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Mirko 'Cro Cop' Announces Decision to Retire
“Dear friends, unfortunately I had to cancel the fight [against Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Alves”]. In the beginning of the preparation I hurt my shoulder, so I couldn't raise [my] hand. I tried to save a shoulder injury and repair in all possible ways: daily therapy, injections of blood plasma and various cocktails of drugs but it didn't work out. The only cure would be a break of two to three weeks, and that I could not afford in the midst of final preparations. By daily trainings the injury got worse. Part of the muscle is snapped, the shoulder is filled with a lot of fluids, and the great danger is that tendon ruptures and then go to operation again. g
Submitted Nov 10, 2015 1:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 20 comments
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Michael McDonald vs. Masanori Kanehara official for UFC 195
Fox Sports announced that Michael MacDonald will make his long-awaited return against Masenori Kanehara in a bantamweight bout at UFC 195. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 9, 2015 9:43PM by Wez - 9 comments
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UFC Fight Night 77 post-fight facts: Almeida's winning streak hits 20, KO record and more
The UFC’s final stop in Brazil this year was a good one. Eight of 13 fights ended in a stoppage and multiple UFC record were set or tied. Vitor Belfort (25-11 MMA, 14-7 UFC) scored yet another head kick knockout over Dan Henderson (31-14, 8-8 UFC) to close their trilogy more than nine years after the first meeting took place...
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 11:35PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Joe Silva’s Shoes: What's next for UFC Fight Night 77's winners?
The lineup was strong for the UFC’s return to Sao Paulo, and as they should have, the fighters delivered and produced a memorable night of action. Saturday’s main card, which aired on FOX Sports 1 from Ibirapuera Gymnasium, had plenty of ups and downs but ultimately ended on a high note for the Brazilian fans because Vitor Belfort (25-11 MMA, 14-7 UFC) scored yet another huge knockout of fellow MMA legend Dan Henderson (34-14 MMA, 8-8 UFC)...
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 11:33PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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If you're waiting for Dan Henderson to see the writing on the wall, get comfortable
The way it works is, a few minutes after the conclusion of each fight some poor UFC PR flack has to go collect quotes from both the winning and the losing fighter, then email those quotes out to members of the media. Since half the people this unfortunate soul has to talk to have just been beaten (which often means getting beaten up), this is bound to be an unpleasant task from time to time...
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 11:29PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Night 77 Bonuses
SAO PAULO – Vitor Belfort, Thomas Almeida, Alex Oliveira, and Thiago Tavares each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 77 event. All four earned “Performance of the Night” honors; no “Fight of the Night” was given. UFC officials announced the winners via Twitter ahead of the post-event news conference.
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 6:02AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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UFC Brazil exec: Ex-champ Anderson Silva wants to fight in Brazil upon return
SAO PAULO – The UFC’s point man in Brazil believes ex-middleweight champ Anderson Silva has a hankering to fight again on home soil. “There’s nothing set,” Giovani Decker, general manager of the UFC’s Brazil office, said at the post-event press conference for UFC Fight Night 77 on Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “I think it’s another wish of Anderson’s to fight in Brazil; I think every fighter has that wish.”
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:59AM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
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GSP planning a 6 week camp to see if he wants to return
"He's gonna train for a fight," said Roach, who worked with St-Pierre recently at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. "He's gonna have a six-week training camp. And at the end of the six weeks, if he feels like he's ready to fight and he's hungry for it like he always has been, he's gonna do it. He's gonna fight one more time."
