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What the NFL could learn from the UFC about PED testing
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The New England Patriots pulled off a comeback rivaling Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at Super Bowl LI on Sunday. The next day CNN published an unusually in-depth piece by Roni Selig and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on what the NFL can learn from the UFC about anti-doping testing. The penalty for a first-time offense in the UFC, like WADA and USADA, is a two-year suspension. The case is given a full and fair review; very often the punishment is less than two years. However, the punishment for a test failure in the NFL is four games.
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 12:33PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Frankie Edgar has one fight left on UFC deal, wants Max Holloway or Ricardo Lamas next
(mmafighting.com)
Frankie Edgar has just one fight left on his UFC contract. Don’t expect him to be going anywhere, though. Edgar told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that the next fight on his UFC deal is his last, but he plans on re-upping with the UFC. Edgar said he was in contract talks with the promotion before having groin surgery recently and expects to come to terms before he steps in the Octagon again. “I’d like to get a deal,” Edgar said. “That’s what I’d like to do. Who knows what’s really gonna happen. But I would like to get a deal. I don’t really want to go anywhere else. This has been my home since the beginning. I just don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t. It’s not like we’re that far apart.”
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 12:32PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Commentating team set for post-Goldie UFC 208
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC 207 was Mike Goldberg’s final event; disgracefully, there was no public goodbye. Being let go is a normal part of corporate life. The new owners have four billion reasons to run the company as they see fit, and have laid off a number of personnel.
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 12:30PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edgar: UFC getting a little silly with Interim belts
(mixedmartialarts.com)
In boxing, sanctioning bodies only make money if there is a title at stake, so they recognize a lot of titles. The WBA sanctions Super, Undisputed, Unified, Regular, and Interim world championship bouts in 17 weight divisions (there used to be eight). Then throw in the WBC, IBF and WBO. And the IBO and WBF. And the World Underwear Association. By contrast, the UFC recognizes eight weight divisions for men, and most fans can name all the champions. Not a single person alive can definitively name every “world” champion in boxing. This alphabet soup is one reason boxing is losing young fans to mixed martial arts.
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 12:29PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Luis Henrique injured, Justin Willis signs with UFC and steps in vs. Marcin Tybura at UFC 208
(https:)
Justin Willis is filling in for Luis Henrique to take on Marcin Tybura at this weekend's UFC 208: Holm vs de Randamie. This is the 12 and final fight to this card and this fight will take place on the Prelims. Start Times for this Event PPV Main Card @ 10PM ET Televised Fight Prelims @ 8PM ET Fight Pass Early Prelims @6:30PM ET
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 1:09AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Omielanczuk accepts no-fault finding from USADA in meldonium case, doesn't face suspension
(mmajunkie.com)
More than a year after he was first tested, it appears there is some closure to UFC heavyweight Daniel Omielanczuk’s meldonium saga with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Submitted Feb 6, 2017 6:27PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2 set for UFC 211
(mmafighting.com)
A UFC heavyweight title fight is coming to Big D. According to multiple sources, the promotion has booked Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2 for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas.
Submitted Feb 6, 2017 2:28PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 104 bonuses: 'Korean Zombie' among extra $50,000 winners
(mmajunkie.com)
Chan Sung Jung, Marcel Fortuna, Jessica Andrade and Angela Hill each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 104 event. Jung and Fortuna earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Andrade and Hill took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Feb 5, 2017 1:40PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: UFC Fight Night 104 winner Jessica Andrade next for champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk
(mmajunkie.com)
Jessica Andrade earned the next crack at undefeated UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a dominant win over Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 104. UFC President Dana White said after Saturday’s FS1-televised event at Toyota Center in Houston that Andrade will indeed be next for the Polish titleholder.
Submitted Feb 5, 2017 2:37AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Holly Holm thinks featherweight division will become viable, says a lot has to happen for a fight with ‘Cyborg’
(mmafighting.com)
Much of the criticism heading into UFC 208 is that the inaugural featherweight title fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie doesn’t outwardly lead anywhere. A champion will be crowned in a newly created division that doesn’t have any other contenders waiting in the wings. As such, there’s a one-off feel to what could become a historic moment for Holm, who has already held the bantamweight title after dethroning Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.
Submitted Feb 4, 2017 6:46PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Brown will now face Belal Muhammad at UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
Randy Brown will fight at UFC 208 after all. Brown will now face Belal Muhammad at next Saturday's pay-per-view-event in Brooklyn, according to the UFC on Friday. Brown was originally supposed to face George Sullivan at the event.
Submitted Feb 4, 2017 3:14PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC President Dana White on 'TUF 8' winner: 'Bellator is a good place for Ryan Bader'
(mmajunkie.com)
The most tenured light heavyweight fighter in UFC history officially will be taking his talents elsewhere. Ryan Bader (22-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) appears to be headed for Bellator. UFC President Dana White today told USA TODAY Sports that the promotion gave its blessing to Bader leaving for its top competitor and would not match any contract offer Bader might receive from the Viacom-owned Bellator.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 11:17PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Bec Rawlings explains why she missed weight at UFC Fight Night 104
(mmafighting.com)
Bec Rawlings was the lone fighter to miss weight Friday at the UFC Fight Night 104 weigh-ins. Rawlings went on social media to explain why she was 1.5 pounds over the 115-pound strawweight limit.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 7:04PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Max Griffin vs. Sergio Moraes booked for UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza, Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to Brazil in March. Max Griffin (13-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will head to enemy turf to take on Brazil’s Sergio Moraes (11-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 106. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night 106 takes place March 11 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:54PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ian Entwistle vs. Brett Johns joins London's UFC Fight Night 107 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
An all-Britain bantamweight bout has been added to next month’s UFC Fight Night 107 lineup. England’s Ian Entwistle (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and undefeated Welsh fighter Brett Johns (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) are slated for the show. UFC Fight Night 107 takes place March 18 at The O2 in London.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:53PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liz Carmouche out, newcomer Gina Mazany in against Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 105
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC is shuffling the deck up north. Former title challenger Liz Carmouche is out of her fight with Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 105 due to injury and will be replaced by newcomer Gina Mazany, UFC officials confirmed Friday. The news was first reported by TSN. Also added to the card, which takes place Feb. 19 in Halifax, is a matchup between Alex Volkanovski and Michel Quinones.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:49PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Travis Browne puts to bed rumors he left coach Edmund Tarverdyan
(mmafighting.com)
For the last few weeks, internet rumors have been circulating that ninth-ranked heavyweight Travis Browne had left Glendale Fighting Club and the tutelage of much maligned coach Edmund Tarverdyan. However, it turns out those rumors aren’t true. Recently, Browne went on ESPN’s 5ive Rounds podcast where he categorically denied the rumors and reaffirmed his relationship with Tarverdyan.
Submitted Feb 2, 2017 3:04PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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
 
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