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Fabricio Werdum throws boomerang at Colby Covington in street altercation
A pair of UFC fighters got into an altercation Wednesday in Australia. Colby Covington and Fabricio Werdum got into a verbal confrontation in Sydney, site of the UFC’s card Saturday night. Covington, who filmed part of the incident on Instagram Live, said Werdum punched him in the face. Covington also called Werdum an anti-gay slur, which could be heard on the video. Fellow UFC fighter Dan Hooker captured video of Werdum throwing what appeared to be a boomerang at Covington and tweeted it Wednesday.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:47PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Anderson Silva releases statement following failed USADA drug test
Anderson Silva has broken his silence following a positive drug test. Last Friday, Silva was pulled from the UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum due to a failed USADA drug test. The legendary former UFC middleweight champion released a statement Tuesday on social media addressing — though not directly — the situation.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 11:30PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Coach Leaks News Of Nate Diaz Fight Camp
Is Nate Diaz on the verge of returning to the UFC? If an Instagram post from his strength and conditioning coach Jose Garcia is to be believed, then yes.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 8:36PM by Braden - 8 comments
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Referee Marc Goddard breaks silence on Conor McGregor situation at Bellator 187
The referee at the center of the Conor McGregor craziness at Bellator 187 last Friday issued a lengthy statement Tuesday on social media. Marc Goddard, who was shoved by McGregor in the cage following a bout between Charlie Ward and John Redmond, wrote that he had never officially ended the bout at the time that McGregor entered the fighting area. Goddard said he wasn’t able to assess the situation, because of the wildness that ensued when McGregor began celebrating with his teammate Ward.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 7:07PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Bidding opens at $3,000 for Dustin Poirier's UFC-Norfolk fight gear to benefit slain officer's family
Now that one of the biggest – if not the biggest – wins of Dustin Poirier’s career is in the books, you can own all the gear that went along with it. MMAjunkie recently reported on Poirier’s decision to auction off his fight kit from UFC Fight Night 120, as well as his plans to auction off his gear after all his future fights to raise money for important causes close to him. He first auctioned off his gear following UFC 211 in May and raised $5,100 for the Second Harvest Food Bank in his home city of Lafayette, La., which translated to 3,000 meals for needy families. This past Saturday, Poirier (22-5 MMA, 14-4 UFC) took out former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) with a third-round TKO in a “Fight of the Night” winner at UFC Fight Night 120, which took place at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. And now, Poirier has his fight kit on to raise money for the family of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook, who was killed in the line of duty in October.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 2:28PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Michael Bisping targeting March’s UFC London card for retirement bout
Michael Bisping surprised the MMA universe by stepping in on short notice to face Kelvin Gastelum following Anderson Silva’s forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai due to a USADA violation. Bisping lost his middleweight title in the main event of UFC 217 to Georges St-Pierre via third-round submission a week before he agreed to the short notice bout. Although “The Count” openly talked about considering retirement in the lead-up to the Madison Square Garden showdown with GSP, he says he has no plan to retire following his bout with Gastelum at the end of the month. According to the former middleweight champion, he wants to retire in front of his home support in England at UFC London on Mar. 17.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 2:24PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor issues statement on Bellator 187 incident
Conor McGregor has broken has silence on Friday’s controversial incident in Dublin, Ireland. McGregor jumped into the cage at Bellator 187 to celebrate SBG teammate Charlie Ward’s TKO victory over John Redmond. McGregor, who was not a licensed cornerman for the bout, then got into an altercation with referee Marc Goddard, and slapped a Bellator employee after McGregor was removed from the cage, before he left the scene. In the aftermath, there have been calls for the UFC lightweight champion to be disciplined. Mohegan Sun Department of Athletic Regulation director Mike Mazzulli, who oversaw the Bellator card, said the UFC pulled McGregor off UFC 219 due to the incident, a claim McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar, denied. On Tuesday, McGregor gave his side of the story on Instagram.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 1:34PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Conor McGregor's next fight at UFC 219 scratched following ‘unacceptable behavior’ at Bellator 187
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was expected to put Conor McGregor in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event of UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he would attempt to unify the division titles against interim straphanger Tony Ferguson on Dec. 30, 2017. Instead, officials have reportedly sent him to the sidelines.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 3:58PM by Braden - 8 comments
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Top prospect Mackenzie Dern signs with Invicta FC
One of the sport’s brightest prospects has taken the next step in her MMA career. Decorated jiu-jitsu champion Mackenzie Dern announced Monday on The MMA Hour that she has signed a multi-fight deal with all-female promotion Invicta FC. Dern said Monday that her Invicta FC debut will be on Dec. 8 in a strawweight bout against one-time title challenger Kaline Medeiros.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 3:56PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Mirko Cro Cop returns, meets Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at Dec. 31 Rizin FF event
Mirko Cro Cop is coming out of retirement. Again. The veteran MMA fighter and kickboxer, who’s previously announced multiple retirements of sorts that never quite stuck, is returning to action again. Risen FF officials today announced Cro Cop (35-11-2) will fight fellow heavyweight Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (29-12-2) on Dec. 31. The event, “Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round,” takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it steams on FITE TV in North America.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 1:00PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor storms cage to celebrate with teammate, confronts referee Marc Goddard at Bellator 187
Conor McGregor jumped the cage fence to celebrate with his teammate Charlie Ward after he dispatched John Redmond in the final seconds of the first round at Bellator 187 in Dublin. After celebrating with the former UFC fighter, McGregor appeared to approach referee Marc Goddard — the same official who ordered him to leave cageside as he cheered Artem Lobov on at UFC Gdansk.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 2:51PM by Braden - 15 comments
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Matt Brown having second thoughts about retirement heading into UFC-Norfolk
Matt Brown is only a couple months removed from telling the world his UFC Fight Night 120 co-main event against Diego Sanchez would be his final walk to the cage. But with the promise of retirement looming just two days away, Brown (20-16 MMA, 13-10 UFC) isn’t so sure anymore he’s going to want to leave his gloves in the cage after he fights Sanchez (27-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC).
