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UFC boss: We 'have to make' Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones
(mmajunkie.com)
While the once-prevalent "superfight" talk has died down in recent weeks, UFC President Dana White still hungers for perhaps the biggest one of all: UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva. While in the Los Angeles area for this week's UFC 157 event, White joined UFC commentator Joe Rogan on his podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience." During an extended chat about the organization, White reiterated his desire for a Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) vs. Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) bout. Although there are no immediate plans, White said as far as back as October that he "guarantees" the fight will happen at some point. "I have to make him and f---ing Jones happen," White said. I have to make that happen." "… What Anderson really talks about – he fucks with me a lot – but he wants big fights. He wants big fights."
Submitted Feb 22, 2013 4:19PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steven Siler announces UFC 159 fight with Jimy Hettes
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Steven Siler (21-10 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April's UFC 159 event. Siler today announced via Twitter that he's signed a bout agreement for the fight. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a headliner between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Siler vs. Hettes, which initially was expected to take place this past June at UFC on FX 4 before Hettes was forced off the card with an injury, likely will be part of the prelims. The latest UFC 159 card includes: Champ Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen - for light-heavyweight title Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson Nick Catone vs. James Head Jimy Hettes vs. Steven Siler Al Iaquinta vs. Joe Proctor Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros
Submitted Feb 22, 2013 4:17PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC releases featherweights Diego Nunes and Milton Vieira
(bloodyelbow.com)
As you can expect to read often over the next several weeks, more fighters have been released from the UFC. Brazilian featherweights Diego Nunes and Milton Vieira are the latest cut casualties. MMA Opinion tweeted the news earlier today:
Submitted Feb 22, 2013 2:35PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC president Dana White tells media that Jon Fitch was cut because "he was too f****** expensive"
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White tells assembled media following the UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche pre-fight press conference that Jon Fitch was cut because "he's too expensive."
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 9:08PM by FastKnockout - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
George Roop vs. Reuben Duran a late addition to UFC 158 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight bout between George Roop and Reuben Duran is a late addition to next month's UFC 158 event in Montreal.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 12:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Saffiedine passes on fighting Condit at UFC 158
(bloodyelbow.com)
Fresh off a career-defining upset, Tarec Saffiedine opts to decline the offer to replace Rory MacDonald and fight Carlos Condit at UFC 158.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman in talks for July event
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like Chris Weidman will get the next middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva. According to a report from Tatame magazine, a Silva vs. Weidman title fight is in the works for a July 6th PPV.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 7 medical suspensions: Poirier, Jimmo, Watson out six months
(mmajunkie.com)
Three fighters from this past weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 7 event face medical suspensions that could run up to six months.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 10:16AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maynard-Grant, Nurmagomedov-Trujillo added to UFC 160 in May
(mmajunkie.com)
Two more bouts have been booked for the rapidly growing UFC 160 card this May. Lightweights T.J. Grant (20-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Gray Maynard (11-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) have been booked for the promotion's annual Memorial Day weekend card, as will Khabib Nurmagomedov (19-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (10-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the fights late Wednesday. 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.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 12:56AM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyron Woodley signs new UFC contract, wants to fight Jake Shields in April or May
(bloodyelbow.com)
Fresh off a superb KO win over Jay Hieron at UFC 156, welterweight Tyron Woodley has a new UFC contract and wants fellow ex-Strikeforce fighter Jake Shields as his next opponent.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 8:43PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157 preview: 23 facts about 'Rousey vs Carmouche Event'
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hits "The Heart of Orange County" for the first time since Nov. 2011 as UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" goes down this Saturday night (Feb. 2, 2013) from Anaheim, California. The first-ever women's Bantamweight championship bout serves as the main event as Ronda Rousey puts her 135-pound belt on the line for the first time against Liz Carmouche. Several other intriguing mixed martial arts (MMA) match ups are scheduled for the pay-per-view (PPV) main card, featuring the likes of Dan Henderson, Lyoto Machida, Urijah Faber, Josh Koscheck and more. With the event just days away and anticipation growing for the historic PPV event, let's take a few minutes to review some event-related facts about UFC 157. Check them out: 1.) Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche is the first PPV main event in ZUFFA-era UFC history where both fighters will make their Octagon debuts. 2.) After winning four of his first five UFC fights by decision, four of Lyoto Machida's last five UFC victories are by knockout. 3.) Faber has rebounded from every loss in his career with a submission victory. He has also never lost two-straight fights. ............
