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Sparring partner: Sage Northcutt's dad 'is probably the worst coach I've seen'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight prospect Sage Northcutt is looking to rebound from his first professional loss, as he draws nearer to his return at UFC 200. Northcutt saw his undefeated record come to an end back in January, when he was submitted by Bryan Barberena in a welterweight matchup at UFC on FOX 18. Northcutt is getting in in his final training sessions before fight night, but his last one apparently was "a disaster" according to his sparring partner. In an Instagram post published on Tuesday, Israeli Muay Thai champion Ilya Grad pointed the finger at the 20-year-old's father as the root cause of yesterday's problems: @supersagenorthcutt came in for sparring today preparing for UFC 200. I want to say something nice about the kid but oh my what a disaster it was. His dad is probably the worst coach I've seen in my life. He walks around talking shit from the start like we owe him something, then he interrupting his real coach during the rounds and gives poor Sage negative pet talk in between! Then at the 3rd round when I was just warming up and started pushing the pace they accused me of trying to hurt him and retired him from sparring! ?? - When I train someone for a fight I want to put them in difficult situations, as you would in a real fight but these clowns just want him to do well and when he doesn't they accused me of some shit and made a scene! Never have I seen such bad coaching in my life! You have great potential kid, If you smart tell your dad to stay away from your fight camp so you could actually get some training done! Good luck for 200 ??
Submitted Jun 8, 2016 12:00PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Hein gets home bout in Germany, meets Tae Hyun Bang at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Hein will return from what will be nearly a year layoff for a fight in front of his home German fans this fall. Hein (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to meet Tae Hyun Bang (18-9 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in a lightweight bout at the UFC’s “Fight Night” event in Hamburg, Germany. Promotion officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night in Hamburg takes place Sept. 3 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night in Hamburg lineup now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Jessin Ayari vs. Emil Meek Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta Tae Hyun Bang vs. Nick Hein
Submitted Jun 8, 2016 11:51AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC lightweight champ reveals planned drop to featherweight
(mmajunkie.com)
With three straight losses on his record, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has decided to shake things up. “Showtime” announced the move on his official Instagram account. MMAFighting.com reported he will enlist the services of nutritionist Mike Dolce to oversee the weight cut.
Submitted Jun 8, 2016 11:50AM by postman - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 199 draws announced 15,587 fans for sell-out at The Forum, $2.17 million gate
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday’s UFC 199 event drew an announced attendance of 15,587, which was a sell-out, and a live gate of $2,168,675. UFC PR head Dave Sholler announced the figures at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended. UFC 199 took place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The card featured a number of California-based fighters. In fact, three of the four headliners and co-headliners are California natives, and the other (Michael Bisping) lives part-time in the state.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:17PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 199 bonuses: It should be pretty obvious who won $50,000 for their knockouts
(mmajunkie.com)
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson, Polo Reyes and ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 199 event. Bisping and Henderson earned “Performance of the Night” honors, and Reyes and Kim took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:13PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 199 Athlete Outfitting pay: Title fights drive biggest payout in program history
(mmajunkie.com)
Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 199 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $297,500. The amount marked the largest total issued at a single event since the program’s inception.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:08PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 199 salaries: Henderson ($800K), Cruz ($350K) earn top disclosed payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
Dan Henderson, co-headliner Dominick Cruz, and headliners Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold earned the top disclosed payouts at this past Saturday’s UFC 199 event. MMAjunkie today requested and received the list of disclosed payouts from the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:58PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar betting underdog against Mark Hunt after enjoying brief moment as favorite
(mmajunkie.com)
While former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) enjoyed a brief installation as the oddsmakers’ favorite in his UFC 200 match with Mark Hunt (12-10-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC), that quickly changed. Curacao-based gaming site Pinnacle initially opened Lesnar at -200, implying a win probability of 67 percent. Hunt was opened at +176, implying a 36 percent chance of victory for “The Super Samoan.”
