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Michael McDonald is so broke he can’t even afford to accept a fight from the UFC right now
(mmamania.com)
It's pretty common knowledge at this point that making it into the UFC doesn't result in immediate riches and financial security. In fact, more and more stories continue to pour out featuring fighters struggling and going broke fighting for the organization. Here's the latest disheartening tale: #8 ranked bantamweight Michael McDonald can't even afford a camp right now, so he's stuck working a second job until he can save up enough to train.
Submitted Jan 25, 2017 6:55PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, ex-champ T.J. Dillashaw reveal 'TUF 25' coaching staffs
(mmajunkie.com)
Filming for Season 25 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series is already underway. That means UFC bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt and former titleholder T.J. Dillashaw are already in Las Vegas. Earlier this month, it was announced former teammates-turned-rivals Garbrandt (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Dillashaw (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) would coach “TUF 25: Redemption,” which will feature a cast filled entirely with returning “TUF,” competitors as well as current UFC athletes. I am actually looking forward to this should be interesting considering Faber and Ludwig will be there.
Submitted Jan 25, 2017 11:06AM by reptiler13 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos targeted for UFC 211
(bloodyelbow.com)
Junior dos Santos was scheduled to fight Stefan Struve at UFC Halifax on February 19th, but was pulled from the card after Struve suffered an injury, and UFC officials couldn’t find a suitable replacement. Instead, it looks like dos Santos will upgrade in a major way and fight for the heavyweight title. Combate reported on Tuesday that the former UFC champion will go up against current champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas.
Submitted Jan 24, 2017 8:16PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Niko Price replaces Sheldon Westcott at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Alex Morono has a replacement opponent for next month’s UFC Fight Night 104 event. As MMAjunkie first reported, Sheldon Westcott (9-3-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) was recently forced out of the welterweight bout. Today officials announced Niko Price (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement to fight Morono (13-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC Fight Night 104 takes place Feb. 4 at Toyota Center in Houston. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Jan 24, 2017 4:02PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Makwan Amirkhani, Arnold Allen set to clash at UFC Fight Night: London
(mmafighting.com)
Two rising prospects will collide in a featherweight bout in London, the UFC announced Tuesday. Makwan Amirkhani and Arnold Allen are set to face off at UFC Fight Night 107 at London’s O2 Arena on March 18.
Submitted Jan 24, 2017 2:13PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC adds Anthony Hamilton vs. Marcel Fortuna to Houston card
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC announced a late addition to the Fight Night card in Houston. Anthony Hamilton is set to take on Brazilian heavyweight Marcel Fortuna at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 4.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 9:38PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Goldberg opens up about ‘disappointing’ UFC departure: ‘I watched everything around me be shattered’
(mmafighting.com)
No one is more disappointed than Mike Goldberg about the way things ended between he and the UFC. The longtime play-by-play voice of the Octagon unceremoniously parted ways with the UFC last month after spending 20 years as a mainstay of the company’s broadcast booth — exiting the UFC without even a tribute from the promotion itself. On Monday, speaking publicly for the first time his departure, Goldberg said was stunned to learn of the UFC’s decision to not renew his contract at the beginning of December, and explained that he simply resolved to close out the final three shows of his UFC career with the same level of professionalism as everything that came before.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 8:49PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 105 adds Carmouche vs. McMann, Janes vs. Meerschaert, Sicilia vs. Tucker
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC Fight Night 105 lineup is finally filling out, and UFC officials have announced three new contests for the card, as well as a rebuilt contest. The additions include a women’s bantamweight matchup between Liz Carmouche (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Sara McMann (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), a middleweight contest with Ryan Janes (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (25-8 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and a featherweight bout with Sam Sicilia (15-7 MMA, 5-6 UFC) vs. Gavin Tucker (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC officials also confirmed a previously reported matchup of Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard. Additionally, injuries forced a shuffle of planned lightweight bouts, and Paul Felder (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) now meets Alessandro Ricci (10-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the event. Felder had been expected to face Gilbert Burns at UFC 208, while Ricci was matched up with Alvaro Herrera at UFC Fight Night 105. UFC Fight Night 105 takes place Feb. 19 at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A newly announced headliner of Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis tops the bill for the FS1-broadcast event.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 7:47PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 211 set for May 13 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC returns to the Lone Star State in May for UFC 211. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole today tweeted the promotion’s plans to visit Dallas on May 13, and MMAjunkie confirmed with UFC officials that the card will serve as UFC 211.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 5:40PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis named new UFC Halifax main event
