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If Georges St-Pierre Wants Anderson Silva Next, Johny Hendricks Will Have to Wait… Again
All the superfight talk has died down to a dull roar… right? Wrong.
Submitted Apr 19, 2013 1:09PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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Dana White: Dan Hardy is in extreme denial -- or afraid -- over second opinion on heart condition
It would be much easier if Dan Hardy could just go see the wizard and get a new heart. But I guess "the best cardiologist in the country" isn't a bad second choice. Will he or won't he? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender Dan Hardy needs to get a second opinion on the heart condition that has kept him from returning to the Octagon. "The Outlaw" was recently diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, also known as "Wolf Heart," prior to his UFC on FOX 7 fight against Matt Brown, who now fights Jordan Mein this Saturday night (April 20, 2013) in his place. Before the British brawler can make his way back into the cage, he must first prove he's medically fit to compete, or that he was, in fact, misdiagnosed the first time around. UFC President Dana White explains: "Lorenzo and I called Dan Hardy a couple weeks ago and got him set up with the best cardiologist in the country. He didn't want to go. He's in serious denial right now. Either denial or just afraid to hear from somebody that that's the truth and that's what's going on. So after he turned it down, I called him back and said, 'Dude, are you crazy? We're offering you a chance to go see the best guy. Just get this second opinion. You're literally insane if you don't go do this.' He said, 'You know what Dana, I'm going through a lot of stuff personally right now. I'm getting married, I have a lot of family coming into town and just dealing with this whole thing at the same time. It's driving me crazy so I just want to put this on the backburner until I'm done with my family stuff and then we'll talk.' Once he gets this done, hopefully we can get him out there to see this doctor. Hopefully he was misdiagnosed."
Submitted Apr 19, 2013 12:31PM by SmileR - 5 comments
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Chael Sonnen recounts almost getting punched by fan at TUF 17 Finale
A quarter-second later, and Chael Sonnen might have been the first UFC fighter to get punched by a fan.
Submitted Apr 19, 2013 12:40AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC on FOX 7's Chad Mendes says canceled fights cost up to $10K per camp
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Chad Mendes isn't one to complain, but even he admits the past year has been a bit frustrating. And with opponent after opponent dropping out of planned fights with him, Mendes hopes the UFC brass is going to cut him a little slack.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 7:40PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Nate Diaz likely to change weight classes after UFC on FOX 7
SAN JOSE, Calif. – After this weekend's UFC on FOX 7 bout with Josh Thomson, Nate Diaz doesn't believe the lightweight class is going to be able to offer anything that interests him.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Jon Jones apologizes for accusing Chael Sonnen of being a 'career-long steroid user'
Earlier this week, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones appeared on UFC Tonight to preview his upcoming UFC 159 title defense against fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 coach Chael Sonnen, which headlines the April 27, 2013 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. This is what he said. "Chael Sonnen is a guy who has done steroids throughout his whole career. It's probably the reason his testosterone is low now." Interesting observation from a guy who said he wasn't going to talk any trash leading up to the fight and even took a vow of silence during last weekend's TUF 17 Finale. See a video of his appearance, which also includes comments about Sonnen's "championship soul" right here. Apparently he's had a change of heart, or perhaps a stern talking-to from someone in the booth, according to his recent Twitter post. "I had no right to accuse chael of being a career long steroid user I apologize. See what had happened was...." Sonnen, who reportedly suffers from hypogonadism, was bagged and tagged by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) back in August 2010 for improperly disclosing his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prior to his first fight against Anderson Silva in Oakland.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:54AM by SmileR - 5 comments
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Despite near-tragic weight cut, UFC's Daniel Cormier considering 205
Despite building an undefeated record as a heavyweight, Daniel Cormier is strongly considering a move to the light heavyweight division. It's an astonishing revelation for a man who has long insisted such a move would be impossible, especially since it nearly killed Cormier previously.
