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Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger confirmed for UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle
A massive welterweight clash is set for UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle on July 27th, as Rory MacDonald fights Jake Ellenberger.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 8:58PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
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Alexander Gustaffson camp requests Lyoto Machida or UFC injury fill-in
Taken out of a key fight due to injury, Alexander Gustafsson would like to fill the gap if the UFC later finds itself in a similar jam as an injury replacement – or face former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 6:48PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
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UFC Joins the Fight to Save Olympic Wrestling, Calls on Bellator and Viacom for Cooperation
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in February to cut wrestling from the Olympic Games starting in 2020, the decision sent shock waves not only through the wrestling community, but throughout the sports world; perhaps none more so than the mixed martial arts community.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:36PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, General MMA
Rousey prefers to coach against Tate but wants to fight undefeated Zingano
Ronda Rousey isn't sure who will win this weekend's title eliminator at The Ultimate Fighter 17, but she see advantages to fighting both Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:28PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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UFC 159's Alan Belcher warns Bisping: 'I haven't felt like this in forever'
Alan Belcher sees Michael Bisping, and he knows what he wants. Of course, in order to have a chance at it, it's Bisping he has to go through.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:25PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie
It appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has ended a significant part of his mixed martial arts (MMA) relationship with famed trainer Cesar Gracie. According to a report from Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's (April 9, 2013) edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, the Stockton, Calif., native has enlisted the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment, representing notable names such as UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal, among others. Even though The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 winner has found new MMA management, Diaz will still train under Gracie alongside the likes of his brother Nick Diaz, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields and the rest of the tight crew.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 12:16PM by Shawn91111 - 3 comments
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UFC 160 loses Gunnar Nelson to injury; Story steps in
Icelandic welterweight prospect Gunnar Nelson is out of his UFC 160 fight against Mike Pyle. Replacing him is recent UFC 158 winner Rick Story.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 11:50AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Former UFC champ Pat Miletich considering U.S. Senate run
Pat Miletich, a former UFC champion who turned to broadcasting after his MMA retirement in 2008, is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate. Miletich discussed the possibility with the Quad-City Times. "A lot of people are fed up with a lot of things that are happening in the country," he told the newspaper. "I'm not a fan of the left, socialist mentality at all."
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Twelve-bout TUF 17 Finale lineup set, includes Casey-Samman, Andrews-Quinlan
With the taped content for "The Ultimate Fighter 17" now in the books, the promotion has released the evening's 12-bout lineup. Among the additions are semifinalists Josh Samman (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Dylan Andrews (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who meet Kevin Casey (5-2 MMA, 0-0 uFC) and Jimmy Quinlan (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), respectively. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale takes place Saturday at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. The evening's main card, featuring a Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen headliner and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 championship fight, airs on FX. Both of those fights take place one the FUEL TV-broadcast preliminary card. Additional fights involving "TUF 17" cast members include Robert "Bubba" McDaniel (20-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Gilbert Smith (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the night's FX-aired main card, as well as Luke Barnatt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Collin Hart (4-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Clint Hester (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. "TUF 16" contestant Bristol Marunde (12-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who makes his official UFC debut.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 12:11AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Dave Herman passes drug test, reinstated to fight in UFC
As Matt Mitrione prepares for a forced layoff from the octagon, another UFC heavyweight is set to return.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 8:59PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Frank Mir says Daniel Cormier has a 'false sense of security,' promises to take one of his limbs home
Frank Mirheard Daniel Cormier call him out in front of the world. Mir listened as Cormier plotted his course to the top, a grand plan culminating with a tour at light heavyweight to take Jon Jones' belt.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 7:51PM by prophecy033 - 13 comments
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Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen is in the 'promote fight' business, I’m in the 'remain champion' business
Jon Jones spent over a month isolated in Las Vegas filmingThe Ultimate Fighter 17. In that time, daily interactions with Chael Sonnen became the norm.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 7:42PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Exclusive Interview: Tom Watson talks possible opponents and much more
Tom 'Kong' Watson talks about making his UFC debut, winning 2 bonuses against Nedkov. He also gives his views on TRT, who he would like to face next and UFC on Fuel TV 9.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 6:34PM by Rabi - 2 comments
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Iliarde Santos in for Marcos Vinicius, meets Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 8
Promotional newcomer Iliarde Santos (27-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will fill in for an injured Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) against Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) next month in Brazil. The two Brazilians will meet in a bantamweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC on FX 8. UFC officials late Monday announced the change. Vinicius was reported out this past week, but the UFC had not named his replacement until Monday.
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 11:29AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Undefeated in Seven Pro Fights, Sergio Pettis Anxious to Join His Brother in the UFC
Last month’s RFA show was supposed to be a coming out for Roufusport featherweightSergio “Phenom” Pettis, but an injury to his opponent forced him off the card. Thankfully, Pettis was able to get onto the NAFC card the following week and showed no signs of a letdown as he defeated Josh Robinson via unanimous decision, raising his record to 7-0.
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 11:29PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Rashad Evans shrugs off retirement talk prior to UFC 161 fight with Henderson
Retirement isn't imminent for ex-UFC champion Rashad Evans, nor was it prior to his UFC 156 fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 11:25PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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MMA love rediscovered, Jamie Varner interested in UFC bout with Diego Sanchez
Jamie Varner is caught in what he calls "purgatory" right now. He's ready for a fight, but he's got nothing booked. There are fights he's interested in if they work out, though – largely thanks to rediscovering his love of MMA.
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 10:28PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Mitrione: Fallon Fox is a 'disgusting freak'
Matt Mitrione calls transgender fighter Fallon Fox a "disgusting freak" among other insults during an appearance on The MMA Hour.
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 6:38PM by prophecy033 - 30 comments
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Mitrione suspended after breach of code of conduct
The UFC says that Matt Mitrione has been suspended after his tirade of transphobic comments on The MMA Hour regarding transgender fighter Fallon Fox.
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 6:29PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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Exclusive Interview: Brad Pickett 2 days after FOTN performance against Mike Easton
Brad talks exclusively to MMA Mental 2 days after his FOTN the win over Mike Easton, he talks about his performance, he also looks back at his journey and growth in MMA, from the small shows in the UK to the UFC. He also gives his views on Conor McGregor and who he would like to fight next.
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 6:15PM by Rabi - 4 comments
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