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 3:33PM by Shawn91111 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch among 16 fighters released from UFC on Tuesday
(mmafighting.com)
Former welterweight contender Jon Fitch was among the 16 UFC fighters who were released from the promotion on Tuesday...
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 1:54PM by grappler0000 - 93 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Chael Sonnen Supports UFC’s New TRT Testing, Has Already Been Tested
(mmaweekly.com)
Chael Sonnen supports the UFC's new testing policy for athletes using the TRT exemption, and has already been tested himself.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan Agreed for UFC Bout Sometime in May
(mmaweekly.com)
A heavyweight showdown between Pat Barry and Shawn Jordan has been agreed to for sometime in May, MMAWeekly.com sources indicated on Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 12:15AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight bout booked for UFC 160
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's annual Memorial Day weekend card continues to take shape and continues to add high-profile fights to the ledger. A light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira has been added to UFC 160 in May.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 12:12AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone uninjured after rock climbing fall, set to face K.J. Noons at UFC 160
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tuesday afternoon, Cerrone declared the "wild man" dead. The Lightweight fell 40 ft. while rock climbing with his teammates and Jackson's MMA coach. He's fortunately not injured and will be ready to fight in May.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 12:11AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping Heads To Specialist For Serious Nerve Problem
(espn.co.uk)
Michael Bisping has revealed to ESPN that he may require surgery to correct a nerve problem that is causing atrophy, a condition that sees the wasting away of muscle tissue. Bisping heads to a specialist on Tuesday regarding the issue, which has severely weakened his right arm. He hopes to cure the problem ahead of his April 27 fight with Alan Belcher.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 11:33PM by Poor_Franklin - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frankie Edgar eyeing five-round UFC main event fight against Cub Swanson next
(mmamania.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion and featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar is looking to get back in the win column sooner than later, and "The Answer" believes Cub Swanson is the right man to help get him there. On Tuesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, correspondent Ariel Helwani reported the New Jersey native would like to fight Swanson in a five-round UFC main event on a FUEL TV or FX card later this year. Edgar (15-4-1) is riding a career-worst three-fight losing streak after back-to-back defeats to current 155-pound champion Ben Henderson and then a subsequent loss to featherweight champ Jose Aldo at UFC 156 in his 145-pound debut earlier this month. The 31-year-old gave Aldo arguably his toughest fight to date and is eager to climb back up the 145-pound ladder in hopes of earning a rematch with "Scarface" in the near future. A victory over Swanson would be a good start. Swanson (19-5) is on the upswing in the featherweight division, riding a four-fight win-streak that includes a unanimous decision win over Dustin Poirier at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in England. Prior to the victory, the Greg Jackson-trained athlete had earned three consecutive technical-knockout victories, catapulting himself up the rankings at UFC 145. Edgar is currently the No. 4 featherweight in the official UFC rankings, while Swanson sits at No. 5. Usually booking a mixed martial arts (MMA) match up between a fighter on a three-fight skid and a fighter on a four-fight win-streak would seem illogical, but in this instance it isn't entirely unrealistic. Helwani also mentioned that if a main event fight with Swanson doesn't pan out, Edgar would be willing to fight him -- or German juggernaut Dennis Siver -- at UFC 160, which is scheduled for May 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 11:13PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jacob Volkmann released from the UFC following UFC 156 defeat to Bobby Green
(mmamania.com)
Jacob Volkmann is now an ex-UFC fighter as the 32-year-old was released by the organization today (Feb. 19, 2013) following third-round submission defeat to Bobby Green at UFC 156 earlier this month. "Christmas" fought 10 times under the UFC banner, going 6-4 with notable victories over Danny Castillo, Efrain Escudero and Shane Roller.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 10:50PM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cerrone vs Noons added to 160
(fightline.com)
Donald Cerrone will return to the Octagon later this year, taking on former Strikeforce fighter K.J. Noons at UFC 160: Velasquez Vs. Silva II. The bout was announced on UFC Tonight Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 10:41PM by Poor_Franklin - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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