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UFC on FOX 7's Daniel Cormier expects slightly improved Frank Mir under Jackson
Daniel Cormier has been training for Frank Mir for most of seven months. But the unique thing is that the Mir he'll face next week might be a slightly different one than the fighter he started training for in September.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Castillo vs. Green, Herman vs. Del Rosario set for UFC on FOX 8
Two more bouts have been added to the UFC's summer return to Seattle for UFC on FOX 8. Danny Castillo and Bobby Green will meet at lightweight, and Shane Del Rosario will welcome back Dave Herman in a heavyweight bout.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 12:36PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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Robbie Lawler vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle
The final welterweight champion in Strikeforce history will make his UFC debut this summer. Tarec Saffiedine is targeted for a meeting with Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8 on July 27 in Seattle.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 12:34PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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Conor McGregor campaigning for UFC 159's open slot, second fight in three weeks
With Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of this month's UFC 159 event due to an injury, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported on Wednesday, one potential replacement has thrown his hat into the cage as a possible replacement. Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who recently won a "Knockout of the Night" award in his promotional debut at UFC on FUEL TV 9, wants the fight with fellow lightweight Al Iaquinta (5-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 11:39AM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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The Ultimate Fighter 17 marathon kicks off today at 11 a.m. ET on FUEL TV
If you missed one (or all) of "The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen," FUEL TV has you covered. Ahead of this weekend's The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale event, FUEL TV today airs a 13-hour marathon of "The Ultimate Fighter 17" that includes all 12 episodes of the series, which first aired on FX. The two-hour debut episode kicks off the marathon at 11 a.m. ET. The marathon runs continuously throughout the day and wraps up at midnight with the conclusion of the 12th episode.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 11:39AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Joe Proctor injured, scratched from UFC 159; promotion seeking replacement
UFC lightweight Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been injured in training, and promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent forAl Iaquinta (5-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at this month's UFC 159 event.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 12:50AM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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Georges St. Pierre with a message for Johny Hendricks: 'I'm already training'
Hendricks has finally gotten what he's been waiting for - a chance to fight for the welterweight title. He's still got a long way to go before he gets the belt though, and the champion wants him to know that he's not taking the fight lightly.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 10:53PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
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Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger confirmed for UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle
A massive welterweight clash is set for UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle on July 27th, as Rory MacDonald fights Jake Ellenberger.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 8:58PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
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Alexander Gustaffson camp requests Lyoto Machida or UFC injury fill-in
Taken out of a key fight due to injury, Alexander Gustafsson would like to fill the gap if the UFC later finds itself in a similar jam as an injury replacement – or face former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 6:48PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
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UFC Joins the Fight to Save Olympic Wrestling, Calls on Bellator and Viacom for Cooperation
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in February to cut wrestling from the Olympic Games starting in 2020, the decision sent shock waves not only through the wrestling community, but throughout the sports world; perhaps none more so than the mixed martial arts community.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:36PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, General MMA
Rousey prefers to coach against Tate but wants to fight undefeated Zingano
Ronda Rousey isn't sure who will win this weekend's title eliminator at The Ultimate Fighter 17, but she see advantages to fighting both Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:28PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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UFC 159's Alan Belcher warns Bisping: 'I haven't felt like this in forever'
Alan Belcher sees Michael Bisping, and he knows what he wants. Of course, in order to have a chance at it, it's Bisping he has to go through.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:25PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie
It appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has ended a significant part of his mixed martial arts (MMA) relationship with famed trainer Cesar Gracie. According to a report from Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's (April 9, 2013) edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, the Stockton, Calif., native has enlisted the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment, representing notable names such as UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal, among others. Even though The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 winner has found new MMA management, Diaz will still train under Gracie alongside the likes of his brother Nick Diaz, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields and the rest of the tight crew.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 12:16PM by Shawn91111 - 3 comments
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UFC 160 loses Gunnar Nelson to injury; Story steps in
Icelandic welterweight prospect Gunnar Nelson is out of his UFC 160 fight against Mike Pyle. Replacing him is recent UFC 158 winner Rick Story.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 11:50AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Former UFC champ Pat Miletich considering U.S. Senate run
Pat Miletich, a former UFC champion who turned to broadcasting after his MMA retirement in 2008, is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate. Miletich discussed the possibility with the Quad-City Times. "A lot of people are fed up with a lot of things that are happening in the country," he told the newspaper. "I'm not a fan of the left, socialist mentality at all."
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Twelve-bout TUF 17 Finale lineup set, includes Casey-Samman, Andrews-Quinlan
With the taped content for "The Ultimate Fighter 17" now in the books, the promotion has released the evening's 12-bout lineup. Among the additions are semifinalists Josh Samman (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Dylan Andrews (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who meet Kevin Casey (5-2 MMA, 0-0 uFC) and Jimmy Quinlan (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), respectively. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale takes place Saturday at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. The evening's main card, featuring a Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen headliner and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 championship fight, airs on FX. Both of those fights take place one the FUEL TV-broadcast preliminary card. Additional fights involving "TUF 17" cast members include Robert "Bubba" McDaniel (20-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Gilbert Smith (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the night's FX-aired main card, as well as Luke Barnatt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Collin Hart (4-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Clint Hester (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. "TUF 16" contestant Bristol Marunde (12-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who makes his official UFC debut.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 12:11AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Dave Herman passes drug test, reinstated to fight in UFC
As Matt Mitrione prepares for a forced layoff from the octagon, another UFC heavyweight is set to return.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 8:59PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Frank Mir says Daniel Cormier has a 'false sense of security,' promises to take one of his limbs home
Frank Mirheard Daniel Cormier call him out in front of the world. Mir listened as Cormier plotted his course to the top, a grand plan culminating with a tour at light heavyweight to take Jon Jones' belt.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 7:51PM by prophecy033 - 13 comments
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Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen is in the 'promote fight' business, I’m in the 'remain champion' business
Jon Jones spent over a month isolated in Las Vegas filmingThe Ultimate Fighter 17. In that time, daily interactions with Chael Sonnen became the norm.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 7:42PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Exclusive Interview: Tom Watson talks possible opponents and much more
Tom 'Kong' Watson talks about making his UFC debut, winning 2 bonuses against Nedkov. He also gives his views on TRT, who he would like to face next and UFC on Fuel TV 9.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 6:34PM by Rabi - 2 comments
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