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UFC 200 post-fight facts: Inside the numbers of the most anticipated card in company history
After more than a year of buildup, UFC 200 finally took place on Saturday at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The historic pay-per-view event was capped off by a one-sided headliner. Amanda Nunes (13-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC) forced the game of hot potato in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division to continue when she steamrolled Miesha Tate (18-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) for a first-round submission to capture the gold. With the most stacked event in UFC history in the books – and one that produced numerous notable results – check out 65 post-fight facts to come out of UFC 200...
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 6:03PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC 200 bonuses: Amanda Nunes snags $50,000 for main event victory
UFC 200 is over, and four fighters are $50,000 richer in its wake. Amanda Nunes, Cain Velasquez, Joe Lauzon, and Gegard Mousasi will each take home a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for their efforts Saturday evening inside Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena...
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 5:34PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Amanda Nunes reacts to becoming the first openly gay UFC champion
Amanda Nunes made history on a big night. With her win over Miesha Tate, Nunes became the first openly gay champion ever in the UFC. The talented Brazilian submitted Tate in the first round with a rear-naked choke in the main event of UFC 200 on Saturday to take home the women's bantamweight title. "It's amazing," Nunes said of becoming the UFC's first openly gay champ. "The most important thing is I'm happy with my life. That's the most important thing."
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 5:31PM by grappler0000 - 28 comments
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UFC 200 Aftermath: Brock Lesnar proves his point
As Brock Lesnar took the podium for his one-man press conference in a sweltering, makeshift tent outside T-Mobile Arena (they couldn't find money in the new joint's $375 million construction budget for a proper press conference room?), he looked like a man who had exercised his demons. The way Lesnar left the sport of mixed martial arts five years ago wasn't exactly the sort of closing chapter any fighter wants to have. Lesnar, who had mastered the ability of channeling his ridiculous size and strength for MMA wrestling purposes, never quite did the same with his standup game.
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 5:29PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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UFC 200 draws announced 18,202 fans for $10.7 million live gate at new T-Mobile Arena
UFC 200 had to underdgo some significant changes at the top of the card in the days leading up to the event, but it didn’t seem to affect business at Las Vegas’ new state-of-the-art arena. Saturday’s historic UFC 200 event drew an announced attendance of 18,202 fans for a live gate of $10.7 million...
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 12:09PM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
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MMA fighter issues death threat, says he'll attend UFC 200 to shoot Dana White
UFC president Dana White is on the receiving end of death threats from a former MMA fighter, according to TMZ Sports. Dan Quinn and a crew of his have tickets to Saturday evening's UFC 200 and plan on bringing weapons to kill White, per the report. Quinn is reportedly "angry over some unresolved bad blood." White is shaking off the supposed death threats, however. Quinn is an MMA fighter with a 5-7-1 record who hasn't fought since 2010. He never made it to the UFC, but gained a following online thanks to his rather strange videos posted on YouTube, which included regular rants regarding White. In 2012, Quinn dropped White with death threats in a voicemail accusing him of sending in hired gunmen to murder him and his family. Quinn threatened to shoot White in the head.
Submitted Jul 9, 2016 8:32PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
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Jon Jones b sample tests positive
The results of Jon Jones' B sample from a test administered on June 16 has confirmed the presence of a banned substance, United States Anti-Doping Agency spokesperson Ryan Madden confirmed to ESPN on Friday. On Wednesday, Jones, 28, was removed from a scheduled title bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 after USADA informed him of a potential anti-doping violation. Jones requested his B sample be tested by the same lab in Salt Lake City.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 7:21PM by FKA - 36 comments
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Johny Hendricks misses weight for UFC 200
Hendricks, the former UFC Welterweight Champion and a two-time NCAA champion wrestler at Oklahoma State, weighed in at 171.25 pounds, missing weight by a quarter pound. Hendricks is scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 200 on the FOX Sports 1 preliminary card Saturday. He will forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to Gastelum
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 5:08PM by tallica62 - 5 comments
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Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson injured, out of UFC 201 title fight with Wilson Reis
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has been forced out of a scheduled title defense for just the second time in his nearly four-year reign as divisional kingpin. Johnson (24-2-1 MMA, 12-1-1 UFC) suffered an injury ahead of his planned UFC 201 title bout against Wilson Reis (20-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC), and the bout has been pushed back to a later date that has yet to be determined. A source close to the event confirmed the change with MMAjunkie but spoke on the condition of anonymity since a formal announcement hasn’t been made. Globo first reported it.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 4:39PM by Shawn91111 - 2 comments
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Miesha Tate nearly misses weigh-in window, fight with Amanda Nunes still on
Miesha Tate almost missed the two-hour window to weigh-in Friday morning here at the Monte Carlo. If Tate would have checked in after 10 a.m. PT, her main event title fight with Amanda Nunes would have been called off, per UFC spokesperson Dave Lockett. Tate hit the scale and made weight (134.5 pounds) at about 10:02 a.m. Kelvin Gastelum and Johny Hendricks also narrowly made the window between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Hendricks missed weight at 171.25 pounds and has to forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to Gastelum. Gastelum made weight at 171 pounds. Both weighed in before Tate, just before 10 a.m.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 2:48PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Eddie Alvarez would welcome 'gimme fight' vs. Conor McGregor
"I would ask [UFC president] Dana White, 'Please give me an easier fight, like Conor McGregor,'" Alvarez said. "I deserve that. I've been fighting the best guys, so I would like a gimme fight. So, Conor, I'd more than welcome that."
