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Ex-champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary
(mmajunkie.com)
Former longtime UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to compete in her first non-title UFC bout since December 2014. Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will meet fellow strawweight contenders Tecia Torres (10-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at July’s UFC on FOX 30 event, MMAjunkie verified with UFC officials following an initial report from ESPN. UFC on FOX 30 takes place July 28 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The card is expected to air on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though broadcast plans haven’t been finalized, and a main event has yet to be named for the card.
Submitted May 1, 2018 8:53PM by Braden - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: UFC will deal with Conor McGregor after law punishes him
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McGregor is facing multiple charges of assault and UFC president Dana White told TMZ Sports that it’s up to the New York legal system to deal with McGregor before the promotion can even begin considering sanctions on the former two-division champion.
Submitted Apr 30, 2018 1:30PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Gunnar Nelson injures knee, withdraws from UFC Liverpool
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson was hoping to get back inside of the Octagon in 2018 for a matchup with Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 130 on May 27 from Liverpool, England, but will now have to wait longer to make his return. According to The MMA Takeover, Nelson has suffered a knee injury in training that will require surgery, knocking him out of his co-main event clash with Magny next month.
Submitted Apr 28, 2018 3:52PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Merab Dvalishvili’s appeal of loss to Ricky Simon denied by New Jersey State Athletic Control Board
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Ricky Simon’s victory over Merab Dvalishvili will stand. The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB) denied Dvalishvili’s appeal of the result of the UFC Atlantic City fight Friday in a letter penned by Commissioner Larry Hazzard, Sr.
Submitted Apr 27, 2018 7:24PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping ‘probably retired’ but says if Nick Diaz met him at 195 pounds he’s ‘down’ for fight
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We may have seen the last of Michael Bisping. While Brad Tavares is set on being Bisping’s retirement fight, it appears that the future UFC Hall of Famer has other ideas. On the most recent episode of his Believe You Me podcast, Bisping addressed rumors of a potential fight between him and Nick Diaz as Bisping’s final bout, saying they are completely untrue and that he is “probably retired” anyway, he just hasn’t officially said it. A Diaz fight, it appears, is one that would interest Bisping though. The former middleweight champion says that he has a lot of respect for the Stockton product and would be willing to forego retirement for a bout with Diaz, with one caveat.
Submitted Apr 26, 2018 3:13PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ronda Rousey admits she never learned how to lose: 'I did a whole lot of crying' after UFC defeats
(mmajunkie.com)
Ronda Rousey broke down in tears Wednesday night as she spoke out publicly for the first time about the painful aftermath of the two stunning defeats that prompted the end of her UFC career. Rousey (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has remained silent on the shocking upset to Holly Holm in 2015 that broke her unbeaten record in MMA, and the crushing beatdown she suffered against Amanda Nunes a year later. However, during a public question and answer session hosted by Hollywood director Peter Berg at the Wild Card West boxing gym, Rousey revealed just how deeply the loss of her reputation as the biggest star in the UFC had hurt.
Submitted Apr 26, 2018 3:07PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Nick Newell gets Contender Series nod from Dana White, now one step from UFC
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It might not be the UFC, but it’s one step closer. UFC president Dana White has extended an offer to Nick Newell for a Tuesday Night Contender Series fight this summer, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed Wednesday night. An impressive victory there would surely lead to a UFC contract. ESPN was the first to report the news.
Submitted Apr 25, 2018 9:01PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Controversial ex-NFL player Greg Hardy to make pro MMA debut on UFC’s ‘Contender Series’
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A former NFL All-Pro with a controversial past will get a crack at fighting in the UFC. Greg Hardy will make his professional mixed martial arts debut on June 12 in a heavyweight matchup against Brandon Sayles on a Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series event in Las Vegas. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report by MMA Today.
Submitted Apr 21, 2018 4:35PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rory MacDonald and Ben Askren tweet about fighting each other in Bellator, but how possible is that?
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald vs. Ben Askren: Is this a matchup that piques your interest? Because it’s been talked about now between the two fighters. A Twitter user today asked MacDonald, who already said he wants to move up to middleweight, if he would be interested in facing Askren, the former ONE Championship and Bellator 170-pound titleholder, who retired undefeated last November. MacDonald responded, and that got things going between him and Askren. Check it out:
Submitted Apr 19, 2018 2:47AM by Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
PFL reveals rosters, event schedule for 2018 season
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The Professional Fighters League is starting over in a big way. After holding three small shows in 2017, the former World Series of Fighting promotion announced Monday that it will kick off its inaugural PFL season on June 7 at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in what is scheduled to be the first of 11 events this year culminating in a year-end card on Dec. 31 that will see six fighters walk away with $1,000,000 in prize money.
