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Brandon Vera: 'F*** you Brian Stann'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC fighter Brandon Vera was not impressed with Brian Stann's color commentary during the UFC 163 co-main event bout featuring Vera's teammate Phil Davis.
Submitted Aug 4, 2013 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aldo injured foot in win over Jung
(mmafighting.com)
There was a reason why Jose Aldo Jr.'s win over Chan Sung Jung lacked his trademark low kicks: Aldo suffered a foot injury early in the fight.
Submitted Aug 4, 2013 2:31AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Glover Teixeira gets next 205 title shot with win
(mmafighting.com)
With Lyoto Machida out of the light heavyweight title picture, a path has been cleared for Glover Teixeira.
Submitted Aug 4, 2013 2:30AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Perosh, Moraes, McCall, and Santos take home $50K bonuses
(bloodyelbow.com)
These four fighters took home the Fight Night bonuses from UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Submitted Aug 4, 2013 1:25AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Munoz vs. Bisping confirmed for Oct. 26 UFC Fight Night event in Manchester
(mmajunkie.com)
A previously reported middleweight headliner between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz is now official for an Oct. 26 UFC event.
Submitted Aug 3, 2013 7:21PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BT Sport launches to customer complaints, UFC loses 3.8 million UK Virgin TV customer base
(bloodyelbow.com)
BT Sport launched in the UK yesterday with a one day Freeview event to give potential new customers a taste of what they can expect with a full subscription. The day peaked with a 1.21% share (some 207k viewers) for the Bayern Munich versus Manchester City European Football (Soccer) match, according to BroadcastNow.co.uk According to a BBC Business article, BT has spent over £700 million in the last few years for upcoming Premier League Football matches, compared to Sky's £2billion+ for the majority of match rights. ITV, Setanta and ESPN have tried taking on the Sky giant when it comes to exclusive live sport coverage and have been found lacking, and it seems BT has already failed to put its best foot forward.
Submitted Aug 3, 2013 1:52PM by jjeans - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 163's Bristol Marunde: Full training camp is a luxury I can only now afford
(mmajunkie.com)
There are certain risks involved with taking a fight on short notice, and UFC middleweight Bristol Marunde knows them as well as anyone. Over the past two years, Marunde has had the opportunity to compete under the bright lights of the Strikeforce and UFC banners. However, in his two fights with the organizations, he had a minimal amount of time to prepare due to the fact he stepped in on very short notice...
Submitted Aug 3, 2013 10:42AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Boston Official Wants Ban on Anyone Under 18 Attending UFC Matches
(bostonmagazine.com)
On August 14, Boston will have an “Ultimate Fighting Champion Homecoming,” and celebrate the return of the sport to the city. But a team of parents, doctors, and city officials are trying to put the chokehold on the “extremely violent form of entertainment” by banning minors from baring witness to the martial-arts matches. The “UFC Homecoming” event, which will be held at the Barrio Cantina on Boylston Street and hosted by UFC President Dana White, is scheduled to take place just weeks after City Council President Stephen Murphy filed a resolution asking to put an end to anyone under the age of 18—even with a parent or guardian—from attending the fights. “Cage fighters at the amateur and professional levels have competed in public stadiums and on television bearing Neo-Nazi messages in their tattoos or on their clothing,” Murphy said in his filing during a City Council meeting on Wednesday, “and extensive research has associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents, including aggressive and violent behavior, bullying, desensitization to violence, fear, and depression.”
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 4:07PM by jjeans - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Machida: UFC pressured Silva into Weidman rematch
(bloodyelbow.com)
Lyoto Machida believes the UFC pressured his training partner and friend Anderson Silva into rematching Chris Weidman at UFC 168.
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 2:10PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 163 to feature Jhenny Andrade as newest Brazilian octagon girl
(mmajunkie.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO – Twenty-five-year-old Sao Paulo native Jhenny Andrade is the newest addition to the UFC's roster of octagon girls.
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
In a nation of legends, UFC 163's Jose Aldo is the people's champion
(mmajunkie.com)
It takes a small army of security personnel to usher Jose Aldo into the van that awaits the UFC's featherweight titleholder. Along the way, he answers as many reporters' questions as possible, smiles for camera click after camera click and signs a few dozen autographs. Thursday's swirl of activity follows a three-hour engagement in which Aldo participated in a news conference, put on a public workout session that featured a soundtrack by a live rock band and then waded through a sea of fans and reporters to answer even more questions as microphones, cameras and recorders were shoved in his face. It was time for Aldo to retreat to his hotel, but his removal from the scene was anything but easy...
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 8:19AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tim Kennedy wants Wanderlei, apprehensive about fighting Belfort in Brazil
(bloodyelbow.com)
After a dominating performance over Roger Gracie at UFC 162, Tim Kennedy is looking to put his Strikeforce past behind him in favor of more well-established MMA veterans.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 10:21PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans won't fight Vitor Belfort
(m.espn.go.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight championRashad Evans told ESPN.com on Thursday that he will not fight middleweight contender Vitor Belfort or any other teammate.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 7:48PM by prophecy033 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez skips out on final leg of UFC World Tour 2013
(mmajunkie.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO – The UFC's ambitious World Tour 2013 wraps up Friday in Rio de Janeiro, but one famous face will be missing from the announced lineup.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 6:57PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Geronimo dos Santos medically cleared of hep B, still under UFC contract
(mmajunkie.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO – Geronimo dos Santos has been medically cleared and is expected to soon return to the UFC.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welterweights Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger added to UFC 166
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight matchup between Adlan Amagov and T.J. Waldburger has been added to the UFC 166 fight card.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs alleged neo-Nazi Benjamin Brinsa
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's signing of undefeated German fighter Benjamin Brinsa has created controversy due to Brinsa's alleged neo-nazi activities and affiliations.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 163's 'Korean Zombie' says nickname a blessing and curse
(mmajunkie.com)
The posters advertising UFC 163 make it tough to tell if you're about to watch a professional MMA fight or a monster movie. "World Featherweight Championship," it says at the very top. "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie." Nowhere on the posters trumpeting his clash with UFC 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in Brazil on Saturday (pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) does it mention Chan Sung Jung's actual name. Which, surprisingly enough, is exactly how the featherweight challenger likes it...
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 9:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Vitor Belfort Declines Any UFC Non-Title Fight at Middleweight; Dana White Offers Rashad Evans
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC president Dana White is prepared to take Vitor Belfort up on his offer to fight at light heavyweight, offering up Blackzilian teammate Rashad Evans as a candidate.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 1:22AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White wants Rory MacDonald to face Robbie Lawler next
(bloodyelbow.com)
Just a few days following UFC on Fox 8, Dana already has plans for the two main card Welterweights.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 10:27PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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