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Taktarov: Original Championship ended in 90's
MMA pioneer Oleg Taktarov recently conducted an extensive interview with Artem Safarav for Sports.ru, excerpted below. Taktarov was the UFC 6 tournament champion, and holds wins over Marco Ruas, "Tank" Abbott, and Mark Kerr, among many others. He moved from fighting to acting, his original goal when he came to America.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 11:03AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Charlie Brenneman released by UFC
Charlie Brenneman first joined the UFC in 2010, going 4-4 in the welterweight divison. He was then released by the organization and won four fights in regional shows. Returning to the UFC, Brenneman lost three fights in a row, two by submission and one by KO and was again released
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 12:36AM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Five reasons the UFC needs a women's 145 lbs division
The UFC started with no weight divisions. Women's MMA started with no divisions at all, before debuting with 135. 115 was added next, with the idea that fighters at 125 could move down or up, creating depth. In his latest blog, "Magical" Ray Elbe details why the next division added should be 145 featherweight.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 12:22AM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
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Nike didn't drop Jon Jones due to Daniel Cormier brawl: 'I kind of owe an apology'
Jon Jones told the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) in September that he lost his endorsement deal with Nike due to his infamous brawl with Daniel Cormier during a press event in August. Jones admitted Monday that wasn't exactly true.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 12:19AM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Jones glad people saw him with hot mic
Jon Jones was initially offended when he saw the commercials promoting UFC 182.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 12:15AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington targeted for UFC 184 in Los Angeles
The highly anticipated UFC debut of former world boxing champion Holly Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely take place at UFC 184, where she is expected to meet Raquel Pennington (5-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Dec 29, 2014 10:58PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Donald Cerrone's Inevitable Rematch With Anthony Pettis
When Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis faced each other in January of 2013, the result wasn’t controversial or debatable. That night, for all his immense talent, Cerrone found himself on the receiving end of a sound beating that left little desire for a rematch between the two. After a first-round kick to the body, Cowboy was down for the count. It appeared as though Pettis was the better man, and that’s where the Cerrone-Pettis storyline would end.
Submitted Dec 29, 2014 8:58PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC 182's Myles Jury Wants Title Shot with Win over Donald Cerrone
"A win over Cerrone puts me next in line for that title shot. And that’s what I want. Anthony Pettis beat Cerrone and got a title shot. A lot of people that beat Cerrone, back in WEC and in the UFC, get title shots," he says. "When I beat Cerrone, you better bet I’m going to be asking for that title shot. "The cat’s out of the bag. I want that title shot."
Submitted Dec 29, 2014 8:52PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
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How every fight ended in 2014
Submitted Dec 29, 2014 8:42PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
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UFC statement on Michael Johnson
UFC lightweight Michael Johnson was ineligible to compete in the UFC organization following his arrest regarding a domestic dispute in Palm Beach County, Florida in April 2014. Given that the allegations against Johnson constituted a potential violation of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy, the UFC organization temporarily barred Johnson from competition pending the completion of a third-party investigation. Following a thorough review and investigation—including personal interviews with Johnson and independent confirmation that he has satisfied all obligations required by the UFC—Johnson is once again eligible to compete and will begin training for his next fight at UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Teixeira in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The UFC will continue to monitor Johnson’s status. He must fully comply with the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and all other contractual and additional obligations in order to continue competing in the UFC.
Submitted Dec 29, 2014 8:16PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
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Report: Brock Lesnar losing weight, expected to ditch WWE for UFC return in 2015
If former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is going to make his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2015, he can't be walking around the locker room at 300+ pounds.
Submitted Dec 28, 2014 4:22PM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
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Report: Hackers release user info, credit card numbers following possible UFC Fight Pass data breach
Remember when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White celebrated his role in the bust of the (expletive) nerds who took down UFC.com?
Submitted Dec 28, 2014 4:17PM by xdanish020 - 8 comments
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UFC 184: Don Frye crawls up Chris Weidman's butt, thinks Vitor Belfort should have man-boob surgery
Room for one more? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend Don Frye is renting a room in Chris Weidman's keister -- reluctantly -- ahead of the UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Feb. 28, 2014 inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Submitted Dec 28, 2014 4:10PM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
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Despite recent skid, Gray Maynard re-ups with UFC for late winter return
Personally, I thought Gray Maynard should have retired following his loss to Nate Diaz back in late 2013, but it doesn't matter what I think because A) I don't run a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion and B) I don't have to feed Maynard's kid.
Submitted Dec 28, 2014 4:08PM by xdanish020 - 4 comments
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Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson co-headlines UFC Fight Night in Porto Alegre
A key lightweight match-up has been booked for Porto Alegre in February, as Edson Barboza returns to Brazil to face Michael Johnson.
Submitted Dec 28, 2014 3:59PM by xdanish020 - 7 comments
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Jon Jones to DC: You beat a guy that was 50 years old in your last fight
Jon Jones isn’t exactly impressed with the path Daniel Cormier has taken to earn a shot at the light heavyweight title. After debuting in the Octagon with heavyweight victories over Frank Mir and Roy Nelson, Cormier moved to 205 pounds, where he has garnered dominant triumphs against Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson in his first two outings. The funny thing is, just 1-2 years ago, Hendo was slated to fight Jones before an injury interrupted that show down, then Machida + Rashad beat Hendo up to de-rail that....but after Hendo KO'd Fedor, a lot of ppl wanted to see him fight Jones. Doubt he would have won, but he is a diff style of fighter Jones has fought. Would love to hear what Hendo thinks of these comments.....lol WAR HENDO
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 11:57PM by xdanish020 - 19 comments
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UFC champ Jon Jones gets 'Jeopardy' gameshow mention
It's always fun to see when MMA fighters get any small recognition in the mainstream. Ronda Rousey in movies like Entourage, for example, make us smile because we see how far the sport has come since it's banned from cable and most states days.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:42PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Coach says Ronda Rousey is 'sadistic'
Former Judo champion, and legendary fight coach "Judo" Gene LeBell has long styled himself as a 'sadistic son of a bitch.' So, when the old warrior basically says the same of UFC champion Ronda Rousey, who he's known since she was a kid, you'd better believe him, and believe that he means it as a compliment.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:41PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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UFC champ Anthony Pettis bought his mom a house and a car for Christmas
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis grew up in Milwaukee with his mother Annette supporting his every move from the time he was born until the time he became one of the best fighters in the world. Losing his dad several years ago, Pettis has done everything in his power to make things easier on his mom, who is also his biggest fan, as well. So this Christmas, fresh off the first defense of his UFC lightweight title, Pettis decided to give his mom an extra special set of gifts.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:38PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Josh Burkman: Hector Lombard is the one who should be worried
when josh burkman steps inside the octagon next saturday night at ufc 182 it will be the first time he's fought for the promotion in over six years.
When Josh Burkman steps inside the Octagon next Saturday night at UFC 182 it will be the first time he's fought for the promotion in over six years.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:37PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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