Submitted Apr 16, 2018 2:59PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
 
Gabi Garcia returns to MMA action at ROAD FC show in May
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Gabi Garcia’s MMA journey continues. Fighting outside of Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation promotion for the first time, the 32-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace will look to remain undefeated in her MMA career when she fights Veronika Futina at ROAD FC 047 on May 12 at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China, the South Korea-based promotion announced on Sunday.
Submitted Apr 16, 2018 4:15AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator signs former UFC veteran Timothy Johnson
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Former UFC veteran Timothy Johnson is headed to Bellator. The heavyweight fighter has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. Johnson (12-4) leaves the UFC with a 4-3 record inside the Octagon. He’s coming off a unanimous decision win over Marcelo Golm at UFC Belem in February, which was the last fight on his contract.
Submitted Apr 13, 2018 1:58PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Tony Ferguson's surgically repaired knee is riddled with staples
(mmajunkie.com)
Lest anyone doubt Tony Ferguson’s tale of woe and torn ligaments, the former UFC interim lightweight champion has pictures to prove he’s been through some rough stuff lately, and he’s not afraid to share them.
Submitted Apr 13, 2018 6:04AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Russian supermarket's got jokes, puts 'Conor McGregor' label on chicken
(mmajunkie.com)
Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Russia following his UFC 223 win to claim the undisputed lightweight title, so maybe this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 3:39AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov receives hero’s welcome in return to Dagestan
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Khabib Nurmagomedov has spoken often of the massive following he has in his native Dagestan, and if his return home on Monday was any indication, he wasn’t kidding. The newly crowned undisputed UFC lightweight champion was swarmed by a legion of his fans as he touched down at Uytash Airport in Makhachkala on Monday.
Submitted Apr 11, 2018 3:03AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White switches gears on Conor McGregor, now respects ‘Notorious’ despite criminal bus attack that sabotaged UFC 223
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I mean c’mon guys, it was sabotage, not murder, let’s have some perspective! Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, lost his marbles last Thursday, rounding up a bunch of “Notorious” hoodlums to attack a transport bus carrying 155-pound nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov. That was enough to earn the respect of promotion president Dana White.
Submitted Apr 10, 2018 7:15AM by Braden - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nick Diaz accepts one-year USADA suspension for 2017 whereabouts violation
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Nick Diaz has cleared up his latest issue with the United States Anti-Doping Agency. On Monday, the drug testing organization announced that Diaz has accepted a one-year sanction for a whereabouts violation dating back to April 2017. The 34-year-old UFC welterweight failed to make himself available for out-of-competition testing on three occasions ranging from 2016-2017.
Submitted Apr 10, 2018 6:59AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White says Brock Lesnar could fight for title in UFC return, and Daniel Cormier is ecstatic
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White says there’s a possibility Brock Lesnar will get a shot at regaining the UFC heavyweight title the next time he steps in the octagon. White recently said Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), who hasn’t fought for the promotion since the well documented UFC 200 debacle in July 2016, which led to a suspension for multiple failed drug tests, would “definitely” be making a return to the UFC in the future. The current WWE Universal Champion is currently an active member of the UFC roster and will reportedly be available following Sunday’s WrestleMania pay-per-view event in New Orleans. Lesnar still has slightly more than six months to serve on his suspension, but that time will only begin to tick down once he re-enters the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency testing pool. Once his time is up, though, White said Lesnar could challenge the winner of July’s UFC 226 headliner between current heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) and Daniel Cormier (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC).
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 10:27PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ben Rothwell accepts two-year USADA sanction for failed drug test
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It will be a while before we see Ben Rothwell back inside the Octagon. The 36-year-old UFC heavyweight accepted a two-year sanction for failed out-of-competition drug tests taken back on Feb. 6 and Feb. 15, 2017, USADA officials announced Friday. Rothwell tested positive for “an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin” according to the release. Rothwell explained that the test results were due to his physician prescribing him testosterone, but the USADA determined that did not meet the criteria to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption for the prohibited substance. He will be eligible to compete again on Feb. 6, 2019.
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 5:43PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Al Iaquinta meets Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223
(mmajunkie.com)
The lightweight title still will be up for grabs in the UFC 223 main event. Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) will stay in the headliner in New York and will fight Al Iaquinta (13-3-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC), who will move up from the main-card opening fight against Paul Felder (15-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) for the fight. A person close to the fight revealed the news to MMAjunkie today. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to reveal the booking news. But because Iaquinta weighed in for his fight with Felder at 155.2 pounds, he will be ineligible to win the title since that number is two-tenths of a pound over the title-fight limit.

Ariel Helwani - @arielhelwani Dana White just announced that Al Iaquinta, if he wins, will be considered UFC champion. White said that NYSAC may not recognize him as champ because of the .2 but he will. That is a new one.
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 3:48PM by Braden - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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