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Henry Cejudo booked for UFC 188 in Mexico City; Chico Camus possible foe
(mmafighting.com)
After his sterling performance against Chris Cariaso at UFC 185, undefeated flyweight contender Henry Cejudo made clear where he'd like to fight next: Mexico City. The 2008 Olympic wrestling gold medalist, who trains in Arizona, is of Mexican heritage, and wants to be a part of UFC 188 in Mexico City. "I would love to fight in Mexico City," Cejudo said at the UFC 185 post-fight press conference. "I'm fluent in Spanish. My parents are from Mexico City." Cejudo's wish will be granted. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight that Cejudo has been booked on the June 13 event. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 8:10PM by Wez - 5 comments
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Dana White forced to separate Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor at UFC 189 World Tour staredown
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC 189 World Tour hit Boston on Wednesday and the animosity between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor showed no sign of slowing. Aldo and McGregor engaged in a heated staredown after Wednesday's press conference, leaving UFC President Dana White the victim of an old-school punk-out from the Irishman. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 7:44PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Catone retiring after six years in the UFC due to lingering injuries
(mmafighting.com)
Nick Catone will not be competing as scheduled at UFC on FOX 15 next month in Newark. And we have likely seen the last of the New Jersey native in the Octagon. Catone has decided to retire from the UFC due to lingering injuries, mainly chronic back pain, he told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. The 33-year-old attempted to get through camp for his bout against Vitor Miranda on April 18, but just couldn't do it. He felt like his back was only getting worse and refused to get the cortisone shots he had been taking over the years to ease his pain. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 3:22PM by Wez - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Unique ratings for Saturday's UFC show
(mmafighting.com)
Saturday's UFC show did 617,000 viewers, the lowest FS 1 live event of the year so far. On the flip side, the prelims, on FS 2, ended up as the third most watched show in the history of the station.
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 2:43PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage vs. Maldonado to UFC 186 co-headline slot, Makdessi vs. Trujillo to main card
(mmajunkie.com)
With the loss of its headliner and one of two title fights, next month’s UFC 186 event has a new co-headliner, as well as a new main-card bout.
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 12:18PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor steals Jose Aldo's belt, dares 'little old f--k' to come get it
(mmamania.com)
Possession is nine-tenths of the law. Or perhaps Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight No. 1 contender Conor McGregor believes his UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) headliner against reigning division champion Jose Aldo is merely a formality, and that the Brazilian is simply keeping it warm until July. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 12:10PM by Wez - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McGregor could move to lightweight after Aldo bout
(mmafighting.com)
UFC featherweight challenger Conor McGregor has spoken about moving up to lightweight. In fact, he actually almost did just that last year.
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo Talks Possible Lightweight Move: ‘Now That Pettis Has Lost, I Don’t Know’
(sherdog.com)
Jose Aldo Talks Possible Lightweight Move: ‘Now That Pettis Has Lost, I Don’t Know’.
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 11:14AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo Compares Conor McGregor to Cub Swanson: ‘This Will Be the Same’
(sherdog.com)
Jose Aldo Compares Conor McGregor to Cub Swanson: ‘This Will Be the Same’.
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 11:13AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White not too broken up about Brock Lesnar re-signing with WWE
(mmajunkie.com)
Brock Lesnar has officially closed the door on his MMA career after re-signing with WWE. It’s a tough blow for the UFC, which hoped the former pay-per-view king could return to its roster, but company president Dana White isn’t as broken up as you might think.
Submitted Mar 25, 2015 11:04AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Breese signs with UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated Cage Warriors welterweight champion Nicolas Dalby (13-0) and fellow unbeaten 170-pounder Tom Breese (7-0) have signed with the UFC.
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 10:07PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Clements steps in for Claudio Silva vs. Nordine Taleb at UFC 186 in Montreal
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC 186 card in Montreal is the latest event to get a change to the preliminary card.
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 10:06PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nate Marquardt set for Middleweight Bout at UFC 188
(sherdog.com)
After twice missing weight for welterweight bouts, Kelvin Gastelum is headed back up the scale. Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Tuesday announced that Gastelum will square off against Nate Marquardt in a 185-pound matchup at UFC 188 “Velasquez vs. Werdum.” The pay-per-view event takes place June 13 in Mexico City and will be headlined by a UFC heavyweight title unification bout between champion Cain Velasquez and interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 9:00PM by Wez - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE: 'My legacy in the octagon is over'
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has signed a new WWE contract, thus ending speculation about a potential return to MMA. Lesnar’s WWE contract was set to expire next Monday, the day after WrestleMania 31, the company’s most significant yearly event. There have been longstanding rumors Lesnar was leaning toward making a second run at MMA following his December 2011 retirement, but he today announced on ESPN that after many months of debate, he’s decided to sign a new contract with the WWE. “I’m here to say my legacy in the octagon is over,” Lesnar said. “However, my legacy this Sunday at WrestleMania will not be my last. It will not be my last. I’m hanging up all thought – I want it to be out of my mouth and I want people to hear me. It was a hard decision to make. It took me a year. I thought about this for a year. “At the end of the day, it’s all about me wanting to have fun. The money is great, but the lifestyle, for me to get back in the octagon … the last two, two and a half months I’ve been training. I’ve been training to get back in the octagon and felt physically great, but something lacked mentally. And that’s not good.”
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 8:48PM by Shawn91111 - 12 comments
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T.J. Dillashaw out of UFC 186 Title Fight (Rib Injury)
(uk.ufc.com)
UFC President Dana White said Tuesday that TJ Dillashaw has sustained a rib fracture that will force a postponement of his much-anticipated UFC 186 bantamweight rematch against Renan Barao in Montreal on April 25. White revealed the news during an interview with Los Angeles radio personality Kurt "Big Boy" Alexander on KRRL-FM 92.3. Dillashaw's injury occurred during training on Monday, White said. There is no immediate timetable for his return. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 4:41PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF: Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira cuts down to 170 pounds, eyes June return to the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 1 middleweight winner Cezar Ferreira will return to the Octagon as a welterweight. The Blackzilians fighter, who bounced between wins and losses after a 3-0 start in the promotion, told MMAFighting.com that he will cut down to 170 pounds for his next fight. "I’m just waiting for the UFC’s call to sign my next fight," Ferreira said. "I’m training, I’m focused. I will fight at welterweight now. I will make a ‘new debut’ in the UFC." (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 4:05PM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Means steps in for Kenny Robertson, meets George Sullivan at UFC on FOX 15
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC return to New Jersey has had a change on the prelims, and Tim Means will make a quick turnaround to get back to work. Means (23-6-1 MMA, 5-3 UFC) will step in for injured welterweight Kenny Robertson (15-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) to meet George Sullivan (16-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 15. UFC officials announced the change today. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 3:26PM by Wez - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Signs Undefeated Dane Nicolas Dalby
(sherdog.com)
UFC Signs Undefeated Dane Nicolas Dalby.
Submitted Mar 24, 2015 12:07PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belfort's UFC 187 license approved by Nevada
(mmafighting.com)
Vitor Belfort's license application to fight at UFC 187 was approved by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, meaning his fight against middleweight champ Chris Weidman will proceed as expected.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 10:56PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pettis won't fight on cards with brother in future
(bloodyelbow.com)
Anthony Pettis says that one of the things he's going to changes after losing his lightweight title is to not compete on the same card as his little brother Sergio Pettis going forward.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 10:50PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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