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UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Urijah Faber Heads Trio of Possible Six-Month Suspensions
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title on Saturday night at UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II, wielding the power that many thought a 125-pound man didn’t have in his hands. Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez little more than two minutes into the opening round of their fight, putting Benavidez on the UFC on Fox 9 medically suspended list. Urijah Faber – although he won his fight by submitting Michael McDonald – landed what could be six-month suspension after he injured both hands in the fight. Mac Danzig and Court McGee also face potential six-month suspensions for various concerns, while every fighter on the card received at least a mandatory seven-day rest period.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 12:23PM by JLS - 7 comments
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Signal to Noise: UFC on FOX 9's best and worst
Saturday's UFC on Fox 9 offered fight fans much to love. There were excellent fights, superb finishes by respected veterans, the showing of a dominant champion and much more. Yet, there was also a lot to dislike. Judges refused to score a beating 10-8, many fights went to a decision and the main event was rather brief. It's time to separate the good from the bad, the winners from the losers and the signal from the noise from UFC on Fox 9...
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 9:38AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC on Fox 9 milestones and footnotes
Excluding TUF Finales, UFC on Fox 9 was the first event in UFC history to feature zero fights above 170 pounds. It also came precariously close to matching UFC 161 (9 decisions, 2 finishes) for the most decision fights on a single card, but Urijah Faber and Demetrious Johnson closed out the event in style. Here are the statistical milestones and footnotes from UFC on Fox 9:
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 9:36AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Dana White confident Georges St-Pierre will return after 'one or two' UFC welterweight title fights
During an impromptu conference call last week, Georges St-Pierre made the official decision to take a break from mixed martial arts (MMA) and vacate his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title to take care of some personal problems that have been troubling him.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Due To Low Ratings UFC Pulls ‘Primetime’ Series
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has seen its share of ratings struggles in 2013.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 7:35PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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TUF 19 cast revealed
Here's the complete cast for season 19 of the Ultimate Fighter, which should be on the air sometime this spring.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 4:21PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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White: No interim UFC belts when champ’s recovery timetable is set
Earlier this year, No. 1 UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum chose to wait for champion Cain Velasquez rather than accept another fight and potentially lose his spot in line.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 4:19PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC’s Mexico debut delayed until champ Cain Velasquez is healthy
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recently underwent surgery that will not only push back his next fight, but also the UFC’s expansion efforts in Mexico. Prior to Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) going under the knife this past week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, UFC President Dana White had announced his intention to bring the UFC to Mexico in 2014. The debut event originally was targeted for the first half of next year, but with Velasquez out for an undetermined amount of time, it may take longer than expected.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 3:27PM by JLS - 2 comments
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John Lineker vs. Ali Bagautinov targeted for UFC 169
The UFC is looking for title challengers in the Flyweight division after Demetrious Johnson destroyed Joseph Benavidez last Saturday, and the winner of this reported fight is probably next in line to face Mighty Mouse. According to Russian website MMABoxing, Ali Bagautinov and John Lineker will fight on the main card of UFC 169 on February 1st in Newark, New Jersey. The UFC has yet to confirm the bout, but if it's true it is just about a title eliminator and a great match-up in the division.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 3:22PM by JLS - 7 comments
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UFC signs TUF 17 contestant Andy Enz
The UFC has picked up another man for the roster and this time it's not a lightweight or a welterweight. It's former Ultimate Fighter contestant Andy Enz.
Submitted Dec 15, 2013 9:09PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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UFC 168 PPV Price Increase is a One-Time Deal
Not to worry, fiscally concerned MMA fan. The price hike for UFC 168 is a one-time deal.
Submitted Dec 15, 2013 2:51PM by Webbie - 14 comments
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Once a critic, Dana White now a fan of veteran ref John McCarthy
There was a time when UFC President Dana White and John McCarthy weren’t on each other’s Christmas lists, to put it nicely.
Submitted Dec 15, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Dana White: Nick Diaz turned down rematch with Carlos Condit for UFC 171
With Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler booked for a shot at the UFC’s newly vacated welterweight title, UFC President Dana White on Saturday said he thought he had another high-profile fight booked for UFC 171. Then Nick Diaz turned it down. White said he offered Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) a fight against Carlos Condit (29-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 9, but Diaz passed on it. White said the offer came in person with Diaz cageside for the fight card, which took place in Sacramento.
Submitted Dec 15, 2013 2:10AM by JLS - 15 comments
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Dana White 'very, very embarrassed' by Cody McKenzie's fight attire
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When Cody McKenzie showed up for his UFC on FOX 9 fight against Sam Stout wearing basketball shorts, his boss was not amused. But while Dana White wasn't happy with McKenzie's odd choice of attire, he was really made at his crew for letting it happen. "What that was, was UFC amateur hour," said White. "We have a guy backstage who policies that stuff." Making matters worse is that McKenzie, who apparently forgot to bring his fight shorts to Sleep Train Arena and needed to buy the shorts at a nearby sporting goods store, entered the Octagon with the price tag still attached.
Submitted Dec 15, 2013 2:07AM by JLS - 19 comments
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UFC on FOX 9 bonuses: Johnson, Faber, Barboza, Castillo win $50,000
SACRAMENTO – Demetrious Johnson, Urijah Faber, Edson Barboza and Danny Castillo each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 9 event. Johnson earned the “Knockout of the Night,” Faber won “Submission of the Night” and Barboza and Castillo picked up “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Dec 15, 2013 1:17AM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger says he wants to rematch Carlos Condit
Welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger wants another crack at Carlos Condit, this time with a full training camp.
Submitted Dec 14, 2013 1:34PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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With Matt Brown ruled out, Tyron Woodley wants Carlos Condit at UFC 171
UFC President Dana White expects Carlos Condit to fight at UFC 171, most likely in a No. 1 contender’s bout, and Matt Brown has been ruled out of a possible opponent. As a result, Tyron Woodley sees an opportunity.
Submitted Dec 14, 2013 1:31PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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UFC signs Tony Martin and Pawel Pawlak
MOAR FIGHTERS!!! The UFC has dipped the signing bucket back in to international waters and pulled out another bevy of new fighters.
Submitted Dec 14, 2013 10:46AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Miesha Tate and ‘Cyborg’ may unite ahead of Ronda Rousey bout
Although the holidays and travel schedules may nix the plans, Miesha Tate is hoping to work with “Cyborg,” aka Cristiane Justino, ahead of her rematch with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey later this month.
Submitted Dec 14, 2013 10:43AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Georges St. Pierre wasn't wanted at UFC 167 post-fight presser, never went to hospital
After a media call was announced from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to make sure it was the source to break Georges St. Pierre's quasi-retirement plans, "Rush" then answered a few questions in-person at a Quebec City press conference before an autograph signing. The former champion, who vacated his title, reveals that UFC personnel tried to stop him from attending the UFC 167 post-fight press conference.
Submitted Dec 14, 2013 1:51AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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