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Khabib Nurmagomedov Out 4-6 Months After Suffering Torn Meniscus in Training
(sherdog.com)
The extended layoff for one of the lightweight division’s top contenders will continue at least until the fall. According to a report on Thursday’s edition of UFC Tonight, a torn meniscus suffered in sparring forced Khabib Nurmagomedov to withdraw from his proposed 155-pound clash with Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. The American Kickboxing Academy product will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Friday and is expected to be sidelined for four to six months.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:05PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Fightweets: Is Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson a real title fight?
(mmafighting.com)
Chief among the newsmakers, of course, was Jon Jones' latest round of negative publicity and the resultant fallout, including the new main event of Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 for the title which most assumed Jones would hold for years to come. Without further ado, then, on to another edition of Fightweets.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:01PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jorge Masvidal to make the move to 170 pounds
(mmafighting.com)
After dropping a controversial split decision against Al Iaquinta in early-April, Jorge Masvidal has decided to finally make the move to the UFC's welterweight division.
Submitted May 2, 2015 1:05PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Colby Covington replaces Sean Spencer, meets Mike Pyle at UFC 187 in Las Vegas
(cagepages.com)
With only three weeks to prepare, Colby Covington (7-0) will step in for an injured Sean Spencer to face Mike Pyle (26-10-1) at UFC 187.
Submitted May 2, 2015 1:00PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Rockhold ‘probably’ next for UFC title
(mmafighting.com)
Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo Souza impressed at UFC on FOX 15, but it looks like Rockhold might be the next in line for a shot at the middleweight title.
Submitted May 1, 2015 10:09PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Aldo-McGregor is UFC's Mayweather-Pacquiao
(mmafighting.com)
Dana White isn’t sold on the idea of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao being the "fight of the century".
Submitted May 1, 2015 10:05PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Seth Baczynski, three others cut from the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has cut four fighters from its roster, including "Polish Pistola".
Submitted May 1, 2015 10:03PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz passed two drug tests and failed one in hours surrounding UFC 183
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Diaz passed two drug tests and failed one in hours surrounding UFC 183.
Submitted May 1, 2015 9:54PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Before alleged hit-and-run, Jon Jones threatened legal action against the NSAC
(mmajunkie.com)
Two months before an alleged hit-and-run turned his world upside down, Jon Jones threatened to sue the Nevada State Athletic Commission for violating his privacy, according to a letter the now-former UFC light heavyweight champion sent to the commission via his legal rep.
Submitted May 1, 2015 9:52PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Gustafsson injured, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne new UFC Berlin main event
(mmafighting.com)
You can now add Alexander Gustafsson's name to the UFC's ever-growing inactive list. The promotion announced on Friday that an injury has forced Gustafsson to withdraw from his June 20 fight against Glover Teixeira in Berlin. As a result, newly-crowned 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her title against Jessica Penne in the new main event. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted May 1, 2015 9:45AM by Wez - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steve Bosse Gets Matchup with Thiago Santos at TUF: Brazil 4 Finale
(sherdog.com)
Steve Bosse was the odd man out when a New Jersey judge overturned a preliminary injunction that would have banned Quinton Jackson from competing at UFC 186. Bosse had agreed to replace Jackson and face Fabio Maldonado at the April 25 event when it appeared as though “Rampage” would not make the date. Instead, the 33-year-old Canadian will make his Octagon debut at "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4" finale against Thiago Santos on June 27.
Submitted May 1, 2015 3:09AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gian Villante meets Tom Lawlor at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago
(mmajunkie.com)
Gian Villante said he wanted another fight booked as soon as possible following his recent victory over Corey Anderson. He got his wish and will face Tom Lawlor at UFC on FOX 16 in July. Villante (13-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) earned “Fight of the Night” honors for his third-round TKO of Anderson at UFC on FOX 15 earlier this month. His next bout will come against nine-fight octagon veteran Lawlor (8-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at the July 25th event at Chicago’s United Center. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The light heavyweight matchup was announced on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.”
Submitted May 1, 2015 2:59AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez plans featherweight move, eyes Guida, Lamas, McGregor and UFC history
(mmajunkie.com)
With a broken collarbone mended, Diego Sanchez (25-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) is itching to return to the cage, and if things go according to plan, he’ll be doing it in the featherweight division. “I’m going down to 145,” Sanchez said on the latest edition of “The MMA Road Show” with John Morgan. “I think there’s some great fights down there at 145. Even right away, I’m going to be a force in the divison – right away. And I know all the 145-pounders are, ‘Oh, that’s if you make weight. If Diego can make weight.’ That’s what they’re going to be saying. But, you know what? I’m going to do it. I’m going to make weight, and I’m going down to this division.”
Submitted May 1, 2015 2:58AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Big Nog wants Cro Cop rematch in Brazil or Japan
(bloodyelbow.com)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wants a rematch with Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic after his bout with Stefan Struve in Rio. Big Nog wants to keep fighting as long as he is healthy.
Submitted Apr 30, 2015 7:14PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Makdessi to face off with Donald Cerrone at UFC 187
(bloodyelbow.com)
With Khabib Nurmagomedov out of UFC 187, the promotion moved swiftly in finding a replacement to fight Donald Cerrone. It wasn't who many might expect though.
Submitted Apr 30, 2015 7:12PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Thomson: I ask for higher ranked guys, and I keep getting no-names
(mmajunkie.com)
SAN JOSE – UFC lightweight Josh Thomson says his motivation to be a fighter hasn’t necessarily waned in recent years, but now, he’s thinking about the next chapter of his life.
Submitted Apr 30, 2015 7:08PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After tumultuous run, including missed weight in title fight, Melvin Guillard released
(mmajunkie.com)
Melvin Guillard’s stint with WSOF will not be remembered as a peak moment in the Louisiana native’s career and it’s now come to an unremarkable end.
Submitted Apr 30, 2015 7:06PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage camp not interested in OSP fight
(mmafighting.com)
While a Rampage Jackson vs. Ovince St. Preux fight would seem like a logical next move for both fighters coming off each man's recent win, the Jackson camp didn't like the idea as much as the OSP camp.
Submitted Apr 30, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock Pens Open Letter to Jon Jones
(mmaweekly.com)
"Hi Jon: Few others can understand the enticement of the lust of life when the world says “yes” to your every desire. At these times, anything you want is at your fingertips: free meals, expensive gifts, amazing opportunities, big sponsorships, money, girls, and just about every desire being met on demand. One day, everything changes. Speaking from experience, the decisions we make eventually catches up to us. These consequences, from the seeds that we have sown, are very real and seldom easy to deal with. Fame is often a road paved with heartbreak. It’s a black hole that has the ability to engulf a distracted soul. Unfortunately, you must sleep in the bed that you made. You did this to yourself, and you have issues that need to be dealt with. It’s important that you understand that all your troubles today are a bi-product of your actions. Once you truly understand this, then you can begin to heal what has been broken and move forward once again........"
Submitted Apr 30, 2015 11:40AM by tallica62 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cormier emerges as early favorite over Rumble
(bloodyelbow.com)
Opening odds for UFC 187's new championship tilt between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson sway in favor of the former Olympian.
Submitted Apr 30, 2015 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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