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Jones Manager Says Jon Violation Not PED Related
(entimports.com)
The sport’s pound-for-pound best fighter was removed from his UFC 200 headliner against Daniel Cormier for a USADA drug policy violation, and the world went ablaze.
Submitted Jul 7, 2016 1:15PM by george112 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez vows to fight smarter after concerns about brain injury
(sports.yahoo.com)
Sanchez decided to visit the Cerebrum Health Center in Dallas before his fight in March against Jim Miller and find out if there’s extensive damage that could impair his motor functions and memory. “I went to get checked out because I had been hit in the head several times in my career,” Sanchez said to Yahoo Sports. “I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get my brain checked out and make sure nothing is going wrong there.”
Submitted Jul 7, 2016 1:06AM by tallica62 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Jon Jones notified of potential anti-doping violation, UFC 200 main event with Cormier off
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – One of the biggest rematches in UFC history has been scrapped just three days before the event. In a blockbuster announcement, UFC President Dana White tonight said the UFC 200 main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim champ Jon Jones is off the card.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 11:54PM by xdanish020 - 69 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Tony Martin injured, UFC on FOX 20 replacement search underway
(mmajunkie.com)
A replacement search is underway after Tony Martin was recently forced off this month’s UFC on FOX 20 fight card. A UFC official today told MMAjunkie that a neck injury has forced Martin (10-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) out of the network-televised event. His opponent, Michel Prazeres (19-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), now awaits a new foe.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 3:49PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joseph Gigliotti signs with UFC; Josh Clark meets Trevin Giles in new RFA 41 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has a new middleweight on its roster, which has forced a change to the RFA 41 main event later this month. Joseph Gigliotti (7-0) has signed with the UFC, the RFA announced late Tuesday, which has taken him out of his headliner against Trevin Giles (6-0). In Gigliotti’s place, Josh Clark (9-2) will step in to fight Giles in the main event.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 3:45PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Solemn Jon Jones gives update on his mother's battle with diabetes
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC interim light heavyweight's mother Camille will be back home in upstate New York on the mend following surgery to have part of her leg removed due to complications from diabetes. Jones made the sad revelation about his mother's health after UFC 197 and explained it further at a recent UFC media lunch. Jones, 28, said his mother has struggled with diabetes for years and it has begun to have a noticeable affect on her health, including loss of eye sight and part of her leg having to be amputated. Jones said Camille is currently in training for a prosthetic and is doing better than she was back in April during UFC 197 fight week.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 4:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eddie Alvarez: 'I don't believe in over-training'
(mmafighting.com)
Thursday, Eddie Alvarez will attempt to make history by becoming the first fighter to win both UFC and Bellator gold when he challenges reigning UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. This past weekend, Alvarez spoke with Bas Rutten and Mauro Ranallo on Inside MMA about his upcoming fight with RDA and how he matches up with the champion. "I think he's overly aggressive. That works against guys who have the ability to be bullied and who won't fight back. I think that's the wrong approach to go about this fight with. If he does that and decides to go that route, I think he's gonna bring the dog out in me and this could end up being bad."
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 1:22PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC star Conor McGregor appears naked on the cover of ESPN the Magazine's annual 'Body Issue.'
(rollingstone.com)
On July 6th, ESPN the Magazine releases its eighth edition of the "Body Issue" for online consumption (July 8th for those of you who still enjoy picking up a hard copy). A total of 19 athletes will be represented in the issue – known for presenting strong types in vulnerable ways – and here's a sneak peek at MMA star Conor McGregor's body-baring cover photo. Never shy, this was McGregor's first interview following his April 19th tweet suggesting that he was retiring early, and he explained some of his mental tactics.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 1:18PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones says he hasn't been intimidated by opponent since 'Rampage' Jackson
(mmafighting.com)
Jon Jones is as confident in his skillset as anyone. For good reason. He's the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world and arguably the best of all time. That doesn't mean, though, that he hasn't been worried going into a fight. Lately, he has been free of those fears. But Jones said at a recent media lunch that the last time an opponent truly concerned him was Quinton Jackson.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 1:10PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miesha Tate says 'mentality' is a 'big weakness' for Amanda Nunes
(mmafighting.com)
Miesha Tate's biggest asset might be her iron will. She's the kind of fighter who lets her arm nearly snap before tapping. The kind of warrior who comes back in a title fight despite being down on the cards and finishes in the final round. The UFC women's bantamweight champion does not see the same grit and determination in Amanda Nunes, her UFC 200 opponent.
Submitted Jul 5, 2016 12:09PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Abreu informed of potential USADA anti-doping violation following out-of-competition test
Two-time UFC middleweight veteran Ricardo Abreu has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample. UFC officials today announced the finding after being informed of the result by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. “USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case,” the statement read. “It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
Submitted Jul 3, 2016 5:39PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Newcomers Chase Sherman, Justin Ledet set for UFC Fight Night 92 in Salt Lake City
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s debut in Utah in August appears to have a fight between a pair of debuting heavyweights. Ads by ZINC According to Titan FC, Titan veteran Chase Sherman (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been released from the promotion so he could sign with the UFC. And per a report from The MMA Kings on Twitter, his opponent at UFC Fight Night 92 will be fellow newcomer Justin Ledet (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC officials have not yet made a announcement of the signings or the matchup. Sherman is a heavyweight; Ledet has been fighting at light heavyweight.
