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Nick Diaz fined $165,000, suspended five years by NSAC for UFC 183 positive drug test
After a protracted hearing that featured plenty of boring legalese from both sides, Diaz, 32, was fined $165,000 (33-percent of his $500,000 purse) and suspended for five years for what amounts to his third positive drug test in Nevada. The first came after a submission win over Takanori Gomi in 2007, followed by another in defeat to Carlos Condit in 2012. note: 5 years, god damn son, thats like prison time almost
Submitted Sep 14, 2015 5:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Report: Elias Theodorou meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC Fight Night 80
The UFC’s first of three straight days of events in Las Vegas in December has another fight added to the lineup. According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Globo, Brazil’s Thiago “Marreta” Santos (11-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will meet Canadian Elias Theodorou (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 80. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 80 card now includes: Omari Akhmedov vs. Lyman Good Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Elias Theodorou
Submitted Sep 13, 2015 12:57PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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UFC heavyweight Bilyal Makhov wins dual bronze medals at world championships
LAS VEGAS – UFC heavyweight Bilyal Makhov became the first person in 42 years to score world championship medals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Makhov earned bronze medals in both disciplines at this week’s United World Wrestling Championships, which took place at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena. The 27-year-old Russian started his run on Tuesday, earning a Greco-Roman bronze in the 130-kilogram division, capping off his run with a thrilling victory over American Robby Smith. On Saturday, he added a freestyle bronze medal in the 125-kilogram category by scoring a technical fall over Armenian opponent Levan Berianidze.
Submitted Sep 13, 2015 12:56PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Welcome To The UFC: Danny Roberts
That day for Roberts’ UFC debut is expected to come before the end of the year, and the fact that he’s already got his sights set on a post-fight Performance bonus shows you what kind of fighter the 28-year-old is. He’s a finisher, with nine of the victories on his 11-1 pro record coming by way of knockout or submission. But look a little closer, and while the varied submissions he’s pulled off (Brabo choke, armbar, RNC) are impressive for a former boxer, the real takeaway is that his first three pro wins came by knockout via knees to the body.
Submitted Sep 12, 2015 8:52AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Konstantin Erokhin heavyweight tilt set for TUF 22 Finale in Vegas
The TUF 22 Finale venue may not be big, but it’ll have to contend with a pair of heavyweights in December. Gabriel Gonzaga (16-10 MMA, 11-9 UFC) will take on Konstantin Erokhin (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the TUF 22 Finale. UFC officials today announced the new booking. With the addition to the card, The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale now includes: Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Evan Dunham vs. Joe Lauzon Ryan LaFlare vs. Mike Pierce Mirsad Bektic vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Joby Sanchez vs. Justin Scoggins Konstantin Erokhin vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:22PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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Good vs. Akhmedov, Casey vs. Carlos Junior set for UFC Fight Night 80 in Las Vegas
The UFC’s first of three straight days of events in Las Vegas in December is starting to come together with the apparent addition of two fights. Kevin Casey (9-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) today published a photo on his Instagram account of him signing a contract to fight Antonio Carlos Junior (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 80. And Omari Akhmedov (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) used Instagram to announce a welterweight fight against Lyman Good (19-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) for the same card. UFC officials have not yet made formal announcements of either booking.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:21PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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UFC exec: Frank Mir was not denied Adderall TUE by Nevada Athletic Commission
Frank Mir was not denied a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) in Nevada, according to the UFC's vice president of athlete health and performance. He just was not able to apply for one with enough time to spare before his fight.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 7:53PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Nick Diaz's attorney could make motion for Nevada deputy attorney general to remove himself from case
Proceedings could get messy at Nick Diaz's disciplinary hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Monday. Diaz's attorney Lucas Middlebrook told MMA Fighting that he could make a motion for Nevada deputy attorney general Christopher Eccles to be removed from the case, because he might be considered both a witness and counsel.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 3:22PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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UFC isn't on Invicta champion Tonya Evinger's agenda, because she refuses to 'kiss butt'
Tonya Evinger wants to be herself. And she's not sure if she'd be able to do that in the UFC. The Invicta FC women's bantamweight champion would not mind the UFC paycheck, but she has doubts about what being in the world's biggest MMA promotion would entail.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 3:21PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
No Correia, Tate, Zingano for Sarah Kaufman, who gets de Randamie at UFC on Fox 17
Sarah Kaufman had a trio of fights she was hoping for, but she’ll have to settle for a name that wasn’t on her list. Kaufman (17-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet Germaine de Randamie (5-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a women’s bantamweight bout at UFC on FOX 17, the UFC’s final show of 2015. UFC officials recently announced the booking, which first was reported by the Orlando Sentinel. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Luiz Henrique vs. Francis Ngannou Sarah Kaufman vs. Germaine de Randamie
