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Source: Tatsuya Kawajiri signs with UFC, wants on January card in Singapore
Tatsuya Kawajiri, one of the most highly regarded lighter weight fighters in the world, will next compete inside the UFC's octagon. The Japanese featherweight, who most recently fought for DREAM in December 2012, has signed a deal with the UFC, sources close to the situation told MMAjunkie.com. While no first fight has been set, sources said Kawajiri hopes to make his UFC debut in January in Singapore.
Submitted Oct 22, 2013 10:22AM by JLS1980 - 20 comments
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Chael and Wandy to Coach TUF Brasil
Rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will coach against one another on The Ultimate Fighter Brasil.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 11:41PM by JLS1980 - 16 comments
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Chad Mendes eyes rematch with Jose Aldo but could see bantamweight move, as well
With four straight knockout wins under his belt, Chad Mendes believes he's just about due for a rematch with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. But he could see himself moving to 135 pounds, at some point, as well. "That's actually something I have considered, and I definitely could," Mendes said when asked at a weekend Q&A event if he'd ever consider a move to bantamweight. "I'm not the biggest 145-pounder. I think I'm probably medium-sized for 145, but I could definitely make 135 if need be. But yeah, I'd like to make another run, hopefully win the belt at 145, defend it a few times and then depending on what my body says, if it allows it, I'd like to go down to 135, too."
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 9:48PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
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Donald Cerrone's bull 'Don't Tell Dana' competes for charity at PBR World Finals
Bull riding enthusiast Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone will be involved in this week's Professional Bull Riders World Finals whether UFC President Dana White wants him to or not.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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White: B.J. Penn is 'almost' on weight already ahead of featherweight debut
B.J. Penn isn't scheduled to make his featherweight debut against Frankie Edgar for a while, but UFC president Dana White claims that Penn is almost already down to 145 pounds.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 3:59PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Dana White: Everybody is telling to me sign Holly Holm
UFC president Dana White says that "everyone" is telling him to sign Holly Holm whom he calls "the female Conor McGregor."
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 3:59PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Noons: I would have retired if I lost at UFC 166
UFC lightweight K.J. Noons would have walked away from MMA if he had lost to George Sotiropoulos at UFC 166.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 3:57PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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JDS thought he got finished in 2nd round
According to a report out of Brazil, UFC 166 headliner Junior dos Santos said he doesn't remember most of his bout and initially thought he had been knocked out in the second round.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 3:56PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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UFC Fight Night 30 start times, fight card, TV info, and media and fan events
It's fight week again for the UFC, and Saturday's UFC Fight Night 30 event marks the organization's return to the U.K. Here's the essential information for the show.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Dana White claims UFC roster is too full
UFC president Dana White claims the reason some fighters have to wait so long between fights is due to a full UFC roster.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 7:16PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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Dana White: 'I would have thrown in the towel' on Junior dos Santos at UFC 166
HOUSTON – Junior Dos Santos' face told the story of his third fight against Cain Velasquez.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 5:02PM by Webbie - 7 comments
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Dana White: Andre Fili gets a pass for missing weight for UFC 166
HOUSTON – Missing weight never is going to go over well with the UFC brass, but sometimes there are exceptions to the rule. Such is the case for Team Alpha Male product Andre Fili, who missed weight for UFC 166, but still made an impression with his boss.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Dana White: Gilbert Melendez's UFC 166 performance a 'huge step back for T.J. Grant.'
UFC president Dana White says that when T.J. Grant returns from concussion he may not be fighting for the UFC lightweight title.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Robert Whiteford expected to face Jimy Hettes at UFC Fight Night 30
The UFC needed a featherweight replacement for Mike Wilkinson on just about a week's notice, and it got one. Scottish featherweight Robert Whiteford (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is expected to step in for the injured Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to face Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 30 this week.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:01AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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UFC 166 bonuses: Melendez, Sanchez, Dodson and Ferguson win $60,000
HOUSTON – Gilbert Melendez, Diego Sanchez, John Dodson and Tony Ferguson each earned $60,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 166 event.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 1:45AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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What's next for Cain Velasquez? White says it'll be Fabricio Werdum
According to UFC President Dana White, Fabricio Werdum likely is the next challenger to Cain Velasquez's heavyweight title. White made the announcement immediately following UFC 166.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 1:23AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Dana White: UFC 166 main event winner will be the best heavyweight in UFC history
UFC president Dana White very excited for Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos III. Feels it is the biggest trilogy in the history of the UFC.
Submitted Oct 19, 2013 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 45 comments
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Mike Wilkinson off UFC Fight Night 30, UFC seeking replacement for Jimy Hettes
An injury has forced a change to the preliminary card of next week's UFC Fight Night 30 card in England. England's Mike Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is out of his featherweight fight against Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), a source close to the bout on Friday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com. According to the source, the UFC is actively seeking a replacement for Wilkinson to take the fight with Hettes on only about one week's notice. But with the card taking place next Saturday, and in the United Kingdom, time and a replacement fighter's home base may be factors.
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 2:05PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
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Last week, Brazilian Top Team coach and co-founder Murilo Bustamante told Fighters Only that Palhares had injured teammates in similar situations during training in the past. Former BTT coach Mario Sperry this week denied the statement. “I don’t remember him hurting teammates in an intentional manner,” Sperry told Sherdog.com. “He hurt others and got hurt just like any other athlete. To tell you the truth, I remember seeing him hurt more than hurting others. I think he should have paid more attention to the reaction of his opponent and the referee. He also had several problems with athletes who tapped and continued after he released the submission hold without the referee interrupting. In my view, this can hamper your judgment on when to release the submission even more in the middle of a fight.” But, even in defending Palhres, Sperry said he understood the position of the UFC and its, president Dana White. “It’s a difficult position for Dana, as he has to manage the world’s largest MMA event,” said Sperry. “Making a realistic assessment with the events that happened in and after the fight, I’d fire him to show that where there’s excellence, there’s no room for mistakes. However, I would hire him back, because Toquinho is a great fighter for any event.” Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie also defended his countryman via Twitter on Monday. “I just watch the fight and I have to reinforce it... He had no ill intent. His opponent went on the wrong direction,” Gracie wrote. “So, if there’s injury involved, it has more to do with the way his opponent try to get out than his intentions... We are in a fight business. If we will begin a witch hunt, the intensity of our sport will be gone. We are supposed to get hurt.”
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 1:11AM by bjj1605 - 21 comments
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