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UFC prez on Tito Ortiz's rumored comeback: 'Obviously, Tito needs money'
UFC President Dana White isn't exactly waiting with open arms if Tito Ortiz decides to come out of retirement. In fact, he's pretty much the opposite of a cheerleader when it comes to the UFC Hall of Famer's recent hints at a return. "Who gives a s--t?" White blurted when asked by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) for his thoughts on Ortiz's recent musings on the topic...
Submitted Jul 28, 2013 10:27AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Report: Vitor refuses to fight Kennedy (or anyone) at 185 Pounds.
The UFC plans to schedule a fight between Vitor Belfort and American Tim Kennedy for the middleweight (84kg) went downhill. The wife and manager of Brazilian Joana Prado, who on Thursday received a call from Lorenzo Fertitta told Combate.com who refused the offer of the owner of the organization. Kennedy had already posted up on Twitter to come to Brazil to face Belfort. - It makes no sense Vitor, who is the number 1 ranking, fight number 2, number 6 or number 10 category. In his next fight in the middleweight division will be against the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva. If the UFC wants him to fight in any other category above average, we are available. Can be against anyone, Tim Kennedy, to Roy Nelson, but has to be in the 93kg division or weight married. Even in heavy fighting him. Vitor wants to fight, but in his category only if the title fight.
Submitted Jul 27, 2013 8:15PM by Shawn91111 - 13 comments
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Referee Herb Dean draws double duty in UFC on FOX 8 main and co-main events
SEATTLE – Veteran referee Herb Dean will oversee the two top-billed fights at UFC on FOX 8 and has been tapped to handle both Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga and Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald.
Submitted Jul 27, 2013 11:50AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC Lightweight Jorge Masvidal plans to complain to the commission about Michael Chiesa's beard
UFC Lightweight Jorge Masvidal plans to file a complaint objecting to his opponent Micheal Chiesa's beard.
Submitted Jul 26, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Aldo vs Jung Interviews
Chan Sung Jung... Good interview with the Korean Zombie Jose Aldo...
Submitted Jul 25, 2013 10:45PM by TheShaman - 2 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
Tate: No way in hell I'd let Winslow ref me again
Ultimate Fighter coach and UFC title contender Miesha Tate is still angry about what Kim Winslow's quick stoppage of her fight against Cat Zingano and she rips the ref in a new interview.
Submitted Jul 25, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 38 comments
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Frustrated Costa Philippou still waiting for first fight of 2013: ‘Just give me somebody'
Costa Philippou fought seven times over the past two years, so he's used to keeping a busy schedule. But the middleweight has yet to step foot into the cage in 2013, and despite the UFC's hectic second-half calendar, his name remains in limbo. So if it was up to him, when would Philippou like to fight next? "As soon as possible," the New Yorker flatly answered on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I wanted to fight in Boston. That didn't happen. I know there's a show in Toronto on September 21st. My last fight was in Canada. The fans are great over there. It's a short flight for me, I don't have to change anything. I would love to fight in Toronto...
Submitted Jul 25, 2013 8:11AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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UFC 163 Fighter Ian McCall: “I’ve Kind of Blown My UFC Career So Far”
When former Tachi Palace Fights flyweight champion Ian McCall inked a deal with the UFC in late 2011, he had high expectations. He entered the 2012 UFC Flyweight Tournament to determine the inaugural UFC 125-pound champion. He faced Demetrious Johnson in the opening round and the two fought to a draw. Johnson was originally declared the winner, but after a scoring error correction, the fight was ruled a draw. Johnson defeated McCall by unanimous decision in a rematch...
Submitted Jul 25, 2013 8:09AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva Expected to Square Off at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil
Matt Hamill and Thiago Silva will square off in a light heavyweight bout on Oct. 9 in Brazil.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 10:28PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Washington commission: No TUEs filed for UFC on FOX 8
None of the 24 fighters competing at Saturday's UFC on FOX 8 card applied for therapeutic use exemptions, MMAjunkie.com has learned.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 10:26PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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KJ Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos booked for UFC 166
A potential "loser gets cut" bout between lightweights KJ Noons and George Sotiropoulos is official for UFC 166 in Houston.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 10:24PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Local favorite Shawn Jordan agrees to fight Gabriel Gonzaga in UFC 166
Heavyweight knockout artists Shawn "The Savage" Jordan and Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 166 on Saturday, October 19, at the Toyota Center in Houston. Jordan, a former LSU full back, and Gonzaga are coming into this bout with first round knockout wins in each of their last bouts. Confidence is high as both fighters try to break into the Top 10 of the heavyweight division. UFC 166 will also have one the most anticipated fights in recent UFC history. In the main event, the rubber-match has finally been set between current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos. Each fighter has one loss on record to the other. This event will settle the score once and for all.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 5:19PM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
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Rockhold vs. Boetsch added to Texas event
Luke Rockhold will battle Tim Boetsch at UFC 166 in Houston, Texas.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Recently Retired Fighter Brian Stann Takes Over Joe Rogan’s Duties at UFC 163
Recently retired UFC fighter Brian Stann is already edging his way into the broadcast booth, taking over color commentary duties for Joe Rogan at UFC 163.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 1:38AM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
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Chael Sonnen reveals new UFC deal, new training home, future at 185
Just a few weeks after letting the world know his UFC deal had expired, Chael Sonnen has a new contract. And a new training base. And perhaps a return to his former weight class.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 12:28AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Brian Melancon replaces Paulo Thiago, meets Kevin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27
Less than three weeks after pulling off an upset in his UFC debut, Brian Melancon knows when he'll be going back to work. He'll meet Kevin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27 next month in Indianapolis.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 10:39PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Rory MacDonald trainer dismisses rumor fighter distancing himself from St-Pierre
Rory MacDonald could find himself on the cusp of a title shot with a win on Saturday – and that could complicate things with his teammate, champ Georges St-Pierre. But their trainer shot down a rumor of why the two aren't training side by side these days.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 6:39PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roy Nelson's new UFC contract a long-term deal
If he fulfills it, Roy Nelson's new UFC contract should keep him with the promotion for at least three years.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 6:39PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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