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:57AM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
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Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine, three other fights added to UFC on FOX 18
It's been a while since fans have head from Tarec Saffiedine. He'll be back early next year. The welterweight contender will meet Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FOX 18 on Jan. 30 in Newark, N.J., it was announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight. (Courtesy of on Twitter) Current UFC on Fox 18 card: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joaquim Silva Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin
Submitted Nov 5, 2015 1:12AM by Wez - 7 comments
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Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader headlines FOX UFC Fight Night in New Jersey
The next contender for the UFC light heavyweight title will likely be determined in the FOX UFC Fight Night main event as Anthony Johnson gets his wish and will face Ryan Bader in the five-round headline fight headed to Newark, New Jersey on Jan. 30. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 4, 2015 8:21PM by Wez - 10 comments
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Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny to headline TUF Latin America Finale with Matt Brown out
Neil Magny is back to his old ways. The UFC welterweight, known for fighting as much as possible and filling in on short notice, will face Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale on Nov. 21 in Monterrey, Mexico, the UFC announced Tuesday. Matt Brown was to be Gastelum's opponent until he fell injured this week. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 8:43PM by Wez - 14 comments
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Daniel Cormier signs eight-fight UFC deal, undecided on New York defense vs. Jones
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier met this past week with the UFC to discuss his future with the promotion and emerged with a new eight-fight contract that’s made him “very, very happy.” (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 1:01PM by Wez - 4 comments
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What investors are being told about the UFCs finances (Part 2)
The second of three articles looking at the UFC's finances. In part two, John S. Nash uses reports from various financial service companies to examine the UFC's debt. For an in-depth look at the UFC's revenue see our previous article: Earning will be examined next week in part 3. To get a better understanding of the UFC's debt load, Bloody Elbow analyzed all the available published materials from Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Deutsche Bank, and Prospect News and consulted with a team of financial professionals to evaluate the reports. None of the documents reported on the UFC's liabilities before 2005, so we are forced to start our debt history with that year.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:35PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
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Ronda Rousey's coach claims bankruptcy, trustee pursues GFC for liquidation
Ronda Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has filed for bankruptcy claiming no personal income, no stake in Glendale Fighting Club and over $700,000 in debts. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 8:35AM by Wez - 6 comments
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Report: 'Death threats,' 'public pressure' motivate NSAC to reduce Nick Diaz's five-year suspension for marijuana
The seemingly draconian sentence handed down by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to Nick Diaz for his third infraction for positive testing of marijuana metabolites is likely to be significantly reduced.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 5:16AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
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Matt Brown injured, out of UFC Fight Night headliner against Kelvin Gastelum
UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown suffered an ankle injury during a training session and has been forced out of his upcoming welterweight bout with Kelvin Gastelum, which was set to headline UFC Fight Night (doubling as the TUF Latin America 2 Finale) later this month. FOX Sports' Damon Martin reported the news on Monday night.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 10:01PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Ben Askren: Fans hating on CM Punk stems from jealousy
CM Punk has become public enemy No. 1 for diehard MMA fans and pro wrestling fans who are angry that he left sports entertainment for the UFC. For someone who is still months and months away from an Octagon debut, Punk gets an uneven amount of hate on social media -- and he's been vocal about it.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Gunnar Nelson explains why and when he believes Conor McGregor will move to lightweight
Gunnar Nelson is worried about Conor McGregor. An out-spoken critic of drastic weight cutting in MMA, Nelson says his good friend and training partner is pushing the limit in cutting down to 145.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 2:52PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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UFC 195's Lorenz Larkin on Albert Tumenov: Didn't know him until he called me out
Lorenz Larkin still has no plans to use his victory over current UFC champion Robbie Lawler to his advantage, even if he defeats Albert Tumenov at UFC 195 on Jan. 2. A victory over Tumenov (16-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) would improve Larkin (16-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) to 3-0 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in January.
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 6:52PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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'UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs. Namajunas' lineup finalized with 12 bouts
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 80 event, which marks the first headliner for Paige VanZant and a quick turnaround for former title challenger Rose Namajunas. MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 10 p.m. ET) •Rose Namajunas vs. Paige VanZant •Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller •Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister •Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Elias Theodorou PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:45 p.m. ET) •John Howard vs. Tim Means •Omari Akhmedov vs. Sergio Moraes •Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior •Johnny Eduardo vs. Aljamain Sterling •Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas Stahl •Michael Graves vs. Danny Roberts •Phillipe Nover vs. Zubaira Tukhugov •Kailin Curran vs. Emily Kagan (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 5:37PM by Wez - 4 comments
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