UFC 155's Jamie Varner anticipates April return, four opponents on radar
Jamie Varner said Rafael Dos Anjos, Ross Pearson, Matt Wiman and T.J. Grant are among the fighters he's looking at for his next octagon appearance.
The former WEC champ anticipates an injured thumb will keep him from meeting one of them until April, but his only preference is that he moves closer to title contention.
"I think Dos Anjos is on a streak, so he may be on my radar more so than anyone else," Varner told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "But Grant, I've been hearing his name pop up a lot, as well."
All UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 fighters pass post-fight drug tests
After a slow start to the pay-per-view, UFC 155 delivered two of the most dramatic fights in recent memory. In the co-main event Lightweight Joe Lauzon poured blood out of his forehead for 13 minutes of his 3 round decision loss to Jim Miller. Then, to cap off the show, Junior Dos Santos gave up the Heavyweight title and his undefeated record after a one-sided beating from Cain Velasquez.
On Friday, Nevada State Athletic Commission director Keith Kizer alerted media that every fighter on the card passed their post-fight drug screenings. Counting The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, this is the second consecutive UFC event where all the competitors in an event were tested. It's also the second event where every fighter passed.
Mike Goldberg denies rehab rumors, hopes to return for UFC On Fox 6
I'm doing well," he said.
"Those rumors out there are not true. I'm dealing with a complicated health issue but feeling better and hoping to be back to 100 percent by Jan. 26 (UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago). See you soon."
Ariel Helweni followed up with a more detailed description of the health issues Goldberg may be facing:
However, according to multiple sources close to Goldberg, who all asked to remain anonymous, the broadcaster suffered from a severe upper respiratory infection in October. The already-asthmatic Goldberg was then treated with large doses of medication to open the airway and treat the infection. Goldberg's doctor later confirmed that the medication taken to treat the infection in combination with his normal asthma medication caused severe side effects that affected his ability to work, which according to the same sources, was the reason he missed UFC 155.
Goldberg is currently being treated to get his health back on track and is approaching a full recovery.
Strikeforce's Hirota vs. Yahya, Guimares vs. Lim added to UFC on FUEL TV 8
The UFC's return to Japan has two new fights, including the promotional debut of a fighter imported from the soon-to-close Strikeforce organization.
Japanese fighter and onetime Strikeforce competitor Mizuto Hirota (14-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is dropping from lightweight for a bout with featherweight Rani Yahya (17-7 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Additionally, welterweight Marcelo Guimaraes (8-0-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on promotional newcomer Hyun Gyu Lim (10-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
The latest UFC on FUEL TV 8 card now includes:
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya
Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
Bryan Caraway vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring joins UFC 158 lineup
Middleweights Chris Camozzi (18-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will meet in March at UFC 158.
Officials today announced the matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter" alumni.
Featuring a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz, UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal's Bell Centre. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
It's not clear where Camozzi vs. Ring will be placed on the lineup.
Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi added to UFC 158 in Montreal
A lightweight matchup that seems sure to provide fireworks has been added to UFC 158 as Daron Cruickshank (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets John Makdessi (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC).
UFC officials on Friday evening announced the pairing.
Featuring a welterweight title fight between current champ Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce title holder Nick Diaz, UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal's Bell Centre.
Jim Miller targets Gray Maynard rematch following triumphant UFC 155 win
Now that he's dispatched Joe Lauzon, Jim Miller would like to fight the man who was supposed to be in his shoes at UFC 155.
That's Gray Maynard, who previously handed Miller his first loss in the UFC octagon.
"It will be four years ago in March," Miller told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "To assume it would be a similar fight would be kind of ignorant to what we're capable of as fighters."
Jordan Mein vs Dan Miller at UFC 158
Jordan Mein will be making his UFC debut in Montreal, Quebec at UFC 158. According to the Candian Press’ Neil Davidson, Mein will face Dan Miller on the March 16th card.
Lethbridge, Alberta’s Jordan Mein is a former Strikeforce fighter. With that promotion closing its doors, the UFC has decided to bring over ‘Young Gun’. Mein (26-8) is a Welterweight fighter on a two fight winning streak with his last win being a dominant performance over former UFC fighter Forrest Petz.
Dan Miller (14-6) has been fighting in the UFC since 2008. In his most recent UFC performance, Miller submitted Ricardo Funch in the third round. Miller has gone 6-5 in the octagon.
Tyson Fury calls out Cain Valesquez
HW boxer Tyson Fury has called out the UFC HW champion Cain Valesquez.. Tyson Fury has sent out numerous tweets at Dana White and Cain Valesquez challenging him to fight he either a cage or a ring. Here are some of Tyson's tweets.