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Jon Jones' B sample from UFC 214 also positive for steroid turinabol
Jon Jones’ B sample also tested positive at UFC 214. UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky confirmed the results to MMAjunkie tonight that Jones’ B sample has come back positive for metabolites of turinabol, the same steroid found in his urine during a pre-fight test for his title win over Daniel Cormier via knockout at the July 29 pay-per-view event in Anaheim, Calif. ESPN.com was first to report the news. RELATED Michael Bisping: Jon Jones deserves lifetime ban from MMA after 2nd failed drug test Jones, 30, is now likely to go to arbitration with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which administered the test, in an attempt to clear his name. That process could take anywhere from three to six months. His representatives have maintained his innocence.
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:52PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font added to UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil
The UFC today announced a bantamweight bout between Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font is set for UFC Fight Night 119, which takes place Oct. 28 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and airs on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The addition of Munhoz-Font comes on the same day Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov was moved from the card to UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The latest UFC Fight Night 119 card now includes: Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Figueiredo Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon Christian Colombo vs. Carlos Felipe Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman Jack Hermansson vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos Rob Font vs. Pedro Munhoz
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:48PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Mickey Gall returns at UFC 217 in New York City
Fast-rising welterweight prospect Mickey Gall is slated for a return at UFC 217. Gall (4-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) meets Randy Brown (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at the fall event, officials today announced via newsday.com. The latest UFC 217 card includes: Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre – for middleweight title Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas – for women’s strawweight title Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba Jorge Masvidal vs. Stephen Thompson Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:45PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Demetrious Johnson Issues Ray Borg Ultimatum For UFC 216
Dominant UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is willing to give Ray Borg another crack at the title after “The TazMexican Devil” pulled out of their scheduled UFC 215 fight last weekend due to illness. He’s just not willing to wait that long. ‘Mighty Mouse was all set to break Anderson Silva’s record for consecutive title defenses with 11, a number he could have already reached had Borg been healthy enough to make it to the fight. But Johnson isn’t going to get up in arms about it, and he recently told ESPN (via Bloody Elbow) that while cancellations like this happen in the fight game, he wants to fight Borg at October 7’s UFC 216 from Las Vegas:
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 7:46PM by JLS - 6 comments
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Glover Teixiera vs. Misha Cirkunov Moved from Brazil to UFC on Fox 26 in Canada
A scheduled light heavyweight clash between Glover Teixeira and Misha Cirkunov has undergone a venue change. Promotion officials announced Tuesday that the bout, originally set for UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, has been moved to UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg on Dec. 16. A reason was not given for the change. UFC on Fox 26 takes place at Bell MTS Place and also includes a 205-pound clash pitting Antonio Rogerio Nogueira against Jared Cannonier. The card airs on the Fox Network following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 7:41PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Injury removes Naoki Inoue from upcoming UFC Japan fight card
A dislocated shoulder has ruled the top Japanese prospect out of his scheduled fight at the Saitama Super Arena. Naoki Inoue, an 11-0 flyweight prospect, revealed via his Instagram that he has withdrawn from his scheduled fight with Jenel Lausa. The bout was supposed to take place at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux 2 on September 22nd at the fabled Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Sep 11, 2017 7:11PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Zu Anyanwa Gets Long Awaite Call To UFC,TO UFC, Fights Saturday In Pittsburgh
Things were looking pretty bleak after hard-hitting heavyweight Azunna Anyanwu, more popularly known as Zu Anyanwu, did not earn a UFC contract after his knockout win over Greg Rebello in July. It was expected that with the win, the Cage Fury Fighting Championships heavyweight champion would be signed to the UFC. Instead, UFC President Dana White did not select him on that night.
Submitted Sep 11, 2017 1:55AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Valentina Shevchenko blasts judges’ decision at UFC 215: ‘I won this fight’
Valentina Shevchenko was baffled at how Amanda Nunes was awarded a split decision victory after their 25-minute clash in the main event of UFC 215 in Edmonton on Saturday night. The challenger stood dejected with her hands on her hips after Nunes’ successful bantamweight title defense was made official at Rogers Place. Shevchenko pulled no punches when Joe Rogan asked her how she felt about suffering her second loss to Nunes in her post-fight interview.
Submitted Sep 10, 2017 9:53AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
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UFC 215 bonuses: Rafael dos Anjos, Henry Cejudo recognized for dominant victories
On a night with no shortage of finishes, it was a pair of title contenders that picked up Performance of the Night bonuses. Rafael dos Anjos and Henry Cejudo earned an extra $50,000 for their respective finishes of Neil Magny and Wilson Reis, while veterans Jeremy Stephens and Gilbert Melendez were also rewarded for a Fight of the Night performance at UFC 215 on Saturday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta.
Submitted Sep 10, 2017 3:02AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Elias Theodorou To Meet Daniel Kelly At UFC Fight Night 121 Sydney
A pair of “Ultimate Fighter: Nations” cast members will lock horns when Elias Theodorou faces Daniel Kelly at UFC Fight Night 121. The Las Vegas-based promotion recently announced the middleweight pairing. UFC Fight Night 121 takes place on Nov. 18 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Marcin Tybura. The card will air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The 29-year-old Theodorou is 5-2 during his Octagon tenure. Most recently, “The Spartan” dropped a three-round verdict to Brad Tavares at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale on July 7.
