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Vitor Belfort wants to challenge Weidman-Silva winner after UFC 168
Saturday night’s UFC 168 event features one of the most anticipated title fights in UFC history, but one man sitting cageside in Las Vegas will be watching more intently than just about anyone else: Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Dec 26, 2013 11:55AM by JLS - 12 comments
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Alptekin Ozkilic welcomes flyweight Louis Smolka to octagon at UFC Fight Night 35
A flyweight matchup between “The Turkish Delight,” Alptekin Ozkilic, and “Da Last Samurai,” Louis Smolka, is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 35 event.
Submitted Dec 25, 2013 10:55AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Struggling UFC Heavyweight Pat Barry Teases Drop To 205 87
Struggling UFC heavyweight hurter, Pat Barry, may finally be making that drop to light heavyweight.
Submitted Dec 25, 2013 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Demetrious Johnson Wants to Clean Out 125 Division, But Would Take Superfight
It wasn’t long after Demetrious Johnson’s second win over Joseph Benavidez that fans began to express their interest in seeing the UFC flyweight champion climb back up to 135 pounds.
Submitted Dec 25, 2013 1:05AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Shogun staying put at 205, wants Lil' Nog rematch
Don't expect Shogun to drop to middleweight any time soon. The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion is staying at 205 lbs.
Submitted Dec 25, 2013 1:02AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Despite claims that UFC PPV price hike was for UFC 168 only, 169 and 170 both currently listed at $59.95
The UFC.com website is reflecting that the "one event only" price hike for UFC 168 is permanent.
Submitted Dec 24, 2013 6:56PM by Webbie - 18 comments
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UFC 168’s Travis Browne, Josh Barnett discuss enhanced drug testing experience
Between them, UFC heavyweights Travis Browne and Josh Barnett have been drug-tested at least a dozen times prior to their UFC 168 fight.
Submitted Dec 24, 2013 4:51PM by Webbie - 4 comments
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Rodrigo Damm returns to lightweight after weight-cutting issues
Rodrigo Damm (11-6) is back to the lightweight division. With a 2-1 record under the UFC banner, and coming off a decision victory over Mizuto Hirota, Damm returns to the 155-pound division to face Ivan Jorge (25-3) at UFC Fight Night 36 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Feb. 15. Forced to cancel a featherweight bout with Hacran Dias on October, Damm blames weight-cutting issues for his decision to cut less weight for his next UFC fights.
Submitted Dec 24, 2013 11:01AM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC 168’s Chris Weidman on first Anderson Silva fight: ‘I don’t think I looked that good’
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman doesn’t have any answers to the questions about which Anderson Silva will show up to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night in UFC 168’s pay-per-view headliner. Will it be the focused Silva with incredibly accurate, one-shot power in his strikes? Or will it be the Silva who goofs around in the cage, taunting and publicly humiliating his foe in front of thousands in attendance and millions more watching at home? To the reigning 185-pound champion, it doesn’t matter which version of “The Spider” walks into the arguably the biggest UFC fight of the year. Weidman is focused purely on which version of himself shows up.
Submitted Dec 24, 2013 6:16AM by Webbie - 5 comments
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Despite rumors, Barry and Phan still with UFC
There were rumors over the weekend that two fighters had been released from their UFC contracts. Those rumors turned out to be false.
Submitted Dec 23, 2013 9:18PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Adlan Amagov not retired, dealing with undisclosed personal issues
UFC welterweight rising star Adlan Amagov has not retired, but he is taking some time off. On Sunday, an Instagram account that appeared to be linked to the Red Fury Fight Team announced that Amagov had suddenly retired from MMA due to religious reasons, however, his co-manager Sam Kardan told MMAFighting.com on Monday that the account was fake and has since been deleted. Mike Constantino, Amagov's co-manager, admitted Amagov is currently dealing with undisclosed issues. "He has some personal stuff going on and will be off training and fighting until he is ready to return," Constantino said. "We will reevaluate in March." When asked if he believed Amagov would retire, Constantino replied via text message, "hope not."
