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Brendan Schaub signs new six-fight UFC deal
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub, who scored back-to-back wins following a recent two-fight skid, has re-upped with the UFC with a new six-fight deal.
Submitted Nov 14, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jones says he'd 'kill' Richie Incognito in a fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dumb sports talk radio questions have become a staple of UFC champ Jon Jones' career, he's now being asked how he would do in a fight against controversial NFL'er Richie Incognito.
Submitted Nov 14, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Askren becomes unrestricted free agent after Bellator grants 'Funky' unconditional release
(mmamania.com)
Undefeated Welterweight Is Now Unrestricted Free Agent Former Bellator Welterweight Champion and undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ben Askren is a free man. The Viacom-owned promotion has said goodbye to the "Funky" wrestler after failing to come to terms on a new deal, which essentially clears the path for Askren to sign with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), no strings attached. From Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney: "I've said it many times, Ben's a completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension. I had a number of discussions with Ben and it became clear it was time for both parties to move in different directions. We've relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign with whoever he chooses to sign with. Ben's been at Bellator since the start of his career, I respect him and what he's accomplished and wish him the best wherever he goes."
Submitted Nov 14, 2013 9:51AM by SmileR - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
 
Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira set for UFC 170 on February 22
(bloodyelbow.com)
The next battle for Light heavyweight title has been set.
Submitted Nov 14, 2013 12:51AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre remembers the time Team Hammer House scared him out of a warmup
(mmajunkie.com)
Like most fighters, Georges St-Pierre‘s love affair with the UFC started early. A friend rented a videotape at a barbecue when he was 15 years old, and he watched the 170-pound Royce Gracie submit and choke out much larger men.
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 11:18PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen: I would have preferred to stay away from Rashad Evans
(mmajunkie.com)
Chael Sonnen is never one to shy away from a challenge, but even “The Bad Guy” admits he’d have preferred to avoid a conflict with former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. “If there’s a fighter I would have chosen to stay away from, it would have been Rashad,” Sonnen said
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 9:43PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Johny Hendricks: If Georges St-Pierre needs drugs to beat me, I got beat by the drugs
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight contender Johny Hendricks added fresh fuel to a fiery controversy over drug testing in advance of his title fight againstGeorges St-Pierre at UFC 167.
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 9:22PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Royce Gracie: MMA definitely mainstream but needs return to no rules
(mmajunkie.com)
As a member of the First Family of Mixed Martial Arts, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie has witnessed firsthand the rise of the sport from obscurity to network TV. And while he hasn’t competed for more than six years, the MMA pioneer said the sport – which has long struggled for recognition – is now unquestionably mainstream.
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 6:07PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs former TUF 15 contestant Drew Dober
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has gone back to their wellspring of past TUF contestants in search of new lightweight talent with the signing of Omaha, Nebraska native Drew Dober.
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 2:42PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johny Hendricks first realized KO power with arcade-style punching machine
(mmajunkie.com)
If you ask Team Takedown founder Ted Ehrhardt when he first figured out that Johny Hendricks had serious power in his left hand, he’ll tell you it was an arcade-style punch machine that convinced him.
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 12:54PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP surpasses Silva, breaking multiple records with win Saturday
(cagedinsider.com)
Win, lose or draw, if St-Pierre can keep the fight going longer than just 39 seconds, he will break current record holder BJ Penn for the most time in the octagon–currently at 5 hours, 3 minutes, 51 seconds. The title of most victories in UFC history is currently tied between Matt Hughes, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva and GSP with 19. Will St-Pierre break the tie with 20 wins, being the most victorious figter ever in UFC history? The most prestigious IMO is title defenses. Currently tied between St-Pierre and Silva at 12, GSP has a chance to surpass the current GOAT with a possible 13th title defense.
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 11:12AM by jjeans - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julie Kedzie Draws Undefeated Bethe Correia as New Opponent for UFC Brisbane
(mmaweekly.com)
Originally slated to face undefeated Russian fighter Aleksandra Albu, Julie Kedzie finally has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia.
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 2:30AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Chope and Bekbulat Magomedov Headed to UFC, Face Each Other in Singapore
(mmaweekly.com)
Two in form featherweights have been added to the UFC roster and are set to face off at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Jan. 4. American Will Chope (19-5) will put his 14-fight winning streak on the line when he takes on unbeaten Russian Bekbulat Magomedov (11-0).
Submitted Nov 13, 2013 1:11AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan LaFlare replaces Kelvin Gastelum, meets Court McGee at UFC on FOX 9
(mmajunkie.com)
Three days after picking up his second UFC win, Ryan LaFlare is already booked to fight again. UFC officials today announced LaFlare (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has agreed to replace an injured Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and will now face Court McGee (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at next month’s UFC on FOX 9 event.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 10:27PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz claims Dana White offered UFC fight to a manager who doesn't exist
(mmamania.com)
Manti Te'o's girlfriend, meet Nick Diaz's manager.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 4:17PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva says Vitor Belfort deserves UFC middleweight title shot
(mmamania.com)
Too bad UFC President Dana White doesn't exactly feel the same was as "The Spider."
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 4:15PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris Cyborg: Ronda Rousey talks about submitting Cain Velasquez, but won't even move up to fight me at featherweight
(mmamania.com)
Go directly to heavyweight. Do not pass 145 pounds, do not fight Cris Cyborg.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 4:14PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Doo Ho Choi officially under UFC contract
(bloodyelbow.com)
It took a couple of weeks longer than many expected, but the UFC has picked up one of the biggest name prospects on the Korean MMA scene in rising star Doo Ho Choi.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 4:10PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bobby Green replaces Jamie Varner, meets Pat Healy at UFC on FOX 9
(mmajunkie.com)
Bobby Green (21-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will look to stay perfect in the octagon as he steps up on one month’s notice to face Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC). Green today announced via Facebook that he has agreed to replace an injured Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and face Healy at UFC on FOX 9, which takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed with a UFC official that verbal agreements are in for the fight and bout contracts are expected to be finalized shortly.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 3:34PM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 32's Rony Jason suspended for wall-punching incident
(mmajunkie.com)
Rony Jason‘s UFC Fight Night 32 experience just went from bad to worse to completely embarrassing.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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