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UFC announces new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil
Giovanni Decker has been announced as the UFC's new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil. The executive has been in business for the last 23 years and said he is honored to be in the UFC.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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White: No matter what, UFC will 'support' Anderson
The UFC president made it clear that his company will stand behind it's former champion, regardless the outcome of his ongoing PED case.
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 11:53AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Dana White on high alert to prevent physical altercation on UFC 189 media tour
UFC President Dana White will be on high alert over the next nine days as he attempts to prevent any physical confrontation between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor while they travel the globe for the “UFC 189 World Championship Tour.”
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 11:48AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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CABMMA official: ‘We can’t change the result’ of Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva
Drew Dober is planning on appealing his UFC Fight Night 62 loss against Leandro Silva, but it’s unlikely that he will have any success in the process. Dober lost via submission in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night, even though he neither tapped nor lost consciousness as "Buscape" applied a guillotine. Still, referee Eduardo Herdy stepped in and called the fight over. And even though it was a blatant misjudgment, his bizarre mistake might not be enough for Dober to get the result overturned to a no-contest, according to Cristiano Sampaio, COO of the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA). (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 9:02AM by Wez - 8 comments
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White fires back at Silva’s slavery comments
Wanderlei Silva feels a slave fighting for his freedom against the UFC, but Dana White sees him as a slave of his own actions.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:27PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Dober on sub stoppage: He wasn’t choking me
UFC Fighter Drew Dober discusses the submission attempt from Leandro Silva that was later ruled a tap out following a bizarre referee miscalculation.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:25PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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After UFC Fight Night 62 win, Amanda Nunes eyes rematch with Cat Zingano
RIO DE JANEIRO – After her UFC Fight Night 62 dismantling of Shayna Baszler, Amanda Nunes (10-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) wants a chance to avenge her only UFC loss to date in a rematch with Cat Zingano (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:23PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC Fight Night 62 Fighters Bonuses Were ‘Tough Decision' For Dana White
The Ultimate Fighting Champion returned to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium for a card headlined by welterweights Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare. After the fights, the UFC awarded its usual $50,000 post-fight bonuses and it wasn't an easy deciding who received them on a fight card that featured nine finishes. Gilbert Burns, Godofredo ‘Pepey' Castro, Kevin Souza and Fredy Serrano ultimately earned the bonus money.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 9:00AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Koscheck not ready to announce retirement yet
Josh Koscheck suffered his 5th straight loss in the UFC, with two straight coming in the last month. It was also his final fight on his current contract. While for most guys that would automatically mean a UFC exit, Koscheck does have a long tenure with the company. "I do have a soft spot for the TUF 1 guys," Dana White said during the post-fight press conference. "Josh and I will talk in a couple of days, and we'll go from there."
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:41AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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UFC pays Drew Dober his win money; Dana White stumps for no-contest
RIO DE JANEIRO – The abysmal referee call that led to a submission win for Leandro Silva (18-2-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 62 led UFC President Dana White to award Drew Dober (15-7 MMA, 1-3 UFC) his show and win money.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:40AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 62 bonuses: On card with nine stoppages, who won $50,000?
RIO DE JANEIRO – Gilbert Burns, Godofredo Pepey, Kevin Souza and Fredy Serrano each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 62 event. All four won “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while no “Fight of the Night” honors were given. UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended. White said the decision was tough, given nine stoppages in 12 fights on the card.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:38AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Meisha Tate-Jessica Eye Title Eliminator Bout Targeted For UFC Event In June
UFC President Dana White revealed during a Friday press conference that a 135-pound showdown between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye has been targeted for an as-yet-to-be determined event in June. The winner of that bout is expected to receive the next bantamweight title shot, assuming Rousey beats Correia on Aug. 1. side note: why is Meisha even getting another shot, yes I understand she was the only person to make it pass round 2 and into round 3..but the face remains, she still got finished in both fights..not interested in this match at all..and IMHO, Eye doesn't deserve a title shot, she's just another person to boost Ronda highlight reel
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 5:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
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Diaz: Pettis and Dos Anjos are 'made from glass'
UFC lightweight Nate Diaz turned to social media to express his apparent disgust at both Rafael dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis suffering recent injuries.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 12:55PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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K.J. Noons vs. Yan Cabral slated for UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil
The UFC has added a lightweight bout to UFC Fight Night 67. Former EliteXC lightweight champion and Strikeforce title contender K.J. Noons will make his return to the Octagon on May 30 in Goiania, Brazil, against Yan Cabral. The Nova Uniao fighter announced the match-up on his Facebook page. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 11:03AM by Wez - 5 comments
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Luke Rockhold going to dominate, finish Lyoto Machida en route to title shot
Lyoto Machida has only been finished twice in his 12 years of competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). But Luke Rockhold is confident he can (and will) become the third person to stop the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion when they collide at UFC on FOX 15 on April 18, 2015 in a middleweight showdown in Newark, New Jersey. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 19, 2015 9:11PM by Wez - 9 comments
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Tyron Woodley to Johny Hendricks: 'We need to get this fight on'
For now, Tyron Woodley is physically sidelined. After breaking his foot in the first round in a winning performance over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 183 in late January, the UFC welterweight has been doing his best to stay in shape, but won't get the cast off of his foot until next week. From there, there's rehab to do. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 19, 2015 4:23PM by Wez - 9 comments
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Reminder: 'Fighter's Cut: T.J. Dillashaw' debuts tonight on FOX Sports 1
As a reminder, a new edition of “Fighter’s Cut” will debut tonight featuring UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
Submitted Mar 19, 2015 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Joe Soto vs. Anthony Birchak rebooked for UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans
The UFC’s June return to New Orleans continues to grow with the addition of a new bantamweight matchup that was supposed to happen in September.
Submitted Mar 19, 2015 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Report: Rousey vs. Correia and Shogun vs. Lil' Nog 2 targeted for UFC 190 in Rio
Ryan LaFlare and Demian Maia are about to headline a Fight Night card in Rio next Saturday, but that didn’t stop the UFC from already planning their next visit to the city. It looks like it will be a big one too. The date is very much settled for August 1st and the event, a pay per view, will be UFC 190. Although nothing has been officially confirmed, Tatame reports that Ronda Rousey is targeted to take on Bethe Correia in the headliner. Plus, Mauricio Shogun and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have also verbally agreed to meet for their long awaited rematch. The match up was first reported by Justin Buchholz at Team Alpha Male Radio, with Tatame following up with the date and event for the bout. To make things even more positive, the current female bantamweight champ has revealed to be very fond of the idea of defending her belt in hostile territory.
Submitted Mar 19, 2015 7:11AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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Cops Bust 'World's Most Prolific' UFC Pirate
Score another one for the boys in blue.
Submitted Mar 18, 2015 10:11PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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