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Chael Sonnen addresses ‘embarrassing’ end to Tito Ortiz fight, SUG 3 pullout
(mmafighting.com)
Chael Sonnen was just as disappointed as his supporters on Saturday with the way his Bellator 170 main event against Tito Ortiz played out. Sonnen tapped out from an early rear-naked choke at the hands of Ortiz, ending his comeback from a three-year absence at Bellator 170 with an anticlimactic flourish. And while some critics online have questioned whether the submission that forced the tapout was fully locked in, Sonnen soundly dismissed that talk on Thursday.
Submitted Jan 27, 2017 12:50AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ranked flyweights Ali Bagautinov, Zach Makovsky no longer on UFC roster
(mmajunkie.com)
Two of the world’s best flyweights are no longer under UFC contract. Former UFC title challenger Ali Bagautinov (14-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and middling contender Zach Makovsky (19-8 MMA, 3-4 UFC) both completed their respective deals with the promotion with their most recent fights. Both men are no longer listed under the organization’s official rankings and are currently not being considered for new deals. A UFC official confirmed the moves to MMAjunkie on Thursday.
Submitted Jan 26, 2017 7:39PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Felipe Olivieri suspended two years following USADA doping case arbitration
(mmafighting.com)
Going to arbitration did not end up helping Felipe Olivieri. After having his USADA case heard by an independent arbitrator, the UFC lightweight was suspended two years for an anti-doping violation, USADA announced Wednesday.
Submitted Jan 25, 2017 7:07PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
John McCarthy wishes he could put fight-fix accusers in choke Tito Ortiz used to tap Chael Sonnen
(mmajunkie.com)
There are some people who just want to create controversy, longtime MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy said about those who called a fix in the headliner of this past Saturday’s Bellator 170. McCarthy, who refereed the controversial fight between Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnnen, wishes he could set them straight – even though they probably wouldn’t like his method.
Submitted Jan 25, 2017 5:21PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tito Ortiz fires back at the haters that called his win over Chael Sonnen fake
(mmamania.com)
Tito Ortiz is not impressed with the fan reaction to his Bellator 170 win over Chael Sonnen.
Submitted Jan 25, 2017 4:10PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Floyd Mayweather VS Conor McGregor Punch Out!!
In an epic Dream Fight with Nintendo's Mike Tyson's Punch Out 8bit Graphics, Floyd Mayweather challenges Conor McGregor to a boxing death match for 100 million dollars a piece. Who would win in this Dream Bout. Watch to find out!!!
Submitted Jan 25, 2017 4:03PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Mike Goldberg opens up about ‘disappointing’ UFC departure: ‘I watched everything around me be shattered’
(mmafighting.com)
No one is more disappointed than Mike Goldberg about the way things ended between he and the UFC. The longtime play-by-play voice of the Octagon unceremoniously parted ways with the UFC last month after spending 20 years as a mainstay of the company’s broadcast booth — exiting the UFC without even a tribute from the promotion itself. On Monday, speaking publicly for the first time his departure, Goldberg said was stunned to learn of the UFC’s decision to not renew his contract at the beginning of December, and explained that he simply resolved to close out the final three shows of his UFC career with the same level of professionalism as everything that came before.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 8:49PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Tim Kennedy admits it was a ‘mistake’ to have Bjorn Rebney as MMAAA ‘public presence’
(mmafighting.com)
One of the biggest news items taken from the launch of the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA) in November was the involvement of Bjorn Rebney. The MMAAA announcement conference call was the first time Rebney had spoken publicly for more than two years, after he was ousted as the president of Bellator MMA, the promotion he founded, in favor of Scott Coker. A number of fighters and managers who worked with Rebney in his role as a promoter took offense to him being involved actively in a fighter association. Some, who said his record was less than stellar as a fighter advocate in the past, said it would not work with the MMAAA because of Rebney. The whole controversy was a bit of a distraction for the positive thing the MMAAA wanted to do — organize fighters into getting more equal pay and treatment from the UFC. Tim Kennedy, the president of the MMAAA, acknowledges now that it wasn’t a good idea to have Rebney on the conference call and in the photo with the fighters on the MMAAA board.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 5:56PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Diaz Brothers smoke these crazy gold joints shaped like UFC gloves
(mmamania.com)
So what are the Diaz brothers doing instead? Well, just last night they spent their time smoking ridiculous golden joints shaped to look like UFC gloves. The Snapchat footage from an appearance the two made at the California Herbal Remedies shop in Las Angeles. According to one of the shop proprietors, each glove was worth about $2000 ... we have no idea if that's due to the weed inside or the gold wrapping. Either way, that's pretty baller.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 6:48PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Donald Cerrone is hoping 2017 ends up being a six fight year for him
