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Following split, Mike Dolce perplexed by Quinton Jackson's criticism
Mike Dolce has one question for Quinton Jackson: "Why would you do that?" The nutrition/weight-cutting consultant and former fighter has been perplexed by the ex-champ's attack on him in the buildup to to this Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 event.
Submitted Jan 25, 2013 4:17PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Natal-Spencer Moves to UFC on FOX 6's FX Prelims, Mitchell-Thoresen to Facebook
Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 fight card has undergone a small change as middleweights Rafael Natal (14-4-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) and Sean Spencer (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have been promoted to the FX-televised preliminary card. Additionally, welterweights David Mitchell (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Simeon Thoresen (17-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) have been demoted to the Facebook-streamed prelims.
Submitted Jan 25, 2013 1:44PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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UFC Considering Luke Rockhold vs. Vitor Belfort for Later This Year
The middleweight division is going through more than a few changes lately with some of the top contenders losing and new challengers emerging at the top. One familiar face that planted himself back in the race was former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, who took care of Michael Bisping in dramatic fashion earlier this month with a head kick knockout at UFC on FX 7. While Belfort is still likely a couple of fights away from possibly earning a rematch with champion Anderson Silva, he can still climb the ladder by beating other top contenders along the way. The fighter most likely to find himself standing across the Octagon from Belfort next is former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold...
Submitted Jan 25, 2013 11:09AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
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UFC Fox 6's Rampage Jackson has made $15.2M in UFC, Dana White still wants to 'make a deal'
Ever since his loss to Ryan Bader at UFC 144, Quinton Jackson has made it more than well known that he's unhappy as a UFC fighter. Over the last year he's voiced numerous complaints about being mistreated by the promotion and dissatisfaction with being matched with guys who just want to wrestle him to a decision.
Submitted Jan 24, 2013 11:14PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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UFC won't schedule more WMMA fights until after Rousey's debut at UFC 157
Coming up on February 23, Ronda Rousey will make her UFC debut in the first ever WMMA fight in the promotion's history. On Wednesday, Dana confirmed that fans will have to wait a while before seeing any more ladies in the Octagon.
Submitted Jan 24, 2013 8:40PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
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Matt Hughes retires, named UFC Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations
Matt Hughes will try to become the most dominant Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations of our time. Why? Because he's retired from MMA!
Submitted Jan 24, 2013 2:57PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
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UFC on FX 7: UFC sets both its FX and Fuel viewership records
In something that has to be considered a surprise, the UFC set a pair of network records on Saturday night with UFC on FX 7 from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main show, headlined by Vitor Belfort's second-round knockout over Michael Bisping, did 1,857,000 viewers. It was the largest audience to witness an MMA show on FX and beat the record for a UFC on FX-specific show by 30 percent. The prelims for the show on Fuel did 255,000 viewers which was the single-most watched television show in the history of that station. It broke the old Fuel record for a prelims show of 160,000 viewers by 59 percent...
Submitted Jan 24, 2013 10:34AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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As with UFC on FOX 6, UFC moving more toward free TV for title bouts
Before the UFC's landmark TV deal with the FOX network began in earnest in 2012, UFC President Dana White kept assuring fans and media that we would see "some good fights" on network TV. At the time, that phrase seemed both intentionally vague and yet strangely telling. Notice he didn't say title fights. Those, it seemed, would still be reserved for pay-per-view. FOX would get the stuff that the UFC didn't mind giving away for free, much like Spike TV had before the UFC's contract with the cable network expired in 2011. But if you take a look at this weekend's UFC on FOX 6 fight card, you'll see that change is in the air, and that's good news for mixed martial arts fans...
Submitted Jan 24, 2013 9:26AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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UFC on FX 7 medical suspensions: Nunes, Prado, Keith issued potential six months
Ten fighters from this past weekend's UFC on FX 7 event received medical suspensions, including three athletes who face up to six months.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 8:16PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks set for UFC on Fox 7
The UFC has been steadily adding bouts to their busy schedule for the early part of 2013, and two more have surfaced. One involves two Ultimate Fighter finalists, while the other involves a once-prized prospect moving over from Strikeforce.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 8:14PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Dana: I'll jump off a bridge if Diaz fails for pot
Dana White is not involving himself in Nick Diaz's marijuana use ahead of his scheduled title fight against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158 on March 16, 2013. Despite testing pot positive twice in the past, White says he is not Diaz's father and another failed drug test would be "brutal."
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 3:08PM by prophecy033 - 29 comments
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Dana White: Josh Barnett to the UFC is 'probably going to happen'
Josh Barnett has had a long and complicated relationship with the UFC brass over the years; however, it appears "The Warmaster" may be on his way back to the world famous Octagon as UFC President Dana White said Barnett's return to the UFC is "probably going to happen."
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 3:04PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
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UFC 158's Nick Diaz made most of layoff but makes no promises past next fight
After sitting out what will be 13 months, the usually busy Nick Diaz made the most of his layoff and healed up some nagging injuries. But even with an upcoming title shot, Diaz, who had actually announced his retirement at one point during his layoff, isn't making any promises past his next fight.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 1:07PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Dana White says Johny Hendricks likely earns title shot with UFC 158 win
While UFC 158's main event features Nick Diaz's bid to unseat UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, the division's next title challenger is also expected to be determined at the show.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 1:02PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
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GSP Didn’t Want to Fight Johny Hendricks Because He Believes He Lost to Josh Koscheck
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre states the reason he wanted to face Nick Diaz is because in his mind he was the No. 1 contender for the belt. The long reigning champion was quizzed on Wednesday during a UFC 158 pre-fight press conference in Montreal about his decision to ask the UFC to face Diaz instead of current top contender Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre says there were a few factors at work, including the fact that it was the fight the fans wanted to see most.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:30PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Gunnar Nelson Now Faces Jorge Santiago at UFC on Fuel 7 in London
A change has been made to the upcoming UFC on Fuel card headed to London with young upstart Gunnar Nelson getting a new opponent.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Rashad Evans Can Beat Anderson Silva
It would be a tremendous honor to have held the belt in two different division and also to beat Anderson Silva. I get excited every time I get a chance to watch him fight. When my career is said and done, i want to say I competed against some of the best guys in history. Fighting Anderson Silva is something for me, to say I went against the best ever. Fighting against that guy and beating that guy, because I do believe I can defeat Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jan 23, 2013 12:40AM by bjj1605 - 18 comments
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UFC Veteran Hermes Franca Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison For Sexual Abuse On A Minor
Hermes Franca (22-12-1 NC) plead guilty to one count of first degree sexual abuse and one count of second degree unlawful penetration for sexually assaulting an underage jiu-jitsu student, according to The Oregonian. The former UFC title contender was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars and must register as a sex offender. The original charges had Franca arraigned on seven counts of sexual abuse and two counts of penetration. Most of those charges were dropped. The incident took place in December 2010 at an academy he taught at.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 9:10PM by Biggavelli - 15 comments
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Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher added to UFC 158
After falling short on their respective seasons of "The Ultimate Fighter," Mike Ricci (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Colin Fletcher (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will seek redemption at UFC 158. UFC officials today announced the lightweight fight, though its position on the card is unknown. UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The event's main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 8:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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UFC 158 press conference scheduled for Wednesday, January 23
In order to promote the upcoming opening of ticket sales for UFC 158, the UFC has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow. But will Welterweight contender Nick Diaz make it to the "beauty pageant"
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 5:40PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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