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Newly re-signed Patrick Cote would love to coach Canada vs. Australia 'TUF'
Patrick Cote thinks he has the experience and knowledge to guide the careers of up-and-coming Canadian fighters. Cote said he would be honored to accept a job as coach if a rumored Canada vs. Australia version of "The Ultimate Fighter" materializes.
Submitted May 2, 2013 9:41PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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T.J. Waldburger out, Sean Pierson meets Kenny Robertson at UFC 161
With T.J. Waldburger forced off the card, Sean Pierson now will face Kenny Robertson at next month's UFC 161 event in Canada.
Submitted May 2, 2013 9:39PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Still struggling with Boston bombings, UFC's White bolstered by American spirit
UFC President Dana White arrived in Boston some time between 3:30 and 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, slept a couple hours and awoke with the goal of giving back to the city where he'd done a lot of growing up.
Submitted May 2, 2013 5:38PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Diego Sanchez says champ Benson Henderson's title 'there for the taking'
Diego Sanchez is slated to fight at the upcoming UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, but he's not just looking for an exciting fight.  Sanchez wants to take one last run at the UFC lightweight belt, and he believes conditions are favorable. 
Submitted May 2, 2013 5:36PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
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Vitor Belfort's surprising response to Luke Rockhold's UFC on FX 8 callout
Luke Rockhold created a bit of a stir when the final Strikeforce middleweight champion said he wanted a "warmup fight" before a potential UFC title fight and mentioned Vitor Belfort as his preferred opponent
Submitted May 2, 2013 5:34PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
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UFC on FX 8's Nik Lentz has no problem beating up Brazilians in Brazil
For the second straight fight, Nik Lentz will head into the lion's den – and it doesn't bother him a bit. Lentz fights Hacran Dias at UFC on FX 8 looking to stay unbeaten at 145 pounds and unbeaten when the UFC sends him to Brazil.
Submitted May 2, 2013 5:32PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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UK UFC fans - TV deal likely to be BT Sports
Hello guys, I truly hope this is not where the UFC are heading. With ESPN already messing up UFC time slots and interrupting many broadcasts over the past few months not to mention missing fights due to overlays of other programmes, i cannot help but think a company like BT sports is the wrong direction to go. If any of you guys have a Sky subscription like me, then you are already gonna be in the know that Sky are ending their ESPN partnership as of 31st July 2013 which is just over two weeks before the UFC's contract expires with ESPN too. I apologize in advance if this topic has already been posted. As a fan i have concerns as i am sure many of the UK fan base would have too. If anyone has any thoughts or any new information regarding a TV deal in the UK please post up on here. Man thanks
Submitted May 2, 2013 5:31PM by LightsOUT23 - 1 comment
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White believes Sonnen's non-fighting future will one day be with UFC
Now that the world knows Chael Sonnen's decision, his boss apparently won't have to worry about creating a new job for him just yet. But one day, that moment may come.
Submitted May 2, 2013 1:30AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Constantinos Philippou not worried about Souza's ground game at UFC on FX 8
Constantinos Philippou has had a nice five-fight run in the UFC. But even he knows that it's time for a step up in competition. Enter Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza.
Submitted May 2, 2013 1:29AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Move from Hawaii to San Diego has UFC 162's Chris Leben re-energized
Chris Leben is no stranger to new beginnings. In July, he'll put his latest one to the test and so far, it seems to be working out just fine with a change in scenery at Alliance MMA in San Diego.
Submitted May 2, 2013 1:28AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Cheick Kongo turned down four fight contract before UFC 159
Cheick Kongo's manager Anthony McGann has revealed that Kongo turned down a four fight contract extension shortly before his UFC 159 loss.