(mmamania.com)
‘Cowboy’ continues to prove he’ll say yes to any fight the UFC puts in front of him. As always, Cowboy was more than willing to step in on short notice or quick turnaround to face whoever the UFC needed him to fight. He's hoping the formula will continue to provide him with more matches than all the other athletes on the roster.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 6:35PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Coach Jason Parillo thinks BJ Penn will want to fight again
(mmafighting.com)
We might not have seen the last of BJ Penn in the cage. Jason Parillo, Penn’s boxing coach, told MMA Fighting on Wednesday at the Bellator 170 open workouts that he doesn’t know for sure if Penn will fight again, but he knows what he would say if someone put a gun to his head.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 2:51AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping is out until May after opting for knee surgery rather than a fight with Yoel Romero
(mmamania.com)
‘The Count’ just suffered a torn meniscus that will keep him on the bench until spring.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 2:46AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
WSOF champ Marlon Moraes in talks with UFC, manager eyes Jimmie Rivera in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes (18-4-1) is a free agent and currently entertaining an offer from the UFC. If a deal can be reached, his manager already has an opponent in mind. Moraes’ manager, Ali Abdelaziz, today told MMAjunkie that if his client puts pen to paper, he’ll be lobbying for the Brazilian to face UFC bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 210, which takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 2:39AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Chael Sonnen: New grounded fighter definition makes MMA ‘extremely more dangerous’
(mmafighting.com)
Chael Sonnen has an issue with the new grounded fighter definition in the Unified Rules of MMA.
Submitted Jan 19, 2017 3:55PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Strikeforce veteran Brett Rogers charged with sexual misconduct after allegedly groping multiple men
(bloodyelbow.com)
More than seven years ago, Brett Rogers knocked out Andrei Arlovski in just 22 seconds, and turned that into a CBS-televised Strikeforce main event against Fedor Emelianenko. Today, he’s apparently homeless, and is now charged with multiple counts of sexual misconduct. Minnesota’s St. Paul Pioneer Press has the details:
Submitted Jan 19, 2017 3:11PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Chael Sonnen shares heartbreaking details on loss of newborn daughter from listeria
(mmamania.com)
Chael opens up on losing his daughter, Blauna, six days after her birth.
Submitted Jan 19, 2017 3:07PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Mark Hunt: UFC ‘forced’ Alistair Overeem fight on me
(mmafighting.com)
Mark Hunt said he felt backed into a corner. The popular heavyweight fighter said he didn't want to fight Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 on March 4, but felt like he didn't have much of a choice. Hunt is currently suing the UFC for racketeering, fraud and negligence, among other claims, for the situation regarding Brock Lesnar's failed drug tests. Hunt turned down multiple bouts last year, but told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that the UFC threatened that he would be in breach of contract if he didn't take the Overeem matchup.
Submitted Jan 17, 2017 11:05PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Before he retires, 'old' Anderson Silva wants to test himself against 'dwarf,' Conor McGregor
(mmamania.com)
Not you too, Anderson. Add former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Anderson Silva to the laundry list of fighters on the roster who are chomping at the bit to pick a fight against current Lightweight champion and all-around mega-star, Conor McGregor. "The Spider" recently spoke to Globo (via champions.co) declaring that before his storied career comes to an end, he wants to test himself against the "dwarf" that has unusual abilities.
Submitted Jan 17, 2017 11:03PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rashad Evans says ‘there really is no Blackzilians’ anymore
(mmafighting.com)
One of the more successful fight teams in recent times is breaking up. Or, in the words a key founding member, the Blackzilians — which has been operating since 2010 — has “splintered.” According to original member Rashad Evans, the Boca Raton-based fight team — ran by Glenn Robinson, who owns Authentic Sports Management and represents the individual fighters — is now in the process of dismantling, and breaking into smaller factions. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Evans explained the current state of the Blackzilians as a team that has drifted apart.
Submitted Jan 17, 2017 2:37AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Stipe Miocic calls UFC 203 contract ‘a slap in the face,’ says UFC ‘took my kindness for weakness’
(mmafighting.com)
Stipe Miocic is a man of few words. So when he says he is irritated with something, people tend to take notice. The UFC heavyweight champion on Monday revealed that he was deeply frustrated with the UFC after discovering that he earned a smaller payday than his challenger at UFC 203, Alistair Overeem, despite the entire event being built around Miocic defending his title in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
Submitted Jan 16, 2017 7:29PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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