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With TUF Nations Finale win, Sarah Kaufman wants Tate, Carmouche or Zingano in Vancouver
(mmajunkie.com)
QUEBEC CITY – By no means is Sarah Kaufman looking past her TUF Nations Finale bout with Leslie Smith this Wednesday, but the former Strikeforce champion won’t pretend she doesn’t have her eyes set on a summer fight in her home province.
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 11:21PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Jon Jones reveals reason behind Maryland drug test: ‘I just thought I would have Glover tested’
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones revealed that he would not necessarily request out-of-competition drug testing in the future, and that he simply wanted to have Teixeira tested.
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 11:19PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum implies that Travis Browne coudn't handle him in training
(www.bloodyelbow.com)
Fabricio Werdum is confident of his chances against Travis Browne based on past training sessions between them.
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 11:18PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White comments on WIll Chope's release
(mmafighting.com)
At a recent media event, UFC president Dana White spoke at length for the first time about the Will Chope situation. Chope was scheduled to fight Diego Brandao at last month's UFC Fight Night card in Brazil, was pulled from the card at the last minute after revelations surfaced about his past...
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 9:03PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
K.J. Noons vs. Sam Stout's TUF Nations Finale clash changed to welterweight contest
(mmajunkie.com)
Wednesday’s K.J. Noons vs. Sam Stout contest will no longer be contested at lightweight but rather at 170 pounds. MMAjunkie today confirmed the switch to the TUF Nations Finale bout following an initial tweet reporting the possibility by SportsNet’s “Showdown” Joe Ferraro...
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 8:23PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz: Tell Roy Jones Jr. To Buy Out My UFC Contract So We Can Fight
(lowkickmma.com)
"If I get somebody to buy my contract out from the UFC, I'd be out here fighting too. Tell his (Jones Jr.’s) guys, buy my contract so we can fight. Get a real fight. I'd like to fight 167 (pounds) if I was fighting boxing but it's whatever. That's the weight I fought at originally, I fought like one pro fight. I have a lot of boxing experience, of course, work with a lot of different fighters, but sparring is different than fighting. Hey, I'd love to see what I can do. It's always up to Dana White, it's always up to who's got the real money."
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 11:39AM by postman - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Chael Sonnen calls out Rich Franklin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chael Sonnen took to twitter to call out former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin. Is his grudge match against Wanderlei Silva off?
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin: 'I wholeheartedly believe that I can beat Anderson Silva'
(mmamania.com)
In addition, "Ace" believes he could dethrone 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones.
Submitted Apr 13, 2014 6:47PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cristiano Marcello announces retirement from MMA, says ‘you need to know when it’s time to stop’
(bloodyelbow.com)
TUF veteran Cristiano Marcello announced on Saturday afternoon that he would be retiring from MMA competition to focus on coaching full time at his own gym in Curitiba, Brazil.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 8:05PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Dan Henderson on TRT after MMA, more drug testing, Cormier matchup
(mmajunkie.com)
MMAjunkie recently sat down with UFC Fight Night 38 winner and MMA veteran Dan Henderson to discuss a variety of topics, including testosterone-replacement therapy, his desire for more drug testing, and a potential UFC 173 bout with Daniel Cormier. “A lot of people think that because I was on TRT that it’s cheating in some way,” said Henderson, who received the UFC’s final TRT exemption ahead of his recent win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. “I’m sure if you’re naive about it and ignorant about what it is, it seems that way because it’s testosterone. But I’m not abusing it. I’m just getting it in normal range of everyone else.” Henderson, in fact, said he’s so committed to a level playing field that he wants to see more drug testing, including random year-round checks among UFC fighters.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 7:50PM by Shawn91111 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey defends title vs. Alexis Davis at UFC 175
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s Independence Day pay-per-view just got a little bit bigger, and the speculation on who Ronda Rousey will fight next can be put to rest.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 1:01AM by nirvana184 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira Wants Third Mir Fight Before Retiring
(mmamania.com)
Frank Mir knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, then submitted "Minotauro" in their rematch. Now, the Brazilian wants to get one of those finishes back before calling it a career.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johnny Bedford Explains Fiery Post-Fight Reaction After Headbutt Results in No Contest
(mmaweekly.com)
Johnny Bedford was ecstatic after UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi opponent Rani Yahya crashed to the canvas and the referee stepped in to halt the bout.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:43PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC anticipates quick return to Abu Dhabi, targeting 'The Ultimate Fighter' for Middle East
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – The UFC took four years to return to Abu Dhabi following its initial visit to the United Arab Emirates’ second most populous city, but the locale may soon become an annual destination.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:37PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
After no-contest, UFC exec hints at Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
Following the result of UFC Fight Night 39's event opener, a UFC executive said the promotion could rebook a bantamweight bout between Johnny Bedford (19-10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Rani Yahya (19-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC).
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:36PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyrone Spong: If I fully commit to MMA, of course I would want to be in the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tyrone Spong told Bloody Elbow that while he is satisfied with WSOF, he would want to join the UFC if he were to commit to MMA full time.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:33PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Alers wants McGregor next
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC featherweight Jim Alers won an exciting debut bout against fellow newcomer Alan Omer, and he had a very specific fighter in mind for his next fight.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 6:07PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 39 attendance pushes gate to $1.8 million
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – The UFC’s return to the Middle East resulted in healthy attendance and live-gate figures.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFN results: Nelson, Guida, Kawajiri win bonuses
(www.bloodyelbow.com)
“Big Country” earned a $50, 000 bonus for his brutal KO of “Minotauro” Nogueira, while Guida vs Kawajiri won FOTN.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 5:22PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luke Zachrich, Ray Borg make octagon debuts at UFC on FOX 11, 13-bout lineup set
(mmajunkie.com)
Two UFC newcomers will make their official UFC debuts next week at UFC on FOX 11, officials recently announced.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 1:07PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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