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TUF 25 to feature former contestants, rumored roster includes Stevenson, Browning
It looks like The Ultimate Fighter 25 is going to be an “all stars” season, and there are a bevy of familiar names on the rumored contestant list. According to Champions.co, the rumored roster list includes some former TUF winners and a few who are still on the current UFC roster. Johnny Nunez (6-1, 0-0 UFC - Season 22) Dominic Waters (9-5, 0-3 UFC - Season 16) Jesse Taylor (30-15, 0-1 UFC - Season 7) Joe Stevenson (33-16, 8-8 UFC - Season 2) Gilbert Smith (12-6, 0-1 UFC - Season 17) Julian Lane (11-6-1, 0-0 UFC - Season 16) Eddie Gordon (8-4, 1-3 UFC - Season 19) Dhiego Lima (10-4, 1-3 UFC - Season 19) Kajan Johnson (21-12-1, 2-1 UFC - TUF Nations) James Krause (23-7, 4-3 UFC - Season 15) Zak Cummings (20-5, 5-2 UFC - Season 17) Mehdi Baghdad (11-5, 0-2 UFC - Season 22) Gerald Harris (23-5, 3-1 UFC - Season 7) Justin Edwards (8-5, 2-5 UFC - Season 13) Seth Baczynski (19-14, 5-6 UFC - Season 11) Mike Ricci (11-5, 1-2 UFC - Season 16) Jamie Yager (7-4, 0-0 UFC - Season 11) Hector Cervantes (Urbina) (17-10-1, 1-2 UFC - Season 19) Eddy Ellis (21-16, 0-0 UFC - Season 16) Junie Browning (4-6, 1-1 UFC - Season 8) Ramsey Nijem (9-6, 4-4 UFC - Season 13) Hayder Hassan (6-3, 0-2 UFC - Season 21) Tom Gallicchio (19-9, 0-0 UFC - Season 22)
Submitted Dec 24, 2016 12:42AM by Five-Alive - 18 comments
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Dana White: Conor McGregor too special (and too small) for rubber match against ‘massive’ Nate Diaz
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who also held gold at 145 pounds before relinquishing that title to Jose Aldo, is no stranger to the welterweight division. “Notorious” made two trips north to fight Nate Diaz. The power-punching Irishman was subbed by Diaz at UFC 196 — because the savage Stocktonite was clearly three times his size — but was able to battle back and capture a unanimous decision win in their UFC 202 rematch. That makes them tied at one apiece. So, when can mixed martial arts (MMA) fans expect their highly-anticipated rubber match? Never, according to promotion president Dana White, because fighting a MASSIVE guy like Diaz could be a career killer.
Submitted Dec 23, 2016 2:06PM by Five-Alive - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
'Cyborg' refusal to take 145-pound UFC fights 'not so strange now,' says Dana White
The UFC’s decision to leave Invicta FC champ Cristiane Justino out of the promotion’s first title fight at the newly-created women’s 145-pound division raised some eyebrows. Now, in light of Justino’s possible U.S. Anti-Doping Agency violation, it just looks like they dodged a bullet. At least that seems to be the sentiment for UFC president Dana White, who spoke to TMZ approximately 30 minutes after hearing the news.
Submitted Dec 22, 2016 8:42PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Cris Cyborg tested positive for diuretic, facing one-year USADA suspension
Cris Cyborg did not test positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The top UFC female fighter said in a statement Thursday on Facebook that her failed USADA drug test was due to a diuretic called spironolactone. USADA spokesperson Ryan Madden confirmed that Cyborg did indeed test positive for that drug, which is banned in- and out-of-competition under the UFC’s anti-doping policy and the WADA Code. A diuretic is considered a specified substance in the UFC’s anti-doping policy, which means Cyborg is facing at least a one-year suspension from USADA.
Submitted Dec 22, 2016 8:14PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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Cris Cyborg talks USADA notification: 'I'm on medical treatment'
The UFC announced on Thursday that the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) notified Cris Cyborg of a potential violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test administered on Dec. 5. Cyborg, who is one of the most tested UFC fighters in the USADA era, talked briefly to MMA Fighting after the promotion made the announcement. The Brazilian fighter declined to reveal which substance she popped up for, but said that it was something to recover from her recent brutal weight cut for UFC Fight Night 95 on Sept. 24, when she defeated Lina Lansberg.
Submitted Dec 22, 2016 4:09PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Cris 'Cyborg' Justino notified of potential anti-doping violation
Invicta FC featherweight champion and top pound-for-pound women’s fighter Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino has been notified of a potential anti-doping violation. UFC officials today announced that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noted a “potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on Dec. 5, 2016.”
