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Misha Cirkunov, Lorenz Larkin, and Rick Story pulled from UFC rankings
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC’s latest fighter rankings update has removed three quite prominent fighters from its list. Free agent Lorenz Larkin no longer being ranked may be a sign that he won’t be re-signing with the promotion, but out of left field are two names you wouldn’t have expected. MMAjunkie’s Mike Bohn reported on Wednesday that Misha Cirkunov and Rick Story are also not under UFC contract right now.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 11:01PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jorge Masvidal says Demian Maia turned down fight. The good news? Neil Magny is his huckleberry
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White on Tuesday said after Nick Diaz turned down a rematch with ex-champ Robbie Lawler, he planned to make a fight between Diaz and welterweight contender Demian Maia. But when Diaz turned that down, he went with an alternative: Jorge Masvidal. Now, according to Masvidal, Maia has turned that down. Masvidal isn’t particularly bent out of shape over the refusal and welcomed a fight with any other top-tier welterweight. The issue is finding a suitable fit. The good news is that one might already be present.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 10:55PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Godofredo Pepey vs. Kyle Bochniak added to UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
A featherweight bout pitting Godofredo Pepey and Kyle Bochniak has been added to UFC Fight Night 106. The news was announced by the promotion on Wednesday.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 10:50PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White interested in making Nick Diaz vs. Demian Maia
(foxsports.com)
“I offered Nick Diaz the (Robbie) Lawler fight and he turned it down. Lawler accepted the fight and Nick turned it down so I’m looking for something else for Lawler right now,” White revealed on the latest “UFC Unfiltered” podcast. “(Diaz’s team) were terrorizing me saying ‘we want a fight’ so they wanted to announce it that night at the Sacramento card (at FOX UFC Fight Night). Cause he was there, it’s the right crowd, it’s close to his hometown and they wanted to announce it. I got Robbie Lawler to accept the fight, I called him, and they turned it down and they’ve been radio silent on me ever since.”
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 7:12PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC’s Ricardo Abreu fails USADA drug test while serving two-year suspension
(mmafighting.com)
Ricardo Abreu could be facing a very lengthy ban. The UFC middleweight, already serving a doping suspension, failed another USADA drug test stemming from a Dec. 21 sample collection and is facing a second UFC anti-doping policy violation, the promotion announced Wednesday. Abreu is less than a year into a two-year ban by USADA due to testing positive for anabolic steroid metabolites norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone in June 2016. He is currently ineligible to compete in the UFC until July 1, 2018. A second anti-doping violation could double Abreu’s suspension and the “aggravating circumstances” clause in the UFC anti-doping policy could lengthen the ban even more.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 3:11PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC releases statement on Trump’s travel ban
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championships released a statement on the White House’s new restrictive immigration policy that could potentially impact a handful of fighters on the roster.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 1:51PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss Dana White watched Ortiz-Sonnen at Bellator 170 – and 'there's no way in hell' it was fixed
(mmajunkie.com)
We’re 10 days removed from Tito Ortiz’s submission of Chael Sonnen in his retirement fight at Bellator 170, and there’s still just a little bit of talk left over for it. After Ortiz (19-12-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) beat Sonnen (29-15-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) to tap to a choke in Bellator 170’s main event (watch the highlights above), some viewers said the only way to explain Ortiz’s win as a 2-1 underdog is that things weren’t on the up and up. Ortiz spoke out against that, big time. So did referee John McCarthy. And on Tuesday, a defense of Ortiz’s rear-naked choke win came from what most people might consider a pretty unlikely source: UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 1:46PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
'The Korean Zombie' talks military hiatus, return to UFC, 145 title picture, more
(mmafighting.com)
A familiar face will return to the biggest stage in sports this weekend in Houston. No, not Tom Brady, rather Chan Sung Jung. "The Korean Zombie" hasn't fought in the UFC since Aug. 2013 due to mandatory military obligations in his native South Korea, but he'll finally return on Saturday night against Dennis Bermudez in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Houston. We caught up with the popular featherweight recently via e-mail to talk about his military duties and his much-anticipated return to the UFC.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 1:41PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
After controversial no-contest, Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira rematch slated for UFC Fight Night 106
(mmajunkie.com)
After a controversial end to their fight fight, Tim Means and Alex Oliveira will do it again. Means (26-7-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Oliveira (16-3-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who fought to a confusing no-contest in December at UFC 207, will run it back at UFC Fight Night 106. MMAjunkie today confirmed the welterweight matchup with Oliveira’s camp, though UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement. Combate first reported it. UFC Fight Night 106 takes place March 6 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 1:34PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luis Henrique out at next week's UFC 208; promotion needs heavyweight opponent for Marcin Tybura
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian heavyweight Luis Henrique (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC 208 event, and the promotion is currently in need of a replacement opponent for Marcin Tybura (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). MMAjunkie today confirmed “KLB” Henrique’s withdrawal with UFC officials. A search is currently underway for a replacement to step in on a little more than one week’s notice.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 1:32PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans vs Daniel Kelly slated for UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
Rashad Evans is officially on the comeback trail. Evans is slated to fight Dan Kelly at UFC 209 on March 4, MMA Fighting confirmed. ESPN first reported the fight Tuesday night.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 11:17AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Jon Jones gets next UFC title shot, fights light heavyweight winner of Cormier vs Johnson
(mmamania.com)
This likely won’t sit too well with the rest of the light heavyweight division. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White revealed during a recent conversation on the UFC Unfiltered podcast that former 205-pound champion Jon Jones would likely get an immediate title shot upon his return from suspension this summer.
