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Matt Grice injury update: UFC featherweight returns home after undergoing brain surgery, expected to make full recovery
Following a horrific car accident on Sept. 8, 2013, UFC Featherweight Matt Grice recently returned home to be with his family after being hospitalized for nearly two months and undergoing emergency brain surgery.
Submitted Nov 26, 2013 2:45AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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TUF The Smashes Alum Ben Wall Agrees to Face Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 33
With less than two weeks until fight time, the UFC has called on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes alum Ben Wall to help keep a fight on the card.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Pascal Krauss vs. Adam Khaliev joins UFC on FOX 10 lineup
Welterweight Pascal Krauss (11-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will welcome the UFC’s latest Chechen standout to the octagon at UFC on FOX 10.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 8:39PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Saturday’s TUF 18 Finale to feature all female cast members except Baszler and Moras
Only two of the eight female cast members from “The Ultimate Fighter 18? won’t compete at Saturday’s live finale.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 7:01PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Kennedy: Zahabi made GSP dull, not Greg Jackson
The UFC Middleweight and Greg Jackson student says his coach isn't the reason Georges St-Pierre has gotten boring. He says it's Firas Zahabi and he's doing it to Rory MacDonald too.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 1:58PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Nate Diaz: I Beat (Gray Maynard), I’m Gonna Hunt Down Pettis and Thomson and Take Them Out
Nate Diaz believes that he'll defeat Gray Maynard at the TUF 18 Finale, then it's time to "hunt down Pettis and Thomson's ass," and capture the UFC lightweight belt.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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TUF 18 Finale adds Team Rousey teammates Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan
The first bout between eliminated “The Ultimate Fighter 18? cast members has been added to the live finale, as Team Rousey fighters Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan square off at the event.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 1:49PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Big plans for ‘Bigslow’ as Luke Barnatt eyes ‘TUF’ coaching gig, potential London slot
As Luke Barnatt tells it, even those closest to him didn’t necessarily like his chances against Andrew Craig. But after a one-sided beatdown in the October bout, “Bigslow” is eyeing big opportunities.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 1:48PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wants Roy Nelson in UFC return
The former UFC and Pride HW champ plans to come back in 2014 and he's got his eyes on the man they call Big Country.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 1:46PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC signs Team Quest Thailand fighter Glenn Sparv, more fighters rumored for upcoming Asia cards
With two cards planned for Southeast Asia in early next year, the UFC is splashing out for new fighters to make their debut.
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 12:04AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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UFC Fight Night 35 adds Amagov vs. High, Houston vs. Smith, Edwards vs. Nijem
The UFC’s January return to Georgia was given three new fights with welterweights Adlan Amagov vs. Jason High, middleweights Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith and lightweights Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem. UFC officials recently announced the bookings, which take place at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15 at Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The night’s main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims that stream on MMAjunkie.com. Official placement for the bouts was not revealed. With the additions to the card, UFC Fight Night 35 now includes: Constantinos Philippou vs. Luke Rockhold Cole Miller vs. Sam Sicilia T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton Ovince St. Preux vs. opponent TBA Lorenz Larkin vs. Brad Tavares Adlan Amagov vs. Jason High Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem
Submitted Nov 24, 2013 11:50PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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Jon Jones says his division is ‘healthy,’ but targeting Cain Velasquez fight
Of the UFC’s nine current weight classes, the light heavyweight division is arguably the most lacking when it comes to rising prospects and legitimate title contenders.
Submitted Nov 24, 2013 7:21PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Belfort: I'll fight for the belt in Brazil
The controversial UFC Middleweight expects to face the winner of UFC 168's Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva title fight rematch in a Brazilian stadium sometime in 2014.
Submitted Nov 24, 2013 7:20PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Cole Miller's appeal of loss to Manvel Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 26 is denied
The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission has denied Cole Miller's appeal of his UFC Fight Night 26 loss to Manny Gamburyan. Miller is not pleased.
Submitted Nov 24, 2013 12:21PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Brandon Thatch taking time off to heal, retool fighting style
It happened quickly, that Brandon Thatch took the UFC’s welterweight division by storm. With first-round stoppage wins in his first two fights with the promotion, including a “Knockout of the Night” win in his debut, the Coloradan is admittedly still soaking in all the buzz from his fast start – which includes eight straight wins before signing with the UFC. But now Thatch (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is ready to sit back for a moment, nurse up and come back healthier – and, he hopes, even better...