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:55PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Ricardo Lamas still in the hospital after splitting shin open
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas has been shuttled through two hospitals and remains hospitalized after his pay-per-view main card bout with Max Holloway at this past Saturday’s UFC 199. Lamas split his shin open during the bout, which he lost via decision, and was admitted to the emergency room after being given antibiotics for an infection that swelled his leg during his flight home to Chicago.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:50PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar granted waiver from four-month drug testing requirement
(sports.yahoo.com)
The UFC Anti-Doping Policy requires fighters who are coming out of retirement, such as former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, to notify the promotion in writing four months in advance of an intended return to competition, and to make themselves available for random testing for four months. Lesnar on Friday agreed to terms and signed his bout agreement to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. He entered into the testing pool on Monday. He thus would not be able to fight, though the clause also covers situations such as Lesnar.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:23PM by kopower - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nordine Taleb injured, UFC seeks opponent for Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 90
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials are in need of a welterweight opponent to step up on short notice to face Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 90. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that injury has forced Nordine Taleb (12-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) to withdraw from the July 7 event at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. A replacement foe is now being sought on one month’s notice. The UFC Fight Night 90 lineup now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez – for lightweight title Derrick Lewis vs. Roy Nelson Alan Jouban vs. TBA Mitch Clarke vs. Joseph Duffy Alberto Mina vs. Mike Pyle Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes Gilbert Burns vs. Lukasz Sajewski Marco Beltran vs. Reginaldo Vieira Alvaro Herrera vs. Vicente Luque Russell Doane vs. Pedro Munhoz Felipe Arantes vs. Jerrod Sanders
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 8:21PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Peter Sobotta vs. Nicolas Dalby slated for UFC Fight Night in Hamburg
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Peter Sobotta (15-5-1 MMA, 2-4 UFC) and Nicolas Dalby (14-1-1 MMA, 1-1-1 UFC) has joined the lineup for September’s UFC Fight Night in Germany. UFC officials today announced the bout. The latest UFC Fight Night in Hamburg lineup now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Jessin Ayari vs. Emil Meek Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:34AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fresh off Palhares victory, Emil Weber Meek booked for UFC Fight Night in Hamburg
(mmajunkie.com)
A notable victory against a familiar name has earned Emil Weber Meek a spot on the UFC roster and a slot on an upcoming card. Meek (8-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who recently scored a 45-second knockout victory over UFC vet/former WSOF champ Rousimar Palhares at Venator FC 3, has signed with the organization and now meets fellow newcomer Jessin Ayari (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg. UFC officials today announced the bout. The latest UFC Fight Night in Hamburg lineup now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Jessin Ayari vs. Emil Weber Meek
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:33AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rose Namajunas meets undefeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201 in Atlanta
(mmajunkie.com)
A strawweight bout between Rose Namajunas (5-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Karolina Kowalkiewicz (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition to July’s UFC 201 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC 201 takes place July 30 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The event airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. The latest UFC 201 card now includes: Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley – for welterweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis – for flyweight title Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Claudio Silva Cesar Arzamendia vs. Damien Brown Michael Graves vs. Bojan Velickovic Erik Perez vs. Francisco Rivera Damian Grabowski vs. Anthony Hamilton Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger Ian McCall vs. Justin Scoggins Ed Herman vs. Nikita Krylov Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Rose Namajunas
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 1:35AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Restores Ariel Helwani's Credentials
(deadspin.com)