Submitted Sep 8, 2017 9:01PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Mayweather vs. McGregor officially breaks U.K. PPV record
It was not a surprise Sky Sports confirmed this week to Boxing News that the Aug. 26 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor set the company's all-time pay-per-view record
Submitted Sep 8, 2017 12:06PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC issues statement on 'viral illness' that forced Ray Borg out of UFC 215; refunds available
The UFC has officially ruled Ray Borg out of Saturday’s UFC 215 main event vs. Demetrious Johnson, citing a “viral illness” as the reason for the cancellation of the scheduled flyweight championship fight. News broke late Thursday that the planned headliner for Saturday’s event between UFC flyweight champion Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) and challenger Borg (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) had been called off less than 12 hours before the fighters were set to hit the scales.
Submitted Sep 8, 2017 3:46AM by JLS - 15 comments
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Donald Cerrone to fight Darren Till in UFC Gdansk main event
'Cowboy' Cerrone returns to the cage to headline the UFC's return to Poland on October 21st. UFC Gdansk may finally have a main event. The Polish event, set to go down in six weeks, was originally going to be headlined by Thiago Santos vs. newcomer and popular local Michal Materla before Materla decided to resign with Polish MMA promotion KSW instead. Now the event is on the verge of a pretty decent replacement fight: Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vs. UK fighter Darren Till.
Submitted Sep 7, 2017 10:17AM by JLS - 8 comments
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jodie Esquibel slated for UFC Gdansk
On Wednesday, the UFC officially announced that one-time strawweight title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz will welcome Invicta FC standout Jodie Esquibel to her home country when the Octagon lands in the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland on Oct. 21. This will be Kowalkiewicz’s first time fighting in Poland since February 2015 when she earned a split decision nod over Kalindra Faria in the KSW promotion, her last fight before joining the UFC. The 31-year-old Kowalkiewicz (10-2), who hails from Lodz, is on the first losing streak of her career, having failed to wrest the 115-pound title from Joanna Jedrzejczyk last November, and then being submitted by Claudia Gadelha in her most recent outing this past June.
Submitted Sep 6, 2017 5:55PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Materla bout scrapped, UFC books Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson in Sao Paulo
A planned headliner between Thiago “Marreta” Santos and Michal Materla for UFC Gdansk has been scrapped with reports that Materla has chosen to re-sign with KSW instead. The UFC had hoped to put together an action packed middleweight headliner for their return to Poland in October of this year. They’d even apparently signed a local star to make his debut in the top spot on the card, hooking 33-year old home-grown KSW talent Michal Materla to face Thaigo Santos for the main event.
Submitted Sep 4, 2017 9:32PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Mayweather vs. McGregor trending close to PPV buyrate record
The predictions the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor superfight would be the biggest event in pay-per-view television history just might come true after all. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani has confirmed an initial report by the Los Angeles Times that the boxing fight, promoted by Mayweather Promotions and televised by Showtime Sports, is projecting to do somewhere in the mid-to-high four millions in domestic pay-per-view purchases.
Submitted Sep 3, 2017 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Now sitting on 4 straight wins, UFC-Rotterdam's Leon Edwards calls for Donald Cerrone – again
Leon Edwards is ready to break out of the circuit of smaller UFC shows in Europe and take his talents to an American audience following his victory over Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night 115. Edwards (14-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) pushed his winning streak to four in the UFC welterweight division on Saturday when he outworked Barberena (13-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) to a unanimous decision in the UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Submitted Sep 3, 2017 10:49AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
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Alexander Volkov helps give UFC heavyweight division an infusion of fresh blood
Alexander Volkov was stacked with the unenviable task of fighting 7-foot giant Stefan Struve before a partisan crowd in Struve’s native Holland, practically as an afterthought given that he was doing so one week after the fight world blew its wad with McGregor-Mayweather. Things didn’t look good early. He took a violent knee to the face in the first round, which opened up a bloody fissure where football players wear eye black. He had one eye poked in the second round, which caused the doctor to come in and shine a light. Then he had the other poked moments later, giving him the unfortunate parlay. Luckily his ears worked well enough to hear referee Marc Goddard issue a warning to Struve, advising him to watch his fingers.
Submitted Sep 3, 2017 2:26AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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UFC Rotterdam bonuses: Mairbek Taisumov cashes in for massive KO
The tallest fight in UFC history turned out to be much more than just an oddity. Towering heavyweights Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve were each rewarded a $50,000 bonus for putting on the Fight of the Night in the UFC Rotterdam main event on Saturday at the Ahoy Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Mairbek Taisumov and Zabit Magomedsharipov also received Performance of the Night bonuses.
Submitted Sep 2, 2017 7:09PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Coach: Nate Diaz 'needs to get paid at least $20 million’ for Conor McGregor trilogy
Conor McGregor’s huge paycheck for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather could mean more money for his future UFC opponents — at least that’s what Nate Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez is hoping for. Diaz’s last two fights under the UFC banner were against “The Notorious” in 2016, and he made $2.6 million dollars in disclosed pay in those bouts combined. After seeing what McGregor made against Mayweather, and the potential money that could be made in a trilogy bout with McGregor in the UFC, Perez expects 10 times more.
Submitted Sep 1, 2017 4:36PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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