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Manager: Gegard Mousasi considering drop to 185, wants top 5 opponent
(bloodyelbow.com)
Only a few short weeks after his UFC debut, Mousasi is already thinking about what he wants to do next with the promotion. His manager told UFC Tonight that he'd be open to a move to Middleweight if he got a top opponent.
Submitted Apr 24, 2013 10:49AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'The Ultimate Fighter: Canada vs. Australia' reportedly in the works
(mmajunkie.com)
After splitting a pair of tournaments with the U.K. on "The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes," it appears Australia will next tangle with Canada on an upcoming international edition of the UFC's long-running reality series. According to a report on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight," "TUF: Team Canada vs. Team Australia" is expected later this year. Few details were confirmed, though tryouts are expected to take place in the next few months.
Submitted Apr 24, 2013 9:53AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Recent UFC fighter Pat Schilling, 24, announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Recent UFC competitor "Thrilling" Pat Schilling today announced his MMA retirement at the rather youthful age of 24. Schilling (5-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) today made the announcement via social media. Schilling said his ultimate goal in the sport was to get the UFC. He accomplished the feat just two years after his January 2010 pro debut, though he ultimately suffered a submission defeat to Daniel Pineda (in a late-notice fight) and a decision loss to Max Holloway upon his arrival in the world's biggest fight promotion.
Submitted Apr 24, 2013 9:15AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche for UFC on FOX 8? Depends on doctor's clearance
(mmafighting.com)
A high-stakes women's bantamweight bout is in the making for UFC on FOX 8 on July 27 -- provided one of the potential participants gets a doctor's note first. Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche are in talks to meet at Seattle's Key Arena. But the bout will be on the condition Tate, who is under a medical suspension, is cleared to compete by a doctor. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported the news on Tuesday's edition of Fuel TV's UFC tonight...
Submitted Apr 24, 2013 12:16AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Georges St-Pierre: Lightweight move likely easier than middleweight
(mmajunkie.com)
For years, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has teased the idea of moving up to 185 pounds. While he's not ruling out such a change, he believes a cut to lightweight would be much easier. "I don't do much cutting," St-Pierre said on Tuesday's new edition of "The Joe Rogan Experience." "It would be easier for me to go fight at 155 than fighting at 185. I would be more at my weight naturally at 155. "There's guys at 155 that walk around at 190 like me. They think I'm big because I have a large frame, but I'm not a big guy. I'm not thick."
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 10:41PM by Budgellism - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi added to UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle
(mmajunkie.com)
Another lightweight fight has been added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event, as Michael Chiesa (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets Reza Madadi (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC). FOXSports.com first reported the booking, and UFC officials later confirmed the matchup. UFC on FOX 8 takes place July 27 at Seattle's KeyArena. The night's headlining bout has yet to be announced. With the addition of the bout, UFC on FOX 8 now includes: Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald Robbie Lawler vs. Tarec Saffiedine Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green Julie Kedzie vs. Germaine de Randamie Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 10:39PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 17 Interview: Zak Cummings tells us why he didn't get the wild card slot
(mmamental.com)
Zak gives us all the inside info from the TUF 17 house, he also tells us the reason Chael didn't give him the wild card slot.
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 7:19PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Benson Henderson Addresses The Fans On Finishing Rate
(mmamental.com)
I know I’m not the best (yet, ;-D), I was never the fastest, or strongest, or most athletic, or most technical or anything like that. Go ahead and ask any of my high school or college wrestling coaches. I was never picked 1st in dodgeball or basketball or soccer or football games growing up but one thing I always had was the will power and determination to NEVER give up, to not be afraid to open up my heart and give all of myself, to not hold anything back for the swim back to shore.
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 6:51PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 159's Chael Sonnen: Jon Jones could beat up Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali
(mmajunkie.com)
In recent years, Chael Sonnen has proven himself as a master of self-promotion. So why is it that in advance of his UFC 159 clash with Jon Jones, he seems more interesting in hyping his opponent than himself?
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 4:46PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping ramps up fight with Alan Belcher ahead of UFC 159
(mmajunkie.com)
With all kinds of focus on the UFC 159 main event between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, Michael Bisping steered attention toward the co-feature in a big way.
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 4:45PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup between two of the more experienced 155-pounders in the UFC is set for July's UFC on FOX 8 event as Yves Edwards meets Spencer Fisher.
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 4:42PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Signal to Noise: UFC on FOX 7's best and worst
(mmafighting.com)
There was much to love about UFC on FOX 7. The card itself delivered in almost every way possible. The less than meaningful UFC vs. Strikeforce rivalry was nevertheless fun to hang onto. The San Jose crowd maybe booed a bit much, but still showed up to watch. The FOX production of UFC events continues to elevate the entire affair. And yet, there was also enough to dislike. It would certainly be nice if a Benson Henderson bout didn't end in controversy. It'd also be swell if the California State Athletic Commission didn't think it was a swell idea for a Cesar Gracie affiliate instructor to judge a bout where a Cesar Gracie-affiliated fighter is competing. It's time to separate the winners from the losers, the best from the worst, and the signal from the noise...
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 10:32PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen says Jon Jones is 'considerably better' than Anderson Silva
(mmafighting.com)
For the better part of two years, Chael Sonnen went out of his way to denigrate Anderson Silva. In the process of twice challenging the UFC middleweight champion and twice coming up short, Sonnen taunted Silva, his homeland of Brazil, made a fake middleweight title belt he carried around, and so on. Heading into his UFC 159 main event on Saturday night in which he faces Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title, Sonnen is still taking shots at his conqueror. On Monday's media teleconference promoting the event, Sonnen went out of his way to say he considered Jones a better fighter than Silva, the man most consider the world's best pound-for-pound fighter...
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 10:28PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones targets superfights after breaking Tito Ortiz's title-defense record
(mmajunkie.com)
Provided he gets past Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) this Saturday at UFC 159, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) plans to fight again in November. And if successful in defending his belt this fall, Jones told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he'll shift focus to competing in superfights and the heavyweight division. Jones, who's as big as a 10-to-1 favorite to beat Sonnen, has a goal to surpass the current record for successful title defenses in his division, which was set by UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz at five...
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 10:19PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
CSAC head defends judges' selection at UFC on FOX 7
(mmajunkie.com)
California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster insists he hired the right people to judge at this past Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 event.
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Audio: UFC 159 Conference Call
(mmamental.com)
Come and listen to the full call featuring Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen, Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher.
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 3:36PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FX 8 an immediate sellout, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazil shows no signs of cooling on the UFC. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told MMAjunkie.com Radio that the promotion's next event in the country, UFC on FX 8, "sold out immediately."
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 3:09PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 7 medical suspensions: Cormier, Diaz, Mein among long terms
(mmajunkie.com)
All 24 competitors from this past Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 received medical suspensions. Of those, main-card fighters Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz and Jordan Mein were given longer terms.
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 3:03PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Erik Perez out, Johnny Bedford now meets Bryan Caraway at UFC 159
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has knocked Erik Perez (13-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) out of Saturday's bantamweight bout against Johnny Bedford (19-9-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 159, and Bryan Caraway (17-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will step in to take his place on short notice. Bedford on Monday revealed the new matchup on his Twitter account, though the UFC has yet to make a formal announcement of the switch. The two fighters were teammates, though in separate weight classes, on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter.
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 1:10PM by DrivenDavies15 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michel dos Prazeres in for Lance Benoist against Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8
(bloodyelbow.com)
Lance Benoist has been forced out of his welterweight fight against Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8. The UFC has signed undefeated Michel dos Prazeres to step in.
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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