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UFC Quick Quote: 'Stefan Struve really needs to think about retiring'
UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve hasn't even hit his prime and it may already be time to hang up his gloves for good. Outspoken fight physician Dr. Johnny Benjamin explains why. "Many people think, and Stefan will probably think, 'The doctor said I'm good to go, so I'll get right back in the gym and go at it,' but, even though we're great at healing bones, it's not so easy to heal the brain. How many times has he been knocked out? I know he's a young man, but he's been knocked out more than a few times. At some point, someone really needs to ask the question, should he still be fighting? That many concussions, so quickly, and at this young age ... a person has two types of age, chronological and physiologic age. Stefan's license may say he's 25, but in physiologic years, he's much, much older than that, with all the concussive force that he's sustained. I'm sure nobody will like to hear this, but Stefan Struve really needs to think about retiring. If it's not him that will make that decision, then Dana White needs to start talking to him about retiring. The question out there is how many sustained concussions is too many, and according to the latest literature that's coming out, the answer is starting to look like it's somewhere between two and three. That's where you start having permanent changes. Knowing that data, Stefan is definitely beyond that number, and someone really needs to initiate serious discussion with either him or his promoter that he probably needs to do something else for a living."
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 4:19PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
JDS: 'Overeem is a joke'
Junior dos Santos tells Tatame.com that he "will have to be careful" against K1 champion Mark Hunt when they meet at UFC 160 in May in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has less kind things to say about the man who had to drop out of the bout, Alistair Overeem.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 3:48PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Don Frye accuses Frank Mir and Randy Couture of throwing Brock Lesnar fights
Former UFC tournament champion Don Frye accuses former UFC Heavyweight champs Frank Mir and Randy Couture of throwing their UFC fights with Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 3:42PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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Derek Brunson vs. Ronny Markes set for UFC on Fuel 10
A pair of middleweights have been added to the UFC on Fuel TV 10 card in Brazil. Tatame reports that Brazil's Ronny Markes will face off against ex-Strikeforce fighter Derek Brunson on June 8th in Fortaleza. The event is also the season finale of TUF Brazil 2.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 11:33AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
A detailed timeline of the feud between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz
Not many fights in UFC history approach the level of animosity that will be on display Saturday when Nick Diaz challenges Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight championship in Montreal. And the few that have, for the most part, came together in a timelier manner. Trying to keep up with the two welterweights’ feud over the past three years has been as difficult as thwarting a St. Pierre takedown attempt. Side effects of attempting to recount exactly how the two arrived at their UFC 158 meeting likely include headache and heartburn.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 10:16AM by Bubbles - 13 comments
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James Te Huna replaces Ryan Bader, faces Glover Teixeira at UFC 160
Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC 160 matchup with Glover Teixeira (20-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC), and James Te Huna (16-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has agreed to fight in his place. UFC officials today announced the switch. 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.
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 10:02PM by Budgellism - 28 comments
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After ironing out ‘discrepancies' with Dana White, Mark Hunt ready to ‘test his mettle' against dos Santos
While the first 'Rally for Mark Hunt' failed, the second edition proved to be a resounding success. Much to the delight of his "Army of Doom," Hunt replaced an injured Alistair Overeem against former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos as the co-main event of UFC 160. Though the journey wasn't as straightforward as the result. Despite the "Super Samoan" immediately campaigning for the vacant shot at dos Santos, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that Hunt had turned the fight down. It wasn't until days later, after White posted an ominous tweet that described a positive phone conversation he had with Hunt, that the fight was officially booked...
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 8:59PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Bantamweight Erik Perez signs new six-fight deal with UFC
Mexican bantamweight prospect Erik Perez (13-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC. Perez's management team at VFD Marketing today announced the new contract, which is set to earn "Goyito" $18,000 to show with an additional $18,000 win bonus on the line for his UFC 159 matchup with Johnny Bedford. The announcement also said Perez's income will "see significant increases" following each octagon victory.
