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Network offers comment on Nate Diaz's 'not appropriate for air' main event middle fingers
(bloodyelbow.com)
Fox offers comment on Nate Diaz giving Ben Henderson middle fingers during their UFC main event. But the larger issue is the continued unprofessional behavior from the Diaz brothers.
Submitted Dec 11, 2012 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 16 Finale's Matt Mitrione says focus primary reason for declining VADA offer
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Mitrione was so concerned about preparing for Roy Nelson, an invitation to enroll with VADA seemed like an unnecessary diversion.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 7:48PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit Happy to Accept Rory MacDonald Rematch If Offered by UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
Rory MacDonald wants a rematch with Carlos Condit, and for his part Carlos Condit is happy to accept the fight if the UFC wants it.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 4:13PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF semifinalists Neil Magny and Jon Manley targeted for UFC 157
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight fight between the pair of "Ultimate Fighter" semifinalists who came up short of the finals is being targeted for February. Neil Magny and Jon Manley will meet at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 4:11PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Saturday's TUF 16 Finale card finalized with FX broadcast, Facebook stream
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card is set for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Final on Saturday with the FX-televised main card and prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 4:10PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub rebooked for UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim
(mmamania.com)
Once more, with feeling. Lavar Johnson is getting all patched up from his groin injury and should be ready to fight Brendan Schaub at the UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view fight card, which was recently made official for the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Feb. 23, 2013. Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub, take two. The hard-hitting heavyweight sluggers are set to do battle (again) at the UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, which was recently made official for the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Feb. 23, 2013, according to a report from MMA Junkie.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 2:24PM by sparky - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck: 'Rory MacDonald should fight me, but I doubt the UFC wants to see him get his ass kicked'
(mmamania.com)
Rory MacDonald is the cat's meow at 170 pounds, but don't expect any bowls of milk from former division number one contender Josh Koscheck, who offered to fight "Ares" following his win over B.J. Penn at UFC on FOX 5 last Saturday night in Seattle. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald put the screws to B.J. Penn in a lopsided affair as part of the UFC on FOX 5 main card held last Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2012) at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. Josh Koscheck was not impressed. In fact, the former division number one contender went so far as to say "Ares" should step up and face him inside the Octagon -- though he doubts their employer would be willing to expose the young buck in a showdown opposite the longtime veteran.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 10:22AM by sparky - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 5 results: Ben Henderson fought Nate Diaz with a toothpick in his mouth
(mmamania.com)
Lost in the shuffle of four amazing main card performances at last night's (Dec. 8, 2012) UFC on Fox 5 event was the fact that Ben Henderson, who defeated Nate Diaz to retain his title, apparently did so with a toothpick in his mouth.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 12:19AM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC On Fox 5's Raphael Assuncao broke his right arm in fight against Mike Easton
(bloodyelbow.com)
While picking up a decision win in his fight with Mike Easton, Assuncao fought through the pain of a fractured arm.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 12:16AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson Isn’t Sure Where Dana White Is Getting the Info But His Knee is Just Fine
(mmaweekly.com)
Dan Henderson responds to the reports that his knee may not be ready in time for a Feb 23 showdown against Lyoto Machida at UFC 157.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 12:14AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Anderson Silva wants a new 10-fight deal with UFC
(mmamania.com)
