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Diego Sanchez Misses Weight for UFC on Fuel TV 8 Fight, Will Pay Penalty
(mmaweekly.com)
Diego Sanchez is trying to fulfill a dream of fighting in Japan. Despite missing weight at Friday’s UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs. Stann weigh-ins, it looks like he’ll still be able to fulfill that dream, he’ll just do so for a little less compensation than he had originally planned. Sanchez missed weight by two pounds on his initial weigh-in. He tipped the scale at 158 pounds. The allowance for a lightweight non-title fight is 156 pounds.
Submitted Mar 2, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will You Be Fired After Your Recent Loss in the UFC? [FLOWCHART]
(cagepotato.com)
There are countless factors involved in the UFC’s firing policy these days, so we tried to make some sense of it by putting it into flowchart form. Click the image below to enlarge. We hope this can be of service.
Submitted Mar 2, 2013 10:11AM by LuckyCharms - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason "The Athlete" MacDonald Retires from MMA
(sportsnet.ca)

Longtime UFC middleweight fighter Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald has retired from mixed martial arts. The Red Deer, Alta., fighter told Sportsnet.ca that he informed the UFC of his decision on Thursday. The 37-year-old, who was born in New Glasgow, N.S., has a career MMA record of 25-16, but lost his last two fights. He first joined the UFC in October 2006.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 8:31PM by FlashyG - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Robbie Lawler signs new multi-fight UFC contract
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is investing in Robbie Lawler's second run at 170 pounds. Lawler's manager, Monte Cox, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the promotion has signed the fighter to a new multi-fight agreement following his first-round knockout of Josh Koshcheck at this past weekend's UFC 157 event. Cox declined comment on the terms of the agreement. Lawler (20-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC) currently is awaiting his next fight.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 5:56PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Olympic medalist Sara McMann vs. Sheila Gaff joins UFC 159 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has its third women's bout as Olympian Sara McMann (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and fellow bantamweight Sheila Gaff (10-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have agreed to meet in April at UFC 159. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the planned matchup, which groundandpound.de initially reported. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a headliner between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. It's not clear if McMann vs. Gaff will be part of the main card.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 4:07PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paulo Thiago vs. Lance Benoist added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
Welterweights Paulo Thiago and Lance Benoist are the latest additions to UFC on FX 8, an event that takes place May 18 in Brazil.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 2:11PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson would consider a superfight at heavyweight
(bloodyelbow.com)
This past weekend, at UFC 157, we were treated to the debut of women's MMA in the UFC. The card was solid overall, but featured a couple fights that were disappointing, to say the least. Among those was the highly anticipated bout between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson, which ended up being an unfortunate bust. I'd consider fighting anybody. As long as I didn't have to cut too much weight, I'd pretty much fight anybody. I just want to get back in there as soon as possible. I hated the long layoff. I want to fight any one of the top 5 guys and I know I'm capable of beating them. That'll keep me right up in there. I'll take any one of them. I could sit here and bitch (about the Machida fight), but it doesn't help anything. I just want to be active and give the fans what they should have seen the other night. I wasn't planning on retiring anyway after 1 or 2 fights. I plan on being there for a couple of more years, at least. I want to get back in there and fight as soon as I can and stay active this year and next year for sure. After seeing the Fedor fight, I'd be interested in seeing how Dan fared against a Pat Barry or a Daniel Cormier. Truth be told, I'm interested, as many of you probably are, in seeing Henderson fight anybody. One thing is sure, as long as he's still competing, I'll still be watching.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 12:53PM by Shawn91111 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite two-fight skid, Lavar Johnson avoids UFC pink slip
(mmajunkie.com)
With the UFC in roster-trimming mode, heavyweight Lavar Johnson likely was on shaky ground following a lackluster decision loss to Brendan Schaub this past weekend at UFC 157.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Somewhere between Anderson Silva and Jon Fitch, Yushin Okami looks to impress
(mmajunkie.com)
By his own admission, Yushin Okami is still quite a few wins away from another shot at the UFC's middleweight belt. So with a wrestling-first fighting style that hasn't always proved overly crowd-pleasing, could Okami be in danger of becoming the middleweight division's Jon Fitch?