Submitted Nov 24, 2013 9:41AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones details intentions to retire by 30
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was entirely serious when he recently stated his desire to leave the sport of MMA behind by 30 years old. Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC), 26, believes he will be able to accomplish all of his career goals within the next four years, at which point he will make his exit from active competition.
Submitted Nov 23, 2013 10:12PM by JLS - 12 comments
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John Lineker cut 11 pounds in one week with Dolce Diet
John Lineker could have earned a shot at the flyweight title with his fourth consecutive victory inside the Octagon, but the fact that he missed weight in three of his five UFC fights played against him. Lineker scored three knockouts in a row in 2013, the last one over Phil Harris at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England, and he guarantees you won’t see him miss weight anymore.
Submitted Nov 23, 2013 6:36PM by JLS - 4 comments
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GSP mentor : if he doesn't retire, i will no longer be in his corner
Canadian MMA pioneer Kristof Midoux took Georges St-Pierre under his wing when the UFC welterweight champion was only 16, and has served as a mentor since. Immediately after GSP's split decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 last Saturday night, the champion made ambiguous remarks about needing time off, maybe forever, citing unnamed personal issues. This is turn spurred UFC president Dana White to remind St-Pierre that as champion he can retire, but cannot shelve the title for an indeterminate period of time, while he sorts out whatever is beleaguring him. Midoux has now given mutliple interviews with the French Canadian press, saying he thinks it is time for St-Pierre to retire, and go out as one the greatest champions in mixed martial arts history. If he doesn't, Midoux says he will no longer be in the champion's corner. Midoux added that if St-Pierre took a year or two off, he could then return at fight whoever the new champion was, with Midoux's approval and support. Midoux's quotes below come courtesy of the journal de montreal, and google translate. "He had given so much during the fight, he was a little upset and he did not know what he said, "explained Midoux. "This is why people do not really understand." "He expected to take a break, time to rest, but he still wanted to fight. The final decision will be him." "I think Georges will abandon his belt and there will be a world championship without him. The decision is up to him and I expect him to come back from vacation to sit and talk with him. "But he is aware that he needs to rest. It must leave room for other things in his heart." "If he decides to return, for any reason, I will not be in his corner. I do not want to see him suffer more, having accomplished what all dream to accomplish. "He has another life that awaits. I think he has many other things to do, instead of trying to find out who is the strongest in the world, because he has proved that it was him. " "I do not see any fighter right now who deserves to fight against him. I would be the first to tell him he can not withdraw because there is such and such person he must beat before doing so. Let them all fight for a good year to see who emerges from the crowd." "If someone keeps the belt for two years, then, perhaps, I would stay in his camp. He would still be young at 34, and then, he would be completely regenerated. " In another interview, Midoux took issue with White's response to GSP's talk about taking time off, and says White recanted the next day. "George was a little disturbed," said Midoux. "But the difference between him and me is that he is really nice, even when you have to be nasty." "What was said and done by Dana White was not correct. It confuses some roles. White enters the octagon to put on the belt. Georges goes there to fight as if his life depended on it. Georges is a lion that has respect, and White is a buffoon without respect." "Few people know it, but the next morning he (White) called George and told him 'I'm sorry, I watched the fight again and you have indeed won. I spoke under the influence of emotion.'" "George told him he did not worry, he understood. He owes nothing to anyone, he fought all his life." "If I were (GSP), I would ask for a public apology from White, who should say to the media that George has really won the fight. "Second, I would tell him to send people to test whether Hendricks is natural or not. At this point, it would show me that he is a good boss and he does things as they should be done." "(GSP) looked me in the eye, and asked if he had won. I told him I would have been the first to tell him if I thought he had lost." "If he had really lost, and the judges gave him a false victory, I would have told him to take the belt and put it back to Hendricks. We have never accepted a victory that was actually a defeat." "It was a very hard fight. I told Georges you won, but you got hit a lot. he was damaged. He was at the end of his strength, but he won that fight."
Submitted Nov 23, 2013 4:25PM by tuvok500 - 7 comments
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Next Fight Will Be The Last For Rich Franklin
It's been a year since Rich Franklin last stood in the Octagon. A former Ultimate FIghting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion, Franklin has always been one of the most well-rounded fighters on the roster. His opponent Cung Le, was the former Strikeforce Middleweight champion.
Submitted Nov 23, 2013 3:22PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Coach: Dana White apologized to Georges-St. Pierre after UFC 167, saying after rewatch he thought the champ won
The past week has been filled with speculation about the future of GSP along with criticism of White for his tirade against the champ at the post-fight presser. According to Georges' coach, White has apologized for his words.
Submitted Nov 23, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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