MMAFighting.com reporter Ariel Helwani and his colleagues Casey Leydon and Esther Lin, who were thrown out of UFC 199 on Saturday night and banned for life after Helwani (accurately) reported that Brock Lesnar was in talks to fight at UFC 200 next month, appear to have had their credentials restored by UFC this evening. UFC released the following statement: Following a conversation with the editorial team at SB Nation, UFC will not prevent MMAFighting.com from receiving media credentials to cover live UFC events. We respect the role the media plays in our sport and beyond, including MMAFighting’s ability to report news. However, in our opinion, we believe the recurring tactics used by its lead reporter extended beyond the purpose of journalism. We feel confident our position has now been adequately communicated to the SB Nation editorial team.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 11:23PM by kopower - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ariel Helwani discusses his UFC banning
(https:)
Obviously upset, Ariel didn't want to do interviews about the ban, but thought it was bigger than him and he needed to talk about it. Ariel was very hesitant about wanting to join Fox. Said pre-fox deal he was in talks with Fuel for a tv program, while UFC was in talks with NBC and Comcast at the time. Decided against doing it. Ariel says the only reason he was given for his release was that he reported the Brock Lesnar info before the UFC broke the news. Ariel also spoke about Dana and the UFC being upset with his Nate Diaz interview, which he thought was great. Evidently during the interview with Nate he was getting calls from a '702' area code that was Dana's number and didn't know if he should pick up in the middle of the interview.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 3:55PM by State_Champ - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Fox Sports 1 to air CM Puck reality show in build up to late summer early fall UFC debut
(411mania.com)
Dave Meltzer on The Wrestling Observer Radio shared some details on former WWE Superstar CM Punk and his long-awaited MMA debut in the UFC. According to Meltzer, FOX Sports 1 is planning a reality TV series for Punk and his planned opponent, Mickey Gall. The show is going to reportedly debut in August, and CM Punk’s fight with Gall is expected to happen in the late summer period. The UFC has not yet officially announced Pun k’s debut.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 1:08PM by GDPofMPG - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Brock Lesnar meets Mark Hunt in UFC 200's pay-per-view co-headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is back in the UFC and slated for a milestone UFC event, and he now has an opponent: Mark Hunt. ESPN’s “SportsCenter” today reported that Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and heavy-handed Hunt (12-10-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC) are set for July’s UFC 200’s co-main event. The latest UFC 200 card includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. interim champ Jon Jones – light-heavyweight title-unification bout Mark Hunt vs. Brock Lesnar Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title Champ Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s bantamweight title Travis Browne vs. Cain Velasquez Kelvin Gastelum vs. Johny Hendricks Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez Enrique Marin vs. Sage Northcutt Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller Julianna Pena vs. Cat Zingano Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 10:42AM by Budgellism - 39 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Fighting's statement on UFC's media actions Saturday night
(mmafighting.com)
MMA Fighting reporter and host Ariel Helwani was removed from UFC 199, along with MMA Fighting photo journalist Esther Lin and MMA Fighting videographer Casey Leydon, after Ariel accurately broke the news of Brock Lesnar's return to the UFC and the forthcoming Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor rematch. MMA Fighting and SB Nation fully support Ariel, Casey, Esther and the entire MMA Fighting staff. And we appreciate the support we have received from the MMA Fighting audience and community. The UFC has not been in contact with us since revoking the credentials of Ariel, Esther and Casey. But we will keep you, our audience, informed of the situation. Ariel will address what occurred at UFC 199 on tomorrow's MMA Hour. The show begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT Kevin Lockland is the VP of Editorial Operations at SB Nation. Bryan Tucker is the managing editor of MMA Fighting.
Submitted Jun 5, 2016 11:11PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With UFC 199, a great night was spoiled by a petty media banning
(mmajunkie.com)
What a time to be a fight fan, I found myself thinking as Bisping stood there in the octagon, patting that gold belt like he couldn’t believe it was real. If only the night’s news had ended there. But see, the thing that spoiled the evening for me was when I looked on Twitter and saw a missive from Ariel Helwani (via Twitter), the MMAFighting.com reporter who broke the news that Lesnar was in talks to return to the cage shortly before the UFC 200 promo confirmed it. According to Helwani, not long after he reported that scoop UFC staff escorted him out of the building, relieved him of his media credential, and – again, according to Helwani’s characterization of events – told he was “banned for life”
Submitted Jun 5, 2016 1:52PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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