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Mousasi reveals he was offered a fight against Belfort but had to decline
Former Strikeforce champion, Gegard Mousasi came to UFC with the status of being one of the leading names in its category and a cartel of 33 wins and three defeats. And in his UFC debut, he pointed out another positive result, beating Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision. Mousasi has already expressed willingness to face Vitor Belfort , and with the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman marked, the duel gained momentum. The fighter said in an interview with tatami, who wanted to marry the Ultimate UFC BH on the clash, scheduled for September 4, at the Gymnasium Mineirinho. "The truth is: x Weidman Silva II will take place on December 28 at UFC 168. Vitor has to wait for the title shot after all. I know that the UFC wants this fight to happen (Mousasi Belfort x), since I offered it to the UFC BH in September. I could not accept the fight because I went through knee surgery, then it is inevitable that Victor and I are meeting before determining who is the first title challenger. My opinion is that we should also fight at UFC 168, "said Mousasi, commenting on the constant application of the" Phenomenon "to fight for the belt. "It's simple: Vitor and I would fight in the past, before the Affliction, the UFC now. Vitor knows that it is inevitable that we will meet in the Octagon. "
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 7:34PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: No offer made to Nick Diaz
Don't get too excited about Nick Diaz's return to the UFC just yet. A day after Cesar Gracie told BJPenn.com that UFC president Dana White had offered Diaz a return UFC fight, White told MMAFighting.com on Thursday the opposite. "Nobody at the UFC talked to Gracie or anyone else that reps Nick," White wrote via text message. In response to a text message asking who the UFC offered Diaz, Gracie told MMAFighting.com Wednesday night, "Can't tell you." Diaz said he was leaving MMA after his March loss to Georges St-Pierre, unless he was offered a rematch against St-Pierre or a fight against Anderson Silva. However, White said earlier this month following UFC 162 that Diaz has leaning towards returning to the UFC. The 29-year-old Diaz (26-9, 1 NC) is 1-2 since returning to the UFC in 2011.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 4:30PM by Shawn91111 - 12 comments
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Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC
“As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table, that’s all I can say. It’s something everyone is looking at right now and discussing with him. Dana has offered him a fight. There is an offer on the table, I can’t say who it is, but it’s kind of neat I think. But no decision’s have been made for sure.”
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 12:14PM by postman - 12 comments
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Dana White Explodes on ESPN Over Accusations that Anderson Silva Fight was Fixed (video)
UFC president Dana White was a guest on Wednesday’s edition of Highly Questionable on ESPN. Straight away, the show’s hosts hit White with questions about accusations that Anderson Silva threw the fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 6...
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 9:56AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
James Head vs. Jason High completes UFC Fight Night 27's 13-bout lineup in Indy
A welterweight bout between James Head (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and replacement Jason High (16-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is the 13th and final addition to next month's UFC Fight Night 27 event. UFC Fight Night 27 (formerly UFC on FOX Sports 1 2) takes place Aug. 28 at Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Most of the card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook...
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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With sights set on UFC title, Conor McGregor wanted fight with Ricardo Lamas
LAS VEGAS – When Irish featherweight Conor McGregor, heard he was getting a new opponent at next month's UFC Fight Night 26 event, he offered up an idea for UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby: top-ranked 145-pounder Ricardo Lamas.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 12:22AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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John Howard replaces Josh Samman, faces Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 26
Seven-time UFC veteran John Howard (20-8 MMA, 4-3 UFC) returns to the octagon for the first time in two years at next month's UFC Fight Night 26 event to face "The Ultimate Fighter 17" finalist Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Howard replaces Josh Samman, who himself has replaced Hall's originally scheduled opponent, Nick Ring. Howard and Hall now meet in a middleweight bout on the FOX Sports 1-televised portion of next month's "UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen" event, which takes place Aug. 17 at Boston's TD Garden. The new booking was first reported by the Boston Herald, and UFC officials subsequently confirmed the change.
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 11:09PM by sparky - 10 comments
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Francimar Barroso replaces injured Robert Drysdale at UFC 163
UFC newcomer Francimar Barosso has stepped up on short notice to fight Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 in Brazil. Barosso is a solid prospect sporting a 15-3 record and were it not for a loss to Baga Agaev in 2011 he would be undefeated since 2008. Tatame had the news, after Robert Drysdale was forced out of his UFC debut with a reported staph infection. It should make for an interesting fight as both Edinaldo and Bodao like to strike, but possess entirely different ranges for doing so. At 6'7" Edinaldo is not only the tallest light heavyweight in the UFC, but one of the tallest fighters in the promotion at all. He's not a technical wizard standing, but his lanky frame allows him to generate a decent amount of power on the end of his strikes.
