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UFC News - Page 254

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Nik Lentz used Fight of the Night bonus money to pay for father's life-saving surgery
(sports.yahoo.com)
The telephone rang on Christmas Eve, as Nik Lentz was headed to a friend's home for a holiday party. He saw the phone number of his manager, Monte Cox, appear on his caller ID. Lentz, a UFC fighter, wasn't expecting to hear from Cox. When he saw who it was, he briefly wondered why he'd be getting a call from Cox on Christmas Eve. Perhaps, he thought, Cox was calling with holiday wishes. Or, he surmised, Cox had a fight offer to present that might have been good news. Lentz answered and Cox's familiar voice came on the line. But this was not a pleasant call, definitely one that Cox did not want to make...
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 10:45PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Chael Sonnen gets license for UFC Fight Night 26
(mmafighting.com)
Chael Sonnen has been cleared to fight against Shogun Rua on Aug. 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass...
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 10:36PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber: Despite unknown status, Yuri Alcantara 'deserves to fight me'
(mmajunkie.com)
At one point or another in every fighter's career, they are paired up against a lesser known opponent where they have much more to lose than to gain. Urijah Faber finds himself there now.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 9:18PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Ronda Rousey says fighting career could be over in two years
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey does not believe for one second that her upcoming acting roles will distract her from focusing on her fighting career. But Rousey admits she thinks the clock could be ticking on her time in the cage.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 9:17PM by prophecy033 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Mousasi tells Belfort to 'do his job,' offers to fight at multiple weights
(mmajunkie.com)
Gegard Mousasi believes a matchup with Vitor Belfort is the next logical step in his UFC career. And he says if "The Phenom" isn't willing to take the fight at 185 pounds, then he can pick the weight where he feels most comfortable – just as long as he takes the fight.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 4:00PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager says Chael Sonnen to be licensed for UFC Fight Night 26
(mmajunkie.com)
Chael Sonnen apparently will be licensed to fight at UFC Fight Night 26, according to his manager
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 2:15PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Jeremy Stephens, Rony Jason agree to fight at UFC Fight Night 29
(mmafighting.com)
Jeremy Stephens has a tough challenge ahead as he faces TUF Brazil season 1 winner Rony Jason in "hostile territory" at Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 29, on Oct. 9.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 2:13PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Korean Zombie also broke orbital bone
(bloodyelbow.com)
Everyone saw Chan Sung Jung dislocate his shoulder in the 4th round of UFC 163 against Jose Aldo, now he's revealed that he also broke his orbital bone.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 12:45PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Cormier: Roy Nelson 'is the most dangerous guy I've ever fought'
(mmacrypt.com)
Frank Mir, Josh Barnett and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, among others, have got nothing on Roy Nelson.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 12:24PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sicilia out, Edimilson Souza in vs. Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 28
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's next trip to Brazil in a month has seen a change to its preliminary card lineup – again. Sam Sicilia has been forced out against Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 28 and will be replaced by Edimilson Souza.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 11:14AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Erick Silva to face Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night on October 9 according to coach
(bloodyelbow.com)
Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim will meet on October 9 in a bout which will likely launch the winner into the top ten welterweight rankings.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 11:04AM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Champ Ronda Rousey in Negotiations to Follow Up Expendables 3 with Fast & Furious 7
(mmaweekly.com)
When UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey goes after something, she goes full steam ahead. On the heels of Sylvester Stallone’s announcement that Rousey would join the cast of Expendables 3, Hollywood trade publication Variety reports that the champ is in heavy negotiations to follow-up Expendables 3 with a role in Fast & Furious 7...
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 7:58AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Josh Rosenthal gets 37 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole
(ssdp.org)
Josh Rosenthal, one of the most recognizable referees in mixed martial arts, was sentenced yesterday to 37 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to felony charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. In April 2012, authorities raided a warehouse co-owned by Rosenthal in Oakland, California, and found around 1,000 marijuana plants valued at roughly $6 million.
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 12:59AM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Matt Grice vs. Jeremy Larsen at featherweight added to UFC 166
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Grice and Jeremy Larsen are the latest additions to this fall's UFC 166 event.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 9:16PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Still unlicensed for UFC Fight Night 26, Chael Sonnen awaits commission's ruling
(mmajunkie.com)
On Thursday, a closed-door meeting of the Massachusetts State Boxing Commission – spurred by a union complaint – will determine whether UFC fighter Chael Sonnen receives a license to fight at UFC Fight Night 26 next week.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 5:44PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Santiago unhappy with the way the UFC treated him
(bloodyelbow.com)
World Series of Fighting welterweight prospect, Jorge Santiago discusses his desire to be a part of another legendary fight, reminiscent of his battle with Misaki, and speaks out about his treatment by the UFC.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 3:31PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Indianapolis gets 'TUF 19' tryouts Aug. 27 for middleweights, light heavyweights
(mmajunkie.com)
Open fighter tryouts for Season 19 of "The Ultimate Fighter" are slated for Aug. 27 in Indianapolis, with 185- and 205-pound fighters invited.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 2:08PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Formiga eyes title shot after UFC Fight Night
(mmafighting.com)
With the hard work as a hospital courier in the past, Jussier "Formiga" da Silva can now focus only on fighting, and he expects to earn a title shot with a win over Joseph Benavidez in Brazil.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 1:18PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Barao: Cruz told me he’s returning in February
(mmafighting.com)
Dominick Cruz hung out with interim champion Renan Barao in Brazil, revealing to Barao that he plans to fight again in the UFC next year.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 11:26AM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo hospitalized with kidney stones
(mmafighting.com)
UFC’s doctor in Brazil reveals that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hospitalized and diagnosed with kidney stones Tuesday.
Submitted Aug 7, 2013 11:24AM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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