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UFC on Versus 5: Dan Hardy combats three-fight skid by losing weight and getting a haircut
(mmamania.com)
Who needs takedown defense when you can get a $12 makeover at Supercuts? After three consecutive losses inside the Octagon, British striker Dan Hardy knows it's time to do whatever it takes to get back into the win column. That's why he's lightening his load, so to speak, as he heads into his UFC on Versus 5 scrap against Chris Lytle at the Bradley Center on Aug. 14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 1:21PM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welterweight John Howard Released from the UFC Following Loss at UFC on Versus 4
(mmaweekly.com)
John Howard is the latest casualty from recent losses in the UFC as the Massachusetts’ fighter has been released from the promotion. Howard’s manager Malki Kawa of First Round Management confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. Going 4-3 during his time with the UFC, Howard has been an exciting fighter with true fire power in his hands, picking up wins over names like Dennis Hallman and Daniel Roberts along the way.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 1:13PM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon, ‘If the UFC Wants Me to Fight Melvin Guillard, then Let’s Do It’
(mmaweekly.com)
Challenge extended. And if the UFC wants it to happen, challenge accepted. Just days after UFC lightweight title contender Melvin Guillard offered up the name of Joe Lauzon as a possible opponent so he could fight at UFC 136 in Houston, he has an answer.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 9:15AM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Finalist Andre Winner Released from the UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
The cluttered UFC lightweight division is a brutal place to work following the integration of the WEC roster, and inevitably there will be cuts based on performance and results. The latest lightweight to have been released is British Rough House fighter Andre Winner who exits the promotion following his loss to Anthony Njokuani at UFC 132 – it marks his third in a row.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 9:14AM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit Exclusive: I Want To Avenge Jake Shields Loss From Rumble On The Rock.
(sbnation.com)
UFC 132 competitor and top welterweight Carlos Condit tells MMA Nation on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, DC that while a title shot may be the prize he covets the most, a rematch to avenge his 2006 loss to Jake Shields is also a top priority.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 11:41PM by Lesnar1 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manny Gamburyan on Tyson Griffin, ‘I Still Believe I Won the Fight’
(mmaweekly.com)
Manny Gamburyan suffered his second loss in a row when he dropped a unanimous decision to Xtreme Couture standout Tyson Griffin at UFC on Versus 4 in Pittsburgh. While Griffin emerged victorious, some observers felt that Gamburyan had done enough to get the victory after scoring several takedowns in the fight.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 11:21PM by Lesnar1 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: It looked like Ryan Bader froze and choked against Tito Ortiz at UFC 132
(mmamania.com)
Add another to the growing list of his employees that UFC President Dana White has accused of choking. During a recent appearance on the Opie and Anthony Show, the conversation turned to the Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader fight that went down on July 2 at UFC 132 and while White was complimentary of Ortiz, he wasn't so nice to Bader.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 3:23PM by pmoney - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melvin Guillard Says He’s the Best at 155 Even Without a Belt, Calls for Fight with Joe Lauzon
(mmaweekly.com)
Melvin Guillard says he’s the best at lightweight even though he doesn’t have a gold belt around his waist, and also has his eyes set on a fight for the UFC 136 card in Houston.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 12:56PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hatsu Hioki meets George Roop at UFC 137 in October
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Sengoku World Victory Road champion Hatsu Hioki will make his U.S. debut on Oct. 29. UFC officials today announced that the Japanese superstar will face scrappy veteran George Roop at UFC 137. Featuring a pay-per-view headliner between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz, UFC 137 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 6:08PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
All Fighters Pass UFC 132 Drug Tests, Nevada to Restart Out-of-Competition Testing
(bloodyelbow.com)
All 15 fighters that were tested for drug by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the UFC 132 card have come back clean, according to Executive Director Keith Kizer in a statement put out by the commission. This means they passes a test for performance enhancing and recreational drugs. The fighters that were tested include main eventers Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber, co-main eventers Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben, Tito Ortiz, Ryan Bader, Carlos Condit, Dennis Siver, Melvin Guillard, Shane Roller, Rafael Dos Anjos, Brian Bowles, Aaron Simpson, Anthony Njokuani and Jeff Hougland. In other news, an infusion of cash has also allowed Nevada to begin out-of-competition testing again, according to Kizer in an interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN: The commission has had the authority to randomly test its athletes since 2008, but financial restrictions have limited its ability to do so since 2009. That changed last month, when Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law a bill that will feed close to $200,000 into the state's program during the next two years. "We have the money this month, so I would be surprised if we didn't do some tests in July," Keith Kizer, executive director of NSAC, told ESPN.com. "Each test runs right around $200, so when it's all said and done, we'll test a pretty good chunk."