If we're to believe UFC President Dana White, Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva wants a new contract from the promotion. But he doesn't want a run-of-the-mill four or five fight deal. He wants 10 -- count 'em -- 10 more fights. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is currently signed with the promotion for two more fights. He's gone back-and-forth on the subject of retirement, first saying he would be out of the game at 35-years-old, then later claiming he could continue his career for another 10 years. As of late, it's seemed he's content on taking it one fight at a time. But if we're to believe UFC President Dana White, that's not the case. That's because he revealed to fans during a live chat with MetroPCS that the UFC approached the reigning pound-for-pound king with a new 8-fight contract offer. And he turned it down. "Fuck that, I want a 10-fight deal," Silva said. Or at least that's what White said Silva said. Expletive likely added.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 9:50PM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz’s middle finger gesture during fight rattled Fox broadcast, but not Benson Henderson
(sports.yahoo.com)
During Benson Henderson's win over Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5, the Fox broadcast repeatedly cut away to a shot of the empty octagon. Was it a technical difficulty? Did someone on Fox's broadcast truck hit the wrong button? No. Diaz threw up the middle finger at his opponent, and the network cut away instead of risking a fine from the Federal Communications Commission.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 2:52PM by Wolfenstein - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Penn goes to hospital after loss to MacDonald, UFC boss White wants retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
SEATTLE – Following a lopsided loss to welterweight standout Rory MacDonald, former champ B.J. Penn was taken to an area hospital for observation. But UFC President Dana White said he'd like for Penn to retire.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gustafsson not waiting for title shot, could replace Henderson vs. Machida
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite a dominant win over former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in what was billed as a No. 1 contender's bout on Saturday, Alexander Gustafsson said he won't wait around for a title shot. And he may not have to.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chad Mendes Now Faces Yaotzin Meza at UFC on FX 6 with Hacran Dias Out
(mmaweekly.com)
A late change has been made to the UFC on FX 6 card with Chad Mendes getting a new opponent just a week away from fight time.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 12:15AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 5 bonuses: Jorgensen nets $130,000, Edwards, Albert get $65,000 each
(mmajunkie.com)
SEATTLE – Yves Edwards and John Albert earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event, and Scott Jorgensen doubled up with $130,000 in bonus cash.
Submitted Dec 8, 2012 11:59PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Fox 5 results & analysis - Bendo manhandles Diaz for 25 minutes
(mmajunkie.com)
SEATTLE – The changing-of-the-guard theme apparently doesn't apply to Benson Henderson. The UFC's lightweight champion survived a few precarious submission attempts from challenge Nate Diaz, but dominated the striking battle on his way to a unanimous decision win and the second defense of his title. Henderson won with scores of 50-43 – getting two 10-8 rounds from one judge – and a pair of 50-45s. The light heavyweight bout was part of the main card of Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena. It aired on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook. "It's just a matter of being well-prepared and being in the gym as much as possible," Henderson said. "All these guys want to talk about being fighters and they train this hard, and Nate obviously trains his butt off, he's freaking tough as heck. But at the MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., that's what we're all about."
Submitted Dec 8, 2012 10:44PM by isk - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 5 weigh-in results: Nate Diaz initially off mark for title tilt
(mmajunkie.com)
Nate Diaz missed the mark on his first attempt, weighing in at 155.6 pounds for his lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 5. He was given two hours to cut to the 155 title-fight max.
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Sonnen's mother nearly shoots Yushin Okami in middle of night
(fightersonlymag.com)
Chael Sonnen is friendly with Yushin Okami to the extent that the Japanese middleweight frequently visits West Lynn, Oregon to train with Sonnen and his team. When he’s in town he stays at Sonnen’s mother’s house and has the run of the place, letting himself in and out via the security keypad on the front door. Okami’s English isn’t the best though and so when he changed some plans at the last minute, chaos ensued and Sonnen’s mother nearly ended up shooting him. Literally nearly ended up shooting him. Chael Sonnen tells the story of how his Japanese friend ended up standing in the hallway with an alarm going off at 1am gibbering “Yushin Okami, thank you!” while having a shotgun pointed at him…. Okami story starts at 1:18
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 4:37PM by Shawn91111 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager denies Sara McMann was offered fight against UFC champ Ronda Rousey
(mmajunkie.com)
Another fighter, Olympian sliver medalist and undefeated MMA competitor Sara McMann, has come forward to deny she turned down a challenge against Ronda Rousey at UFC 157.
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 3:27PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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