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UFC Fight Night 28 headliner Glover Teixeira: 'I'm ready to fight for the title'
(mmajunkie.com)
While he's had just four fights in the UFC, Glover Teixeira's incredible power and craft submission skills have already made him a top contender in the promotion's light-heavyweight division. While the humble 33-year-old hasn't yet pressed the issue, he wants to make sure everyone understands it's not because he's not ready for the challenge...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:15PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC star Roy Nelson gets into Twitter beef with sponsor
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ultimate Fighter winner Roy Nelson took to social media to express his grievances with a sponsor only for the owner of the apparel company to fire right back. Brent Brookhouse looks into the sponsor's long history of ugly disputes with fighters, customers and business partners.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 1:26PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mitrione vs. Schaub moved to UFC 165
(bloodyelbow.com)
A heavyweight fight between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub, which was recently removed from UFC on Fox 8, has been rescheduled for UFC 165 in Toronto.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White talks to Maggie Gray on SI Now about fight fixing
(bloodyelbow.com)
After the first round of shots were fired over on ESPN 2, Dana White took Sports Illustrated up on an invitation to appear on their SI Now show with Maggie Gray, and get to the heart of the fight fixing issue... sort of. In an admirable move Sports Illustrated looked to confront their most recent and harshest current critic, Dana White, head on over his dislike of a recent round table discussion on the possibility that UFC 162 was fixed. SI did give Dana his say, but the conversation more or less devolved into bickering over who watched who's product and whether or not SI's panel was generally discussing fight fixing or whether or not the UFC main event was fixed.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 5:44PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mousasi wants Belfort at UFC 168
(bloodyelbow.com)
The former Strikeforce champ thinks his road to UFC gold is paved right down the middle of Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader card announced
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC officially announced the card for Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader, which take places Sept. 4 from Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The main card, which will air live on FOX Sports 1, will be headlined by an important light heavyweight bout between top contenders Glover Teixeira (21-2) and Ryan Bader (15-3)...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:37PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The UFC is His Home, but Leonard Garcia Looking to a Legacy FC Takeover After Changing Camps
(mmaweekly.com)
Suffering through a five-fight losing streak, former WEC/UFC featherweight Leonard Garcia recognizes what he’s been doing wrong. “I had a couple fights where I had been doing the same thing I’d done before and wasn’t moving forward with things I should have,” he said. “I was relying too much on landing the big punch.” Not only does he feel like he was doing the wrong thing in fights, but also in training, thus Garcia has been working with a new team...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:35PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Daniel Cormier Writes Up Informal Bout Agreement to Roy Nelson for UFC 166, Nelson Signs It
(mmaweekly.com)
A match-up between undefeated heavyweight Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson has been rumored to be in the works for UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, which takes place on Oct. 19 in Houston, but a deal has not been finalized. Nelson (19-8) tweeted Cormier on Thursday asking what the hold-up is...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 8:42AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Henderson withdrew TUE request, discontinued TRT ahead of UFC 161
(mmajunkie.com)
When the Manitoba Combative Sports Commission recently revealed it didn't grant any therapeutic-use exemptions for June's UFC 161 event, it raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, shouldn't have MMA legend Dan Henderson's name appeared on the list?
