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Bigfoot wants to fight for 'four more years'
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva is not ready to call it quits just yet. Despite going 1-2 in 2015, the 36-year old told Globo Esporte that he learned a lot from his losses to Andrei Arlovksi and Mark Hunt and will use them to come back stronger in 2016. "I learned a lot. I fought three times, I won once and lost twice. It's not when you win that you change the way you think. I learned a lot from those two losses. Thinking only professionally, it wasn't good. But I will address those mistakes and start 2016 strong. I have faith in God and will make good fights. I need to change some aspects of my training, I need to talk to some coaches and start this year with the right foot."
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 5:11PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Newcomer Joey Gomez gets fill-in duties at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston
Undefeated promotional newcomer Joey Gomez has stepped in as a replacement at UFC Fight Night 81. Gomez (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Patrick Williams (8-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and now meets bantamweight Rob Font (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the event. UFC officials recently made the change to the official UFC.com fight card. Williams suffered an injury, according to nesn.com.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:55PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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London's 'UFC Fight Night 83: Silva vs. Bisping' lineup is set
The fight card is set for UFC Fight Night 83, which marks the UFC’s return to England. The event takes place Feb. 27 at The O2 in London. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass, though start times haven’t been finalized. The online event features a fairly significant headliner. Former middleweight champion and one of the sport’s all-time greats, Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), meets perennial contender Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) in the featured attraction.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:53PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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UFC's Michael Chiesa, Rose Namajunas: 'Take marijuana off the banned list'
LAS VEGAS – Count Michael Chiesa and Rose Namajunas among the many backers for continued reform in the war against marijuana. Marijuana’s acceptance is constantly growing with more and more states legalizing its usage in one form or another. But in the MMA world, it remains a sticky topic. Chiesa has a solution, though, especially on the heels of Nick Diaz’s recent five-year suspension for failing a test for pot for a third time in Nevada.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:51PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Rose Namajunas says she finds inspiration from Brock Lesnar, Conor McGregor
LAS VEGAS -- UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas has always been one to march to the beat of her own drummer. So it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that when she was asked to name her favorite fighters, she picked a pair who are also famous for following their own paths. "Thug Rose" was asked by a young girl at a Friday fan Q & A session at the MGM Grand Convention Center which fighters inspire her. And she picked a pair of the sport's icons: Brock Lesnar and Conor McGregor.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:50PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Bisping: Silva looked 'very beatable' vs. Diaz
Michael Bisping recently appeared on a media conference call to promote his fight with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at a UFC Fight Night in London on Feb. 27 “For me obviously Anderson [is] a legend of the sport," said Bisping, as transcribed by Tristen Critchfield for Sherdog. "He was a longtime middleweight champion and this is a guy that I wanted to fight for a long time. Of course I wanted to fight him when he was the champion. But this is the biggest fight outside of a world title fight right now. Anderson is still a massive name; he’s still a huge draw. I have a lot of respect for him as a fighter. I always wanted to test myself against him; I knew I could beat him. I’m very excited about this fight.”.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:44PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Demian Maia wants Lawler-Condit winner, but MacDonald 'best fighter' in division
Demian Maia agrees with many of the fans who have approached him since his most recent win: He’s ready for another title shot. However, while he’s hoping for a fight against the winner of tonight’s UFC 195 pay-per-view headliner between welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (26-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and challenger Carlos Condit (30-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC), he thinks the division’s best fighter isn’t part of that matchup.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Artem Lobov vs. Alex White joins UFC 196 fight card in Las Vegas
A featherweight bout between Artem Lobov (11-11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Alex White (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC 196 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 12:05PM by Wez - 3 comments
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UFC 195 Weigh In Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Robbie Lawler (170) vs. Carlos Condit (169) – for welterweight title Andrei Arlovski (246.5) vs. Stipe Miocic (241.5) Lorenz Larkin (171) vs. Albert Tumenov (171) Diego Brandao (146) vs. Brian Ortega (145.5) Tony Sims (156) vs. Abel Trujillo (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Masanori Kanehara (135) vs. Michael McDonald (136) Alex Morono (170) vs. Kyle Noke (170.5) Nina Ansaroff (116) vs. Justine Kish (116) Drew Dober (155.5) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Joseph Duffy (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (155.5) Joe Soto (135.5) vs. Michinori Tanaka (135.5) Edgar Garcia (170) vs. Sheldon Westcott (170)
Submitted Jan 1, 2016 7:45PM by kopower - 3 comments
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Donald Cerrone vs. Tim Means booked for UFC Pittsburgh on February 21
If you thought Donald Cerrone was going to sit around and mope for a while following his devastating loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on Fox 17 two weeks ago, you clearly don't know much about "Cowboy." One of the most active fighters on UFC's roster will return to action in the main event of UFC Fight Night 82 on Feb. 21 in Pittsburgh, taking on Tim Means at 170 pounds. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 1, 2016 7:22PM by Wez - 23 comments
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Jonavin Webb vs. Bryan Barberena added to UFC Pittsburgh
A welterweight battle has been added to UFC Pittsburgh, as Jonavin Webb (8-1, 0-1 UFC) is set to face Bryan Barberena (10-3, 1-1 UFC) in a 170-pound battle at the event. Webb, who hails from New Jersey, was the welterweight champion for CFFC before making his UFC debut on short notice against Kyle Noke at UFC Fight Night 65 in May. “Spyder” dropped a split decision to Noke, and now looks to pick up his first UFC win fighting not far from home.
