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Anti-doping chief: UFC may steer away from Texas after Cortney Casey cleared of wrongdoing
According to the UFC’s anti-doping czar, Cortney Casey has been cleared of wrongdoing both by a WADA-accredited lab and a testing laboratory hired by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation after she failed a post-fight drug test at UFC 211, which took place May 13 in Dallas. After an initial test by a laboratory hired by the commission revealed a testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio slightly higher than 4-1, Casey’s “B” sample came back negative for banned substances and synthetic testosterone, Jeff Novitzky, the promotion’s VP of athlete health and performance, told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jun 24, 2017 12:27PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC Oklahoma City Weigh-In Results - Johny Hendricks Misses Weight
Main Card (FS1) -Michael Chiesa (155) vs. Kevin Lee (156) -Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Johny Hendricks (188)* -Felice Herrig (115) vs. Justine Kish (116) -Joachim Christensen (206) vs. Dominick Reyes (205) -Tim Means (171) vs. Alex Garcia (171) -BJ Penn (146) vs. Dennis Siver (146) Preliminary Card (FS2) -Clay Guida (156) vs. Erik Koch (155) -Vitor Miranda (186) vs. Marvin Vettori (185) -Carla Esparza (116) vs. Maryna Moroz (115) -Devin Powell (155) vs. Darrell Horcher (155) Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) -Jared Gordon (149) vs. Michel Quinones (145)* -Tony Martin (156) vs. Johnny Case (156) -Josh Stansbury (206) vs. Jeremy Kimball (204) *Johny Hendricks and Jared Gordon missed weight
Submitted Jun 24, 2017 12:23PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
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Tecia Torres replaces Amanda Ribas, fights Juliana Lima at TUF 25 Finale on July 7
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sending Tecia Torres to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal, scheduled for Fri., July 7, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s because strawweight newcomer Amanda Ribas was flagged for a potential doping violation and yanked from her 115-pound showdown against Juliana Lima, who now battles “Tiny Tornado” on the FOX Sports 1 telecast.
Submitted Jun 24, 2017 2:56AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Lina Lansberg Injured; Leslie Smith Now Faces Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night 113
Leslie Smith has a new opponent at UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow. Promotion officials announced Thursday that Octagon newcomer Amanda Oliveira de Lemos will replace the injured Lina Lansberg and face Smith at the July 16 event. UFC Fight Night 113 takes place at the SSE Hydro Arena and is headlined by a welterweight duel between Gunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Submitted Jun 22, 2017 11:30AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Christian Colombo’s Injury Prevents Return at UFC Long Island
Christian Colombo (8-2-1) was re-scheduled to face Polish fighter Damian Grabowski (20-4) at the UFC on FOX 25 in Long Island card on July 22, but the Dane still isn’t ready. “The fight is off, the knee is still not good” says Godzilla to MMAViking.com. The bout was first scheduled for the UFC in Sweden 5 on May 28th, in a fight in nearby Stockholm. However, both fighters had injuries, and the heavyweight bout was pushed back to the UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum. Now it won’t be happening for the second time.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 11:13PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Offer extended to transfer UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes to brain trauma center in Atlanta
Illinois State Police continue to investigate a truck-train crash that left UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hospitalized. Officers from the Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit hope to speak to Hughes to find out what happened when his truck was struck last Friday by a train on Beeler Trail in Montgomery County, Ill.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 12:01PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade official for UFC 213
A bout expected to take place in 2014 will instead become reality three years later when Rob Font (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) faces Douglas Silva de Andrade (24-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 213. UFC officials recently confirmed the contest, which was first reported by Brazilian outlet Combate.com.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 11:55AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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USADA hands UFC's George Sullivan 1-year suspension for 2nd anti-doping offense
UFC welterweight George Sullivan has been sanctioned for his second anti-doping offense by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, receiving a one-year term for a banned substance and its metabolite.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 11:52AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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John Makdessi steps in to fight Sage Northcutt at UFC 214 after Claudio Puelles pulls out
UFC officials today announced a shuffle to UFC 214’s fight card that will pair Sage Northcutt against veteran John Makdessi in a lightweight bout. Northcutt (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) previously was scheduled to face Claudio Puelles (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw from the event, which takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The bout order for UFC 214 has not been set, but main card fights air live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 20, 2017 10:47PM by JLS - 10 comments
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Gokhan Saki plans on fighting for UFC title in 2018, vows to ‘knock the f*ck out of’ foes
Gokhan Saki, he of 100 kickboxing matches, doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who picks opponents. That will carry over into the UFC, he told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’ll fight everybody,” Saki said “The biggest, the smallest, the heaviest. Same weight. For me, I really don’t care who I’m gonna fight. I’m only really interested in myself. I don’t really care about other fighters. Sooner or later, I’m going to knock the f*ck out of them anyway. So, the order doesn’t matter to me.”
