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UFC News - Page 262

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Despite near-tragic weight cut, UFC's Daniel Cormier considering 205
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite building an undefeated record as a heavyweight, Daniel Cormier is strongly considering a move to the light heavyweight division. It's an astonishing revelation for a man who has long insisted such a move would be impossible, especially since it nearly killed Cormier previously.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:45AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
For UFC on FOX 7's Norman Parke, mock fight could prove blessing in disguise
(mmajunkie.com)
If there's one lesson Norman Parke learned heading into this weekend's UFC on FOX 7 event, it's to read an entire email before electing to eat two pizzas.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:29PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
For UFC on FOX 7's Josh Thomson, revenge less important than earning title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC on FOX 7 doesn't mark the first meeting between Josh Thomson and Nate Diaz. The two met six years ago in a grappling superfight at the Gracie Open.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:27PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Four months after freak accident, UFC on FOX 7's Tim Means expects a fistfight
(mmajunkie.com)
Four months later, Tim Means still can't do anything but shake his head. "Damn that sauna," Means mumbled under his breath.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:25PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Rosenthal let officiating licenses lapse before pleading to federal criminal charges
(mmafighting.com)
For a time, Josh Rosenthal was one of the most prolific referees in high-level mixed martial arts, but his last memorable moment in the cage came last July, when he presided over Chris Weidman's crushing knockout of Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL 4. He was the third man in the cage a few more times heading into the fall, when he appeared in the octagon for the last time at UFC on FX 5's Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron fight. After that, he disappeared.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:05PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Gegard Mousasi teases potential move down to middleweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Following his win over late replacement Ilir Latifi earlier this month at UFC on FUEL TV 9, light heavyweight Gegard Mousasi could be going lighter for his next bout.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 8:30PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julie Kedzie vs. Germaine de Randamie booked for July's UFC on FOX 8 event
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's 135-pound women's division continues to fill out, and a new booking of Julie Kedzie (16-11 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Germaine de Randamie (3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest pairing in the class.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 8:28PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC: Gonzaga appeal not yet filed, TUF 17 Finale result change in AG's hands
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga has yet to appeal his loss to Travis Browne at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 5:20PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John McCarthy, Herb Dean, Mike Beltran get key UFC on FOX 7 referee assignments
(mmajunkie.com)
Longtime referee "Big" John McCarthy has been assigned to referee UFC on FOX 7's headliner between lightweight champ Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 5:20PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Veteran MMA ref Josh Rosenthal cops plea, awaits sentencing in marijuana case
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran MMA referee Josh Rosenthal awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. 
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 1:31PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Brad Pickett nominated for fan-voted Webby Award
(mmajunkie.com)
British scrapper Brad Pickett hopes to one day hold the UFC's bantamweight title. For now, he'll be content settling for a Webby Award.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon wants spot at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston, tired of callouts
(mmajunkie.com)
With his scar tissue healing but much of the mid-summer schedule already filling, veteran UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon is hoping for a return at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 later this year.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir: Brock Lesnar's MMA career 'would have been different' without diverticulitis
(mmamania.com)
For being a mixed martial arts (MMA) novice, Brock Lesnar did pretty well for himself during his tenure with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After losing his Octagon debut to Frank Mir at UFC 81 five years ago, Lesnar went on to win the promotion's Heavyweight title, defeating UFC Hall of Famer and former two-division champion Randy Couture at UFC 91, just four fights into his MMA career. That was right before he sent Heath Herring into retirement after beating him down so bad at UFC 87 that "Crazy Horse" was never heard from again ... at least in the MMA world. Lesnar went on to defend his title twice, getting brutal revenge on Mir at UFC 100 and then scoring a come-from-behind submission victory over Shane Carwin at UFC 116. He would eventually cough up the coveted crown to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. That's when his ongoing battle with diverticulitis and a subsequent surgery sidelined him for more than one year, forcing him to ponder MMA retirement. And according to his bitter rival, Mir, had Lesnar never gotten the life-threatening stomach disease, Lesnar's MMA career would have been drastically different. His words (via New York Post): "Honestly, I think the guy got so ill, he just couldn't do it anymore. He had to leave or his quality of life wouldn't have been normal. We didn't get to see the Brock I fought. Had he not been ill, things would have been different."
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 9:51AM by SmileR - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones: 'Everyone knows Chael Sonnen has done steroids throughout his whole career'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Less than two weeks before his UFC 159 title defense, Jones appeared on UFC Tonight to talk about his upcoming fight against Sonnen. During that interview, the LHW champ accused Sonnen of having used steroids during his whole career.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:12PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melendez on Henderson: 'I'm going to try to kill the guy'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight title challenger Gilbert Melendez says he's a professional, but he's going to 'try to kill' Ben Henderson this weekend at UFC on Fox 7.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 8:30PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 7's Roger Bowling on weight drop: My muscles were like fat
(mmajunkie.com)
When Roger Bowling started his diet 12 weeks ago, he tipped the scale at 198 pounds. That'd require a fairly substantial cut to get down to the welterweight division. The only problem is that Bowling is fighting as a lightweight at Saturday.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 8:27PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 17 Finale ratings: 1.7 million viewers
(bloodyelbow.com)
Last weekend's highly entertaining Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale recorded the highest ratings for a TUF Finale show on FX.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 1:21PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana promoted to UFC on FOX 7's FX prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight bout between T.J. Dillashaw and Hugo Viana has been promoted from the Facebook-streamed preliminary card to the FX-televised prelims at Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 event.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Many recognizable female mixed martial arts stars try out for season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter
(bloodyelbow.com)
Top WMMA stars such as Shayna Baszler, Tonya Evinger, Tara LaRosa and Roxanne Modafferi attended the tryouts for the eighteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana supports Tate/Zingano stoppage
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following the TUF 17 Finale, UFC president Dana White speaks up about the stoppage in the event's Fight of the Night.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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