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Dana White claims UFC roster is too full
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White claims the reason some fighters have to wait so long between fights is due to a full UFC roster.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 7:16PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: 'I would have thrown in the towel' on Junior dos Santos at UFC 166
(mmajunkie.com)
HOUSTON – Junior Dos Santos' face told the story of his third fight against Cain Velasquez.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 5:02PM by Webbie - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Andre Fili gets a pass for missing weight for UFC 166
(mmajunkie.com)
HOUSTON – Missing weight never is going to go over well with the UFC brass, but sometimes there are exceptions to the rule. Such is the case for Team Alpha Male product Andre Fili, who missed weight for UFC 166, but still made an impression with his boss.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Dana White: Gilbert Melendez's UFC 166 performance a 'huge step back for T.J. Grant.'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White says that when T.J. Grant returns from concussion he may not be fighting for the UFC lightweight title.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Robert Whiteford expected to face Jimy Hettes at UFC Fight Night 30
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC needed a featherweight replacement for Mike Wilkinson on just about a week's notice, and it got one. Scottish featherweight Robert Whiteford (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is expected to step in for the injured Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to face Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 30 this week.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:01AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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UFC 166 bonuses: Melendez, Sanchez, Dodson and Ferguson win $60,000
(mmajunkie.com)
HOUSTON – Gilbert Melendez, Diego Sanchez, John Dodson and Tony Ferguson each earned $60,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 166 event.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 1:45AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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What's next for Cain Velasquez? White says it'll be Fabricio Werdum
(mmajunkie.com)
According to UFC President Dana White, Fabricio Werdum likely is the next challenger to Cain Velasquez's heavyweight title. White made the announcement immediately following UFC 166.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 1:23AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Dana White: UFC 166 main event winner will be the best heavyweight in UFC history
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White very excited for Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos III. Feels it is the biggest trilogy in the history of the UFC.
Submitted Oct 19, 2013 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Wilkinson off UFC Fight Night 30, UFC seeking replacement for Jimy Hettes
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has forced a change to the preliminary card of next week's UFC Fight Night 30 card in England. England's Mike Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is out of his featherweight fight against Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), a source close to the bout on Friday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com. According to the source, the UFC is actively seeking a replacement for Wilkinson to take the fight with Hettes on only about one week's notice. But with the card taking place next Saturday, and in the United Kingdom, time and a replacement fighter's home base may be factors.
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 2:05PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
MARIO SPERRY, RENZO GRACIE DEFEND RELEASED UFC FIGHTER ‘TOQUINHO’ PALHARES
(sherdog.com)
Last week, Brazilian Top Team coach and co-founder Murilo Bustamante told Fighters Only that Palhares had injured teammates in similar situations during training in the past. Former BTT coach Mario Sperry this week denied the statement. “I don’t remember him hurting teammates in an intentional manner,” Sperry told Sherdog.com. “He hurt others and got hurt just like any other athlete. To tell you the truth, I remember seeing him hurt more than hurting others. I think he should have paid more attention to the reaction of his opponent and the referee. He also had several problems with athletes who tapped and continued after he released the submission hold without the referee interrupting. In my view, this can hamper your judgment on when to release the submission even more in the middle of a fight.” But, even in defending Palhres, Sperry said he understood the position of the UFC and its, president Dana White. “It’s a difficult position for Dana, as he has to manage the world’s largest MMA event,” said Sperry. “Making a realistic assessment with the events that happened in and after the fight, I’d fire him to show that where there’s excellence, there’s no room for mistakes. However, I would hire him back, because Toquinho is a great fighter for any event.” Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie also defended his countryman via Twitter on Monday. “I just watch the fight and I have to reinforce it... He had no ill intent. His opponent went on the wrong direction,” Gracie wrote. “So, if there’s injury involved, it has more to do with the way his opponent try to get out than his intentions... We are in a fight business. If we will begin a witch hunt, the intensity of our sport will be gone. We are supposed to get hurt.”
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 1:11AM by bjj1605 - 21 comments
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UFC president wants some 'f**king common sense' from tweeting fighters
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following the controversial tweet from McGregor, Dana White rants about fighters representing themselves on social media. He's not asking for "f***ing rocket scientists", just "a little tiny bit of f***ing common sense."
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 11:48PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss downs Bellator's Ben Askren offer: They're playing f---ing games
(mmajunkie.com)
HOUSTON – If Bellator MMA officials thought UFC President Dana White might have been intrigued by their latest offer in regards to Ben Askren, they would be wrong.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:10PM by FastKnockout - 28 comments
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UFC 'talking about' Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas for UFC 169 in New Jersey
(mmajunkie.com)
HOUSTON – It's far from a lock, but Ricardo Lamas could finally get his shot at the UFC featherweight title in February.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:09PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley tapped final UFC 167 addition
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Jason High and Anthony Lapsley is the latest addition to the UFC's 20th anniversary show, UFC 167.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira brothers defend Rousimar Palhares, say he's never hurt anyone
(mmajunkie.com)
Embattled welterweight Rousimar Palhares is getting support from his current MMA team. In a prepared statement, brothers and UFC fighters Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira said Palhares isn't a danger to Team Nogueira.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:06PM by FastKnockout - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn't want to fight
(mmajunkie.com)
HOUSTON – Don't start getting too excited about that Michael Bisping vs. Nick Diaz fight just yet. While you'll struggle to find someone to say they wouldn't be interested in seeing the two clash, UFC boss Dana White isn't convinced Diaz is planning a return to the sport.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:05PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rockhold and Carmont interested in possible bout 16
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two UFC middleweights looking for their next bout, Luke Rockhold and Francis Carmont, have their eyes set on each other.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:04PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nelson: UFC 166 training was 'crappiest camp ever'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Roy Nelson loses coach and two training partners during preparation for UFC 166 co-main event matchup against Daniel Cormier.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:03PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt explains rationale for Australian flag on UFC Fight Night 33 poster
(mmajunkie.com)
New Zealander Mark Hunt said there's a simple reason he's digitally draped in an Australian flag on the fight poster for December's UFC Fight Night 33 event: His adoptive home has been far more supportive of his fighting career.
Submitted Oct 16, 2013 10:00PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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