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Nick Diaz: Tell Roy Jones Jr. To Buy Out My UFC Contract So We Can Fight
"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
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'
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’
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
Barao says he would fight his friend Moraes 8
Renan Barao said he would put his friendship Marlon Moraes aside for a moment if they need to fight in the future.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Daniel Cormier targeted for spot on UFC 173 main card against either Dan Henderson or Ryan Bader
The UFC is planning another card reshuffling, which could affect UFC 173, 174, and 175.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 9:27PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Welcome to the UFC Ray Borg
Following his win over fellow 125 lb prospect Nick Urso at Legacy FC 30, the UFC has signed undefeated Ray Borg to a 4 fight contract.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 9:25PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC champ Jon Jones offers $1,500 reward for missing rare cat
Jon Jones has enough on his plate later this month in Baltimore, but now he has the stress of a missing pet to deal with, as well. Jones, the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, has offered a $1,500 reward for the return of Mufasa, a rare cat breed, the fighter told KRQE News in Albuquerque, N.M., where he trains at the Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA camp. Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) is preparing for his latest title defense later this month at UFC 172 against Glover Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) on April 26 in Baltimore. Mufasa, apparently named after the father lion in the Disney animated classic “The Lion King,” is about 20 pounds, Jones said. The cat is a cross between an African serval and a domestic house cat and is known as a Savannah cat.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 6:55PM by DrivenDavies15 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kajan Johnson vs. Tae Hyun Bang booked for UFC 174 in Vancouver
A successful Twitter campaign has landed “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” semifinalist Kajan Johnson an official UFC fight. Johnson suffered a knockout loss to teammate Chad Laprise in the “TUF” semifinal round, and fans were critical of the Team Canada coaching staff for their perceived favoritism of Laprise. Johnson’s supporters then used Twitter to badger UFC officials into giving him a fight. And it apparently worked. Johnson (19-10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is now slated to fight fellow lightweight Tae Hyun Bang (16-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 174, officials today announced.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 6:53PM by DrivenDavies15 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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