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 105 will get a heavyweight main event, just not the one fans originally expected. Travis Browne will meet Derrick Lewis in the main event of the Feb. 19 event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. MMAFighting confirmed an initial report by Yahoo Sports.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 5:38PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Kennedy added to UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
Featherweight Rony Jason will welcome an undefeated Canadian to Brazil at UFC Fight Night 106. UFC officials today announced that Jason (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC), the featherweight winner of the debut season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” will face Jeremy Kennedy (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 106 at March 11 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 4:41PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Melendez plans one last title run, at featherweight
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez entered the UFC early in 2014 with one of the best contracts in league history, but went just 1-4, and is on a three-fight losing streak. Melendez, who turned pro in 2002, is not done yet, however. During a recent appearance on MMAjunkie radio, El Nino said he wants one more title run, at 145, a weight he has not fought at since 2005.
Submitted Jan 23, 2017 12:18PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomer Jeremy Kimball gets late-notice fight at UFC on FOX 23
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Bellator fighter and Colorado native Jeremy Kimball has scored a spot on next week’s UFC lineup in Denver.
Submitted Jan 21, 2017 11:17PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jussier Formiga takes on Ray Borg at UFC Fortaleza
(bloodyelbow.com)
Flyweights Jussier Formiga and Ray Borg have settled on a date to fight. As Combate reported, the pair will meet on the next Brazil card, in the city of Fortaleza, on March 11.
Submitted Jan 21, 2017 3:39PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jan Blachowicz injured, Ovince Saint Preux gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 104
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 104 has undergone a slight change. Light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz has suffered an injury and is out of his bout with Ovince Saint Preux. Saint Preux will now be taking on a late replacement and promotional newcomer Volkan Oezdemir, according to the UFC on Friday.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 9:56PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Garreth McLellan quickly replaces Alex Nicholson at UFC Fight Night 106
(mmajunkie.com)
Paulo Henrique Costa will still make his official UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 106, but he’s got a new opponent. Just a couple days after announcing Costa (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was slated to fight middleweight Alex Nicholson (7-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at the March event, officials today announced he’ll instead meet Garreth McLellan (13-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC). A reason wasn’t given for the change. UFC Fight Night 106 takes place March 11 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 6:23PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Travis Browne Ditches Edmond Tarverdyan’s Gym in Favor of Black House
(mmanews.com)
Travis Browne is undergoing a change of scenery. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight appears to have left Edmond Tarverdyan’s Glendale Fighting Club for Black House. UFC Insiders reported the news.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 1:26PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Arm injury forces Gilbert Burns out of Paul Felder fight at UFC 208
(bloodyelbow.com)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Gilbert Burns is off of the February 11th card due to injury.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 2:49AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping is out until May after opting for knee surgery rather than a fight with Yoel Romero
(mmamania.com)
‘The Count’ just suffered a torn meniscus that will keep him on the bench until spring.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 2:46AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sheldon Westcott out at UFC Fight Night 104, Alex Morono needs welterweight opponent in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Canadian welterweight Sheldon Westcott has been forced to withdraw from next month’s UFC Fight Night 104 event, and UFC officials are currently searching for a replacement opponent for Alex Morono. MMAjunkie today confirmed Westcott’s withdrawal with UFC officials.
Submitted Jan 20, 2017 2:37AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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