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UFC 154 ratings: FX prelims fall just short of 1-million viewers mark
(mmajunkie.com)
Ratings for FX's broadcast of this past weekend's UFC 154 preliminary card fell just short of the 1-million-viewer mark.. FX's two-hour broadcast , which featured four live preliminary-card fights, averaged 980,000 viewers. That's down from the 1 million who tuned in for the two-hour prelims show for UFC 153 in October.
Submitted Nov 20, 2012 2:40PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 154 medical suspensions: Martin Kampmann, Patrick Cote top list with 60-day terms
(mmajunkie.com)
The full list includes: Georges St-Pierre: suspended 28 days Carlos Condit: suspended 30 days Johny Hendricks: suspended seven days Martin Kampmann: suspended 60 days Francis Carmont: suspended 14 days Tom Lawlor: suspended 14 days Rafael dos Anjos: suspended 14 days Mark Bocek: suspended 45 days Pablo Garza: suspended 14 days Mark Hominick: suspended 45 days Patrick Cote: suspended 60 days Alessio Sakara: suspended seven days Cyrille Diabate: suspended seven days Chad Griggs: suspended 30 days John Makdessi: suspended 14 days Sam Stout: suspended 14 days Antonio Carvalho: suspended 14 days Rodrigo Damm: suspended 14 days Matt Riddle: suspended 14 days John Maguire: suspended 14 days Ivan Menjivar: suspended 7 days Azamat Gashimov: suspended seven days Darren Elkins: suspended 14 days Steven Siler: suspended 14 days
Submitted Nov 20, 2012 2:39PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
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Firas Zahabi: Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre at 170 pounds would be 'fair fight'
(mmafighting.com)
Like most everyone else in the mixed martial arts business, Montreal-based trainer Firas Zahabi has opinions on whom his most famous protege, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, should fight next. The way Zahabi sees it, with Carlos Condit out of the way after GSP's UFC 154 victory, there are plenty of good options available at 170 pounds: Nick Diaz. Johny Hendricks. Anderson Silva. Wait ... Anderson Silva at welterweight? Isn't that expected to be a catchweight super fight, if the bout is made?
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 11:30PM by kingsmasher - 10 comments
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Ronda Rousey likely to main event UFC pay-per-view.
(mmafighting.com)
Here's how much the UFC thinks of Ronda Rousey and her exploding star power: the newly signed women's bantamweight champion will most likely main event a pay-per-view in her octagon debut, UFC president Dana White said. "She's the champ," he said. "Unless there's a weight division higher than her that the champ would be defending the title, then yeah, she'd be the main event." That's quite a turnaround for White, who as recently as 2011 said women would "never" fight in a UFC cage.
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 11:14PM by kingsmasher - 22 comments
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White not interested in talking to retired Bonnar
(m.espn.go.com)
Stephan Bonnar not only failed his UFC 153 postfight drug test, he failed promotion president Dana White. White has opted not to speak with the recently retired light heavyweight since the test results were revealed. Bonnar, 35, tested positive for Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, after suffering a first-round TKO loss Oct. 13 to middleweight champion Anderson Silva in Rio de Janeiro.A little more than two weeks after the loss, Bonnar announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 9:57PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
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With Sakara's team planning appeal of UFC 154 DQ, ref Miragliotta explains his decision
(mmajunkie.com)
Dan Miragliotta contends that most of the shots that hit Patrick Cote just prior to a stoppage against Alessio Sakara were legal blows. Three weren't, however, and the longtime referee said he issued two verbal warnings before the third blow knocked Cote out and forced his intervention. "As long as hand makes contact with the ear, it's a legal strike," Miragliotta told MMAjunkie.com. "If you miss the ear and only hit the back of the head, it's illegal."