Submitted Dec 22, 2016 2:48PM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
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Makwan Amirkhani is back! Faces Arnold Allen at UFC London
The biggest MMA star in Finland, Makwan Amirkhani has been booked against Arnold Allen at UFC London on March 18th at the O2 Arena as reported by several MMA media including SprawlMMA. Amirkhani has not been in action inside the Octagon sincentive securing his third UFC victory against Mike Wilkinson back in February 2016 also in London.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 11:56PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Cody Garbrandt and Maddux are friends for life
*A bit of a tear jerker and tug at the heart strings...* Fighting is real, but the hype around it only very rarely is. However, amidst the weeks of bickering between UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt has come a short video that is as real as it gets. Lasting less than one round, it reveals the friendship between Garbrandt and a young man named Maddux Maple, back in their hometown of Uhrichsville, Ohio.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:56PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Diego Ferreira accepts 17-month USADA suspension
In May, Brazilian lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira became the 12th UFC fighter in 2016 to be sanctioned for a test failure. His fight with Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88/Vegas: Almeida vs. Garbrandt on May 29 was scrapped. Ferreira was flagged for Ostarine, a selective androgen receptor modulator with steroid-like properties. Additionally, he volunteered that he had used a supplement that contained the banned substance, 7-keto-DHEA.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:48PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Nate Diaz says he won't answer UFC's calls for less than $20 million
In the midst of the latest UFC title saga, a familiar, yet unexpected name, resurfaced. Inaccurate reports stated the promotion was targeting an interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz. However, according to multiple sources, that fight has not been offered yet.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:44PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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MRI reveals muscle tear in Demetrious Johnson's knee, but no surgery required
Demetrious Johnson did in fact injure his knee earlier this month in his fight against Tim Elliott, however, the injury doesn't appear to be as bad as he originally thought. According to the UFC flyweight champion, a recent MRI revealed he has tears in his popliteus muscle, which will not require surgery. Johnson believes the injury should heal in three-to-five weeks.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:42PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Jose Aldo: UFC will announce an interim lightweight title fight with me soon
According to Jose Aldo, he’s targeted to fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship, and it’s only a matter of time before that’s official.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 10:40PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
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Overeem vs. Hunt lands on UFC 209 card
They never met in the kickboxing ring, but Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt, two former winners of the K-1 World Grand Prix championship, will meet in the Octagon on Saturday, Mar. 4, as they compete on the UFC 209 card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 9:41PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Ansaroff vs. Jones-Lybarber set for UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
The UFC’s return to Phoenix after the start of the new year continues to grow with another pair of fights. Nina Ansaroff (6-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is set to take on Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) in a women’s strawweight fight at UFC Fight Night 103. A UFC official confirmed the bookings to MMAjunkie today.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 6:26PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Gegard Mousasi tells Chris Weidman to hurry up and sign the bout agreement
Gegard Mousasi is apparently getting tired of the polite approach to his fighting career. At 31 years old and with a four-fight winning streak in his back pocket, Mousasi continues to implement an outspoken strategy to booking his next fight. Today, Mousasi asked former UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman why he “disappeared” since receiving a verbal offer from the promotion.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 5:18PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
A bantamweight clash between Frankie Saenz and Augusto Mendes was added to the promotion’s next trip to Phoenix on Jan. 15, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a report by FOX Sports.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 4:34PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Marcos Rogerio de Lima meets newcomer John Phillips at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver
The UFC’s January return to the “Mile High City” has another addition to the card. According to a report from Combate.com, middleweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima (14-4-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will fight promotional newcomer John Phillips (21-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 23. The UFC has not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. UFC on FOX 23 takes place Jan. 28 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The main card will air on FOX following prelims expected for FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 12:50PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Gilbert Burns vs. Paul Felder added to UFC 208 in Brooklyn
A pair of lightweights looking to rebound from a recent loss is the latest addition to UFC 208. Promotion officials today announced that Gilbert Burns (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Paul Felder (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will meet at the event, which takes place Feb. 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 12:57AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller among new additions to UFC 208 in Brooklyn
UFC officials today 155-pounders Dustin Poirier (20-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) vs. Jim Miller (28-8 MMA, 17-7 UFC), as well as heavyweights Luis Henrique (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Marcin Tybura (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), lightweights Nik Lentz (27-7-2 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) vs. Islam Makhachev (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), and flyweights Wilson Reis (21-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Ulka Sasaki (19-3-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC). UFC 208 takes place Feb. 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Dec 16, 2016 12:48PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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Brock Lesnar suspended for one year, fined $250,000 for failed UFC 200 drug tests
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Thursday issued former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar a one-year suspension stemming from two failed drug tests in relation to his UFC 200 bout against Mark Hunt. In addition to the suspension, Lesnar has agreed to pay a $250,000 fine as part of a settlement agreement with the Nevada attorney general's office. His win against Hunt will be overturned into a no contest. Lesnar twice tested positive for the anti-estrogenic agent Hydroxy-clomiphene in drug tests administered prior to his UFC 200 fight on July 9 against Hunt, first in an out-of-competition USADA drug test on June 28, then in an in-competition test the day of the event. Lesnar initially defeated Hunt via unanimous decision. He earned a then-UFC record $2.5 million purse for his victory, according to NAC documents. The $250,000 fine is equivalent to 10 percent of that purse.
Submitted Dec 15, 2016 4:46PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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