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Leben: Brunson is a boring fighter
(mmamental.com)
Leben has expressed disappointment in his UFC return. Leben hs tweeted out the following messages to his fans:
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:49PM by Rabi - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White undecided on bringing Josh Barnett to the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana was very non-committal on the idea of Josh making the transition (via Tatame): I do not know, we'll find out soon. We'll see.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:32PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC targets HP Pavilion in San Jose for April 20 UFC on FOX 7 card
(mmajunkie.com)
A UFC on FOX event planned for April 20 now has a city and venue. Multiple sources close to the event on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., is targeted to host the event, which is expected to be UFC on FOX 7. As of yet, no matchups are confirmed for the fight card. The UFC's most recent trip to San Jose came this past July with UFC on FUEL TV 4, which featured a middleweight headliner between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. The event drew a reported 4,250 fans for a live gate of $163,485 and drew a peak of 291,000 viewers on FUEL TV.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:27PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
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DONALD CERRONE: TEAMMATE JONES SHOULD HAVE FOUGHT SONNEN ON SHORT NOTICE
(mmajunkie.com)
It's several months removed, but one of the biggest MMA stories of 2012 still lingers. And it will linger at least through April, when two of its key parties are scheduled to meet. Add Donald Cerrone's name to the list of fighters who have had an opinion on Jon Jones turning down a fight with Chael Sonnen, which helped lead to the cancellation of UFC 151 in September. The interesting part about Cerrone's stance? He and Jones are teammates at the Jackson-Winkeljohn camp in Albuquerque, N.M. – and he definitely isn't playing favorites just because they share a gym and a coaching staff. "Yes, I'd have fought," Cerrone said this past Friday at a question-and-answer session for fans prior to the weigh-ins for UFC 155 in Las Vegas. "They could call me tomorrow and ask me to fight. I think you need to fight. That's our job. I don't think you should curl up and find a way out. So yes, that's my answer."
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:04PM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justin Salas out of UFC on FX 7, Edson Barboza now meets newcomer Lucas Martins
(mmajunkie.com)
A training injury has knocked Justin Salas (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of a preliminary-card fight against Edson Barboza (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at "UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping" later this month. Stepping in for Salas is UFC newcomer Lucas Martins (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Sources close to the promotion on Wednesday confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC officials later announced the change. Martins just this past month won a pair of fights in Sao Paulo in less than a week's time. He submitted Thiago Sampaio with a first-round rear-naked choke in 43 seconds on Dec. 8, then turned around and stopped Oberdan Vieira Tenorio with a head-kick knockout on Dec. 13 under the Jungle Fight banner.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 2:19PM by DrivenDavies15 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stephens to 145
(mmamental.com)
After Stephens was knocked out in his last fight he has decided to try a new weight class. Jeremy Stephens has tweeted that he will be cutting down to 145lbs to sample the UFC's FW division.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 1:16PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Brunson: I did the best I could on 8 days notice
(mmamental.com)
Derek Brunson has rewatched his fight. He knows it wasn't his best performance but he feels he did the best he could with the notice he was given. Winning on his UFC debut against a UFC veteran will quite possibly lead to bigger things. Brunson posted the following message to all of his fans:
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 4:17PM by Rabi - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Confirmation for Overeem's hearing
(mmamental.com)
Keith Kizer of the Nevada Athletic Commission has confirmed that Alistair Overeem's application will be heard on January 8 2013.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 9:20AM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC offers to pay for Mike Dolce's services to get Cyborg to 135
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nutrition specialist, Mike Dolce, discusses UFC offer to work with Cris "Cyborg" Santos in an effort to get her to 135 for a superfight with Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 155 winner Erik Perez hoping to continue surge toward 4-0
(mmajunkie.com)
Erik Perez sees no reason to slow his momentum following his third straight UFC win. "I feel awesome, and I'm ready to rest one week and come back to train again for another fight," he said after a win at UFC 155.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 4:24PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 155 medical suspensions: Boetsch, Belcher among potential six-month terms
(mmajunkie.com)
Fourteen fighters from this past weekend's UFC 155 event received medical suspensions, including up to six month terms for Tim Boetsch, Alan Belcher, Michael Johnson and Todd Duffee.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 4:21PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 155 Salaries: Junior dos Santos ($400,000), Cain Velasquez ($200,000) top payroll
(sherdog.com)
Junior dos Santos did not retain his heavyweight crown in the UFC 155 headliner on Saturday night, but he did leave the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with the evening’s largest disclosed payday. According to salary information released by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, “Cigano” pocketed $400,000 in dropping a five-round verdict to Cain Velasquez, who earned $200,000 for regaining the belt he lost to dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011. Additionally, former middleweight No. 1 contender Yushin Okami raked $84,000 for his unanimous decision triumph over Alan Belcher ($37,000), while Jim Miller made $82,000 in dispatching Joe Lauzon ($27,000) in a wildly entertaining co-main event.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 2:43PM by jay98107 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jamie Varner Squashes Beef with Melvin Guillard, Wants Joe Lauzon Next
(mmaweekly.com)
Jamie Varner finally put out the fire he had with Melvin Guillard with a win at UFC 155, but now he's got his sights set on Joe Lauzon.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:56PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon Receives 40 Stitches After Award Winning Performance at UFC 155
(mmaweekly.com)
If there's a more exciting fighter to watch in the UFC than Joe Lauzon, they certainly have not proven it in 2012.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Confusion continues, Cormier may be next for Jones
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chael Sonnen is somehow the #1 contender at light heavyweight, Machida and Henderson were fighting to be #1 contender until Gustafsson beat Rua to earn the honor. But now Dana White says Daniel Cormier might somehow be next for Jon Jones.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With champ Cruz out, Dana White glad other UFC bantamweights stepping up
(mmajunkie.com)
Eddie Wineland isn't sure if his win over Brad Pickett will get him a crack at the interim title. For now, he'll just keep fighting. But UFC President Dana White is glad Wineland and other bantamweights are stepping up with the champ out.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Eddie Yagin hopes meeting with UFC doctors will clear him to fight
(mmajunkie.com)
A subdural hematoma that jeopardized Eddie Yagin's MMA career may be healing faster than expected. Yagin recently said a change in scenery has relieved him of the injury's debilitating symptoms.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:49PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's "Ultimate 100 Knockouts" premieres Monday on pay-per-view
(mmajunkie.com)
Fight fans can get ready to ring in the new year with a bang or two or three or 100. The UFC on New Year's Eve debuts a new three-hour pay-per-view special with "The Ultimate 100 Knockouts."
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:48PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karlos Vemola: Leben got off lightly
(mmamental.com)
Karlos Vemola has sent out a clear message. Leben dodged a bullet. In his tweet Vemola says: 'Shame I never had the chance to smash him to bits He got off lightly'
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 6:07PM by Rabi - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald recieves his Blackbelt
(mmamental.com)
After 9 years Rory MacDonald has finally recieved his black belt from David Lea of Toshido MMA.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 4:16PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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