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Matt Hughes Talks New UFC Executive Role and Comparisons to Johny Hendricks
Upon retiring from fighting, Matt Hughes took on an entirely new role as the UFC Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations. Much like his pioneering role as a fighter in the cage, Hughes is now learning on the job outside of the cage, trying to figure out how he can best help the newer fighters coming into the sport prepare for the various aspects of their career outside of actually fighting...
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 8:54AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Healy, Nurmagomedov verbally agree to meet at UFC 165
http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/7/21/4543930/pat-healy-khabib-nurmagomedov-verbally-agree-to-meet-at-ufc-165 Good fight. Thoughts? (Also, I don't really know why I suck at adding a web link. Sorry guys .)
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 8:05PM by mk1630 - 15 comments
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Joao Zeferino drops to welterweight, meets Kenny Robertson at UFC Fight Night 28
The "Brazilian Samurai" Joao Zeferino has dropped back down to his natural weight class to take on tricky wrestle-grappler Kenny Robertson.
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 6:51PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Hector Lombard on move to 170: 'If it were to be up to me, I would stay at 185'
Hector Lombard will make the drop to 170 pounds when he meets Nate Marquardt at UFC 166 in Houston on Oct. 19. But the former Bellator middleweight champion isn't afraid to admit the move wasn't his first choice. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, the Cuban-born former Olympic judoka said he's making the move at the UFC's suggestion...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:26PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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The economics of UFC fight-night bonuses
Say you're a first-time UFC fighter. A stretch for most of us, I know, but bear with me. Say you built up a nice record on regional MMA events, stayed motivated and hungry and constantly in shape, then you got the call. You're going to make your debut on the preliminary portion of a UFC pay-per-view. This is your big chance. And your pay for this big chance? $8,000 to show and another $8,000 to win. Not exactly a jackpot, but it's a start. Then again, once you factor in taxes and management and the cost of your own training camp just to get to this point, you might be lucky if you have enough left over to get you to the next fight...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:16PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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UFC Fight Night 28 headliner Glover Teixeira: 'I'm ready to fight for the title'
While he's had just four fights in the UFC, Glover Teixeira's incredible power and craft submission skills have already made him a top contender in the promotion's light-heavyweight division. While the humble 33-year-old hasn't yet pressed the issue, he wants to make sure everyone understands it's not because he's not ready for the challenge...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:15PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
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UFC star Roy Nelson gets into Twitter beef with sponsor
Ultimate Fighter winner Roy Nelson took to social media to express his grievances with a sponsor only for the owner of the apparel company to fire right back. Brent Brookhouse looks into the sponsor's long history of ugly disputes with fighters, customers and business partners.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 1:26PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Mitrione vs. Schaub moved to UFC 165
A heavyweight fight between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub, which was recently removed from UFC on Fox 8, has been rescheduled for UFC 165 in Toronto.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Dana White talks to Maggie Gray on SI Now about fight fixing
After the first round of shots were fired over on ESPN 2, Dana White took Sports Illustrated up on an invitation to appear on their SI Now show with Maggie Gray, and get to the heart of the fight fixing issue... sort of. In an admirable move Sports Illustrated looked to confront their most recent and harshest current critic, Dana White, head on over his dislike of a recent round table discussion on the possibility that UFC 162 was fixed. SI did give Dana his say, but the conversation more or less devolved into bickering over who watched who's product and whether or not SI's panel was generally discussing fight fixing or whether or not the UFC main event was fixed.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 5:44PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
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Mousasi wants Belfort at UFC 168
The former Strikeforce champ thinks his road to UFC gold is paved right down the middle of Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader card announced
The UFC officially announced the card for Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader, which take places Sept. 4 from Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The main card, which will air live on FOX Sports 1, will be headlined by an important light heavyweight bout between top contenders Glover Teixeira (21-2) and Ryan Bader (15-3)...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:37PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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The UFC is His Home, but Leonard Garcia Looking to a Legacy FC Takeover After Changing Camps
Suffering through a five-fight losing streak, former WEC/UFC featherweight Leonard Garcia recognizes what he’s been doing wrong. “I had a couple fights where I had been doing the same thing I’d done before and wasn’t moving forward with things I should have,” he said. “I was relying too much on landing the big punch.” Not only does he feel like he was doing the wrong thing in fights, but also in training, thus Garcia has been working with a new team...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:35PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Daniel Cormier Writes Up Informal Bout Agreement to Roy Nelson for UFC 166, Nelson Signs It
A match-up between undefeated heavyweight Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson has been rumored to be in the works for UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, which takes place on Oct. 19 in Houston, but a deal has not been finalized. Nelson (19-8) tweeted Cormier on Thursday asking what the hold-up is...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 8:42AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
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Dan Henderson withdrew TUE request, discontinued TRT ahead of UFC 161
When the Manitoba Combative Sports Commission recently revealed it didn't grant any therapeutic-use exemptions for June's UFC 161 event, it raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, shouldn't have MMA legend Dan Henderson's name appeared on the list?
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:47PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Jose Maria Tome replaces Phil Harris, meets John Lineker at UFC 163
UFC newcomer Jose Maria Tome reportedly has replaced Phil Harris and will fight fellow flyweight John Lineker next month at UFC 163.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Felipe Arantes replaces Godofredo Pepey, meets Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 28
With Godofredo Pepey forced to bow out of a planned meeting with featherweight Sam Sicilia, Felipe Arantes has agreed to take place at September's "UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader" event.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Clint Hester out at UFC 163, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos
Next month's UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago "Marreta" Santos has stepped in to replace an injured Clint Hester and now meets Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira on the evening's main card.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Mousasi reveals he was offered a fight against Belfort but had to decline
Former Strikeforce champion, Gegard Mousasi came to UFC with the status of being one of the leading names in its category and a cartel of 33 wins and three defeats. And in his UFC debut, he pointed out another positive result, beating Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision. Mousasi has already expressed willingness to face Vitor Belfort , and with the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman marked, the duel gained momentum. The fighter said in an interview with tatami, who wanted to marry the Ultimate UFC BH on the clash, scheduled for September 4, at the Gymnasium Mineirinho. "The truth is: x Weidman Silva II will take place on December 28 at UFC 168. Vitor has to wait for the title shot after all. I know that the UFC wants this fight to happen (Mousasi Belfort x), since I offered it to the UFC BH in September. I could not accept the fight because I went through knee surgery, then it is inevitable that Victor and I are meeting before determining who is the first title challenger. My opinion is that we should also fight at UFC 168, "said Mousasi, commenting on the constant application of the" Phenomenon "to fight for the belt. "It's simple: Vitor and I would fight in the past, before the Affliction, the UFC now. Vitor knows that it is inevitable that we will meet in the Octagon. "
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 7:34PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
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Dana White: No offer made to Nick Diaz
Don't get too excited about Nick Diaz's return to the UFC just yet. A day after Cesar Gracie told BJPenn.com that UFC president Dana White had offered Diaz a return UFC fight, White told MMAFighting.com on Thursday the opposite. "Nobody at the UFC talked to Gracie or anyone else that reps Nick," White wrote via text message. In response to a text message asking who the UFC offered Diaz, Gracie told MMAFighting.com Wednesday night, "Can't tell you." Diaz said he was leaving MMA after his March loss to Georges St-Pierre, unless he was offered a rematch against St-Pierre or a fight against Anderson Silva. However, White said earlier this month following UFC 162 that Diaz has leaning towards returning to the UFC. The 29-year-old Diaz (26-9, 1 NC) is 1-2 since returning to the UFC in 2011.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 4:30PM by Shawn91111 - 12 comments
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