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Ian McCall out at UFC Fight Night 37, replacement opponent sought for Brad Pickett
Flyweight Ian McCall has been forced to withdraw from next month’s UFC Fight Night 37 event, and promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Brad Pickett.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Patrick Cummins signs with UFC, faces Daniel Cormier at UFC 170
Cummins made his professional debut in December 2010, scoring a TKO win under the Strikeforce banner. He’s competed a total of four times, with all four bouts ending via first-round stoppage. His most recent appearance was in May 2013, and Cummins has struggled to find willing opponents since. Cormier apparently had no such concerns.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 3:01PM by postman - 19 comments
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With clean bill of health, Claude Patrick seeks return at UFC 174 in Vancouver
The whereabouts of UFC welterweight Claude Patrick have been a mystery since he withdrew from a schedule bout against James Head at UFC 149 in July 2012.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva moves from UFC 173 to May 31 in Brazil
A light-heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen (28-14-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) will no longer co-headline UFC 173.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 11:58AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Despite Sonnen's offer, Evans vs. Cormier rebooking targeted for UFC 172
Although UFC officials said the bout has been scrapped entirely after Rashad Evans (21-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC) suffered a leg injury and was forced out of next week’s UFC 170 co-headliner, at least one notable has offered to step up as a replacement. With Daniel Cormier (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) now left without an opponent for next weekend’s pay-per-view card, Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) said he’s willing to take the fight, which takes place at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. Sonnen, citing Cormier’s “attitude,” said he’s apparently prepared enough for the fight:
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 11:47AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Overeem Responds To White: Injury To Blame For JDS Turndown, Not Fear
“I’m hurt. Rib problem. So first need an ETA on recovery time. [It] would be unwise to accept any fight before knowing exactly what’s up. wouldn’t want to pull out of any fight [due to] being unfit, especially an anticipated fight as this one.”
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 11:00AM by bjj1605 - 3 comments
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White: Overeem 'Hiding' From JDS, Refuses To Fight
The third time for "The Reem" vs. "Cigano" was not the charm.
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 9:16PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
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Rashad Evans injured, bout at UFC 170 with Daniel Cormier canceled
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans injured a knee in training and his bout at UFC 170 against unbeaten Daniel Cormier scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas has been canceled. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said he did not have details on the injury, but said doctors told him that Evans needed four weeks of rehabilitation. He said UFC officials are looking at potentially adding the fight to UFC 172 on April 26 in Baltimore. With Evans-Cormier off the card, the fight between Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia is expected to move into the slot as the co-main event behind the women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and challenger Sara McMann. Cormier was preparing to make the move from heavyweight to light heavyweight, but his debut will have to wait.
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 9:02PM by Shawn91111 - 19 comments
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Dana White Says 'El Nino' Should Probably Start Looking Elsewhere
Once rumored to be facing surging prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Melendez instead said he was looking for another fight. But news has come today that he may be looking for a new job. Ariel Helwani revealed on tonight’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Melendez’ UFC contract has run out, and negotiations are going horribly thanks to Dana White disagreeing with his management:
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 7:56PM by postman - 15 comments
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RDA/Khabib sent to UFC on Fox 11 prelims
The UFC on Fox 11 main card lineup is set, but a notable exclusion is a key lightweight fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 2:57PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
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Kajan Johnson responds to Tyler Manowaroa's release from UFC
I feel in my heart that it is important to shed some light on this week’ earlier events, regarding Tyler Manawaroa’s “racist instagram photo.”
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
TUF China Finale finalized with 10 fights, event kicks off at 5:45 a.m. ET
If you want to catch the live stream of next month’s TUF China Finale event, prepare for a very early morning – or perhaps a very late night.
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 1:01AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Lucas Martins out, Cody Gibson meets Aljamain Sterling at UFC 170
Next week’s UFC 170 card continues to get an overhaul.
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 1:00AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC - New fight bonus structure
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today a modification to its live event bonuses. Effective immediately, UFC will award “Fight of the Night Bonuses” to each of the fighters in the best fight of the night, as well as additional “Performance of the Night Bonuses” to the two best individual performances on the card. The bonus amounts will remain $50,000. The “Performance of Night” bonuses will reward the athletes who put on the best and most exciting individual performances.
Submitted Feb 11, 2014 6:25PM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
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Heavyweight newcomers Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May slated for UFC on FOX 11
Two heavyweight promotional newcomers will meet in April at UFC on FOX 11, UFC President Dana White today announced.
Submitted Feb 11, 2014 12:56PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Yancy Medeiros’ UFC Fight Night 31 win overturned due to failed drug test
UFC lightweight Yancy Medeiros failed his “UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3” post-fight drug test in November.
Submitted Feb 11, 2014 12:55PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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For Thiago Silva, a guilty verdict might mean deportation
Former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva might be facing deportation from the United States if he is convicted on the felony charges he is currently facing.
Submitted Feb 11, 2014 12:49PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC Takes Down Illegal Stream Website
LAS VEGAS – As part of the on-going initiative against online piracy, Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization, successfully took down and seized the records of www.cagewatcher.eu, a website that illegally streamed two UFC pay-per-view events. UFC has obtained details of the streaming site’s userbase, including email addresses, IP addresses, user names and information pertaining to individuals who watched pirated UFC events including UFC 169. Also recovered were chat transcripts from the website. Using this data, UFC will work with Lonstein Law Office to prosecute identified infringers. Lonstein Law Office has successfully prosecuted hundreds of claims for the UFC organization for sites illegally streaming content and individual users since 2007. UFC’s status as the industry leader in pay-per-view television has helped it become a leader in cracking down on companies and individuals watching and facilitating the watching of pay-per-view events online, without paying.
Submitted Feb 11, 2014 4:31AM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jessica Eye makes statement of denial about marijuana use on the MMA Hour shortly before her signed test failure was made public
Of all the ways she could have handled the news of her drug test failure for cannabis at UFC 166, Eye appears to have chosen the worst as direct evidence contradicting her claims has been made public following her appearance on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Feb 10, 2014 8:26PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford booked for April 11 in Abu Dhabi
After a brief stint at featherweight, Yahya drops back down to 135 pounds for another run at the bantamweight belt.
Submitted Feb 10, 2014 2:50PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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