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White: Rafael dos Anjos injured, but likely to meet Cerrone-Nurmagomedov winner
(mmajunkie.com)
Newly minted UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos’ performance against Anthony Pettis was shocking to behold, but it might be all the more impressive considering an obstacle he overcame to make it to the fight. Dos Anjos (24-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC), according to UFC President Dana White, tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) two weeks prior to his title-winning headliner against champ Pettis (18-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) on Saturday at UFC 185. White, speaking to MMAjunkie at the post-event news conference at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, joked: “Just my luck, guy who wins the title is hurt.” Pettis, of course, emerged from a title winning performance in August 2013 with an injured knee that kept him sidelined for more than a year. Dos Anjos’ injury, however, might not be as severe. An MCL injury is considered less severe than a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which Pettis suffered.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:23AM by Budgellism - 15 comments
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UFC sets event returns to Houston, San Diego and Nashville later this year
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC on Saturday made official the locations for three upcoming events in three different parts of the country. The UFC 192 pay-per-view will take place Oct. 3 at Toyota Center in Houston. UFC Fight Night 75 is set for Aug. 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. And UFC Fight Night 72 will go down July 15 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. No headliners were announced for any of the three cards.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:22AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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UFC 185 bonuses: Who joined the two new champs with $50,000 checks?
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – Rafael dos Anjos, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Ross Pearson and Beneil Dariush each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 185 event. All four won “Performance of the Night” bonuses; no “Fight of the Night” honor was given. UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Mar 15, 2015 3:21AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 185 weigh-in results: Pettis-dos Anjos, Esparza-Jedrzejczyk on
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC 185 fighter weigh-ins, where all fighters on the main card made weight for Saturday’s event.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 7:36PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo Promises Announcement After Title Defense Against McGregor at UFC 189
(sherdog.com)
Jose Aldo Promises Announcement After Title Defense Against McGregor at UFC 189.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 4:12PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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Chris Cariaso: If Henry Cejudo doesn't make weight, I'm not fighting him
(mmajunkie.com)
If Henry Cejudo doesn’t make weight, Saturday’s UFC 185 event is going to need a new pay-per-view opener. Chris Cariaso (17-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC), who meets Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in the first PPV bout at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, is putting his foot down when it comes to the former Olympic gold-medal wrestler, who’s repeatedly struggled to make the 126-pound limit for the flyweight division. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 8:55AM by Wez - 8 comments
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Texas Combative Sports Program to Test Entire UFC 185 Card for PEDs, Drugs of Abuse
(sherdog.com)
Texas Combative Sports Program to Test Entire UFC 185 Card for PEDs, Drugs of Abuse.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 2:47AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Munoz: Hard to speculate if Rousey can beat men
(mixedmartialarts.com)
"Someone in the UFC said that Ronda can beat 50% of the men, but it's totally different man," Munoz explained during a live chat with ABS-CBN Sports. "It's totally different. It's hard to say, and you can speculate all you want. She can definitely compete, but I don't know if it's true." "She is truly unbelievable though. She's great and she's an amazing person," he said. "She can definitely match them technique per technique (in grappling)," Munoz said about Rousey's chances. "I definitely believe she can compete with them, but it's too hard to speculate if she can actually beat (most of the men) in MMA."
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:24AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Ann Osman not trying to sell sex appeal
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Ann "Athena" Osman is in a class of one - she is female, Muslim, Malaysian, and one of the biggest stars in One Championship, the biggest MMA promotion in Asia. Marc Raimondi for MMAFighting.com spoke with Osman, ahead of her fight with Walaa Abbas on Friday at One Championship 25. UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey recently landed in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, wearing not much more than nothing in some shots.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:23AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Henry Cejudo reverts to 'prison lifestyle,' guarantees he'll make flyweight prior to UFC 185
(mmafighting.com)
DALLAS -- Henry Cejudo talks about his UFC 185 fight against Chris Cariaso, why he'll make flyweight this time around, people betting on his weight cut, reverting to a "prison lifestyle," getting his career back on track in December, and much more.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:20AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Roy Nelson on UFC's new drug policy: 'Is it really going to make a difference?'
(mmafighting.com)
DALLAS -- Roy Nelson could be accused of a lot of things, but being a drug cheat isn't one of them. Three years before increased testing was the topic du jour in mixed martial arts, Nelson was leading the drug-free campaign largely by himself, attempting to sway opponents Shane Carwin and Matt Mitrione into signing up for Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) testing in late 2012, then signing himself up anyway once both men balked at the opportunity.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 1:18AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 61 drug tests results come back clean
(mmafighting.com)
All 22 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 61 tested clean in the drug test.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 12:36AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey vs Laila Ali: If size doesn't matter, why won't you fight me?
(mmamania.com)
If "Rowdy" has no qualms in challenging the much bigger Laila Ali, it's proof that she's scurred.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 11:08PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Cariaso reveals he suffered crippling anxiety attack 'five minutes' before UFC 178 title fight
(mmafighting.com)
The cruel thing about the bright lights? No one ever knows how they'll react until they're hurled underneath them. For some, like UFC 185 co-headliner Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the leap from anonymity to stardom is a seamless one, a long-awaited validation that, for however fleeting it may be, can be embraced with a smile and a wink. Not all athletes are so lucky, though. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 9:54PM by Wez - 1 comment
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TUF champ says 'ignorant' and 'unsportsmanlike' Ronda Rousey was 'out of line' for bashing Arianny Celeste
(mmamania.com)
Sounds like Ronda Rousey is running out of friends in the 135-pound division.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Kelly slated for UFC Fight Night 65 in Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight fight between Sam Alvey (25-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Daniel Kelly (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition to May’s UFC Fight Night 65 card in Australia.
Submitted Mar 12, 2015 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pettis says dos Anjos tough test, only knows Nurmagomedov because 'he's talking a lot'
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (18-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) isn’t looking past Rafael dos Anjos (23-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC). Quite the opposite, in fact. But it doesn’t appear those Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) questions aren’t going away anytime soon, either.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 9:46PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Carla Esparza: I hope Joanna Jedrzejczyk thinks I'm scared
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – UFC women’s strawweight camp Carla Esparza told MMAjunkie she didn’t need to go online to hear what her upcoming opponent was saying about her – she got it firsthand.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
After losing to 'a guy who sucks' in Lineker, Ian McCall wants a 'tool' from Alpha Male
(mmajunkie.com)
After losing to 'a guy who sucks' in Lineker, Ian McCall says he wants a 'tool' from Alpha Male.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC welterweight Matt Brown has joined the crowd calling for harsher penalties for steroid users.
(mmafighting.com)
UFC welterweight Matt Brown has joined the crowd calling for harsher penalties for steroid users.
Submitted Mar 11, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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