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For UFC On FUEL TV 8'S Brian Stann, It’s About Making Peace With The Fear
(mmajunkie.com)
Say you're a UFC fighter lurking somewhere beneath the top ranks of your division, but well above the Facebook prelim zone of near total anonymity. Say you're a known fighter, even a popular fighter, and you can feel pretty confident that the UFC brass isn't watching your fights with a Sharpie in hand, ready to draw a big black line through your name the moment you slip up.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:48AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frozen birthday cake a reminder of Stefan Struve's UFC on FUEL TV 8 sacrifices
(mmajunkie.com)
Generally speaking, one of the benefits at fighting at heavyweight is the ability to enjoy an in-camp cheat meal every now and then. For 7-foot-tall Stefan Struve that's not the case. He didn't even get to enjoy a slice of his own birthday cake.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:41AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva relishing second homecoming chance at UFC on FUEL TV 8
(mmajunkie.com)
It's one homecoming after another for Wanderlei Silva. The legendary "Axe Murderer" got to fight in front of his home country's fans in Brazil in June, and now returns to Japan, where he built his legend in PRIDE.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:36AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 8's Hector Lombard fearful of boring fight and possible release
(mmajunkie.com)
Yushin Okami wins points with Hector Lombard for having a black belt in judo. But his Saturday fight with the Japanese veteran also worries him, mainly due to how Okami has used his grappling against opponents.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:34AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine”
(bjpenn.com)
“They (UFC legal department) hit me up yesterday morning and said I had failed a drug test,” Riddle told BJPenn.Com Radio. “I still don’t know how it’s possible; I quit smoking three weeks out from the fight. I’ve passed drug tests when I quit two weeks out from a fight; it’s just crazy to me. I asked for my numbers and they sent me a form that just said I tested positive for marijuana. It didn’t say how much, it just said I was over the amount.” ”It is what it is I’ve failed two drug tests in seven months. There’s not much I can do I was prescribed my medicine and I’m going to take it. I got fired over taking my medicine because I don’t want to take pharmaceutical drugs or testosterone. This is what works for me, it’s just s****y, but it is what it is.”
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 2:42AM by bjj1605 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gunnar Nelson meets Mike Pyle at May's UFC 160 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight matchup between Icelandic prospect Gunnar Nelson (11-0-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and longtime veteran Mike Pyle (24-8-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) is the latest addition to May's UFC 160 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned of the booking from sources close to the fighters. Both competitors have verbally agreed to the matchup, and bout agreements are expected to be finalized soon. UFC 160 takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The placement of the Nelson vs. Pyle matchup has yet to be revealed.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:11PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite being considered, Edgar vs Swanson NOT happening at TUF Finale
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC booked Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen as the new The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event on Tuesday, but that wasn't their original choice to replace the canceled Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga title fight. The organization first approached featherweights Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson about headlining the show, but the fight never materialized after Swanson told the UFC he wasn't healthy enough to take the fight. Saw this fight was added to the picks so I thought I would clarify.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:26AM by Franklinfan47 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC targeting four Asian events in 2013, 'very interested' in 'TUF: Japan'
(mmajunkie.com)
TOKYO – In 2012, the UFC returned to Asia with a pair of well-received live events. If all goes according to plan in 2013, the promotions could double that total.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Korean Su Jung Lee added as guest octagon girl at UFC on FUEL TV 8
(mmajunkie.com)
TOKYO – As has become the norm with international events, the UFC has added a new guest octagon girl for this weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 8 event.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stann done with 205 pounds after UFC on FUEL TV 8, Silva may remain
(mmajunkie.com)
TOKYO – Wanderlei Silva's most recent light-heavyweight bout was in 2008. Brian Stann hasn't competed there since 2010. So why, exactly, are they headlining this weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 8 event in a 205-pound matchup?
