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Jesse Ronson guns for UFC contract following weekend win over Ryan Healy
(mmajunkie.com)
Sore hands and feet are Jesse Ronson's only career roadblocks at this moment. Ronson believes a recent victory over fellow lightweight Ryan Healy proves he's capable of joining his well-known teammates in the UFC. "I would like for this fight to put me on the next level, but we'll see how it goes," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Ronson (12-2) dominated Healy (23-12) over three rounds to earn a unanimous-decision win at this past Friday's Score Fighting Series 7 event, which took place at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event's main card, including Ronson's feet, aired on AXS TV.
Submitted Nov 26, 2012 5:32PM by BuffaloDave - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former WEC announcer Joe Martinez tapped for octagon debut at UFC on FX 6
(mmajunkie.com)
Former WEC announcer Joe Martinez will soon make his octagon debut. Martinez recently revealed to Examiner.com that he has been hired for in-cage duties at next month's UFC on FX 6 event, which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 15 in Australia but due to the time difference airs live in the U.S. on Friday night. Promotion mainstay Bruce Buffer is set for his familiar announcing role that same weekend at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.
Submitted Nov 26, 2012 3:41PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Chael Sonnen and Molly Qerim again host World MMA Awards ceremony
(mmajunkie.com)
For the second straight year, UFC fighter Chael Sonnen will serve as host of Fighters Only's World MMA Awards. Sonnen has again has been paired up with CBS Sports Network/NFL Network anchor Molly Qerim. The duo hosts the 2012 World MMA Awards official ceremony, which is a black-tie ceremony held Jan. 11 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Broadcast and/or streaming plans haven't been announced for the event, though Versus and FUEL TV has aired past installments.
Submitted Nov 26, 2012 2:00PM by BuffaloDave - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johny Hendricks: “Boxing is not my strong point, my jiu-jitsu is better”
(cagedinsider.com)
Bold statement from the Collegiate wrestler turned knockout machine. UFC 154 marked Johny Hendricks’ fifth straight victory in the octagon, with three by way of knockout. Hendricks has now placed himself in the number one spot for a title shot, which he feels he is more than ready for. “That’s why I laugh when people say ‘we’ve figured out your left hand.’ My boxing isn’t my strong point. It’s something I’ve only been doing for five years; I’ve only been striking for five years. I’ve done wrestling my whole entire life,” Hendricks told MMAWeekly Radio. “So if anybody’s going to say anything, wrestling is my strong point. I feel my jiu-jitsu is better than my hands.”
Submitted Nov 26, 2012 1:57PM by jjeans - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quebec commission declines to hear Alessio Sakara's UFC 154 appeal request
(mmajunkie.com)
Patrick Cote's controversial UFC 154 disqualification victory over Alessio Sakara will stand. On Friday, Quebec's La Regie des alcools des courses et des jeux (the baord that governs combat sports in the province) declined to hear Sakara's protest that referee Dan Miragliotta mishandled the bout, which took place Nov. 17 at Montreal's Bell Centre. French-language outlet LaPress.ca was the first to report the board's decision.
Submitted Nov 25, 2012 4:43PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabio Maldonado Appreciative of UFC 153 Post-Fight Bonus, Even in Losing Effort
(mmaweekly.com)
Maldonado on Friday took to his Facebook page to let all his friends know that, despite losing the fight, White & Co. took care of him rather well after the fight. “Just got a check from the UFC,” he commented in Portuguese, noting it was the fourth time he received a bonus. “The UFC paid me more than if I had won the fight. Thanks to the Fertitta brothers, Dana White and Joe Silva.”
Submitted Nov 25, 2012 8:35AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Dan Hardy plans future training sessions with St-Pierre, targets spring return
(mmajunkie.com)
After a four-fight skid that had him thinking about retirement, Dan Hardy's evolution is continuing in the midst of a two-fight resurgence.  The former UFC welterweight title challenger is coming off a stint at Montreal's Tristar Gym to help champion and former nemesis Georges St-Pierre prepare for common opponent Carlos Condit.  And recently, the Brit revealed he is planning to train in the future with St-Pierre and the Tristar crew.
