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UFC News - Page 243

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Dana White says Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva still isn't signed
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's summer schedule currently lists a grudge match between bitter rivals, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, as the headliner of a UFC Fight Night card in Brazil on May 31. However, at least for the moment, the pairing between the two TUF Brazil 3 coaches appears to be wishful thinking more than a set-in-stone date.
Submitted Mar 14, 2014 12:09AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White to meet with Holly Holm this week
(mmafighting.com)
Any fight fans still waiting for the eventual "huge announcement" that UFC color commentator Joe Rogan promised regarding the next opponent for women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey might want to prepare themselves for disappointment. "There's nothing there," UFC President Dana White told reporters on Thursday...
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 8:52PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson card set with 10 bouts
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC Fight Night card in Abu Dhabi on April 11th is set with four main-card bouts and six bouts on the preliminary card.
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 7:17PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC flyweight Brad Pickett aiming for fight with Ian McCall in either Berlin or Dublin
(www.bloodyelbow.com)
Coming off of a hard-fought win over injury-replacement Neil Seery, Brad Pickett still wants his originally planned bout against Ian McCall.
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 1:05PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Teen battling brain cancer puts UFC atop bucket list
(mmafighting.com)
On Tuesday, ABC News published a story about Jake Stoneking, a 19-year-old battling medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. The story was about the bucket list Stoneking put together after he found out last month that his cancer, which stretches from his brain to the bottom of his spinal cord, was back and this time incurable. According to his father, Todd Stoneking, doctors initially told them he has three months to live, but there's a chance two experimental chemotherapy drugs could extend his time several months...
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 8:43AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Robbie Lawler admits he took a few years off from sparring before turnaround
(mmajunkie.com)
For a guy who makes his living knocking opponents senseless, Robbie Lawler admits he’s had considerably little practice doing it in his earlier career.
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 12:37AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
K-Dojo Coach says UFC talent isn't exactly Russian
(bloodyelbow.com)
The head of K-Dojo Warrior Tribe speaks up about the mis-labeling of many UFC and Bellator fighters as Russians.
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 12:34AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johny Hendricks Interview – UFC 171, Call of Duty and TRT
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
The #1 ranked UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks recently took some time to talk with PunchDrunkGamer about his upcoming fight at UFC 171 against Robbie Lawler, the recent ban on TRT, medical marijuana, Call of Duty and more. Enjoy!

PDG: When they were letting fighters use TRT, the commissions were still treating medical marijuana and recreational use of marijuana like a performance enhancing drug (PED). What is your opinion on that and should fighters be able to use medical marijuana? Johny Hendricks: Here is the thing, marijuana is still illegal in how many states, 50 out of 52! So your sitting there and knowing that it is illegal basically everywhere and so I look at that situation a little bit differently. I don’t know all of the facts about it but I do know that for one thing it can help you stay relaxed and calm. So that could give a fighter an edge going into a fight because if you were stressed, you could smoke a little bit, calm down and potentially give you an advantage going into the Octagon because you could have the mindset of “well I am not to worried about this fight”. Whereas your opponent could be really stressed out and it could cause him to make a mistake that costs him the fight. That brings us back to the TRT issue, what does it do to your body? Does it make 18 again?
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 4:59PM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC 171 headliner Johny Hendricks not ruling out future move to middleweight
(mmajunkie.com)
When you’re a 220-pounder who faces grueling weight cuts to 170 pounds, the prospects of fighting in the 185-pound division are awfully enticing.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 1:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF China Finale drug-testing results: No TUEs issued for Macau event
(mmajunkie.com)
The drug-testing results are in for this month’s event in Macau, the TUF China Finale.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 1:40PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Albert Tumenov vs. Anthony Lapsley added to UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati
(mmajunkie.com)
May’s UFC Fight Night 40 event has a 13th addition to the fight card, officials announced late Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'UFC Fight Night 39: Minotauro vs. Nelson' lineup finalized, 11:30 a.m. ET start time
(mmajunkie.com)
Prepare for some mid-afternoon MMA with next month’s now-finalized “UFC Fight Night 39: Minotauro vs. Nelson” lineup.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Cormier Talks Wrestling Etiquette, UFC Future and the 2014 US Freestyle World Cup
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Cormier says Hendricks was the "Most Hated Wrestler in College" but that he will beat Lawler and also talks about his UFC 170 fight plus who his next opponent will be.

Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian in men’s freestyle wrestling and an undefeated star with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, will serve as the Honorary Captain of the 2014 U.S. Freestyle World Cup Team. The Official Radio Partner of PunchDrunkGamer, Takedown Radio recently caught up with Cormier for this exclusive video interview, enjoy!
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 1:13AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Eddie Alvarez: 'Phony' Gilbert Melendez 'doesn't want to fight me'
(bloodyelbow.com)
With Melendez newly re-signed to the UFC, the Bellator lightweight champion accuses the former and future contender of ducking him.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 12:43AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bigfoot Silva unhappy with UFC TRT ban in Brazil, blames political issues
(bloodyelbow.com)
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva said that Dr. Marcio Tannure, who is in charge of brazilian athletic commision of MMA, never was against TRT and political issues were responsable for the prohibition of the treatment in Brazil.
Submitted Mar 11, 2014 9:54PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Best of WEC' series debuts March 19 on FOX Sports 1
(mmajunkie.com)
“Best of WEC,” a new six-part series that spotlights some of the greatest fights in the organization’s history, debuts March 19 on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Mar 11, 2014 4:31PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 37 medical suspensions: Manuwa, Johnson out up to six months
(mmajunkie.com)
Five fighters, including headliner Jimi Manuwa, face medical suspensions of up to six months following this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 37 event.
Submitted Mar 11, 2014 12:01PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 171 start times, fight card, TV info, fan and media events, video preview
(mmajunkie.com)
Welterweights take center stage at Saturday’s UFC 171 event, and a new champion will be crowned in the first 170-pound title fight in the post-Georges St-Pierre era.
Submitted Mar 11, 2014 12:00PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ovince St Preux Shoots on UFC 171, Nikita Krylov and MMA Current Events
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Ovince St Preux Shoots on UFC 171, Nikita Krylov and MMA Current Events

PDG: Onto some recent events in MMA. Gilbert Melendez got a new deal after tempting free agency. During that whole ordeal Bellator got a little attention out of it because they were the next option for him. How much do you think Bellator is actually competition to the UFC? OSP: As of right now, not really. They do have a lot of good fighters. But as of right now, no. There are always going to be other organizations out there. The thing is, if Bellator was to sign Gilbert then the 155 weight class would have been stacked. But at the same time, the UFC knows how to make good business decisions. That is why every year they are the number one organization in the world. I am blessed to be fighting for them too. At the end of the day, that is why they have to do what they do. PDG: Speaking of other recent events, what are your thoughts on the banning of TRT? OSP: Honestly, with TRT and stuff, I don’t get in to it. I am training myself to be the best that I can. I just leave that alone. I don’t need it in my system, I don’t need anything like that. They say I can’t take it, so I don’t take it. That is point blank. If it is bad and they say it is so, then it is bad. There are plenty of supplements out there that always come out that are supposed to be the next best thing. Everybody says, “Ok, I am using it.” The next couple of months down the road, it gets banned. Every single year there is a new supplement that is introduced and then banned. This is going to continue to happen within sports. But at the same time, I know what to take and what not to take.
Submitted Mar 11, 2014 3:33AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Cung Le ready for Wanderlei Silva rematch if TRT ban ousts Chael Sonnen from 'Axe Murderer' fight in Brazil
(mmamania.com)
Cung Le vs. Wanderlei Silva 2? Le says he wouldn't mind facing Wanderlei for a second time and would gladly step in to fight him if Chael Sonnen somehow can't make their scheduled fight in May.
Submitted Mar 10, 2014 6:28PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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