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Last week, Brazilian Top Team coach and co-founder Murilo Bustamante told Fighters Only that Palhares had injured teammates in similar situations during training in the past. Former BTT coach Mario Sperry this week denied the statement. “I don’t remember him hurting teammates in an intentional manner,” Sperry told Sherdog.com. “He hurt others and got hurt just like any other athlete. To tell you the truth, I remember seeing him hurt more than hurting others. I think he should have paid more attention to the reaction of his opponent and the referee. He also had several problems with athletes who tapped and continued after he released the submission hold without the referee interrupting. In my view, this can hamper your judgment on when to release the submission even more in the middle of a fight.” But, even in defending Palhres, Sperry said he understood the position of the UFC and its, president Dana White. “It’s a difficult position for Dana, as he has to manage the world’s largest MMA event,” said Sperry. “Making a realistic assessment with the events that happened in and after the fight, I’d fire him to show that where there’s excellence, there’s no room for mistakes. However, I would hire him back, because Toquinho is a great fighter for any event.” Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie also defended his countryman via Twitter on Monday. “I just watch the fight and I have to reinforce it... He had no ill intent. His opponent went on the wrong direction,” Gracie wrote. “So, if there’s injury involved, it has more to do with the way his opponent try to get out than his intentions... We are in a fight business. If we will begin a witch hunt, the intensity of our sport will be gone. We are supposed to get hurt.”
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 1:11AM by bjj1605 - 21 comments
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UFC president wants some 'f**king common sense' from tweeting fighters
Following the controversial tweet from McGregor, Dana White rants about fighters representing themselves on social media. He's not asking for "f***ing rocket scientists", just "a little tiny bit of f***ing common sense."
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 11:48PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC boss downs Bellator's Ben Askren offer: They're playing f---ing games
HOUSTON – If Bellator MMA officials thought UFC President Dana White might have been intrigued by their latest offer in regards to Ben Askren, they would be wrong.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:10PM by FastKnockout - 28 comments
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UFC 'talking about' Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas for UFC 169 in New Jersey
HOUSTON – It's far from a lock, but Ricardo Lamas could finally get his shot at the UFC featherweight title in February.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:09PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley tapped final UFC 167 addition
A welterweight bout between Jason High and Anthony Lapsley is the latest addition to the UFC's 20th anniversary show, UFC 167.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Nogueira brothers defend Rousimar Palhares, say he's never hurt anyone
Embattled welterweight Rousimar Palhares is getting support from his current MMA team. In a prepared statement, brothers and UFC fighters Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira said Palhares isn't a danger to Team Nogueira.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:06PM by FastKnockout - 29 comments
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Dana White: Everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn't want to fight
HOUSTON – Don't start getting too excited about that Michael Bisping vs. Nick Diaz fight just yet. While you'll struggle to find someone to say they wouldn't be interested in seeing the two clash, UFC boss Dana White isn't convinced Diaz is planning a return to the sport.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:05PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Rockhold and Carmont interested in possible bout 16
Two UFC middleweights looking for their next bout, Luke Rockhold and Francis Carmont, have their eyes set on each other.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:04PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Nelson: UFC 166 training was 'crappiest camp ever'
Roy Nelson loses coach and two training partners during preparation for UFC 166 co-main event matchup against Daniel Cormier.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:03PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Mark Hunt explains rationale for Australian flag on UFC Fight Night 33 poster
New Zealander Mark Hunt said there's a simple reason he's digitally draped in an Australian flag on the fight poster for December's UFC Fight Night 33 event: His adoptive home has been far more supportive of his fighting career.
Submitted Oct 16, 2013 10:00PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC 166 headliner Junior dos Santos discusses recent cut that required stitches
HOUSTON – UFC 166 apparently came a little too close to losing its heavily promoted headliner.
Submitted Oct 16, 2013 9:58PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Mike Pierce suffers 'severe MCL sprain' in controversial UFN 29 loss
Mike Pierce suffered a fairly significant knee injury during a recent controversial loss, but for now, it appears he'll be able to avoid surgery.
Submitted Oct 16, 2013 9:57PM by FastKnockout - 49 comments
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Zak Cummings vs. Sergio Moraes joins quickly filling TUF 18 Finale lineup
A welterweight bout between Zak Cummings (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Sergio Moraes (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is now official for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale next month.
Submitted Oct 16, 2013 10:06AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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Former TUF 18 contestant calls Miesha Tate 'disgusting,' threatens to 'knee her in the cooter'
think it's safe to say that veteran female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Tonya Evinger, had a rough couple of days as a short-lived contestant on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18. In addition to losing her opening round elimination fight to Raquel Pennington, a submission defeat that kept her out of the famed TUF house, "Triple Threat" had to rub elbows with head coach Miesha Tate, a "disgusting bitch" who continues to "dig her own grave" everywhere she goes.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 2:56PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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FOX Sports 1 to re-air entire UFC 165 pay-per-view main card on Thursday
You can watch a free replay of one of the year's best events – and perhaps the most debated title fight – on Thursday when FOX Sports 1 re-airs the entire UFC 165 pay-per-view main card.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 2:52PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Miesha Tate accepts Connor McGregor's apology
The Ultimate Fighter coach says "it's all good" and that she knew the outspoken UFC Featherweight was just joking.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 2:51PM by FastKnockout - 26 comments
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Why UFC 166's Gilbert Melendez finally watched video of controversial title loss
It took some time before Gilbert Melendez could bring himself to watch the video of his failed attempt to capture the UFC's lightweight title.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 1:53PM by Webbie - 1 comment
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Nick Diaz vs. Michael Bisping? 'I love that fight,' UFC boss says
If Nick Diaz is really ready to come out of retirement for the right fight, veteran UFC middleweight Michael Bisping is willing to fight him. While it seems like an unlikely scenario, one pivotal figure has signed off on the possibility.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Shayna Baszler Talks Strippers, Drunks and more TUF 18
Not sure if this is the right sub forum but here you go....

1. Did you participate in any of the little princess makeovers or fashion shows that Julianna Pena was organizing? Shayna Baszler - We were at practice when those things were happening, just Team Tate was at the house. So we didn’t even get to witness it first hand, we would come back from practice and hear all of the stories. I couldn’t believe that Raquel Pennington was doing that, she is the last person that would be putting on high heels and a dress. So yeah no, luckily I didn’t even have to make a choice of whether to participate. I think more than anything it showed you how desperate we all were in the house for any kind of entertainment. 2. Did Dennis Hallman hand out shorts from his personal collection for Team Tate fighters to wear at practice? Shayna Baszler - [laughing] I am sure you are talking about the sparring session they showed on the episode were Cody Bollinger is wearing some very colorful volleyball looking shorts. He actually stole them from Sarah Moras, she had an entire wardrobe of crazy colored and patterned compression shorts, and he stole them and showed up at practice like that to surprise everyone. So no they didn’t come out of Dennis Hallman’s personal collection but I like your thinking.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 4:32AM by nwowolfpack - 8 comments
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