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 9:49PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Nevada commission OK with UFC promoting Alistair Overeem or Nick Diaz – with caveats
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC can promote Alistair Overeem and Nick Diaz for bouts next year "as long as Zuffa makes quite clear that there's an added piece to that puzzle," NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). In Overeem's case, that means getting a license to fight in Nevada. For Diaz, it's scheduling him after his suspension ends. The star fighters have been benched for much of 2012 as they wait out respective administrative actions handed down by the NSAC. UFC President Dana White on Saturday told reporters that the NSAC approved booking Overeem for a bout with Antonio Silva at UFC 156, which takes place Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. "But he's still got to go before the commission, and it still doesn't mean the outcome could be good," White said. "But I think that Alistair has been doing the right thing, as far as the commission is concerned, and doing all the things that he needs to do to get back in their good graces. It's looking positive and optimistic."
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 7:46PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
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“You’re Either Fighters or You’re Not,” Dana White Unsure Who Cheick Kongo is Waiting For
(mmaweekly.com)
After the debacle that resulted in the UFC 151 cancellation in September, the focus has seemingly been not on fighters that are stepping up to keep fights together, but the ones that are turning down fights, for whatever reason.
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 27 comments
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Alessio Sakara’s Manager Filing Appeal; Wants Rematch with Patrick Cote on Neutral Ground
(mmaweekly.com)
Alessio Sakara left Montreal on Saturday with a loss on his record by disqualification after he believed he had been the first fighter ever to knock out Patrick Cote.
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 11:57AM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
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John Maguire plans return to middleweight following UFC 154 loss to Matt Riddle
(mmajunkie.com)
After dropping his second straight fight, John Maguire is changing weight classes. The British fighter will return to middleweight after a nearly three-year run at welterweight following his Saturday loss to Matt Riddle at UFC 154. Maguire on Sunday announced the news on his Twitter account. UFC 154 took place at Bell Centre in Montreal. Maguire's fight against Riddle streamed live on Facebook.
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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UFC boss Dana White confirms move to Hard Rock was retaliation for credit cut at Palms
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's return to Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from the Palms Casino Resort was the result of a fallout between UFC President Dana White and the Palms. White on Saturday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the accuracy of a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which stated he cut ties with the venue when his credit limit was cut in half. "I had a little beef with the Palms, and I ripped the UFC out of there," he said with a chuckle...
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 11:11AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 154 – GSP, Condit, Hendricks & Menjivar Earn $70K In ‘Fight Night’ Bonuses
(themmanews.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White payed out $280,000 in bonus money between the four ‘Fight Night’ bonus recipients for their work at Saturday’s UFC 154 event. Earning an extra $70,000 each were Johny Hendricks, Ivan Menjivar, as well as headliners Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit. UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit took place on Nov. 17, 2012 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with the main card airing on pay-per-view while the prelim card was split between FX television and streaming video on Facebook. White also announced an attendance of 17,249 fans into the Bell Centre for a live gate of $3.143 million.
Submitted Nov 18, 2012 10:24AM by sparky - 12 comments
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Rousey gets UFC belt
(mixedmartialarts.com)
"The UFC women's bantamweight title will go to Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, without a fight...." My Thoughts: I am not a fan of Rousey, but it is obvious she has been heading for super stardom for quite some time. She has had some impressive wins, but her attitude disgusts me. And now the UFC is just handing her the belt without making her earn it by winning a fight. What a disgrace. Also, I think Cyborg would rough her up.
Submitted Nov 18, 2012 10:14AM by MALICE - 62 comments
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UFC boss says Renan Barao to defend interim belt, possibly against Michael McDonald
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL – And then there was one. Prior to Saturday night's UFC 154 event in Montreal, the UFC roster boasted two interim title holders. But after welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre downed interim title holder Carlos Condit to unify the belts in the 170-pound division, bantamweight Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) was left as the lone interim champ on the roster. Barao recently said he was happy to wait for champion Dominick Cruz to return to action before he fought again, but UFC President Dana White isn't so sure. Instead, he said Barao will soon defend his interim belt, and Michael McDonald (15-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) could very well be the challenger. "We were talking about Barao defending his title now," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following Saturday's post-UFC 154 press conference. "So whether he wants to wait or not, we're going to go back to him soon probably here and have him defend it."
