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Johny Hendricks picks up Reebok sponsorship ahead of UFC 167
Reebok agrees to pay UFC sponsor tax for Johny Henricks' fight against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167.
Barnett granted NSAC license with WADA testing
Josh Barnett and his attorneys attended a Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting today in regards to licensing ahead of his UFC 168 bout, and he became the first MMA fighter to agree to random WADA testing as a condition for his license.
Erick Silva calls out Demian Maia
Erick Silva hasn't been much of a trash talker in the past, but that all changed with a twitter callout of Demian Maia today.
Melendez, Nurmagomedov want to fight each other
Gilbert Melendez recently said he would like to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the Dagestani fighter responded in apparent agreement.
Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins scratched from UFC Fight Night 32
A bantamweight matchup between Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been scratched from next week's UFC Fight Night 32 event. FOX Sports first reported that both fighters are injured and have been forced to withdraw from the card. MMAjunkie.com subsequently confirmed the change with sources close to the event.
Zak Cummings Injured, Sergio Moraes Now Faces Sean Spencer at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
An injury has force welterweight Zak Cummings out of his scheduled fight with Sergio Moraes at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Sean Spencer will now face Moraes on the Nov. 30 fight card. UFC officials announced the injury and opponent change on Wednesday. Moraes (8-2) appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. He lost his official promotional debut at UFC 147 to Cezar Ferreira by decision, but has strung together back-to-back submission wins over Renee Forte and Neil Magny in his last two outings. He earned Submission of the Night for his mounted triangle submission over Magny.
Commission cites error, says UFC champ Cain Velasquez not suspended six months
As it turns out, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez wasn't suspended six months following his UFC 166 victory over Junior dos Santos earlier this month.
Rory MacDonald plans more aggressive style against Robbie Lawler at UFC 167
No. 3 ranked UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald takes the criticism of his win over Jake Ellenberger to heart, plans to be more aggressive against Robbie Lawler at UFC 167.
Hendricks suffers 2nd degree burns filming promo
UFC welterweight number one contender, Johny Hendricks suffers second degree burns while filming UFC 167 promo commercial.
Aldo vs Lamas, Barao vs Cruz title fights booked for UFC 169
February's UFC 169 event has not one, but two headlining title contests as UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo? meets top contender Ricardo Lamas? and UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz? makes his long-awaited return to the octagon for a unification bout with interim title holder Renan Barao?.
Gian Villante replaces Robert Drysdale, meets Cody Donovan at UFC 167
With Robert Drysdale unable to fight at UFC 167, Cody Donovan will now instead meet Gian Villante.
Dodson steps in to fight Jorgensen at UFC on Fox 9
With Ian McCall out with an injury, hard-hitting flyweight John Dodson steps in to fight Scott Jorgensen at UFC on Fox 9 in Sacramento.
Rafael dos Anjos wants T.J. Grant, Gilbert Melendez or Benson Henderson
Rafael dos Anjos said he's "not surprised at all" that so many lightweight contenders are taking notice and mentioning him as a possible opponent. Five-fight winning streaks have a way of doing that.
Invicta FC: Shannon Knapp says rumors of UFC adding a women's strawweight division are untrue
Invicta FC president and owner, Shannon Knapp discusses the rumors of the UFC adding a women's strawweight division, and what went wrong with her ex business partner, Janet Martin.
Michelle Ould upset she can't wear white pride bra
7-3 former Bellator fighter Michelle Ould wants to know why she can't wear a "white pride" sports bra in her next fight.
Henderson looking to face Dos Anjos in next fight
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson dedicated to working 'his butt off' to get another crack at UFC gold.
Diego: Conor McGregor 'is a bunch of crap'
UFC veteran Diego Sanchez isn't shy with his feelings about newcomer Conor McGregor.
Donald Cerrone planning post-UFC 167 move down to featherweight
After a productive 7-3 run and six fight-night bonuses as a UFC lightweight, Donald Cerrone plans to take his talents to the featherweight division after next month's UFC 167 event.
UFC 167's Robert Drysdale denied fight license by NSAC for elevated testosterone
For the second time this year, BJJ ace Light Heavyweight Robert Drysdale was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167. He was originally slated to face Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 in August after going 6-0 in his career on the regional circuit. Unfortunately, a staph infection prevented him from fighting and he was rescheduled to face Cody Donovan at the November 16 event. However, once again, Drysdale is being forced out of the fight. As originally reported by MMA Junkie, Drysdale failed a pre-licensure drug test and has been denied his license by the NSAC. His results showed an elevated Testosterone/Epitestosteron ratio of 19.4:1 which comes in well over 3 times the state's limit of 6:1. MMA Junkie also reported that Drysdale had filed a request for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prior to his originally scheduled fight at UFC 163:
Rosi Sexton takes a shot at Joe Rogan via Facebook
UFC women's bantamweight fighter, Rosi Sexton takes a shot at Joe Rogan via her Facebook account, regarding the amount of damage she took following her fight with Jessica Andrade.
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