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 5:08PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
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Dana White: “I Don’t Think Rory MacDonald Ever Said He Wouldn’t Fight Georges St-Pierre”
UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald could be on a collision course with fellow Tri Star training partner and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, but MacDonald doesn’t want to talk about it. MacDonald (14-1) is ranked third on the UFC’s official 170-pound rankings behind Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit. (St-Pierre is the titleholder and holds the rank of champion and isn’t included in the top ten UFC rankings.)...
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 9:46AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Nassau County to proclaim July 17 as 'Chris Weidman Day'
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will be honored by Long Island, N.Y., on Wednesday for his historic knockout of Anderson Silva at UFC 162. Nassau County executive Edward P. Mangano will be joined by New York State Senator Dean Skelos and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray to proclaim July 17 "Chris Weidman day" in honor of Weidman's achievement less than two weeks ago...
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 9:45AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
For James Krause, two bonuses, one drug test, $100K and a lot of paranoia
In the month since his submission victory over Sam Stout at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, James Krause has had plenty of time to think about what substances may or may not have been floating around his system. "You just start thinking about everything," Krause told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Every little thing runs through your mind, like, 'What did I have, what did I eat?'"
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 9:43AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Robert Drysdale reportedly out of UFC 163 with staph infection
A staph infection reportedly will delay the UFC debut of Robert Drysdale, who's been forced off next month's UFC 163 card. The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the scratch. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) could not immediately confirm the change, and as of Tuesday morning, the bout is still listed on UFC.com. Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was slated to fight fellow light heavyweight Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 163, which takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Drysdale was slotted in the Facebook-streamed preliminary card, which precede additional prelims on FX and a pay-per-view main card. It's not clear if a replacement will be sought...
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 9:41AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bisping Refutes being KOed at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym
Michael Bisping has refuted any rumours he was Greenlit at Freddie Roach's Wild Card gym for going too hard in training.
Submitted Jul 17, 2013 4:04AM by tattflash - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Quinn Mulhern out, Al Iaquinta meets Ryan Couture at UFC 164 in Milwaukee
An injury to Quinn Mulhern has knocked him out of a lightweight fight against Ryan Couture at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Stepping in for him will be "TUF 15" runner-up Al Iaquinta.
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 11:36PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Silva Weidman II going down, who should Vitor fight next?
With Silva vs Weidman II going down this December(in 5 freaking months), who should Vitor fight next? A MW, a LHW, back to HW for Vitor?? I only listed 5 choices in the poll and an option for other, but the reality is there are many options for Vitor's next opponent. I've listed many more below. Winner of Okami vs Jacare Winner of Bisping vs Munoz Costas Philippou Tim Kennedy Winner of Sonnen vs Shogun Rashad Evans Dan Henderson Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Cung Le Wanderlei Silva Gegard Mousasi Other? (specify)
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 6:23PM by GDPofMPG - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC President Dana White says flyweights will 'absolutely' headline future PPVs
UFC on FOX 8 main-eventer and flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson holds the dubious honor of being the only current champ to never have headlined a pay-per-view event. But that could change soon, according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 4:53PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White makes it official: UFC fight-night bonuses staying
Fighters who were worried that their potential to win fight-night bonuses in the UFC might be going away can rest a little easier. Dana White said on Tuesday the bonuses will stay.
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 4:52PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim targeted for October 9th UFC event in Brazil
A welterweight clash between Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim is reportedly being planned for a UFC card in Brazil this October.
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 4:51PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nurmagomedov wants B.J. Penn or T.J. Grant next
Undefeated UFC Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to face a legend or a top contender in his next bout.
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 1:31PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Bisping fight a no-go, UFC's Cung Le focused on 'TUF: China'
Cung Le really wanted a fight with Michael Bisping, but with the potential bout now a no-go, the UFC middleweight is hoping to focus his efforts on China. More specifically, he's hoping a potential coaching gig on "The Ultimate Fighter: China," which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently reported as likely, comes to fruition. Le, a longtime Sanshou kickboxer, believes a footprint in the country could be massive for the UFC...
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 1:18PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews
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