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:51AM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
For UFC On FUEL TV 8'S Brian Stann, It’s About Making Peace With The Fear
(mmajunkie.com)
Say you're a UFC fighter lurking somewhere beneath the top ranks of your division, but well above the Facebook prelim zone of near total anonymity. Say you're a known fighter, even a popular fighter, and you can feel pretty confident that the UFC brass isn't watching your fights with a Sharpie in hand, ready to draw a big black line through your name the moment you slip up.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:48AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frozen birthday cake a reminder of Stefan Struve's UFC on FUEL TV 8 sacrifices
(mmajunkie.com)
Generally speaking, one of the benefits at fighting at heavyweight is the ability to enjoy an in-camp cheat meal every now and then. For 7-foot-tall Stefan Struve that's not the case. He didn't even get to enjoy a slice of his own birthday cake.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:41AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva relishing second homecoming chance at UFC on FUEL TV 8
(mmajunkie.com)
It's one homecoming after another for Wanderlei Silva. The legendary "Axe Murderer" got to fight in front of his home country's fans in Brazil in June, and now returns to Japan, where he built his legend in PRIDE.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:36AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 8's Hector Lombard fearful of boring fight and possible release
(mmajunkie.com)
Yushin Okami wins points with Hector Lombard for having a black belt in judo. But his Saturday fight with the Japanese veteran also worries him, mainly due to how Okami has used his grappling against opponents.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 3:34AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine”
(bjpenn.com)
“They (UFC legal department) hit me up yesterday morning and said I had failed a drug test,” Riddle told BJPenn.Com Radio. “I still don’t know how it’s possible; I quit smoking three weeks out from the fight. I’ve passed drug tests when I quit two weeks out from a fight; it’s just crazy to me. I asked for my numbers and they sent me a form that just said I tested positive for marijuana. It didn’t say how much, it just said I was over the amount.” ”It is what it is I’ve failed two drug tests in seven months. There’s not much I can do I was prescribed my medicine and I’m going to take it. I got fired over taking my medicine because I don’t want to take pharmaceutical drugs or testosterone. This is what works for me, it’s just s****y, but it is what it is.”
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 2:42AM by bjj1605 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gunnar Nelson meets Mike Pyle at May's UFC 160 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight matchup between Icelandic prospect Gunnar Nelson (11-0-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and longtime veteran Mike Pyle (24-8-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) is the latest addition to May's UFC 160 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned of the booking from sources close to the fighters. Both competitors have verbally agreed to the matchup, and bout agreements are expected to be finalized soon. UFC 160 takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The placement of the Nelson vs. Pyle matchup has yet to be revealed.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:11PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite being considered, Edgar vs Swanson NOT happening at TUF Finale
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC booked Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen as the new The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event on Tuesday, but that wasn't their original choice to replace the canceled Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga title fight. The organization first approached featherweights Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson about headlining the show, but the fight never materialized after Swanson told the UFC he wasn't healthy enough to take the fight. Saw this fight was added to the picks so I thought I would clarify.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:26AM by Franklinfan47 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC targeting four Asian events in 2013, 'very interested' in 'TUF: Japan'
(mmajunkie.com)
TOKYO – In 2012, the UFC returned to Asia with a pair of well-received live events. If all goes according to plan in 2013, the promotions could double that total.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Korean Su Jung Lee added as guest octagon girl at UFC on FUEL TV 8
(mmajunkie.com)
TOKYO – As has become the norm with international events, the UFC has added a new guest octagon girl for this weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 8 event.
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stann done with 205 pounds after UFC on FUEL TV 8, Silva may remain
(mmajunkie.com)
TOKYO – Wanderlei Silva's most recent light-heavyweight bout was in 2008. Brian Stann hasn't competed there since 2010. So why, exactly, are they headlining this weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 8 event in a 205-pound matchup?
Submitted Feb 28, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyron Woodley vs Jake Shields likely for UFC 161
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight matchup between onetime welterweight title challenger Jake Shields (27-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Tyron Woodley (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is in the works for this summer, sources told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The fight is being targeted for a yet-unnamed event, likely UFC 161, on June 15 in Canada. A host city is not yet finalized. Woodley recently called out Shields upon signing a new UFC fight contract, which followed his impressive first-round knockout of Jay Hieron in his promotional debut at UFC 156.
Submitted Feb 27, 2013 8:00PM by Poor_Franklin - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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