Submitted Dec 31, 2015 7:18PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Newcomer Joey Gomez gets fill-in duties at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston
Undefeated promotional newcomer Joey Gomez has stepped in as a replacement at UFC Fight Night 81. Gomez (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Patrick Williams (8-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and now meets bantamweight Rob Font (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the event. UFC officials recently made the change to the official UFC.com fight card. Williams suffered an injury, according to nesn.com.
Submitted Dec 31, 2015 7:08PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Jimi Manuwa injured, out of UFC Fight Night 83 bout with Nikita Krylov
On the last day of 2015, the UFC was given one last reminder of the injury bug that plagued the year. As announced on UFC Europe’s Twitter, Jimi Manuwa (15-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is injured and out of his UFC Fight Night 83 bout with Nikita Krylov (19-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC).
Submitted Dec 31, 2015 11:08AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
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Donald Cerrone ready for next fight, and Michael Johnson is willing opponent
After a recent and quick title loss, Donald Cerrone says he’ll soon have his next fight. He also has a willing opponent. Cerrone (28-7 MMA, 15-4 UFC) suffered a 66-second TKO loss to lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos (25-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) earlier this month in UFC on FOX 17’s headliner. On Tuesday, Cerrone, who snapped an eight-fight winning streak with the title loss, said he’s ready to fight again and that announcement will be made soon
Submitted Dec 30, 2015 11:31AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Fabio Maldonado among eight fighters released from the UFC
The UFC has cut eight fighters from its roster, including light heavyweight veteran Fabio Maldonado. A source close to the promotion told MMAFighting.com that the UFC has released Maldonado, Chico Camus, Kevin Souza, Ericka Almeida, Bubba Bush, Mickael Lebout, Vernon Ramos and Jumabieke Tuerxun from their contracts.
Submitted Dec 29, 2015 5:48PM by JLS1980 - 20 comments
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Sam Alvey injured, out of UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian in Pittsburgh
Sam Alvey is injured and out of his Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 bout opposite Daniel Sarafian in Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old fighter suffered a broken jaw after absorbing a head kick while training for the fight. The report initially surfaced on the MMA subreddit, /r/MMA, and MMAFighting.com has since confirmed the news with Alvey.
Submitted Dec 29, 2015 2:54PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
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UFC cancels event in Rio de Janeiro due to economic crisis
Less than two months after announcing a pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro on March 5, the UFC has decided to change plans. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva revealed the news on a conference call Tuesday, and MMAFighting.com confirmed it with sources close to the promotion. "(The plan) was to have me fighting in Brazil against I don’t know who," Silva said, "but with this situation going on in Brazil, economically and everything, the UFC decided to abort this event for now."
Submitted Dec 29, 2015 2:50PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
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Robbie Lawler shoots down recent injury rumor
Robbie Lawler was just hanging out one day earlier this month when he got a few unsolicited calls. Everyone wanted to know how he got injured and if he was out of his fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 195. "I got calls saying, 'Hey, are you hurt?'" Lawler said Monday on a media conference call. "[I said,] 'Um, no I'm just sitting here relaxing.' I just had no idea anything was going on, because I don't really get on social media much. So, maybe a couple days later I kind of figured it out."
Submitted Dec 28, 2015 7:48PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC Tops $600 Million in 2015 for Record-Setting Revenue
With the rise of Conor McGregor and the crash of Ronda Rousey, 2015 was a record year for the UFC. In an interview with CNN Money, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta revealed that his company would “generate about $600 million in revenue for the year.” That’s not all profit, of course, and he wouldn’t reveal how much of it would be profit for the company, but it’s safe to say that 2015 was a great year for the company.
Submitted Dec 28, 2015 7:46PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal Added to UFC on Fox 18 in New Jersey
After an unsatisfying Octagon outing earlier this month, Kevin Casey will get straight back to work in the new year. Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Monday announced that Casey will take on Rafael Natal in a middleweight attraction at next month’s UFC on Fox 18 in New Jersey. Headlined by a light heavyweight duel between Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader, the nationally televised show takes place Jan. 30 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Submitted Dec 28, 2015 2:31PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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