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Urijah Faber: Time to 'have the conversation' about stripping Dominick Cruz of title
While the top of the UFC bantamweight division is in a state of flux, Urijah Faber has been going about his business. Champion Dominick Cruz has been out nearly two years with a knee injury. In his absence, interim champion Renan Barao makes his case for the No. 1 spot with each successive fight...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:37AM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Where Jones vs. Gustafsson ranks with the greatest fights ever
There's a reason some sayings get to be old sayings, and that's because they're probably true. So after my fifth viewing this week of the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight, my conclusion is that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. When the fight ended, Joe Rogan said that this may be the greatest light heavyweight championship fight in UFC history. It was a great, dramatic fight, and when it was over, I thought Jones won rounds four and five and Gustafsson won round one. As far as the other two rounds, they were close enough to go either way. Upon multiple viewings, I'm even more torn about who won rounds two and three. Like in any close fight, nobody was robbed. In this case, whoever got the "W" should consider himself lucky...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:33AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
UFC plans 13 events in Brazil on 2014
With the upcoming events in Barueri and Goiania, Brazil will end 2013 with seven UFC events. And Dana White wants more next year. During UFC 168 media day, the UFC president revealed his plans for the country for 2014...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:29AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White would never buy Bellator: ‘There’s no value’
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the biggest MMA organization in the world today, and Dana White doesn’t see Bellator as a competitor. During UFC 168 media day Sunday, the UFC president said ZUFFA would never buy Bellator since "there’s no value" to them...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:26AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Anderson Silva Says to Expect a ‘New’ Anderson in Rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s longest title reign in UFC history came crashing down as a result of a well-placed left hand by Chris Weidman on July 6 at UFC 162. The way the fight played out didn’t sit well with some people. Silva is known for his showmanship. He taunts and toys with his opponents, but on that night his antics backfired...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:22AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
John Moraga meets Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento
The most recent UFC flyweight title challenger will try to get back on track this December. John Moraga (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet Darren Uyenoyama (8-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) when the UFC returns to network television for UFC on FOX 9. UFC officials recently announced the new booking...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:20AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bisping out 4-6 months after eye surgery
UFC middleweight star Michael Bisping had surgery to correct a detached retina and now will be out of action for four to six months.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 8:38PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have confrontation at Olympia Expo in Las Vegas
For those who wanted to see Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva fight each other, you almost got your wish.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 8:31PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Maximo Blanco meets Akira Corassani at TUF 18 Finale in Las Vegas
The UFC's Season 18 live finale card for "The Ultimate Fighter" continues to grow with the addition of a featherweight bout. Maximo Blanco will meet Akira Corassani on the card in late November.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 8:28PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White explains Okami release
The head honcho of the UFC offers his opinion on why the promotion decided to release perennial top-10 middleweight Yushin Okami.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Villefort, Zeferino, WIsniewski removed from UFC roster
Three more fighters have been purged from the UFC roster, with one being a mild surprise.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC cuts Mike Ricci
Yushin Okami was, and probably remains, one of the best middleweight mixed martial arts fighters in the world. But the UFC cut him, along with lightweight Mike Ricci.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 11:28PM by JLS - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Bisping out at UFC Fight Night 30, Lyoto Machida now faces Mark Munoz
UFC Fight Night 30 has a new look to its headlining bout, as Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from a planned matchup with Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC). An eye injury forced Bisping's removal from the card, and Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has stepped in to take his place in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30, which takes place on Oct. 26 at Phones 4u Arena (previously known as Manchester Arena) in Manchester, England. The evening's main card airs in the U.S. on FOX Sports 2 following prelims on Facebook. ESPN first reported the switch, and MMAjunkie.com subsequently confirmed it with company officials.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 6:45PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC releases onetime middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami
The UFC has released perennial Japanese contender Yushin Okami (29-8 MMA, 13-5 UFC). MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the company's decision with UFC officials. Okami's UFC run lasted more than seven years, and included four separate winning streaks of at least three fights. A top-ranked fighter throughout his tenure in the promotion, UFC President Dana White once labeled Okami as "the best fighter to ever come out of Japan."
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 4:33PM by DrivenDavies15 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
Justin Salas replaces injured Quinn Mulhern at UFC Fight Night 32
An undisclosed injury has forced Quinn Mulhern out of UFC Fight Night 32, and Justin Salas has stepped in as a replacement.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 4:14PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins added to UFC Fight Night 32
A bantamweight matchup between Johnny Eduardo and Lucas Martins is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 32.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 4:13PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Ronda Rousey's mother blogs about The Ultimate Fighter: 'I would have punched out a few people'
Ann Maria Rousey DeMars, the mother of UFC champ Ronda Rousey, appeared on The Ultimate Fighter and blogged about her experience.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Nam Phan booked for UFC Fight Night 33
A bantamweight bout between Takeya Mizugaki and Nam Phan is official for December's UFC Fight Night 33 event in Australia.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 2:19PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Trainer Pederneiras: Renan Barao losing money, Jose Aldo still wants Pettis
Nova Uniao head trainer Andre Pederneiras said most of his fighters come from the favela, and they're literally fighting to put food on their tables. One star pupil, UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (31-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC), grew up poor, but no longer needs to live hand to mouth. Pederneiras, however, said the fighter isn't maximizing opportunity while he's very near the top of the 135-pound class. Just this past weekend at UFC 165, Barao became the first fighter in UFC history to twice defend an interim belt when he stopped Eddie Wineland. The performance won Barao a $50,000 bonus for "Knockout of the Night" as well as his show and win purses. Barao is making more money as he continues to dominate the competition in the UFC, but according to Pederneiras, he could be making far more from other sources...
Submitted Sep 26, 2013 5:20PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
UFC Profiles removed for Benny Alloway, Papy Abedi, and James Head
Not a lot of surprises in this round of apparent UFC releases. The active UFC roster has gotten three names shorter with the removal of James Head, Papy Abedi, and Ben Alloway.
Submitted Sep 26, 2013 5:06PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
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