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:02PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Collier-Yang, Lim-Zaleski, Bang-Kuntz booked for UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea
The UFC’s debut in South Korea in November has three new bouts added to the bill and a trio of fighters ready to compete in their home country. Jake Collier (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) takes on Dongi Yang (12-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) at middleweight; Hyun Gyu Lim (13-5-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) meets Elizeu Zaleski (14-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at welterweight; and Tae Hyun Bang (17-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) fights Leo Kuntz (17-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), also at 170 pounds, all at UFC Fight Night 79. UFC officials recently announced the new bouts. The Collier-Yang bout first was reported by Combat Press. With the additions, the UFC Fight Night 79 lineup includes: Thiago Alves vs. Benson Henderson Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia Marco Beltran vs. Ning Guangyou Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Elizeu Zaleski Jake Collier vs. Dongi Yang Tae Hyun Bang vs. Leo Kuntz
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:01PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Bektic vs. Kawajiri, Sanchez vs. Scoggins set for TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas
December’s TUF 22 Finale in “Sin City” continues to build with the addition of two new bouts. Mirsad Bektic (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is set to meet Tatsuya Kawajiri (34-8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a featherweight bout, and Joby Sanchez (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets Justin Scoggins (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at flyweight. UFC officials recently announced the new bookings. With the additions to the card, The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale now includes: Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Evan Dunham vs. Joe Lauzon Ryan LaFlare vs. Mike Pierce Mirsad Bektic vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Joby Sanchez vs. Justin Scoggins
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:00PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings Calls Out Paige VanZant
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant is coming off of another dominating performance at UFC 191 this past Saturday, this time over TUF 20 competitor Alex Chambers. She beat her up for almost three full round before locking in an armbar in the third round. Then, ‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings jumped in and put her name in the hat, asking VanZant what she has going on on Jan. 17, for UFC Fight Night 81.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 12:53PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
It’s been a long, strange road to Cruz vs. Dillashaw…but we’ve arrived
Dominick Cruz against T.J. Dillashaw is an awesome fight. What goes into awesome? Just a bunch of the usual ingredients…air casts, cadaver tendons, the scalp of Nosferatu, protractors, a few sands of the hour glass, the soul of Takeya Mizugaki, things like that.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 12:47PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber on Conor McGregor's coaching: 'He wasn't there for a lot of the practices'
LOS ANGELES -- Last week, Conor McGregor told reporters he didn't go particularly in-depth with his coaching for the European team on The Ultimate Fighter 22. On Wednesday, his opposing coach, Urijah Faber, took it another step, saying there were times at the TUF gym in Las Vegas when the UFC interim featherweight champion was nowhere to be found.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 12:46PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fabricio Werdum refutes March as target date for title defense, says he wants to fight sooner
UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is ready to defend his title. And he doesn't want to wait until March of 2016. At the UFC 191 post-fight press conference in Las Vegas this past weekend, UFC president Dana White said that Werdum would likely defend his title against former champion Cain Velasquez in March.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 12:45PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thomas Almeida, Anthony Birchak to meet in Sao Paulo
Thomas Almeida's next fight will be in his hometown. The top prospect will meet Anthony Birchak at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 on Nov. 7 in Sao Paulo, the UFC confirmed Wednesday with MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz. The fight was first reported on Twitter by Front Row Brian.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 12:45PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
‘Shogun’ Rua undergoes surgery, eyes early 2016 return to the UFC
Mauricio Rua went under the knife in Sao Paulo, and feels "good as new". "I had surgery on my right shoulder this past Sunday in Sao Paulo, with my orthopedist Dr. Daniel Delaquilla, and everything went well," Rua posted Wednesday on his Facebook.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 12:44PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber: Bryan Caraway backed out of a fight with me
LOS ANGELES -- Add Urijah Faber to the list of fighters who don't like Bryan Caraway. The former WEC featherweight champion thought he had a main event fight lined up with Miesha Tate's boyfriend at the TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas on Dec. 11. But according to Faber, the brash Caraway backed out of the fight.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 12:43PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa Targeted for UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Dec. 10
The UFC is targeting a lightweight matchup between Jim Miller and Michael Chiesa for its Dec. 10 event in Las Vegas. UFC Tonight reported the bout on Wednesday, although the Las Vegas-based promotion has yet to officially make an announcement. The UFC Fight Night card will take place at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan and airs on Fight Pass; it is the first of three consecutive cards the promotion will hold that weekend.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 1:18AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
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