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ACL tear sidelines UFC featherweight Conor McGregor for 10 months
(mmajunkie.com)
For now, all the talk was for naught for Conor McGregor, as will be his hope to fight on the UFC's Manchester card in October. McGregor suffered a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament, a strain to his medial collateral ligament and a meniscal tear of his posterior horn, according to UFC President Dana White, who late Thursday delivered the news to "FOX Sports Live." McGregor, White said, is expected to be on the shelf for upwards of 10 months. McGregor (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) suffered the injuries this past Saturday in his dominant win over Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden in Boston.
Submitted Aug 23, 2013 12:54AM by DrivenDavies15 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomer Jesse Ronson in for injured Mark Bocek vs. Michel Prazeres at UFC 165
(mmajunkie.com)
With Mark Bocek injured, fellow Canadian Jesse Ronson has been signed by the UFC to take his place against Michel Prazeres at UFC 165 next month in Toronto.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 8:01PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Wanderlei Silva Won't Fight Chael Sonnen, Wants PPV Points
(bleacherreport.com)
All of Chael Sonnen's tough talk that Wanderlei Silva has been ducking him for years could arguably have some merit, based on the latest update on the potential grudge match by UFC President Dana White. White told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that negotiations for this heavily anticipated matchup have come to a standstill since "The Axe Murderer" wants PPV points in order to fight Sonnen. "[Silva] said he won't fight him unless he gets PPV [points] so I guess he's gonna retire," White said to Helwani through a text message. When asked what he plans on doing with Sonnen next, White wrote, "we will figure it out."
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 8:00PM by mentalcase - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Seth Baczynski vs. Neil Magny set for 'Fight for the Troops 3' at Fort Campbell
(mmajunkie.com)
A couple of veterans of "The Ultimate Fighter" – Seth Baczynski and Neil Magny – will look to rebound from recent losses when they meet at the UFC's next "Fight for the Troops" show.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 7:57PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Wanderlei Silva won't fight Chael Sonnen unless he receives PPV points
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hold your horses on a possible Wanderlei Silva/Chael Sonnen fight this fall.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 7:49PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck Faces Tyron Woodley at UFC 167
(5thround.com)
On Thursday afternoon, a welterweight scrap between veteran Josh Koscheck (pictured) and Tyron Woodley was added to the UFC 167 lineup. The event takes place November 16 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Koscheck could be fighting for his UFC life. The 35-year-old has lost two straight fights. Kos was most recently TKO’d by Robbie Lawler in February. Woodley, meanwhile, has alternated between wins and losses over his past four bouts. He dropped a split decision to Jake Shields in his big league debut at UFC 161.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 5:54PM by DrivenDavies15 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Lawlor tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus against Michael Kuiper in April
(mmafighting.com)
Following his April 6 win over Michael Kuiper, Tom Lawlor said Kuiper hurt his knee in the early minutes of the fight. Did he ever. Lawlor told MMAFighting.com on Thursday that when Kuiper landed a judo throw in the first two minutes of their fight in Stockholm, Sweden, he tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee. Amazingly, Lawlor overcame the injury to submit Kuiper via guillotine choke in the second round.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 5:53PM by DrivenDavies15 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir and Ben Rothwell receive TRT exemptions for UFC 164
(mmajunkie.com)
A new fighter has been added to the list of MMA competitors with permission to use testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT).
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 3:36PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Optimistic about knee injury, UFC's Conor McGregor insults top featherweights
(mmajunkie.com)
While fans have quickly taken to UFC prospect Conor McGregor, his fellow featherweights probably won't be so eager. Especially after the Irish fighter's latest tweets.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 11:01AM by Webbie - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
If Wanderlei Silva is Healthy, Dana White Would Make Sonnen vs. Silva UFC 167 Co-Main Event
(mmaweekly.com)
Chael Sonnen on Wednesday night continued his quest to get a fight with former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva. UFC president Dana White was an in-studio guest on Wednesday night’s edition of Fox Sports Live, and Sonnen had a recorded message awaiting his boss...
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 10:05AM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Barnatt vs. Craig, Kuiper vs. Scott joins Manchester's UFC Fight Night 30 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
October's UFC Fight Night 30 event has two new middleweight bouts on the fight card. They include Luke Barnatt (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Andrew Craig (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), as well as Michael Kuiper (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Brad Scott (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Officials today announced the bouts...
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 10:03AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida drops to 185, meets Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will make a long-discussed drop to middleweight, and his first test will be a military hero – on a military base.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 12:38AM by Webbie - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wilson Reis replaces Johnny Bedford, meets Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28
(mmajunkie.com)
Promotional newcomer Wilson Reis reportedly has replaced injured Johnny Bedford and meets fellow bantamweight Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 3:11PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cerrone charged with assault in Colorado boat rage
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Lightweight contender Donald Cerrone has been charged with misdemeanor assault in a Colorado "boating rage" incident.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 1:37PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez promoted to Indy's UFC Fight Night 27 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
Two bouts from next week's UFC Fight Night 27 event have been promoted to higher-profile spots on the fight card.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Alessio Sakara vs. Tom Watson joins UFC Fight Night 30 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
Two fighters in need of a win will clash in October at UFC Fight Night 30 when Alessio Sakara takes on Tom Watson.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Batman makes octagon debut September 4th
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ivan "Batman" Jorge has been signed by the UFC as an injury replacement for Marcelo Guimaraes. He'll meet Keith Wisneiwski at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor knee injury 'not serious,' wants UFC 168 return against Diego Brandao
(mmamania.com)
Top featherweight prospect Conor McGregor done messed up his knee in the second round of his UFC Fight Night 26 battle against Max Holloway, which took place just last weekend (Aug. 17, 2013) as part of the "Shogun vs. Sonnen" event at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.Turns out it isn't serious.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 11:01AM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Statement regarding Stefan Struve's heart condition
(mmafighting.com)
On Tuesday's episode of UFC Tonight, it was reported that Stefan Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve, as well an enlarged heart. Struve is currently in good spirits but is still waiting to see if he will be able to resume his promising MMA career. Below is a detailed statement from Struve's manager Lex McMahon about Struve's condition and his future
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:56AM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares added to UFN 29
(mmafighting.com)
It’s a wrestilng vs. jiu-jitsu match in Barueri, Brazil. Mike Pierce looks to extend his winning streak to five when he faces dangerous grappler Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 29 on Oct. 9. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com. Lance! first reported the bout.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:54AM by DrivenDavies15 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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