Submitted Jun 18, 2017 11:05PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor odds released for fight, PPV sales
The so-called “fight of the century” between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is also going to be one of the most bet on sporting events of the year. The fight, which takes place on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is captivating for gamblers given the odd nature of the set-up. Mayweather is 49-0 as a boxer, while McGregor is making his professional boxing debut — yet because of his dominance in the UFC bettors are jumping on him as an +400 underdog.
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 2:12PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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UFC Fight Night 111 bonuses: You know Holly Holm's sick kick was worth $50,000
Holly Holm, Ulka Sasaki, Li Jingliang and Frank Camacho each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event. Holm and Sasaki earned “Performance of the Night” honors, while Jingliang and Camacho won “Fight of the Night.”
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Cyborg vs. Anderson for title at UFC 214 close to finalization
The UFC made a decision to add a women’s featherweight division when it appeared that Cris Cyborg, who had been brought in to drop weight to fight the then seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey, was not going to be able to do so. However, Cyborg needed time to recover from the brutal weight cuts. So the UFC went forward without her, matching up Germaine de Randamie, who was outside the top 10 at bantamweight, with Holy Holm, who was on a two-fight losing streak at 135. GDR won and holds the title, for now.
Submitted Jun 16, 2017 11:13PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather happening Aug. 26 in Las Vegas
Fast on the heels of an approved event request to the Nevada boxing commission, the much-ballyhooed meeting between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set to go down. Citing a “well-placed source,” Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole today wrote that the bout will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, the date approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:06PM by grappler0000 - 21 comments
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Dooho Choi injured, but Andre Fili still plans to fight at UFC 214
An intriguing featherweight bout between Dooho Choi and Andre Fili won’t be happening at UFC 214. However, Fili still plans to fight at the event. Fili (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) today tweeted that Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) can’t make the July 29 pay-per-view event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.:
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:51PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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T.J. Dillashaw questions the legitimacy of Cody Garbrandt’s back injury
At the beginning of this year, the UFC announced that bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be defending his belt against former champion and training partner T.J. Dillashaw. It was to be a good, old-fashioned grudge match and the UFC built its most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter around the beef between the coaches, leading up to their title fight at UFC 213 this summer.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:49PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Jon Jones' Mother Passes Away After Battle With Diabetes
Jon Jones‘ mother, Camille, passed away on Sunday following her battle with diabetes. She was 55 years of age. Jon’s brother Arthur, a lineman in the National Football League, posted on Instagram, confirming his mother’s passing.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:28AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Dana White responds to DJ, says McGregor is the pound-for-pound best
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson made a stand this week against the organization, and now UFC president Dana White has fired back. Johnson, the current No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter on the UFC’s official rankings, released an explosive, lengthy statement Monday in which the flyweight champion accused the UFC of widespread “mistreatment and bullying” and criticized the promotion for a variety of issues, ranging from White’s negotiating tactics for Johnson’s next fight — a bout that could see Johnson break the all-time record for consecutive title defenses set by Anderson Silva — to the UFC’s handling of the flyweight division altogether. Johnson then elaborated on those issues in a wide-ranging interview Monday on The MMA Hour.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 10:52PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Night 110 bonuses: Finishes by Ben Nguyen, Dan Hooker earn them $50K
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Mark Hunt, Derrick Lewis, Ben Nguyen, and Dan Hooker each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 event. Hooker and Nguyen each picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, while Hunt and Lewis took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 110 results: Mark Hunt wins grueling battle vs. Derrick Lewis with 4th-round TKO
A heavyweight fight that on paper looked like a slugfest turned into a battle of cardiovascular strength. Mark Hunt (13-11-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) took Derrick Lewis’ (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) best shots and chased him around the cage, doling out repeated shots to the body and legs until Lewis tired and slumped in exhaustion at the 3:51 mark of the fourth round.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 1:57AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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