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 7:12PM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC champ Georges St-Pierre injured but won't 'freeze' division
Newly crowned middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre today revealed a neck injury he suffered during his title-winning fight against Michael Bisping, but he said he still plans to fight interim titleholder Robert Whittaker.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 1:27PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Agent: Cyborg vs. Holm fight at UFC 219 ‘dead’
The highly-anticipated Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Holly Holm fight is off the table for now. According to Holm’s agent, Lenny Fresquez, the women’s featherweight title fight, which had been proposed for UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, is “dead” as of earlier this week.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:09PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Georges St-Pierre hands his new middleweight belt over to wrestling coach
It hasn't even been a week and Georges St-Pierre has already given up his middleweight belt. Just not in the way you'd expect. The two division UFC champ is known for giving the belts he wins to coaches and friends, and this latest 185 pound strap was no different. St-Pierre posted a picture on social media late Tuesday night as he handed it over to Victor Zilberman of the the Montreal Wrestling Club.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 2:47PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Stephen Thompson’s coach: No interest in fighting Darren Till at this time
Hold the phone on any talk of Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till just yet. On Tuesday night, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reported that UFC president Dana White said he wanted to book the welterweight fight in England next year. However, Thompson’s father and coach, Ray Thompson, told MMAFighting.com that “Wonderboy” possibly has two broken thumbs, or ligament damage, stemming from his win over Jorge Masvidal this past weekend at UFC 217. Thompson is scheduled to see a doctor Thursday afternoon in South Carolina. “We’ve talked to no one [about fighting Till],” Ray Thompson added. “Not sure how this is a ‘done deal.’ As for Till, he needs to fight through the murderers row at welterweight like ‘Wonderboy’ did to get to the top."
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 2:29PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Walt Harris will appeal DQ loss to Mark Godbeer at UFC 217
Following his controversial disqualification loss to Mark Godbeer on Saturday, Walt Harris says he was advised by UFC president Dana White to file an appeal. So that’s just what he’s going to do.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 3:54PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Freddie Roach would prefer Georges St-Pierre move back to welterweight after beating Michael Bisping
Georges St-Pierre did the improbable Saturday night. He came back from four years away, moved up 15 pounds in weight and defeated Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title. At UFC 217 in New York, “GSP”, a longtime former welterweight champion, became just the fourth UFC fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes. It cemented him on the short list of best fighters of all time, if not made him the consensus greatest ever. His future, though, remains uncertain. The UFC wants him to unify the middleweight title with interim champion Robert Whittaker next. And St-Pierre has said that is written into his contract. But many, including his boxing coach Freddie Roach, still think he’d be better off back to welterweight.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 3:52PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Ion Cutelaba flagged for possible USADA violation, removed from UFC 217
UFC 217 has lost a fight at the last minute. The bout between light heavyweights Ion Cutelaba and Michael Oleksiejczuk has been scrapped after Cutelaba was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a potential violation.
Submitted Nov 3, 2017 5:29PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Cody Garbrandt posts clip of alleged sparring KO of T.J. Dillashaw
Ever since it became clear that former Team Alpha Male teammates Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw have been on a collision course, “No Love” has boasted that there exists footage of him knocking Dillashaw out during their time as sparring partners. On Thursday, the UFC bantamweight champion finally posted footage of what Garbrandt alleges to be that KO on his Instagram page:
Submitted Nov 3, 2017 4:22AM by Braden - 14 comments
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