Submitted Nov 18, 2012 5:09AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
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UFC 154 results & analysis - Champ St-Pierre downs Condit in thriller
(mmajunkie.com)
MONTREAL – After 19 months away from the sport, after battling through reconstructive knee surgery and while facing one of the sternest tests of his career, Georges St-Pierre proved once again why he has long been considered one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA. A battered and bloodied St-Pierre defended his UFC welterweight title in grand fashion as he took a unanimous-decision win over interim champ Carlos Condit.
Submitted Nov 18, 2012 12:56AM by isk - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Georges St-Pierre business is booming despite layoff
(usatoday.com)
According to industry sources, St-Pierre has 14 endorsement deals, with each paying him in the six-figure range. If you tally up the numbers from past and present deals, his income outside the cage is well into eight figures, sources say, with much of it coming in the past year. The question is, how does a fighter who hasn't fought in more than a year and a half become such a magnet for blue-chip sponsors while sitting on the sidelines? The answer, according to those who know him best, has to do with St-Pierre's squeaky-clean image outside the cage and the team of high-powered agents in his corner...
Submitted Nov 17, 2012 5:10PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ring-Philippou pulled from tonight's UFC 154, Bocek-dos Anjos moves to PPV
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Ring (13-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is out of tonight's UFC 154 event, and his fight with fellow middleweight Constantinos Philippou (11-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has been canceled. UFC officials today announced Ring fell ill and wasn't cleared to compete. Officials subsequently announced lightweight grapplers Rafael dos Anjos (17-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Mark Bocek (11-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) have taken their spot on the pay-per-view main card.
Submitted Nov 17, 2012 11:48AM by Budgellism - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 5's MacDonald remains against St-Pierre fight but asks for Condit rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
Rory MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) again made it clear that he has no intention of vying for the welterweight title as long as his teammate Georges St-Pierre is champ. But he has a keen interest in the man St-Pierre is scheduled to fight tonight – interim champ Carlos Condit, who beat him in his second UFC fight. "I'm fighting B.J. Penn, and I plan on beating him," MacDonald said Friday. "We'll see how the fight with Georges and Carlos goes. Either way, I plan on hopefully getting my rematch with Carlos in 2013."
Submitted Nov 17, 2012 8:51AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 154 official weigh-in results: Champ St-Pierre, interim titleholder Condit on mark
(mmajunkie.com)
New City Gas in Montreal plays host to the festivities, where all 26 competitors successfully made weight. Among those weighing in were UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (170 pounds) and interim titleholder Carlos Condit (169), whose title-unification bout headlines Saturday's pay-per-view event at Montreal's Bell Centre. "Just to come back, I missed this so much," said St-Pierre, a French-Canadian fighter who competes for the first time in 19 months. "You guys can't believe it. I'm going to give you a great show. Don't miss it." Welterweight contenders Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann, who meet in the co-headliner, also hit the scale and each weighed 171 pounds. The full weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Georges St-Pierre (170) vs. interim champ Carlos Condit (169) Johny Hendricks (171) vs. Martin Kampmann (171) Tom Lawlor (184) vs. Francis Carmont (185) Constantinos Philippou (185) vs. Nick Ring (184) Mark Hominick (145) vs. Pablo Garza (145) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET) Patrick Cote (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (186) Cyrille Diabate (206) vs. Chad Griggs (205) Mark Bocek (156) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155) John Makdessi (155) vs. Sam Stout (154) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:20 p.m. ET) Antonio Carvalho (145) vs. Rodrigo Damm (145) John Maguire (171) vs. Matt Riddle (170) Azamat Gashimov (135) vs. Ivan Menjivar (135) Darren Elkins (145) vs. Steven Siler (145)
Submitted Nov 16, 2012 6:48PM by isk - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cheick Kongo Turned Down Fight Against Roy Nelson at TUF 16 Finale
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC President Dana White reveals that Matt Mitrione wasn't the first fighter they called when a replacement was needed to face Roy Nelson at the TUF 16 finale.
Submitted Nov 16, 2012 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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