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 12:00PM by postman - 6 comments
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Anderson Silva Vs Daniel Cormier official for UFC 200
Daniel Cormier will remain on Saturday's UFC 200 card and fight former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a three-round, nontitle light heavyweight fight. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to ESPN on Thursday evening. Cormier, the light heavyweight champion, was originally scheduled to fight Jon Jones at UFC 200, but that fight fell through Wednesday, when Jones was informed of a potential anti-doping violation.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 12:03AM by JoeWarren33 - 14 comments
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Jones Manager Says Jon Violation Not PED Related
The sport’s pound-for-pound best fighter was removed from his UFC 200 headliner against Daniel Cormier for a USADA drug policy violation, and the world went ablaze.
Submitted Jul 7, 2016 1:15PM by george112 - 5 comments
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Diego Sanchez vows to fight smarter after concerns about brain injury
Sanchez decided to visit the Cerebrum Health Center in Dallas before his fight in March against Jim Miller and find out if there’s extensive damage that could impair his motor functions and memory. “I went to get checked out because I had been hit in the head several times in my career,” Sanchez said to Yahoo Sports. “I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get my brain checked out and make sure nothing is going wrong there.”
Submitted Jul 7, 2016 1:06AM by tallica62 - 1 comment
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Jon Jones notified of potential anti-doping violation, UFC 200 main event with Cormier off
LAS VEGAS – One of the biggest rematches in UFC history has been scrapped just three days before the event. In a blockbuster announcement, UFC President Dana White tonight said the UFC 200 main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim champ Jon Jones is off the card.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 11:54PM by xdanish020 - 69 comments
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With Tony Martin injured, UFC on FOX 20 replacement search underway
A replacement search is underway after Tony Martin was recently forced off this month’s UFC on FOX 20 fight card. A UFC official today told MMAjunkie that a neck injury has forced Martin (10-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) out of the network-televised event. His opponent, Michel Prazeres (19-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), now awaits a new foe.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 3:49PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Joseph Gigliotti signs with UFC; Josh Clark meets Trevin Giles in new RFA 41 main event
The UFC has a new middleweight on its roster, which has forced a change to the RFA 41 main event later this month. Joseph Gigliotti (7-0) has signed with the UFC, the RFA announced late Tuesday, which has taken him out of his headliner against Trevin Giles (6-0). In Gigliotti’s place, Josh Clark (9-2) will step in to fight Giles in the main event.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 3:45PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Solemn Jon Jones gives update on his mother's battle with diabetes
The UFC interim light heavyweight's mother Camille will be back home in upstate New York on the mend following surgery to have part of her leg removed due to complications from diabetes. Jones made the sad revelation about his mother's health after UFC 197 and explained it further at a recent UFC media lunch. Jones, 28, said his mother has struggled with diabetes for years and it has begun to have a noticeable affect on her health, including loss of eye sight and part of her leg having to be amputated. Jones said Camille is currently in training for a prosthetic and is doing better than she was back in April during UFC 197 fight week.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 4:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Eddie Alvarez: 'I don't believe in over-training'
Thursday, Eddie Alvarez will attempt to make history by becoming the first fighter to win both UFC and Bellator gold when he challenges reigning UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. This past weekend, Alvarez spoke with Bas Rutten and Mauro Ranallo on Inside MMA about his upcoming fight with RDA and how he matches up with the champion. "I think he's overly aggressive. That works against guys who have the ability to be bullied and who won't fight back. I think that's the wrong approach to go about this fight with. If he does that and decides to go that route, I think he's gonna bring the dog out in me and this could end up being bad."
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 1:22PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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UFC star Conor McGregor appears naked on the cover of ESPN the Magazine's annual 'Body Issue.'
On July 6th, ESPN the Magazine releases its eighth edition of the "Body Issue" for online consumption (July 8th for those of you who still enjoy picking up a hard copy). A total of 19 athletes will be represented in the issue – known for presenting strong types in vulnerable ways – and here's a sneak peek at MMA star Conor McGregor's body-baring cover photo. Never shy, this was McGregor's first interview following his April 19th tweet suggesting that he was retiring early, and he explained some of his mental tactics.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 1:18PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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