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Felipe Arantes vs. Godofredo Castro slated for UFC on FUEL TV 10
A featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Godofredo "Pepey" Castro is the latest addition to June's UFC on FUEL TV 10 lineup.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 2:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Riki Fukuda and Alex Caceres both fail UFC on Fuel TV 8 drug tests
The drug tests have come back for the recent UFC on Fuel 8 show in Japan, and two fighters tested positive for banned substances -- Riki Fukuda and Alex Caceres.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Hendricks' hand NOT broken, GSP bout in August?
UFC Welterweight contender Johny Hendricks tells Ariel Helwani that he is confident he did not break his hand against Carlos Condit at UFC 158 and that he will be ready to challenge Georges St. Pierre for the title in August.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 12:11PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
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Riki Fukuda: 'I'm cut from the UFC'
Japanese middleweight Riki Fukuda announced his UFC release on Twitter, two weeks after his decision loss to Brad Tavares at UFC on Fuel 8 in Japan.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 12:10PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen targeted as 13th bout for May's UFC on FX 8 card
A lightweight matchup between Brazilian striker Lucas Martins and Jeremy Larsen has reportedly been added to May's UFC on FX 8 event. Brazilian outlet Ataquetotal.com first reported the contest, and Tatame.com has since confirmed the booking with additional sources. UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement, but the proposed bout represents the 13th contest for the fight card. With a main event of Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 10:44AM by sparky - 0 comments
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With Jim Hettes out, Kurt Holobaugh steps in to face Steven Siler at UFC 159
Jim Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced out a planned UFC 159 matchup with Steven Siler (21-10 MMA, 3-1 UFC), and Strikeforce import Kurt Holobaugh (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to take his place. UFC officials revealed the switch during Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight." UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a main event between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Holobaugh vs. Siler is expected to take place on the evening's preliminary portion.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 11:20PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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UFC 157's Lavar Johnson flagged for elevated testosterone levels
A post-fight drug test for UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson, who lost a unanimous decision to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157, has been flagged for elevated levels of testosterone.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 7:52PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
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Alcantara vs. Vinicius, Dias vs. Gamburyan targeted for May's UFC on FX 8 event
Two new fights have reportedly been added to this May's UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil with bantamweights Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and featherweights Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Manny Gamburyan (12-7 MMA, 3-5 UFC). Brazilian media outlet SportTV.com first reported the new contests, though UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement. UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. Both new fights are expected to be a part of the evening's preliminary card.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 6:53PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendes targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 10
A middleweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" finalist Daniel Sarafian (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and promotional newcomer Eddie Mendez (7-0-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) is in the works for UFC on FUEL TV 10. Tatame.com first brought word of the matchup, though UFC officials haven't made a formal announcement. UFC on FUEL TV 10, which also serves as the finale for "TUF: Brazil 2," takes place June 8, likely at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook. It's not clear where Sarafian vs. Mendes will be placed on the lineup.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 1:02PM by sparky - 0 comments
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Brad Tavares calls out Wanderlei Silva for UFC 161
Silva's epic brawl against Brian Stann last month has caught the attention of many UFC Middleweights. On Monday, Tavares called out the former Pride champ for a fight at UFC 161.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 12:05PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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Cesar Gracie thinks Nick Diaz has overpaid taxes
Following Nick Diaz's claims that he has never paid taxes in his life, Cesar Gracie says that, if anything, Nick has overpaid in the past.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 12:04PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Darren Elkins steps in for Clay Guida, meets Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 7
After his Saturday win at UFC 158, Darren Elkins was looking for a Top 10 opponent. The UFC will oblige him, and then some – and in a hurry. Elkins (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) stopped Antonio Carvalho (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) this past weekend with a first-round TKO to improve to 5-0 as a featherweight – the first fighter to attain such a mark in the UFC...
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 11:15AM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
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Kongo Respects Nelson for lack of Steroids

PDG: You have stirred up some controversy as of late with some of your comments on Steroids and TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). What is your opinion of fighters using TRT and in your eyes is it any different than using illegal supplements? Cheick Kongo: I don’t agree with TRT usage in sports in general. The main problem with TRT is that most of the users (not just in mixed martial arts), only need it because they used steroids in the past, and it’s not fair. This is what I think. I am a fighter, not a cheater. I am clean, I expect my opponent to be clean too. That’s one of the reason I respect Roy Nelson.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 1:05AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Dana White Felt Nick Diaz Should Have Been Penalized for Swinging at Georges St-Pierre
UFC president Dana White felt Nick Diaz should have been deducted a point for trying to hit Georges St-Pierre between rounds.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 10:01PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Waiting for UFC call, Anthony Smith eyes fights with Brunson, Lombard or Herman
Middleweight Anthony Smith knows he's technically a UFC fighter – he's got a contract that proves it. But he doesn't know when he'll make his promotional debut.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 9:59PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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John Makdessi's body 'covered in scratches' following UFC 158 win
John Makdessi admits his patience was tested at UFC 158. Opponent Daron Cruickshank complained about a low kick and a shot back to the head. The scratches, though, bothered Makdessi more than anything.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 9:58PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Mike Dolce Breaks Silence On Cyborg: Says Santos Came To Him
When Mike Dolce joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 13, he spoke at length regarding many topics the MMA world have been buzzing about. However, none of his words may have been so striking as those chronicling his dealings with former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 7:45PM by Manak - 1 comment
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Fortunes changed for five at UFC 158
A lot was made on Saturday night of the ending in the ring of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz fight. After a grueling 25-minute fight, a victorious St-Pierre asked his hometown crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal to cheer the man they paid $3.7 million to see get smashed into oblivion. "(He did) a great job of promoting the fight," said St-Pierre. "He's a good guy. Please give him hands (applause)." To a crowd where their champion can do almost no wrong, that was met with resounding boos. Fans at home had similar reactions. They had paid somewhere in the range of $35 million or more, based on commercials that led them to believe Diaz was a brooding, disrespectful outlaw who was finally going to get what was coming to him by one of the most talented fighters the sport will ever see. Instead, they were left in some cases with frustrations and mixed feelings...
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 11:39AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC's Nick Diaz Tweets Photos of Himself Being Detained by Police
Despite just coming off a grueling fight week at UFC 158 and causing himself a lot of grief, it seems that UFC welterweight Nick Diaz simply can't stay out of trouble. At least, that's what appears to be happening. Late on Sunday night, Diaz tweeted a picture of himself sitting on the sidewalk with police cruisers in the background.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 4:14AM by Poor_Franklin - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Nick Diaz steals the spotlight
St-Pierre dominated in the Octagon, easily winning all five rounds on all three judges' cards. But then Diaz showed up in the late stages of the news conference and once again stole the show. Among the nuggets he dropped: • He'd like a rematch, after losing 50-45 on all three cards and mounting next-to-no offense. • He believes St-Pierre has little power and "hits like a girl." • He wants to retire. Georges St.Pierre's hand is raised after a win over Nick Diaz. (USA Today Sports) • He thinks he matches up well with pound-for-pound champion Anderson Silva. • And, most amazing of all, he said he hasn't paid taxes ever in his life.
Submitted Mar 17, 2013 9:09PM by scoozna - 7 comments
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