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyron Woodley vs Jake Shields likely for UFC 161
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight matchup between onetime welterweight title challenger Jake Shields (27-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Tyron Woodley (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is in the works for this summer, sources told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The fight is being targeted for a yet-unnamed event, likely UFC 161, on June 15 in Canada. A host city is not yet finalized. Woodley recently called out Shields upon signing a new UFC fight contract, which followed his impressive first-round knockout of Jay Hieron in his promotional debut at UFC 156.
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 8:00PM by Poor_Franklin - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Lineker vs. Azamat Gashimov planned for UFC on FX 8
(mmajunkie.com)
Flyweights John Lineker (20-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Azamat Gashimov (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) are the latest additions to UFC on FX 8. Brazilian website Tatame.com first reported the fight, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed it with sources close to the event. The latest UFC on FX 8 card now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza* Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker* * Not officially announced
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 4:51PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157 salaries: Henderson, Machida top $1.17 million payroll
(mmajunkie.com)
Co-main event fighters Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson were the top earners at this past weekend's UFC 157 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Wednesday obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the California State Athletic Commission. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,173,050...
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 2:00PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC vet Jacob Volkamnn signs World Series of Fighting deal
(mmajunkie.com)
A week after his UFC release, veteran lightweight Jacob Volkmann has found a new home in the MMA world. Volkmann (15-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has signed a multi-fight with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the deal, which MMAFighting.com first reported. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to MMAFighting.com, Volkmann is likely to debut at WSOF 3 in April. The events, which feature a mix of big-show vets and prospects, currently air on NBC Sports Network.
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 1:27PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan slated for UFC 160 on May 25
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens (20-9 MMA, 7-8 UFC) and Estevan Payan (14-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to May's UFC 156 event, the UFC's annual Memorial Day weekend show. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC 160 takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Stephens vs. Payan likely will be part of the prelims. With the addition, the latest UFC 160 card now includes: Champ Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva - for heavyweight title Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trijillo Amir Sadollah vs. Stephen Thompson Estevan Payan vs. Jeremy Stephens
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 12:38PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: If UFC champ Jose Aldo goes to lightweight, he's staying at lightweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Earlier this week, MMAjunkie.com reported that, with a win over Anthony Pettis in August, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo then would fight for the lightweight title.
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss leaning toward Dan Henderson, not 'Shogun,' for Rashad Evans
(mmajunkie.com)
Two high-profile light heavyweights coming off recent losses could be pitted against each other, according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen slotted as new main event for TUF 17 Finale
(bloodyelbow.com)
With the flyweight title fight getting scrapped after Johnson got injured, the UFC has booked a new main event.
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 1:38AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Benson Henderson wants to fight Georges St-Pierre after Melendez
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC called 2013 the year of the superfight, and now lightweight champion Benson Henderson has thrown his name into the discussion. Henderson intends to request a blockbuster match-up against UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre following his upcoming title defense against Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. UFC Tonight first reported the news. "My main focus is on defending my title against Gilbert Melendez on April 20," Henderson told MMAFighting.com in a statement. "That's it. But I am a fan of the sport on top of being a competitor. I see all this talk about super fights and other fighters getting to dictate what weight classes they want to move up and down to in order to get title shots. I'm the UFC's lightweight champion and I feel I should be allowed to make such statements myself. "I want to fight in the biggest fights and against the best fighters," he continued. "Georges St. Pierre is one of the greatest fighters in our sport's history. Of course I'd love to fight him, and I think the fans would want to see that fight too. It would be an honor to go up against such a great competitor, especially with a title on the line.
Submitted Feb 26, 2013 10:42PM by Shawn91111 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matthew Riddle again tests positive for marijuana, cut from UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Matthew Riddle (8-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) was off on his timetable to cease marijuana usage prior to a fight. The welterweight fighter on Tuesday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he failed his second post-fight drug test for marijuana and has been released from the UFC. Riddle flunked a test following UFC on FUEL TV 7, where he earned a split call against Che Mills (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC).
Submitted Feb 26, 2013 10:42PM by Budgellism - 41 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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