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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, no TUEs issued
All fighters who underwent drug testing at this past month's UFC 161 event successfully passed their tests. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the results with Marc Ratner, the UFC's senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. The Manitoba Combative Sports Commission oversaw the testing...
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 1:16PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Gilbert Melendez finds 15-minute silver lining on path back to UFC title fight
Gilbert Melendez saw Benson Henderson's hand get raised, and right away he started looking for the silver lining. It didn't take long for the former Strikeforce lightweight champion to find one after Henderson beat him by split-decision in a UFC title fight at UFC on FOX 7 in April. "I'm excited to fight three five-minute rounds," Melendez recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "Initially after I lost, the first thing on my mind more than anything was, 'Heck yeah – 15 minutes, that's way easier.' I've been training for 25-minute fights my last 10 fights, and it's kind of tough on the body."
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 10:15AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cub Swanson wants title shot, will settle for Ricardo Lamas or Frankie Edgar in meantime
Most fighters riding a 5 fight streak with two top 10 wins would be itching for a title shot. While Swanson would like to contend for the strap in his next bout, he's not going to let that hold him back if it means sitting out for too long.
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 1:38AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
T.J. Grant says he has no guaranteed title shot upon return from injury
T.J. Grant isn't happy about the supposed conspiracy theory surrounding his removal from a title shot, and says he isn't guaranteed one even when he returns from injury.
Submitted Jul 15, 2013 8:23PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Anthony Pettis' message to Benson Henderson: 'I'm not the same fighter you fought in Arizona'
Anthony Pettis was unwinding at his coach's house, surrounded by friends, heaping plate of hot food in his hands, the summer sun beating down on another Milwaukee afternoon. He had no idea how quickly his life was about to change. "Actually my phone was on the charger inside Duke (Roufus') house. I didn't even know I had like four missed calls from Dana (White), four missed calls from (manager) Mike (Roberts)," Pettis recalled on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour...
Submitted Jul 15, 2013 6:49PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Silva defies clowning critics: 'Part of the show'
It took just days for Anderson Silva to change his mind. His legacy as a champion was not over. His immediate rejection of a rematch would not stick. He wanted a sequel with Chris Weidman, and there was no reason to wait. So on Saturday, exactly one week after "the Spider" got caught in Weidman's web, the Brazilian legend signed a bout agreement for UFC 168 on Dec. 28. He is favored to win the rematch, at least according to oddsmakers, but most think he will need to fight more conservatively, to tone down his antics of bobbing, weaving and taunting. After all, it was in the immediate seconds after pretending he had been wobbled when Weidman stepped in and landed the game-changer. But Silva? He doesn't want to hear any talk that he's gone too far...
Submitted Jul 15, 2013 12:30PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
UFC 167, St-Pierre vs. Hendricks heads to Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena
The UFC will close out the 2013 schedule with back-to-back pay-per-view events at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. As previously announced, the Dec. 28 UFC 168 event, which features the much-anticipated rematch between new middleweight champion Chris Weidman and ex-titleholder Anderson Silva, takes place at the Sin City venue...
Submitted Jul 15, 2013 8:49AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Martins-Hernandez set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 3; Assuncao-Dillashaw on hold
Lucas Martins will welcome UFC newcomer Ramiro Hernandez at UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, but a bantamweight bout between Raphael Assuncao and T.J. Dillashaw previously reported for the card is on hold.
Submitted Jul 14, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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