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:47PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Maria Tome replaces Phil Harris, meets John Lineker at UFC 163
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC newcomer Jose Maria Tome reportedly has replaced Phil Harris and will fight fellow flyweight John Lineker next month at UFC 163.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Felipe Arantes replaces Godofredo Pepey, meets Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 28
(mmajunkie.com)
With Godofredo Pepey forced to bow out of a planned meeting with featherweight Sam Sicilia, Felipe Arantes has agreed to take place at September's "UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader" event.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clint Hester out at UFC 163, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month's UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago "Marreta" Santos has stepped in to replace an injured Clint Hester and now meets Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira on the evening's main card.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mousasi reveals he was offered a fight against Belfort but had to decline
(tatame.com.br)
Former Strikeforce champion, Gegard Mousasi came to UFC with the status of being one of the leading names in its category and a cartel of 33 wins and three defeats. And in his UFC debut, he pointed out another positive result, beating Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision. Mousasi has already expressed willingness to face Vitor Belfort , and with the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman marked, the duel gained momentum. The fighter said in an interview with tatami, who wanted to marry the Ultimate UFC BH on the clash, scheduled for September 4, at the Gymnasium Mineirinho. "The truth is: x Weidman Silva II will take place on December 28 at UFC 168. Vitor has to wait for the title shot after all. I know that the UFC wants this fight to happen (Mousasi Belfort x), since I offered it to the UFC BH in September. I could not accept the fight because I went through knee surgery, then it is inevitable that Victor and I are meeting before determining who is the first title challenger. My opinion is that we should also fight at UFC 168, "said Mousasi, commenting on the constant application of the" Phenomenon "to fight for the belt. "It's simple: Vitor and I would fight in the past, before the Affliction, the UFC now. Vitor knows that it is inevitable that we will meet in the Octagon. "
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 7:34PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: No offer made to Nick Diaz
(mmafighting.com)
Don't get too excited about Nick Diaz's return to the UFC just yet. A day after Cesar Gracie told BJPenn.com that UFC president Dana White had offered Diaz a return UFC fight, White told MMAFighting.com on Thursday the opposite. "Nobody at the UFC talked to Gracie or anyone else that reps Nick," White wrote via text message. In response to a text message asking who the UFC offered Diaz, Gracie told MMAFighting.com Wednesday night, "Can't tell you." Diaz said he was leaving MMA after his March loss to Georges St-Pierre, unless he was offered a rematch against St-Pierre or a fight against Anderson Silva. However, White said earlier this month following UFC 162 that Diaz has leaning towards returning to the UFC. The 29-year-old Diaz (26-9, 1 NC) is 1-2 since returning to the UFC in 2011.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 4:30PM by Shawn91111 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC
(bjpenn.com)
“As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table, that’s all I can say. It’s something everyone is looking at right now and discussing with him. Dana has offered him a fight. There is an offer on the table, I can’t say who it is, but it’s kind of neat I think. But no decision’s have been made for sure.”
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 12:14PM by postman - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Explodes on ESPN Over Accusations that Anderson Silva Fight was Fixed (video)
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC president Dana White was a guest on Wednesday’s edition of Highly Questionable on ESPN. Straight away, the show’s hosts hit White with questions about accusations that Anderson Silva threw the fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 6...
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 9:56AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
James Head vs. Jason High completes UFC Fight Night 27's 13-bout lineup in Indy
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between James Head (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and replacement Jason High (16-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is the 13th and final addition to next month's UFC Fight Night 27 event. UFC Fight Night 27 (formerly UFC on FOX Sports 1 2) takes place Aug. 28 at Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Most of the card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook...
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
With sights set on UFC title, Conor McGregor wanted fight with Ricardo Lamas
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – When Irish featherweight Conor McGregor, heard he was getting a new opponent at next month's UFC Fight Night 26 event, he offered up an idea for UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby: top-ranked 145-pounder Ricardo Lamas.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 12:22AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Howard replaces Josh Samman, faces Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 26
(mmajunkie.com)
Seven-time UFC veteran John Howard (20-8 MMA, 4-3 UFC) returns to the octagon for the first time in two years at next month's UFC Fight Night 26 event to face "The Ultimate Fighter 17" finalist Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Howard replaces Josh Samman, who himself has replaced Hall's originally scheduled opponent, Nick Ring. Howard and Hall now meet in a middleweight bout on the FOX Sports 1-televised portion of next month's "UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen" event, which takes place Aug. 17 at Boston's TD Garden. The new booking was first reported by the Boston Herald, and UFC officials subsequently confirmed the change.
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 11:09PM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francimar Barroso replaces injured Robert Drysdale at UFC 163
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC newcomer Francimar Barosso has stepped up on short notice to fight Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 in Brazil. Barosso is a solid prospect sporting a 15-3 record and were it not for a loss to Baga Agaev in 2011 he would be undefeated since 2008. Tatame had the news, after Robert Drysdale was forced out of his UFC debut with a reported staph infection. It should make for an interesting fight as both Edinaldo and Bodao like to strike, but possess entirely different ranges for doing so. At 6'7" Edinaldo is not only the tallest light heavyweight in the UFC, but one of the tallest fighters in the promotion at all. He's not a technical wizard standing, but his lanky frame allows him to generate a decent amount of power on the end of his strikes.
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 5:08PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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