke with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour and explained why a clash with T.J. Dillashaw makes the most sense for him next. "I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s T.J. Dillashaw," Rivera said. "Cody and Cruz are going to have a fight soon, I heard, that’s probably gonna be in the works for December. I wouldn’t be surprised. I think it’s gonna be probably T.J. Dillashaw next." "That would be my top choice because now you have Cody and Cruz," he said. "I think Dillashaw really wants the rematch but Cruz doesn’t want it, and the UFC is not giving to him anyway."
Submitted Sep 16, 2016 6:18PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Rory MacDonald up for Chael Sonnen fight at 'gangster weight'
(bloodyelbow.com)
The press release from Bellator announcing Sonnen's signing stated that he wanted to fight in three different weight classes (which he dubbed gangster weight), and one of the specific names he called out was the aforementioned MacDonald. That's a bit strange, since Rory has always been a welterweight. But Chael said he'd take him on at 185, and for his part, it looks like Rory is down with it. He responded to a tweet about the fight by MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani:
Submitted Sep 16, 2016 6:15PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens targeted for UFC 205
(bloodyelbow.com)
With the UFC's first ever show at Madison Square Garden only two months away, the card is slowly starting to fill up. According to Brazil's Combate, former UFC lightweight champion and perennial featherweight contender Frankie Edgar will fight Jeremy Stephens on the November 12th pay-per-view event. UFC officials haven't announced the matchup themselves.
Submitted Sep 15, 2016 3:42PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ex-champ Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero slated for UFC 205 in New York City
(mmajunkie.com)
Two middleweight notables will meet in November at UFC 205. Former champion Chris Weidman (13-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and fellow contender Yoel Romero (12-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) are slated to fight at the event. Although UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement regarding any fights on the fall card, people close to the event told MMAjunkie that the bout has been finalized. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity since they’re not authorized to announce the matchup. The long-rumored bout features two highly ranked contenders; Weidman is No. 3 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings, and Romero is No. 4. UFC 205 takes place Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. Weidman vs. Romero is expected to be part of the main card but not headline it.
Submitted Sep 15, 2016 2:33PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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