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Brian Melancon explains kidney issue that forced his early MMA retirement
Things were going well for Brian Melancon recently, at least as far as his MMA career was concerned.
Submitted Dec 3, 2013 8:16PM by Kpro - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
John Dodson suffers knee injury in training, withdraws from Dec. 14 bout with Jorgensen
Former UFC flyweight No. 1 contender John Dodson has suffered a serious knee injury and is likely out of his UFC on Fox 9 bout with Scott Jorgensen.
Submitted Dec 3, 2013 8:10PM by Kpro - 3 comments
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Thiago Tavares meets UFC newcomer Zubair Tuhugov in featherweight debut
Thiago Tavares will drop to the featherweight division for his next bout in the UFC. Tavares, who revealed his plans to cut 10 pounds for his next fight after a first-round victory over Justin Salas last month, has verbally agreed to meet UFC newcomer Zubair Tuhogov at UFC Fight Night 36 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Feb. 15. Combate first reported the news.
Submitted Dec 3, 2013 4:13PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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UFC rankings: MacDonald back ahead of Lawler
In one of the weirder rankings issues of late, Rory MacDonald is now back ahead of the guy that just beat him, Robbie Lawler.
Submitted Dec 3, 2013 2:32PM by FastKnockout - 27 comments
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UFC on FOX 9 weigh-ins set for Dec. 13; Josh Thomson hosts Q&A session
Weigh-ins for this month’s UFC on FOX 9 event take place Friday, Dec. 13, at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
Submitted Dec 3, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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With Caceres-Gagnon off, Julie Kedzie-Bethe Correia takes main-card slot at UFC Fight Night 33
With a fight between Alex Caceres (9-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Mitch Gagnon (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) scratched earlier today due to visa issues for Gagnon, UFC Fight Night 33 has a new fight that will open up the main card.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 9:53PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out Gilbert Melendez
You gotta love it when fighters use social media to call each other out. And that's exactly what UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov did early Monday morning.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 7:36PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC Champ Anthony Pettis Receives Certificate of Achievement From Wisconsin Governor
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis received a Letter of Commendation from the Governor of Wisconsin on Monday.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 7:34PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Michael Bisping cleared to resume training, expects UFC return in March or April
UFC middleweight Michael Bisping has avoided a potentially career-ending injury and is eager to get back in the cage next year.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 7:33PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Frankie Edgar reveals TUF 19 coaches
After a successful pinfall win over Phillipe Nover at the Grapple at The Garden 2013, UFC featherweight Frankie Edgar revealed his coaching team for the next season of "The Ultimate Fighter".
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 7:31PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Miesha Tate joins Invicta FC 7 broadcast booth as guest analyst
Miesha Tate‘s busy stretch will continue on Saturday when she gets behind the microphone for Invicta Fighting Championships. Tate, the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion, will serve as a guest analyst at Invicta FC 7 alongside play-by-play voice Michael Schaivello and color commentator Muhammed Lawal, promotion officials on Monday announced.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 7:14PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
TUF 18 Finale medical suspensions: Gray Maynard out 60 days
Lightweight headliner Gray Maynard received a 60-day medical suspension following his first-round TKO loss to Nate Diaz at Saturday's TUF 18 Finale, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 7:09PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Rafael Dos Anjos Vs. Rustam Khailov Added To UFC 170
According to a report from MMA Boxing in Russia, lightweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Rustham Khabilov will meet at UFC 170 in February.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 1:44PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Herb Dean to ref UFC 168's Weidman-Silva II main event, judges assigned
Veteran referee Herb Dean will officiate next month’s UFC 168 headliner and rematch between middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC).
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 1:41PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Roxanne Modafferi 'depressed' by fan reaction to her UFC debut
MMA veteran Roxanne Modafferi was thrilled to make her UFC debut at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale but depressed when she saw the fan reaction online.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 1:39PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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Rematch between Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson now official for March 8th in London
Following their no contest at UFC Fight Night 30, lightweights Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson will have their rematch at the UFC fight card in London on March 8th.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Conor McGregor willing to go to welterweight to fight Diego Sanchez
Conor McGregor apparently is pretty serious about fighting UFC vet Diego Sanchez.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Maximo Blanco feels shamed about illegal knee to Akira Corassani, explains back flip
Maximo Blanco apologizes for illegal knee that resulted in his disqualification loss to Akari Corassani at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Ronda Rousey doesn’t give a damn about her bad reputation
What happened to Ronda Rousey, the person of multitudes? Before she took the coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter 18, it felt as though she could literally do no wrong. Rousey was the first women’s UFC champion. She was on glossy magazine covers and became the apple of many media outlet’s eye. There were movie roles to mull over, and sponsors, and television appearances -- the basic spoils of sudden stardom, which she coyly embraced. I called her the Royce Gracie of women’s MMA before she fought Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, because it felt like she was pioneering a movement for future generations. Then she showed up to Vegas and, instead of finding Cat Zingano, whom she was supposed to spend the next six weeks with, there was Miesha Tate, her arch-nemesis with batting eyes like the purring cat that swallowed the canary. This somewhat sadistic -- and perhaps unfair -- surprise was all it took to curdle the milk...
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 8:45AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
New UFC network to stream UFC Fight Night 34, UFC European Tour in London
The new year will bring a new online distribution platform for the UFC. Officials from the largest MMA promotion soon will announce a new subscription-based digital network. UFC officials confirmed their plans to USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie, and a formal announcement will be scheduled later this month. “The UFC has always been ahead of the game in the digital world,” UFC co-owner and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said. “The UFC was the first major sporting organization to embrace social media and the first to offer live pay-per-view events across multiple digital platforms. The new digital network continues that tradition of innovation, bringing unrivaled choice to UFC fans.” While UFC officials would not reveal an expected pricing structure for the platform, the network will feature live and on-demand programming, including more than a dozen live fight cards beginning with UFC Fight Night 34 on Jan. 4 at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre...
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 8:42AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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