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UFC Fight Night 39 drug tests come back clean
Drug tests from UFC Fight Night 39 have come back negative for performance-enhancers and drugs of abuse.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 6:47PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Barao wants to renegotiate contract after UFC 173
UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao is looking to improve his fight contract after he “saved” UFC 173.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 6:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Cormier vs. Hendo confirmed as UFC 173 co-main
UFC president Dana White stopped by ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, CT, where he announced the co-main event for UFC 173.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 6:44PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Ryan Bader and Rafael Cavalcante verbally agree to bout at UFC 174
A bout between top 15 light heavyweights is on the docket with 9th ranked Ryan Bader taking on 12th ranked Rafael Cavalcante.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 6:43PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Chuck Liddell: I would have been a 'horrible match-up' for Jon Jones
Former UFC light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell added to his bold statements earlier this week by claiming that he would have knocked out Jon Jones in his prime.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 1:10PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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UFC's Edson Barboza wants Cerrone rematch, will settle for any quick return
What looked like a simple jab ultimately led Donald Cerrone to a small upset at this past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 11 event, but his opponent, Edson Barboza, said he’d welcome a rematch.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 11:09AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Andrew Craig vs. Cezar Ferreira added to UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio
A middleweight bout between Andrew Craig (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Cezar Ferreira (7-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been booked for UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 11:08AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Dana White defends the idea of signing Gina Carano to an immediate title fight
Add Dana White to the list of people who are supportive of an immediate title shot for Gina Carano. The UFC President spoke with members of the media following the UFC on FOX 11 post-fight press conference, where he stated that he is "confident" that the promotion will sign the former Strikeforce featherweight champion. White also defended Ronda Rousey's suggestion that Carano be given an immediate title shot as he believes she is "legit." "I do think she does [deserve an immediate title shot]." White said. "She's legit, everybody knows she's legit. When I met with her, if some of these people said half the [expletive] to me that she said to me when we met, I'd love it. I love what she had to say and I'm excited. I hope I get a deal done with her."
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 7:32PM by Shawn91111 - 12 comments
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Trainer: WSOF outbid UFC for Holly Holm, but 'Preacher's Daughter' wants Ronda Rousey fight
Ray Sefo was making it rain for Holly Holm. Dana White? Not so much.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 7:00PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC on FOX 11 Final TV Ratings See Uptick to 2.5 Million Viewers
Although the initial quick overnight ratings came back at 1.99 million for Saturday’s UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs. Browne, the final numbers were a bit higher.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 6:58PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Rebney reveals Shlemenko will fight at 190lb.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney discussed the upcoming match-up between Alexander Shlemenko and Tito Ortiz and revealed that he believes there will be a significant weight disparity between the two fighters.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 6:56PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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'Cyborg' Justino rep: Ronda Rousey attacks verbally because 'she can't physically'
An attorney/adviser for Cristiane Justino said there’s probably a reason UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was so ruthless during a recent interview.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 5:55PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Royce Gracie Joins Bruce Lee in Upcoming EA Sports UFC Video Game
Royce Gracie hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2006, but soon, he’ll be back… if only virtually.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 2:23PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Iuri Alcantara vs. Vaughan Lee joins UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin
Brazilian Iuri Alcantara (29-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Englishman Vaughan Lee (14-9-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will meet in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 41 next month.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Sexyama says he will be back this year
Yoshihiro Akiyama has stated on Twitter he will be returning this year in the UFC after a 2-year hiatus.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 2:19PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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After recent losses, Michael Bisping and Brad Tavares campaign for UFC fight
Following their losses this past week, middleweights Michael Bisping (24-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) and Brad Tavares (12-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) appear interested in a fight against each other.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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UFC champ Jon Jones teases special walkout for Saturday's UFC 172
Jon Jones usually does his walk to the octagon with 50 Cent’s “God Gave Me Style” playing in the arena, though he’s also switched it up and gone with Bob Marley.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 12:56AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Khabib wants Cerrone, Diaz or Grant
UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is willing to wait for a title shot if offered, but would “gladly” take fights with any of the top competitors in the division.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 12:53AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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UFC champ Jon Jones no longer interested in heavyweight
Not too long ago, Jon Jones said he would be fighting at heavyweight by 2014 – but the UFC light heavyweight champ said that’s no longer the case.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 5:33PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Rani Yahya and Johnny Bedford get rematch at UFC Fight Night 44
Following a no-contest earlier this month, bantamweights Rani Yahya (19-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Johnny Bedford (19-10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will get another chance to fight. UFC officials today announced the rematch. The booking is announced two weeks after a clash of heads brought the first fight to an unceremonious end. UFC Fight Night 44 takes place June 28 at AT&T Center in San Antonio. The event’s main card is expected to air live on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It’s not yet known on which portion of the card Yahya vs. Bedford will serve. Yahya and Bedford opened UFC Fight Night 39 and barely got going before colliding heads. Yahya dropped back to the canvas, stunned, as Bedford swarmed and landed several punches. The referee then ruled the fight a no-contest, which sent Bedford into a tirade as he claimed victory.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 5:17PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
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