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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender, Vitor Belfort, was forced to abandon his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in early 2014, after the controversial treatment was outlawed by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
A bout between strawweights Nina Ansaroff (6-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Rose Namajunas (2-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been pulled from tonight’s UFC 187 lineup.
Just two hours before the event’s start time, UFC officials announced the change.
“After contracting a case of the flu, UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff has been deemed medically unfit by doctors to compete in her UFC 187 bout against Rose Namajunas on Saturday night,” a statement read.
“The Handsome One” (perhaps better known as “El Guapo”) will be enshrined at the 2015 UFC Hall of Fame inductions.
UFC President Dana White surprised Bas Rutten, a former UFC heavyweight champion, during Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV. Rutten is a cohost of the weekly news program.
UFC officials recently revamped its company hall of fame and now enshrines members in one of four categories: modern era, pioneer era, contributors and fights.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Anthony Johnson (204.5)
Chris Weidman (185) vs. Vitor Belfort (184)
Donald Cerrone (156) vs. John Makdessi (155.5)
Andrei Arlovski (241) vs. Travis Browne (236.5)
Joseph Benavidez (125.5) vs. John Moraga (126)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
John Dodson (125.5) vs. Zach Makovsky (126)
Josh Burkman (170.5) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (170.5)
Uriah Hall (186) vs. Rafael Natal (185.5)
Nina Ansaroff (120)* vs. Rose Namajunas (116)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Colby Covington (170.5) vs. Mike Pyle (171)
Leo Kuntz (155.5) vs. Islam Makhachev (155.5)
Josh Sampo (126) vs. Justin Scoggins (126)
* Ansaroff was fined 20 percent of her fight purse for missing weight.
The UFC’s most recent pay-per-view event, UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi was unavailable on DISH Network due to a contractual dispute, the two companies have come to an agreement just 24 hours prior to what could be one of the MMA juggernaut’s biggest events of the year.
After 'pi**ing' [as Joe Rogan put it] all over heavyweight Brendan Schaub last week, UFC president Dana White isn't the man to cry to over the Reebok uniform deal.
"The fighters aren't thrilled about it," White told Power 106 Los Angeles Wednesday. "I don't know, man. These guys don't get it. These guys are short-sighted sometimes. It's good for the industry. It's good for everybody. You want to have a deal like this.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza had successful surgery on an injured knee last Wednesday, according to a report from “UFC Tonight.”
The fighter went under the knife to repair a partially torn meniscus, the fighter's manager told the FOX Sports 1 program. Jacare injured the unspecified knee in his fight with Chris Camozzi at UFC on FOX 15 in April.
Jon Jones may be relegated to the shelf for the immediate future, but when the ex-UFC light heavyweight champion finally clears his legal hurdles and returns from a UFC-imposed suspension, he'll be given the chance to pick up right where he left off.