Submitted May 2, 2013 1:27AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Jon Jones toe wasn't actually broken, Champ will be ready for action in 6-8 weeks
Despite initial assumptions that Jon Jones suffered a compound fracture of his left big toe during his UFC 159title defense against Chael Sonnen, the injury was later determined to be a dislocation. (You know, kind of like how Miesha Tate didn’t actually get her arm snapped in half by Ronda Rousey, despite all visual evidence to the contrary.) Dr. Robert Klapper, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, appeared on yesterday’s installment of UFC Tonight to explain Jones’s injury, and give his insight on the recovery process, which doesn’t sound so bad, considering how ugly things looked on Saturday.
Submitted May 1, 2013 4:04PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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UFC champ Ronda Rousey again lands cover of 'ESPN The Magazine'
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has landed the cover of "ESPN The Magazine" for the second time.
Submitted May 1, 2013 1:03PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Hours before UFC 159 win, Steven Siler's wife dropped a bombshell
Just hours before Steven Siler's rousing win at UFC 159 that moved him to 4-1 in the organization, his wife dropped a bombshell. After eight months of trying, the 26-year-old learned he and his better half will have their first child. "I was happy the whole week," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) after the event. "I had a smile that never left my face, and even [that] morning, I found out my wife is pregnant after trying for eight months. That lifted me right back up.
Submitted May 1, 2013 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Kogan: Roy Nelson gains nothing from Cormier fight
Shortly after Nelson KOd Kongo at UFC 159, UFC newcomer Daniel Cormier called him out. However, it doesn't look like Nelson's management is keen on the idea.
Submitted May 1, 2013 1:00PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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Dana White visited Boston after UFC 159, 'wrote checks', as promised
UFC president, Dana White, visited Boston to make good on his promise to 'write checks' to the victims' families in wake of Boston bombings tragedy.
Submitted May 1, 2013 12:59PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Cheick Kongo removed from UFC's roster
Another fighter appears to have been removed from the UFC's rosters. Cheick Kongo no longer appears among the active fighters on UFC.com.
Submitted May 1, 2013 12:59PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck announced for UFC 163
The next step has been laid in Demian Maia's quest for a welterweight title shot. The phenom-grappler, and former middleweight title contender, is scheduled to face Josh Koscheck at UFC 163 in August. While some may see this as a wasted fight for Maia it has the potential to provide real clarity to a murky top-ten at welterweight. Since dropping weight last July Maia has been on a tear, with dominant victories over Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story, and Jon Fitch. Despite his success, his place in the division is still a little unclear. With Fitch released and Kim and Story both near, but not quite in, the top ten of the division, Maia feels somewhat still in need of validation. Enter Josh Koscheck.
Submitted May 1, 2013 10:59AM by Budgellism - 19 comments
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UFC's Robbie Peralta suspended for marijuana, must undergo treatment
All competitors at UFC on FUEL TV 9 were tested for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse, and one failed for the latter. The UFC confirmed Tuesday night that featherweight Robbie Peralta was flagged for marijuana metabolites and suspended following the event, which took place April 6 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. Peralta (16-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) dropped a unanimous decision to Akira Corassani (11-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) on the event's main-card, which aired on FUEL TV.
Submitted May 1, 2013 10:57AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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UFC Releases 7 fighters
Make no mistake about it, just because you receive a UFC contract doesn’t mean the promotion is going to keep you around if you under-perform. Such is the case with many fighters, be them fan favorites or not. You want to keep your job as a fighter for the world’s largest fight promotion, you better win. Which is why the UFC has recently released seven fighters who are all coming off losses inside the cage. Phil Defries, Chris Spang, Jimmy Quinlan, Collin Hart, Kevin Casey, Gilbert Smith and Adam Cella were all released by the UFC within the last week. While Quinlan, Hart, Casey, Smith and Cella were one-and-done following post-TUF 17 losses, Spang, a Strikeforce import was also released after his UFC debut loss at UFC on FUEL TV 9. De Fries, went 2-3 inside the UFC’s heavyweight division, most recently suffering a quick KO loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC on FUEL TV 9.
Submitted Apr 30, 2013 11:45PM by tmas - 4 comments
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