Submitted Apr 18, 2013 10:45AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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For UFC on FOX 7's Norman Parke, mock fight could prove blessing in disguise
If there's one lesson Norman Parke learned heading into this weekend's UFC on FOX 7 event, it's to read an entire email before electing to eat two pizzas.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:29PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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For UFC on FOX 7's Josh Thomson, revenge less important than earning title shot
UFC on FOX 7 doesn't mark the first meeting between Josh Thomson and Nate Diaz. The two met six years ago in a grappling superfight at the Gracie Open.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:27PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Four months after freak accident, UFC on FOX 7's Tim Means expects a fistfight
Four months later, Tim Means still can't do anything but shake his head. "Damn that sauna," Means mumbled under his breath.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:25PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Josh Rosenthal let officiating licenses lapse before pleading to federal criminal charges
For a time, Josh Rosenthal was one of the most prolific referees in high-level mixed martial arts, but his last memorable moment in the cage came last July, when he presided over Chris Weidman's crushing knockout of Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL 4. He was the third man in the cage a few more times heading into the fall, when he appeared in the octagon for the last time at UFC on FX 5's Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron fight. After that, he disappeared.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:05PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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UFC's Gegard Mousasi teases potential move down to middleweight
Following his win over late replacement Ilir Latifi earlier this month at UFC on FUEL TV 9, light heavyweight Gegard Mousasi could be going lighter for his next bout.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 8:30PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Julie Kedzie vs. Germaine de Randamie booked for July's UFC on FOX 8 event
The UFC's 135-pound women's division continues to fill out, and a new booking of Julie Kedzie (16-11 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Germaine de Randamie (3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest pairing in the class.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 8:28PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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NSAC: Gonzaga appeal not yet filed, TUF 17 Finale result change in AG's hands
UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga has yet to appeal his loss to Travis Browne at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 5:20PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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John McCarthy, Herb Dean, Mike Beltran get key UFC on FOX 7 referee assignments
Longtime referee "Big" John McCarthy has been assigned to referee UFC on FOX 7's headliner between lightweight champ Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 5:20PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Veteran MMA ref Josh Rosenthal cops plea, awaits sentencing in marijuana case
Veteran MMA referee Josh Rosenthal awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. 
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 1:31PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
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UFC's Brad Pickett nominated for fan-voted Webby Award
British scrapper Brad Pickett hopes to one day hold the UFC's bantamweight title. For now, he'll be content settling for a Webby Award.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Joe Lauzon wants spot at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston, tired of callouts
With his scar tissue healing but much of the mid-summer schedule already filling, veteran UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon is hoping for a return at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 later this year.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Frank Mir: Brock Lesnar's MMA career 'would have been different' without diverticulitis
For being a mixed martial arts (MMA) novice, Brock Lesnar did pretty well for himself during his tenure with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After losing his Octagon debut to Frank Mir at UFC 81 five years ago, Lesnar went on to win the promotion's Heavyweight title, defeating UFC Hall of Famer and former two-division champion Randy Couture at UFC 91, just four fights into his MMA career. That was right before he sent Heath Herring into retirement after beating him down so bad at UFC 87 that "Crazy Horse" was never heard from again ... at least in the MMA world. Lesnar went on to defend his title twice, getting brutal revenge on Mir at UFC 100 and then scoring a come-from-behind submission victory over Shane Carwin at UFC 116. He would eventually cough up the coveted crown to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. That's when his ongoing battle with diverticulitis and a subsequent surgery sidelined him for more than one year, forcing him to ponder MMA retirement. And according to his bitter rival, Mir, had Lesnar never gotten the life-threatening stomach disease, Lesnar's MMA career would have been drastically different. His words (via New York Post): "Honestly, I think the guy got so ill, he just couldn't do it anymore. He had to leave or his quality of life wouldn't have been normal. We didn't get to see the Brock I fought. Had he not been ill, things would have been different."
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 9:51AM by SmileR - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Jon Jones: 'Everyone knows Chael Sonnen has done steroids throughout his whole career'
Less than two weeks before his UFC 159 title defense, Jones appeared on UFC Tonight to talk about his upcoming fight against Sonnen. During that interview, the LHW champ accused Sonnen of having used steroids during his whole career.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:12PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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