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Sonnen Didn't Have Colon Surgery Before UFC 167
"I checked with the UFC. They verified with Chael and his team that he did not have any surgery prior to the Rashad Evans fight. According to Chael, the interviewer asked him a question and Chael, coyly, didn't answer him directly as the article clearly states, and the interviewer inferred that the answer to his question was in the affirmative."
'Bigfoot' Silva looking to sue doctor following failed drug test at UFC Fight Night 33
After failing his post-fight drug test, Bigfoot announced his intentions to seek legal action against the doctor who prescribed him TRT and made the last minute adjustment to his program.
Adlan Amagov out of UFC Fight Night 35 bout, UFC seeks replacement for Jason High
A month ahead of its return to Georgia, the UFC is in search of a new opponent for Jason High on short notice.
Sonnen confirms that he had colon surgery prior to UFC 167
UFC fighter Chael Sonnen had several inches of his colon removed during emergency surgery on Nov. 15 - one day before his first-round loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167.Sonnen confirmed that he had the procedure during a taping of TSN's Off The Record on Wednesday, after host Michael Landsberg revealed that a source told him about it.
Darrell Montague vs. Will Campuzano joins Dallas’ UFC 171 lineup
The little guys will be part of March’s big UFC 171 lineup with Darrell Montague (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and fellow flyweight Will Campuzano (13-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC) now slated to fight at the event.
Raphael Assuncao meets Francisco Rivera at UFC 170 in Las Vegas
A meeting between surging bantamweights has been set for the UFC’s February card in Las Vegas.
UFC 170 adds Stephen Thompson vs. ‘TUF’ winner Robert Whittaker
The UFC 170 lineup continues to grow with the Wednesday addition of a welterweight fight.
Fellow fighters predict UFC 168’s Weidman vs. Silva II headliner
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva fails post-fight drug test, stripped of $50,000 bonus
Despite gaining approval for the use of testosterone replacement therapy, Antonio Silva still failed his post-fight drug test following a “Fight of the Year” candidate against Mark Hunt in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 33. MMAjunkie learned of the failure through multiple sources close to the event, which took place Dec. 7 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and was regulated by the promotion. UFC officials have since confirmed the failed screen, which indicated an elevated testosterone level. “Silva is on a medically approved regimen of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and had been in compliance with therapeutic guidelines on all pre-fight tests performed prior to the event,” a statement issued by a UFC rep read. “The results of his test on the day of the event indicated a level of testosterone outside of allowable limit. Silva has been informed that the elevated testosterone level is a violation of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and his Promotional Agreement with Zuffa.”
Dos Anjos Thought Khabilov Was Khabib
In a an unusual turn of events, Rafael dos Anjos reveals that he thought he had signed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, not Rustam Khabilov, another talented Russian fighter who isn't ranked among the Top 10 Lightweights ... yet.
UFC’s March return to London adds Barnatt-Nilsson, Scott-da Silva
The UFC’s London return has a pair of middleweight fights added to the bill for late winter.
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 171 in Dallas
Nick Diaz’s loss is Tyron Woodley‘s gain.
Jessica Aguilar meets Alida Gray for belt at World Series of Fighting 8
The first women’s strawweight champion in World Series of Fighting history will be crowned on Jan. 18 as Jessica Aguilar (16-4) meets Alida Gray (4-0) for the division’s inaugural belt at World Series of Fighting 8.
UFC 169 adds Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov, Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin
The influx of Russian fighters to the UFC will continue on Super Bowl weekend in New Jersey.
UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Urijah Faber Heads Trio of Possible Six-Month Suspensions
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title on Saturday night at UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II, wielding the power that many thought a 125-pound man didn’t have in his hands. Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez little more than two minutes into the opening round of their fight, putting Benavidez on the UFC on Fox 9 medically suspended list. Urijah Faber – although he won his fight by submitting Michael McDonald – landed what could be six-month suspension after he injured both hands in the fight. Mac Danzig and Court McGee also face potential six-month suspensions for various concerns, while every fighter on the card received at least a mandatory seven-day rest period.
Signal to Noise: UFC on FOX 9's best and worst
Saturday's UFC on Fox 9 offered fight fans much to love. There were excellent fights, superb finishes by respected veterans, the showing of a dominant champion and much more. Yet, there was also a lot to dislike. Judges refused to score a beating 10-8, many fights went to a decision and the main event was rather brief. It's time to separate the good from the bad, the winners from the losers and the signal from the noise from UFC on Fox 9...
UFC on Fox 9 milestones and footnotes
Excluding TUF Finales, UFC on Fox 9 was the first event in UFC history to feature zero fights above 170 pounds. It also came precariously close to matching UFC 161 (9 decisions, 2 finishes) for the most decision fights on a single card, but Urijah Faber and Demetrious Johnson closed out the event in style. Here are the statistical milestones and footnotes from UFC on Fox 9:
Dana White confident Georges St-Pierre will return after 'one or two' UFC welterweight title fights
During an impromptu conference call last week, Georges St-Pierre made the official decision to take a break from mixed martial arts (MMA) and vacate his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title to take care of some personal problems that have been troubling him.
Due To Low Ratings UFC Pulls ‘Primetime’ Series
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has seen its share of ratings struggles in 2013.
TUF 19 cast revealed
Here's the complete cast for season 19 of the Ultimate Fighter, which should be on the air sometime this spring.
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