Submitted Nov 24, 2012 4:37PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
'TUF' times: Sonnen says he turned down spot on 'TUF 1,' Jones once cut from tryouts
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – The debut season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' has long been recognized as the starting point of MMA's current popularity boom and was responsible for launching the careers of stars such as Stephan Bonnar, Kenny Florian, Forrest Griffin, Josh Koscheck, Chris Leben, Diego Sanchez and Mike Swick. But as successful as the 2005 series debut proved, imagine what it could have been with one Chael P. Sonnen. Sonnen, who coaches on the upcoming 17th edition of the series, says he actually turned down a spot on "TUF 1."
Submitted Nov 24, 2012 4:19PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Urijah Faber vs Vaughan Lee slated for UFC 156 on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
Reports are emerging out of Brazil that "The California Kid" Urijah Faber will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 156 on Super Bowl weekend against tough British fighter Vaughan Lee. A Bantamweight bout that features one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts (MMA) is in the works for UFC 156 on Super Bowl weekend as Urijah Faber is reportedly set to make his return to the Octagon against Vaughan Lee.
Submitted Nov 24, 2012 1:16PM by sparky - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC interim champ Renan Barao's coach prefers title shot, but doesn't want to wait
(mmajunkie.com)
Barao coach Pederneiras would prefer title shot, but doesn't want fighter to wait.  Nova Uniao leader and coach Andre Pederneiras on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com he's waiting on UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby's call to tell him when and where UFC interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao is fighting next.  "If I had a choice, I would rather Renan fight Dominick (Cruz), but I don't want to wait too long," Pederneiras said.
Submitted Nov 23, 2012 11:03PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens rebooked for UFC on FOX 5
(mmajunkie.com)
After their initial meeting was infamously canceled last minute, lightweights Yves Edwards and Jeremy Stephens will give it another go at UFC on FOX 5. As MMAjunkie.com first reported earlier today, Edwards' original opponent, John Cholish, recently scratched due to a groin injury. In his place steps Stephens, whose incarceration canceled their planned bout this past month at UFC on FX 5.
Submitted Nov 23, 2012 9:49PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Cholish out of UFC on FOX 5, replacement search underway for Yves Edwards
(mmajunkie.com)
Yves Edwards (41-18-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC) needs a new opponent for UFC on FOX 5. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with event sources that his original opponent, lightweight John Cholish (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), was forced off the card with a groin injury. Officials are now searching for a replacement for the Dec. 8 card. UFC on FOX 5 takes place at Seattle's KeyArena. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook, and Edwards vs. Cholish were expected to air on the night's FX broadcast.
Submitted Nov 23, 2012 6:40PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva says he will fight whomever the UFC wants, GSP or Jon Jones!
(bjpenn.com)
“My first goal is the Georges St-Pierre fight, the super fight,” he said. “The second goal? Maybe Jon Jones. But this is not my decision. This is Dana [White's] decision.” they asked andy the day of the GSP fight the question. the article also says they think the change of heart of fighting jones has to with jones saying he does not want to be the one who will beat andy. so now it is on GSP and jones, if these fights happen
Submitted Nov 23, 2012 2:13PM by Manak - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC bantamweight Nick Denis retires, cites potential brain injuries
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC bantamweight Nick Denis has announced his MMA retirement. The 29-year-old Canadian fighter, who made an impressive UFC debut earlier this year, made the announcement on Thursday on his personal blog. Denis cited concerns over potential brain injuries. Denis (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) signed with the UFC after posting a 10-2 record in organizations such as World Victory Road/Sengoku and KOTC. Then, in his UFC debut, he scored a 22-second knockout of Joseph Sandoval via stinging standing elbow strikes. But then came a submission loss to Roland Delorme in May in a back-and-forth bout. Even before that defeat, Denis, a former Ph.D. student in biochemistry, had begun research into brain injuries following an especially vicious knockout loss to Marlon Sandro in 2009.
