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UFC News - Page 261

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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
 
UFC Fight Night 35, TUF Nations draw low ratings
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's most recent Wednesday Night combination on Fox Sports 1didn't draw a lot of viewers.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 7:05PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joseph Benavidez says there’s no Team Alpha Male vs. Alliance MMA rivalry
(mmajunkie.com)
Joseph Benavidez wants you to know there’s no real rivalry between two of California’s most prominent gyms, Team Alpha Male and Alliance MMA.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 7:01PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy in the works for TUF Nations Finale headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is in the works for April’s TUF Nations Finale event, and the fight is expected to headline the card if “The Count” can satisfy the UFC’s medical requirements. Bisping has been sidelined for several months while recovering for surgery to repair a detached retina. The British slugger recently told BT Sport his doctors have greenlighted his return but UFC officials have requested additional testing and documentation.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 4:02PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight matchup between Daniel Pineda (18-10 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Robert Whiteford (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to the Lone Star State. UFC officials recently announced the new booking, which takes place at UFC 171 on March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition to the card, UFC 171 now includes: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for vacant welterweight title Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story Jessica Andrade vs. Julianna Pena Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer Will Campuzano vs. Darrell Montague Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino Robert McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 3:53PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Phil Davis planning to fight Glover Teixeira since ‘Jon Jones won’t make it to title fight’
(mmajunkie.com)
Phil Davis remains unbooked despite other marquee light heavyweights taking fights over the past few months.
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 9:05PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Thomson: Training camp for Benson Henderson ‘quite possibly’ my worst
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Josh Thomson is honest to his own detriment at times, and for this, he is one of the more entertaining interviews in MMA.
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 8:59PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 36 lineup finalized, seven prelims on UFC Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 36 event, which is the UFC’s first Brazilian event of 2014.
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Siyar Bahadurzada gets new UFC deal after second straight loss
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite his recent losing streak it looks like Siyar Bahadurzada will be making his way back to the Octagon within the year.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 7:15PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former Invicta champ Jessica Penne plans on trying out for TUF 20 spot
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like the UFC's new strawweight division won't just be attracting the best talent at 115 lbs as the former Invicta atomweight champion, Jessica Penne announces her designs for the show.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 4:27PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Nixed Nate Diaz-Khabib Nurmagomedov bout was to serve as main event for April 11 UFC card
(mmajunkie.com)
When UFC President Dana White revealed that a planned Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (21-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) bout was scratched because he couldn’t come to terms with one of the involved parties, it was assumed that the contest was planned for UFC 170. However, that was not the case.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 1:14AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coach: Junior dos Santos targeting May or June return to the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
Junior dos Santos is finally back training. Three months after a fifth-round TKO loss to Cain Velasquez, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is slowly returning to the gym in Salvador, Brazil, and targets May or June as dates to get back inside the Octagon.
Submitted Jan 16, 2014 8:17PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 35 salaries: Rockhold ($80K), Miller ($56K) earn top disclosed paydays
(mmajunkie.com)
Main-event winner Luke Rockhold ($80,000) and main-card victor Cole Miller ($56,000) were the top earners at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 event.
Submitted Jan 16, 2014 2:15PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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