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BJ Penn at 145lb for Edgar fight only
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC two-division champion BJ Penn revealed at the UFC 175 ticket sale press conference that he was only interested in dropping to featherweight to face Edgar.
Submitted May 26, 2014 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs Rob Font
(bloodyelbow.com)
A newcomer to the UFC's bantamweight division, Rob Font is expected to make his debut at UFC 175.
Submitted May 26, 2014 8:32PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White proclaims Robbie Lawler as the frontrunner for the next welterweight title shot
(mmafighting.com)
Robbie Lawler's dominant performance, complete with a ref stoppage finish in the third round over Jake Ellenberger at UFC 173, has made him the frontrunner for the next welterweight title match.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Raphael Assuncao says he can train to fight new champ Dillashaw in eight weeks
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – UFC bantamweight Raphael Assuncao said he was supposed to be in the cage with Renan Barao at Saturday’s UFC 173, but a rib injury forced him to heal up before getting a title shot.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 173 draws 11,036 attendance for $1.7 million live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC 173 event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas drew an announced attendance of 11,036 and a live gate of $1.7 million.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:45AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White on Jamie Varner's corner: 'I would've thrown in the towel'
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White admits that it was tough and uncomfortable to watch Saturday’s UFC 173 pay-per-view opener between lightweights James Krause and Jamie Varner.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:45AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jamie Varner breaks two bones in foot, tears ligaments in UFC 173 loss
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Jamie Varner broke two bones in his foot and tore ligaments during a TKO loss to James Krause on the pay-per-view main card of Saturday’s UFC 173.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz says UFC told him to 'keep it quiet' that Jake Ellenberger turned down a fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nate Diaz tweets that the UFC told him not to talk about Jake Ellenberger turning down a fight with him two months ago.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Le vs. Bisping to headline August card in Macau
(bloodyelbow.com)
Cung Le will make his return on August 23rd to meet Michael Bisping in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event in Macau, China on August 23rd.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 173 bonuses: T.J. Dillashaw doubles up to win $100,000
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – T.J. Dillashaw, Renan Barao and Mitch Clarke each earned $50,000 bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 173 event, and Dillashaw doubled up for $100,000.
Submitted May 25, 2014 2:02AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 173 results: T.J. Dillashaw destroys Renan Barao to win title
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – With massive odds against him, T.J. Dillashaw not only defied them, but he made them look like they were inadvertently reversed. Dillashaw dominated bantamweight champion Renan Barao to win the title, even as the Brazilian entered the fight as a favorite of as much as 10-to-1, and with many calling him the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. It was Barao’s first loss since 2005. Dillashaw (10-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) outstruck Barao (32-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) at nearly every turn, planting him on the canvas in the first round and then never looking back, even when Barao tried to answer. But instead of cruising to a dominant decision win, Dillashaw stayed after the finish in the fifth round – ultimately putting the champion on the canvas with a left hand before pouncing to finish off the massive upset.
Submitted May 25, 2014 1:04AM by isk - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Zingano won’t face Rousey upon return
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC President Dana White suggests that while Cat Zingano is the division’s No. 1 contender, she may need to take on another fight before facing the champ.
Submitted May 24, 2014 5:55PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Renan Barao and Dana White disagree on what could be preventing Barao from connecting with fans
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao feels 'learning English is very necessary' for him to completely connect with fans. UFC president Dana White doesn't agree.
Submitted May 24, 2014 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 173 weigh-in results: Barao, Dillashaw official for title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – The UFC 173 fighter weigh-ins are in the books, and all 26 fighters on the card hit their marks for Saturday’s event.
Submitted May 23, 2014 7:55PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Zak Cummings vs. Kenny Robertson set for Atlantic City
(www.ufc.com)
Two fighters coming off big wins, Zak Cummings and Kenny Robertson, will meet in a clash of welterweight veterans on the UFC Fight Night card in Atlantic City, NJ on July 16.
Submitted May 23, 2014 5:33PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs Naoyuki Kotani
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has picked up longtime veteran and former UFC lightweight Naoyuki Kotani for a return to the big show after almost seven years away.
Submitted May 23, 2014 4:38PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jamie Varner Talks UFC 173, Call of Duty, King Mo and James Krause
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Former WEC lightweight champion and UFC veteran Jamie Varner recently talked with PunchDrunkGamer.com about his upcoming fight Saturday night at UFC 173 against James Krause, his new gym Impact MMA, Call of Duty, King Mo’s meltdown and short notice fights. Enjoy!

PDG: The UFC lightweight division is pretty stacked at the moment; what are thoughts on the division and the guys at the top that your are hunting down? Jamie Varner - It is very competitive and I would have to say it is the most competitive division in the UFC right now. In my opinion the top two guys in all of the UFC right now are Renan Barao and Jose Aldo and there is such a huge gap between those guys and the other guys in their divisions. Then you look at the lightweights – Anthony Pettis, Ben Henderson and Gilbert Melendez and you have five super talented fighters that you may only see once in a lifetime. So that is my top five and three of them are in the super competitive lightweight division and I feel like I should be right up there in the top ten and that is one reason that I am going to stop taking fights on short notice.
Submitted May 23, 2014 12:47PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Hendo Not Guaranteed Title Shot With Win Over Cormier
(bjpenn.com)
“Obviously if Hendo pulls off this upset, it’s huge, huge. He pulls off the upset against Shogun [Rua], he pulls off a huge upset against Cormier, we’ll see… It’s just stupid to talk about now because [Jones] is fighting Gustafsson, and that fight’s not happening until fall, and we still gotta get through that fight, and then we see where he’s at. Who’s to say Cormier and Henderson, whoever wins this fight, doesn’t want to take a fight between now and then? Or if they get hurt, anything can happen.”
Submitted May 23, 2014 3:23AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: ‘If Nick Diaz Can Beat Matt Brown It Would Probably Mean A Title Shot’
(bjpenn.com)
“[The Diaz's] want to jump in strategically and take this fight or take that fight, or ‘I’ll take a title shot’.
Submitted May 23, 2014 3:22AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Burns replaces injured Viscardi Andrade at UFC on FOX 12
(mmafighting.com)
Andreas Stahl has a new opponent for his UFC debut.
Submitted May 22, 2014 8:35PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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