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 5:55PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Bantamweight Star Miguel Torres Wants Urijah Faber for 'Bragging Rights'
(bloodyelbow.com)
It wasn't all that long ago that Urijah Faber and Miguel Torres were the unquestioned kingpins of the under 145lb MMA world. Faber was the WEC featherweight champ from 2006 to late 2008. Torres was the WEC bantamweight champ from February 2008 to August 2009 and was a staple of top 10 pound-for-pound lists. Now both men are coming off losses in the UFC's bantamweight division. Faber lost a unanimous decision to champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 132 and Torres dropped a decision to Demetrious Johnson at UFC 130.
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 1:43PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia's Manager Says He'll Return at UFC 136
(bloodyelbow.com)
Demian Maia's hopes at another title shot took a huge shot when he dropped unanimous decision to Mark Munoz at UFC 131, but he will be returning fairly soon. In fact, he's targeting UFC 136 on October 8th in Houston, TX.
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 2:02AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shields-Ellenberger Cemented as UFC Fight Night 25 Headliner
(sherdog.com)
A welterweight clash between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger will headline UFC Fight Night 25, the promotion announced on Friday.
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 1:48AM by Lesnar1 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 136's Brian Stann expects pre-fight respect from Chael Sonnen.
(mmajunkie.com)
Three weeks ago, an email showed up in Brian Stann's inbox – from Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Sonnen had two buddies that were military veterans and struggling to find a job. Stann (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC), a former Marine who presides over Hire Heroes USA, a not-for-profit that finds jobs for veterans, immediately offered help.
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 1:32AM by Lesnar1 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Why did Junior Dos Santos ditch Ed Soares?
(mmamania.com)
UFC heavyweight number one contender Junior Dos Santos tells MMAmania's own Eduardo Cruz (via Fighters Only) that he'll no longer be passing through the Black House facility in California since he is no longer a Tough Media client under Ed Soares. However, the Brazilian bomber doesn't expect any changes to his training camp or pre-fight preparations as he's still aligned with Team Nogueira and his original sparring partners.
Submitted Jul 8, 2011 6:36PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC to Release DVD Detailing Feud Between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like the UFC has moved into the documentary business. The company will be releasing a DVD on August 30th that details the long-running feud between former friends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz called Bad Blood.
Submitted Jul 8, 2011 6:14PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rodrigo 'Big Nog' Nogueira on Dana White: 'He's Not a God
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC President Dana White didn't wait very long to voice his opinion that Wanderlei Silva shouldn't fight again after Silva's KO loss to Chris Leben at UFC 132. That didn't sit very well with another Brazilian legend who's on the downward slope of his own career, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Nogueira spoke to Brazil's R7 Esportes (translated by Tom Mendes): "I think he was unfortunate with his comments. They're idols of the sport, (Dana's) not a God who decides on everyone's career. I loved the fact that Tito Ortiz won his last fight. You see that these people were not champions for nothing. Ortiz, Wanderlei and Fedor were top fighters for a reason. But Dana White can't decide that, he'll have to eat his words regarding Tito (laughs)"
Submitted Jul 8, 2011 3:52PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Lawlor Injured, Off UFC on Versus 5 Card, Ed Herman Now Faces Kyle Noke
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kyle Noke was scheduled to face Tom Lawlor at UFC on Versus 5 in a solid middleweight bout. Unfortunately, an injury has forced Lawlor off the card. The Telegraph is now reporting that Lawlor's replacement will be Ed Herman, making for a fight that is just as, if not more, interesting. Noke is currently riding a five fight win streak, dating back to his February 2008 KO loss to Scott Smith. He also appeared on The Ultimate Fighter, where he lost to Kris McCray. Since the TUF stint, Noke has gone 3-0 in UFC bouts, finishing each in under two rounds.
Submitted Jul 8, 2011 9:04AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck to Fight at 185 in Return Fight?
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck has been out of action ever since Georges St. Pierre broke his orbital bone in their welterweight title matchup at UFC 124 last December. He has been unable to train due to the injury, and told Dana White in one of his video blogs that he even had numbness on that side of his face close to three months after the surgery. But it appears he's finally ready to make his comeback, and for some reason he's leading people to believe that it's going to be at 185 pounds at UFC 138 in San Jose, for one fight only. Here's what he tweeted today: did ask for my next fight to be nov 19 in san jose at 185 :) RT @dethrone @joshkoscheck who you asking to fight next? FYI I only want 1 fight at 185 then back to WW. :) just something real fun for the fans.
Submitted Jul 7, 2011 7:37PM by Shawn91111 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 136: Chael Sonnen opens as -215 favorite over Brian Stann
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite what will be a 14-month layoff due to out-of-the-cage issues, Chael Sonnen has been tapped a sizable favorite over Brian Stann. As MMAjunkie.com reported on Wednesday, Sonnen and Stann have agreed to meet at UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 in Houston. Today, noted oddsmaker Joey Oddessa told MMAjunkie.com Radio he's opened the line with Sonnen as a -215 favorite and Stann a +175 underdog.
Submitted Jul 7, 2011 4:51PM by FastKnockout - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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