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GSP: Silva had 'biological weapon', it's cheating
Former UFC champ Georges St-Pierre says Anderson Silva shouldn't have been allowed to compete with a 'biological weapon'.
Submitted Feb 9, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Mirko Cro Cop says he didn't return to the UFC for the money
When Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic returns to the UFC in Krakow on April 11th, he won't be returning for financial reasons. In fact, he says he's doing it to "right some things".
Submitted Feb 9, 2015 10:17AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Jorge Masvidal not too happy with Iaquinta fight
It seems as if UFC lightweight and former Strikeforce title challenge Jorge Masvidal isn't keen on his new match-up with Al Iaquinta this April.
Submitted Feb 9, 2015 10:16AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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UFC: Report of pay withheld from Anderson Silva after drug test failure 'not true'
A report Sunday evening by Brazilian media outlet Veja.com stated the UFC had withheld a payment of nearly $6 million to Anderson Silva after his failed pre-UFC 183 drug test. The report claimed the withheld money was Silva’s (34-6 MMA, 17-2 UFC) $600,000 fight purse, $200,000 win bonus and the money he made off of his pay-per-view “points,” or percentage of PPV revenue, for the Jan. 31 pay-per-view fight, where the former longtime middleweight champion returned from a 13-month layoff to earn a decision win over former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC). It's so unlike Brazilian websites to post lies Edit: For some reason when I post from my iPad the links never work. Sorry about that it's the first story on junkie.
Submitted Feb 9, 2015 9:21AM by postman - 0 comments
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UFC withholding Silva's $2.17 million pay
A Brazilian news outlet is claiming that the UFC has blocked payment to the former champ following his UFC 183 drug test failure.
Submitted Feb 8, 2015 5:36PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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Ben Rothwell plans on May return, lays out three-fight path to UFC title
With the biggest win of his career now comfortably in the rearview mirror, Ben Rothwell (34-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) is ready to take a good look at what’s ahead. Right now, that seems to be a May booking with a top-10 opponent. “I did ask for something at the end of May,” Rothwell told MMAjunkie Radio. “I know that I’m on the radar for May. I’ve got to make sure my body is read for May. That’s what I’m planning for...
Submitted Feb 8, 2015 3:20PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
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Mairbek Taisumov announces new five-fight UFC deal
With a pair of back-to-back knockout wins under his belt, Chechnyan lightweight Mairbek Taisumov (23-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has a new five-fight deal in place. The 26-year-old prospect today took to to announce he finalized a new deal with the sport’s largest promotion.
Submitted Feb 8, 2015 10:10AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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UFC releases Johnny Bedford, Dustin Kimura, and Jianping Yang
Disclaimer: This information is all based on updates to the UFC.com lists of active fighters. Profiles will very likely still exist for each fighter as the UFC retains a database of all former competitors, but these fighters no longer appear on the UFC roster lists themselves. It often takes a day or so for roster changes to become apparent, so some fighters may still remain listed for the short term. All information in this post is gained through ,a twitter account that uses a ruby script to check the UFC's website for changes.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 5:46PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
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UFC signs Levan Makashvili
One of the best US based featherweight prospects in the world is on his way to the UFC.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Champ Demetrious Johnson would still fight John Lineker, whether he made weight or not
Not too long ago, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (21-2-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) said he told UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby to fire John Lineker.
Submitted Feb 7, 2015 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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New champ Robbie Lawler taking a break after busy 2014, but 'always ready to go'
Robbie Lawler fought four times in 2014 against some of the biggest hitters in the welterweight division. He fell to Johny Hendricks in a March title bout, beat Jake Ellenberger in May, defeated Matt Brown in July and then came back in December to take Hendricks' title.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 9:38PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
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Benson Henderson: Move to welterweight only temporary
Benson Henderson has fought his entire career at lightweight, but to step in on short notice in the UFC Fight Night Colorado main event, he is moving up to welterweight:
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 9:37PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Diego tweets NSFStomach surgery pic
UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez has not fought since June of 2014, due to a series of injuries. The latest was a broken collar bone suffered in training on Jan 26, so serious it necessitated surgery. "The Nightmare" posted on image on Twitter that is, bluntly, kind of a nightmare.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 9:36PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Faber denies report that he turned down UFC bout
A report coming out of Globo in Brazil says that Urijah Faber turned down a UFC Fight Night main event against Thomas Almeida, but "The California Kid" says that isn't true.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 3:23PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Anderson Silva's win over Nick Diaz switched to a No Contest
Things have gone from bad to worse for Anderson Silva, after an impressive win against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 the UFC announced that the former long term champion had tested positive for two performance enhancing drugs in his Jan 9th pre-fight drug test. While Silva adamantly denies any wrong doing NAC executive director Bob Bennett has decided to overturn Silva's victory. In light of the failed drugs test the bout result will now be changed to a No Contest which could have massive financial repercussions for Silva.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 1:03PM by Wez - 15 comments
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Sarah Kaufman smashes cupcake, calls out Tate
Sarah Kaufman really wants a fight, and she took to Instagram to call Miesha Tate out.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Thales Leites asks for fight with Tim Kennedy
Thales Leites eyes a top 10 opponent for his next bout following a thrilling submission victory over Tim Boetsch at UFC 183.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Joe Rogan says Dana White wants to take a point for every single eye poke
In his recent podcast, UFC commentator Joe Rogan explains that UFC president Dana White has a solution for the continuing eye-poke problem in the sport: simply deduct a point from fighters for every poke.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Dolce puts Hendricks on blast for lifestyle choices
Conditioning coach Mike Dolce has been by the side of former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in some of his biggest fights, but despite that has critics for his friend and client:
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 1:33AM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Zahabi: GSP Ready to Resume Sparring
Firas Zahabi, longtime head trainer to former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, still does not know whether the Canadian will ever fight again. If St-Pierre does return, however, Zahabi will have no reservations regarding his two surgically repaired knees. Nearly one year after suffering the second ACL tear of his career, St-Pierre (25-2) is training every day, according to Zahabi. Earlier this month, St-Pierre posted a video to social media that shows him somersaulting into a forward flip in a gymnastics facility. He sticks the landing, in case you're wondering. The 33-year-old Canadian tore his left ACL in March, three months after he vacated the 170-pound title to take an indefinite leave of absence. In 2011, he tore his right ACL but made a successful return with three title defenses.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 5:03PM by Kpro - 16 comments
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