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It's several months removed, but one of the biggest MMA stories of 2012 still lingers. And it will linger at least through April, when two of its key parties are scheduled to meet. Add Donald Cerrone's name to the list of fighters who have had an opinion on Jon Jones turning down a fight with Chael Sonnen, which helped lead to the cancellation of UFC 151 in September. The interesting part about Cerrone's stance? He and Jones are teammates at the Jackson-Winkeljohn camp in Albuquerque, N.M. – and he definitely isn't playing favorites just because they share a gym and a coaching staff. "Yes, I'd have fought," Cerrone said this past Friday at a question-and-answer session for fans prior to the weigh-ins for UFC 155 in Las Vegas. "They could call me tomorrow and ask me to fight. I think you need to fight. That's our job. I don't think you should curl up and find a way out. So yes, that's my answer."
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 3:04PM by SmileR - 11 comments
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Justin Salas out of UFC on FX 7, Edson Barboza now meets newcomer Lucas Martins
A training injury has knocked Justin Salas (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of a preliminary-card fight against Edson Barboza (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at "UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping" later this month. Stepping in for Salas is UFC newcomer Lucas Martins (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Sources close to the promotion on Wednesday confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC officials later announced the change. Martins just this past month won a pair of fights in Sao Paulo in less than a week's time. He submitted Thiago Sampaio with a first-round rear-naked choke in 43 seconds on Dec. 8, then turned around and stopped Oberdan Vieira Tenorio with a head-kick knockout on Dec. 13 under the Jungle Fight banner.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 2:19PM by DrivenDavies15 - 4 comments
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Stephens to 145
After Stephens was knocked out in his last fight he has decided to try a new weight class. Jeremy Stephens has tweeted that he will be cutting down to 145lbs to sample the UFC's FW division.
Submitted Jan 2, 2013 1:16PM by Rabi - 1 comment
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Brunson: I did the best I could on 8 days notice
Derek Brunson has rewatched his fight. He knows it wasn't his best performance but he feels he did the best he could with the notice he was given. Winning on his UFC debut against a UFC veteran will quite possibly lead to bigger things. Brunson posted the following message to all of his fans:
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 4:17PM by Rabi - 7 comments
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Confirmation for Overeem's hearing
Keith Kizer of the Nevada Athletic Commission has confirmed that Alistair Overeem's application will be heard on January 8 2013.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 9:20AM by Rabi - 1 comment
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UFC offers to pay for Mike Dolce's services to get Cyborg to 135
Nutrition specialist, Mike Dolce, discusses UFC offer to work with Cris "Cyborg" Santos in an effort to get her to 135 for a superfight with Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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UFC 155 winner Erik Perez hoping to continue surge toward 4-0
Erik Perez sees no reason to slow his momentum following his third straight UFC win. "I feel awesome, and I'm ready to rest one week and come back to train again for another fight," he said after a win at UFC 155.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 4:24PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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UFC 155 medical suspensions: Boetsch, Belcher among potential six-month terms
Fourteen fighters from this past weekend's UFC 155 event received medical suspensions, including up to six month terms for Tim Boetsch, Alan Belcher, Michael Johnson and Todd Duffee.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 4:21PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
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UFC 155 Salaries: Junior dos Santos ($400,000), Cain Velasquez ($200,000) top payroll
Junior dos Santos did not retain his heavyweight crown in the UFC 155 headliner on Saturday night, but he did leave the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with the evening’s largest disclosed payday. According to salary information released by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, “Cigano” pocketed $400,000 in dropping a five-round verdict to Cain Velasquez, who earned $200,000 for regaining the belt he lost to dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011. Additionally, former middleweight No. 1 contender Yushin Okami raked $84,000 for his unanimous decision triumph over Alan Belcher ($37,000), while Jim Miller made $82,000 in dispatching Joe Lauzon ($27,000) in a wildly entertaining co-main event.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 2:43PM by jay98107 - 2 comments
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Jamie Varner Squashes Beef with Melvin Guillard, Wants Joe Lauzon Next
Jamie Varner finally put out the fire he had with Melvin Guillard with a win at UFC 155, but now he's got his sights set on Joe Lauzon.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:56PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Joe Lauzon Receives 40 Stitches After Award Winning Performance at UFC 155
If there's a more exciting fighter to watch in the UFC than Joe Lauzon, they certainly have not proven it in 2012.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Confusion continues, Cormier may be next for Jones
Chael Sonnen is somehow the #1 contender at light heavyweight, Machida and Henderson were fighting to be #1 contender until Gustafsson beat Rua to earn the honor. But now Dana White says Daniel Cormier might somehow be next for Jon Jones.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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With champ Cruz out, Dana White glad other UFC bantamweights stepping up
Eddie Wineland isn't sure if his win over Brad Pickett will get him a crack at the interim title. For now, he'll just keep fighting. But UFC President Dana White is glad Wineland and other bantamweights are stepping up with the champ out.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Eddie Yagin hopes meeting with UFC doctors will clear him to fight
A subdural hematoma that jeopardized Eddie Yagin's MMA career may be healing faster than expected. Yagin recently said a change in scenery has relieved him of the injury's debilitating symptoms.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:49PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC's "Ultimate 100 Knockouts" premieres Monday on pay-per-view
Fight fans can get ready to ring in the new year with a bang or two or three or 100. The UFC on New Year's Eve debuts a new three-hour pay-per-view special with "The Ultimate 100 Knockouts."
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:48PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Karlos Vemola: Leben got off lightly
Karlos Vemola has sent out a clear message. Leben dodged a bullet. In his tweet Vemola says: 'Shame I never had the chance to smash him to bits He got off lightly'
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 6:07PM by Rabi - 11 comments
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Rory MacDonald recieves his Blackbelt
After 9 years Rory MacDonald has finally recieved his black belt from David Lea of Toshido MMA.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 4:16PM by Rabi - 3 comments
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Despite fourth straight loss, White says Leonard Garcia's job secure
LAS VEGAS – Leonard Garcia still has a job, and perhaps emphatically so, despite another loss. Garcia on Saturday dropped a split decision to Max Holloway. But UFC President Dana White said Garcia's job is safe.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 12:18PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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White regrets having Leben-Brunson open UFC 155's main card
LAS VEGAS – MMA fans love to decide where fights should be slotted on cards. Sometimes, they might be right. Dana White said he regrets having Chris Leben and Derek Brunson open UFC 155's main card on pay-per-view.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 12:08PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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LAS VEGAS – Jim Miller, Joe Lauzon, Todd Duffee and John Moraga each earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 155 event. Duffee earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Moraga won "Submission of the Night" and Miller and Lauzon picked up "Fight of the Night" honors.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 1:58AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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