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Mark Hunt denied boarding on US-bound flights due to visa issues, recent arrest
Mark Hunt has been unable to fly to the US to prepare for his upcoming UFC 160 bout with Junior dos Santos. He has been keeping a running commentary on twitter as to the reasons why, which involve visa issues and a recent arrest.
Sonnen issues twitter challenge to Wanderlei Silva
Chael Sonnen's not retiring, and he has made it clear who he wants to fight next. Now the challenge is official, but he has apparently given Wanderlei Silva a time limit to accept.
Silva: I was unaware of media event that cost $50K
On Tuesday, Silva was supposed to be in LA for a media event for his upcoming fight at UFC 162. When Silva skipped out the UFC responded by fining him $50K, but Silva says he never knew about media day.
Jake Shields: I will win by knockout or submission
Jake Shields discusses his UFC 161 welterweight bout with former Strikeforce title challenger Tyron Woodley.
Dan Hardy: I want to get cleared to fight again
Dan Hardy discusses talking trash, his fighting future, his travels, driving with Mayhem Miller and much more on the Joe Rogan Experience on Wednesday.
Ronda Rousey Among Business Insider’s “50 Women Who Are Changing the World”
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is breaking new ground every day, and everyone seems to be taking notice. Rousey’s latest honor is landing on the Business Insider list of “50 Women Who Are Changing the Word.” Landing at No. 42 on the list, Business Insider had the following to say about Rousey:
Roy Nelson: “I Could Probably Lose and Still Get a Title Shot”
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has become a bastion for the overweight bearded man since winning the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. Known for his propensity to pick up a box of donuts over a vial of TRT, “Big Country” has long been a fan-favorite...
DDP, Sinosic, Shamrock, Baroni, Varner and more give UFC 159 Predictions
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 3:44AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Fresh off sweep, Team Alpha Male's Duane Ludwig enjoying life more as trainer than fighter
It should have been a given that Duane Ludwig would get quick results. His nickname, after all, is "Bang," a moniker he earned even before his record-setting, six-second knockout in 2006. As a trainer, he's made immediate strides with his new camp, the Sacramento, California-based Team Alpha Male. Hired in December 2012, Ludwig recently went through the process of training several charges for the first full camp, including a trio that prepared for fights at last weekend's UFC on FOX 7. The result? Three first-round TKOs predicated on strikes...
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 10:34PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
Jon Jones targets superfights after breaking Tito Ortiz's title-defense record
Provided he gets past Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) this Saturday at UFC 159, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) plans to fight again in November. And if successful in defending his belt this fall, Jones told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he'll shift focus to competing in superfights and the heavyweight division. Jones, who's as big as a 10-to-1 favorite to beat Sonnen, has a goal to surpass the current record for successful title defenses in his division, which was set by UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz at five...
Dana White pledges financial support to Boston Marathon bombing victims
As a former Boston resident, Dana White admits it's a struggle for him to not talk about this past week's Boston Marathon bombings. But the UFC president is sure of one thing: He's going to try and do something to help those suffering. "I have a hard time talking about this in public because if I really do talk about it, I'm going to come off like a psycho," White said at Saturday's post-UFC on FOX 7 press conference. "I've really limited talking about it, but I'm going to Boston on Saturday. After [UFC 159], I'm jumping on a plane and flying to Boston, and I'm actually going to go visit some people that were affected by this horrible event."
Submitted Apr 21, 2013 8:41AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Frank Mir: Brock Lesnar's MMA career 'would have been different' without diverticulitis
For being a mixed martial arts (MMA) novice, Brock Lesnar did pretty well for himself during his tenure with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After losing his Octagon debut to Frank Mir at UFC 81 five years ago, Lesnar went on to win the promotion's Heavyweight title, defeating UFC Hall of Famer and former two-division champion Randy Couture at UFC 91, just four fights into his MMA career. That was right before he sent Heath Herring into retirement after beating him down so bad at UFC 87 that "Crazy Horse" was never heard from again ... at least in the MMA world. Lesnar went on to defend his title twice, getting brutal revenge on Mir at UFC 100 and then scoring a come-from-behind submission victory over Shane Carwin at UFC 116. He would eventually cough up the coveted crown to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. That's when his ongoing battle with diverticulitis and a subsequent surgery sidelined him for more than one year, forcing him to ponder MMA retirement. And according to his bitter rival, Mir, had Lesnar never gotten the life-threatening stomach disease, Lesnar's MMA career would have been drastically different. His words (via New York Post): "Honestly, I think the guy got so ill, he just couldn't do it anymore. He had to leave or his quality of life wouldn't have been normal. We didn't get to see the Brock I fought. Had he not been ill, things would have been different."
'No Snooki's' - Ronda Rousey warns TUF contestants that having sex on the show could cost
UFC women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is coming out and attempting to set a tone for her season of the show -- more sports, less sex and sleaze and please, no Snooki's.
TUF 17 Finale salaries: Urijah Faber will earn event's top payday with win
With a win over Scott Jorgensen on Saturday, Urijah Faber would be the top earner at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale card in Las Vegas. Faber (27-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is set to make $55,000 to show and another $55,000 if he wins, bringing his potential disclosed payday to $110,000. Jorgensen (14-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) could make as much as $47,000 if he were to pick up the upset victory with $23,500 to show and $23,500 as a win bonus...
Glenn Robinson: Other teams & coaches are jealous
Blackzilians team owner, Glenn Robinson, discusses Melvin Guillard's departure from the team, the win/loss ratio, and the inner workings of the team in this exclusive interview.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 6:41PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews, Miscellaneous
Ludwig: If you don't like me, something is wrong
Former UFC lightweight / welterweight star, Duane Ludwig, discusses his retirement, working with Team Alpha Male, Bas Rutten and Dan Hardy in the conclusion of a two part interview.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 2:24PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
Rousey on Fox: 'She can cut her pecker off but...'
UFC women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey commented on transgender women's MMA fighter Fallon Fox and the comments that got UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione suspended.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 2:21PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp says TV key component for attracting sponsors
Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp believes the promotion could sustain itself by staying an online property. But when it comes to garnering sponsors for events and fighters, she's operating at a disadvantage without a TV deal.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 10:38PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, General MMA
Former UFC champ Pat Miletich considering U.S. Senate run
Pat Miletich, a former UFC champion who turned to broadcasting after his MMA retirement in 2008, is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate. Miletich discussed the possibility with the Quad-City Times. "A lot of people are fed up with a lot of things that are happening in the country," he told the newspaper. "I'm not a fan of the left, socialist mentality at all."
Chael Sonnen time caspsule
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