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UFC News - Page 260

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UFC signs 10-0 Alberto Mina for TUF: China Finale
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has signed a top welterweight prospect in Alberto Mina. The Hong Kong-based Brazilian is set to make his debut at the TUF: China Finale in Macau.
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White says Weidman/Belfort to happen on either the Memorial Day or July 4th card
(bloodyelbow.com)
In an interview with FOX Sports, UFC president, Dana White has narrowed down the upcoming title bout between current Middleweight champion, Chris Weidman and Number 1 contender, Vitor Belfort to either the Memorial Day or July 4th card.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 9:39PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White says Thomson to get next title shot with win
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president, Dana White says Josh Thomson to get next title shot with win. Melendez on deck for a shot if Henderson wins.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 9:37PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 170's Daniel Cormier doesn't see UFC on FOX 10 broadcast duties as distraction
(mmajunkie.com)
In a little more than four weeks, Daniel Cormier (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will make his light heavyweight debut at UFC 170 against former champ and current top contender Rashad Evans (21-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC). So why is “DC” breaking camp to take part in this weekend’s UFC on FOX 10 broadcast?
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 6:41PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: 'I used to beat the living s--t out of Tito Ortiz'
(mmafighting.com)
Dana White might be (mostly) done with the boxing business, but that doesn't mean he doesn't still love the sport. White treated the media on Wednesday to a screening of his new boxing reality show 'The Fighters', which will air on the Discovery Channel on January 23rd. After the screening, however, White took questions from the media and addressed an old incident with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 4:27PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Michael Johnson replaces Ross Pearson, meets Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Johnson (14-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) continues to volunteer for every lightweight fight available, and this time, the UFC granted his wish. UFC officials today announced that Johnson has replaced an injured Ross Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and will meet former Blackzilians teammate Melvin Guillard (31-12-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC) in the co-main event of March’s UFC Fight Night 37 event. Featuring a light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa in the night’s headliner, UFC Fight Night 37 takes place March 8 at London’s O2 Arena. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 12:06PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luke Rockhold Lobbying for Michael Bisping Fight, Also Interested in Fighting at Light Heavyweight
(mmaweekly.com)
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is lobbying for a fight with Michael Bisping and is interested in fighting in the light heavyweight division.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Anthony Pettis targeting July 5th return
(bloodyelbow.com)
Anthony Pettis has been out of action since winning the lightweight title last August, but he could be back for the UFC's big 4th of July weekend PPV.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:27AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousey: Ugly bone breaks are just part of the game
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ has a blase attitude about broken bones in the Octagon and she wouldn't hesitate to snap the arm of a foe who won't tap.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Vitor Belfort Fully Intends to be on TRT When He Challenges Chris Weidman for UFC Championship
(mmaweekly.com)
Much has been made about whether or not top middleweight challenger Vitor Belfort would be allowed to remain on his testosterone replacement therapy regimen for his upcoming fight with UFC champion Chris Weidman. Belfort on Wednesday told UFC Tonight that he fully intends to be on TRT when he meets Weidman. In fact, he says it is medically necessary...
Submitted Jan 22, 2014 9:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Henderson discusses his new contract, moving to MW, testing and more
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has suffered two heavy blows to their roster over the course of the last three months. With Georges St. Pierre stepping away from the sport and Anderson Silva very likely facing a year layoff or a possible retirement, the small handful of big PPV draws they had -of which Silva and GSP were included-have taken a big hit. There are only so many times Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones can fight in a year, so many have been left looking for a solution. The answer, at least in part, has been there all along, though. Dan Henderson, despite the recent dents on his fight resume, still carries the power of name recognition, experience and skill. His career is far from over, and to look past him as an opportunity to beef up those PPV numbers would be foolhardy. The interest in the rematch with Shogun has fans excited and just goes to show that he can still create excitement and anticipation for the UFC.
Submitted Jan 22, 2014 1:47PM by Shawn91111 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 34 drug testing results announced
(mmajunkie.com)
All 20 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 34 underwent drug testing after the event and successfully passed their tests.
Submitted Jan 21, 2014 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steven Siler says he’s fighting Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 38
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of featherweights will try to start new winning streaks this March.
Submitted Jan 21, 2014 12:56PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC lightweight Edson Barboza calls out Nate Diaz, Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone
(mmajunkie.com)
After going 3-0 in 2013, Edson Barboza believes he’s due for a big opportunity.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 7:26PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 set for March in Brazil
(bloodyelbow.com)
A report out of Brazil states that Shogun Rua and Dan Henderson will be rematching in March in Brazil.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 7:20PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Leben retires
(mmafighting.com)
After 12 years and a UFC record 22 middleweight fights inside the Octagon, Chris Leben is calling it quits. "The Crippler" appeared on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour to make his announcement official. "It's been a fantastic, wonderful ride," Leben said. "I've landed more strikes than anybody out there. Definitely highs and lows, ups and downs, but I think I'm starting to realize that, for me, it might be time to make that transition away from competing and get more on the coaching side of things.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 2:36PM by cowcatcher - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diaz has harsh words for Maynard's cornermen
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nate Diaz wonders why Gray Maynard's corner didn't throw in the towel during their November fight.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 12:44PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC lands three-year broadcast deal with Abu Dhabi Media
(mmamania.com)
Abu Dhabi already has a 10-percent share of ZUFFA (details), and now it has a broadcast deal to go along with it.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 2:12AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage Jackson and Tyrone Spong battle on Twitter
(bloodyelbow.com)
WSOF's Tyrone Spong and Bellator's Quintion "Rampage" Jackson have been going back and forth on Twitter for a couple of days now. Here's a roundup of their debate.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 1:57AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Horiguchi out, UFC signs Martinez to face Cariaso
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has signed former WEC fighter and TUF 18 contestant Danny Martinez to face Chris Cariaso at next month's UFC 169 in Newark. Martinez will be replainc Kyoji Horiguchi who bowed out due to injury.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 7:08PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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