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Ronda Rousey willing to fight at 145 for Gina Carano – and only Gina Carano
DALLAS – UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey will fight in her former weight class for one person, and one person only.
Submitted Mar 14, 2014 9:36PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
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Diaz Crashes Weigh Ins, Taunts Too-Heavy Hendricks
Where you at, Johny? Check out Nick Diaz giving Johny Hendricks a hard time as he steps on the scales in his second try at hitting the 170-pound mark after coming in 1.5 pounds heavy in his first attempt.
Submitted Mar 14, 2014 9:32PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
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Robbie Lawler will fight for title even if Johny Hendricks misses weight for UFC 171
Even if Johny Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) fails to make weight for Saturday’s UFC 171 pay-per-view headliner, opponent Robbie Lawler (22-9 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will still fight for the title.
Submitted Mar 14, 2014 6:23PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler Weigh-in Video and Results
Pay-Per-View Main Card Johny Hendricks (171.5)* vs. Robbie Lawler (170) – for vacant welterweight title Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Tyron Woodley (170) Diego Sanchez (155) vs. Myles Jury (156) Jake Shields (171) vs. Hector Lombard (170) Ovince St. Preux (205) vs. Nikita Krylov (205) Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card Kelvin Gastelum (172.5)* vs. Rick Story (170.5) Raquel Pennington (135.5) vs. Jessica Andrade (135) Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Jimy Hettes (145.5) Alex Garcia (170.5) vs. Sean Spencer (170) UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card Renee Forte (157)* vs. Frank Trevino (155) Will Campuzano (125.5) vs. Justin Scoggins (125) Robert “Bubba” McDaniel (184.5) vs. Sean Strickland (185) Daniel Pineda (145) vs. Robert Whiteford (145) *Hendricks, Gastelum and Forte were each given two hours to make weight [/B}
Submitted Mar 14, 2014 5:54PM by Shawn91111 - 22 comments
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Zak Cummings Details Ridiculous Failed Weight Cut
Zak Cummings was set to fight Alberto Mina at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "China" Finale in Macau, China, but missed the required weight of 170 pounds in a major way. Today, Cummings explained how dire the situation was behind the scenes.
Submitted Mar 14, 2014 12:12AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Dana White says Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva still isn't signed
The UFC's summer schedule currently lists a grudge match between bitter rivals, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, as the headliner of a UFC Fight Night card in Brazil on May 31. However, at least for the moment, the pairing between the two TUF Brazil 3 coaches appears to be wishful thinking more than a set-in-stone date.
Submitted Mar 14, 2014 12:09AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Dana White to meet with Holly Holm this week
Any fight fans still waiting for the eventual "huge announcement" that UFC color commentator Joe Rogan promised regarding the next opponent for women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey might want to prepare themselves for disappointment. "There's nothing there," UFC President Dana White told reporters on Thursday...
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 8:52PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson card set with 10 bouts
The UFC Fight Night card in Abu Dhabi on April 11th is set with four main-card bouts and six bouts on the preliminary card.
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 7:17PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC flyweight Brad Pickett aiming for fight with Ian McCall in either Berlin or Dublin
Coming off of a hard-fought win over injury-replacement Neil Seery, Brad Pickett still wants his originally planned bout against Ian McCall.
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 1:05PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Teen battling brain cancer puts UFC atop bucket list
On Tuesday, ABC News published a story about Jake Stoneking, a 19-year-old battling medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. The story was about the bucket list Stoneking put together after he found out last month that his cancer, which stretches from his brain to the bottom of his spinal cord, was back and this time incurable. According to his father, Todd Stoneking, doctors initially told them he has three months to live, but there's a chance two experimental chemotherapy drugs could extend his time several months...
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 8:43AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Robbie Lawler admits he took a few years off from sparring before turnaround
For a guy who makes his living knocking opponents senseless, Robbie Lawler admits he’s had considerably little practice doing it in his earlier career.
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 12:37AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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K-Dojo Coach says UFC talent isn't exactly Russian
The head of K-Dojo Warrior Tribe speaks up about the mis-labeling of many UFC and Bellator fighters as Russians.
Submitted Mar 13, 2014 12:34AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Johny Hendricks Interview – UFC 171, Call of Duty and TRT
The #1 ranked UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks recently took some time to talk with PunchDrunkGamer about his upcoming fight at UFC 171 against Robbie Lawler, the recent ban on TRT, medical marijuana, Call of Duty and more. Enjoy!

PDG: When they were letting fighters use TRT, the commissions were still treating medical marijuana and recreational use of marijuana like a performance enhancing drug (PED). What is your opinion on that and should fighters be able to use medical marijuana? Johny Hendricks: Here is the thing, marijuana is still illegal in how many states, 50 out of 52! So your sitting there and knowing that it is illegal basically everywhere and so I look at that situation a little bit differently. I don’t know all of the facts about it but I do know that for one thing it can help you stay relaxed and calm. So that could give a fighter an edge going into a fight because if you were stressed, you could smoke a little bit, calm down and potentially give you an advantage going into the Octagon because you could have the mindset of “well I am not to worried about this fight”. Whereas your opponent could be really stressed out and it could cause him to make a mistake that costs him the fight. That brings us back to the TRT issue, what does it do to your body? Does it make 18 again?
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 4:59PM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
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UFC 171 headliner Johny Hendricks not ruling out future move to middleweight
When you’re a 220-pounder who faces grueling weight cuts to 170 pounds, the prospects of fighting in the 185-pound division are awfully enticing.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 1:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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TUF China Finale drug-testing results: No TUEs issued for Macau event
The drug-testing results are in for this month’s event in Macau, the TUF China Finale.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 1:40PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Albert Tumenov vs. Anthony Lapsley added to UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati
May’s UFC Fight Night 40 event has a 13th addition to the fight card, officials announced late Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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'UFC Fight Night 39: Minotauro vs. Nelson' lineup finalized, 11:30 a.m. ET start time
Prepare for some mid-afternoon MMA with next month’s now-finalized “UFC Fight Night 39: Minotauro vs. Nelson” lineup.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Daniel Cormier Talks Wrestling Etiquette, UFC Future and the 2014 US Freestyle World Cup
Cormier says Hendricks was the "Most Hated Wrestler in College" but that he will beat Lawler and also talks about his UFC 170 fight plus who his next opponent will be.

Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian in men’s freestyle wrestling and an undefeated star with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, will serve as the Honorary Captain of the 2014 U.S. Freestyle World Cup Team. The Official Radio Partner of PunchDrunkGamer, Takedown Radio recently caught up with Cormier for this exclusive video interview, enjoy!
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 1:13AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Eddie Alvarez: 'Phony' Gilbert Melendez 'doesn't want to fight me'
With Melendez newly re-signed to the UFC, the Bellator lightweight champion accuses the former and future contender of ducking him.
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 12:43AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Bigfoot Silva unhappy with UFC TRT ban in Brazil, blames political issues
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva said that Dr. Marcio Tannure, who is in charge of brazilian athletic commision of MMA, never was against TRT and political issues were responsable for the prohibition of the treatment in Brazil.
Submitted Mar 11, 2014 9:54PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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