Submitted Jul 2, 2016 11:40PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Daniel Omielanczuk tests positive for meldonium, won't be provisionally suspended
(mmafighting.com)
The wave of meldonium positive drug tests has hit the UFC. Daniel Omielanczuk, a heavyweight competitor, tested positive for the prohibited substance in a recent out-of-competition test and has been notified of a potential anti-doping policy violation by USADA, the UFC announced Friday. Omielanczuk, though, will not be provisionally suspended due to continual questions about the drug. The Polish fighter will still face Alexey Oleinik at UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. McDonald on July 13 in Sioux Falls.
Submitted Jul 2, 2016 9:58AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA lifts Islam Makhachev's provisional suspension, still investigating drug-test failure
(mmafighting.com)
Islam Makhachev can return to UFC action, MMA Fighting has learned. USADA has lifted Makhachev's provisional suspension, but the UFC's anti-doping partner will continue to investigate his failed drug test, according to Makhachev's manager Ali Abdel-Aziz. That means Makhachev is free to compete in the Octagon while the rest of the adjudication process is going on. FOX Sports was the first to report the news. MMA Fighting confirmed the information with USADA.
Submitted Jul 2, 2016 9:56AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
C.B. Dollaway headed to light heavyweight, booked for UFC 203
(bloodyelbow.com)
C.B. Dolloway will fight at 205 when he meets Francimar Barroso at UFC 203, in Cleveland, on September 10. In desperate search for a win, C.B. Dollaway will look for a new result in the light heavyweight division, when he meets Francimar Barroso at UFC 203, as Combate reported. Currently on a three-fight skid, losing to the likes of Nate Marquardt, Michael Bisping and Lyoto Machida, Dollaway (15-8) hasn't had his hand raised since an unanimous decision win over Francis Carmont in May 2014. The change marks the first time he will try his luck at 205. Barroso (18-5) is coming off a submission loss to Nikita Krylov that snapped a two-fight winning streak over Elvis Mutapcic and Ryan Jimmo. The Brazilian could also be fighting for his job, as the UFC is not known for keeping grinders like himself around for too long after they start losing matches.
Submitted Jul 1, 2016 6:29PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 'verbally agreed' for October event
(sportv.globo.com)
It seems Dan Henderson's campaign actually worked, as undisclosed sources close to Brazilian outlet, , claim there is a verbal agreement on the rematch between Hendo and the current UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, scheduled for an event in October.
Submitted Jul 1, 2016 4:42PM by Five-Alive - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following pregnancy, Alexis Davis ready to return to UFC
(mmafighting.com)
New mother Alexis Davis is ready to resume her fighting career. Davis (17-6), who gave birth to a boy earlier this year, is back to full-time training and is hoping to fight again before the end of the year, according to her manager Mike Roberts.
Submitted Jul 1, 2016 2:51PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Artem Lobov vs. Chris Avila targeted for UFC 202
(mmafighting.com)
At UFC 202, the Diaz vs. McGregor rivalry will extend beyond the main event. The UFC is working towards adding a featherweight fight between Artem Lobov and Chris Avila to the Aug. 20 card, MMA Fighting has learned. The booking is an interesting one because Lobov is a good friend and training partner of McGregor, while Avila is a protégé of the Diaz brothers. Of course, McGregor vs. Nate Diaz is the main event of UFC 202.
Submitted Jul 1, 2016 11:25AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Jacare’ Souza calls George St. Pierre a ‘chicken’, vows to break his neck if he moves up to middleweight
(mmafighting.com)
It’s still unclear who will get the first crack at UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, and Ronaldo Souza is pissed off with the possibility of being left aside one more time. "Jacare" underwent knee surgery after beating Vitor Belfort on May 14, and told MMA Fighting on Wednesday that he’s good to go whenever the UFC calls. "I can guarantee you that I’m physically better than anyone in the middleweight division today," Souza said. "I’m training, running, jumping. I’m healthier and physically better than anyone in this division.
Submitted Jun 30, 2016 4:47PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Means to face Sean Strickland at UFC 202
(mmafighting.com)
Tim Means returns to the UFC Octagon Aug. 20 at UFC 202. According to a report from The Albuquerque Journal, Means will face Sean Strickland in a welterweight tilt at the event. UFC officials have confirmed the fight. Means most recently fought in December of 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80, where he knocked out John Howard. Means was then scheduled to face Donald Cerrone Feb. 21 in the main event of Pittsburgh's UFC Fight Night 83 but was removed from the event after being flagged for a potential USADA violation. Following a settlement, Means' suspension was reduced to six months, clearing him to fight in August.
Submitted Jun 30, 2016 4:46PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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