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Georges St-Pierre recovers stolen Range Rover, gets new one
Rumors aside, it’s clear UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre needs a break from fighting and deserves the vacation he’s on right now. A lot may be on his mind after beating Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. But when he returns to Montreal, at least he won’t have to worry about his wheels. Prior to his ninth title defense, St-Pierre told MMAjunkie that city cops found the Range Rover stolen from him in June...
Submitted Nov 21, 2013 8:19AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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UFC Champ Anthony Pettis Going Under the Knife in December, Plans to be Back by Summer
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently had to back out of the first planned defense of his title due to a knee injury. Pettis had been slated to put his newly minted belt on the line against Josh Thomson in the UFC on Fox 9 main event on Dec. 14 in Sacramento. But when he aggravated his left knee in training that all changed.
Submitted Nov 21, 2013 2:10AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Anthony Pettis, Nick Diaz camps clash, throw drinks in Las Vegas nightclub over UFC 167 weekend
Anthony Pettis details a recent dust up between members of his entourage with those of the Nick Diaz camp in a Las Vegas, Nevada, nightclub last weekend during the UFC 167 festivities.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 10:22PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Cain Velasquez Confirms He Won’t Need Shoulder Surgery, but Next Title Defense on Hold
UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez says he is expected to avoid surgery on his left shoulder, but his next title defense is currently on hold.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 10:19PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Rashad Evans: Daniel Cormier could be my next opponent
Fresh off a dominant win over Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans could introduce Daniel Cormier to the UFC light heavyweight division. Evans (19-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC) on Wednesday told “UFC Tonight” that he’s heard Cormier (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) could be his next opponent, though the fight had yet to be confirmed by the promotion.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 9:56PM by JLS - 5 comments
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Manager Ed Soares: Nogueira brothers expect UFC return in first half of 2014
With only two fights between them in the past year, brothers Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are working hard to get back in the cage as soon as possible. The Nogueiras, arguably the most famous and successful pair of siblings in MMA history, still are recovering from individual injuries, but are expected to return to the octagon in 2014, according to manager Ed Soares.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 9:49PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Stipe Miocic added to UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago
A heavyweight matchup between Gabriel Gonzaga (16-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC’s first FOX-televised event of 2014.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 9:46PM by JLS - 8 comments
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Kelvin Gastelum avoids surgery, aims for slot on UFC’s Mexican debut
“The Ultimate Fighter 17? winner Kelvin Gastelum won’t fight again until next year, but he’ll also avoid the lengthy delay a surgery would have brought and is instead aiming for return at the UFC’s planned Mexico debut.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 9:43PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Michael Bisping cleared to train, wants higher-ranked opponent than Tim Kennedy
Michael Bisping was in a chipper mood on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1. And why shouldn't he be? Bisping, who has been sidelined due to a detached retina, got some good news from the doctor earlier in the day. "I was at the doctors this morning, they've given me the green light to start proper training again," said Bisping. "I've been running and lifting weights for awhile. Now I can get back in the gym and start working on a few things."
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 9:40PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Johny Hendricks Says His “Knee is Fine,” Doesn’t Expect to be Sidelined Until 2014
ollowing a loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167 over the weekend, Johny Hendricks not only ended up on the wrong end of a split decision, he also wound up on the Nevada State Athletic Commission medically suspended list. Hendricks mentioned an issue with his right knee in his post-fight medical examination at the arena, so Nevada officials determined that he needed to go get it cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he would have to sit on the sidelines until May 17, 2014. It’s a common practice for any medical issue a fighter might have that is difficult to fully assess with the limited resources on site after a fight. Hendricks on Wednesday, however, told UFC Tonight, “I played golf today. My knee is fine.”
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 9:37PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux added to UFC Fight Night 35 in Georgia
A light heavyweight matchup between Brazilian slugger Thiago Silva (16-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux (14-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been added to January’s UFC Fight Night 35 event.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 9:33PM by JLS - 10 comments
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UFC signs flyweights Ryan Benoit, Josh Sampo for fight at TUF 18 Finale in Las Vegas
Next week’s Season 18 live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter” has a new flyweight bout added to the docket, and the UFC has two new prospects added to its 125-pound division. Newcomers Ryan Benoit (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Josh Sampo (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have signed to make their promotional debuts against each other on the card. UFC officials announced the fight booking on Wednesday.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 5:55PM by JLS - 11 comments
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UFC welterweight standout, Brian Melancon announces retirement due to kidney problems
UFC welterweight standout, Brian Melancon has called an end to his career today, announcing his retirement via Facebook.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 2:58PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Brian Melancon injury scraps bout with Robert Whittaker from UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
The UFC’s return to Australia next month will go on minus one fight. Brian Melancon (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been forced out of his fight with “The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.” winner Robert Whittaker (11-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 33. That fight has been scrapped, and Whittaker will get a new opponent and be shifted to another card rather than getting to fight on his home turf.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 2:56PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Details emerge in lawsuit by ex-GSP manager
Details have emerged of a massive series of lawsuits against UFC Welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre by his ex-manager Shari Spencer. GSP stands to lose millions.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 12:58PM by Webbie - 14 comments
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Rick Story interested in fighting fellow UFC 167 winner Tyron Woodley
After thumping Brian Ebersole for three rounds over the weekend, UFC 167 winner Rick Story has sights set on the upper tier of the welterweight division.
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 9:37PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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TUF 18's Cody Bollinger: 'I wouldn't mind kicking President Barack Obama's little ass once'
Waiting for his WSOF debut, Bollinger let loose a Facebook statement venting his frustrations with the POTUS.
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 9:35PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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Dana White: “GSP Has to Defend the Belt or Retire”
As far as Dana White is concerned, Georges St-Pierre only has two options right now: defend the UFC title or retire from MMA.
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 6:01PM by prophecy033 - 33 comments
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Jacare returns to action Feb. 15 against Carmont
The UFC has lined up two of it's top ten middleweights for the co-main event of it's February 15th card in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 5:38PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Georges St-Pierre Shoots Down Rumors; Rematch Already in the Works
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre fueled a quagmire of conjecture following his UFC 167 victory overJohny Hendricks, saying, “I am going to hang my gloves up for a little bit and make sense of my life. I have to go away for a little bit at least. Personal things are happening. I have to step away for a bit; that’s all I can say right now.” He might have been better off saying nothing at all.
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 3:40PM by prophecy033 - 17 comments
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