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UFC Fight Night 32's Rony Jason suspended for wall-punching incident
Rony Jason‘s UFC Fight Night 32 experience just went from bad to worse to completely embarrassing.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Thiago Tavares plans drop to 145 following quick UFC win
GOIANIA, Brazil -- Thiago Tavares is back in the win column, and he wants a fresh start in the UFC. Following a first-round submission victory over Justin Salas at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil, Tavares asked to be part of UFC Fight Night event in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Feb. 8, and that could be mark his debut as a featherweight.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 9:11AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Kelvin Gastelum out at UFC on FOX 9, promotion seeks new opponent for Court McGee
An undisclosed injury has forced Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) out of a planned UFC on FOX 9 welterweight fight with fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner Court McGee (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC).
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 9:00AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Jamie Varner out, Pat Healy needs new opponent at UFC on FOX 9
The hits just keep on coming for next month’s UFC on FOX 9. Jamie Varner is the latest victim of the dreaded injury bug.
Submitted Nov 12, 2013 3:27AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Nate Diaz to UFC: 'You're paying these p**sies'
The former Lightweight contender rebukes Pettis for pulling out of his upcoming fight and the UFC for keeping him on the payroll. He followed up with an implication that he might not even show up for the TUF season finale event.
Submitted Nov 11, 2013 10:59PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Rick Story, only man to beat Johny Hendricks, helps St-Pierre prepare for UFC 167
MONTREAL – UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is pulling out all the stops ahead of UFC 167, and that includes bringing in a fighter with a special type of insight on his opponent, Johny Hendricks.
Submitted Nov 11, 2013 7:21PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Miesha Tate Tops Ronda Rousey in First Round of EA Sports UFC Video Game Cover Voting
The UFC and EA Sports recently announced UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the first cover athlete for the new EA Sports UFC video game. Alongside that announcement, it was revealed that a second cover athlete would be chosen via a fan vote. The Cover Vote is a way for fans to get in on the action and determine the athlete that will grace the EA Sports UFC game cover opposite Jones. The first round of the cover voting is in the books with Miesha Tate upsetting UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey, and moving on to face Alexander Gustafsson in the second round.
Submitted Nov 11, 2013 6:17PM by JLS - 14 comments
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UFC Fight Night 32 medical suspensions: Two fighters suspended 180 days
The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has issued extended medical suspensions to 16 UFC Fight Night 32 fighters, and two of them could be out of action for up to 180 days.
Submitted Nov 11, 2013 12:35PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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TUF 18 Finale's new Diaz vs. Maynard headliner slated for three rounds
This month's new headliner for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale is scheduled for three rounds rather than the usual five.
Submitted Nov 11, 2013 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Pettis vs. Thomson postponed, Johnson vs. Benavidez now headlines UFC on Fox 9
Anthony Pettis will not be healthy enough to defend his title at UFC on Fox 9, so the UFC has slotted Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez as the new December 14th main event.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 11:57PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Dana White doesn't care about TUF 18 backlash for Ronda Rousey, 'she's the reason women are in the UFC'
With negative criticism against the women's UFC champ, Dana White gives his thoughts on Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 11:02PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Dan Henderson: 'I'm definitely not done.'
Dan Henderson spoke to Heidi Androl last night after his loss to Vitor Belfort and from the sounds of it he has no interest in talks of retirement.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 6:04PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Dana White: No reason Vitor Belfort shouldn't be able to use TRT in Nevada or anywhere else
Following last night's event, the UFC president talks about Belfort fighting stateside in his promised Middleweight title fight.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 5:18PM by Webbie - 31 comments
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35 post-event facts about 'UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2'
If you're a fan of violence inside the octagon, "UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2" on Saturday night from Brazil's Goiania Arena was the card for you. The memorable event featured nine knockout or submission finishes in 11 fights, which is just one finish shy of the single-event record held by UFC Fight Night 13 and UFC on FUEL TV 10. While stoppages were a common theme throughout the evening, Vitor Belfort stole the show, as he knocked out Dan Henderson with a dramatic first-round head kick in the main event. After dropping a decision to Henderson (29-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in their first meeting back in 2006, "The Phenom" avenged the loss in the most decisive way possible as it took just 77 seconds to stop the former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion. Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) proved once again why he is one of the great finishers in UFC history and his statistical acumen inside the cage is one few can match. With the help of FightMetric, here are 35 post-fight facts about Belfort and the other competitors on the UFC Fight Night 32 card...
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 4:49PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Pettis injured again, but Thomson fight still on
Hold your breath MMA fans, Anthony Pettis is injured once again.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 12:33PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Grace Tourinho announced as managing director of UFC Brazil
GOIANIA, Brazil – As the UFC continues to expand its presence in Brazil, it now has made official a new boss for the region. UFC President Dana White on Saturday officially announced Grace Tourinho as the promotion's managing director for UFC Brazil.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 12:31PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC 167 start times, fight card, TV info, fan and media events, video preview
After a two-event week for the UFC, it's once again Fight Week for the UFC with one the most historic shows in the company's history: UFC 167. Here's the essential information for the show.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 12:30PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Dana White: After another first-round stoppage, Brandon Thatch 'a f---ing stud'
GOIANIA, Brazil – Never one to mince words, Dana White was plenty blunt when it comes to recent UFC acquisition Brandon Thatch. Put simply: "Stud. F---ing stud," White said.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 12:29PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Dana White Offered UFC Fight to Nick Diaz Last Week, but He Turned It Down
If you’re waiting for Nick Diaz to return to the Octagon, don’t hold your breath. UFC president Dana White on Saturday evening revealed that he made a fight offer to Diaz last week. Diaz, however, isn’t interested in cutting his retirement short for what the UFC is offering.
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 11:27AM by JLS - 8 comments
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After punching wall, Rony Jason sent to hospital following UFC Fight Night 32
UFC featherweight Rony Jason probably thought his night was bad enough after suffering a devastating first-round knockout loss at the hands of Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 32. But as he headed backstage following the loss, he let his emotions get the best of him and, in the process, made things even worse for himself. According to backstage rumors, an angry Jason punched a wall and injured his hand so badly he had to be taken to the hospital. The true story was slightly different, according to UFC President Dana White – but not by much...
Submitted Nov 10, 2013 9:23AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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