Submitted Jan 31, 2017 8:17PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Valentina Shevchenko’s win over Julianna Pena does second-lowest FOX numbers
(mmafighting.com)
After women had powered UFC's ratings on FOX to high-level marks in 2016, the final numbers for Saturday's UFC on FOX show, headlined by Valentina Shevchenko's second-round submission win over Julianna Pena, were the second-lowest in the history of the series.
Submitted Jan 31, 2017 4:46PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor slams ‘fake’ Georges St-Pierre: You joined MMAAA because you couldn’t get the UFC deal you wanted
(mmamania.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre sent shockwaves through the mixed martial arts (MMA) community when he partnered with ex-Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney to found the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA). During last November’s press conference, St-Pierre named UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor as an example of fighter who can make million-dollar paydays and still get shafted by the promotion. Something “Notorious” took exception to during his recent Q&A
Submitted Jan 31, 2017 4:34PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Trump ‘Muslim ban’ could bounce Gegard Mousasi from Chris Weidman fight at UFC 210
(mmamania.com)
United States President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and suspending all refugee admission for 120 days. It’s a ham-handed approach to counterterrorism and the Trump administration has already come under fire for supporting such drastic measures, which could inadvertently affect some of the world’s top mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters.
Submitted Jan 31, 2017 4:31PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White dismisses Michael Bisping’s fantasy fights, promises Yoel Romero next UFC title shot
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Michael Bisping, who captured the crown at UFC 199 before defending it at UFC 204, is setting his sights on “big-money fights” in the twilight of his career. You know, strike while the iron is hot, and all that jazz. Some of the names on “The Count’s” wish list include but are not limited to Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, and Tyron Woodley. Sure they’re all welterweight fighters, but we shouldn’t bog ourselves down with some of the finer details. Not that it matters, as UFC President Dana White has other plans, according to his conversation on UFC Unfiltered.
Submitted Jan 31, 2017 4:28PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Indiana newcomer Jarred Brooks in for Neil Seery vs. Ian McCall at UFC 208 in Brooklyn
(mmajunkie.com)
A day after undergoing a big change to his fight, which is becoming a familiar refrain for him, Ian McCall has a new opponent for UFC 208. On Sunday, McCall (13-5-1 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC) had flyweight opponent Neil Seery (16-12 MMA, 3-3 UFC) drop out after the death of Seery’s mother-in-law. But McCall will remain on the card, which is less than two weeks away, to take on promotional newcomer Jarred Brooks (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC 208 takes place Feb. 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Submitted Jan 30, 2017 4:18PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 208's Ian McCall loses an opponent – again
(mmajunkie.com)
Ian McCall’s UFC comeback seems to get more and more depressing with each attempt. The flyweight’s UFC 208 fight against Neil Seery has been scrapped. Seery announced the withdrawal via Facebook, citing the passing of his mother-in-law as his reason for pulling out of the event. A UFC official subsequently confirmed the news with MMAjunkie. “I pulled out of my fight in 2 weeks due to losing my mother in law today sorry to everyone who bought tickets but family comes first,” Seery wrote. There’s still a chance he competes at UFC 208, though, and company officials are actively searching for a replacement.
Submitted Jan 30, 2017 4:03AM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson headlines UFC Fight Night 107 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
With less than two months until the event, UFC Fight Night 107 finally has a headliner. A light heavyweight showdown between Jimi Manuwa (16-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Corey Anderson (9-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) tops March’s UFC Fight Night 107 lineup in London. MMAjunkie confirmed the news with a UFC official. The fight has yet to be formally announced by the promotion as the headliner. UFC Fight Night 107 takes place March 18 at The O2 in London. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 30, 2017 4:00AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 23 post-fight facts: Francis Ngannou overtakes lead for consecutive UFC finishes
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time since UFC on FOX 4 in August 2012, every fight on a FOX-televised main card ended in a stoppage. Saturday’s UFC on FOX 23 event at Pepsi Center in Denver featured four finishes in four fights, with Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) closing the show with a second-round submission of fellow bantamweight Julianna Pena (8-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) to secure her position as the next title challenger. Although Shevchenko’s performance was the most relevant on the card in terms of title stakes, several other competitors turned in key victories. For more on the UFC’s sixth visit to Denver, check below for 50 post-fight facts to come out of UFC on FOX 23...
Submitted Jan 29, 2017 2:12PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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