Submitted Dec 23, 2013 4:38PM by Shawn91111 - 3 comments
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Rampage threatens to 'Break' man outside nightclub for disrespecting his girlfriend
Quinton Jackson is back in the news and, as is so often the case, it has nothing to do with cage fighting.
Submitted Dec 23, 2013 1:09PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Ronda Rousey's corner 'will bet 20 grand on me'
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ brags to Fox News that her corner will bet $20,000 to win $2,500 on her fights.
Submitted Dec 23, 2013 11:09AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Jessica Eye Fights For Her Father
"We just look at things like this where they tell us that we can’t, and we’re like, all right, we’re going to do everything we can to prove them wrong." - Jessica Eye This year will mark a different Christmas for the Eye family, but even as patriarch Randy Eye battles brain cancer, some old habits remain. “Of course my dad has never been Christmas shopping in his life,” said his daughter Jessica. “So he gave me money last night and was like ‘hey, go buy something for your brothers and you. You guys go get yourselves something nice.’” It’s just his way. And through the ups and downs, Jessica Eye, a highly-regarded contender in the UFC women’s bantamweight division, has always been there – if not physically, then always in spirit. And that’s no surprise to anyone that knows the 27-year-old.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 8:56PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Could Phil Davis be fighting Shogun Rua next?
UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is ready to fight, and his coach said that they'd love it if the opponent was Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Phil Davis is coming off arguably the biggest win of his career, but it's been over four months since that bout and the light heavyweight still remains unbooked. The college wrestling star defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC 163 to move his record to a stellar 12-1 (NC), and he might very well be facing off with another Brazilian next though - Mauricio Rua.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 8:53PM by JLS - 10 comments
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Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170
A Russian MMA news site is reporting an exciting addition to the February fight card. it looks like UFC 170 just picked up an exciting Lightweight bout. According to the Russian site MMA Boxing, Dagestani Sambo fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov will face former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez on February 22.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 7:18PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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Ronda Rousey Continues to Make History as First Female to Make UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings
Ronda Rousey UFC 157 Pre 10UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has already cemented her place in mixed martial arts history. She became the first female fighter signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship in November 2012. On Dec. 6, 2012, she was named the first women’s UFC titleholder. In February, she became the first female fighter to earn a win inside the Octagon, defending her title against Liz Carmouche.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 5:52PM by JLS - 15 comments
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Adlan Amagov to retire due to religious reasons
UFC Welterweight prospect, Adlan Amagov, was set to fight Jason High next month at UFC Fight Night 35. Unfortunately, Amagov was injured in training, and forced to withdraw from the bout. Earlier this week rumors were circulating that Amagov was contemplating retirement due to his religious beliefs. Earlier today, Amagov’s team, the Red Fury Fight Team, posted this on their Instagram: Here is the translation via Google Translate: With great regret to inform you that should Adlan Amagov retired fighter, any decision must be respected, Praise be to Allah that we have a brother who put in the first place religion, everyone should take a cue from him to each of us was such Iman !
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 5:22PM by JLS - 18 comments
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2013 (Nordic) Fight of the Year : Gustafsson Versus Jones at UFC 165
The Nordic MMA Fight of 2013 goes to Alexander Gustafsson versus Jon Jones at UFC 165 in a bout that captured the MMA world’s attention. The first Nordic fighter to challenge for the UFC belt turned out to be one of the most memorable five round wars ever. Recently, even the UFC acknowledged the greatness of the fight by ranking it #2 best fight, only behind the TUF Finale between Forrest Griffin versus Stephan Bonnar in the 20 years of the UFC’s existence.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 4:59PM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC gives glimpse at content plan, pricing for new ‘Fight Pass’ digital network
The UFC’s new digital network won’t be officially unveiled by the promotion until later this week, with a full launch ready for the start of 2014. But while the finer points of the details are still to be revealed, the network has a name: “UFC Fight Pass.” And it also has a price. UFC Fight Pass will cost subscribers $9.99 per month, according to an official UFC website that went live on Sunday. Twitter user @rossfinkelstein tweeted out a screengrab of the site overnight.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 3:06PM by JLS - 2 comments
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