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Donald Cerrone replaces Eddie Alvarez, meets Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 59
Donald Cerrone (26-6 MMA, 13-3 UFC) wanted to fight again as quickly as possible after his win over Myles Jury at UFC 182. Two weeks seems pretty quick. UFC President Dana White announced on Instagram that Cerrone has agreed to step in for an injured Eddie Alvarez (25-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and will now meet Benson Henderson (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) at next week’s UFC Fight Night 59 event, which takes place on Jan. 18, 2015 at Boston’s TD Garden. The evening’s four-fight main card airs on FOX Sports 1 (10 p.m. ET) following six preliminary bouts on the same channel (7 p.m. ET) and two that stream on UFC Fight Pass (6 p.m. ET).
Submitted Jan 5, 2015 9:12PM by Budgellism - 23 comments
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UFC 182 salaries: Jon Jones ($500K) tops list of disclosed payouts
Reigning UFC light-heavyweight champion and headliner Jon Jones earned the top disclosed payday at this past weekend’s UFC 182 event.
Submitted Jan 5, 2015 2:54PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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8 fighters removed from UFC roster
It looks like the UFC has added a little bit of roster turnover to the changing of the calendar.
Submitted Jan 5, 2015 11:03AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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UFC raises price on announced 2015 PPV events
Multiple providers (UFC.TV, Direct TV, Time Warner) acknowledge a price hike for announced 2015 UFC pay-per-view events, despite earlier promises by organization president, Dana White.
Submitted Jan 5, 2015 11:00AM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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UFC champ Jon Jones to heavyweight? Interim champ Fabricio Werdum tells him to stay put
The message from UFC interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum to light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones was simple.
Submitted Jan 5, 2015 10:57AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Former WWE star CM Punk hosted a UFC Q&A, and it was all kinds of awkward
LAS VEGAS – Say what you want about former WWE wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ move to the UFC, but the man clearly knows how to entertain a crowd – even the very drunk and incoherent ones.
Submitted Jan 5, 2015 10:54AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Dana White apologizes to UFC 182 winner Marion Reneau after 'TUF' snub
Marion Reneau made her promotional debut and picked up her first UFC victory this past weekend at UFC 182. She also received an apology from her boss.
Submitted Jan 5, 2015 10:53AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Conor McGregor vows to defeat Dennis Siver in 'under two minutes'
Conor McGregor has made a habit out of making wild predictions throughout his brief UFC tenure, and so far, nearly all of them have come true.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 4:01PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
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Jones: I hope he's somewhere crying
One of the signature things about combat sports is the fighters always hug genuinely at the end. By contrast, when the final bell rang at UFC 182, light heavyweight Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier swung at each, and, inadvertently, referee Herb Dean. Immediately post fight Jones was in a fury. "if you bought a Break Bones shirt, take it back," he said. "You wasted your money," "I'm sorry to be classless like this. I do not like Daniel Cormier and that's why I'm being this way." At the post-fight press conference, Jones was initially respectful.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 3:53PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
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Cormier: This isn't going to ruin me
Daniel Cormier definitely came to fight at UFC 182, giving Jon Jones a solid test in the championship bout. Ultimately Jones persevered, winning four of the five rounds on all three judges score cards and retained his title. In pre-fight interviews, Cormier had said he thought this was his last chance at the UFC title, but after the fight expressed that he believed the loss wouldn't ruin him, holding back tears as he spoke:
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 3:52PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Twitter reacts to Jones/Cormier war
At UFC 182 Jon Jones faced a hard test in Daniel Cormier who definitely came to fight. Cormier hung in through five tough rounds and came at Jones hard in second round, taking that round on all the judges score cards. Jones recovered and won the rest of the fight to retain his light heavyweight title. The fight was great though and as with all great fights and moments, fighters, media, and fans reacted on Twitter:
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 3:51PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Dana White: Hector Lombard Should Have Tried Harder to Finish Josh Burkman
Dana White: Hector Lombard Should Have Tried Harder to Finish Josh Burkman.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:14PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Jones: I would fight Velasquez in a heartbeat
While there are still challenges remaining at 205 pounds, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says a match with heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is something he'd welcome.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:13PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
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Jones explains 'suck it' gesture shown to Cormier
Jon Jones ended things on a sour note with Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 and at the post-fight press conference, he explained why.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:11PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Donald Cerrone talks 'f**k you' leg kicks vs. Jury
Donald Cerrone said his vicious leg kicks to a grounded Myles Jury at UFC 182 were out of anger and frustration.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:10PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Lombard calls for MacDonald top contender fight
Hector Lombard may not have had the prettiest performance of his career against Josh Burkman at UFC 182, but he still came away with a win. And now he wants his chance at the title.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:09PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC champ Jon Jones not moved by Daniel Cormier's tears
LAS VEGAS – Immediately after his eighth title defense, UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) showed no signs of warming to rival Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC).
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:07PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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White: UFC 182 PPV buys to blow past 750k estimate despite low gate and attendance
Dana White says UFC 182 PPV numbers were much higher than their predicted 750,000 buys.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:00PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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UFC Abandons Out-of-Competition Drug Testing, Hands Duty to Commissions
UFC Abandons Out-of-Competition Drug Testing, Hands Duty to Commissions.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:53AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Gustafsson reacts to Jones' win, pulls a 'GSP'
Alexander Gustafsson pulled a 'GSP' moments after Jon Jones' win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 182.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:49AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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