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UFC News - Page 255

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Dana White on Bigfoot Silva’s Elevated Level of Testosterone: “It Destroyed Everything”
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Dana White talked to the press about his disappointment in finding out that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive after Silva and Mark Hunt‘s UFC Brisbane Fight of the Night performance. White said that Silva took another shot of testosterone after he tested in range before the fight.
Submitted Dec 27, 2013 1:23AM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says Cat Zingano is still the number one contender for Rousey vs. Tate winner
(bloodyelbow.com)
Who is the next title challenger for the winner of Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate? Dana White says it's still Cat Zingano.
Submitted Dec 27, 2013 1:19AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva says there's a 'great chance' he retires after Saturday night
(mmafighting.com)
Anderson Silva talks about whether Saturday night's rematch against Chris Weidman could be his last fight, whether he feels pressure going into the fight, why he isn't sporting Nike for this fight, and more...
Submitted Dec 26, 2013 10:49PM by grappler0000 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC 168 Sold Out for Second Biggest United States Gate in UFC History
(mmaweekly.com)
The rematch between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva was expected to be one of the biggest mixed martial arts fights of the year, and UFC president Dana White revealed on Thursday that Saturday’s event is sold out...
Submitted Dec 26, 2013 10:31PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC?
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS – With the biggest fight of the year going down on Saturday night at UFC 168, one of the UFC’s biggest draws might be cageside to view it. This week there were rumors that heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would attend Saturday night’s rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. Exactly why Lesnar is coming to Las Vegas for the fight has become a thing of speculation, but as usual people are beginning to whisper that maybe the UFC has something up its sleeve. During Thursday’s post-press conference media scrum, UFC president Dana White was asked point blank if the UFC would take the opportunity to talk business with Lesnar. "I honestly don’t know," he said, repressing a grin like a man who just might know more than he wanted to say. "Honestly?" somebody goaded. "Honestly," White said, "I don’t know."
Submitted Dec 26, 2013 9:24PM by Shawn91111 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC plans to match Barnett-Browne winner at UFC 168 with Werdum
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez‘s injury layoff will create a title eliminator fight for next year.
Submitted Dec 26, 2013 5:38PM by Webbie - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort wants to challenge Weidman-Silva winner after UFC 168
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday night’s UFC 168 event features one of the most anticipated title fights in UFC history, but one man sitting cageside in Las Vegas will be watching more intently than just about anyone else: Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Dec 26, 2013 11:55AM by JLS1980 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alptekin Ozkilic welcomes flyweight Louis Smolka to octagon at UFC Fight Night 35
(mmajunkie.com)
A flyweight matchup between “The Turkish Delight,” Alptekin Ozkilic, and “Da Last Samurai,” Louis Smolka, is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 35 event.
Submitted Dec 25, 2013 10:55AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Struggling UFC Heavyweight Pat Barry Teases Drop To 205 87
(mmamania.com)
Struggling UFC heavyweight hurter, Pat Barry, may finally be making that drop to light heavyweight.
Submitted Dec 25, 2013 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demetrious Johnson Wants to Clean Out 125 Division, But Would Take Superfight
(sherdog.com)
It wasn’t long after Demetrious Johnson’s second win over Joseph Benavidez that fans began to express their interest in seeing the UFC flyweight champion climb back up to 135 pounds.
Submitted Dec 25, 2013 1:05AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shogun staying put at 205, wants Lil' Nog rematch
(bloodyelbow.com)
Don't expect Shogun to drop to middleweight any time soon. The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion is staying at 205 lbs.
Submitted Dec 25, 2013 1:02AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite claims that UFC PPV price hike was for UFC 168 only, 169 and 170 both currently listed at $59.95
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC.com website is reflecting that the "one event only" price hike for UFC 168 is permanent.
Submitted Dec 24, 2013 6:56PM by Webbie - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 168’s Travis Browne, Josh Barnett discuss enhanced drug testing experience
(mmajunkie.com)
Between them, UFC heavyweights Travis Browne and Josh Barnett have been drug-tested at least a dozen times prior to their UFC 168 fight.
Submitted Dec 24, 2013 4:51PM by Webbie - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rodrigo Damm returns to lightweight after weight-cutting issues
(mmafighting.com)
Rodrigo Damm (11-6) is back to the lightweight division. With a 2-1 record under the UFC banner, and coming off a decision victory over Mizuto Hirota, Damm returns to the 155-pound division to face Ivan Jorge (25-3) at UFC Fight Night 36 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Feb. 15. Forced to cancel a featherweight bout with Hacran Dias on October, Damm blames weight-cutting issues for his decision to cut less weight for his next UFC fights.
Submitted Dec 24, 2013 11:01AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 168’s Chris Weidman on first Anderson Silva fight: ‘I don’t think I looked that good’
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman doesn’t have any answers to the questions about which Anderson Silva will show up to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night in UFC 168’s pay-per-view headliner. Will it be the focused Silva with incredibly accurate, one-shot power in his strikes? Or will it be the Silva who goofs around in the cage, taunting and publicly humiliating his foe in front of thousands in attendance and millions more watching at home? To the reigning 185-pound champion, it doesn’t matter which version of “The Spider” walks into the arguably the biggest UFC fight of the year. Weidman is focused purely on which version of himself shows up.
Submitted Dec 24, 2013 6:16AM by Webbie - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite rumors, Barry and Phan still with UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
There were rumors over the weekend that two fighters had been released from their UFC contracts. Those rumors turned out to be false.
Submitted Dec 23, 2013 9:18PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Adlan Amagov not retired, dealing with undisclosed personal issues
(mmafighting.com)
UFC welterweight rising star Adlan Amagov has not retired, but he is taking some time off. On Sunday, an Instagram account that appeared to be linked to the Red Fury Fight Team announced that Amagov had suddenly retired from MMA due to religious reasons, however, his co-manager Sam Kardan told MMAFighting.com on Monday that the account was fake and has since been deleted. Mike Constantino, Amagov's co-manager, admitted Amagov is currently dealing with undisclosed issues. "He has some personal stuff going on and will be off training and fighting until he is ready to return," Constantino said. "We will reevaluate in March." When asked if he believed Amagov would retire, Constantino replied via text message, "hope not."
Submitted Dec 23, 2013 4:38PM by Shawn91111 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage threatens to 'Break' man outside nightclub for disrespecting his girlfriend
(bloodyelbow.com)
Quinton Jackson is back in the news and, as is so often the case, it has nothing to do with cage fighting.
Submitted Dec 23, 2013 1:09PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey's corner 'will bet 20 grand on me'
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ brags to Fox News that her corner will bet $20,000 to win $2,500 on her fights.
Submitted Dec 23, 2013 11:09AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jessica Eye Fights For Her Father
(ufc.com)
"We just look at things like this where they tell us that we can’t, and we’re like, all right, we’re going to do everything we can to prove them wrong." - Jessica Eye This year will mark a different Christmas for the Eye family, but even as patriarch Randy Eye battles brain cancer, some old habits remain. “Of course my dad has never been Christmas shopping in his life,” said his daughter Jessica. “So he gave me money last night and was like ‘hey, go buy something for your brothers and you. You guys go get yourselves something nice.’” It’s just his way. And through the ups and downs, Jessica Eye, a highly-regarded contender in the UFC women’s bantamweight division, has always been there – if not physically, then always in spirit. And that’s no surprise to anyone that knows the 27-year-old.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 8:56PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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