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UFC on FX 8's Chris Camozzi looks for told-you-so moment in Brazil
Seven months ago, Chris Camozzi stood in the tunnel of an arena in Rio de Janeiro as 17,000 Brazilian fans screamed obscenities at him. Fortunately for the UFC middleweight, he doesn't speak Portuguese.
Submitted May 16, 2013 1:30PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Anderson Silva Was Ready to Walk Away, but the Nogueira Brothers Saved the Day
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is widely regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, but may have never realized his potential if not for the Nogueira brothers.
Submitted May 16, 2013 12:37AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC 159's Bryan Caraway ecstatic with new bonus, blasts marijuana usage in MMA
UFC 159 is actually the second time marijuana has impacted Bryan Caraway's professional MMA career, but the first in which it's actually paid off. 
Submitted May 16, 2013 12:08AM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
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Antonio Silva says forget superheroes – he's taking Velasquez's title at UFC 160
The summer movie season is officially underway: Iron Man. Superman. Wolverine. But as far as Antonio Silva is concerned, you can forget about superheroes in MMA. And if you think the UFC heavyweight champ is one already, he plans to change your mind.
Submitted May 16, 2013 12:07AM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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Bryan Caraway awarded Pat Healy's $65K 'Submission of the Night' bonus
Pat Healy's loss is Bryan Caraway's gain; a $65,000 "Submission of the Night" bonus initially awarded to Healy instead will go to Caraway. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the change via Twitter.
Submitted May 15, 2013 12:14PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
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Sanchez wants Thomson, Diaz, or Melendez at 164
With his first win in his return to Lightweight under his belt, The Dream is calling out three top-10 fighters for his next fight. He's hoping to return to the Octagon in August at UFC 164.
Submitted May 15, 2013 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Reza Madadi out of UFC on FOX 8, Jorge Masvidal now meets Michael Chiesa
Reza Madadi (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced out of his lightweight fight against Michael Chiesa (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 8, and Jorge Masvidal (24-7 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will step in to take his place. The announcement was made on Tuesday night's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV. Visa issues for Madadi reportedly are to blame. With the change, UFC on FOX 8 now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga - for UFC flyweight title Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonaldv Robbie Lawler vs. Tarec Saffiedine Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate PRELIMINARY CARD (FX and Facebook, 4 p.m. ET) John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas
Submitted May 14, 2013 11:23PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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UFC 165 heads to Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sept. 21
The UFC will return to Toronto in September for a pay-per-view that will be UFC 165. UFC officials on Tuesday made the announcement on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight." UFC 165 will take place Sept. 21 at Air Canada Centre. No main event or other fights were announced for the card. The show will be the UFC's fourth in the Ontario city, which is the largest in Canada. Most recently, UFC 152 took place at Air Canada Centre on Sept. 22, 2012 – so UFC 165 will return there exactly a year later to the weekend.
Submitted May 14, 2013 11:21PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Pat Healy releases statement admitting positive test for marijuana post-UFC 159
UFC lightweight Pat Healy (30-16 MMA, 1-0 UFC) today issued a statement to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) in which he apologized for testing positive for marijuana following an upset win over Jim Miller (22-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC) at UFC 159. The UFC declined to comment on the matter, and the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, which oversaw the event, does not release the names of those that test positive for banned substances following an event. But a Healy representative told MMAjunkie.com that the fighter was suspended for 90 days by the commission and his win will be overturned to a no contest. In his statement, Healy took fully responsibility for the positive test.
Submitted May 14, 2013 9:54PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
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Despite visa issues, officials 'confident' Mark Hunt will keep UFC 160 slot
Despite visa issues that still have him stuck at home in Australia, heavyweight Mark Hunt is still expected to headline next week's UFC 160 event.
Submitted May 14, 2013 8:25PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC signs European heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Nikita Krylov
Always on the search for new talent, the UFC has added depth to it's heavyweight division by picking up two new, unheralded heavyweights.
Submitted May 14, 2013 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera heavyweight bout targeted for UFC 164 in Milwaukee
Two UFC veterans are targeted to meet in a fight that could very well send the loser packing from the octagon. Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Ben Rothwell (32-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and Brandon Vera (12-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) are targeted to meet at UFC 164. UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee and will be the promotion's second trip to Wisconsin. The main card will air on pay-per-view, though it is not yet know if Rothwell-Vera will be part of the main card or the prelims.
Submitted May 14, 2013 7:14PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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Josh Barnett still looking for UFC deal
Josh Barnett appeared on the MMA Hour on Monday and he had some interesting things to say on his fighting future and where he wants to finish his career.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:28PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
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UFC Fan Expo in July to feature first ever MMA Combine
UFC fighters Urijah Faber and Phil Davis have worked together to set up the first ever MMA Combine. The event will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo and take place the same day as UFC 162.
Submitted May 14, 2013 12:02AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Alistair Overeem targeted for UFC 164, opponent uncertain
Top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem's return to the octagon is targeted for late summer, multiple sources close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:09PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Daniel Cormier planning to continue as heavyweight while slowly cutting to make 205
Daniel Cormier is planning to make the move to light heavyweight but will be taking the long road, slowly dieting his way down to 205 while competing as a heavyweight.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:07PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Joe Lauzon meets Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston
The UFC's return to Boston continues to come together with the addition of a lightweight bout featuring one of the area's own. Joe Lauzon (22-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC), a native of Boston's south suburbs, will head just up the road to fight Michael Johnson (12-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August. Lauzon wanted a fight on his hometown show, and he'll get it. Sources with knowledge of the bout recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the planned fight, which MMA Weekly also reported Monday.
Submitted May 13, 2013 2:34PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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Dana: 'Hunt proved everyone wrong'
After originally trying to refuse the Samoan entry to the UFC, president Dana White gives his thoughts on Mark Hunt's current success.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:02PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
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Vitor Belfort not ashamed of TRT use, 'I'm not doing anything illegal'
Heading into his UFC on FX 8 bout against Luke Rockhold, Vitor Belfort tells Mike Chiappetta that he's not ashamed to be using testosterone replacement therapy.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:00PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
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Eddie Wineland plans to change next to nothing if he wins UFC title
For most fighters, holding down a full-time job while trying to train and compete at the UFC level is something done out of necessity. For Eddie Wineland, he plans on keeping his job as a firefighter, even if he wins UFC gold next month.
Submitted May 13, 2013 12:51PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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