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 6:27PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Chael Sonnen on the simplicity of successful MMA wrestling....
Chael Sonnen, UFC middleweight turned light heavyweight as well as an NCAA All-American in wrestling, goes in-depth in this interview to explain why some elite wrestlers find difficulty transferring their skills, what the current state of wrestling in MMA looks like, which camps are the best at converting elite wrestlers into MMA fighters, which style of wrestling best translates into actual fights, why a simple but highly effective wrestling game is really all anyone needs and so much more.
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 4:24PM by Chael_Sonnen - 5 comments
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Martin Kampmann wants summer fight with Tarec Saffiedine or Nick Diaz 'After GSP beats him up'
UFC welterweight contender Martin Kampmann doesn't have a fight lined up yet, but he has a couple of former Strikeforce fighters in mind as possible opponents.
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Joe Lauzon recovering from substantial scar tissue, targets summer return
Veteran UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon has been on the sidelines since December, and his return is still at least three or four months away. But there's a good reason he's been limited in the gym.
Submitted Mar 10, 2013 2:15PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Karlos Vemola vs. Caio Magalhaes added to UFC on Fuel TV 10
Middleweights Karlos Vemola and Caio Magalhaes are set to battle at UFC on Fuel 10 in Brazil, in what is surely a "loser leaves town" matchup.
Submitted Mar 10, 2013 2:12PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans speaks out in favor of gay marriage
After signing his name to a brief being sent to the US Supreme Court, Evans explains his views on marriage equality.
Submitted Mar 9, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Demetrious Johnson undergoes successful shoulder surgery
Demetrious Johnson's road back to the Octagon has already begun. The UFC flyweight champion told MMAFighting.com that he underwent successful right shoulder surgery at a Seattle hospital on Thursday. "It went well," he wrote via text message. "They found three tears in the labrum and cleaned them up." The torn labrum injury forced Johnson, 26, to withdraw from his scheduled title defense on April 13 against John Moraga...
Submitted Mar 9, 2013 9:14AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mark Hunt vs Junior dos Santos is on for UFC 160
All's well that ends well for Mark Hunt. A day after UFC president Dana White said Hunt turned down a fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, "The Super Samoan" got the fight he wanted following a phone conversation with White Thursday night.
Submitted Mar 9, 2013 8:10AM by Playground_Samurai - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thiago Silva-Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante Moved To UFC On FUEL TV 10
According to a report by the Brazilian news source Tatame, a planned bout between Thiago Silva and Rafael Cavalcante has been re-scheduled for June and UFC On FUEL TV 10. The event takes place from Brazil, and is expected to serve as the finale for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2. The bout was originally reported as being made for UFC 162: Silva Vs. Weidman, which goes down in July from Las Vegas.
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 5:37PM by Poor_Franklin - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jason High returns to the UFC, fights Ildemar Alcantara at UFC on Fuel 10
Jason High is back in the UFC for the first time since 2010, and he will fight in June against Ildemar Alcantara, who is dropping from light-heavyweight to welterweight.
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 3:15PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF Brazil 2 fighter assaults man with car & hands
Shortly after the full cast for the upcoming season of TUF Brazil 2 was released, a video surfaced of one of the fighters assaulting a man on the streets of Brazil.
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bisping inks 2 year analyst deal with FUEL TV
UFC middleweight star, Michael Bisping, just inked a two year deal with FUEL TV to fill analyst and commentary duties on the pre and post event shows, as well as the weigh in shows.
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Following UFC 158, Nick Diaz up for shots at middleweight, lightweight titles
Next Saturday Nick Diaz challenges for the UFC's welterweight title. But in the future, he wouldn't mind moving up to compete at middleweight – or even down a division to challenge for the 155-pound title. "If I had that option available to me, I would be honored to be in that position, and I would be gratefully accepting of that position or fight, if you will, with the 185-pound champion or the 155-pound champion," Diaz said. "I would take either fight, and I think I could beat either guy to win a title at both weights.
Submitted Mar 7, 2013 6:06PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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