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UFC heavy Travis Browne has low testosterone but rejects TRT, says it's cheating
(bloodyelbow.com)
Travis Browne has harsh words for UFC fighters taking testosterone replacement therapy.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White on UFC 170: Regardless of PPV numbers, 'it's still the biggest women's fight ever'
(mmajunkie.com)
MMA observers might never know how effective an Olympic-tinged promo was for UFC 170, but according to UFC President Dana White, the recent event should be considered a success for women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who worried about pay-per-view numbers.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 12:11AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Stipe Miocic still healing, but welcomes Junior dos Santos matchup
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic said he’s open to fighting Junior dos Santos after the ex-champ respectfully called him out on MMAjunkie Radio.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 12:10AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory disputes med suspension, 'There's no injury'
(bloodyelbow.com)
After the medical suspensions for UFC 170 were made public by the Nevada athletic commission, "Ares" took to Twitter to discount his reported six month suspension.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 12:07AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo set for UFC card in Cincinnati
(mmafighting.com)
A bantamweight clash has been added to the UFC Fight Night card in Cincinnati. According to sources close to the situation, Eddie Wineland returns to the Octagon in a 135-pound fight with Brazilian veteran Johnny Eduardo on May 10 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Graciemag first reported the match-up as a possibility for a future UFC card.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 10:06PM by DrivenDavies15 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre Walked Away Due to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre walked away from fighting and relinquished his title following his UFC 167 title defense againstJohny Hendricks in November 2013.  He recently sat down with CBC and revealed that his decision to take a hiatus from fighting was due to obsessive compulsive disorder.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 6:31PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Sonnen Returning To 185 After Beating Bum-derlei
(mmamania.com)
It looks like "The American Gangster" might be going back to the middleweight division after he settles his beef with "The Axe Murderer" at light heavyweight.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 5:26PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bart Palaszewski, one of two to beat UFC champ Pettis, confirms retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Bart Palaszewski, a former IFL fighter who eventually took his talents to the WEC and UFC, has officially retired from the sport.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 5:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thomson 'sick' about Melendez shot, wants Aldo
(bloodyelbow.com)
The former Strikeforce champ was talking retirement until he heard his old rival Gilbert Melendez would be getting a UFC title shot. Now he wants one of his own.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 5:19PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aldo: 'Rankings is f**king useless'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Responding to criticism from UFC president Dana White, Jose Aldo explains that the only thing he cares about is winning, not rankings. Also his trainer isn't worried that Gilbert Melendez is getting next crack at LW champ Anthony Pettis.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 5:18PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald wants Hendricks/Lawler winner
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald says he would like to fight for the welterweight title after the champion is decided at UFC 171.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 5:17PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
10 fights official for UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi
In the main event, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) meets “TUF 10? winner Roy Nelson (19-9 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in a heavyweight bout. The co-main event features featherweights Clay Guida (30-14 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Also on the show, Turkey’s Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets up with Dustin Ortiz (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a flyweight battle. “TUF 13? runnerup Ramsey Nijem (9-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) fights unbeaten Beneil Dariush (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a lightweight battle. Ryan LaFlare (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) put his perfect record on the line against John Howard (22-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at welterweight. Jim Alers (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Alan Omer (18-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), of Iraq, in a featherweight bout between two promotional newcomers. And Trevor Smith (11-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets former middleweight title challenger Thales Leites (22-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC).
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 12:37PM by DrivenDavies15 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 36 drug tests come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
The Brazilian MMA athletic commission (CABMMA) on Monday announced that drug tests were performed for all fighters at UFC Fight Night 36, and the results came back negative.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jamie Varner meets James Krause at UFC 173 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A former WEC champion has been added to the lineup of the UFC’s annual Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 24, 2014 8:18PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 170 medical suspensions: MacDonald, Assuncao among those with potential long terms
(mmajunkie.com)
A dozen fighters were given medical suspensions following their bouts at this past Saturday’s UFC 170. Five of them could be out as long as six months.
Submitted Feb 24, 2014 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris Cyborg says that Dana will just find another reason to keep her out of the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
After parting ways with Tito Ortiz as her business manager, Cris Cyborg has a few words for her detractors.
Submitted Feb 24, 2014 8:12PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Arianny: Ronda's not a good role model for women
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste has some sharp words for women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Feb 24, 2014 1:23PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF China Finale - Tourney final postponed, Lee vs. Phan promoted to TUF China Finale main card
(mmajunkie.com)
One of the tournament finals from “The Ultimate Fighter: China” has been postponed, and as a result, Saturday’s TUF China Finale event has a new main-card bout. The featherweight tournament finale of Yang Jianping (6-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ning Guangyou (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been scratched due to an injury to one of the competitors. A UFC official told MMAjunkie the bout will likely be rebooked for a future card in Asia. As a result, a bantamweight bout between Nam Phan (18-12 MMA, 2-5 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been promoted the event’s main card.
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 4:48PM by Shawn91111 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 170 post-fight facts: Rousey makes history with 56-day title turnaround
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made history at UFC 170 when she successfully defended her belt for a second time in 56 days, marking the quickest turnaround between title defenses in company history. Only once before has a titleholder attempted to make an identical turnaround, but former welterweight champion Matt Hughes failed to retain the belt in the second lap of the rare challenge when he dropped the gold to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 65. Rousey (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) stopped Sara McMann (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in the main event for her third title defense since being appointed UFC champion a year ago. The performance inside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center was extremely telling of Rousey’s progression as an MMA fighter as she set a series of UFC records with the help of her striking. To dig in to some of those numbers and much more from the UFC’s second pay-per-view event of the year, FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll helps bring 35 post-event facts from UFC 170...
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 4:14PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald and a UFC 170 win that nearly wasn’t thanks to an avocado
(mmajunkie.com)
Prior to the buildup for Saturday’s UFC 170, the only things, really, that had done so were Carlos Condit late in one fight and Robbie Lawler in his most recent outing. But not long before Saturday’s card, MacDonald nearly was felled by … an avocado. MacDonald (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) survived a rough first round against Demian Maia (18-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) to take a unanimous decision by dominating the fight in the standup game – and keeping Maia from taking him down most of the second and third rounds. But afterward, he said he nearly had to pull out of the fight when he cut himself while trying to slice the famous green fruit...
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 4:12PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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