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Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he now believes his son will fight in the UFC
Last year, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor boxed in one of the biggest fights of all time, there were immediate rumblings of a possible rematch, potentially in MMA. Now, this outcome is starting to have the feeling of inevitability. Despite having retired from boxing after the MayMac bout, a few weeks ago Mayweather began teasing on his social media about a possible jump into the UFC. McGregor responded in kind and suddenly the biggest fight of 2017 was set to take over 2018 as well. Then, this weekend, Mayweather’s father and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., threw gasoline on the spark of the rematch, telling the Mayweather Boxing Channel that though he doesn’t understand it, he believes his son is genuinely interested in fighting in the UFC.
Submitted Feb 20, 2018 4:40PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Livinha Souza’s hand not fully healed, ruled unfit to fight Jessica Aguilar at UFC 222
Livinha Souza won’t be fighting at UFC 222. The former Invicta FC strawweight champion was originally slated to face Jessica Aguilar at UFC Austin on Feb. 18, but an injured hand forced the promotion to change plans. The UFC considered moving the match-up to UFC 222 on March 3, but those plans are now gone.
Submitted Feb 20, 2018 12:58AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Elizeu Zaleski injured, out of UFC London fight with Jack Marshman
The UFC London card has taken a hit as Elizeu Zaleski was forced out of a welterweight clash with Jack Marshman due to a knee injury, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. The Octagon’s return to London’s O2 Arena is scheduled for March 17.
Submitted Feb 20, 2018 12:57AM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 126 bonuses: Brandon Davis, Steven Peterson get $50,000 for slugfest
AUSTIN, Texas – Derrick Lewis, Curtis Millender, Brandon Davis and Steven Peterson each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 126 event. Lewis and Millender earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Davis and Peterson took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 6:51PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 127 has a new bantamweight addition. Officials today announced a fight between Tom Duquesnoy (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Terrion Ware (17-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC). UFC Fight Night 127 takes place March 17 at The O2 in London. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight lineup and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 5:33PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Cezar Ferreira meets Karl Roberson at UFC 224 in Brazil
A middleweight bout between Cezar Ferreira and Karl Roberson has been added to UFC 224, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. UFC 224 will take place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 12.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 5:31PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Nate Diaz nearly lights up joint on live TV during UFC Austin
National television won’t get in the way of Nate Diaz’s recreational activities. The UFC lightweight pulled out a marijuana joint and appeared to light it up during the FOX Sports 1 live broadcast of UFC Austin. This happened immediately after the co-main event heavyweight fight between Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 3:47AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Anti-Trust Lawsuit Could Pay Fighters Massive Windfall
The ongoing anti-trust lawsuit against the UFC appears to be gaining traction, and fighters could receive a massive windfall of money for damages if the lawsuit were to pass. MMA journalist John Nash tweeted about his discoveries regarding the anti-trust lawsuit, and any fighter who fought in the UFC since 2010 will be entitled to a part of the proposed $1.6 billion settlement:
Submitted Feb 18, 2018 1:53PM by george112 - 0 comments
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Zabit Magomedsharipov announces UFC 223 fight vs. Kyle Bochniak
Zabit Magomedsharipov is coming to America. The rising Russian announced today on his Instagram page that he’s set to fight Kyle Bochniak at UFC 223, which takes place April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 16, 2018 8:49PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida in the works for UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro
“The Phenom” and “The Dragon” will collide in Brazil. A middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida is in the works for UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 12, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. The event will take place at the Jeunesse Arena, same venue that held six of the previous eight cards in the city.
Submitted Feb 16, 2018 4:26PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano added to UFC 223 in New York
UFC 223’s lineup has another featherweight addition. The fight pits fast-rising Calvin Kattar (18-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) against Renato Moicano (11-1-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), officials recently announced.
Submitted Feb 15, 2018 3:10PM by Braden - 3 comments
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UFC on FOX 29 gets Matthew Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez; Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Muslim Salikhov
April’s UFC on FOX 29 lineup has two new matchups. The include bantamweights Matthew Lopez (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Alejandro Perez (19-6-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC), and welterweights Abdul Razak Alhassan (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Muslim Salikhov (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
Submitted Feb 15, 2018 3:07PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ruslan Magomedov, Zubaira Tukhugov accept two-year sanctions for USADA violations
UFC fighters Ruslan Magomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov have resolved their cases with the United States Anti-Doping Agency. On Thursday, the USADA announced that Magomedov and Tukhugov have accepted two-year suspensions after ostarine was discovered in their out-of-competition drug test samples taken on Sept. 7, 2016. Ostarine is a “non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents” and is prohibited year-round.
Submitted Feb 15, 2018 3:05PM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC signs Invicta FC flyweight champion Jennifer Maia
The UFC has signed one of the top female flyweights in the world. Invicta FC flyweight champion Jennifer Maia announced on her Instagram page that she has signed a deal with the promotion. A date and opponent for her debut has yet to be announced.
Submitted Feb 15, 2018 3:03PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Bobby Green injured, out of UFC 222 fight with Beneil Dariush
Bobby Green was looking for a quick turnaround, but an injury has thrown off his plans. Green was scheduled to fight Beneil Dariush in what promised to be an interesting lightweight matchup at UFC 222. However, an undisclosed injury has caused him to withdraw from the bout.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 10:11PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Will Brooks announces he was cut by the UFC, is entering PFL’s $1 million tournament
A former Bellator lightweight champion has been cut by the UFC — but has a chance to make big money fighting elsewhere. Will Brooks announced Wednesday on social media that he was released by the UFC and has now signed with the Professional Fighters League. Brooks wrote that he has entered into the PFL’s $1 million tournament, presumably in the lightweight division.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 9:59PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha announced for UFC 225 in Chicago
Former women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will meet onetime title challenger Claudia Gadelha (15-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC 225. UFC officials today announced the matchup for the June 9 pay-per-view event at United Center in Chicago. The contest marks the first official fight announced for the card.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 7:51PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Jon Jones doping hearing in front of CSAC officially set
One piece of the Jon Jones doping puzzle will be put in place later this month.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 5:34PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Joe Lauzon ruptures teammate Devin Powell’s testicle in training session
After being discovered by UFC President Dana White on the Lookin’ For A Fight series, Devin Powell made his UFC debut against Drakkar Klose at UFC Fight 103. Powell lost that fight by unanimous decision and had to be taken to the hospital afterwards. Well, on Tuesday, Powell had to take another trip to the hospital courtesy of a UFC fighter, only this time it was his teammate, Joe Lauzon. Powell posted to his Instagram account a photo of himself in surgery prep, announcing that Lauzon ruptured his testicle during training while practicing knees on the ground.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 2:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Stevie Ray vs. Kajan Johnson booked for UFC London
The UFC have tabbed Stevie Ray to take on Kajan Johnson at UFC London. Last week, Johnson tweeted that the Scot had stepped up after his original opponent, Rustam Khabilov, withdrew from the card due to injury. Sources have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the fight is a done deal.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 11:59AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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