Submitted Nov 23, 2012 10:50AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping makes compelling argument for interim title
(espn.co.uk)
Michael Bisping has expressed sympathy for Chris Weidman over the American's fresh shoulder injury, and made a serious case for why his fight with Vitor Belfort should be for the interim UFC middleweight title. Weidman was ruled out of UFC 155 on Wednesday by a shoulder problem that will require surgery. It leaves the 185-pounder looking at a three-to-six-month absence. "The news that Chris Weidman is out for six months has really put a downer on the entire middleweight division," Bisping wrote on Bisping.tv. "I feel really bad for him, especially as he's already had a massively crappy month with Hurricane Sandy destroying his house.
Submitted Nov 23, 2012 4:23AM by jjeans - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Moraga vs. Chris Cariaso slotted for UFC 155 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A flyweight bout between John Moraga and Chris Cariaso is the latest addition to next month's UFC 155 event. It's the 12th fight for the year-end fight card. UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a championship headliner between heavyweight titleholder Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez.
Submitted Nov 22, 2012 5:25PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz Wants Main Event Fight When He Returns; Still Targeting Georges St-Pierre
(mmaweekly.com)
Nick Diaz is very excited about his return to action in 2013, and he’s looking for the biggest fight possible. Still serving out his one-year suspension after testing positive for marijuana following his last bout in 2012, the Stockton native is eyeing his return early next year when his ban is lifted in February. Once licensed, Diaz is gunning for the biggest fights possible, and that includes settling a long standing rivalry with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre or current top contender Johny Hendricks.
Submitted Nov 22, 2012 4:01PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'TUF 17' coach Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen doesn't deserve UFC title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Five months from now, Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) will fight for the UFC's light heavyweight title. He hasn't registered a 205-pound win in the octagon since 2006, and he was soundly defeated by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in his most recent appearance. So why did UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) agree to coach opposite Sonnen on "The Ultimate Fighter 17" and ultimately face him in the octagon? "Bones" said it was an easy choice. This is his chance to silence the trashtalking master by beating him down in a cage.
Submitted Nov 22, 2012 4:00PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Whatever UFC champ Anderson Silva does, Michael Bisping wants him to get on with it
(mmajunkie.com)
Whatever Silva's plan is, Michael Bisping wants to make sure his middleweight division doesn't get left behind. "Yes, of course, we like to fight, and it's a business as well," he said. "But you want that progression and to fulfill your dream, and my dream is to be world champion one day. We all have a clock that's ticking. I've still got a lot of time left, but I don't want to waste a year fighting for the hell of it. I want to know that I'm moving toward something."
Submitted Nov 22, 2012 3:58PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
For a few UFC fighters, there are some terrible moments that just won't die
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC welterweight Frank Trigg has a running joke with Zuffa matchmaker Sean Shelby, who also happens to be heavily involved in putting together the UFC's highlight reels. It's a familiar routine that often plays out via text message right before the UFC runs it's pre-event video package of great moments from fight cards past, all set to The Who's "Baba O'Riley." "Before it starts I say, 'Sean, are you about to hurt my feelings again?'" Trigg told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). It's not exactly a serious question, because Trigg already knows the answer. He knows that, just as surely as clips from the classic fight between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar will make it into the highlight reel, so will he. It's just that he'll be on the wrong end of one of those memorable UFC moments. He'll be getting carried across the cage like a bag of fertilizer by former 170-pound champ Matt Hughes. He'll be getting slammed on the mat and then choked into submission at UFC 52, right before Hughes is lifted up in triumph to the sound of soaring guitars and a wailing Pete Townsend. "I can't even listen to that song anymore," Trigg said. "It was seven years ago."
Submitted Nov 22, 2012 7:30AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
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